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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"Wild About Fiber Arts" Exhibition @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center (January 10-February 26, WVC)

Wild About Fiber Arts: A Celebration of Utah Fiber Arts on Display at
Utah Cultural Celebration Center

"Wild About Fiber Arts" Exhibition at Utah Cultural Celebration Center

January 10 - February 26, 2013

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday by arrangement.

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, January 10
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
WVC, UT 84119

Everyone is welcome to attend the Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony and gallery exhibit during hours of operation free of charge.

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center and Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild are proud to announce their biennial art exhibit featuring Utah´s finest contemporary fiber artists. Come experience hand crafted, decorative and functional art including weaving, spinning, surface design and baskets.

The Opening Reception features Nadine Sanders, known as "The Singing Weaver", who will make a special musical presentation on creativity and motivation.  All are welcome to attend the free opening reception with artists, with music and refreshments Thursday, January 10, 2013.

For more information about this and other exhibits or events at the Utah Cultural    Celebration Center, call 965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org.  Exhibit sponsored in part by the Utah Arts Council and the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks Program.



SALT LAKE CITY— The Utah Symphony, under the direction of conductor Nicholas McGegan, will dive into a lyrical adventure as they pay musical homage to the sea in a concert featuring Handel’s colorful “Water Music,” one of his most famous symphonic works.

The orchestra will also perform a flood of other enchanting works including “The Swan of Tuonela,” by Jean Sibelius, Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “The Fair Melusina,” January 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall. Also on the program are two violin concertos by Vivaldi and Bach, featuring Utah Symphony Concertmaster Ralph Matson.

Like the explorers of old, composers have forever been drawn to the mystical nature of water in all its stunning variety.

Folklore and legends spring to life in Mendelssohn’s alluring symphonic poem, “The Fair Melusina.” This work ripples with mythical imagery as shifting moods reflect the beauty, suspicion and sorrow of the mysterious water spirit Melusine. 

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius originally composed his tone poem “The Swan of Tuonela” as a prelude for an opera in 1893, but instead, revised and used it as one of the four movements of his “Lemminkäinen Suite.”  In this expressive piece, one can hear the somberness as the swan glides majestically around the black waters surrounding Tuonela, the Kingdom of Death.

Handel was commissioned by King George I to compose a new creation for his summer boating party on July 17, 1717. The concert was performed on a barge by 50 musicians. The king and his guests listened from the nearby royal barge as numerous other boats floated down the River Thames. Handel’s beloved work shimmers with ever-changing tempos, gushing harmonies, and lively themes.

Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes” was composed for his opera “Peter Grimes,” and are heard during the various scene changes. The interludes “Dawn,” “Sunday Morning,” “Moonlight,” and “Storm,” transport the listener from one location to another, expressing the turbulence of the characters with an underlying swell of foreboding. Britten cleverly turned the interludes into a concert piece, placing them in a different order so they would flow freely and independently.  

McGegan and Toby Tolokan, Utah Symphony Vice President of Artistic Planning, will present a free pre-concert chat each night, one hour prior to the start of the performance on the orchestra level of Abravanel Hall.

Single tickets for the performances range from $18 to $53 and can be purchased 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). All ticket prices are subject to change and availability. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Nicholas McGegan is loved by audiences and orchestras for performances that match authority with enthusiasm, scholarship with joy, and curatorial responsibility with evangelical exuberance. Through twenty-seven years as its music director, McGegan has established the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorale as the leading period performance ensemble in America and brought it to the forefront of the 'historical' movement worldwide thanks to notable appearances at Carnegie Hall, the London Proms, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the International Handel Festival, Göttingen where he was artistic director from 1991 to 2011.

Active in opera as well as the concert hall, he was principal conductor of Sweden's perfectly preserved 18th-century theatre Drottingholm 1993-96, running the annual festival there. And he has been a pioneer in the process of exporting historically informed practice beyond the small world of period instruments to the wider one of conventional symphonic forces, guest-conducting orchestras like the the New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong Philharmonics, the Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto and Sydney Symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Northern Sinfonia and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as well as opera companies including Covent  Garden, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Washington.

Born in England, McGegan was educated at Cambridge and Oxford and taught at the Royal College of Music, London. He was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2010 “for services to music overseas.” His awards also include the Halle Handel Prize; an honorary professorship at Georg-August University, Göttingen; the Order of Merit of the State of Lower Saxony (Germany); the Medal of Honour of the City of Göttingen, and an official Nicholas McGegan Day, declared by the Mayor of San Francisco in recognition of two decades' distinguished work with the Philharmonia Baroque.

But as McGegan said when a journalist talked admiringly of his work with an orchestra: 'I'm not working with them. I'm having fun with them'. It makes a difference.

Ralph Matson, Violin
Ralph Matson was appointed Utah Symphony Concertmaster in 1985. He began his violin studies in Detroit with Emily Mutter Austin. Matson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College and a master's degree from the Yale School of Music. His principal teachers were Joseph Silverstein and Steven Staryk. He was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra, and prior to his Utah Symphony appointment, was Assistant Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Matson's solo appearances with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Utah Symphony include collaborations with Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Eiji Oue, Joseph Silverstein, Keith Lockhart, and Pavel Kogan. Since 1996, he has participated in the Grand Teton Music Festival where he is Concertmaster of the Festival Orchestra.

