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Monday, April 29, 2013

Event: Brown Bag Monday, May 20th for ZAP @ the Utah Cultural Celebration Center!

Upcoming ZAP Brown Bag on Monday, May 20th from Noon-1pm @ the Utah Cultural Celebration Center!
Topic & Guest Speaker
Trends in the Nonprofit World
What is trending for nonprofits? What are the implications in Utah? What are the top anticipated challenges for Utah’s nonprofits?
Come join Chris Bray, Executive Director of Utah Nonprofits Association for the answers to these questions and a dialogue on some resources to help you navigate into the future.
The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is located at 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley City
Click here for Map & Directions
Click here to RSVP to this FREE event.

JOB: Marketing, Public Relations and Development Manager @ Bountiful/Davis Art Center

Marketing, Public Relations and Development Manager –
Bountiful/Davis Art Center

Job Summary
Working closely with the Director of Bountiful/Davis Art Center, the Marketing/PR and Development Manager
will assist in developing and implementing public relations and communications strategies, facilitate webbased marketing platforms including the website and social media; assist with designing promotional media,
and assist with news releases and promotional campaigns. The manager will also research and write grants,
reach into the community and strategize for increased revenues and manage the membership program at
BDAC. There will be a strong opportunity to interact with local government officials, community leaders, nonprofit organizations and businesses to advocate and promote BDAC.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements
Bachelor degree or equivalent years experience in arts administration, marketing, communications, journalism
or related fields.
 Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
 Experience with Marketing and Public Relations.
 Experience with social media and website management.
 Solid computer skills with experience in the following programs: MS Office application,
Photoshop and InDesign.
 Giftworks, Dreamweaver and Illustrator experience is helpful.
 Outstanding organizational skills with attention to detail.
 Project management experience and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
 Experience with volunteering or working for a non-profit and/or arts organization preferred.
 Good collaboration and leadership skills.
 Experience with fundraising and grant writing preferred.
 Positive attitude.
Salary range: 26,520-27,000
Send cover letter and resumé to emmadugal@bdac.org by May 18.

Mailing address:
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
P.O. Box 221
Farmington, UT 84025-0221

Event: Utah Watercolor Society Spring Open Exhibition @ Bountiful/Davis Art Center: May 10-June 14

Utah Watercolor Society Spring Open Exhibition at Bountiful/Davis Art Center
May 10 – June 14, 2013
Emily Willis, Family Connections - UWS 
April 25, 2013, Bountiful – The Utah Watercolor Society Spring Open Exhibition will be hosted at Bountiful/Davis Art Center beginning on May 10 with a reception and awards ceremony. The exhibit will continue through June 14. The exhibit is juried by Stephen Quiller, an internationally known painter who works primarily in watermedia, monotypes, and intaglio printmaking. He is best known for his innovative approach to watermedia painting: watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein and their combinations, and for his use of color.
The exhibit will feature 79 watercolor paintings by 67 watercolor artists.  The list of participants includes Diane Adams, Deweyville; Shauna Alcorn, Sandy; Eiko Anderson, Logan; C. Rogers Atkinson, SLC;  Joyce Baron, Provo; Lucy Beale, Sandy;  Janet Brohm, So. Jordan; Brienne Brown, Julian, PA;  Karen Bunkowski, Sandy; Lynda Burruss, Nibley;  Sharon Cannon, Eagle Mountain; Lucile Chamberlin, Pleasant View;  Blaine Clayton, Sandy;  Chariya Ernst, SLC; John Fackrell, Murray; Caryn Feeney, SLC; Linda Flannery, SLC; Jan Foutz,  SLC; Jerry Fuhriman, Providence;  Richard Garland, Logan;  Barbara Glick, WVC; Nan Gray, SLC; Kristine Groll, Mendon; K. Grover, Providence; Kristi Grussendorf, Logan; Virginia Hall, SLC; Jeanne Hansen, SLC;  Peg Hardin, SLC;  Maggie Harrison, SLC;  Rebecca Hartvigsen, Centerville; Verna Hendricks, Sandy; Kasuko Hill, Kaysville; Catherine Hostetter, SLC; Tom Howard, Kearns; Willamarie Huelskamp, SLC;  Renon Hulet, SLC;  Andi Jorgensen, Logan; Lola Kartchner, Sandy;  Paige Kimball, SLC; Gene Klatt, Sandy;  Cara Koolmees, Mountain Green; Jennifer Love, Woods Cross;  Nancy Maxfield Lund, Murray; Sherry Meidell, West Bountiful; LaDonna Moore, SLC; Maura Naughton, SLC;  Helen Nix, SLC; Mari O’Brien, San Luis Obispo, CA; Jana Parkin, Provo; Neena Plant, WVC;  Carol Sue Pratt, Eagle Mountain; Carl Purcell, Manti; Hadley Rampton, SLC; Colleen Reynolds, Midvale; Dixie Stoddard, SLC; Kathy Sutherland, Sandy; Bessann Swanson, SLC; Nancy Swanson, SLC; Stephen West, Torrence, CA; Patrice Whitby, SLC; Emily Willis, Cottonwood Heights; Jinny Wright, Holladay; Setsuko Yoshida, SLC; Toni Youngblood, SLC; and Joan Zone, SLC. 
“Bountiful/Davis Art Center is pleased to host this Utah Watercolor Spring Exhibit.  What I’ve seen so far indicates that this will be an excellent exhibit featuring some of Utah’s most renowned watercolor artists.  These paintings will certainly brighten up the galleries at Bountiful/Davis Art Center and will be something art lovers will not want to miss”, says Emma J. Dugal, Director of BDAC.
This will be the 3nd exhibit in the 2013 season at the new space in Farmington, in the Davis County Memorial Courthouse, 28 East State Street, South Door, 2ndFloor.
Be sure to come to Farmington to view the new location of BDAC and this popular exhibit.
For more information about this exhibit and other programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center, call 801 451-3660 or visit us online at www.bdac.org http://www.bdac.org/ email: info@bdac.org  

NEWS: National Endowment for the Arts grant to support 'Sense of Place' touring project @ Repertory Dance Theatre

Repertory Dance Theatre receives National Endowment for the Arts grant to support 'Sense of Place' touring project
One of 817 NEA Art Works grants
totaling $26.3 million in funding nationwide
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced on April 23, 2013 that Repertory Dance Theatre is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Repertory Dance Theatre is recommended for a $30,000 grant for "sense of place" touring support. 

