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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

18th Annual Art in Pilar's Garden @ Art Access (SLC: June 8 - 10)

18th Annual Art in Pilar's Garden

June 8th, 9th and 10th
5 - 9 PM
403 East 8th Avenue

Enjoy the timeless beauty of art in the fresh, fragrant atmosphere of
Pilar’s spring garden.

Featuring artwork by:

Pilar Pobil

Willamarie Huelskamp

Tim Little

Angelo Maggi

Polly Plummer

Edie Roberson

Admission is $10 per person at the door (no advance ticket sales).

100% of your admission is being gifted to
Art Access programs.

NEWS: SLUG Mag Wins Best Of State

News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela H. Brown – angela@slugmag.com, 801-487-9221

SLUG Magazine Wins 2012 Best of State Medal for Journalism

SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, May 25 – SLUG Magazine was recognized for its
efforts and endeavors last Tuesday, winning the Best of State medal for
Journalism in the Arts & Entertainment category. On May 22, 2012, the Best of
State awards held their annual gala and ceremony at The Salt Palace
Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“We are very excited and humbled to receive this award,” says Angela Brown,
SLUG’s owner and publisher. “We’ve worked diligently to put out a great
magazine that stands out from others in our market, focusing on local
entertainment and the subculture in Utah. To have this kind of recognition shows
that we’ve become a vital resource to not just SLC, but the entire state.”
Founded in 2002 by Mark & Dana Layton, the Best of State awards were created
as a way to recognize outstanding businesses in Utah, and bring the community
together in celebration. The awards are judged on a variety of fields including
creativity and innovation, service, performance and contributions to the state of
Utah. The awards cover hundreds of fields in ten categories, including A&E,
Business, Education, Dining, Sports, Tourism and Community Development. This
was the first year SLUG Magazine has been nominated, and won, for this

About SLUG Magazine: SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine is a free
regional publication based out of Salt Lake City, UT, delivering uncompromising
coverage of music, art, action sports and underground subculture. SLUG
distributes 30,000 issues on the first Friday of every month and can be found
“anyplace cool.” In addition, SLUG hosts a variety of award-winning community
events such as SLUG Games, Summer of Death, and Localized. Feb. 2012
marked the Magazine’s 23rd birthday, making SLUG one of the oldest zines in
the nation that continues to publish regularly. Visit slugmag.com to view photo
galleries, read online exclusives and read through digital copies of every issue
that has ever been published.


JOB: Piano Ambassador Program @ The Mundi Project

Become a diplomat for musical education!
The Piano Ambassador program provides young pianists with multi-media performance opportunities, introduces audiences to classical piano literature, and represents the youths' voice about current day themes through artistic performances and inter-disciplinary projects. Educational outreach concerts are held throughout Greater Salt Lake area schools and public venues.
  • Innovative Performance Opportunities
  • Community Service Hours
  • Performing Experience
  • Complimentary tickets to piano concerts throughout Salt Lake City
To learn more about the Piano Ambassador Program Program Projects for 2012-2013, click here!

NEWS: For the first time in its history, the National Endowment for the Arts awards grants for arts research

Washington, DC-For the first time in the 47-year history of the National Endowment for the Arts, the agency´s Office of Research & Analysis will award grants to 15 research projects to investigate the value and impact of the arts in the United States. These grants, totaling $250,000, support projects designed to use existing, high-quality datasets to examine novel and significant research questions about the arts. The grantees are from 11 states and their awards range from $10,000 to $30,000.

The recommended projects explore three different areas:
· the impact of the arts on local and/or national economic development,
· the health and viability of arts and cultural organizations,
· the links between arts engagement and cognitive, social, civic, and behavioral outcomes.
At the conclusion of each project, the researchers will submit a report of their findings, methods, and data sources for posting on the NEA's website, arts.gov.

"In order to create well-designed and responsive arts programs and policies, we need to have solid, research-based evidence about how art works," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. "We are excited to learn what these projects will reveal and look forward to sharing each of them broadly with the American public. "

NEA Director of Research & Analysis Sunil Iyengar said, "I'm pleased that in addition to publishing research reports and hosting research and policy conferences, the NEA can support the work of other researchers dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the value and impact that the arts can provide for our country´s citizens."

