A favorite of visitors and locals alike, Local Colors of Utah Art Gallery represents fine art works in pottery, photography, jewelry, painting, sculpture, fiber, collage, and glass. And now Local Colors has partnered with the Utah Cultural Celebration Center with an on-site exhibition featuring 10 artists and their creative works. Visit the Cultural Center and select any number of pieces to enhance your home or place of business. Or select a special gift that is certainly unique and sure to be treasured for years.
Artists in this new cultural offering include Ruth Kodas (jewelry); Bruce Aoki (photography); Ruby Jensen (acrylic & oil paintings); Catherine Darling Hostetter (acrylic & oil paintings); Jeff Clay (photography); Lawrence Adkinson (upcycled sculpture); Perda Adkinson (fiber arts); Blaine Clayton (watercolors); Debbie Valline (jewelry), and Shayne Shaw (photography).
For additional information about the exhibition and market at the Cultural Center, please contact Michael Christensen, Visual & Performing Arts Manager: 801-965-5108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Colors of Utah exhibition and market is open now through April 19, 2016, Mon – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by arrangement
As we look back on 2015 there were many changes on staff and at the center. Many of our community partners and volunteers stepped up to give us some of the best results ever. We wanted to share some of those results via info-graphic (click "read more to see the graphic). Also, a big, giant, THANKS TO EVERYONE that played a role in the UCCC's success in 2015.
We have so many great exhibits coming this year! From embroidery to sculpture to the annual holiday exhibit, there will be something that everyone can enjoy!
Next month the Celebration Gallery may be hosting one of our strongest entries in our gallery program. For the second time, we are privileged to be working with some of the best artists in all of Utah. Celebrating the Universality of Women, a Utah women artists exhibition featuring 56 female artists with over 70 pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums is set to be the most comprehensive review of female artists anywhere in the Intermountain West. The American Association of University Women of Utah first approached the Cultural Center about hosting this bi-annual show in 2009, and the relationship has been an agreeable and lasting one. “This is my fourth time organizing the show and . . . we owe special thanks to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center for their amazing installation and promotion of this year’s exhibition” says 2016 UWAE Chair Tracey Collins.
Contributed by Susan Klinker
Ailene Lao attended West Lake Junior High some 40 years ago. Last week, she told students she was thrilled to see the school celebrating the diversity of the student body by highlighting talents in the music and dance of their heritage. Today Ailine leads a performance group called Ailine’s Touch of Polynesia. They are a valued member of the Utah Cultural Celebration Center Partners Program. That means they get to hold their weekly practices in the center’s dance studio in exchange for performances throughout the year.
The UCCC was proud to partner with West Lake to present multicultural dances from across Polynesia as part of the school’s annual cultural assembly. As the emcee for her group performances Ailine shared funny stories and insights about Polynesian culture and the meaning of the movements in the dances. The audience of nearly 1100 students showed their appreciation and enthusiasm with roaring applause. Check out a clip of their performance HERE.
Contributed by Susan Klinker
Nearly 750 West Valley students, from 12 different schools, had a blast earlier this month when they attended a unique after-school program called the University Diversity Mash-up. The event hosted by the Utah Cultural Celebration Center is intended to create a fun and exciting environment for kids to explore options in higher education and career choices. The goal is to inspire kids to dream big! And set their sights on making their dreams come true!
Hi everyone, we're excited to announce a call for entries to another installment of one of our most popular exhibits, Utah Travels! We've previously held this exhibit twice, and both times we've had some great entries (and both times, an amateur brought home best in show!).
Utah Travels is a photo exhibit highlighting remarkable photographic images captured by Utahn’s during their diverse, global, travel experiences. The exhibit allows an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers of all ages to publicly present their most distinct travel photos and to share the stories of their experiences with a short descriptive paragraph. Images may represent destinations thousands of miles away or a few miles from home. Photos accepted into the exhibit will reflect the beauty, richness and diversity of people, events, nature, culture and all that celebrates humanity and planet earth. So pull out those photo albums and submit them today!
For more information on submitting an entry, click here.
Contributed by Jeff Olsen
In what has become an annual tradition, the West Valley Arts Council is bringing Shakespeare back to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. This year's presentation of the iconic tragedy, Hamlet, will be presented twice on the Cultural Center stage. The first performance is at 7 p.m. on March 14, and no tickets are necessary for admission. Shakespearean players will then take the stage the next day at 10 a.m. for another show. "The March 15th performance requires registration" explains Program Manager Susan Klinker. "The matinee performance is followed by an educational Q&A session, so we want to be certain we've coordinated adequately for the schools and the space."
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. "I'm just disappointed they're not presenting Julius Ceasar this year," quipped local Folklorist Michael Christensen. "I mean, it is on the Ides of March afterall." For more information about the performance, click here.