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Monday, August 29, 2011

Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) introduces its 2011-2012 Ring Around the Rose Season

Repertory Dance Theatre's
Ring Around the Rose
2011-2012 Season

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W Broadway)
Tickets: $5, through artTix, 801-355-ARTS

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) introduces its 2011-2012 Season

Ring Around The Rose is a wiggle friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. All shows begin at 11:00am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, SLC. Shows are $5 (kids 2 and under are free).

Repertory Dance Theatre
September 10, 2011 Black Box Theatre
How do you like to have fun? Hiking, running, biking, making friends, exercising, reading, drawing, playing games, helping people, exploring? Join RDT dancers as they take you on a movement adventure and invite you to make a dance that is fun to watch and fun to do.

African Drums
October 8, 2011 Black Box Theatre
Learn some dance moves, pick up a new beat, and really show your stuff in our most hands on show of the year!

Tanner Dance
November 12, 2011 Jeanne Wagner Theatre
Celebrate the art of modern dance as some of Utah's most talented young dancers take the stage!

Magic With A Flair
December 10, 2011 Black Box Theatre
Christopher Fair returns with even more tricks up his sleeve in his popular magic show for kids!

Ballet West
January 14, 2012 Jeanne Wagner Theatre
What is it really like to be a ballet dancer? Ballet West shows you in one of our biggest shows of the year!

Samba Fogo
February 11, 2012 Black Box Theatre
Learn all about Brazilian dances and rhythms with the dancers of Samba Fogo!

Kid Fiddlers
March 10, 2012 Jeanne Wagner Theatre
Last Ring season this talented young fiddling group had th entire audience clapping and stamping to the beat!

Youth Theatre at the U
April 14, 2012 Black Box Theatre
Utah's premier young actor training program performs musical theatre hits!

Janet Gray Studios
May 12, 2012 Black Box Theatre
Experience the look and sounds of Tap/Percussive Dance as young talented performers dance the beat!

Ring Around The Rose is supported in part by: The Utah Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Union Pacific Foundation, and the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks Program.

For more info visit rdtutah.org

About Repertory Dance Theatre

Since 1966, Repertory Dance Theatre has been dedicated to the creation, performance, perpetuation and appreciation of modern dance. More info about programs and performances can be found at www.rdtutah.org.

Dr. Charles Payne to speak at City Library on September 11


Media Contact:
Julianne Hancock
E: jhancock@slcpl.org
P: 801.819.3763

Dr. Charles Payne to speak at City Library on September 11
Author, professor to speak on building movements that result in a more inclusive society

August 24, 2011 – SALT LAKE CITY – Dr. Charles Payne, author and Frank P. Hixon Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, will speak about movements that have ensured the principle of pluralistic values in society on September 11 at the Main Library.

The lecture is part of the City Library’s four-day conference, Cultural and Religious Pluralism Today: Building Civility & Unity.

Many members of the American Civil Rights movement were deeply committed to the principle that pluralistic values are most likely to thrive in societies where everyday citizens are deeply involved in civic life rather than depending on leaders, even democratically elected ones. This talk, titled “Strong People Don’t Need Strong Leaders: Building Movements from the Bottom-Up,” will examine the thinking and work of these activists, including the impact they had on other democratizing movements (such as the student power movement, the anti-war movement, the Chicano and Native American movements, and modern feminism) resulting in a society that gave more space to previously excluded groups. This talk will also explore contemporary forms of the politics of empowerment, some of them directly traceable to the Civil Rights movement.

Dr. Payne’s lecture is generously sponsored by the Interreligious Engagement Initiative, Utah Valley University; and the Utah Humanities Council. A public reception will follow.

For more information on Dr. Payne’s talk and other events at the conference, visit www.slcpl.org/pluralism.

About Charles M. Payne:
Payne is the Frank P. Hixon Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. His interests include urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history. His most recent books are So Much Reform, So Little Change (Harvard Education Publishing Group, 2008) which examines the persistence of failure in urban schools, and an anthology, Teach Freedom: The African American Tradition of Education For Liberation (Teachers College Press, 2008), which is concerned with Freedom School-like education. With the support of the Carnegie Scholar’s Program, he is doing a study of how school reform dialogue in other countries compares to the American situation.

Communications Manager | Salt Lake City Public Library
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JOB: General Manager @ KRCL

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Applications currently being accepted
Position Available February 2012

KRCL 90.9FM Seeks Experienced and Forward-thinking General Manager

KRCL 90.9FM is a non-profit listener supported community radio station located in Salt Lake City, which provides diverse, independent, and progressive music and public affairs programming.
For more than 30 years KRCL has been a vibrant alternative community resource. In 2007, KRCL was one of 5 stations selected nationwide by Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a Station Renewal Project, which concluded in 2009. Currently KRCL employs 15 paid staff, more than 28 program hosts and dozens of volunteers. The station’s listenership is on the rise with approximately 50,000 listeners in Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas.
As KRCL is a non-profit organization which receives support from individual donations, grants, and underwriting, KRCL is seeking a professional, forward-thinking General Manager who is able to not only fulfill the station’s mission, but also manage the day to day operations, guide on-air programming, secure major fundraising grants and giving campaigns and raise the profile of the organization throughout the community.

General Description:
 General Manager (GM) oversees all day-to-day operations, working in close cooperation with the other members of staff, volunteers and trustees. The GM is responsible for managing the station and working with the stakeholders through consensus and leadership. The GM is responsible to the Board in setting policies and is accountable to implement the policies and mission of the station and for complying with all legal requirements. The GM is also responsible for communicating the stations’ mission, principles and goals to all stakeholders.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

Strategic Focus:
Initiate and pursue short-term and long-term goals and strategies with particular emphasis on outreach, programming, fundraising and the involvement of the community in the pursuit of these goals.
Maintain and grow listenership.
Ensure that KRCL makes adequate efforts to ascertain community needs and serve those needs within the context of the station’s mission statement.
Board of Trustees:
Serve as member of the Board of Trustees, ex-officio.
Implement Board policies.
Report at monthly Board meetings.
Act as Board liaison to staff
Act as the spokesperson for KRCL to local community, media, and at public functions.
Represent KRCL to government, other outside agencies and its 50,000+ listeners.
Uphold and interpret FCC Rules and Regulations.
Initiate and promote public relations and outreach efforts.
Represent KRCL at events such as conferences, conventions and public meetings.
Communicate with the FCC and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); to include completing and filing with the CPB all required reports, comply with FCC requirements and oversee compliance of the public file.
Develop and implement diverse public affairs and music programming with staff.
Supervise the management team and all staff positions.
Hire staff, contractors and consultants.
Maintain employee files and conduct staff evaluations.
Implement and interpret personnel policies.
Oversee recruitment and training for volunteers.
Communicate with volunteers through volunteer staff meetings and foster staff/volunteer relationships.
Work with the staff to ensure that volunteers comply with station policies.
Oversee legal and technical operation of the station.
Responsible for major gifts, fundraising and marketing.
Develop new relationships for major gift giving.
Oversee daily fiscal operations, including monthly financial reports.
Oversee annual audit by a qualified CPA firm.
Supervise the preparation of the annual budget and the annual report.
Work monthly with the treasurer to review the financial reports.
Responsible to maintain a balanced budget.

Required Education and Background:
 Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, non-profit management, related fields or commensurate experience.
Five years or more of management experience. Must be able to present proven track record of successful fundraising.

Required Skills:

Proven leadership abilities
Ability to inspire a diverse and creative staff, volunteers and listeners
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven financial skills, with an emphasis on fundraising and grant writing
Strong management skills, particularly as it applies to non-profit organizations
Ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers
Demonstrated ability to engage with diverse communities
Proven experience in marketing and public relations
Experience working in the media industry: radio, television, production companies, etc.
Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations
Ability to interpret Arbitron data

Salary commensurate with experience. Range from $50,000 - $65,000. Negotiable. Competitive benefits package. KRCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Send letter of interest and resume to margrits@xmission.com or Margrit Schneider, Chairperson KRCL Board of Trustees, c/o KRCL 90.9FM, 1971 West North Temple, SLC UT 84116. No phone calls please.