Examples of projects supported with these grants are:
· Researchers with the California Alliance for Arts Education will conduct a statewide analysis of the access, equity, quantity, and diversity of arts education in California schools. The report will detail the status of arts education in California's K-12 public schools, explore five-year trends, and investigate how California compares with other states and nationwide.
· Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin will use data from the Urban Institute´sNational Survey of Nonprofit Governance to see whether the racial/ethnic and gender composition of arts organizations´ boards has had an impact on the diversity of populations served by those groups.
· At Williams College, researchers will use cutting-edge economic models pioneered in studies by non-arts sectors to demonstrate a causal relationship between spending patterns of arts and cultural organizations and the economic well-being of U.S. cities.

About the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA atarts.gov.
Sally Gifford | Public Affairs Specialist | National Endowment for the Arts
giffords@arts.gov | 202-682-5606

Twitter - http://twitter.com/NEAarts
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/NEAarts

RDT's Young Dancer Workshop @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, July 9-13, deadline 30 June

RDT's Young Dancer Workshop
July 9-13, 2012
Ages: 10-17
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West 300 South, SLC UT 84101

Must register by June 30

Repertory Dance Theatre presents an In-Depth Dance Workshop for Young Dancers, ages 10-17. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with RDT company dancers and take classes in a variety of styles.

This workshop will provide serious dancers and those that might be curious about a career in dance with an in-depth, creative, moving experience that will encourage growth and development in the art of dance and the skills of life.

Session 1

Dates: July 9-13, 2012
9 am - 1:30 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W 300 S, SLC UT 84101)
$180 (5 day workshop)

9:00 - 10:15 am Technique Class
10:30 - 11:30 am Composition / Improvisation
11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 pm Jazz / African Dance
1:00 - 1:30 pm Stretch & Strengthen

Session 2

Dates: July 9-13, 2012
9 am - 4 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W 300 S, SLC UT 84101)

Tuition: $215 (5 day workshop)

9:00 - 10:30 am Technique Class
10:45 - 12:00 pm Composition / Improvisation
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 pm RDT Repertory
2:30 - 4:00 pm Jazz / African Dance

Repertory Dance Theatre
138 West 300 South
PO Box 510427 | Salt Lake City, UT 84151-0427
801-534-1000 | rdt@rdtutah.org

PRESS PREVIEW of Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, 31 May

Thursday, May 31 | 9-10 am | Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Call 801.585.1306 or Click HERE to RSVP
Art can move you. This exhibition will take you from 0-60 mph in under four seconds.
Racing to the UMFA this summer, Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile will showcase 19 of the world's finest and fastest automobiles, ranging from the ultra-cool 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster (once owned by Steve McQueen) to the record-holding 1938 "Mormon Meteor III" Bonneville racer.

A brief introduction and discussion of the exhibition will be provided by:
- Ken Gross, Automotive Historian, Museum Consultant, and Speed Guest Curator
- Ambassador John Price, Exhibition Lender and UMFA Benefactor
- Raymond Tymas-Jones, Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean of the College
of Fine Arts at the University of Utah

- Gretchen Dietrich, UMFA Executive Director

Guided tours of Speed will follow.
Free parking will be available in the visitor pay lot. Please bring your ticket to the front desk for validation. For directions and a map, please click HERE.

Title Sponsor: John and Marcia Price Family Foundation | Presenting Sponsor: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation | Lead Sponsors: Zions Bank | Stephen G. & Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation Supporting Sponsors: Larry H. Miller Group | Merit Medical | University of Utah College of Fine Arts Sponsors: Wells Fargo | Supporting Partners: Price Museum of Speed | U & the Arts Program at the University of Utah | Richter7 | Xfinity

NEWS: Youth across the state are encouraged to spend this summer volunteering

Summer of Service 2012

SALT LAKE CITY- This summer, the Utah Commission on Volunteers is calling on Utah youth across the state to support their local communities through service. We are excited to be kicking off our 2012 Summer of Service campaign ? YOU changing the world?One day, One week, One SUMMER at a time.