Felix Mendelssohn
Die schöne Melusine, Op. 32
Jean Sibelius
"The Swan of Tuonela", No. 2 from Legends, Opus 22
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Violin in E-flat major, Op. 8, No. 5
Ralph Matson, Violin
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and String Orchestra
I. [No tempo indicated]
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
Ralph Matson, Violin


George Frideric Handel
Suite No. 2 in D major from Water Music
I. Andante-Allegro
II. Alla Hornpipe
III. Minuet
IV. Lentement
V. Bourrée

Suite No. 3 in G major from Water Music
I. [No tempo indicated]
II. Rigaudon
III. [No tempo indicated]
IV. Menuet
V. [No tempo indicated]
VI. [No tempo indicated]
VII. [No tempo indicated]
Benjamin Britten
"Four Sea Interludes" from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a
I. Dawn: Lento e tranquillo
II. Sunday morning: Allegro spiritoso
III. Moonlight: Andante comodo e rubato
IV. Storm: Presto con fuoco

NEWS:Call for Entries -- Picture Perfect Winter Photo Contest

Call for Entries -- Picture Perfect Winter Photo Contest

Ogden, UT – Calling all photographers -- at all skill levels!  The Ogden Nature Center is holding its second annual Picture Perfect Winter Photo Contest. Winter is a terrific time to capture the wonders of the Ogden Nature Center.  And yes – there is much beauty to be found -- even without snow! So grab your camera (film or digital) and come out to shoot an entry.

Jan. 2 - January 31, 2013 – shoot your winter pictures at the Ogden Nature Center
Entry deadline: Monday, February 4 at 4:30 pm
Awards: Winners will be announced in the LS Peery Education Center at the Ogden Nature Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 9

• There is a $5 fee for each entry
• Entries must be shot at the Ogden Nature Center during regular center hours. No after-hours shots will be permitted.
• Entrants will be divided into two age groups: 8-15 and 16-adult
• Entrants may submit photos in two categories -- one entry per category:
• Ogden Nature Center’s resident animals including resident birds, reptiles & arachnids in cages and the Nature Center’s two wild turkeys
• General nature shots – includes the Nature Center’s deer and all other wild critters, in addition to the landscape.
• Photos submitted for judging must be no larger than 8 x 10 inches and mounted on cardboard or foam board no larger than 8 x 10 inches (no frames or glass, please).
• Please print the entrant’s full name, age, phone number, e-mail, street address and entry category (resident animals or general nature shots) on the back of entry board.

For more information, please contact Susan Snyder at 8801-621-7595 or ssnyder@ogdennaturecenter.org <mailto:ssnyder@ogdennaturecenter.org> .

JANUARY 2013 ACTIVITIES @ OGDEN NATURE CENTER (Various dates in January, Ogden)


Wild Wednesdays: Hibernation – Bedtime Stories Are For The Bears
Wednesday, January 2, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Find out what animals are true hibernators in winter and summer and who sleeps under the ice. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Preschool Discovery Days – Frozen Landscapes
Choose a date and time:
Friday, January 4 or Monday January 7
9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm on any of the dates above
$5 per child/parent member
$6 per child/parent non-members
Ages 3-5
Discover the complicated patterns of crystals and snow flakes, enjoy cocoa, songs and fun! Make a salt crystal snowflake to take home.  Learn about the creature comforts of the plants and animals of the Nature Center’s frozen landscape. Programs are one hour. Pre-registration is required.  Please call 801-621-7595 to register and for details.  Limited space available.

Winter Photography Class
Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
$5 members / $7 non-members
Ages: 12-adult
Join photographer and instructor Shaun Nelson for a class on how to take nature photographs in winter. Pre-registration is required. Call 801-621-7595 to register. Registration closes at 4:30 pm on January 7.

Picture-Perfect Winter Photo Contest
Shoot pictures: January 2-31, 2013
Entry deadline: Monday, February 4
Awards ceremony: Saturday, February 9 at 10 am at the Ogden Nature Center
$5 per entry
Open to ages 8 – adult
Entries will be accepted in two age groups -- ages 8-15 and ages 16-adult
Winter is a terrific time to capture the wonders of Ogden Nature Center, so grab your camera and enter the Center's second annual "Picture Perfect Winter Photo Contest.”  Photos must be shot at Ogden Nature Center between Jan. 2 and Jan. 31, 2013, during regular center hours.  Entries must be in one of two categories: 1) General Nature Shots, which includes wild animals, or 2) Resident Animals, which encompasses Ogden Nature Center’s caged education animals and the Nature Center’s two resident wild turkeys. Entrants may enter only one photo in each category for their age group. Photos submitted for judging must be no larger than 8x10 inches and must be mounted on cardboard or foam board.  Please no frames or glass.  Include the entrant's full name, age, telephone number, e-mail address, street address and entry category on the back

Wild Wednesdays: Snow Tracks – What’s the Trick to Tracking?
Wednesday, January 9, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Explore the trails with an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist as you identify local animal species and solve print puzzles in the snow. Dress for the weather. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: The Bear Facts – Big, Hairy and a Little Scary!
Wednesday, January 16, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Explore the wonderful world of bears with an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist. Investigate the lives of black bears, grizzly bears and their polar bear cousins to the North. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Scout Saturdays
January 19, February 16 and March 16
9 am – Native vs. Invasive
10 am – Conservation
11 am – Venomous Reptiles
Cost $5 per scout
The Ogden Nature Center provides the perfect outdoor classroom for scout activities. Have an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist help your scout pass off merit badge requirements during these 45-minute classes.  Reservations and a non-refundable deposit are required.  For more information on the requirements for each badge please refer to the website: www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs.

Yoga for the New Year!  Kundalini Yoga 8-Week Session
Monday, January 21 through March 11 from 6:30 – 7:45 pm
$45 members / $55 non-members
Ages: adults
Level: beginners to intermediate
This Kundalini Yoga class is ideal for beginners or for those who want a gentle Kundalini practice.  Bring your own yoga mat and blanket.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and we recommend not eating for at least two hours before the start of class.  Taught by instructor Bruce Fisk.  Please pre-register by call 801-621-7595.