KRCL Mission Statement:
KRCL seeks to strengthen our community through diverse, independent, and progressive public affairs and music programming.
KRCL, a nonprofit listener-supported community radio station, seeks to meet the diverse needs and desires of its listeners through the following principles:
COMMUNITY: We collaborate with our community to create an environment that respects all people and cultures by encouraging awareness and community involvement
INDEPENDENCE: We are a unique voice, giving access to perspectives and music that are often excluded from traditional media.
DIVERSITY: We represent diverse cultural perspectives that encourage progressive dialogue and respect for the differences and similarities among us.

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Fall Class Schedule at Bountiful/Davis Art Center (Bountiful: Sept 6 - Nov 21)

For More Information Contact:
Theresa Otteson, 801-292-0367 or Theresa@bdac.org
745 S. Main Street
Bountiful, UT. 84010

Fall Class Schedule at Bountiful/Davis Art Center

Bountiful, Utah, August 15, 2011 – Bountiful/Davis Art Center is offering twenty-five classes and workshops scheduled to begin September 6. This fall’s offerings include a variety of children’s and adult classes with something for everyone. Children’s classes include Color, drawing, scratch art, sculpture, and student and parents favorite, Marco Smouse’s animal themed watercolor class. New this fall on the adult schedule is a daytime watercolor class taught by Sherry Meidell, well-known watercolorist. Other classes include painting, drawing and sculpture. Robert Barrett is returning upon request to give a life drawing workshop and classically trained artist Sandy Frekleton Gagon will give workshops on the Figure in Red Chalk and portrait drawing.

For more information and a full listing of classes and workshops go to www.bdac.org or contact BDAC at 801-292-0367. Registration is available online. Contact BDAC: 801 292-0367 for information and for purchasing gift certificates.

BDAC is the place to be on the third Monday of each month for ‘Family Art Night’. Bring the whole family to do a hands-on art project, learn about the current exhibit and do a fun “I Spy” activity in the gallery geared for children of all ages. Refreshments are served. The event is scheduled from 7-8:30pm on September 19, October 17 and November 21. Free admission.

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 2-5 pm
BDAC is closed on Sunday and Monday (except for Family Art Night on the third Monday), holidays and in between exhibits.

For more information about this exhibit and other programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center,

801 292-0367, www.bdac.org http://www.bdac.org/ email: info@bdac.org


Emma J. Dugal
Executive Director
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-0367
801 292-7298 (fax)

City Library to host four-day conference addressing cultural and religious pluralism (SLC: Sept 8 - 11)


Media Contact:
Julianne Hancock
E: jhancock@slcpl.org
P: 801.819.3763

City Library to host four-day conference addressing cultural and religious pluralism

August 23, 2011 – SALT LAKE CITY -- The City Library will host a four-day conference, Cultural and Religious Pluralism Today: Building Civility and Unity, from September 8–11, 2011, at the Main Library. The conference, comprised of speakers, panels, a film screening and an Eid al-Fitr celebration, will promote free discussion among our community's many faiths.

The public is invited to attend individual events, and to participate in dialogue that explores and compares traditions and cultures, recognizes commonalities between faiths, affirms the right to express cultural outlooks and religious faith freely, fosters a respectful and peaceful society, and explores opportunities for cooperation between members of different cultures and faiths.

Highlighted events include:
· Keynote address by Robert Hefner, Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University, titled “The Challenge of Religious Pluralism and Democratic Citizenship Today.”
· Lecture by Dr. Charles M. Payne, author and professor at the University of Chicago on building movements from the bottom up.
· A roundtable discussion with young leaders discussing perspectives on how to share power, resources, and accountability in a pluralistic society.
· A free screening of Out of Cordoba, a feature-length documentary exploring issues important to religious pluralism, with a discussion with director Jacob Bender.
· Eid al-Fitr celebration marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. The City Library's Eid al-Fitr celebration will include crafts, a magician, and henna tattoo painting.

A complete listing of events and descriptions of speakers is available at www.slcpl.org/pluralism. No registration is required.

The Cultural and Religious Pluralism Today conference is generously sponsored by:
· Interreligious Engagement Initiative, Utah Valley University
· Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake
· Utah Humanities Council
· Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah
· The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Partners include:
· Calvary Baptist Church
· Center for Documentary Arts
· The Foundation for Religious Diplomacy
· Iqra Academy of Utah
· Islamic Speakers Bureau
· Middle East Center, University of Utah
· Multicultural Services Round Table, Utah Library Association
· Muslim Students Association, Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah
· Office of Spiritual Life, Westminster College
· Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable
· SLC Film Center
· Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah

Communications Manager | Salt Lake City Public Library
p: 801.524.8219 | m: 801.819.3763 | jhancock@slcpl.org

Murray Acoustic Music Festival (Murray: Sept 5)

The Murray Acoustic Music Festival will close the Murray Arts in the Park 2011 season on Monday, September 5 beginning at 6 pm in the Murray Park Amphitheater featuring singer-songwriter Shaney McCloy Trio, celtic sounds of Idlewild Band, and bluegrass sounds of Lab Dogs. Tickets can be purchased at the Murray Parks office or at the gate for $5 general admission.

Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 @ SUU (CC: Sept 8 - Nov 19)

Amie Conner
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: (435) 586-5432

Image credit: "Portrait of Natasha" Aleksei Federov. Courtesy of Springville Museum of Art

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991
WHAT: This incredible retrospective of Russian art from the last century provides a remarkable overview of Soviet artists from the period -- capturing the people, the history and movements in art. This exhibition is on loan from the Springville Museum of Art and is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.

WHO: Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991

WHEN: September 8-Novermber 19, 2011

TIME: Tuesday-Saturday, Noon to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: SUU Campus, Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center, lower level

PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/ or call (435) 586-5432

SUU's Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Presents
Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991
September 8-November 19, 2011

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: An incredible retrospective of Russian art from the last century will be showcased this fall when SUU’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery presents Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991. This remarkable exhibition is on loan from the Springville Museum of Art and is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and will continue through Saturday, November 19, 2011. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 offers a stunning overview of Soviet artists from the period – artisans who capture the people and the history through various movements in art. This outstanding exhibit features dozens of oversized paintings with noteworthy works by Aleksandr Georgievich Gulyaev, Engels Kozlov and Aleksei Federov to mention only a few. These paintings vividly capture a period dominated by social upheaval, turmoil and a vast array of visually striking subjects. A highlight of the exhibition will be the first public viewing of “Musical Interlude,” a large canvass by Leonid Georgiekich Filatov, which was recently acquired by the Springville Museum of Art.

For nearly 35 years, the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery have helped to enrich lives in southern Utah through their sponsorship of world-class exhibitions and outstanding arts education programs. Additional support for Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 is provided by AT&T, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Cedar City Recreation Arts Parks.

Show your support of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery by visiting the online store at www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/store.html or stop by the SUMA Gift Shop at the Braithwaite, Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-7pm. The gift shop will feature select merchandise related to the Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991exhibition.

Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 is not to be missed! For more information about this exhibit, visit www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery or call (435) 586-5432. The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s mission is to exhibit, collect and preserve historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West. In addition, the Gallery hosts art exhibitions that represent the principal artistic styles and periods of world cultures.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.



What: 8th International Dance for the Camera Festival
Where: Marriott Center for Dance and the Post Theater, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
When: September 15-17, 2011, 8:00 pm
Tickets: General-$7.50, Students-$5.00, U of U Students-no charge
Contact: Ellen Bromberg, 801-587-9807, e.bromberg@utah.edu
For more information go to: www.dance.utah.edu/danceforcamerafest

The University of Utah’s Departments of Modern Dance and Film & Media Arts are pleased to announce the 8th International Dance for the Camera Festival. The Festival spans three evenings with different films screened each night.

September 15 - The Next Generation: Juried Student Works (Marriott Center for Dance)
In conjunction with the Dance for the Camera Festival, the students of the University of Utah's Departments of Modern Dance and Film & Media Arts will present an evening of student works chosen from submissions from around the world. Selected by a jury of professionals and students, this evening provides young filmmakers and choreographers with a venue for their work, as well as providing audiences with a glimpse of the art forms exciting future. Selected from over 80 submissions, films from Cuba, Russia, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and the US will be screened.