Summer of Service is a statewide initiative that encourages and mobilizes youth to make a difference in their communities by volunteering over the summer. Youth simply sign up to participate, volunteer their time, log their hours online, and can qualify to win a Presidential Service Award signed by the President of the United States. The individual in each age group that logs the most hours of service from June 1 through August 31, 2012 will win lunch with Utah?s Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell in September.

Between 2008 and 2010, the average national volunteer rate for young adults was 21.9% per year. During that same time frame, the average rate for young adults in Utah was 39.9%, ranking Utah first in the nation for young adult volunteering. The summer season is a great time for youth to continue this tradition of volunteering and make a difference in their communities.

?I am proud to live in a state that places such an emphasis on volunteering?, said Lt. Governor Greg Bell, ?Summer of Service provides a way for youth to be recognized for the impact they make in our communities?.

To register and begin logging hours please visit www.volunteers.utah.gov and click on the Summer of Service box.

For more information, contact Amanda McDonald 801-715-6717

The mission of the Utah Commission on Volunteers, an Office of the Lieutenant Governor, is to improve communities through service and volunteering. For more information on the Commission on Volunteers, and various volunteering opportunities across the state, log onto www.volunteers.utah.gov.


WHAT: Last year, dozens of art enthusiasts trekked into the southern Utah landscape with regional artists to discover how an artist interprets vistas into art. In summer 2012 art devotees can join artists on three different hikes that explore the creative process, the SUMA Art Hikes. Join artist Steve Yates as he uses the camera lens to capture the natural beauty of the landscape.

WHO: SUMA (Southern Utah Museum of Art) Community Engagement Committee

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2012

TIME: 9:00am

WHERE: Cedar City Main Street Park, east side (near main pavilion), Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Free and open to the general public. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

INFO: For detailed info and requirements, call (435) 586-5462 or visit www.suu.edu/pva/suma.

SUU?s SUMA Community Engagement Committee

Launches Second Year of Free Art Hikes with Regional Artists

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: In summer 2011, dozens of art enthusiasts trekked into the southern Utah landscape with various established regional artists to discover how an artist interprets vistas into art. Once again, in summer 2012, art devotees can join artists on three different hikes that explore the creative process, the SUMA Art Hikes. Beginning on Saturday, June 16, 2012, hikers can join renowned artist Steve Yates with a trek into the Dixie National Forest from the Leeds Creek Kiln Trail. The Art Hikes have been created by the Southern Utah Museum of Art?s (SUMA) Community Engagement Committee to build public awareness for the proposed museum. All Art Hikes are free.

SUMA Art Hikes have been created to provide an opportunity for the southern Utah community to discover the special places where local artists gain inspiration for their art. Participants will get to hike to these inspiring locations with the artist as well as a representative from the Public Lands who will educate and enlighten the hikers to learn more about these unique locales. In addition, all participants are encouraged to bring their own art supplies (sketch books, pencils, pastels, watercolors or whatever a hiker?s media) and cameras to capture the natural beauty of the region for themselves.

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, Steve Yates hikes into the Dixie National Forest from the Leeds Creek Kiln Trail. On the hike, Yates plans to use photography as the medium for capturing the landscape. He will discuss how to effectively use a view finder to capture a specific area of the landscape which an artist can use back in the studio and translate onto the canvas. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras to the hike.

A Colorado transplant, Steve Yates defines Cedar City as home. His connection to the Southern Utah community and the beauty of the landscape that surrounds him provides ample ammunition to inspire his creations. A lover of art from his earliest years, Steve said he could still remember when he was a child and would draw images of spirits, which his parents would dutifully tuck away for safekeeping. Fascinated with the paranormal and the unexplained Steve said his artistic endeavors have always teetered on the edge of the unusual. His surreal exploitation of canvas through digital media offers an enamored public new material to gobble up beyond that of the typical Southern Utah landscape imagery. It expresses the many layers of reality Steve sees in the world around him. ?Sometimes it sort of comes out like a stream of consciousness. Sometimes there is an underlying theme. I have always thought that what we see isn?t always what we get when it comes to reality.? Though the thought is not an original concept, the idea is one that has always captured Steve?s attention. The brilliant results have continued to tickle the playful minds of his admirers. Steve hesitates to place specific meaning on a piece he has created as he knows that art is just as personal for the viewer as it is for the creator.