Wild Wednesdays: Good Night, Sleep Tight
Wednesday, January 23, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Are you a night owl or the early bird that gets the worm? Find out what adaptations make critters nocturnal, diurnal or crepuscular. Test your detective skills in a Whooo’s Awake Challenge. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Winter Wonders:  Snowshoe Photo Scavenger Hunt & Birdfeeder Craft
Saturday, January 26, 10:30am to 12 noon
$3 for members/ $6 for non-members
All ages welcome
Discover the details of winter during this fun photo scavenger hunt!  Snowshoe or walk the Ogden Nature Center trails while searching for a list of things you might have otherwise overlooked. We won’t be collecting objects during this hunt -- bring a digital camera or a phone camera to capture your discoveries.  Once you have observed all the items listed, return to the education building and share your findings. If you locate everything, your reward will be to make your own winter birdfeeder to take home and attract birds to your yard.

Wild Wednesdays: Exciting Eagles
Wednesday, January 30, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Join Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalists for special appearances by Sundance, the Golden Eagle and Des Ta Te, the Bald Eagle!  These two eagles will be on hand to help teach about eagle ecology. Learn why we must protect these special birds and their important place in the history of our country. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Address, Phone and Registration Information
Class sizes are limited to ensure a quality experience.  Call in reservations over the phone and pay with a credit card or come in person to pay with cash or checks.  The Ogden Nature Center reserves the right to change instructors or cancel classes due to circumstances beyond our control including, illness, inclement weather or low attendance.  The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden, Utah. For more information, please visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org> or call 801-621-7595.

Please note
The Ogden Nature Center will be closed from 1 pm on Saturday, December 24 through Sunday, January 1.  We will re-open on Monday,  January 2, 2012.

The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble by Venessa Gromek @ UMOCA ( Jan. 4-April 20, 2013, Salt Lake City)

UMOCA Presents The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble
by Venessa Gromek: Jan. 4-April 20, 2013

Salt Lake City—The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Locals Only Gallery, The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble by Venessa Gromek. The Locals Only Gallery is one manifestation of UMOCA’s commitment to the local art community, ensuring that Utah artists always have a presence at the museum.

Drawing on notions of the sublime in both nature and design, Gromek’s “Tents” series addresses the intersection of the outdoor industry with the aesthetics of modern sculpture. Gromek reorients the purpose of a portable shelter by complicating its basic function, as these forms are neither enterable nor protective. Rather these porous and impenetrable structures elicit ideas revolving around abstraction, experimentation, and materiality, providing an innovative way to conceptualize how the great outdoors can influence contemporary art practice.

“Tent design has advanced drastically in the outdoor industry—what used to be tepees and simple triangular forms are now turning into complex shapes that are pushing the boundaries of the materials used,” said artist Venessa Gromek. “By creating sculptures constructed of tent poles and lace, I am countering the traditionally heavy and masculine sculpture seen in art history,” Gromek added. “Each sculpture’s inherent relationship to a tent contextualizes them with landscape issues, while their form with issues related to modern sculpture; all of which are focused on providing a level of the sublime to the viewer.”

Not only do these sculptures conflate the line between utility and creativity, but also between masculinity and femininity. The stretchy lace fabric, smooth curvy lines, and delicate weightlessness of these tents challenge the density and rough geometric forms often seen in modernist sculpture and design. In this way, Gromek continues in the vein of a nonfigurative style that is reminiscent of twentieth-century artistic production, yet her sculptures also harken back to the dichotomy between craft and fine art. Stitched pieces of colorful fabric stretched across bending metal poles confuse the seemingly opposing contrast of needlework and workmanship, which is also a defining element of the artist’s work.

“Gromek invites new ways of imagining spatial relations that intersect histories of radical architecture with Unabomber couture,” said Aaron Moulton, senior curator at UMOCA. “Confusing heavy-metal formalism and the ability to pick up and go, these deceptive forms detach a viewer from any sense of easy assembly or protection leaving a poignant address of our own fragility in the landscape.”

Please join us for the opening reception on Fri., Jan. 4, 7-9 p.m. There will be a Q & A with the artist on Fri., Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Four gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011 and 2012 and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Located at 20 S. West Temple; open Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.


Cast featuring Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin and Tristan MacManus  also includes “American Idol,” and “So You Think You Can Dance” favorites Randi Lynn Strong, David Hernandez and Gina Glocksen.

SALT LAKE CITY— Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today released the final roster of talent competition television stars scheduled to appear in the upcoming Utah Symphony performances of “Ballroom with a Twist,” choreographed by “Dancing with the Stars” Emmy-Nominated Louis Van Amstel. 

The show, which opens in Abravanel Hall Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2 at 8 p.m., will feature dancing and vocals by ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” pros Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin and Tristan MacManus, FOX’s “American Idol” finalists Gina Glocksen, David Hernandez and Von Smith, and FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists Randi Lynn Strong, Legacy Perez and Jonathan Platero.

Chelsea Hightower, a fan favorite who, like Dmitry Chaplin, appeared as a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance“ before garnering a recurring ‘pro’ spot on “Dancing With The Stars,” also has Utah ties, along with Randi Lynn Strong. Both female dancers lived in Utah Valley prior to their reality television careers.

Many Utahns will also likely recognize vocalist David Hernandez, who competed against Utah-favorites David Archuleta and Brooke White in season 7 of “American Idol.”

More information about the Utah Symphony performances of “Ballroom with a Twist” will be announced after the holiday season. Press photos are available by contacting Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Public Relations Manager Hilarie Ashton (hashton@usuo.org, (801) 656-7385).