September 16 - An Evening of Films by Katrina McPherson (The Post Theater)
Award-winning artist Katrina McPherson has been creating screendances for over 20 years. She has wide experience as a dancer and choreographer, as a director of television arts programs for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and as a video dance-maker. Included in this evening will be McPherson’s award winning film Moment. Having received the best screen choreography award at IMZ’s International Dance Screen in 2000, the jury citation was “For poetic simplicity in which the structure of the choreography is revealed through the skillful editing”. Also included in the program will be her most recent work, There is a Place, which was selected as the Best Festival Short at Dance Camera West in Los Angeles. Ms. McPherson will be present to introduce and comment on all films.

September 17 – The American Premiere of Force of Nature, McPherson’s documentary on renowned improvisational dance artist, Kirstie Simson (UK) (The Post Theater)
Combining specially filmed performance, documentary footage and in-depth interviews, Force of Nature reveals Simson’s passionate belief in the power of dance to bring people together and transform lives. She has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called "a force of nature" by the New York Times, Simson is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has "immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance" according to Time Out Magazine, London: “Simson’s eternal subject is freedom, as she dares to go beyond the boundaries of form and structure to create movement out of the rhythm of life itself.” Both artists will be present to discuss the film.

All screenings begin at 8:00PM. Thursday night’s screening will take place at the Hayes Christensen Theatre in the Marriott Center for Dance. Friday and Saturday nights’ screenings will take place at the Post Theater. Both locations are on the University of Utah Campus. Tickets are available at the door and are $7.50 for the general public, $5 for students, and University of Utah students are free.

We are also pleased to announce in conjunction with the Dance for Camera Festival, a Master Class with Kirstie Simson, Saturday, September 17 at 11:00 am, at the Marriott Center for Dance. Open to the public for a $15 fee, University of Utah students attend for free.

For more information go to: www.dance.utah.edu/danceforcamerafest

The Festival is supported by The University of Utah’s Departments of Modern Dance and Film & Media Arts. Katrina McPherson’s week long teaching residency is made possible by a grant from the Council of Dee Fellows.

2011-2012 season of the Young Choral Artists, part of the Salt Lake Choral Artists

We are pleased to announce the 2011-2012 season of the Young Choral Artists, part of the Salt Lake Choral Artists organization. Our vision for the choir is that children will become better musicians, with performances being a natural outgrowth of their experience. We can’t wait to start learning, singing, and having fun!

There are now 2 sections of the choir. Young Choral Artists West (YoCA West), under the direction of Joan Brinton, meets at Murray High School; Young Choral Artists East (YoCA East), under the direction of John Walker, rehearses at the McGillis School in Salt Lake. Please audition for the section that will best meet your needs.


Saturday, October 15, 2011, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Saturday, December 3, 2011, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 5:00 pm, Joseph Smith Memorial Building (part of the Temple Square Concert Series)
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 7:30 pm, Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Fri. & Sat., May 11 & 12, 2012 (tentative, optional), children's choral festival in Logan, Utah
Friday, May 18, 2012, 7:00 pm, Hillcrest Jr. High in Murray

To audition, come prepared to sing a simple tune (either accompanied or not) and to complete some fun exercises that will help us understand the singer’s musical knowledge. This will help us prepare each week to teach the skills that will make each singer's experience in YoCA rewarding.

To schedule an audition, please contact:

YoCA East: 801 244-3925 or john.walker@saltlakechoralartists.org
YoCA West: 801 599-9501 or joan.brinton@saltlakechoralartists.org

For more information, please visit http://www.saltlakechoralartists.org/youngchoralartists.


For Immediate Release: 8/26/11
Contact: Michael French
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Phone: (435) 865-8667


Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT: With the remarkable growth in its student admissions, Shauna Mendini, Dean of SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts, is pleased to announce a number of new faculty and staff appointments that commence with the fall 2011 semester. Dean Mendini remarked, “SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts continues to build its faculty and staff by hiring the highest caliber of educators and professionals whose skills and abilities will have a profound impact on our students’ development and futures.”

There are two new full-time positions in the Department of Art and Design. Jessica Gerlach joins the department as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. She recently graduated with an MFA in Visual Communications at the University of Arizona. Jessica’s work is fueled by her commitment to use art and design to inform and educate the public about critical social, political, and environmental issues. Her most recent project in conjunction with the Rillito River Project’s Bat Night 2010 was extensive interdisciplinary research and collaboration, and the resulting public environmental installation informed an audience of about 5,000 people about key plant and animal species that have been lost with the deterioration of the riparian habitat in one of Tucson’s rivers. Previously, Jessica spent seven years as an arts-in-education program coordinator for the South Central PaARTners at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.

G. Roland Spears is the new Assistant Professor of Drawing/Entertainment Design. Ron has over 25 years of industry experience in illustration and design with hundreds of published illustrations. He is a member of the New York Society of Illustrators, and received his MFA in Illustration from The University of Hartford. The current focus of his art is centered upon digital Illustration, landscape and figurative oil painting.

There are three faculty members in SUU’s Department of Music. Dr. Kevin L. Baker has joined the faculty as Director of Choral Activities. In this capacity, he directs the Concert Choir and Opus as well as teaches choral conducting, choral techniques and studio voice. He was previously Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri, and prior to that, he was a tenured member of the music department at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin. A native of Missouri, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Baptist University and earned a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting and the Ph.D. from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He has studied conducting with Dr. David Rayl, Dr. Duncan Couch, and Mr. Edward Dolbashian; voice with Dr. Lee Snook; and has performed masterclasses with or sung under Sir David Willcocks, John Rutter, Dr. Douglas McEwen, Mr. Rodney Eichenberger and Dr. Charlene Archebeque. He has served as Minister of Music for churches in Missouri and conducted community choirs as well. As Director of the Choral Arts Singers, a St. Louis, Missouri community-based adult group, he performed major choral/orchestral works on a recurring basis, which often included members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He was also the conductor and artistic director for the Green Bay Chamber Choir.

Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in piano performance at Missouri Western State University, and received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.His teachers included Jerry Anderson and Mark Clinton, piano, and Quentin Faulkner, harpsichord and organ. He received UNL Hixson-Lied travel grants to study with Christoph Lieske at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg and to study and perform at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague. Dr. Bohnenstengel previously taught at UNL and Doane College. His concert schedule has taken him to three continents, including recitals with flutists John Bailey and Javier Montilla in Venezuela and performances at the annual Sommernachtsmusik in Moegglingen, Germany.

In a one-year appointment, Dr. Douglas L. Ipson joins the Department of Music as Visiting Assistant Professor of Twentieth Century Music/Theory/Music History. He received a Ph.D. in music history at the University of Chicago after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Brigham Young University. A specialist in nineteenth-century Italian opera—especially its political aspects—he has been published in the Cambridge Opera Journal and is a contributor to the forthcoming Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia (expected 2013). Currently he is preparing the critical edition of the opera La battaglia di Legnano for The Works of Giuseppe Verdi, published by the University of Chicago Press and Casa Ricordi. Dr. Ipson’s other areas of scholarly interest include the role of music in the European revolutions of 1848–49, Shakespeare and opera, the sixteenth-century Italian madrigal, and the intersection of seventeenth-century Venetian opera and painting. He is also an active choral composer and arranger whose works have been published by Hinshaw Music and have been performed by choirs across the country, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the BYU Singers. Dr. Ipson is a native of St. George, Utah.

In the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, there is one new faculty position and one staff. In the faculty area, Jarrod Bray joins the department as Assistant Professor of Scenic & Lighting Design. He has designed scenery and lighting across the U.S. He most recently resided in Boston, Ma. Where, in addition to an active design career, he was the Resident Scenic Designer for the Brown/Trinity Rep. graduate training program and the New London Playhouse. Previously he has taught properties design and construction for the graduate training program at Brandeis University. Jarrod holds an MFA in Scenic Design from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and is a member of United Scenic Artists, local 829. His work can be seen at www.Jarrodbray.com.

In a staff position, Gerald Rheault has accepted the position of Music Director and Accompanist. A Cedar City resident and a graduate of SUU, he will serve as the CPVA accompanist for dance classes and as music director and conductor for most CPVA and Opera programs. Outside SUU, he is the pianist and choir director for Community Presbyterian Church, and works seasonally as music director and musician for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

9/11 TEN YEAR COMMEMORATION CONCERT @ Utah Symphony (SLC: Sept 9-10)

Media Contact:
Hilarie Ashton, Public Relations Manager
hashton@usuo.org, (801)869-9027

August 26, 2011

Thierry Fischer conducts Beethoven’s Ninth and Adams’ “On the Transmigration of Souls”

SALT LAKE CITY – Music Director Thierry Fischer will conduct the Utah Symphony in its opening concerts of the 2011-2012 season, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11 tragedy with a solemn musical tribute and a triumphant celebration of life: Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”

They will also perform John Adams’ Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning “On the Transmigration of Souls,” an homage to the victims of the September 11 attacks, Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall with the Utah Symphony Chorus and choristers of the Madeleine Choir School. Vocal soloists Erin Morley, Jill Grove, Garrett Sorenson and David Pittsinger will also be featured with the Utah Symphony Chorus in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and its famous “Ode to Joy” finale, providing a triumphant launch to Maestro Fischer’s season-long countdown of all nine Beethoven symphonies.