Funds will enable RDT to offer affordable touring fees for presenters in under served communities of Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota. RDT will produce concerts and educational residencies using dance to celebrate environmental awareness and encourage environmental responsibility. This project addresses NEA Art Works criteria in strengthening communities, audiences and the art form with creation, engagement, learning, and livability outcomes.
During this unique tour, choreography will be created by RDT dancers with local dancers and community art partners will be invited to join the creative process. RDT will lead participants to inventory the assets and attributes of the local landscapes and express those attributes in music, visual and performing arts. Sense of Place celebrates the uniqueness of each community. Local dancers will experience memorable and enriching performance opportunities, as they join RDT on stage in concert, performing works developed in choreography workshops. Exploring the creative process together allows for development of a sense of place. It is also cause for a celebration of community. 

Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, "The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these exciting and diverse arts projects that will take place throughout the United States. Whether it is through a focus on education, engagement, or innovation, these projects all contribute to vibrant communities and memorable opportunities for the public to engage with the arts."
Executive/Artistic Director Linda C. Smith said, "Communities everywhere are eager to validate a 'sense of place' for their residents. RDT facilitates this by bringing locals together with our dancers to tell a story that relates to the landscape residents call 'home'. This NEA grant will assist RDT in taking this artistic exploration of 'place' to remote Western U.S. communities." 
In August 2012, the NEA received 1,547 eligible applications for Art Works grants requesting more than $80 million in funding. Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. The 817 recommended NEA grants total $26.3 million and span 13 artistic disciplines and fields. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.


Contestants are asked to explain or define “I Am Downtown” in short films

Salt Lake City (April 25, 2013) – From now through June 17, the Downtown Alliance will be accepting user-submitted videos centered on the phrase “I Am Downtown” and a filmmaker’s interpretation of its definition.  A panel of industry leaders will award a grand prize of $5,000 to the winning submission.
This contest, timed for the spring, marks the second occasion this contest has been offered. In November and December 2012, over 40 user-generated videos were submitted, with winning films shown at EVE. To carry on the success from the winter program, the contest has been re-launched in response to continued interest from the film community, as well as the general public’s excitement and desire for unique stories about their downtown.
The contest will be centered on Facebook, where users can find directions to enter films of up to 100 seconds in length. The only additional guidelines are to be creative and unique in telling an unexpected story centered in the downtown area. The Downtown Alliance’s goal is to cultivate stories about downtown from a users perspective that may be new or untold.
“We don’t know what will happen in these user-submitted videos, and that is the best part,” said Jason Mathis, Downtown Alliance executive director.  “Downtown means different things different people. This contest aims to find out what downtown represents to individuals and show their connection with the people and physical space of downtown.”
The shorter lengths of the film is designed to level the playing field between professionals and amateurs as the focus of the films must be the emotional connections to a story and the people in it, rather than elaborate special effects. Independent filmmakers, due to budget or equipment limitations, are forced to focus on a story and the people in it to move an audience.
Full details and submission guideline’s can be found at www.facebook.com/downtownslc
Past video submisisons from the winter 2012 contest can be found at:
The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and divers community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit downtownslc.org

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring is in the Air Singers Concert @ Weber State University Alumni Association

Who: Weber State University Alumni Association
What: WSU Alumni Singers Concert
When: Monday, 13 May 2013, 7:30 pm
Where: Holy Family Catholic Church

Weber State University Alumni Association presents the WSU Alumni Singers, directed by Evelyn Harris, in concert, Monday, May 3, 7:30 pm, Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 East 5650 South in Ogden. There is no charge for this performance.
 The program will feature a wide variety of music including “Over The Rainbow,”selections from the Faure “Requiem,” “I See The Light” and “Get Happy.” The special numbers this year will include solos and small groups.  This concert is wonderful family entertainment for all ages with a wide variety of music.
Weber State Singers was an active performing group at Weber State University, with Evelyn Harris directing the group for seventeen years. When she retired they also retired the group, which was then without a director. The members had a strong desire to keep the Singers alive and did so through the auspices of the WSU Alumni Office. The WSU Alumni Singers have been together since 2002. The current group is comprised of former WSU Singers as well as Evelyn Harris’ vocal students. For more information about the WSU Alumni Singers, contact Evelyn Harris, 801-392-3773 or evieh7@comcast.net

NEWS: American West Symphony Sandy's Orchestra's 25th Anniversary

 Joel Rosenberg and the American West Symphony and Chorus are celebrating the Sandy's orchestra's 25th anniversary with a May Spectacular Concert at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 South 700 East on Friday, May 10 at 8:00 pm. The concert also will be performed at Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus on May 13 & 14 at 7:30 pm.

The heart of the concert will be the mighty and romantic Saint-Saens Symphony No 3, also known as "The Organ Symphony"
It is a work for large orchestra with organ, piano four hands, additional wood wind players including bass clarinet, English horn and piccolo.
It was completed by Camille Saint-Saens in 1886.
The program also will include the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with the winners of the American West Piano Competition.
"The popular Piano Competition is held two times a year and the winner will have the opportunity to perform with the orchestra, an invaluable experience for young talent," said Charlotte Jordan, Chairman of the Board.

The concert will open with the Overture to Verdi's "Nabucco". The opera Nabucco was completed in 1842 and was an overnight hit.

Joel Rosenberg, violist, will play Caccini's Ave Maria for Viola and Orchestra in memory of the late Cliff Millward, former Vice-President and trumpet player of the American West Symphony and the Utah Symphony. Cliff Millward was also the resident composer of the American West Symphony.

The American West Symphony Chorus under the direction of Tyler Kofoed will be singing Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus and two Movements of Vivaldi's Gloria at the May 10th concert.

For further information and details about the concert please check our website americanwestsymphony.org.
General admission $10, students $8, in Sandy only youth age 7-15 $5. Tickets at the door.  
   The Symphony's main sponsor is the Sandy Arts Guild. We are also supported by Salt Lake County ZAP funding, Utah Arts and Museums, the George and Dori Eccles Foundation, local 
   businesses and charities and, most importantly, our dedicated audience members.

NEWS: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts

Literally: An “All New” Season

Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: A Season of Premiere Productions
When: 2013-14 
Where: WSU Theaters, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts announces its 2013-14 season. The entire year is comprised of premiere performances of new works, three of them by local artists. One of the plays, a musical, is written by WSU faculty member Jim Christian and his “Sleepy Hollow” co-creator, Tom Edward Clark. Jennifer Kokai, also a WSU theatre faculty member, has written the play produced by A.A.T. (Associated Actors and Technicians). Julie Jensen, resident playwright for Salt Lake Acting Company is also represented in this line-up.

