Contributed by Jeff Olsen (@jeffolsen76)
Summer solstice is upon us and that means that the first half of the year is already over! Whew, time flies when you're celebrating! We've had time over the last few weeks to look back on some of our events from the first half of the year, including our second installment of the Utah Travels exhibition, University-Diversity Mashup, the popular Muslim Journeys Film Series, and our newest annual festival theMix. As exciting a first half of the year as it was, the second half of the year has us even more excited! We're pleased to offer a little something for everyone with diverse concerts art exhibits, a festival, conference, and the winter market. Here's a sampling of what we have prepared for you for the rest of 2014:
Contributed by Michael Christensen (@folkloremike)
Folklore Professionals to Convene in Logan, Utah
Sponsored by WESTAF and the National Endowment for the Arts, this year's conference will run concurrently with the Western States Folklore Society's annual meeting. The conference will incorporate visits to the site of the Bear River Massacre, an historic barn in the Bear River Heritage Area, and two local artists. Attendees will also enjoy an evening performance featuring folk songs of northern Utah and southeastern Idaho. Professional development workshops will include a review of and in-depth action planning around the "Moving Toward a Sustainable Future" report completed after the 2013 conference as well as discussions related to new models for public folklore, career positioning for independent folklorists, contemporary perspectives on the future of folklore, and regional and intergenerational collaborations.