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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

LAWN GNOMES EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT Exhibit @ SL Art Center (SLC: May 13 - June 17)

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2011
Contact: Emily Brunt | emilyb@slartcenter.org | 801.328.4201 x 115

LAWN GNOMES EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT Starts Today!!!
Salt Lake’s Largest-Ever Community Yard Art Extravaganza and Competition
With Bus Tours on May 21

SALT LAKE CITY, UT –Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Hearts Out is on! Presented by Salt Lake Art Center and 337 Project, Salt Lake’s largest-ever community yard art extravaganza opens this morning, May 13, with over 50 lawn sculptures throughout Salt Lake Valley. Both a Free Family Bus Tour and a Party Bus Tour are set for Saturday, May 21. See www.slartcenter.org for maps and information on how to self-tour. Exhibition ends June 17.

Bus tour details:

Tour #1: Free Family Tour
Departs from the Art Center at 2:15 PM on Saturday, May 21
RSVP to Felicia Baca with the # in your party and the names of everyone who wants to be on the bus.
Feliciab@slartcenter.org | 801.328.4201 x122
You must have received a confirmation to claim your spot on the bus! Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour #2: Party Bus
Departs from the Art Center at 4:45 PM on Saturday, May 21
$25 tickets are available for purchase at www.slartcenter.org
Beer,wine, and cheeses from Caputo’s will be served.
Must be 21 or older and have ID to board the bus.

Salt Lake Art Center
Salt Lake Art Center is Utah’s premiere venue for contemporary art. Founded in 1931 and now located in the heart of Salt Lake City, the Art Center exhibits groundbreaking work by leading local and international artists. Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf, and Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibition. Current exhibitions include Robert Fontenot’s The Place This Is, a conceptual exploration of the stories and histories of Utah and America through materials commonly associated with the domestic realm; The International Sculpture Center Students Awards, showcasing diverse and innovative sculptures from the best young artists working today; and Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Hearts Out, the community yard art extravaganza designed to move contemporary art outside the four walls of the gallery and into places where people work, live, and play. Opening June 11, the Art Center presents site-specific creations by the California artist collective Fallen Fruit. The Art Center rounds out its offerings with a lively mix of award-winning educational programs, film screenings, panel discussions, and events celebrating Salt Lake’s vibrant local art scene. www.slartcenter.org

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Emily Brunt
Director of Communications, Salt Lake Art Center
801.328.4201 x115 m: 801.232.7362 | emilyb@slartcenter.org | www.slartcenter.org
20 South West Temple | Salt Lake City, UT 84101
facebook.com/saltlakeartcenter | @slartcenter | Tue-Thu & Sat 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Fri 11 AM to 9 PM

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