 The Plain Princess, Book and lyrics by Jim Christian, Music by Tom Edward Clark, Oct.4-12, 2013
Adapted from the children’s book by Phyllis McGinley
Young Princess Esmerelda seems to have everything that a young princess should…except that she is “plain.”  In order to overcome her dilemma, the King and Queen seek the help of anyone who can remedy their daughter’s situation.  After all of the wizards and physicians refuse the challenge, a clever widow accepts the task and takes Esmerelda to live with her and her five charming daughters.  The result is a special kind of magic that works a miracle.

Of Myth and Mud, By Sarah Saltwick, Directed by Jenny Kokai, Nov. 8-16, 2013
Old creatures, new stories. This collection of nine short plays journeys through classical mythology begins with Pandora and the jar of Hope. The play arrives at new understandings of  love, faith, death and family. Among the characters we meet are: Cecilia the Selkie, before her transformation into a seal; Dahlia the dragon, on her wedding day; and Medusa the Gorgon, in her cave. There is wild humanity in these worlds.

Girl of Glass, By Jennifer A. Kokai, AAT (student production), Directed by student TBA, Feb. 4-8, 2014
Due to a misread package Edgar, a delivery man, meets Truly who works in a strange florist’s shop filled with glowing glass jars. Every week Edgar visits her at the shop, falling more and more in love. But what is in the glass jars and who is Truly?

Picnic at Hanging Rock, Book, music & lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik, Directed by Jim Christian, Feb. 28-March 8, Adapted from the novel by Joan Lindsay
Set in Victoria, Australia on Valentine’s Day, 1900, the girls from Appleyard College are released from their studies for an afternoon picnic.  The wilderness is seductive and the girls are enraptured.  However, the mystery begins when two of girls inexplicably vanish sending everyone into a maelstrom of fear, anxiety and intrigue.  Based on one of Australia’s most treasured novels.

Mockingbird, By Julie Jensen, Directed by Tracy Callahan, March 28-April 5, 2014
Based on the 2010 National Book Awards book by the same name written by Kathryn Erskine.
Caitlin, a bright, talented 10-year-old girl with Asperger’s Syndrome, is trying to understand the world around her, especially how to make friends and fit in at school. She also has to deal with the tragic shooting death of her brother, who had been her main support, and the pain of her father, who seems lost in grief over the killing of his son. As is true with most people with Asperger’s, Caitlin is intelligent but “getting it,” that is, understanding emotion or interpreting social behavior is almost impossible. She has to use her intellect, the Facial Expressions Chart, and much verbalizing to herself to get it right. We hear the story through Caitlin’s mind, and it could not seem more real. Finally, with the help of her very understanding school counselor, the friendship of a younger boy, and the kindness of one of her classmates, she breaks through, and begins to understand empathy. As Caitlin starts to “get” compassion, she teaches those around her important lessons about acceptance and understanding.

NEWS: Student Curated Exhibition to Open with Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

  • Art & Art History BFA exhibition
  • April 19-May 4, 2013
  • Felt Building, 341 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Opening with SLC Gallery Stroll
  • 500 works of art from 100 artists
For immediate release
Contact Tom Hoffman t.s.hoffman@utah.edu 801.656.7045
April 15, 2013-- Every year the senior students at the University of Utah Department of Art & Art History curate the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition as part of their graduation requirements. The 2013 BFA Exhibition event will take place Fridays and Saturdays April 19th through May 6th in the Felt Building at 341 S. Main in downtown Salt Lake City.  This is a great opportunity to view the state of Utah’s most innovative and contemporary emerging artists and art works.
This is a major event for the students in the department and is a critical part of their educational experience. Upcoming graduates are looking forward to presenting work to the local art-loving community. “We hope to attract local gallery strollers as we open the night of April’s gallery stroll”, said Aerin Collett, a BFA student in charge of this year’s event said, “along with anyone interested in viewing up and coming emerging artists, and of course family and friends.”

The exhibition will open Friday, April 19th from 6:00-9:00pm, with an opening nightreception at six and awards at seven.   Gallery will be open to the public April 20, 26, 27 and May 3 and 4th from 11:00am- 6:00pm.   Don’t miss your opportunity to see the work of emerging artists in our community as part of the Downtown Gallery Stroll this April and May.

NEWS: Art Access Gallery (230 South 500 West #125) April 25th

Please Join Us for an Evening Discussion with Cory Dangerfield
The artist will discuss his approach
and techniques for re-creating
“primitive” pottery,
drawing on his 40-year
investigation of pre-Columbian
potters and their art.

This discussion is FREE and
open to the public.

6 - 7 p.m.

Art Access Gallery
230 South 500 West #125


Wild Wednesdays: Wetlands and Ponds
Wednesday, May 1 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Meet Pueo the Short-eared Owl and learn about the wetlands he calls home.  Play a wetland game and then, with the help of an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist, venture out on the Nature Center’s trails to look for signs of wildlife in and around ponds.

Preschool Discovery Day / Roots, Shoots, Springs and Sprouts
Choose a date and time:
Thursday, May 2 or Friday May 31
9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm
$5/Ogden Nature Center members
$6/ non-member
$5/child for preschool groups over 5
Come celebrate all things new at the Nature Center! Whether green and growing, newly hatched, or shaky legs upon hooves setting out for the first time, appreciate your own growth and development as it mirrors nature. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Please call 801-621-7595 for more information or to reserve your spot today. Space is limited.

Wild Wednesdays: Whooo Eats Whom?
Wednesday, May 8 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Learn about predator/prey relationships with the help of Pueo, the Short-eared Owl. Meet Pueo in person and get an up-close look at skulls, pelts, teeth, and more while learning about the traits that help animals survive in the wild. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Fly with the Flock 5K Fun Run / 2.5K for Kids
Sign up now for the 11th Annual Fly with the Flock 5K Fun Run to be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Ogden Nature Center.  Whether you choose to run or walk, this fun route will be filled with surprises and topped off with a delicious pancake breakfast at the end of the run.  Participants can choose to run a full 5K, a 2.5K for kids (12 and under) and for the little ones – there will be a free 100 foot kids dash. Union Grill will be dishing up breakfast and Grounds for Coffee will be filling the coffee & cocoa cups.  Bring the family and enjoy a morning at the Ogden Nature Center. Extra breakfasts are only $7 each.  Costs are $22 adults / $14 kids 12 and under.  After May 4: $27 adults / $16 kids.  The registration fee includes breakfast, a goodie bag, t-shirt, and prize drawings (goodie bags & t-shirts guaranteed to first 250 registered).
Important dates & times:
           • Now through May 4 -- early registration online, by phone, by mail or in person at the Nature Center
            • May 5 and after -- late registration
            • May 10 -- registration packets may be picked up the day before the race
               at the Ogden Nature Center
            • May 11 -- Fun Run!  Day-of registration at 6:30 am / Race begins at 8 am
Visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org for more information or to register.