Cast Breakdown

“Dancing with the Stars” ProsDmitry Chaplin  (Seasons 9, 12)
Chelsie Hightower (Seasons 8-12, 14-15)
Tristan MacManus (Seasons 12-15)

“American Idol” FinalistsGina Glocksen (Season 6)
David Hernandez (Season 7)
Von Smith (Season 8)

“So You Think You Can Dance” FinalistsLegacy Perez (Season 6)
Jonathan Platero (Season 5)
Randi Lynn Strong (Season 5)
Dmitry Chaplin (Season 2)
Chelsie Hightower (Season 4)

Charming Our Way to the Top! @ Weber State University Department of Performing Arts (January 18, 19, 7:30 p.m, Browning Center)

Charming Our Way to the Top! Selected for ACTF Region VIII Competition
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: "Charm," by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Tracy Callahan
Recommended for mature audiences only
When: January 18, 19, 7:30 p.m.  
Where: Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts´ fall production of "Charm" has been selected for American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) Region VIII competition, presented February 15 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The play, written by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Tracy Callahan, will also be presented at WSU for two fundraising performances, January 18-19, at 7:30 pm in the Eccles Theatre. 

All tickets to the WSU performances are $15, general admission, and no comp tickets will be honored for these two performances. The play is recommended for adults.Tickets are available in advance at Dee Events Center Tickets, the Browning Center Box Office, 1-801-626-7000 or weberstatetickets.com or at the Browning Center Box Office beginning one hour before the performance.  It is recommended that tickets be purchased well in advance as there is very limited seating and most performances sold out during its fall semester run. 

 In a quixotic and "abstract" way, the play tells the story of Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), a writer at the center of the American Transcendentalist movement and the avant garde of feminism. Ralph Waldo Emerson selected her to edit "The Dial," the leading publication of the Transcendentalists that also included Henry Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorn and Orestes Bronson. All of these men and others are characters in this play. Later, Horace Greeley and the New York Tribune hired her as the first full-time book reviewer in journalism and the publication´s first female editor. Fuller´s life as a critic and journalist also took her to Italy where she was a witness to the 1848 revolutions in the Italian states. She was not your typical 19th century women! 2010 was the bicentennial of Fuller´s birth and a website devoted to her (margaretfuller.org) is still available on line.

The 45th Annual KCACTF Region VIII Festival, February 14-16, 2013, returning to the Los Angeles Theatre Center, is one full day shorter than past festivals in a cost cutting measure. Most of the costs accrued are in lodging and meals so shorterning the event by one day saves everyone a lot. 

The only major change will be the scheduling of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions. Preliminary rounds are on Thursday. The semifinal rounds will be held on FridaySaturday´s schedule will be consistant with past festivals. In addition to sending the play to festival, several members of the cast of Charm as well as other department students will be attending e Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions.

For more information, contact director Tracy Callahan, tcallahan@weber.edu or 801 626-7886 
For more information about the playwright: kathleencahill10@comcast.net
For more informaiton about KCACTF Region VIII: John H. Binkley (818) 677-6497 o john.h.binkley@csun.edu

photos available on request.

Opening @ CUAC ( December 22, 2012-January 14, 2013, Salt Lake City)

Exhibition dates: December 22, 2012-January 14, 2013
Exhibition opening reception: Saturday, December 22, 2012 8pm-10pm.
CUAC hours: w-f 12-7pm, sat 12-4pm.
175 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
for images of the show, please contact me at adambateman@gmail.com
?After the End,? is a celebration of the opening of a new space and the beginning of a new era for CUAC after eviction from our long time home in Ephraim. This exhibition marks the continuation of world-class programming CUAC has come to be known for and includes the work of artists Rebecca Campbell, Daniel Everett, Cara Despain, Lenka Konopasek, Bruce Case, Venessa Gromek, Matthew Choberka, Annie Kennedy, Jason Metcalf, and Richard Burde.
There is something essentially sublime about the apocalypse. The possibility of global catastrophe, like the Grand Canyon, and like a good sunset, is as beautiful as it is terrifying. Fundamental to an experience with the sublime is a feeling of being in awe of something much larger and more powerful than one is. On the other hand is the simultaneous feeling of importance of one?s own life in that moment of awe. This is true in the case of a religious experience of the sublimity of God, or death, the sea, the desert, or catastrophe.
The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012. There has been a lot of speculation about that signaling the end of the world?if a calendar ends, the world must also end, right? So it is fitting that CUAC opens its new space, the beginning of a new era, after the apocalypse. ?After the End,? an art exhibition at CUAC, explores the work of 10 artists whose works aestheticize apocalypse. Each, in his or her way, engages with the possibility of apocalypse and the sublimity of the experience of overpowering forces of nature. Some explore human experience as it relates to it, and some to the willingness to face catastrophe and survive it.

January 2013 Exhibitions and Events @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts (Various dates in January, Salt Lake City)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
January 2013 Exhibitions and Events


Highlights of the Collection Tour
6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month and 1:30 p.m. on all Saturdays and Sundays |

FREE with general Museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

Third Saturday for Families: House Sculptures
January 19 | 1-4 pm
The exhibition 5 Blocks shows how students in the Salt Lake region explored the five blocks around their school to create fantastic sculptures about their neighborhood.  At this Third Saturday, participants will be inspired by the 5 Blocks exhibition and make a sculpture of their house or another special building in their neighborhood.

Chamber Music Series
Wednesday, January 23 | 7 pm
Experience the harmonious convergence of music and art at the UMFA with a Chamber Music Series performance. A saxophone quartet from the University of Utah’s School of Music will perform a diverse concert. Each piece will be paired with a work of art displayed in the UMFA galleries to explore the connections between the live music and artwork exhibited. The performance is free and open to the public.