Additional tours this summer include exploring the wonders of Kolob Canyon with Anne Weiler-Brown on Saturday, June 30th and the Summit Petroglyphs with Todd Prince on Saturday, July 14th.

SUMA Art Hikes are free and open to the entire community. All ages are welcome. Hikers will meet at Cedar City Main Street Park, east side (near main pavilion) at 9 am. Participants are welcome to bring their own art supplies. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Hikers need to provide: Own transportation, an adequate lunch, sturdy hiking shoes or boots, knapsack, a minimum one quart of water per person, rain jacket, personal first aid kit, sun screen protection, and layered, comfortable clothing (for any type of weather). Walking sticks and insect repellant are recommended but not required.

The SUMA Community Engagement Committee thanks those individuals and organizations that have helped make the Art Hikes happen: Anne Smith, SUU Instructor, Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism (ORPT), Coordinator, Outdoor Education Series, the National Parks Service and the Cedar City and St. George offices of the Bureau of Land Management.

Detailed information can be obtained by calling (435) 586-5462 or visiting www.suu.edu/pva/suma. To make a contribution to SUMA, please contact Donna Law, Director of Development: CPVA, at 435-865-8182 or law@suu.edu. Contributions can be made online at www.suu.edu/pva/suma.


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, 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 email at cpvamktg@suu.edu.


WHAT: Last year, dozens of art enthusiasts trekked into the southern Utah landscape with regional artists to discover how an artist interprets vistas into art. In summer 2012 art devotees can join artists on three different hikes that explore the creative process, the SUMA Art Hikes. Join artist Steve Yates as he uses the camera lens to capture the natural beauty of the landscape.

WHO: SUMA, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Community Engagement Committee

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2012

TIME: 9:00am

WHERE: Cedar City Main Street Park, east side (near main pavilion), Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Free and open to the general public. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

INFO: For detailed info and requirements, call (435) 586-5462 or visit www.suu.edu/pva/suma.

Repertory Dance Theatre & the Utah Arts Festival present 8 Seconds of Fame @ Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, 21 June-24 June

June 21-24, 2012 at the Utah Arts Festival

SALT LAKE CITY - After 47 years of building community through the creation, performance, and perpetuation of modern dance, Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) is asking the community to help build a dance. The RDT dancers are creating choreography using movement phrases donated by the community.

RDT is inviting the community to become a partner in our creative process. Each day at the Utah Arts Festival, RDT will be filming willing participants performing 8 second movement phrases. This could be anything from a walk across the stage to eight consecutive pirouettes.

With the collection of these 8 second fragments, the RDT dancers will have a movement bank of material which they will explore, embellish, and de-construct to create a new movement language. This language will be developed into a new piece of choreography that will premiere on RDT's 47th season concert, EMBARK, October 4-6, 2012.

RDT invites you to contribute EIGHT SECONDS of movement.

WHEN: June 21-24, 2012, 1:00-2:00 pm

WHERE: Utah Arts Festival on the FESTIVAL STAGE

WHAT: Contribute movement of any sort: pedestrian actions, gestures, shapes, dance-moves....use your imagination

WHO: Anyone! Any age, any ability.

WHY: Help RDT dancers create a new movement language that will be developed into a new dance work featuring your "eight seconds" of inspired activity.

Click here for more information

Join the event on Facebook.

RDT dancers performing Susan McLain's Karyo

In addition to the "8 seconds of fame" project, RDT will be performing at the Utah Arts Festival on June 24 at 6:30 pm on the Festival Stage. The company will be performing favorites from this past season including "Karyo" by Susan McLain and "Gamut" choreographed by the RDT dancers using the principles of Merce Cunningham composition techniques.

