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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!
New visitors have arrived at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center! Mud Swallows, of the Mission at San Juan Capistrano fame, have set up our newest exhibition. Over 200 nests have cropped up over the patio at the South end of the Great Hall.
Mud swallows, or American Cliff Swallows, build conical mud nests and lay 3-6 eggs per nest. In nature, they build their nests on cliffs, preferably beneath overhangs. However, man-made structures are now the location of choice (bridges, patio overhangs, tall buildings), as long as there is mud close by. Our balcony overhang, and proximity to the Jordan River and a canal that runs through the property, make us the prime location for these visitors. We can see why, because they have the best view in the valley.
According to a spokesman from the Tracy Aviary Science Conservation Department, these swallows must have been evicted from their previous breeding ground as they usually build their nests in April and eggs are produced in May. The Swallows will leave in the fall, so come down this summer to one of our events and check them out.
As of 6/12, nest construction progress has doubled from the posting of the news story.
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