Disfarmer: The Cleburne Portraits
Lecture by Donna Poulton, Curator of Art of Utah and the West
Film Screening of Disfarmer: A Portrait of America
Wednesday, January 30 | 7 pm
In the small mountain town of Heber Springs, Arkansas, portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America during the two World Wars and the Great Depression. This lecture and documentary film situate Disfarmer as an American master by focusing on his influence in the modern Manhattan art world and the legacy he left behind in his hometown of Heber Springs. (Film Producer Dennis Mohr, Public Pictures, 2012)


Mike Disfarmer: Cleburne County Portraits
Opens January 24, 2013
The Coen Brothers, Ralph Lauren and guitarist Bill Frisell are just a few artists who have found inspiration in the photographs of Mike Disfarmer. A small town photographer from Heber Springs, Arkansas, Disfarmer used glass plate negatives to create snapshot size photographs as keepsakes for the local community. The stark minimalism of his studio backdrops, especially those used during the 1930s and through the war years, effectively isolate his subjects and in doing so create intimate, deeply human portraits of them. The dignity of hard work and the vagaries of rural life can be read in the faces and demeanor of the many people who sat for his ‘penny portraits'.

salt 6: Emre Huner 
On view through January 13, 2013 
salt 6: Emre Huner features the premier of a new film by the Turkish, Berlin-based artist, whose work explores questions surrounding progress, modernity, science fiction, and utopian impulses.

Nancy Holt: Sightlines
On view through January 20, 2013

Nancy Holt: Sightlines will offer an in-depth look at the early projects of this important American artist whose pioneering work falls at the intersection of art, architecture, and time-based media. Since the late 1960s, Holt has created a far-reaching body of work, including Land art, films, videos, site-specific installations, artist's books, concrete poetry, and major sculpture commissions. Nancy Holt: Sightlines showcases the artist's transformation of the perception of the landscape through the use of different observational modes in her early films, videos, and related works from 1966 to 1980. With her novel use of cylindrical forms, light, and techniques of reflection, Holt developed a unique aesthetics of perception, which enabled visitors to her sites like Sun Tunnels (1973-76), located in Utah's Great Basin, to engage with the landscape in new and challenging ways.

Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism
On view through March 18, 2013
Dale Nichols is well known as the fourth major Regionalist artist, alongside Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and John Stueart Curry. Their work, created in the Midwest during the Great Depression, defined a period in American art when artists turned toward the land and known narratives in hope of creating uniquely American themes and styles of art. The UMFA is delighted to offer Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism, an exhibition spanning much of his long career. Nichols' early paintings focused on the often-difficult relationship between Midwest farmers and their land. His stylized landscapes and red barns, representing both shelter and sustenance, held images of hope for a struggling nation and honored the agrarian ideal. By the 1940s Nichols indulged his wanderlust, traveling repeatedly to Alaska and spending extended periods of time in Guatemala and Mexico. Paintings from this period are represented in this exhibition as well.

5 Blocks
On view through April 21, 2013
5 Blocks is an exhibition of youth artwork created in collaboration with UMFA educators by students at Hawthorne Elementary (Salt Lake City School District) and Granger High School (Granite School District). By investigating a five block area near their school, students demystified how we shape the spaces we live in and how those spaces shape us. Through a variety of media, this exhibition shares with viewers what students discovered when they left the classroom and got a chance to engage with the city. During the planning of this exhibition UMFA educators consulted with Damon Rich, a nationally recognized designer and artist who currently serves as the Urban Designer for the City of Newark, New Jersey.

**Exhibition dates are subject to change.


Utah Museum of Fine Arts
University of Utah
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
(801) 581-7332

Museum Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 am–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 am–8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am–5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and holidays
Visit our website: umfa.utah.edu

General Admission
Adults $7
Youth (ages 6-18) $5
Seniors & Students $5
Children under 6 FREE
U students, staff & faculty FREE
Active duty military personnel FREE
Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund, the UMFA opens its doors for FREE on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

RDT's Ring Around the Rose presents Ballet West (SLC: Jan 12)

For Immediate Release

December 12, 2012

Media Contact:
Stephanie Perkins

RDT's Ring Around the Rose presents
Ballet West
January 12, 2013 | 11:00 am

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

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre's "Ring Around the Rose" program presents Ballet West on January 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. 

Ballet West returns as an annual favorite on the Ring Around the Rose series with a show sure to delight ages 3 to 103. The world-renowned company will present a performance designed to give children an introduction to the art of ballet. Using the story and characters of "The Nutcracker" Ballet West II company dancers and a narrator show the audience how the basic elements of dance, music and the visual arts combine into a complete presentation. The audience will see both a portion of "The Nutcracker", as well as hear from the dancers directly about what it takes to work in the field. 
As is the case with all Ring Around the Rose shows, the performance will be "wiggle-friendly" and interactive. Children will be able to participate both from their seats in the beautiful Jeanne Wagner Theatre, and a few lucky ones will have the opportunity to dance on stage. Children and families alike won't want to miss this fun and unique show!

Who: Ballet West
What: Ring Around the Rose
When: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 am
Where: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101)
How: $5 tickets available through ArtTix (www.arttix.org, 801-355-ARTS, or at the box office)
About Repertory Dance Theatre's Ring Around the Rose series
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). 
Ring Around The Rose is supported in part by: The Utah Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks Program, and the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation.

For more info visit rdtutah.org

High resolution photos are available upon request.
Repertory Dance Theatre
138 West 300 South | PO Box 510427
Salt Lake City UT 84151-0427
(801) 534-1000 | rdt@rdtutah.org

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ADVOCACY: Conference Call on the Charitable Deduction: Dec. 12 1-2 PM

We are pleased to pass on the opportunity to join a conference call tomorrow, Wednesday December 12th hosted by Independent Sector on the current state of the charitable deduction in the midst of these year-end negotiations. Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Americans for the Arts Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs, will be one of the speakers. Please join us and feel free to forward this information to your networks:
Sector-Wide Conference Call on the Charitable Deduction
Wednesday, December 12, 1-2 p.m. ET
712-432-7300, access code 57668#

Hear from Nick Giordano, Washington Council Ernst & Young, with the inside scoop on current negotiations. We will also hear from representatives of the charitable sector, on what they are hearing and how fiscal cliff negotiations may affect their work. This call is open to everyone in the sector. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at: publicpolicy@independentsector.org. To ask questions and follow along on Twitter, use #protectgiving.