Wild Wednesdays: Hooked on Fish
Wednesday, May 15 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Did you know there are eight endangered or threatened species of fish that call Utah home? Spend an hour with a teacher/naturalist and learn other cool facts about Utah’s diverse fish.  Observe Least Chub in the aquarium and meet some of the resident fish-eating birds.  Meet in the Visitor Center.

Scout Saturdays
Saturday, May 18
9 am – Native vs. Invasive
10 am – Conservation
11 am – Venomous Reptiles
$5 per scout
The Ogden Nature Center provides the perfect outdoor classroom for scout activities.  A teacher/naturalist will help your scout pass off badge requirements during these 45 minute classes. Reservation and a non-refundable deposit are required. For more information on the requirements for each badge refer to our website at www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs.

Wild Wednesdays: Our National Symbol - A Special Memorial Day Program
Wednesday, May 22 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
Free for Veterans and their family members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Did you know the Bald Eagle had to compete with the turkey to become our national
symbol?  It’s true!  Join the Ogden Nature Center staff for a special Memorial Day program with ONC’s own Bald Eagle, Des Ta Te.  Come learn about these special birds and hear how they finally became our national symbol.  Meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Shorebirds 101
Wednesday, May 29 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Get up close and personal with Einstein, the Ogden Nature Center’s resident American White Pelican, whose beak can hold more than his belly can.  Learn about the special adaptations that shorebirds have. Discuss the importance of the Great Salt Lake and learn about the different shorebirds that call Utah home. 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 check.  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  http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.

NEWS: West Elm and Craft Lake City announce the April DIY Workshop: Glassware Charms with Stacey Rabiger of Ker-ij Jewelry on April 25, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY – Craft Lake City is excited to announce the April 2013 West Elm DIY Workshop, Glassware Charms with Stacey Rabiger of Ker-ij Jewelry.

West Elm, a home furnishings retailer known for helping customers find their personal style at home, initially teamed up with Craft Lake City last fall to celebrate the opening of their first store in Utah at City Creek Center. Through this partnership, Craft Lake City and West Elm are continuing to develop DIY workshops in the store that allow artisans affiliated with Craft Lake City to demonstrate their skills to West Elm customers. The next class will be held on April 25 and will be lead by CLC artist Stacey Rabiger of Ker-ij Jewelry.

Rabiger will be teaching workshop participants how to create a glassware charm that can be added to the stem of their champagne or wine glass. Have you ever set your wine glass down at a party, turned around and found another glass sitting next to it? Identifying which glass is yours is sometimes impossible, thus, the purpose of the glassware charm.

Participants will learn to make their own charm and leave knowing how to make many more for friends and parties.

Rabiger will guide workshop participants through each step of creating and customizing their charm. Participants will be given a glass from one of West Elm’s stemware collections to add their charm to. To help highlight West Elm’s April Color Crush, Watermelon, the workshop will conclude with a toast to spring, featuring Frida Bistro and Rico Catering’s exclusive Watermelon Juice.

The workshop will be held Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a $10 materials fee, participants can pre-register on Skillshare via http://skl.sh/146zvhl.

The West Elm and Craft Lake City DIY Workshop Series takes place once a month at West Elm Salt Lake City in the City Creek Center, on 51 South Main Street. Follow Craft Lake City on Twitter (@craftlakecity), Facebook (Facebook.com/CraftLakeCity) for more details on upcoming classes.

For more information or promotional materials, please contact: Angela Brown, Festival Director: 801.487.9221, angela@craftlakecity.com; Karamea Puriri, Marketing Manager: 801.487.9221, karamea@craftlakecity.com  

About CLC: Craft Lake City is a 501-C3 charitable organization. Craft Lake City’s mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of the local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. Craft Lake City was started in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Editor and Publisher of SLUG Magazine, as a way to showcase Utah’s growing DIY community. The 2012 Craft Lake City festival welcomed over 200 vendors and 15,000 attendees at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake. The festival’s fifth year commences in 2013. Craft Lake City will expand the annual gathering into a two-day format on Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.

About Ker-ij Jewelry: Ker-ij Jewelry was established in 2011. Ker-ij has participated in the Sugar House Farmers Market, Craft Sabbath and other small local craft fairs. Ker-ij has been used in multiple fashion spread shoots featured in Revolv Mag, IN this week and UGLY Mag. Local boutiques Unhinged and FRESH also carry Ker-ij Jewelry line and has also been featured in local blog cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.

Utah's DIY Organization
351 West Pierpont Ave. Ste. 4B
Salt Lake City UT 84101
(801) 487-9221


If your kids love animals, spending summer days in the great outdoors, exploring open spaces and --shhhhh!-- learning some science just for fun – then check out the summer camps at the Ogden Nature Center.

The Ogden Nature Center’s summer camps were voted Best of the Beehive by Salt Lake City Magazine and the education director, Stefanie Miller, was dubbed “Miss Campfire!”  For 2013 the Nature Center’s education team has drummed up some creative themes and topics for summer camps.

The Ogden Nature Center is offering a variety of camps designed for specific age groups.  There are age-appropriate experiences for ages 2 all the way up to 16. There are week-long day camps (with one night spent under the stars), single day adventures with imaginative themes, little mini camps for toddlers and overnight family campouts.  There are also openings for teenage camp assistants.  The choices are many! The Ogden Nature Center’s summer camp options are all listed at http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/summer-camps and explained fully below.

The Ogden Nature Center has a highly qualified, fun team of teacher/naturalists.  With degrees in natural science, botany, environmental education and other related fields, the teachers have varied expertise and they all love spending time with children in the great outdoors.

Scholarships are available for children needing financial assistance.  Please contact Stefanie Miller regarding scholarships at 801-621-7595.

For more information, or to register for camps, please call the Ogden Nature Center at 801-621-7595.