Come join RDT as they close out the festival with a performance of aesthetics and athleticism!

RDT at the Utah Arts Festival
June 24, 2012 | 6:30 pm
Festival Stage

Click here for more information

Join the event on Facebook

Repertory Dance Theatre
138 West 300 South | PO Box 510427
Salt Lake City, UT 84151-0427
801-534-1000 | rdt@rdtutah.org

NEWS: Release of 2012 Desert Wanderings @ Art Access

Our literary magazine, Desert Wanderings, is hot off the press!

Come get your FREE copy and, if your writing is featured, have a chance to read from the magazine during the open mic portion of the evening! Content should be publicly responsible, please.

About Desert Wanderings and our Literary Arts Program:

Since 1996 Art Access has offered an annual series of creative writing workshops, conducted by professional writers, for adults and teens with disabilities. The program provides participants the opportunity to develop and polish their writing skills and share their voices and perspectives. Workshops are held at partner venues where individuals with disabilities live or gather. Compositions from workshops, and from a public call for entries for writers with and without disabilities, are juried into the Desert Wanderings literary magazine, giving all participating writers an opportunity to share their literary voices and stories with people in the community.

OUR MISSION: Art Access/VSA Utah provides equal opportunities to inclusive arts programming for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to the arts.

Performance & Poetry Salon @ Art Access, Salt Lake City, 01 June

Performance & Poetry Salon

Please join us at Art Access
Friday, June 1, 2012
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Toy theatre performances
followed by open mic poetry readings.
Cookies and cool beverages will be served.

Come see the puppet and toy theaters created by participants from our Kindred Spirits and Adult Workshops.

The art form of "toy theatre" (also called "model theatre" or "paper theatre") was very popular in the Victorian era. After the invention of television, toy theater dropped in popularity but has been making a comeback as a fine art form with toy theater festivals happening throughout the world.

OUR MISSION: Art Access/VSA Utah provides equal opportunities to inclusive arts programming for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to the arts.

NEWS: Craft Lake City Announces Showcasing Artisans for Craft Lake City 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, May 25 - On Sunday, May 20 Craft Lake City announced the 147 artisans invited to showcase their wares at the fourth annual Craft Lake City happening on August 11 at the Gallivan Center from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Receiving over 300 applications, our team of judges asked to evaluate the Craft lake City submissions had a difficult task of deciding who would make the cut. The artisans selected represent a wide scope of Utah´s DIY scene and a number of them will be first time exhibitors at Craft Lake City. Attendees to the festival can expect to find items such as handmade clothing, crocheted goods, screen-printed paper, handmade soaps, stencil artwork, photography and jewelry during Craft Lake City 2012.

In addition to the 147 announced artisans, Craft Lake City will showcase the work of DIY engineers- a new category for the festival. DIY engineers include individuals creating robotics, bicycles, alternative energy ideas and LED lighting solutions. Between the two categories Craft Lake City 2012 will feature over 200 exhibitors.

To view the entire list of accepted artisans visit: www.craftlakecity.com. Announcements of accepted DIY engineers will be released in the following weeks.

About Craft Lake City: The Craft Lake City festival is an annual outdoor celebration of Utah´s DIY handmade culture. Held yearly in August at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City, the festival features over 200 local artisans and DIY Engineers, along with live entertainment that includes demonstrations, street performers, musical acts, and local food vendors. Throughout the year, Craft Lake City organizes various events to keep the community active and aware of the local DIY culture and continues its support of local artisans, through workshops, demonstrations, gallery shows and fundraisers. Craft Lake City was started in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine, as a way to showcase the DIY community across the state. Craft Lake City has filed paperwork with the IRS and is awaiting non-profit 501 (c)(3) approval. For more information about Craft Lake City check out craftlakecity.com, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/Craft.Lake.City) and follow us on Twitter (@craftlakecity).