“Beethoven's life and his art can be envisaged as a search for Elysium, for ‘one day of pure joy,’ for fraternal and familial harmony, as well as for a just and enlightened social order,” said Beethoven scholar Maynard Solomon in an address in Denver, “With the “Ode to Joy” of the Ninth Symphony that search found its symbolic fulfillment.”

The Ninth Symphony is considered by critics to be one of Beethoven’s greatest masterpieces, and includes some of the most recognizable melodies in classical music history. As a grand, unabashed affirmation of the universal human spirit, it embraces a world of emotional expression and serves as an ideal coupling with John Adams’ “On the Transmigration of Souls.”

The New York Philharmonic approached John Adams in late January 2002 with a commission for a commemorative work to be performed on the opening concert of their 2002-03 season, almost exactly one year after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Adams was later awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in music for the piece, and its premiere recording received the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

“If pressed, I'd probably call the piece a 'memory space’ … a place where you can go and be alone with your thoughts and emotions,” Adams said in an interview published by the New York Philharmonic. “I hope that the piece will summon human experience that goes beyond this particular event."

Single tickets for the performances range from $25 to $75 and can be purchased starting August 30 by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or by visiting www.utahsymphony.org. Discounted student tickets will be available on the date of the performance. Season ticket holders and those desiring group discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

Maestro Fischer and Toby Tolokan, Utah Symphony Vice President of Artistic Planning, will present a free pre-concert lecture each night, 45 minutes prior to the start of the performance in the First Tier audience seating area of Abravanel Hall.

Press photos available by logging in at http://www.utahsymphony.org/about/press-and-reviews/itemlist/category/35-media-kit. (Username: usuoimages, Password: media).

About Erin Morley, Soprano
Soprano Erin Morley, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program from 2007 to 2010, is one of today's most promising coloratura sopranos. Recently, her Marguerite de Valois in Les Huguenots at the Bard Festival was described by the New York Times as a “formidable performance”.

In concert, Morley has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall; she has been featured as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Utah Symphony, and Mormon Tabernacle Choir; she has also appeared in concert in China and Italy. She won 1st Place in the Licia Albanese - Puccini Foundation Competition in 2006, and 3rd Place in the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in 2009.

A native of Salt Lake City, Morley completed her Artist Diploma at the Juilliard Opera Center in May 2007, a recipient of the Florence & Paul DeRosa Prize. Opera roles sung at Juilliard include Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and the Fire and Nightingale in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. Ms. Morley earned her Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and her Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman School of Music.

About Jill Grove, Alto
Renowned for her distinctive dramatic voice and passionate artistry, American mezzo soprano Jill Grove has won critical raves throughout America and Europe for her distinguished portrayals of the heroines of German and Italian opera. She is equally at home with the world's leading orchestras and in recital.

Grove is the winner of a 2003 ARIA award, a 2001 Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant, a 1999 George London Foundation Career Grant, a 1997 Sullivan Foundation Career Grant, and the 1996 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is also the recipient of a 1996 Richard Tucker Foundation Study Grant and a 1995 Richard F. Gold Career Grant.

Grove was a member of the Merola Program at San Francisco Opera and the Houston Grand Opera Studio. She has also sung with the Opera Theater of St Louis. She attended the Music Academy of the West, the New England Conservatory and Stephen F. Austin State University. She received a Distinguished Alumna Award from the latter university in 2006. She currently resides in Los Angeles and studies with Patricia McCaffrey.

About Garrett Sorenson, Tenor
American tenor Garrett Sorenson has been praised as an artist of unique promise, drawing critical interest for a rich lyric voice of beauty and power. Sorenson’s 2010-11 season began with an appearance at the Tanglewood Festival performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of Kurt Masur. Other concert appearances include Verdi’s Requiem with the Houston Symphony under Thomas Dausgaard, and also with the Temple University Symphony under Luis Biava. His opera performances are highlighted by his European Operatic debut, in a role and house debut as Gabriele Adorno with the English National Opera, in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov and conducted by Edward Gardner. He will also appeared as Don Jose in Carmen with Arizona Opera.

Among his honors and awards, Sorenson was the winner of the Opera Birmingham Young Singer Contest and the Sorantin Young Artist Award. Mr. Sorenson was also a finalist in the Loren L. Zachary Society Contest for Young Opera Singers and The Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition’s Southwest Region. Recently, Mr. Sorenson was named a winner at the 2003 George London Foundation Competition and a Sara Tucker Study Grant Winner. This was followed by a 2004 Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University, and he resides in Kentucky with his wife Elizabeth Batton and his sons.

David Pittsinger, Bass
Bass-baritone David Pittsinger has sung with the world’s major orchestras under the batons of such conductors as James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, William Christie, Richard Bonynge, Robert Spano, and Nicholas McGegan.

His acclaimed portrayal of Emile de Becque in South Pacific at the Kennedy Center last season was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. At Glimmerglass Opera in summer 2011, Pittsinger and his wife, soprano Patricia Schuman, sang the world premiere of A Blizzard at Marblehead Neck, an opera by Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner, based on the marriage of Eugene O’Neill and Carlotta Monterey.

In the 2011-2012 season, Pittsinger returns to the Metropolitan Opera as the Comte des Grieux opposite Anna Netrebko in Manon, conducted by Fabio Luisi, in a new production by Laurent Pelly that will also be seen live in high definition in cinemas around the world. He also appears in a double bill of Iolanta and Francesca da Rimini at Theater an der Wien, returns to San Francisco Opera as The Speaker in The Magic Flute, and sings the Count in Le nozze di Figaro at Portland Opera. David Pittsinger is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the Yale School of Music.

About the Madeleine Choir School
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, The Madeleine Choir School is a mission of The Cathedral of the Madeleine, serving young people in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight. Modeled after the historic cathedral schools in Europe, the Choir School offers a rigorous academic program, strong character formation and activities designed to nurture the whole child. The Choir School provides every student an exceptional musical education, including two years of violin study, music theory and history and intensive vocal training. The choristers assist with the worship life of the Cathedral and participate in The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine’s Annual Concert Series. In addition, the choristers sing regularly with local organizations including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony and Opera. In total, the choristers perform over 180 times during the school year, ranging from liturgical services to stage performances. The Choir also broadcasts on radio and television, airing both concert and liturgical performances. They have four CD recordings available. National and international performance tours are an integral part of every student’s experience at The Madeleine Choir School; past tours encompassed performances in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Madrid, Sevilla, Brussels, Munich, and Vienna – including St. Peter’s Basilica, and Notre Dame de Paris. Past engagements of soloists and choristers with the Utah Symphony and Opera include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Puccini's La Bohème, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, Bizet's Carmen, and Bernstein's Mass.

Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School
Soprano 1
Victoria Stevens
Katherine Morelli
Erik Steenburgh
Genevieve Kierulf
Thomas Kearns
Keenan Lins
Soprano 2
Olivia Pratt
Brennen Schultz
Nathan Maudlin
Caroline Vashisth
Sophia Zuno
Jessica Graham
Alto 1
Kendall Thorsen
Todd Wolfe
Hannah Leary
Djivan Black
Grace Bardugon
Kate Klassen
Alto 2
Megan Wolfe
Caroline Yanelli
Harry Pendergrast
Sophie Gross
Ally Ioannides
Eadan McCarthy
Musical Preparation: Melanie Malinka, Director of Music, The Madeleine Choir School

About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is dedicated to providing Utah residents and visitors with great performances that engage, educate and enrich lives. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Abravanel Hall, and Utah Opera, which performs at the Capitol Theatre, reach 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 175,000 students annually. The organization employs 60 staff and 83 full-time musicians, presenting four full opera productions and more than 70 symphony performances in each regular season as well as a summer season at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. For more information please visit www.usuo.org.