Week-Long Camps
Become immersed in the outdoors with a week-long nature camp!  Held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Mon. – Weds. with an overnight campout starting at 6 pm Thursday and ending at 8 am Friday morning. Dinner and breakfast are provided.  After-hours care is available until 5 pm Mon. – Weds.  Tents and sleeping bags are available for students who do not own them. Tents are shared with same gender campers only.
$165 members -includes camp T-shirt
$200 non-members–includes T-shirt

X-treme Eco-Expedition
Ages 11-14
June 10th – 14th
Think you know what it takes to survive in the wild? Challenge yourself in the ultimate nature adventure. Learn how to read nature and prepare yourself for survival using basic first aid, map reading, fire starting, leadership, tracking and shelter building skills learned along the way. Conquer the compass, and GPS and put your skills to the test in an all-out, end of camp treasure hunt. Who will win in this wild adventure?

Creepy Crawly Critters
Ages 7-9
June 17th – 21st
Would you like an up-close and personal encounter with the creepy crawly critters that are moving around the nature center?  Dig through pond muck and search fields high and low for snakes, lizards, insects, spiders and more. Play games and enjoy activities that help us understand and appreciate the creepy crawly critters all around us.

Monsters and Myths
Ages 9-11
July 8th – 12th
From fear of the dark, to freaky flocks of birds to a porcupine’s quills, help us explore the truth about nature’s scary side. Play games and investigate the myths and stories behind our fears.

Wildlife Detectives
Ages 8-10
July 29th – August 2nd
Investigate the wild side of nature! Solve clues, decipher codes and interpret maps as you spend the week exploring the mysterious world of animals. Nature crafts, animal games, hands-on investigation activities and an overnight campout make this an adventure you won’t want to miss.

Single-Day Adventures
Single day adventures are great for those interested in specific topics and they are easy to squeeze in to busy summer schedules.  After hours care is available until 5 pm for an additional fee.
$35 members / $40 non-members
$6 for a camp T-shirt with registration

Eco-Art / Ages 7-11
July 1st, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Let nature be your nurturer and muse as you create art in an outdoor setting with a natural theme.  Enjoy replicating the natural world through drawing, painting, sculpture, and installations. Get outside and get inspired!

Water Wizards / Ages 7-9
July 2nd, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Flowing, floating, freezing and falling, water seeps into and out of our daily lives in so many ways. Plan to get wet as we dive into the wonderful world of water in the desert, discovering what it can do and who lives in it.

Fantastic Forts / Ages 7-10
July 3rd, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Lodges, nests and dens are fine for critters, but what kind of home would you make if you lived outside? We’ll explore the kinds of homes animals make, then get to the task of creating the perfect shelter among the trees and trails of our 152-acre nature preserve.

A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Specialist / Ages 12 – 16
July 26th, 9 am – 3 pm
$40 – members
$45 – non-members
Get real-world experience in this hands-on animal adventure. Get up close and personal with our resident animals as you learn what it takes to keep them happy and healthy.  Learn about radio-tracking, food preparation and race your fellow campers in tying a proper falconers knot.  Get a sneak peak at wildlife care usually available for volunteers over the age of 18.  This class has very limited space.

Diggin’ History / Ages 9-12
August 12th, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campers will spend a day in the life of an archaeologist as they learn how scientists unearth facts and treasures about the lives of those who existed hundreds, thousands or even millions of years ago.

Micros and Minis / Ages 7-9
August 14th, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
So much of the life around us is very small. Using hand lenses and microscopes, we’ll delve into the world and work of bugs, buds and other miniature beings.

Fun for Fledglings
Perfect for the littles who are able to be at the Nature Center without mom or dad! Ages 4-6.  Pick one day or stay for the whole week.
Mon. - Fri., 9 am – 12 noon.
$ 18/day or $80/week - members
$20/day or $95/week - non-members
Full week registration includes a T-shirt.

Animal Explorers
June 24th - 28th
We will travel to wild places around the Nature Center as we search for and explore the wonderful world of animals.  Campers are sure to have a blast learning and visiting with animals that are cute and cuddly, soft and fuzzy, scaly, hairy and sometimes even a little scary.
• Mon., June 24–The Bear Necessities
• Tuesday, June 25–Stinky Tails
• Wednesday, June 26–Fintastic Fish
• Thursday, June 27–Antlered Friends
• Friday, June 28–Miniature Monsters

Sense-sational Nature
July 15th - 19th                                
See, smell, hear, feel, and taste your way through the fascinating world of plants, animals, dirt and rocks.  Use your five senses to explore nature’s mysteries, play crazy games, and uncover how animals sense the world around them.
Monday, July 15th–Look who’s hiding
Tuesday, July 16th–Whiffers and Sniffers
Wednesday, July 17th–Musical Nature
Thursday, July 18th–Soft, slimy and spiny
Friday, July 19th–Sweet and Sour

Toddler Tracks
Outdoor learning for the tiniest tots. Ages 2-3.  Guardians must accompany children.  All Toddler Tracks camps are from 9 – 11 am
$12 parent/child pair - members
$15 parent/child pair -non-members
$6 for a camp T-shirt with registration
Toddler Track Series – All 4 classes plus a camp T-shirt:
$45 parent/child pair –members
$58 parent/child pair – non-members

Nature’s Palette
July 23rd
Dress in your not-so-best and join the Ogden Nature Center staff in a messy art exploration day. Play with paint, dirt, leaves, sticks and more as you use nature’s palette to create works of art.

Animal Superheroes
July 25th
Look to the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a bat. No! It’s a toddler dressed as a dragonfly? From beavers that build their magnificent homes with no glue guns, nails or hammers to falcons that dive out of the sky at over 300 miles an hour.  You and your child will have fun playing games and exploring as you learn about survival tactics in the animal kingdom.

August 13th
Join us as we get our hands dirty for some good old fashion mud fun. Find out why dirt is so important as we dig holes, find worms, make animal track and hear stories about animals in burrows. Dress for the mess!

Trail Tales
August 15th
Cozy corners out-of-doors are the perfect places for sharing stories!
Come walk with us on our trails as
we make story stops at our favorite natural hidden spots! Strollers are
encouraged for this activity.

Family Camp
Songs, Skits, Stars, and Smore’s – Family Camp
July 26th – 27th – 6 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday
$45 /family of 4 –members
$50/family of 4 –non-members
$ 5 each additional family member

Camp under the stars with your family at the Ogden Nature Center’s Dumke Picnic Grove. Take a guided hike through the center and learn about the nocturnal creatures that inhabit the preserve at night. Songs, skits and s’mores will cap off the evening before you slumber under the stars. We will provide the entertainment, drinks, s’mores and breakfast. Bring your own tent, sleeping bags, mess kit and a picnic dinner. Space is limited to 8 families and registration is required.

