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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.

Feb
28
Fri
Trent Harris: Echo Cave @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Feb 28 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.

Mar
2
Sun
NOVA Chamber Music Series Presents: Music from Poland @ Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm
NOVA Chamber Music Series Presents: Music from Poland   @ Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Virtuosic works by two brilliant composers from Poland are featured on this concert. The haunting beauty of Chopin’s works is unparalleled, while the surreal and impressionist world of Szymanowski Mythes, performed by Ralph Matson, will dazzle listeners. Celena Shafer sings a selection of works from Chopin’s era by Schumann and Bellini.

Mar
7
Fri
Trent Harris: Echo Cave @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Mar 7 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.

Mar
8
Sat
RDT’s Ring Around the Rose presents AFRICAN DRUMS @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am
RDT's Ring Around the Rose presents AFRICAN DRUMS @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Join Andy Jones from Djembe Direct and the African Heartwood Project and his large collection of drums to play, beat, and learn about African drumming and dancing. Audience members are invited on stage to experience the sound and feel of dozens of different drums. Then, try their hand at the cultural dancing styles of West Africa. This show is the most “hands-on” show of the year as the audience is involved right from the curtain call.

Mar
14
Fri
Mark by Mark @ Alice Gallery
Mar 14 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
Mar 14 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.

Barbara Ellard Ceramics on View at the Finch Lane Gallery @ Finch Lane Gallery
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
Barbara Ellard Ceramics on View at the Finch Lane Gallery  @ Finch Lane Gallery

Ceramic artist Barbara Ellard combines wheel-thrown and hand-building techniques to create pieces that have mass and challenge the negative space around it in her exhibition “Fired: New Works in Clay,” on view at the Finch Lane Gallery March 14 through May 2. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m.

After creating a wheel-thrown piece, Ellard often sculpts onto the surface of her work to enhance its full-bodied shape. “I am constantly concerned with the volume of the piece and the negative space it creates,” says Ellard. “I want to create a juxtaposition of fullness and constraint. So often my work has a ‘full bodied’ appearance with a small foot or opening at the top. Sculpting the surfaces of some of my work is a way to enhance that feeling of ‘fullness.’” Ellard responds intuitively to the surface of her pieces.

Ellard attended Boston University as a Ceramic and Textile Surface Design dual major. She also studied at Mudflat Pottery Studio, Rugg Road Papers, The Arvada Center for the Arts, and Shy Rabbit Printmaking Studio. Her work has included ceramics, mosaics, textiles, paper making, and printmaking. She is currently focused on ceramics, both high fire functional pieces and low fire “alternative” firing techniques, as well as monotype printmaking. Ellard has also had many art related work experiences. She has been employed in numerous galleries in Springdale, Utah. In 2003 she pioneered the first art program at Springdale Elementary School. She has been involved with Z-Arts, Zion Canyon Arts and Humanities Council, as a workshop coordinator and as a volunteer for many programs and events. She also co-chaired the first Zion Canyon Open Studio Tour in 2003.

Finch Lane Gallery Exhibition Explores Writing About Race @ Finch Lane Gallery
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finch Lane Gallery  Exhibition Explores Writing About Race @ Finch Lane Gallery

The Finch Lane Gallery, in conjunction with Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center and the Utah Humanities Council, is hosting an exhibition that features writing in response to participants’ feelings about race. The exhibition, “Perspectives on Race: The Race Card Project,” runs March 14 through May 2. A Race Card Wall, where visitors can articulate their feelings about race in six words, accompanies the exhibition. Andrea Malouf, Director of the Community Writing Center, will speak about the project on Friday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Perspectives on Race: The Race Card Project, based on Michele Norris’s online project, The Race Card Project, instigates candid dialogue about race, ethnicity and cultural identity. The writing in the exhibition is a response to the six-word sentence that has been expanded into six-hundred words (or more) as a poem, an essay or short story. Excerpts from the writing will be on view.

Who: Salt Lake City Community College Community Writing Center
What: Park Gallery Exhibition
When: March 14 – May 2, 2014
Where: Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane in Reservoir Park

Finch Lane Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with additional evening hours during the Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll on March 21 and April 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All events are free of charge. For additional information, contact the Salt Lake City Arts Council, 801.596.5000 or visit www.slcgov.com/arts.

Mar
21
Fri
Mark by Mark @ Alice Gallery
Mar 21 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.