JOBS: Accounting Manager @ 90.9fm KRCL


Job Description: The KRCL Accounting Manager provides direction and leadership for the station’s business operations. The Accounting Manager oversees the station’s accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of its financial reports. He or she ensures a system of strong internal controls and maintains fiscal soundness. The Accounting Manager assists with the annual external audit, annual budget and the preparation of information for outside funders.


• Oversee the daily functions of accounting and business operations, ensuring that legal and audit requirements are met and that best practices and maximum efficiency are obtained. 
• Handles all Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll functions. 
• Assists in the prompt completion of the station’s annual independent audit and the preparation of financial statements.
• In conjunction with General Manager provides leadership to the annual budget process including: the formulation of the budget.
• Implements appropriate systems and internal controls to adequately safeguard KRCL’s financial resources and to provide a solid basis for accurately reporting financial data. 
• Prepares monthly financial reports the annual report, and other external financial reports. 
• Oversees the month-end and year-end closings and the preparation of statements and reports Analyzes monthly operating results against budget. 
• Ensures compliance with all required federal, state and local tax and financial disclosure documents. including 990 and all CPB reporting.
• Participates in KRCL’s management team providing insight and feedback on critical issues affecting the station. 
• Meets or exceeds agreed upon competencies associated with the position and functions as a positive, supportive member of the staff team. 
• Performs other related duties as required by the General Manager.


• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or equivalent. 
• Three or more years of related experience as a Senior Financial Manager, Controller or a Manager in a related field. 
• Skills and experience in the following areas: Accounting/Auditing, Financial Reporting, Budget Development/Management, Cash Management, Cost Analysis/Controls.
• Accounting experience in a nonprofit organization, broadcast experience preferred.
• Knowledge of, and expertise with, computerized accounting systems and standard business software, Blackbaud and QuickBooks preferred.
Location: Salt Lake City


How to Apply: Send email with cover letter and resume to Vicki Mann, vickim@krcl.org
Closing Date: open until filled


Contact Name: Vicki Mann
Email: vickim@krcl.org

JOBS: Outreach Science Program Educator @ Discovery Gateway


Job Description: Outreach Science Program Educator will present the Discovery Gateway Reaction Time science outreach program in schools throughout the state of Utah during the current school year, and the Discovery Gateway Chain Reaction Teacher Professional Development Program according to the I-SEE Schedule. Outreach Science Programs Educators will be required to travel to Utah’s 41 school districts. Qualifications: College degree preferred with core study in either education or a science related field, with at least 60 hours of college level study verified by college transcripts. Teaching experience and exceptional presentation skills required. Must be good with elementary aged children and have basic classroom management skills. Part time position.
Location: salt lake city
Status: part time


How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to jobs@discoverygateway.org
Closing Date: 12/18/2012


Contact Name: Victoria Bernier
Email: jobs@discoverygateway.org

JOBS: Development Coordinator @ Utah Symphony | Utah Opera


Job Description: Development Coordinator
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-533-5626
Website: www.usuo.org
Full-Time, Development Department

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) seeks a Development Coordinator to support the vision of the Company in collaboration with the V.P. of Development and Members of the Development Department staff by providing administrative support and cultivation to aid in raising funds for the organization.

Essential Responsibilities Include:
•Process all gifts received by Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
•Generate thank you letters for all gifts
•Prepare and send receipts for donations to/at development events
•Track all pledges and mail invoices as needed
•Enter, maintain, properly utilize and tailor data in Tessitura to assist in fundraising, including generating reports for grant applications and reports
•Create and fulfill database action and customer service notes
•Run credit cards for scheduled payments
•Generate and send receipts for credit card payments
•Prepare playbill editorial submissions and distribute to development staff
•Generate donor acknowledgment pages for playbill
•Manage all membership benefits for Abravanel/Peterson Societies and Maestro Club
•Assist in managing benefits for corporate and foundation entities as necessary
•Maintain development budgets and track expenditures
•Assist in answering and directing incoming development phone calls and inquiries
•Manage development memberships and participation in support organizations such as USFR, Utah Non-Profits, etc.
•Manage subscriptions to development publications
•Take minutes as necessary at development committee meetings
•Prepare birthday, get-well cards, etc. for donors and arrange for flowers or other gifts as necessary
•Provide administrative support to the V.P of Development, including preparing reports, correspondence, research, scheduling meetings, event logistics assistance etc.
•Provide administrative support to the Comprehensive Camp
Location: 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84106


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.
Your Website: Visit organizational website.


Contact Name: Leslie Peterson
Email: jobs@usuo.org

Bonnie Harris @ Christmas Concert (West Valley City:December 17)

Local Favorite Bonnie Harris Sings Christmas Classics at Free Concert

WHAT:           Bonnie Harris presents an evening of Christmas classics for you and your family.
WHEN:           Monday, December 17, 2012
                        7:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Utah Cultural Celebration Center
                        1355 West 3100 South          
                        WVC, UT 84119
WHO:              Everyone is invited to this Christmas concert.  Free admission - no ticket needed.

WHY:         Local singer and numerous award-winning Bonnie Harris will sing Christmas classics. The annual concert is a staple in the community, now celebrating its 16th year. Take a break from the Christmas rush and relax with Bonnie´s soothing alto voice. This family friendly concert is the perfect way to remember the good times of Christmases past, and rekindle the glow of Christmas present.