JOB: Manager, Utah Community and Student Programs @ Sundance Institute


Sundance Institute is dedicated to equal opportunity employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disabled status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

Title: Manager, Utah Community and Student Programs

Office Location: Park City, UT

Position Reports to: Director, Utah Community Development

Department: PC Administration

Dates worked (if less than 12 months):

Considerations: This position may be required to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends. This position will be lodged in Park City for the annual Sundance Film Festival.

Position Summary: This position manages the following programs:

Year-round Utah based public programs (including Sundance Institute Presents summer series, community screenings and other collaborations), and Festival community programs - reporting to the Director of Utah Community Development.

College outreach activities/Students at the Festival, High School Screenings and Filmmakers in the Classroom - with oversight from the Associate Director of Film Forward and Educational Initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Assist in the planning and strategy for all programs. Conduct research as required to support the ongoing development of programs.
 Manage associated budgets.
 Coordinate and participate in film and program selection.
 Maintain community and student pages on the Sundance Institute website.
 Gather data and metrics for grant evaluations and public programming reports.
 Manage on-site operations, including filmmaker involvement, volunteers, theatre operations, print logistics, venue logistics, signage, etc. Serve as presenter as necessary.
 Serve as logistical point of contact with vendors, supporters, and partners/collaborators.
 Serve as Community and Student programs representative on Festival Operations Team.
 Manage marketing and communications process including compiling copy and content for webpage, local newsletter, social media, eblast, and press releases, etc.


 Serve as lead for the Community Team in implementing the various events and activities. Team includes marketing, media, sponsorship, production, theater, and fundraising staff.
 Assist with legislative educational events, post-Festival and during the summer.
 Attend monthly Summit County Park City Arts Council community meetings.
 Manage community ticket give-aways and represent Community team at identified outreach screenings.
 Coordinate communications and outreach to students in Utah and around the country.
 Oversee communications and ticketing for students both pre-fest and on-site.
 Plan and manage on-site Festival events for students such as Orientation, Student Roundtable, Programmer presentations, etc.
 Hire and supervise support staff for Festival student programs.
 Manage Filmmakers in the Classroom Program at Park City High School.
Other duties as assigned.
Ranking of Responsibilities:
1. Community Programs: 55%
2. Student Programs: 45%
Position Requirements:
Employee has legal authorization to work in the United States.


 Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
 Minimum of three years directly related work experience.
 Project and event management experience required.
 Prior experience working with students preferred.
 Experience in planning and/or implementing community arts programs preferred.


 Knowledge of Utah arts and culture community preferred.
 Community outreach experience preferred.
 Strong writing skills required.
 Excellent interpersonal and communications skills required.
 Valid driver’s license and successful completion of DMV background check required.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants may apply by completing an online application at,

Journalist and Bicycle Advocate Joe Kurmaskie Leads Community Bike Ride with Mayor Becker @ Library Square, Salt Lake City, 02 June

Kurmaskie wheels into SLC with tales of cycling the globe

May 25, 2012—Salt Lake City—With little more than two wheels beneath him, journalist Joe Kurmaskie has traveled the globe. Kurmaskie, better known as the “Metal Cowboy” will lead a community bike ride with Mayor Becker on Jun 2, 10 am, starting at Library Square. The bicycle advocate will also share stories from his expeditions around the world in a presentation on Jun 4, 7pm in the Main Library Auditorium.

Kurmaskie recently returned from an epic bicycle journey across five African countries, and will talk about his experience there and his other tours, which have taken him to countries around the world. He will also discuss the nearly 4000 mile ride he took with his young family in tow.

Kurmaskie is an advocate of getting “off the couch and into the saddle” as a way for families to bond and become healthy together, offering, “We are on this quest to show all parents that you can have a great outdoor family vacation regardless of age or ability. You don't have to ride across Canada like we are but you can absolutely enjoy a weekend of riding and camping, even if it's only 10 miles a day. And on such a trip your family will grow closer and stronger. And you get to know your kids again!"

Students from the Salt Lake Center for Science Education will also have the opportunity to ride and talk with Kurmaskie, who will lead a ride and discussion with them on June 4.

