Local sculptor, and past Face of Utah Sculpture participant, Jim Rennert recently installed his piece "Think Big" in New York City's Union Square Park. The sculpture stands at over 12 feet tall and as an NYC Parks representative said that it "serves as an inspiration to everyone who works hard every day to achieve their dreams and goals....This monumental businessman looks up at the Manhattan skyline and reminds us to think big. If we do, there is no limit to what we can achieve."
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Celebrating it's 10th year is the Face of Utah Sculpture exhibition. This highly anticipated show provides Utah artists a forum to present Utah culture through sculptural form. The origins of this dynamic exhibit, originally envisioned by glass artist Dan Cummings, was designed to include both well-known and emerging Utah sculptors, and would showcase both traditional and contemporary sculpture in a variety of techniques, styles, mediums and forms. We strive to keep Mr. Cummings original vision alive with this showcase of local sculptors, and we think the results are an exciting and eclectic mix of excellence in artistry!
We invite everyone to an opening reception to be held on Thursday, July 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. Admission is free, and includes food, live music, cash bar, and the finest new works by Utah’s best sculptors. You will also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite sculpture, and meet the artists. Come see our most popular art exhibit for yourself!
As a little teaser, here is a video of local sculptor and blacksmith, Richard Prazen, creating a masterpiece that will be on display for this show, and at Fantasy Con on July 3-5.
For more information about this and other exhibits or events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, please call 801-965-5100. Like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter. You can also join the conversation by using #UCCCFOUS.
The Utah Cultural Celebration Center would like to thank the residents of Salt Lake County for their continued support of arts, culture and recreation through the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Program. When you pay sales tax, one penny out of every $10 is set aside to strengthen our community. Your support matters. Thank you!
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