February 24, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT DEREK DYER
UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES CONNECT ARTIST EVENTS.
The Utah Arts Alliance (UAA) presents Connect a free monthly event held for artists, art enthusiasts and anyone interested in meeting with people who are a part of creative communities. A casual “meet-and-greet” atmosphere where artists can meet others in their field, showcase select pieces from their portfolio, learn from their peers and vote for their favorite pieces of art that evening.
Friday, March 11 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Utah Arts Alliance
2191 South 300 West #1b
SLC Utah 84115
Featuring Special Guest artist Anthony Granato will be giving a presentation on his work and experiences becoming a full time independent professional artist. For more on Granato visit www.anthonygranato.com .
The purpose of Connect is to build an empowered art community by providing a place that will allow artists and the community to connect. Artist's Connect is about bringing together artists, art enthusiasts and the community, creating dialog and educational opportunities and awarding funding to artists through a peer review process.
The Connect Artists Events take place the 2nd Friday of each month. Each event runs from 7:00- 9:00pm. The Utah Arts Alliance assigns a theme for each event (film, mixed media, painting, etc.) This months theme is Painting. At the beginning of the second hour, a professional in the field of the theme speaks for 15 minutes on tools and tricks of the industry.
Vote for Artist Grants!! - Everyone in attendance will be able to vote for his or her favorite piece of art (each artist may bring in a maximum of three pieces to be shown at each event.) It is encouraged that artists, who bring art to feature, will bring the type of art featured in that night’s theme. The artists who earn the most votes in one year will be awarded grant money. All works, even if they do not correlate to the theme of the event, will be eligible for the vote.
Connect is a Program of the Utah Arts Alliance a non-profit 501c3 organization.
The Utah Arts Alliance is funded in part by Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks Program, Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City Arts Council and the George S and Dolores Dore’ Eccles Foundation.
Derek E Dyer
Executive Director, Utah Arts Alliance
2191 South 300 West # 1
SLC UT 84115