In honor of the heroes and in memory of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001

John Adams
On the Transmigration of Souls
Utah Symphony Chorus
Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School


Ludwig Van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125, "Choral"
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
II. Molto vivace
III. Adagio molto e cantabile
IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Allegro assai vivace
Utah Symphony Chorus

About UBS, Utah Symphony Season Sponsor
UBS is proud to continue as the Season Sponsor of the Utah Symphony through the 2011-2012 season. The firm has partnered with the symphony since 2004.

Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is a global firm providing services to private, corporate and institutional clients. Its strategy is to focus on international wealth management and the Swiss banking business alongside its global expertise in investment banking and asset management. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.

UBS is a significant supporter of orchestral music globally. In addition to its season sponsorship of the Utah Symphony, the firm currently sponsors several outstanding symphony orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra. These partnerships reflect UBS's dedication to supporting the communities where it operates, as well as a philosophy of working collaboratively with its clients to deliver the customized solutions that help them pursue their goals.


Hilarie Ashton
Public Relations Manager
801.869.9027 office
801.335.9387 cell

National Arts & Humanities Month: October!

National Arts and Humanities Month is right around the corner! It’s time to start planning how your organization or community will celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month this October. We’ve got everything you need to plan and promote a celebration in your community, so join us in the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation!

National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast celebration of the importance of culture in America, designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives. What part will you play?

Will you hold an event or open house at your arts center? Have you considered hosting a Creative Conversation or planning a live arts performance? Whatever way you choose to celebrate NAHM, Americans for the Arts offers a number of new tools to help you showcase the arts in your community.

Visit our website to find tips for planning and promoting your event. If you already have an arts activity planned, be sure to register it on the National Arts and Humanities Month Calendar to generate additional buzz and to connect with others in your community. And don't forget to share your celebration through social media: like us on Facebook, use the #NAHM hashtag on Twitter, and share your photos from your events on Flickr with the NAHM tag.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations @ Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Location: Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
Job Description: Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
123 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801 533-5626
Fax: 801 869-9026
Website: www. usuo.org
Marketing Department

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) is seeking an experienced Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations to manage the organization’s marketing, ticketing, and sales, which includes advertisements and revenue for USUO and the Deer Valley Music Festival (DVMF). The V.P. of Marketing and Public Relations will liaise with the V.P. of Development on fundraising projects related to marketing campaigns and with the V.P. of Artistic Planning and Artistic Director for artistic consistency programming and coordination of marketing materials. Essential responsibilities may include planning annual department and sub-departments’ budget with the assistance of the V.P. of Finance & CFO, planning and executing the annual Marketing campaign for the organization, overseeing the Ticket Office operations, placement of all advertising buys with local media, branding for the organization, programming, and managing marketing strategies at the Deer Valley Music Festival.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, mass communications, English, or related field and five years experience. Must have demonstrated knowledge in creating successful marketing campaigns. Must also have excellent interpersonal, customer service, written and verbal communication skills; ability to work well under deadline and to manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work independently and as part of a team; high level of initiative; attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

How to Apply: To apply please send cover letter, resume and references to jobs@usuo.org or
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
Website: www.usuo.org
Contact Name: David Green
Email: jobs@usuo.org

Development and Programming Coordinator @ SLC Film Center

Location: Downtown SLC

The Development and Programming Coordinator will support the fundraising and programming sides of the SLC Film Center’s operations. This position will be split as 70% Development, 30% Programming and will report to both the Development and Artistic Directors. This position will play a key role in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events. This is a full time salaried position for immediate hire.

About the SLC Film Center:

The SLC Film Center brings the world of film to local audiences through community screenings and discussions, outreach programs, and visiting artists and professionals. Emphasizing social content and artistic excellence, we present the best documentary, independent, and dramatic cinema year-round. We collaborate with various educational and community organizations to promote a diversity of ideas, to provide forums for underrepresented groups, and to develop new audiences for film.

About the SLC Film Center:

The SLC Film Center brings the world of film to local audiences through community screenings and discussions, outreach programs, and visiting artists and professionals. Emphasizing social content and artistic excellence, we present the best documentary, independent, and dramatic cinema year-round. We collaborate with various educational and community organizations to promote a diversity of ideas, to provide forums for underrepresented groups, and to develop new audiences for film.
Development Responsibilities Include:
• Coordinate invitations to all special events
• Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and assist with other event coordination and preparation as required for fundraising events.
• Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence in conjunction with Development Manager.
• Track usage of membership benefits by donors
• Maintain corporate and individual donor files on the server and in the database.
• Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
• Draft content & Manage flow and distribution of electronic and hard-copy communication to members & lapsed members regarding events, renewals and upgrade opportunities
• Continually update and correct database records.
• Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate and individual donors.
• Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
• Handle administrative details associated with Development Committee and other festival committee meetings as assigned (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.).
• Assemble and follow up with sponsor packages for prospective donors
• Assist with fulfillment of festival sponsorship benefits for corporate, foundation, and major individual sponsors in conjunction with Development Manager
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Programming Responsibilities Include:
• Ordering and tracking screening DVDs, festival catalogs, and other programming related materials upon the request of the Artistic Director and Communications Manager/Programmer
• Coordinating the shipping of exhibition copies for all presentations
• Managing the lending and internal DVD libraries
• Managing the SLC Film Center event database
• Managing the info@slcfilmcenter.org email account
• Preparing information cart for every screening
• Assists Artistic Director as needed

• Bachelor's degree in a related field.
• A minimum of three years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a non-profit development capacity.
• Must be efficient and meticulous in managing data entry and demonstrate proficiency with utilizing a database to maximize productivity
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to organize and prioritize work in a highly demanding and busy environment
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Occasional nights and weekends required

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to mdawson@slcfilmcenter.org. No phone calls please.
Website: www.slcfilmcenter.org
Salary: $25,000 to $30,000 DOE
Contact Name: Missy Dawson
Email: mdawson@slcfilmcenter.org

JOB: Marketing Coordinator @ Spy Hop

Marketing Coordinator
Spy Hop Productions

Location: Downtown Salt Lake City
Status: part time
Job Description: Passionate, creative person wanted to join Marketing Team to assist with web updates, social media, print publications, outreach and PR.

About the Job:
This 20-hour per week Marketing Coordinator will report to the Marketing & Community Programs Director. This position will focus on all aspects of communicating our message to all our various audiences: students, parents, donors and community members through advertising, press releases, social media sites and our web site.

We are looking for someone with an interest in communications, marketing, non-profits and the arts to work on site at Spy Hop Productions for 20 hours per week. Must enjoy collaboration with a creative, dynamic team and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About Spy Hop Productions
Spy Hop Productions is a nonprofit youth media arts and educational enrichment center located in downtown Salt Lake City. Since 1999 Spy Hop has been empowering youth to express their voice and create positive change in their lives, their community, and the world. Through film, radio, music and animation, we encourage self-discovery and inventive thinking.

Job Responsibilities:

• Web: Responsible for coordination of daily website updates, including calendar postings, blog writing and program updates. Responsible for management of all online forms (registration, donation, etc.) as well as coordination of online giving tools during our Annual Benefit.
• Social Media: Coordinate and advise on the social marketing calendar to develop student and community audiences through Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Flkr, etc.
• Print Publications: Assist with editing and producing all print publications (e.g., postcards, flyers, and posters)
• E-Mail Marketing: Work with the Marketing & Community Programs Director to edit and create bi-weekly eblasts and quarterly newsletters. Keep email lists updated within Salesforce, and ensure our email marketing software intersects with Salesforce.
• Outreach & PR
How to Apply: Email resume & cover letter to virginia@spyhop.org
Closing Date: until filled
Website: www.spyhop.org
Salary: $15 - $17 per hour
Contact Name: Virginia Pearce
Email: virginia@spyhop.org

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2011–12 Utah Arts Festival Gallery Shows

Attention Listings Editors:

For Immediate Release

Contact: Eugenie Hero Jaffe



2011–12 Utah Arts Festival Gallery Season

Salt Lake City, UT: The Utah Arts Festival supports local artists year-round at its fine art gallery housed in the Festival offices, 230 South 500 West, Suite 120. The Utah Arts Festival Gallery provides more exposure to artists who have participated with the Festival as well as showcasing new, emerging artists in the community. Matthew Jacobson is the gallery curator as well as the Artists Marketplace Coordinator for the annual summer Festival.