More information http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org

NEWS: CUAC audience

Dear CUAC audience,
In the spirit of collaboration, and to inform you of an important way to education yourself about the effect the recession and public policy have on the arts community, The Utah Film Center is hosting a special screening of the documentary film Art Recession on Tuesday, April 23, with a Q&A with the director, Ming Lai following the film. This is something everyone in the art community should be aware of so the issues can be addressed.
CUAC is also holding daily screenings of experimental films by three artists. Check our website for the schedule.

RDT's Ring Around the Rose presents Samba Fogo (138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT) May 11,

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W Broadway)
Jeanne Wagner Theatre
Tickets: $5, through ArtTix, 801-355-ARTS
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre is excited to welcome the exciting and talented artists from Samba Fogo to the Ring Around the Rose stage on May 11, 2013. Drawing on rich Afro-Brazilian traditions and mythology, Samba Fogo will present an interactive drum and dance experience geared toward youth and families. Audience members will get to sing, drum and dance along with Samba Fogo as they perform Brazilian drum and dance styles from all over the country of Brazil, from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador, Bahia.

Samba Fogo is Utah’s only “Escola de Samba” or “Samba School”. Samba Fogo provides year-round cultural arts programming locally and nationally. Samba Fogo's highly esteemed musicians and dancers strive to produce quality cultural art works. The group's high-energy performances offer audiences the chance to experience the deep-rooted culture, infectious enthusiasm, and celebratory spirit that makes Brazil famous.

Visit www.sambafogo.com to learn more

Who: Samba Fogo
What: Ring Around the Rose
When: Saturday, May 11, 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 Division of Arts and Museums, 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

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


4th Annual Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Month
Collaboration With The
Utah Alzheimer’s Association Chapter
Also Provides Opportunities For Families and Physicians
Salt Lake City - Utah Symphony | Utah Opera and the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association today announced the details of the May 2013 Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Month. This collaboration between the two organizations began four years ago with the goal of increasing concern and awareness regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in Utah.
Events are planned to provide opportunities to stimulate the senses of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. During the month of May, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera musicians will volunteer their time to perform at local assisted living communities. Also, free and discount ticket opportunities for care recipients, their families, and other care givers will be available for Utah Symphony and Utah Opera performances.
As part of the Alzheimer Association’s ongoing physician outreach efforts, a pre-concert reception and lecture will be held prior to the Utah Symphony’s May 4, 2013 performance. Local physicians and researchers will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Dean M. Hartley, Ph.D. speak on the changing face of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research and diagnosis.
Music holds immense potential to impact the quality of life for individuals with dementia. It is a form of sensory stimulation, which provokes responses due to familiarity, predictability and feelings of security. Seeing and hearing professional musicians perform has a positive impact on functionality with these individuals and often encourages reminiscence, conversations and endearing connections otherwise forfeited.
May 2013
Various Locations
Utah Symphony and Utah Opera musicians will perform at eight assisted living communities.
May 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Abravanel Hall First Tier Room
Dr. Dean M. Hartley, Ph.D. will speak at a reception of invited physicians and researchers prior to the Utah Symphony’s performance of “The Music of John Williams.”
May 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Capitol Theatre
Utah Opera presents Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville”
May 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Abravanel Hall
Utah Symphony Finishing Touches Dress Rehearsal
May 24 & 25, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Abravanel Hall
Utah Symphony presents Dvorak & Brahms with conductor Vladimir Kulenovic
Dr. Dean M. Hartley, Ph.D. is Director of Science Initiatives in the Medical and Scientific Relations Division of the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Hartley completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Departments of Medicine, Genetics and Neurology at Harvard Medical School after completing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Stanford University.
Complimentary tickets for events on May 13, May 24, and May 25 are available to care recipients with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Family members and care givers can attend for 20% off standard prices. $10 tickets are available for anyone 30 or younger through USUO’s Upbeat ticket discount program. Ticket prices increase $5 on the day of the performance and are subject to availability. Tickets can be reserved by calling 801-869-9046 or visiting the Abravanel Hall ticket office.
Physicians, Ph.Ds., and researchers can register for the May 4, 2013 lecture by Dr. Hartley and receive complimentary tickets for themselves and their partners by contacting Sylvia Brunisholz at 801-265-1944 or sbrunisholz@alz.org. Subject to availability.

NEWS: UMOCA Presents the Inaugural Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah,

An Exhibition Exploring the Diversity and Richness of Utah’s Cultural Landscape.
FREE Opening Reception May 10th from 8 to 10 PM with an Artist Lecture at 7 PM

Salt Lake City, UT ­- The inaugural Utah Biennial Mondo Utah offers succinct artistic statements, collections, artifacts and positions that take an anthropological look at the history- past and present-of contemporary art, folklore and culture in Utah. Generating new projects and unearthing archival legacies, the exhibition demonstrates how Utah has produced its own visual language within our country’s cultural puzzle.

“Mondo Utah” or “the world of Utah,” is taken from the eponymous book by Utahn filmmaker Trent Harris, a publication of contemporary mythology that looks into the fables and idiosyncrasies originating from the Beehive state. The word “Mondo” references a filmmaking genre dating back to the early 60s from Italian filmmaker Gualtiero Jacopetti whose 1962 film “Mondo Cane” pioneered a filmmaking style known for cinema verité and pseudo-documentary that blurred reality and fiction. The film was structurally divided into short, unrelated vignettes or stories that brought one through a panorama of events unfolding before the camera.

“This first biennial looks at the myriad of ways in which Utah has been used as a site, subject, support, and material,” says Senior Curator Aaron Moulton. “Mondo Utah celebrates the diversity and richness of Utah’s cultural landscape with a spectrum of voices from all sides of the community. Utah’s cultural lore, forgotten icons and parallel art worlds reimagine the possibilities and relevance of regionalism within an ever-globalizing perspective on contemporary art and cultural production.”

Structured like a Russian doll, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is taken over by a series of exhibitions within the larger framework of the biennial. The recursive format reveals parallel worlds of art history, recent cultural productions, contemporary practices, outsider trajectories and aesthetic positions. Projects include Andy Warhol’s hoax, Chris Burden’s guerrilla art history, a tower of tumbleweeds, a film bathed in the Dead Sea before being thrown into a Spiral Jetty, a survey of faithful abstraction, the sublime of conceptual landscapes, a contemporary guide to a lost Utah, a 72-hour survival blanket, and an attack of a giant brine shrimp on downtown Salt Lake City.

