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Get your hands in art with interactive art workshops and demonstrations for adults during
The 2011 Utah Arts Festival June 23–26 on Library Square
Salt Lake City, UT: This year the Utah Arts Festival is offering multiple workshops and demonstrations across artistic genres including glass blowing, knitting, writing, painting and screen printing. Patrons will have the opportunity to sign up for workshops in advance or watch artists create new works on the Festival grounds.
“The best way to learn an artist’s process is by trying it yourself,” says Lisa Sewell Festival Executive Director. “We realized that we have lots of opportunities for children to do art, but few for adults. I want them to get in on the fun too.”
Sewell has brought in Prairie Dog Glass, a mobile glass blowing studio from Santa Fe, New Mexico to be on site every day of the Festival to lead workshops and demonstrations. Artists from The Glass Art Guild of Utah will also demonstrate and offer workshops during the Festival.
Knitters will be featured this year with the Random Acts of Art project. For months leading up to the Festival groups have been meeting to stitch covers for light posts, parking meters and trees. The group has also been working on a larger piece that will be revealed on June 18 to coincide with World-Wide Knit-in-Public Day. During the Festival June 23–26 guests can join the public Knit-in happening in the circle just east of the City & County Building on Washington Square.
Salt Lake Community College’s Community Writing Center will offer literary workshops for adults and children, the Wasatch Iron Pen 24-hour literary marathon and a special workshop on comic book art with artist Richard Jenkins.
In the Urban Arts area of the Festival, Copper Palate Press will be on hand demonstrating the art of printmaking and silk screening. For a small fee, guests bring something of their own to have printed on the spot.
The Utah Watercolor Society will set up inside the Library on the main floor and offer both demonstrations and opportunities for patrons to try their hand at painting.
Glass workshops require pre-registration and a $15 supply fee. Visit uaf.org/glassworkshops to sign up.
The 2011 Utah Arts Festival runs Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26 from noon to 11 p.m. on Library Square, 400 South and 200 East in downtown Salt Lake City.
Adult admission is $10 at the gate, $7 in advance. Children 12 and under are free. Seniors 65 and above are $5. Reduced adult admission is $5 and available from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
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For complete details and to view a webisode featuring Copper Palate Press visit www.uaf.org
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Eugenie Hero Jaffe
Bombshell Music & Media
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