All Utah Arts Festival Gallery shows open with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and continue for a month, with the exception of the Festival’s popular Holiday Show, which runs from November through December.

2011–12 Utah Arts Festival Gallery Shows

September 16 – October 14: New York State of Mind with Larry Goldman, Anne Timpson and Joseph Casalino

October 21 – November 11: Photographs of Temple Grandin Show by Rosalie Winard

November 18 (and December 2 Gallery Stroll) – December 16: Holiday Show with Marta Albee, Amber DeBirk, Celine Downen, Ellen Dutton, Leo Espinosa, Marian McDevitt, Patricia Street, Stephanie Swift and Kaye Wankier

January 20 – February 10: Figuratively Speaking with Elisabeth Bunker, Thomas Shea and Carol Berrey

February 17 – March 9: Travelogue with Randy Laub, Paul Titus and Steve Midgley

March 16 – April 13: Perception with Miranda Whitlock, Blake Palmer and Verl Adams

April 20 – May 11: Natural Treasures with Richard Horrocks, Kevin Wellard and Gary Merrell

May 18 – June 8: Particulation/Caught Up in the Moment with Christine McDonough, Michelle Condrat and Kim Blackburn

Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 230 South 500 West, Suite 120. Open Monday through Friday 10am–5pm. (Extended hours during Gallery Stroll openings, until 9pm.)

For gallery details visit www.uaf.org or follow the Utah Arts Festival on Facebook and Twitter @utahartsfest.

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Eugenie Hero Jaffe
Bombshell Music & Media

"How do I pronounce her name," you ask? Say: U•je•knee



Calendar of Events | September 2011
(For more information and ticketing for these events, see our website at www.coveycenter.org)

Art Exhibits

"On the Edge of Whimsy": Work by Chris Pratte & Jack Morford
Secured Gallery, Free
Gallery Hours 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday - Thursday
10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Friday
August 5 - September 29

"Places with Faces"
Eccles Gallery, Free
Gallery Hours 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday - Thursday
10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Friday
September 2 - October 27

Fridays at the Covey

Count on the Covey for a great start to your weekends! Every Friday of the month we present a different event. Events include: Utah Lyric Opera performers, UVU’s chamber singers, BYU’s jazz bands and Thrillionaires improv group. Don’t forget our Downtown Gallery Stroll, the first Friday of each month!

7:30 p.m. $8, $6 students and seniors
September 2

7:30 p.m. $7, $5 students and seniors
September 9

7:30 p.m. $8, $6 students and seniors
September 16

7:30 p.m. $10, $8 students and seniors $50 season pass (8 performances September - April)
September 22

Downtown Gallery Stroll
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. , Free
First Friday of each month
Galleries in downtown Provo are open late every first Friday night for the Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll. This event often includes refreshments, guest artists and live music. Begin at the Covey Center for the Arts Gallery (425 West Center Street), and receive directions to other downtown venues.

Other Covey Events

Middle Eastern Dance Classes
Beginner: 11a.m. - 12 noon Saturdays
$55 for 8 weeks
Intermediate/Advance: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays
$70 for 8 weeks
September 7 - October 28 , Performance on October 28
Middle Eastern Dance is an ancient and wonderful art form celebrating the movement of women and a sisterhood in dance. No matter your age, body type or experience, this art form encourages a sense of beauty, grace, control and strength, which are useful elements in all areas of life.

The Three Musketeers
7:30 p.m. $6 preview, $12 balcony, $15 main floor
September 8 preview, 9, 10, 15-17, 19, 21-24
The Covey Center for the Arts presents the sword-fighting fun of The Three Musketeers—a hilarious adaptation of one of literature's most thrilling romantic adventures. The dashing musketeers—and one plucky kid sister—swashbuckle their way through nefarious villains, international intrigue, and exotic ladies. The Three Musketeers has something for everyone: swords, romance, and comedy!

Date Night Dance
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
September 10 Two-step
17 American Tango
24 Salsa
Looking for something different to do on a Saturday night? Want to brush up on your dancing skills, or learn some new steps? Join us for our new social dance class: Saturday nights from 7-10 p.m. Class will be held from 7 - 8:30 p.m., followed with dancing and fun from 8:30 - 10 p.m. $40 per couple when you register early for a 4-class session, or $15 per couple at the door. (At-the-door admission will only be available if the class carries.) If you want to come at 8:30 p.m. for dancing only, the cost will be $5 per couple at the door

Miss Utah Outstanding Teen
7 p.m., Saturday matinee 2 p.m.
Friday $12, Saturday $15, Both nights $25, Saturday Matinee free
September 30 - October 1
Join us this year as 24 of Utah's brightest and most accomplished teens take the stage for 2 nights of exciting competition! Contestants from across the state will compete in preliminary competitions that will begin Friday. The top 10 will be announced on stage Saturday, October, 1 at 7 p.m.. The evening will end with the culmination of scoring and the crowning of Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen 2012!


2011 9th Year - in cooperation with Salt Lake City Farmers Market
sponsored by the Salt Lake American Muslim
- Saturday September 10, 2011 9am - 1pm

- Pioneer Park (south end), 350 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

- a free family-oriented multicultural goodwill event

9am - Opening
9:15am - Salt Lake Saints Jazz
9:45am – Salt Lake Brazilian Capoeira
10:15am – Burundi Drummer
10:45am – Spoken Word – Yusuf Abdul-Mateen & Prof. Ali
11am – Kenshin Taiko Japanese Drummers
11:30am – Eastern Arts Dancers
12pm – Mariachi Band
12:30pm - Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers
1pm - Closing
Funding provided by Zoo, Arts, & Parks, Utah Arts Council, & SLC Arts Council.

Auditions for Reading of Terrence McNally Play, Some Men @ Pygmalion Theatre Company (SLC: Oct 10)


Fran Pruyn

Pygmalion Theatre Company

Ph: 801-971-4362



Auditions for Reading of Terrence McNally Play, Some Men

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: August 15, 2011

Local actors are being sought for a reading of Some Men by Terrence McNally, to be presented Monday, October 10, at the Jeanne Wagner Theatre. Mr. McNally will attend the reading and will participate in events surrounding the event. Pygmalion Productions, a resident tenant of the Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts, will sponsor the reading.

The reading will feature several well-known national celebrities. Susan Dietz, who originally commissioned the show for the Sundance Institute, playwright Terrence McNally, and the director, Don Amendolia, will be casting the reading. They would like to supplement the national cast with Utah talent, and will review electronically submitted resumes, headshots and audition tapes.

Some Men requires nine male actors aged mid-twenties to mid-fifties. One African-American man is required. Casting is flexible.

As the reading is a fundraiser for the Courage Campaign and the Utah Pride Center, all actors will be asked to donate their time.

If you are interested in being considered as part of the cast, please send a digital headshot and resume, as well as a video link or digital video audition file to franpruyn@comcast.net no later than August 24, 2011. Actors will play multiple characters, and are encouraged to show versatility in their audition tapes.


Leave Your Footprint in the Art World Volunteer at the UMFA

--Ali Monjar, alexandra.monjar@umfa.utah.edu, 801-581-3580
--Amy Edwards, amy.edwards@umfa.utah.edu, 801-585-9875

Leave Your Footprint in the Art World
Volunteer at the UMFA

Salt Lake City - Attention all museum lovers, cultural enthusiasts, history buffs and devoted art advocates: Are you looking for a way to serve and inspire others in your community? The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is looking for passionate volunteers to serve as docents, visitor service representatives and family program assistants.

The UMFA depends on a dedicated docent team each year to fulfill its mission and guide thousands of visitors through its halls. Docents will have the opportunity to delve deep into art history and the UMFA's exhibitions. All the positions provide a chance to learn valuable communication skills and gain rewarding community service experience.

Flexible volunteer schedules are available weekdays and weekends. Docent training classes for 2011 will take place twice a week beginning in October and continuing through May.

If you are eager to become an UMFA volunteer please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Amy Edwards at (801) 585-9875 to request an interview. Visit umfa.utah.edu for applications and more information. Applications are due September 30, 2011.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the University of Utah campus in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at 410 Campus Center Drive. The UMFA’s mission is to engage visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world’s cultures. General admission is $7 adults, $5 youth and seniors, FREE for U of U students/staff/faculty, UMFA members, higher education students in Utah, and children under six years old. Free admission offered the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Weekends, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit www.umfa.utah.edu.

