This exhibition features three Utah artists: Andrew Ballstaedt, Jethro Gillespie and Rebecca Pletsch. Each artists work explores the genre of portraiture from a contemporary perspective, while weaving in narratives and experiences related to their own shared and personal histories articulated with a variety of media.
This annual state and region-wide conference will be held May 2, 2013. The conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah and the Mountain West by participating in workshops, networking and innovation.
Arrivals/Departures is a group show curated by loveDANCEmore. By using the backdrops of landscape and local sites, the films, videos, and performances explore the relationship between land and the dancing body. Join us for a live performance on February 15th for Gallery Stroll.
Also, to hear a podcast about the exhibition with Ashley Anderson of loveDANCEmore click here.
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION
In 1939, classical singer Marian Anderson stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and gave a concert to an audience of 75,000 people. Just a few days before, The Daughters of the American Revolution turned Ms. Anderson away from performing a concert in Constitution Hall because because they only allowed white artists to perform there. This artwork by Utah artist Carlos Anderson shows Marian Anderson performing as a crowd of people are drawn to her singing. Many who come to hear Anderson are playing musical instruments; one man in the bottom right has shackles on his wrists; Marian Andersons voice echoes through the US, from an amber field to a bustling New York cityscape as Abraham Lincolns marble memorial looks on.