                        For more information on this concert, or other events or exhibitions at the Cultural Center, please call 801-965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org

# # #

Michael Christensen, Folklorist/Cultural Specialist
West Valley City | Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119
(801) 965-5108

Dance All Day @ Repertory Dance Theatre's Community School Open House (Salt Lake City: January 5)

For Immediate Release
December 11, 2012
Media Contact:
Stephanie Perkins

Dance All Day for Just $10
Repertory Dance Theatre's
Community School Open House
January 5, 2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W Broadway, SLC
$10 at the door
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) invites the public to sample our entire slate of Community School dance classes at an Open House, January 5, 2013 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West Broadway (300 South), beginning at 9:00 am. Open House participants can participate in any or all of the Community School's classes during the day for only $10 all day (no advance registration required), or free with the purchase of a ten-class punch card. If you buy a 10 class punch card at the Open House pay the special price of $90.
The Open House schedule* is as follows:
9:00-9:40 am Prime Movement
9:40-10:20 am Ballet
10:20-11:00 am Zumba
11:00-11:40 am SOMA (Simple Organic Movement for All)
11:40-12:20 pm Flamenco
12:20-1:00 pm Modern
1:00-1:40 pm African

*schedule subject to change, visit our website or "Like" us on Facebook for up to date information.
Additional class descriptions, schedules, and instructor bios can be found at www.rdtutah.org or by calling 801-534-1000.

About RDT's Community School
The RDT Community School began in 1994 as an extension of Repertory Dance Theatre's mission of dedication to the creation, development, awareness and understanding of the art of modern dance.

The Community School offers a wide range of classes for adults (ages 16+) on evenings and weekends. Classes are designed on a "drop-in" basis so no pre-registration or long-term commitment is required. Teachers work with students at every level and no previous dance experience is expected.

Students can drop-in for $12 per class, or purchase a 10-class punchcard for $100 which is good for every class on the schedule (except Flamenco) .
RDT's Community School offers an affordable way to stay fit, express your creativity, and DANCE!
Click here for more information about RDT's Community School.


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JOB: Call for Entries at the Utah Arts Alliance! (Deadline: January 30th)

Call for Entries

Proposals for Display at the Utah Arts Alliance Galleries

The Utah Arts Alliance has published a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating art for the UAA's galleries in Salt Lake City.

The selection committee seeks art that falls within one of the following categories:

-Local Artists: emerging and established. All mediums are accepted.
-Arts that celebrate Salt Lake?s urban artistic culture (i.e. graffiti arts, photography, etc.)

The deadline for receipt of material from interested artists is January 30th, 2013. For an application please e-mail mickell@utaharts.org. Artists may submit materials by mail or delivered to: Derek Dyer, Utah Arts Alliance, 663 W. 100 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

The Utah Arts Alliance is non-profit organization that is enables people from all walks of life, especially those that lack financial resources, to pursue their creative dreams and be part of the arts. At the UAA many programs and activities take place on a regular basis. The UAA is home multiple galleries, holds one festival - the Urban Arts Festival; a performance space - The Cube, a variety of Youth Arts Education Programs, Artist Connect and Artist Community Garden.


Mickell Smith
Operations Director
Utah Arts Alliance
C: 801-317-3681

Brandon Sanderson Speaks @ Worlds of Fantasy Exhibit (Salt Lake City: December 15)

Media Contact: Julianne Hancock
P: 801-455-3432
Popular Fantasy Author Brandon Sanderson Speaks at The City Library
Highlights Worlds of Fantasy Exhibit on Display
December 10, 2012-Salt Lake City-Fantasy is a major component in our cultural zeitgeist. The past decade has been filled with literature, film, games, and art that capture society´s desire for the exploration of magical worlds. From Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time, Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, our pop-culture world is one obsessed with fantasy. Join The City Library for a series of events highlighting the mystical and magical.
On December 15, The City Library will be transformed. An ongoing exhibit featuring sets and pieces from a locally-produced fantasy film, Flight from Shadow, will be the backdrop for a series of fantastic events, including an all-ages costume contest-from the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Robert Jordan, wand-making classes, film screenings, book browses, tours of the exhibit, and a performance by the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra.
The feature of the December 15 celebration is a lecture with famed author Brandon Sanderson, beginning at 12pm in the Main Library Auditorium. Sanderson is best known for finishing Robert Jordan´s epic series, The Wheel of Time. The final installment of this series will be released on January 8, 2013. Sanderson will also host an intimate Q&A, focusing on world-building, followed by a book signing.
Other Worlds of Fantasy events continue through the month of January, including Dungeons and Dragons at the Chapman Branch, and a continuation of the Fantasy Genre Speaker´s Series, focusing on art, film, and deconstructing Middle Earth.
The Genre Speaker´s Series is funded by the Utah Humanities Council, and Worlds of Fantasy has been sponsored by The City Library, University of Utah Department of English, Fort Douglas Military Museum, McGrew Studios, Wagonland Adventures, Absinthe Hair and Grooming Parlor, Razor´s Edge, Abbie Warnock Photography, Badali Jewelers, Wheel of 9 Productions, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The Downtown Alliance, Gryphon Games, Night Flight Comics, Utah Film Commission, and Marcela Torres.
For more information on Worlds of Fantasy at The City Library, visit www.slcpl.org/fantasy.


Julianne Hancock
Manager of Communications and Library Innovation
Salt Lake City Public Library
801.524.8219  | jhancock@slcpl.org 

NEWS: Matinee Show Canceled

Good Evening,
Due to the extreme physicality of our show, THREE, running December 13th-15th at the Rose Wagner,  we have decided to cut the December 15th 2pm matinee. All patrons with tickets have been notified of the change, but we wanted to ensure that you had the most up-to-date information about the performances for your organization. Please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information.

