Now that a busy February is over, let's look at what's cooking this spring:
First, we're excited to have Utah Travels photography exhibition open this month with a opening reception on Friday, March 7 (doors open at 6 pm). This is the second time we've held this exhibit (it was first held in 2012), which displays photographs from local amateur and professional photographers. These photos are from various places around the globe, and showcase the travels of fellow Utahans. It's a fun exhibit, filled with great images of far-away lands (and some not so far away), and we're happy to bring it back. Who knows? Maybe we'll make this a bi-annual tradition.
Exhibit runs from March 7 - April 30. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 am - 6 pm, or by arrangement.
If you thought we would only stop at one exhibit, think again. This is one of our more popular showings, showcasing what artists can do with eggs. Local Internationally renowned artist Brian Baity shows off his egg carving skills (yes, you heard that right, egg carving) at this one of a kind showing. (This photo is just an example of what you will see of his work).
Just showing Brian's works would be a fantastic show in itself, but we wanted to also showcase traditional arts with eggs. We've brought in artist Ingrid Hersman's fantastic Easter Pysanky eggs, showing an Eastern European take on egg decorating. We've also partnered with Barbara Amburn to showcase her fantastic collection of Noritake Japanese eggs.
This blend of traditional and modern decorating techniques are a wonderful exhibit that the whole family can enjoy. Come down and get some inspiration for your own Easter egg decorating!
Exhibit runs from April 1 - April 30. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 am - 6 pm, or by arrangement.
Back for another year! Each year, from January through April, the Utah Shakespeare Festival hits the road with an educational outreach program for the schools in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Arizona. The highlight of the program is a 75 minute version of a Shakespearean play, including complete costumes, sets, and theatrical lighting. This year, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is presenting the Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's uproarious comedy that brings together life, love, merriment and all things matrimonial in a fresh and delightful way. This year there will be two showings: April 7 (curtain at 7 pm) and April 8 (curtain at 10 am).
In conjunction with the April 8th performance, the Utah Cultural Celebration center will host an ARTrageous Tuesdays (click for more information about ARTrageous) program that will offer a fifteen-minute post-show discussion with the actors and workshops in stage combat, on performing Shakespeare’s text, and developing character through improvisation.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of Taming of the Shrew is part of Shakespeare in American Communities and Shakespeare for a New Generation. The presentation is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, the West Valley City Arts Council, and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks program.