17th Annual Partners Exhibit
Art Access Gallery
Apprentice artist Kristin Booth with her professional mentor Trent Alvey
Art Access Gallery is pleased to present its 17th Annual Partners Exhibit featuring eight emerging adult artists with their professional artist mentors. The exhibit will the work of the sixteen artists.
Participating this year are emerging artists: Dawn Oughton, Julia Milliken, Nicholas Pawlicki, Emmanuel Makonga, Bernard Simbati, Spencer Rasmussen, Kristin Booth, and Eric Nyberg. Their professional artist mentors, respectively, are: Zane Lancaster, Erin Berrett, Jason Jones, Kelly Loosli, Jimmy Lucero, Shari Doty, Trent Alvey and Darryl Erdmann. Each partnership developed individual goals which were then worked on, usually in the professional artists' studios.
The Partners Artist Mentoring program was established in 1994 and
serves adult artists with disabilities or in other life situations that prevent them from fully participating in the mainstream arts community. These talented artists are matched with professional artists on an individual basis. Mentoring artists assist apprentice artists in developing technique, guide them with vital connections to the local arts community and, in many other ways, foster growth and hope for the future. The culminating activity, after a minimum of 25 contact hours, is an exhibition that features the work of both the apprentice and the mentor artist.
Dates & Hours
Aug 19 - Sept 9, 2011
Gallery Stroll Reception on Friday, August 19
from 6 to 9PM.
Art Access Gallery is located at 230 South 500 West, #125 in Salt Lake City.
Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
Apprentice artists are chosen from applicants in the community and are screened to determine the level of their artistic skills. After individual goal setting, each partnership embarks on the mentoring experience, with activities designed to increase the apprentice artists' skills.
14th Annual Teen Workshops Exhibition
Access II Gallery
Art Access II Gallery is pleased to host its 14th Annual Teen Workshops Exhibition, featuring the juried work of over 50 teens with and without disabilities, who participated in this year's workshop series.
The Teen Workshops, in existence since 1996, serve teens with and without disabilities. Teens are taught by professional artists, in a gallery setting, through a series of workshops, each twelve-hours. Twelve teens are accepted in each workshop, keeping sessions small, thus insuring teens the opportunity to learn about new art forms and exposing them to the diverse backgrounds and abilities of a variety of peers, with and without disabilities.
Professional artists who taught this year included: Jared Nielsen (An Obsession for Printmaking), Bonnie Sucec (Painted Furniture as Art), Chad Crane (Loaded Layers, Mixed Media), Joel Brown, (Songwriting & Recording), McGarren Flack (Mug Shots: Portrait Painting), and Michelle Condrat (Impressionistic Layered Landscape).