Biennial participants include:
Ansel Adams, Wulf Barsch, Adam Bateman, Chris Burden, Mike Cassidy, Jared Clark, Maddison Colvin, Stephen Groo, Hagen Haltern, Michael Handley, Trent Harris, Nancy Holt, Levi Jackson, Annie Kennedy, Cara Krebs, David Chapman Lindsay, Paul McCarthy, Jon McNaughton, Jim Mangan, Jason Metcalf, Allen Midgette, Bob Moss, Diane Orr, Gianni Pettena, Annie Poon, J. Kirk Richards, Jean Richardson, C. Larry Roberts, Derek Rigby, Casey Jex Smith, Jared Steffensen, Summum, UltimusMormon, Morganne Wakefield, Jennifer West, Andrea Bowers & Corey Redstone, Matthew Antezzo & Seher Shah, et al.

Biennial Agenda and Collateral Programming include the following exhibitions:
·         “The Readymade Persona – a selection of Screen Tests from Andy Warhol of Marcel Duchamp, Jack Smith and Allen Midgette.” Opening in New Genres Gallery on May 10th.
·         “David Ruhlman: A History of the Hidden World.” Opening in Local’s Only Gallery on May 10th.
·         “Faithful Abstraction”, a collaboration with CUAC curated by Adam Bateman. Opening within Mondo Utah on May 10th.
·         A selection of religious artworks from the LDS Church History Museum and commissioned Cristo paintings a la Francis Alÿs by J. Kirk Richards curated by Laura Allred Hurtado. Opening within Mondo Utah on May 10th.
·         “A Sublime of Conceptual Landscapes – A selection of works from the Salt Lake Art Center Collection.” Opening within Mondo Utah on May 10th.
·         “Raivo Puusemp: Dissolution” curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen. Opening in New Genres Gallery on June 14th.
·         “Gianni Pettena: Forgiven by Nature.” Opening in Street Gallery on July 5th.

Institutional collaborations and collections come from the Church History Museum, CUAC, Summum, the Special Collections Department at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Electronic Arts Intermix, Wolf Productions, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Salt Lake Art Center Collection.

The opening of Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah will be on May 10th, 8-10 p.m. accompanied by an artist lecture, live music, food and cash bar.

Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah and related programming is made possible in part through the generous support of Zoo, Arts and Parks, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the UMOCA Ambassador’s Circle.

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, 2012 and 2013 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.


SALT LAKE CITY— Accomplished high school musicians get the chance to perform side-by-side with members of the Utah Symphony in the annual All-Star Evening performance. 

All-Star Evening, led by Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic, includes a performance of the famous fourth movement, Adagietto, from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and George Philipp Telemann’s Concerto for Viola in G major with young soloist Spencer Hunt on May 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Abravanel Hall.  Other classical masterworks include Debussy’s “Danses sacrée et profane” with youth soloist, Molly Langr performing on the harp.  The concert rounds out with recognizable opera preludes by Richard Wagner including his infamous love prelude from the opera, “Tristan und Isolde”. 

In addition to performing in Abravanel Hall with a professional orchestra, the 61 students will have the unique opportunity of having a mentoring session with a musician from the Utah Symphony and other musicians in their sections. Students will receive personalized and valuable instruction from a professional who plays their same instrument. In preparation for the concert, the students also have three rehearsals with the conductor and one rehearsal as a whole with the Utah Symphony orchestra.

Students were selected from area youth orchestras and come from 37 high schools.

American Fork Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic
Davis Youth Symphony
Granite Youth Symphony Orchestra
Jordan/Canyons Symphony Orchestra
Lincoln Youth Symphony
Nebo Youth Philharmonic
Timpanogos Chamber Orchestra
Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra and Utah Youth Philharmonic
Young Artist Chamber Players

Violist Spencer Hunt is sixteen, lives in Pleasant Grove, and attends American Fork High School.  He loves soloing, playing chamber music, participating in orchestra, and teaching music lessons.  He has soloed with American Fork Symphony, Pleasant Grove City Orchestra, and Lyceum Chamber Ensemble.  He performed on “From the Top” with the Gifted Music School Orchestra and was a finalist in the UMTA Concerto Competition.  Spencer has played with the Gifted Music School Orchestra, the Lyceum Philharmonic Orchestra, Rocky Mountain Strings, and AF High Chamber Orchestra. He has also recently attended the Meadowmount School of Music in New York where he was selected to play in a quartet with Joseph Silverstein (a violin professor at Curtis institute of Music and former Music Director of the Utah Symphony). He currently studies viola with Dr. David Dalton, and former teachers include Deborah Moench, Natalie Reed and Denise Willey.  

Molly Langr began studying the harp when she was six years old with ShruDeLi Ownbey.  At age eleven Molly performed with the Utah Symphony in the Salute to Youth concert as well as several docent concerts for young people. In 2011, Molly won fourth place in the American Harp Society National Competition in Intermediate I Division as well as the Salzedo Award for her performance of “Idyllic Poem”.  That same year, she premiered two pieces with a Utah harp ensemble at the World Harp Congress in Vancouver, BC.  This year Molly was invited to play a concerto with the Young Artist Chamber Players, and she also performed on the Utah Symphony Youth Guild Recital for the fourth time.  She is a member of the Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra and volunteers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, playing for patients and staff. When not playing the harp, Molly spends her time at West High School, where she is a junior in the International Baccalaureate program, and at Ballet West Academy where she pursues her other passion, ballet.

Single tickets for the May 21, 2013 performances range from $8 to $20 and can be purchased by calling 801-355-2787, in person at the Abravanel hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or by visiting www.utahsymphony.org.  Season subscribers and those desiring group discounts should call 801-533-6683.  All ticket prices are subject to change and availability.  Ticket prices will increase $2 when purchased on the day of the performance.

The Utah Symphony presents
All-Star Evening
Abravanel Hall
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Vladimir Kulenovic, Conductor
Spencer Hunt, Viola
Molly Langr, Harp
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5
     IV. Adagietto

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for Viola in G major
     I. Largo
     II. Allegro
     III. Andante
     IV. Presto
     Spencer Hunt, Viola
Claude Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
     I. Danse sacrée: Très modéré
     II. Danse profane: Modéré
     Molly Langr, Harp


Richard Wagner: Prelude from “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act III from “Tristan und Isolde”
Richard Wagner: Overture to “Rienzi”


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NEWS: Canyons Youth Symphony pairs with the American West Symphony!