The community ride on June 2 is open to cyclists of all ages, as is his presentation on June 4. For more information, visit www.slcpl.org.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Altered Books Taught by visiting artist Alice Marie Perreault @ Art Access's Kindred Spirits Summer Camp (June 18 - June 22)

Kindred Spirits Summer Camp
Altered Books
Taught by visiting artist Alice Marie Perreault

Altered books is an art form using mixed media to change the design, meaning, purpose
and even the structure of books. Depending upon the artwork, the original book may
not even be recognizable when the work is finished. Artists may add windows, niches,
pockets, pop-ups and countless two-dimensional and even three-dimensional elements
that create a sculptural sensibility.

Ali will be working with Kindred Spirits participants for a five-day summer workshop
to explore this exciting form of art. No two pieces of art will look alike! And,
by the end of the week, everyone will have new insight into their own and other's
creative processes. So, come to Kindred Spirits and alter your very own book! All
levels and abilities welcome.

Books, supplies and materials are provided, but you may want to bring a few of your
own little found-object treasures.

Class Schedule

Daily from Monday, June 18th
through Friday, June 22nd
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Max Enrollment: 7 (14 with partners).
Children are usually accompanied by a partner, often a parent or sibling.
Fee: $50 and includes all art supplies (no fee for partner companion).
Learn more and register online by visiting our WEBSITE
"This is the best children's art program
we've ever participated in!"
~ Kate Jensen, Kindred Spirits Parent

About Kindred Spirits
Designed for children whose chronological and/or cognitive age is 5 to 13, the Kindred
Spirits program offers young participants an opportunity to engage creatively in
a variety of visual arts projects in an inclusive environment.

Development & External Relations Director @ Discovery Gateway

Job Description: Development and External Relations Director is responsible for implementing the organization’s strategic direction for development and for raising $1.5 million annually in support revenue. Coordinate and manages all development activities including major gifts, annual fund, special events, corporate relations and grant writing. Works collaboratively with the Creative Director to oversee the public relations and marketing activities for the museum. Prepares and executes annual and long-range development, marketing, public relations and communications plans.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in management, communications or related fields. Master of Public Administration preferred. 10 years professional experience required, with a minimum of 2 years of experience as a development director for a nonprofit organization with an annual support revenue budget in excess of $1 million.
How to Apply: If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@discoverygateway.org]
Contact Name: Victoria Bernier
Email: vbernier@discoverygateway.org

Curator of Education @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Job Description: Join the team at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, recognized as Utah's Best Museum for 2011 and 2012, and recent recipient of a major grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

This is a prime opportunity for a museum educator who wishes to develop and implement thoughtful and ambitious programs that further the mission of UMOCA.

Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications

BA, BS in Art Education, Art History, Education, or equivalent in relevant field; preferred Masters in Art Education, Art History, Fine Arts, or Museum Studies.

Experience teaching visual arts classes and working with youth, collegiate and adult populations. Fluency with art history and artistic media imperative. Preferable experience with diverse populations.

Minimum of 4 to 6 years relevant professional experience with educational programming in an art center, museum, or equivalent educational institution.

Ability to develop strategic relationships/collaborative partnerships for education programs.

Knowledge of contemporary art and art education.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to work with trustees, donors, members, the public, and co-workers professionally.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in addition to strong leadership and organizational skills.
How to Apply: Please send CV and cover letter to Adam Price at adam.price@utahmoca.org. Position to remain open until filled.
Contact:Contact Name: Adam Price
Email: adam.price@utahmoca.org

Monday, May 21, 2012

Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey @ Legacy Gallery, St. George Art Museum, St. George, June 21st


May 26 through September 8, 2012

Main Gallery Starry, Starry Night: The Paintings of Serena Supplee

Mezzanine Gallery Starry, Starry Night, National Parks through the Lens of Wally Pacholka

Legacy Gallery Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey (Nevada Arts Council-opens June 21st) with Art Conversation on June 21st at 7pm (3rd Thursday Art Conversation Series)

About 150 years ago, the West was known as the last frontier in America. Once the space race began, space was labeled the final frontier. In the exhibits on view this summer, you have a chance to explore both, as well as America’s best idea, according to Wallace Stegner, our national parks.

