Conversations in Culture
No Boundaries: How Other Cultures Influence Art in Utah
June 14, 2012, Bountiful - Bountiful/Davis Art Center will host a new exhibit, ‘Conversations in Culture’ that will feature works by artists who live in the US but were born in another country or their travels to other cultures are reflected in their work. Works by Featured Artists for Summerfest 2012 will also be on display. These Summerfest Featured Artists will also have booths at Summerfest, August 9-11, Bountiful City Park. The exhibit will run July 13-Sept. 21, 2012, at Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 So. Main St. in Bountiful.
The focus of this themed exhibit is the celebration of diverse cultures through the arts. Some of the artists, though US citizens, were born in another country as noted below.
The exhibit will be in conjunction with Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International Art and Folk Festival scheduled in August, 2012.
There will be an opening reception on July 13, 7-9 pm, free to the public.
2012 Featured Summerfest Artists:
Paul Twitchell, USA- wildlife artist, watercolors
Yevgeniy Zolotsev, Russia- watercolors, oils
Nile Fahmy, born in Germany to an Irish mother and Egyptian father- TinkerSeth Garner, USA: Emerging Artist - Viewmont High School student who won the Best of Show in the recent High School exhibit at BDAC, 2012
Other Participating Artists:
Rudofo Juarez, Mexico
Van Chu, Viet Nam, photographic work
Jon Bouhwuis, photography, USA
Carl Oelerich, photography, USA
Pilar Pobil, Spain,paintings, recently featured at the Utah Arts Festival
Michael Melik, Soviet- sculpture and paintings
Suzanne Tornquist,USA, paintings depicting Native Americans
Yilhin Chan, China,paintings
Jou Jou Prochaska, Syria, paintings, jewelry
JJ Galicia, Mexico-metal relief work
JJ Galicia, 2011 Summerfest award winner
Katie Mann, USA-photographs taken in the Dominican Republic and his daughter Carolina
Marilyn Whitaker, USA- sketches from a recent trip to Africa
Theresa Otteson, USA – oil paintings of Summerfest dancersKatsuko Hill, Japan, paintings
Jimmy Lucero, Mexico, paintings
Radford Cuch: Native American, paintingsEruera ‘Ed’Napia: New Zealand, clay
August 8: Street Dance/StreetFeast on Main Street in Bountiful 6pm-9pm. This event features performances by international groups from Costa Rica, France, Indonesia, Croatia, Siberia, Colombia, Kenya, Sierra Leone and India. The public will be asked to participate in the dancing. Additionally, restaurants will be on hand for a StreetFeast (formerly Taste of the Town). Tickets are $1/each and can be redeemed at any of the food booths who will have offerings from $1 -$5 for various food selections.
Participating restaurants: Boba World – Shanghai Cuisine, Plates and Palates, Cutler’s, China Platter, Souties, Scoopology, Twisted Lemon, Eatery 1025,
A Little Bite of Heaven…and more!
Painting by Pilar Pobil, Spain
August 9: Opening Ceremonies of Summerfest at Bountiful City Park, 6-10pm.
August 10-11: Festival at the park from 11am-10pm
Summerfest features international performers on the Main Stage, local performers on the Sound Stage, artist booths, ethnic food booths, KUED Kids Art Yard. This year the major sponsors of the festival are: Bountiful City, Zions Bank, Lakeview Hospital, KUED and CenturyLink.