Dennis Busch 

Dennis Busch | Director of Marketing & PR
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
office: 801.297.4213 | fax: 801.297.4235

Friday, December 7, 2012

Beehive Statesmen- A Barbershop Christmas @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center Monday, December 10th

Beehive Statesmen – A Barbershop Christmas

As a part of the Cultural Center Winter Concert series and Trees of Diversity exhibit, the Beehive Statesmen will present beloved memories of Christmas with barbershop harmony.  The concert will highlight the chorus and quartet renditions of the beautiful music traditional to Christmastime. 

Monday, December 10, 2012
7:00 p.m.

"We All Like Figgy Pudding" @ Utah Arts and Museums (Friday, December 7th 6-9)

Don't miss the Rio Gallery's Holiday exhibition, "We All Like Figgy Pudding" opening this Friday from 6-9 PM in conjunction with the Holiday Stroll.

The exhibition includes artists such as Regina Stenberg (image below) Craig Cleveland, Lindey Carter, Hadley Rampton, Carolyn Coalson, Mark Slusser, Court Bennett, Joe Ostraff, and many more!  

The exhibit runs through January 4, 2013. For more information, please visit:  riogallery.org

SUU Student Art Exhibit: Compendium: It’s Art _____ and Stripped: An Exploration & Interpretation of the Body @ SUU University (Dec. 6th 2012-Feb. 4th 2013)

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: Compendium: It’s Art _____ and Stripped: An Exploration & Interpretation of the Body

WHAT:              A diverse range of student created art is showcased this winter on the campus of Southern Utah University. Students of ART 3080: Museum and Gallery Practices are proud to present two conjoining art exhibits featuring student art. Stripped: An Exploration & Interpretation of the Body will be shown in South Hall on the first floor. Compendium: It’s Art ______ will be shown on the Third Floor of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library.

WHO:               Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts
WHEN:             December 6, 2012-February 4, 2013

TIME:               South Hall hours: Dec. 7-Jan. 6, Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm. Closed weekends,  Dec 21-25 & Jan. 1 & 21
                        Library hours: Dec 7-14, Mon-Thu: 7AM-Midnight; Fri: 7am-7pm, Sat: 11am-7pm
                        Sun: 2 pm-10 pm; Jan 7-Feb 4, Mon-Thu 7AM-Midnight; Fri: 7am-7pm; Sat: 11AM-7PM; Sun: 2PM-10PM. Closed Jan 21

WHERE:           South Hall and Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

PRICES:           Free and open to the public

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

Compendium: It’s Art _____
and Stripped: An Exploration & Interpretation of the Body

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A diverse range of student created art is showcased this winter on the campus of Southern Utah University. Students of ART 3080: Museum and Gallery Practices are proud to present two conjoining art exhibits featuring student art. Stripped: An Exploration & Interpretation of the Body will be shown in South Hall on the first floor. Compendium: It’s Art ______ will be shown on the Third Floor of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library. Both exhibitions will be shown from December 7, 2012 to February 4, 2013. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. South Hall hours are December 7th-January 6th, Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, closed weekends and December 21-25 and January 1 and 21. Library hours are December 7-14, 7AM-Midnight, Monday-Thursday, 7am-7pm Friday, 11am-7pm Saturday, 2 pm-10 pm Sunday; January 7-February 4, Monday-Thursday 7AM- Midnight; Friday: 7am-7pm; Saturday: 11AM-7PM; Sunday: 2PM-10PM. 

Closed January 21st.
Stripped is an exhibit focusing on representations of the human body.  From traditional, classical paintings and drawings, to explore even deeper down and stripping the body of its skin, Stripped is an exhibit of student work that explores the body and they interpret it in their own way.  Pieces from students in and out of the class are shown. As a forewarning, Stripped does exhibit undraped models.

Compendium: It’s Art _____ is a general collection of art in differing mediums.  The pieces shown are a mixture of 3D and 2D pieces collected from students in the class.  Various subjects are portrayed in this large-scale student portfolio.  Compendium is meant to showcase the talents of the disparate artists that are enrolled in this semester’s ART 3080.  

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 and a new Center for Shakespeare Studies. 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, 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.

ADVOCACY: Update from Americans for the Arts

Dear Utah:

As Congress and the White House consider various proposals to avoid the impending fiscal cliff scenario of more than $600 billion in federal spending cuts and tax increases for 2013, some have set their sights on limiting the deductions for charitable gifts and possibly even the status of nonprofit organizations as an answer.  In particular, we are deeply troubled by reports of proposals under consideration that would create an aggregate dollar limit or percentage cap for all itemized deductions as a potential short-term revenue solution during the lame duck session. 

Over the past 18 months, Americans for the Arts has intensified its outreach to Congress on the detrimental impact that these policies would have on thousands of nonprofit organizations across the country and, more importantly, the communities and individuals that they serve.  In addition to lobbying on this issue during our own Arts Advocacy Day conferences for the last few years, we are actively working with Independent Sector and its diverse network of nonprofit organizations, ranging from American Cancer Society and YMCA to Catholic Charities and The Nature Conservancy. Together, we have lobbied dozens of congressional offices, sent letters (including one today) to the president, and ran ads in major political newspapers, with another new ad coming out this month.

Because of the importance of this issue, a new Charitable Giving Coalition has also emerged, in which Americans for the Arts is a member.  Today, December 5th, hundreds of nonprofit groups will lobby together for “Protect Giving – DC Days.”  Americans for the Arts will be leading one of these delegations.  It doesn’t stop there.  We need our grassroots advocates to participate as well.

YOU can ensure that your voice of support for the arts and the nonprofit sector is heard by your congressional delegation as they consider these issues in this lame duck session. Take two minutes to send a customizable message to your members of Congress.

Help us continue this important work by becoming an official member of the Arts Action Fund. If you are not already a member, you can play your part by joining the Arts Action Fund today -- it's free and easy to join.