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To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:
- The event must take place in Utah.
- The organization promoting the event must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
- The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.
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Rebecca Reese Jacoby is inspired by the fire dances of the American Plains Indians who relied on ritual dance they believed would bring the fire back after the solstice and ensure posterity for future generations. As she created paintings of fire dances, she also began to explore the connection to her ancestors, whose very spiritual experiences have “danced” their way into her life. She calls her exhibition “Fire Dances Ancestral.”
“The exhibit is about the strength and powers which spring and bolt from our own inner spirit creating spontaneous gestures of the rituals of dance and generations of human connections,” says Jacoby. “The paintings reveal to me as an artist the associations from ancient histories of primordial beasts, the motions of mythical human plight, and the conveyance of strong ancestors who speak to me of their existent spirits and symbolic dances.” The word dances in the title of the exhibition comes from how Jacoby sees the forms move excitedly in her work. She has dug deep into her ancestral histories and paired it with her painting to reveal the spontaneous, sensual, joyful, and lyrical energy of their lives. The content for these painting show metaphorical beasts, symbols of human iconography, and real ancestral elements––all which have been painted as abstract, gestural expressions of life, both real and imaginary. Reese will give a talk about her work on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Richard Lance Russell asks viewers to take a fresh look at the people around them through his exhibition “100 Beautiful People. “The cashier at the grocery store has remarkable blue eyes. The child studying ants in the park tilts his head when he’s concentrating. The neighbor’s face is creased by an intricate pattern of wrinkles. Every face is unique,” say Russell.
This exhibition presents 100 small portraits of everyday people, each painting as unique as its subject. The subjects are from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and different ages and genders. As viewers experience 100 faces surrounding them in an arrangement of uniform square frames, all distraction is removed, leaving only beautiful, ordinary people. According to Russell great portraits don’t just capture physical characteristics. They also reflect something of their subject’s personality, self, and soul. “When you begin to see people—really see them—you realize that they are all beautiful. We are born with sight, but we learn to see,” concludes Russell.
Join UMOCA for the opening reception of five brand new exhibitions, featuring Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler, Mall no. 2, Lizze Maattala, Amalia Ulman, and Aundrea Frahm. Light refreshments will be served, and beer/wine will be available for $5.
At 7:30 PM, join artist Mel Ziegler for a walk-through of the Main Gallery exhibition, “Grandma’s Cupboard.”
Bring your bike to the museum for a two-hour-long bike tour, starting at UMOCA and ending at the Grateful Tomato Garden for the Tomato Sandwich Party, the Wasatch Community Garden’s kickoff event for Eat Local Week.
For those who don’t have a bike, don’t fret! SLC’s non-profit bike share, GREENbike, has a station right outside of the museum, with an all-day pass for $5.
Come and join us for our annual Quilt Festival to be held in Layton, Utah. We have classes taught by 4 national teachers – Cynthia England, Karen Kay Buckley, Lisa Bongean, and Marsha McCloskey. We also have local teachers teaching great quilting classes. We have a merchants mall, quilt show and many other events that are open to the public.