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   October 2009
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Self retrato by Daniel Ochoa at Julie Nester Gallery
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Up and Upcoming: To The North
Exhibition Listings in Northern Utah
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise indicated. UPCOMING and UP listings should reach us by the last Wednesday of the month. Those accepted will run until the closing date, or for one month if no closing date is given. Readers using the guide are cautioned to check with the exhibitor if the accuracy of the listing is crucial. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org

The next Park City Gallery Stroll is Friday, October 30, from 6 to 9 pm.

SPECIAL EVENT: Art Meets Fashion, presented by (a)perture marketing with Gallery MAR at The Yard, Park City Saturday, October 17th at 6 pm. The event opens with an exclusive cocktail hour from 6-7 pm and will offer a selection culinary delights and a selection of fine beverages from Park City ’s finest establishments. By showcasing the fashion arts amidst a backdrop of fine art, (a)perture aims to bring attention to all aspects of the artistic experience. Fashion shows will commence at 7 pm through close of evening. An after party of dancing will conclude the festivities. Ticket sales will benefit two local Park City charities: The Peace House and Summit County Friends of Animals. For information regarding this event please contact (a)perture marketing.

Gallery MAR UPCOMING: Casting Survivors: A Benefit for Image Reborn, featuring new art work by Ashley Bennett-Stoddard, inspired by breast cancer survivors. The exhibition will feature a new series of paintings dealing with the emotions of the healing process as well as bust reliefs of breast cancer survivors. Nine of Bennett-Stoddard’s new pieces will be sold through a silent auction on the night of the show and the proceeds be donated to Image Reborn, a Park City retreat for women who have breast cancer. Saturday, October 24th from 4-7 pm. AND: Green Art Stroll, Recycle Utah Awareness at Gallery MAR featuring recycled artworks by local young artists. Friday, October 30th from 6 to 9 p.m.

Julie Nester Gallery UP: Fall Group Show, new work by ten artists. This exhibition brings together ten artists who are at various points in their careers – from emerging to established. The work from these painters also shows a broad range of styles from figurative work to abstract. Included in the show are two paintings by the gallery's newest artist, Daniel Ochoa.|0| Through October 31.

Meyer Gallery UPCOMING: Works by Cary Henrie and Zachary Proctor, held in conjunction with a benefit for "The Children's Center." This organization provides mental health services for at-risk children and their families. Opening reception, Friday October 30th.

Kimball Art Center UP: Nathan Sawaya's The Art of the Brick® exhibit, featuring 29 objects made entirely of LEGO® bricks. Sawaya has transformed these popular toy building blocks into dynamic works of art--a seven foot long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge, a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex, Curious George and a six foot Hans Solo are all immortalized in plastic (see page 7). In the Main Gallery through November 15. AND: Park City Professional Artists’ Association: Batteries Not Included, a creative new body of work inspired by favorite childhood toys and games. In the Garage Gallery through November 22. AND: Mark England: Mapping America’s Cultural Landscape in the Badami Gallery. Mark England’s paintings look like maps, but not maps according to cartographic expectations. Rather, England’s maps chart time (past, present and future), culture and perceptions of specific locations in America. Through November 15.

Mark England discusses his work in a video produced in 2008 by Michael Stack.

The Ogden First Fridays Art Walk takes place every month on the First Friday of the month. Galleries are open from 6 to 9 pm for receptions.

Shaw Gallery at Weber State UPCOMING: Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new america, October 12- –November 21. This multi-media project, conceived, written, and compiled by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan, uses oral history, photography and sound to document the lives of new immigrants and refugees in the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States: Queens, NY. The exhibition of photographs, sounds, and stories uses the tools of contemporary art to create a multimedia experience reflecting the changing face of America. Ninety photographic portraits by Warren Lehrer portray the proud, colorful humanity, beauty, and struggle of individuals who have crossed through war zones, borders, oceans, and cultural divides. Audio sound stations produced by Judith Sloan enable visitors to hear the voices, sounds and music of those portrayed in this show.

Universe City (2556 Washington Blvd, 801.458.8959) UP: Evan Carlisle, paintings, prints and theatre posters.|1| The exhibit will feature work from the artist's recent Bachelor of Fine Arts show at Weber State. In addition, poster images for the entire Weber State University theatre season for the past three years will be shown. There will be numbered, limited edition silkscreens from the 2009-10 season for all four of the plays:"Fuddy Meers," "Sleepy Hollow," "The Light in the Piazza," and "Our Town." WSU Performing Arts Department Marketing Director, Caril Jennings, says " I 'discovered' Evan at an exhibit at Universe City several years ago and asked him about designing posters for our department. I have always dreamed of having an artist that could deliver a complete season in advance of the season start. Evan is the first student who has been able to accomplish this. And, not only that, his work has been a very good attention getter for our productions. His simple images are very eye-catching and unique."

Eccles Community Art Center UP: Vernal artist, Linda Lee Shimmin's paintings |2| and her husband, John’s jewelry will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery and Huntsville artist, Kris Wilson's work will be featured in the Carriage House Gallery.|3| Vernal artist, Linda Lee Shimmin works in oils and acrylics, applying her paint in thick impasto strokes adding depth and vibrancy to her canvases. She explains her paintings for this exhibit are based on the animals she saw during a recent African trip, and her style is influenced by French modernists.

Gallery 25 UP: New paintings and collages by Liz Pierce. Pierce attended both Arizona State University and Weber State University, majoring in business, but always including art and design classes. She is primarily a watermedia artist working in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. Her work is very diverse; besides painting very traditional subjects, she loves creating collages and abstracts, using bright colors and focusing on texture, design, and shape.

Brigham City Museum UP: Forgotten Places, an exhibit of photographs by Ben Kuhns and Sam Scholes. Scholes is the grandson of the late artist Gaell Lindstrom (see page 6) and shares with his grandfather a passion for the visual world, traveling and photography. Kuhns began taking photographs when his parents gave him a digital camera. The two Salt Lake City photographers share a passion for abandoned places and love to call forth their silent histories in their photographs. In addition to the unspoken stories found evoked by their startling images, the artists also enjoy researching the places they shoot, whether they are homes or factories.Just a Chair by Sam Scholes
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP: Uses of the Real: Originality, Conditional Objects, and Action/Documentation, Contemplation, an exhibit that uses works from the Museum's permanent collection to explore the question, "What is art?" Panel discussions and viewer participation projects will be sponsored during the exhibition through 2009.|4| Through December 2009.

BDAC UPCOMING: Face to Face with Scott Durrant and other artists, October 9 - November 6.

Lamplight Art Gallery (170 S. Main, Bountiful, 801-298-0290) UPCOMING: Artwork by Mary Anne Loveless and Cindy Ericksen, through October. Reception Friday October 9, 6-9 p.m.

Apple Frame Gallery UP: Third Annual Pioneer Show.

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