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Jan
17
Fri
do it @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 17 – May 31 all-day
do it @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

do it began as a conversation between artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier and Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, who was interested in the idea of an open-ended exhibition format that was flexible enough to transform with each location and enactment. To test the concept, Obrist invited 12 artists to submit instructions which were translated into 9 languages and circulated internationally as a book.

With more than 50 stops worldwide, do it has become the largest collection of DIY, instructional works to date, including newly commissioned pieces from artists selected by Obrist and ICI.

do it’s presentation is less concerned with notions of reproduction or materiality of the artworks. Rather, this exhibition is about revealing the nuances of human interpretation in its various iterations. Based on written instructions by renowned artists as a point of departure, UMOCA’s reenactment of do it is uniquely site-specific to Utah through the engagement with the community and use of resources available locally.

do it is a traveling exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and the publication, do it: the compendium, were made possible, in part by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from Project Perpetual and ICI’s International Forum and Board of Trustees.

Apr
14
Mon
Spring Break Camps at Tracy Aviary @ Tracy Aviary
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm
Spring Break Camps at Tracy Aviary @ Tracy Aviary

Fly on over to Tracy Aviary for Spring Break Camps. Each camp welcomes children in 1st through 4th grade and runs one full day from 9am to 4pm. The camps explore different ecological themes through crafts, games and activities, providing your child with an exciting day investigating birds and the natural world. Since each day is different, feel free to choose the topics that appeal to your child’s interests, or come for the whole week! Our Spring Break camps are sure to engage, entertain and educate your child. To register, please visit www.tracyaviary.org/spring-break-camps/ .

Apr
17
Thu
Zero Carbon Britain @ Sweet Library
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm
Zero Carbon Britain @ Sweet Library

HEAL Utah is pleased to welcome Paul Allen, of Zero Carbon Britain, to Salt Lake City.

At this free public lecture, Mr. Allen will discuss in detail the work he has done with the Centre for Alternative Technology to help people imagine how a transition away from fossil fuels is possible, and can be done with existing technology.

Star Shines the Brightest with Astronaut Story Musgrave @ Rice Eccles Tower
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Star Shines the Brightest with Astronaut Story Musgrave @ Rice Eccles Tower

Celebrate the stars in April 2014 with Clark Planetarium. On April 17, 2014, Clark Planetarium will host its A Star Shines the Brightest fundraiser, with six-time shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave as our keynote speaker. Dr. Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years who worked on both the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station. He has seven graduate degrees and has been awarded over 20 honorary doctorates. He is a true star many times over.

A Star Shines the Brightest Fundraiser will be held at the Rice Eccles Tower on the University of Utah campus.

6:00 pm – Registration, Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 pm – Dinner

8:15 pm – Program & Live Auction

9:45 – 10:30 pm – Star Party (Weather Permitting)

Tickets are $115/per person. Clark Planetarium members can purchase tickets for $85/per person.

Clark Planetarium relies upon the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to help us create and present enlightening experiences to the 400,000 visitors and school children we serve annually, and we would like to invite you to help us fulfill our mission. Proceeds from this event go directly to our educational science programming.

For questions or more information about general tickets please contact Carl Malaret at cmalaret@slco.org or 385-468-1223. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lindsie Smith at lasmith@slco.org or 385-468-1224.

Apr
18
Fri
Mark by Mark @ Alice Gallery
Apr 18 all-day
Mark by Mark @ Alice Gallery

This exhibition includes new work by artists Al Denyer, Lydia Gravis, K Stevenson.Employing one the artist’s most elemental of tools- the mark- these three artists, through accumulated mark making, conjure the complexities and ambiguities found in both personal and collective experience. In this exhibition all three artists stake out individual territories in which the polarities of this art-making process, from the singular gesture to the densely layered, examine formal and conceptual commonalities. Aritst reception March 21, 6-9pm for Gallery Stroll.

Trent Harris: Echo Cave @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr 18 all-day
Trent Harris: Echo Cave @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

“Trent Harris: Echo Cave” is the first retrospective into the creative genius of the Utah cult filmmaker. This exhibition presents drawings, photographs, artists books, and short films that illuminate Harris’s process and inimitable style. Internationally renowned for films such as The Beaver Trilogy and Rubin & Ed, Harris demonstrates a lasting influence on underground cinema with his independent filmmaking and visual art practice.