The Mysterious, Happy Life of Brown Bag @ Art Access & Pygmalion Theatre (SLC: Sept 2)

Art Access/VSA Utah
PYGmalion Theatre Company

The Mysterious, Happy
Life of Brown Bag

A play in one-act
by Utah writer Greg Near

Directed by Lane Richins

Friday, September 2, 2011
Performance starts at 7:30 PM
Art Access Gallery opens at 7:00 PM

Art Access/VSA Utah is located at 230 South 500 West, #125 in Salt Lake City

The Mysterious, Happy Life of Brown Bag is a funny, poignant exploration of what it means to be different in a harsh world. It is a modern fable that tells the story of an unusual little boy who wants nothing more than to experience everything around him, including going to first grade and interacting with other children, in spite of his mother's fears and his teacher's misgivings. The cast includes Bijan J. Hosseini as B.B., Heidi Hackney as his mother, and Barb Gandy as Mrs. Takamakama. Produced by PYGmalion Theatre Company for Wasatch Theatre's 2010 Page-To-Stage Festival, this one-act play won both Best Play and Best Production audience choice awards.

Running time is approximately 20 minutes. A discussion with the playwright and actors will follow the performance.

Art Access/VSA Utah provides equal opportunities to inclusive arts programming for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to the arts.
Contact us at 801-328-0703, option 5 or visit our website at www.accessart.org

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Vanguard @ RDT (SLC: Oct 6-8)

Vanguard | October 6-8, 2011
Jeanné Wagner Theatre | 7:30 pm

RDT presents the revolutionary, world renowned choreography of Merce Cunningham and Yvonne Rainer, America's groundbreaking leaders of the Avant-Garde and Post-modern dance movement.

Cunningham's Scramble (1968) is a "masterwork" with sets by Frank Stella and music by Toshi Ichiyanagi.

Yvonne Rainer's Trio A (1966) and Chair Pillow (1969) embraced Duchamp and the Dadaists, Pop Art and Minimalism and offered an entirely new mode of dance that violated nearly every cannon of classic dance convention.

*Saturday, Oct 8: Pre-concert lecture:
From Dada to the Avant–Garde 6:45-7:20
for members of RDT’s Sapphire Club. Rose Rm.

For more information visit rdtutah.org

Author Alexandra Fuller to Speak at City Library (SLC: Aug 26)


Media Contact:
Julianne Hancock
e: jhancock@slcpl.org
m: 801.819.3763

Alexandra Fuller to Speak at City Library
Author to discuss works, including latest title, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

August 16, 2011, SALT LAKE CITY -- Alexandra Fuller, author of the national bestseller Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, will speak about her latest title, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, at the Main Library Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26. The event, cosponsored by The City Library and Sam Weller’s Bookstore, will provide audience members an intimate look at Fuller’s family’s experience in Africa, focusing on her mother.

From the publisher:

In her critically acclaimed debut memoir, Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, Alexandra Fuller recalled in vivid, often excruciating detail coming of age in Rhodesia as a long civil war raged in neighboring Monzambique. With astounding candor and in wry, sometimes hilarious prose, she described from a girl’s point of view a wild landscape of far-reaching beauty and a continent in the throes of a vicious political antagonism she could not yet comprehend.

In Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (The Penguin Press; August 18, 2011), Fuller returns to the place of her childhood in both a prequel and sequel to Dogs that tells more of her family’s story, namely that of her mother, Nicola Fuller of Central Africa, “surely one of the most memorable characters of African memoir” (New York Times Book Review). With unflinching honesty and humor, Fuller reveals Nicola in all of her complexity, and captures her inimitable voice with remarkable precision.

Fuller has written four books of non-fiction. Her debut book, Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight (Random House, 2001), was a national bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2002, the 2002 Booksense best non-fiction book, a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, and the winner of the 2002 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.

Fuller has also written extensively for magazines and newspapers, including The New Yorker, National Geographic, Vogue and Granta Magazine.

Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to a farm in Rhodesia. After that country’s civil war in 1981, the Fullers moved first to Malawi, then to Zambia. She received a B.A. in English literature from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

In 1993, Fuller married an American river guide in Zambia in 1993. They left Africa in 1994 and now live in Wyoming with three children.

Communications Manager | Salt Lake City Public Library
p: 801.524.8219 | m: 801.819.3763 | jhancock@slcpl.org

UMA Conference October 10-12

UMA Conference October 10-12
The Utah Museums Association conference, Personalize Your Museum , will be held October 10-12, 2011 in Logan. Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum will be the keynote. Registration is open now with program tracks for Collections and Exhibitions; Education and Programming; and Museum Operations. The Division of Arts & Museums Office of Museum Services is supporting scholarships , applications are due August 20.
In other news:

January 31, 2012 - Museums at the Legislature

Dialogue with Government Funders @ UNA, August 25

Dialogue with Government Funders, August 25

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 9:00am-11:00am
Join UNA, Anne O'Brien from the University of Utah Professional Education, and four fantastic government leaders, for a dynamic discussion and a unique perspective on getting your organization supported. This is a Q & A session so come with your fundraising questions. Visit our website for more information.
Margaret Hunt - Director, Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Richard Landward, LCSW, MPA - Grant and Per Diem Liaison for the SLC VA Health Care for homeless veterans program
Shar Lewis - Executive Director, Utah Commission on Volunteers
David Patton, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Utah Department of Health
Information & Registration:
Date / Time: Thursday, August 25, 2011 / 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Episcopal Church Center of Utah, 75 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Click here to register online.



Salt Lake Acting Company News Release



The people of Utah have spoken, and SLAC is listening! Due to the overwhelming response from the 11,000 audience members who have already seen Saturday’s Voyeur 2011 the production is still in high demand. Originally set to close September 4, Salt Lake Acting Company will extend the summer hit one more week and close September 11, 2011.

Audiences are calling it “the best VOYEUR ever!” and SLAC is thrilled to be able to extend the run.

SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2011 brings the Founding Fathers to Utah and they are pissed. Tired of being misrepresented, misquoted, and misunderstood, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Patrick Henry – along with Paul Revere and Betsy Ross – show up in our Beehive State to set a few things straight.

“Those in power will always rewrite history, if they’re allowed to get away with it.” – Thomas Jefferson, Saturday’s Voyeur 2011

This year’s show takes place in the dream of a “Huntsman Republican” living in the Yalecrest neighborhood, coping with her neighbors’ extreme conservatism and their 5,000 square foot bungalow addition that blocks out the sun. The Founders come to her rescue, berating the Tea Partiers for claiming their own “encyclopedic knowledge” of the U.S. Constitution, for rating Ronnie Reagan right up there with the Founding Fathers, and for wanting to gut GRAMA.

SATURDAY’S VOYEUR runs Wednesdays through Sundays thru September 11 at SLAC and is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets range from $45- $55 depending on performance, discounts available for groups of ten or more. Subscribers pay the lowest price, $35.

For tickets call 801-363-SLAC, visit www.saltlakeactingcompany.org,
or in person at 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103



PLAYWRIGHTS Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht



CAST Austin Archer, Alexis Baigue, Randall Eames, Steven Fehr, Holly Fowers, Kent Harrison Hayes, Kelsie Jepsen, Jacob Johnson, Shannon Musgrave, Victoria Elena Nones, Jeanette Puhich, and John Rowland

BAND Gar Ashby, Van Christensen, JD Dumas, and Keven Mathie

SET DESIGN Keven Myhre

COSTUME DESIGN Brenda Van Der Wiel and Peter Terry





DATES Opening: July 1, 20111
Closing: September 11, 2011

TIME Wed – Sat 7:30 p.m.
Sun- 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

SLAC was founded in 1970 and is dedicated to producing, commissioning and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.

Cynthia Fleming
Executive Producer
Salt Lake Acting Company

Lupe Fiasco / Big K.R.I.T. @ Twilight Concert Series (SLC: Aug 25)

For Immediate Release
Contact: Casey Jarman



The 2011 Twilight Concert Series Wraps-up Thursday, August 25

Lupe Fiasco / Big K.R.I.T.

