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October 2013 – January 2014

Oct
18
Fri
Statewide Annual: Mixed Media & Works on Paper @ Rio Gallery
Oct 18 – Nov 21 all-day
Statewide Annual: Mixed Media & Works on Paper @ Rio Gallery

This year, 210 artists from across the state of Utah submitted more than 400 works for our statewide annual competition. Our jurors, Simon Zalkind of Denver, Colorado and Lisa Tamiris Becker of Albuquerque, New Mexico chose 84 pieces by 54 artists to be included in the 2013 exhibition.

Scientist in the Spotlight – Fire Ecology with Mitch Power @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scientist in the Spotlight – Fire Ecology with Mitch Power @ Natural History Museum of Utah

There have been countless fires since the last ice age. What can the charcoal of the past tell us about the future of our world? Mitchell Power illustrates how geomorphologists use core samples to predict the world’s ever-changing climate. Mitchell Power is curator of the Garrett Herbarium at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Oct
23
Wed
Artist Performance: Shigeyuki Kihara @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist Performance: Shigeyuki Kihara @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts

“salt 8″ featured artist Shigeyuki Kihara will perform her iconic solo dance, which draws on the classical Samoan taualuga to retell the cultural legacy of colonialism in Samoa from an indigenous perspective. Kihara is a prominent artist born in Samoa and based in New Zealand; her work investigates the complexities of cultural identity, colonialism, representation, gender roles, and spirituality through performance, photography, and video. Kihara’s work is featured in the salt gallery, as well as inserted into the UMFA’s Pacific Island galleries in the Dolores Doré Eccles and Frank Sanguinetti Exhibition Wing—a photographic intervention meant to stimulate dialogue among the objects.

Oct
25
Fri
Comunidades Unidas’ Pink Dress Fashion Show @ The Grand Halll at the Gateway
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
30
Wed
Chamber Music Series @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chamber Music Series @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Visitors will experience the harmonious convergence of music and art at the UMFA as students from the University of Utah School of Music gather in the galleries to perform musical masterpieces in the beautiful surrounds of the Museum.

Nov
1
Fri
Scientist in the Spotlight: Pyrogeography with Andrea Brunelle @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scientist in the Spotlight: Pyrogeography with Andrea Brunelle @ Natural History Museum of Utah

Join University of Utah pyrogeograpgher Andrea Brunelle to learn about the geographical spread of fire in the past and the present.

Nov
2
Sat
Day of the Dead Celebration @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Day of the Dead Celebration @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Day of the Dead Celebration
November 2, 2013
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Day of the Dead Altar Display
October 28 – November 7, 2013
Mon – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by arrangement

On November 2, the community altar will be on display at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, along with many activities and events, including traditional Mexican food, music, dance ceremonies, games and paper flower making/sugar skull decorating for kids. Bring the whole family to experience this one-of-a-kind celebration of Mexican heritage and culture here in Utah.
The Day of the Dead is actually a two-day Mexican holiday celebrated November 1-2. For two days and nights families and friends gather together with other community members to pay respects to and remember the dead. Altars are constructed at gravesites or in homes with food, beverages and other items once owned or appreciated by the deceased. It is believed that for these two nights – one for children; the other for adults – the spirits of the dead return to be with family and friends. The more elaborate the altar, the more likely the dead will return to be with loved ones once again. Objects representing the person in real life are used to entice the spirit to travel great lengths to return to earth, if only for one night. Day of the Dead bread, flowers, water, mirrors, sugar skulls, candles, skeletons and Catholic iconography are traditional items used as part of Day of the Dead altars. The rituals and altar construction date back to the ancient Aztecs, ancestors to Mexicans.
Both events are free and open to the public

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
801-965-5100
www.culturalcelebration.org

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.

Trent Harris: Echo Cave @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 17 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.

Jan
24
Fri
Trent Harris: Echo Cave @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 24 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.