BIG TIME and Incoming Video Call…. @ CUAC
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BIG TIME and Incoming Video Call…. @ CUAC

Exhibition: 
Oyster Pirates: BIG TIME 
Momu & No Es: Incoming Video Call…
Exhibition dates: April 18-June 13, 2014 
Exhibition opening reception: Friday, April 18, 6pm-8pm. 
CUAC hours: w-f 12-7pm, sat 12-4pm.

CUAC is pleased to present the first exhibition of Spanish collaborative Momu and No Es in the United States and an exhibition of paintings by local artist collective Oyster Pirates: Sri Whipple, Christian Michael, tikunkit, Michael Page, Martin Stensas, Dan Lloyd, Bradford Overton, Portia Snow, Jason Jones, Steve Larsen, Ben Weimeyer, Carolyn Pryor, and Michael Bernard.

Contemporary Artist Annie Boyer Exhibits at Finch Lane Gallery @ Finch Lane Gallery
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contemporary Artist Annie Boyer Exhibits at Finch Lane Gallery @ Finch Lane Gallery

Annie Boyer delves into the changing nature of art in her exhibition “Depth”. Working in acrylic, Boyer uses layers of paint, coupled with air and water, to create the layers of depth within her work. Her non-representational style is a result of mixing paint, water, air, and creativity. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery March 14 through May 2, with an opening reception will be held on Friday, March 14 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Boyer will talk about her work at 7:00 p.m. during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on April 18.

Boyer’s work explores how water, air, and time can change and impact her non-representational acrylic canvases. She says of her work, “I apply a layer of paint, and then once it has dried, I respond with another, and so on. Each painting is built of layer after layer of paint, each one affecting and being affected by the others….The painting will look one way when it is wet, and look completely different after it is dry. Even though I start out with an idea of what I want the paint to do, it rarely dries the way I expected it to. Allowing the paint to be what it is, without judgment, and without trying to force it into something it isn’t, is liberating.” She creates a dialogue with her work by responding to how it appears.

Boyer received her BFA from Brigham Young University and her MFA from the University of Utah. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Kimball Art Center, the Kayo Gallery, and CUAC, among other galleries. Her studio is located Poor Yorick Studios.

Portraits by artist Jeffrey Hale on view at Finch Lane Gallery @ Finch Lane Gallery
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Portraits by artist Jeffrey Hale on view at Finch Lane Gallery @ Finch Lane Gallery

Portrait painter Jeffrey Hale uses his humanist perceptions of people and intuitive sensibilities to draw out the unique characteristics of his subjects. The resulting body of works is called “Beyond Likenesses: Essential Truths in Modern Portraiture.” The exhibition is on view March 14 through May 2, with an opening reception on March 14 from 6-8 p.m. Hale will discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on April 18.

Hale’s portraits begin with no concept of what the completed work will look like. “I paint my subjects while utterly absorbed by and immersed in an inaudible, but intimate, conversation of personal details that I then portray with paint,” says Hale. “I paint the things people don’t say. The paintings progress as I listen in this deeper way…and my hands have learned to speak with color and shadow, emotion and energy all poured onto the canvas.”
As a primarily self-taught artist, Hale has developed his own way of listening and seeing. He has exhibited at the Springville Museum of Art, Utah Artists Hands, Patrick Moore Gallery, the Visual Art Institute, the Loge at Pioneer Theatre, the Hive Gallery, and Evergreen Framing and Gallery, among other venues. Most recently he participated in the Poliform Architectural Solutions pop up exhibition.

Apr
25
Fri
Mark by Mark @ Alice Gallery
Apr 25 all-day
Mark by Mark @ Alice Gallery

This exhibition includes new work by artists Al Denyer, Lydia Gravis, K Stevenson.Employing one the artist’s most elemental of tools- the mark- these three artists, through accumulated mark making, conjure the complexities and ambiguities found in both personal and collective experience. In this exhibition all three artists stake out individual territories in which the polarities of this art-making process, from the singular gesture to the densely layered, examine formal and conceptual commonalities. Aritst reception March 21, 6-9pm for Gallery Stroll.