For the second year in a row, the Canyons Youth Symphony enjoyed a great collaboration with the American West Symphony, Sandy City's premiere instrumental performing group.  Each group performed separately at a concert on April 22, 2013 at Butler Middle School and then combined for a rendition of "William Tell Overture."  The students really enjoyed the experience playing side-by-side with such a talented group as the American West Symphony.  It was a great learning experience.  According to Charlotte Jordan, Chairman of the Board for the American West Symphony, this has been a great partnership and one that will continue in the future!
Thanks to all the performers and their directors:  
American West Symphony, Joel Rosenberg, Director
Canyons Youth Symphony, Keith Davis, Jenni Perkins and Lena Wood, Directors

Domino Mexican Independent Film Tour @ Salt Lake's Film Society's Broadway Centre Theaters. (May 21-23)

Free. Films in Spanish, most with English subtitles.

Mexican Art and Food class @ Jane's Home (May 16)

Learn about contemporary Mexican cinema and the upcoming Domino Mexican Independent Film Tour at the Salt Lake Film Society! We will learn about cooking and will sample vegetarian Mexican food. $35 suggested donation. RSVP required by May 14.

Mexico Then & Now @ Centro Civico Mexicano (155 So. 600 W. May 5)

An educational exhibit about the Mexican Revolution as seen through reproductions of photographs from Mexico's famed Casasola Archive. Kids' art activities (1-5 p.m.) and an ongoing Open Mic for comments on the photos of Mexico. The public is invited to submit their images of Mexico to Mexiconowphotos@gmail.com.

Exhibit of photography @ Broadway Centre Theatres (Salt Lake City, May 1-30)

Curated by Rebecca Valverde.

Free Mexican art history class @ Centro Civico Mexicano (155 So. 600 W, May 1)

From Conquest to Independence, 6-8 p.m. In Spanish. Kids welcome. Refreshments donated by The Red Iguana.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

One @ Ririe- Woodbury (SLC: April 25 - 27)

ONE Tickets On Sale Now

Ririe-Woodbury presents the final show of the 49th season, ONE, April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. ONE is also the final performance under the artistic direction of Charlotte Boye-Christensen, who departs the Company after 11 spectacular seasons.
The performance includes the world premiere of one hundred thousand by German choreographer, Johannes Wieland. The work explores the idea of trying to escape the power of icons and heroes, and questions the existence of antiheroes. Also restaged is the powerful If My Right Hand Would Say What My Left Hand Thought (2005) by Mexican choreographer Alicia Sanchez, based on the writing of Paul Auster. It explores how chance encounters with others can send a person's life in unexpected new directions. Rounding out the performance is Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s stunning, Bridge, (2005) about the division created between men and women, and the physical entanglements that ensue.
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Building your network - preparing for the ZAP renewal @ ZAP (SLC: April 15)

ZAP Brown BagBuilding your network – preparing for the ZAP renewal” with Carter Livingston Monday, April 15th @ Noon, Room N4017

Presentation overview:
Every ten years, the ZAP Program must be renewed by a vote of the people of Salt Lake County.  Carter Livingston has served as consultant for the last renewal and the initial vote.  He will give us insights into the process and discuss how you can best position your organization to help with this effort.

Room N4017 is located in the North Building, 4th floor of the Salt Lake County Government Center (2001 South State Street in Salt Lake City).

Bring your lunch or pick up something on your way at the Salt Lake County Cafeteria located on the 1st Floor of the South Building.

Hope to see you there!
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Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks
2001 S State Street, Suite N-4100
P.O. Box 144575
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4575
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String Project Concert @ String Project (Ogden: April 22)


On Monday evening April 22, the Weber State University String Project will present its spring concert program.  The String Project students range from third grade beginners through advanced high school players, and are divided into groups according to year and then ability level.  Children from three String Project sites, WSU, Shadow Valley Elementary School, and Odyssey Elementary School, will participate in this program.

Master Teachers Eileen Dempsey and Elissa Krebs oversee the String Project sites.  Working with her are WSU String Music Education students, Serena Bird, Brodie Behrmann, Gabrielle Cox, Joel Daily, Christina Olson and Alyssa Thornley.

The concert will take place at 6:30 in the Austad Auditorium of the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts.  There is no admission charge for the concert but donations will gratefully be accepted.  The public is cordially invited and children 8 and over are welcome.

The String Project is supported by grants from the Weber County Recreation, Arts, Museums and Parks (RAMP), the WSU College of Arts and Humanities, the National String Project Consortium, and Ogden City Arts, as well as donations by friends of the program.  The project is dependent on these donations to keep its student tuition costs low.

Blockbuster Film Scores by John Williams @ Utah Symphony (SLC: May 3 - 4)


SALT LAKE CITY— The Utah Symphony will perform some of the most recognizable and famous music in cinematic history, all scored by composer John Williams, in a night of movie music at Abravanel Hall. 

The Music of John Williams, led by Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen, will feature the Utah Symphony performing music from popular American films including “Star Wars,” “Jurassic Park,” “Harry Potter,” “Schindler’s List” and “Jaws” May 3-4, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Abravanel Hall. This will be the final concert of the Utah Symphony’s 2012-13 Entertainment Series. 

American composer John Williams, nominated for and awarded many Academy Awards and Grammy awards, has written much of the most identifiable music in film history including the main themes for “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and “Schindler’s List.”  He has written music for multiple movies directed by Steven Spielberg such as “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “E.T.” Williams also wrote the theme songs for four different Olympic Games, including the official theme for Utah’s own Winter Olympics in 2002.  This Utah Symphony performance will feature many of the composer’s most recognizable and popular works.

Single tickets for the performances range from $29 to $95 for May 3 and May 4, 2013 and can be purchased by calling 801-355-2787, in person at the Abravanel hall ticket office (located at123 W. South Temple) or by visiting www.utahsymphony.org.  Subscribers should call 801-533-6683.  All ticket prices are subject to change and availability.  Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.


John Williams
Star Wars Medley

Sayuri's Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha

The Shark Theme from Jaws

Highlights from Jurassic Park

Suite from Far and Away

Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984 Los Angeles Olympics)

Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark


John Williams
Overture from The Cowboys

“Joy Ride” from Catch Me If You Can

“The Mission Theme” from NBC News

Theme from Schindler's List

"Adventures On Earth" from E.T.

Suite From JFK

Harry Potter Symphonic Suite