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Thursday, December 6, 2012

“We All Like Figgy Pudding” Exhibition at Rio Gallery

“We All Like Figgy Pudding” Exhibition at Rio Gallery

Holiday Show Opens December 7

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums announces the opening of the exhibition “We All Like Figgy Pudding” at the Rio Gallery on December 7, 2012, and running until January 4, 2013. A public reception will be held on Friday, December 7, from 6 - 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The Rio Gallery is located inside the historic Rio Grande Depot at 300 S. Rio Grande (455 West) in Salt Lake City.

Curated by the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, “We All Like Figgy Pudding” is a holiday exhibition that “represents a variety of mediums and styles from contemporary artists. Each piece evokes aspects of the holidays that are often overlooked in the commercial flurry of the season,” said Kristina Robb, Executive Director of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. “For many, the holidays are a complex and disruptive time of year. Through this exhibit we invite the viewer to step away from preconceived notions of what the holidays should be, to settle in and enjoy the many unpredictable moments.”

Participating artists include Court Bennett, Scott Buckner, Lindey Carter, Craig Cleveland, Carolyn Coalson, Erin Coleman-Cruz, A. David Crown, Nel Ivanovich, Joe Ostraff, Hadley Rampton, Derek Reeverts, Regina Stenberg and Gregory Stocks.

Photo:  Untitled, by Erin Coleman-Cruz

About Utah Arts & Museums
Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

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