In the Legacy Gallery beginning June 21st, we feature, The Great Basin from the Nevada Arts Council. Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey, an exhibition of 30 photographs by three regional artists – Adam Jahiel, Daniel Cheek and Nolan Preece – which examines loss, change and abandonment in the American West.

In this exhibit, the Great Basin is roughly defined as the area between the Wasatch Mountains along the Idaho and Utah borders and the Sierra Nevada Mountains along the Nevada and California borders. The three photographers featured in the exhibit have, independently, concentrated on the documentation of subjects that are changing in or rapidly disappearing from the Western landscape.

Geologically, the Great Basin is part of the Basin and Range Province that covers most of Nevada and more than half of Utah, as well as parts of California, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming. Jahiel’s photograph of cowboys in Northern Nevada poignantly illustrates both this rugged way of life and its marginalization in contemporary society. Daniel Cheek’s work celebrates the spaciousness of the Great Basin, which is then juxtaposed with small intrusions in the landscapes that are indicative of a changing West. Nolan Preece examines the rustic patina that is diminishing with restoration and development across the Great Basin.

The work of each photographer reflects a distinct style and technique, perfected during careers as highly regarded professional artists. Jahiel uses the platinum print to archive and preserve his images for the future. Cheek works with an 8 x 10 camera to reproduce the rich color of the Great Basin on chromogenic photo paper. Preece combines large format and digital cameras to produce black and white and color images of high quality.

This exhibit was organized by the Nevada Arts Council and is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program and is funded by the National Endowment, Nevada State Legislature and Western States Arts Federation. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

www.danielcheek.com; www.adamjahiel.com; www.preece.myexpose.com

A special thanks to the Darrell Armuth and Donna Hellwinkel Collection for its loan of their Adam Jahiel platinum prints for this exhibition.

Art Conversation with Serena Supplee @ Main Gallery, St. George Art Museum, St. George, July 19th


May 26 through September 8, 2012

Main Gallery Starry, Starry Night: The Paintings of Serena Supplee with Art Conversation on July 19th at 7pm (3rd Thursday Art Conversation Series)

Mezzanine Gallery Starry, Starry Night, National Parks through the Lens of Wally Pacholka

Legacy Gallery Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey

(Nevada Arts Council exhibit-opens June 20th)

The magic of the night sky comes alive in the paintings of Serena Supplee in the Main Gallery. They are like dreams of the heavens that open this special grouping of exhibits at the St. George Art Museum this summer.

The beauty, truth, and freedom of canyons and rivers pulse through Serena Supplee. Thirty years of living and loving the Colorado Plateau serve as the current of inspiration for Serena’s artwork. Her passionate palette captures the expansion of rims, the movement of rivers, and the dance of clouds with the lighting on canyon walls, and the night with is dark though alive with the star filled sky full of galaxies, which have long captivated the minds and souls of humans.

Originally from Iowa, Serena graduated with a BFA from Northern Arizona University. She worked summers as a guide on the Colorado, Green, and San Juan Rivers and still loves rowing her boat. Serena’s book, Inner Gorge Metaphors, features a series of paintings focused on the rapids and the Inner Gorge of the Grand Canyon. The series of paintings that start with the rock temples that grace the rim of the Grand Canyon and lead down to the Colorado River are on view in Catchin’Current at the Powell Museum in Page, Arizona through February 2013.. For the St. George Art Museum exhibit she specifically focused on the drama and mystery of the evening twilight. Both exhibit catalogs will be available in the Museum Store, along with other merchandise.

Serena works primarily in watercolors and oils. She paints watercolors on site and also draws detailed sketches, which she transforms into large oils. A collection of her geometric landscape paintings woven into rugs and baskets by Navajo weavers are on display at Twin Rocks Trading Post in Bluff, Utah. A spectacular selection of giclee prints of Serena’s paintings, a library of originals and works in progress, along with Serena’s outdoor sculptures may be seen at her studio by appointment. Two of her graceful, sandstone-inspired sculptures are on public display in Moab.