Utah Opera’s School Program Gives Students Opportunities to Develop Skills in Music

The anticipation builds as the students at Park City Elementary School patiently wait for their assembly to start. They are waiting to see Utah Opera’s free music education program. Within minutes of the assembly starting, the kids are in hysterics and practicing their vocal range. “Who Wants to be an OPERA STAR?” has began and the kids are loving it. For these elementary school students, this is an introduction to the art form of opera through the framework of a television game show.

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MusicLeslie Chavez
The First Coalville Community Arts Day is in the Books!

We’re so pleased to announce that the first Coalville Community Arts Day was a huge success! We had a turnout of over 100 students and parents that filtered through during the day to help create a sidewalk mural and fence art that promotes mental wellness in a positive, vibrant, and accessible way in honor of Mental Health month, which takes place during the month of  May. 

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Local Musician Profile // Jody Whitesides

After 16 years of living in Los Angeles, immersed in a music career, Jody Whitesides returned to the Old Town Park City home where he grew up. As you might imagine, there are some negatives with not living in the middle of the music universe. “I can’t go do a recording session in person as easily. However, on the plus side. “I can ski in the winter and don't have to deal with LA traffic.”

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MusicBarbara Bretz
Beautiful Boy // An Insight Into Mental Health & Addiction

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Park City Film will be presenting a free screening of Beautiful Boy on Thursday May 9th at 7pm at the Library Center Theater. The film is about the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Based on memoirs “Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction” by father David Sheff and “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines” by son Nic Sheff, the film examines the son’s addiction to meth and the father’s response to his son’s struggles.

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FilmKylie Harris
Coalville Community Arts Day // Bringing Community Together Through Creative Expression

The Park City Summit County Arts Council (PCSC Arts), North Summit School District, and Summit County Health (“the Partners”) have joined forces to energize and activate mental health initiatives through community arts programming. The result is Coalville Community Arts Day, planned for May 11, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at North Summit Elementary School in Coalville, UT.

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Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with Images of Resilience

CONNECT Summit County, Park City Summit County Arts Council, and the Kimball Art Center have partnered to present Images of Resilience. This exhibit will showcase resilience - finding balance in the midst of chaos - through the medium of art. University of Utah’s Dr. Scott Langenecker will be at the event to share how resilience can be learned, cultivated and strengthened. The event will also include an area for adults and children to create art. This special exhibit will be held at the Community Room in the Park City Library on May 22nd from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

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Call for Artists // Summit Arts Showcase 2019

Calling all Summit County artists!  The PCSC Arts Council is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for the 2019 Summit Arts Showcase, located at the Red Barn in Oakley, UT on July 12 & 13. This event, hosted by the PCSC Arts Council, is an annual juried summer art show, the only one of its kind on the Eastern side of the County.  

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Call For Artists // Tunnel Murals: Old Town Transit Center

Park City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is currently requesting proposals for public art for a pedestrian and bicycle tunnel known as the Old Town Transit Center connector. Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 10. “This is one of the final tunnels in City limits to be commissioned for public art,” states Jenny Diersen, PCMC Economic Development and Special Events Program Manager and staff to the Public Art Advisory Board. “We are excited to see what artists propose for the space, and to see this tunnel completed as it provides connectivity between Poison Creek Trail, Deer Valley Drive and the Old Town Transit Center.”

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Park City Follies: A Yearly Tradition

Park City Follies is a tradition of poking fun, making light, and laughing at ourselves and all the events, people, places and happenings that makes us "local."  You'll be in on all the jokes. You might even BE one of the jokes. This year’s Park City Follies is a unique show for the Egyptian Theatre. All proceeds from this show will go towards their new expansion right across the street, a black box theatre specifically for Egyptian Theatre’s YouTheatre program.

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TheatreKylie Harris
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

Park City Museum is thrilled to host the traveling exhibit of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008. Coney Island has been described as “heaven at the end of a subway ride.” The island became famous for its many amusement parks, including the first enclosed amusement park in the United States.

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CultureKylie Harris
Local Artist Profile // Ida Yoked

“The therapeutic benefits of creating and using art in therapy to make positive changes and self discoveries in the life of my patients is fascinating.” Says Ida Yoked, co-founder of Expressive Therapies, an organization that has been around eleven years in Park City, and seventeen in New York City. Expressive Therapies provides individual, group and community based art and music therapy, specializing in hospice, mental health and recovery.  

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Visual ArtsLeslie Chavez
Local Musician Profile // Alicia Stockman

Local musician, Alicia Stockman, recently made the monumental decision to leave Wyndham Vacation Rentals as Marketing Manager to concentrate on music. “Time was the most valuable thing I have and I couldn't divide time between marketing and music and do my best at either. I decided to give music the spotlight,” expresses Stockman “Now that I'm on the other side, I wish I'd done it sooner.”

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MusicBarbara Bretz
PCSC Arts Council to Host Arts Summit ‘19

The Park City Summit County Arts Council will hold its Arts Summit ‘19 on Friday April 5th from 9am-noon at the Blair Education Center. This free event is an opportunity for the community to convene and celebrate progress in the arts and cultural sector. The Park City Summit County Arts Council along with community partners will present about many of the existing projects happening in our community as a result of Project ABC, as well as outline the broad impact of Arts and Culture in Summit County.

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Silver and Snow: The Park City Story

On Thursday, April, 24 at 5 pm, in the Jim Santy Auditorium, Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History invite the public to a free screening of Silver and Snow: The Park City Story. In conjunction with Park City Historical Society and Salt Lake Public Broadcasting TV station KUED, Larry Warren, former TV reporter expanded his resume by writing, producing and making this entertaining and informative documentary just in time to share with visitors at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. This will be it’s first public screening since then.

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FilmBarbara Bretz
Call to Artists // Third Annual Monster Drawing Rally

The Park City Summit County Arts Council will once again team up with the Kimball Art Center to host this year’s third-annual Monster Drawing Rally, an event that allows artists to interact with spectators, collectors, and other local artists. The organizations are now accepting artist applications for the event, which will be held June 6th at Kimball Art Center. Artists applications are due by Apr. 15, 2019.

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Egyptian Theatre Brings Mamma Mia! A Story of Love, Friendship and Laughter to Park City

ABBA’s music comes to life in the feel-good story of Mamma Mia! Their catchy tunes and upbeat blend of disco and pop tells the story of love, friendship and laughter in this hit broadway production. Just recently, licensing rights became available to theatres across North America to produce and perform this musical. The Egyptian Theatre jumped right on the opportunity to bring this musical to Park City.

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