At Pioneer Park, Free Admission

Salt Lake City, UT: The final Twilight Concert of the 2011 summer season is Thursday, August 25 with headliner Lupe Fiasco and supporting artist Big K.R.I.T. The series is presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council at Pioneer Park (350 South 300 West) and admission is free.
The Twilight Concert Series is presented on Thursday evenings through August 25. Gates open at 5pm and the music begins at 7pm. There is standing only in the immediate stage area; no chairs or blankets allowed in the immediate stage area. No alcoholic beverages can be brought into the venue. Beer and wine are available for purchase on-site. Smoking, coolers and pets are not allowed; service animals are welcome.
Although the concerts are free, if patrons choose to donate to the concert series, they can simply text “TWILIGHT” to 20222 from any cellular phone to contribute $5.00. Messaging and data rates may apply.
Find Twilight Concert Series on Facebook. For artist details, photos, information and updates visit www.twilightconcertseries.com .

Lupe Fiasco / BIG K.R.I.T.
Lupe Fiasco burst onto the scene in 2006, with “Kick, Push,” a single that sounded like nothing else in mainstream hip-hop heralding the arrival of a unique voice. Following up his debut album, Food & Liquor, with his sophomore release, The Cool, in 2007, Lupe Fiasco earned his reputation as a rap philosopher, a sharp, dynamic lyricist, and an MC who could shock you, make you think, make you dance, and make you laugh, all without resorting to vulgarity or tired hip-hop alliterations. After a four-year wait, Lupe released his third album, Lasers, in March 2011.
Imagine Kanye West being born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. Now imagine him being produced by Organized Noize. That imagery would create music almost identical to the state’s next hip-hop heavyweight, Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time). Rapping since the age of 12 and producing from age 14, the now 24-year-old rapper slash producer defied the odds of both his personal life and hip-hop’s current landscape to be the most in-demand and respected rookie on the Cinematic Music Group/Def Jam Records roster. After years of releasing underground mixtapes, K.R.I.T.’s May 2010 release, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, and his March 2011 release, Return of 4Eva, have put him in the spotlight, gaining him praise from many of the industry’s tastemakers. An artist that insists on maintaining his individuality and feeding his growing audience with feel-good rhythms and “rhymes with morals”, Big K.R.I.T. has the dimension and ambition to someday be recognized as a true rap legend.

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Download press releases and photos at www.twilightconcertseries.com/press

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RUTH LUBBERS @ SUU's Art Insights (CC: Sept 1)

Michael French
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667

Photos: Ruth Lubbers, courtesy of Ruth Lubbers
Art Access Building, courtesy of Ruth Lubbers


WHAT: An arts administrator who as Executive Director of Art Access/VSA Utah, Ruth Lubbers has had a mission in providing equal opportunities to inclusive arts programs for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to the arts. Ms. Lubbers sums up her career in a unique presentation entitled Art, Disability and Community.

WHO: Art Insights
Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design

WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2011

TIME: 7:00pm

WHERE: Centrum Arena, Section K, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.


Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: An arts administrator who as Executive Director of Art Access/VSA Utah, Ruth Lubbers has had a mission to provide equal opportunities for inclusive arts programs for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to the arts. Ms. Lubbers sums up her career in a unique presentation entitled Art, Disability and Community in SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, September 1, 2011. The lecture begins at 7pm at SUU’s Centrum Arena, Section K. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

Ruth Lubbers, Executive Director of Art Access/VSA Utah has guided the organization since 1993, developing inclusive programs in the arts for people with and without disabilities. She moved to Salt Lake City in 1981 from Western Michigan where she had been Fine Arts Coordinator for the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District. Ruth was given the Honorary Alumna of the Year Award from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in 2002 and was a member of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games Arts and Culture Advisory Committee from 1998 through 2002. As director of the Art Access Gallery, she has been an active member of the Salt Lake Gallery Association, as well as a past president. In 2004 Utah Business Magazine and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce designated Lubbers one of thirty Women of Vision in Utah for her contributions to the Utah arts community. Ruth recently served on the boards of the Utah Arts Festival and the Utah Museums Association.

Ruth Lubbers' appearance coincides with the fall 2011 launch of SUU's new Museum Studies minor. While at SUU, she will meet with the students in ART 4910/Education in a Museum Environment to discuss strategies for inclusion of all audiences in a museum, art center, gallery, or other similar art venue.

Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.

Learn more about Ruth Lubbers’ special artistic mission by attending her Art Insights’ appearance. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

SALT LAKE ART CENTER AND NEIGHBORHOOD ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE: 2011 Urban Gallery at Neighborhood House will be a Swinj Art Production

2011 Urban Gallery at Neighborhood House will be a Swinj Art Production

Contact: Emily Brunt | emilyb@slartcenter.org | 801.328.4201 x 115 OR Jennifer Nuttall | 801-363-4589 | devdir@nhutah.org

www.slartcenter.org | 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 | Tue-Thu & Sat 11 AM – 6 PM, Fri 11 AM – 9 PM

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT –Salt Lake Art Center, 337 Project, and Neighborhood House announce that the 2011 Urban Gallery will be created by Swinj Art Production, a collaboration featuring Benjamin Wiemeyer, Evan Jed Memmott, Gailon Justus, Mike Murdock, Richard Landvatter, Trent Call, Skyler Chubak, and Sri Whipple.

The fourth annual Urban Gallery, a celebration of art and community, will be on Friday September 23, and Saturday September 24. During this time, local artists will transform the garage doors at Neighborhood House into an enormous work of urban art. Festivities will be held on site and will include interactive art, family-fun activities, music, and more. The event is free and open to the public and will be held Friday from 3:00 to 9:00 PM, and on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Uinta Brewing will offer libations and tasty food will also be available for purchase.

According to lead artist Trent Call, “Each artist will bring their own unique style to the project to present the community with a cohesive, life-affirming mural that celebrates life in an accessible urban style. Earth elements, wind, light, and animals will be personified by characters, abstract shapes, and bold patterns within a fantastical landscape. By unifying all the doors into one composition, each door becomes a window into this colorful, fun, and funky world.”

“Unlike earlier versions of Urban Gallery, this year we will see eight artists working cooperatively to execute a single artistic vision. I couldn’t imagine a better dream team for this effort. I encourage the public to come see some of Utah’s best urban artists create an exciting new installation for the benefit of the community. The spirit of cooperation and unity is fresh in a sea of cynical times,” says Adam Price, Executive Director, Salt Lake Art Center.

“This year’s Urban Gallery will present the refreshing spirit of individuals contributing toward a common goal. I look forward to seeing our children experience positive guidance, artistic play and a world of intriguing new ideas through the colorful images created by the artists. This event is a one-of-a-kind gift to the community and to our families,” says Jacob Brace, Executive Director, Neighborhood House.

Urban Gallery, originally a program of 337 Project, is in its fourth year and was recognized by City Weekly as Salt Lake’s best nonprofit collaboration in 2010.
Visit Salt Lake Art Center at www.slartcenter.org . Visit Neighborhood House at www.nhutah.org . 337 Project is a program of Salt Lake Art Center.

Salt Lake Art Center
Salt Lake Art Center is Utah’s premiere venue for contemporary art, and was recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011. 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 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; Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf and Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Hearts Out, a community public sculpture initiative designed to move the very best in contemporary art outside the four walls of the gallery and into places where people work, live, and play. Current exhibitions include: Fallen Fruit of Utah, a state-wide collaboration with museums and individuals about the role of fruit in Utah’s history, led by artist collective Fallen Fruit. Upcoming exhibitions include Kim Schoenstadt, winner of the 2011 Catherine Docotorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, the annual installment of Sundance Film Festival New Frontier, and also Play Me I’m Yours, inviting the people of Salt Lake to show off their piano skills on street corners all over Salt Lake. 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. Salt Lake Art Center is located at 20 S. West Temple, just off the intersection with South Temple. Admission is free year-round. Business hours are Tuesday thru Thursday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Friday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; closed Sunday and Monday. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.slartcenter.org .

Neighborhood House
Neighborhood House’s mission is to provide quality, affordable day care and supportive services to children and frail adults based on their ability to pay. Neighborhood House operates both a licensed childcare program able to serve 236 children daily, and an adult day service program able to serve 60 adults daily. These services are provided to low-income families on a sliding fee scale. Since opening our doors in 1894, Neighborhood House is committed to providing care that will assist families in their efforts toward self-sufficiency and enhancement of their quality of life.


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