Sharing Song and Stories: Johnsmith Concert & Songwriting Workshop

A few years back a friend asked me if I knew of Johnsmith and his music.  They were shocked when I said I did not.  Their advice was very simple, “well you should check him out”.  I did and this is what I found.  

Johnsmith is one of those artists so often under-recognized – he possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored, or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad.

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A Park City Author who “Nailed It”

A manicurist, by trade, Carly Stenmark was living and working in Salt Lake City. She discovered many of her clients enjoyed chatting during the process with her on the receiving end of interesting and entertaining stories. Funny tales and tidbits she wanted to remember were jotted down on scraps of paper and tucked away.

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LiteraryBarbara Bretz
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

A special screening of the The Inconvienent Sequel: Truth to Power is being held at the Park City Library on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 pm. This free event is presented in conjunction with Utah Climate Week (October 8-14). in collaboration with Park City Film Series, Sundance Institute and Park City Municipal Corp. For more information about the screening, please visit www.parkcityfilmseries.com

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Utah Climate Week: Gallery Sustainability Efforts

Gallery owners in Park City are not only displaying art created to inspire and teach about topics related to climate issues, but have taken specific steps in their businesses towards sustainability goals. Several galleries have made the switch to LED lights in recent years, including Julie Nester Gallery, Meyer Gallery, Kimball Art Center, and Gallery Mar. These lights are not only up to 80% more energy efficient than traditional lighting, but are typically safer, sturdier, and less expensive. To view artwork that Park City galleries are displaying in support of Utah Climate Week, visit the PCSC Arts’s virtual gallery.

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Park City Singers: Bringing People Together

‘Tis the season to sing! Park City Singers have begun weekly rehearsals for holiday concerts that take place this upcoming holiday season on December 10th and 16th.  

Park City Singers community choir brings together all people who love to sing.  In many communities, a church choir is the only option for participating in choral music as an adult. Park City Singers of 45 to 60 members unites a variety of faiths, occupations, cultural backgrounds, and ages ranging from 13 - 83. Choristers improve their vocal skills in a non-competitive, friendly atmosphere. Park City Singers includes members from Snyderville Basin as well as nearby communities in Summit and Wasatch Counties.

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MusicRenee Mox Hall
Summit County’s New Public Art Addition // Art Pianos for All

Summit County's Kimball Junction Transit Center has been busy with activity over the last several weeks as local artist Kylie Millward has been finishing up her work on the Kimball brand upright piano. Kylie has painted the old player piano with folksy scenes of Utah wildlife, including a skunk, elk, snake, beaver, and mountain goat, as well as a few hidden artistic surprises such as a bear catching a fish.

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Why Critique?

The Kimball Art Center has launched a new free Critique Night program as a resource for local artists on the last Wednesday of every month. The goal of the program is to create and foster a collaborative and open environment for feedback that is supportive and critical for practicing artists in our community.

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She Started It: Park City Film Series Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

The Park City Film Series, in partnership with the Women’s Giving Fund, will present a free screening of the documentary She Started It on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 p.m. She Started It tells the stories of five young female entrepreneurs who are creating technology companies despite barriers like industry sexism, lack of female role models and self-doubt.

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Park City Celebrates Heritage on Miners' Day

The sounds of jack hammers will echo through the the hills of the mountain town of Park City, Utah as the 19th century mining town turned ski resort celebrates its past on Miners' Day on Monday, September 4.  The day long festival will feature a parade, Miners' Day 5k run, skateboard jam, an exciting mining skills competition, fun for kids and adults alike in City Park plus the annual Running of the Balls on Park City’s historic Main Street. 

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20th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival

This year's 20th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival. The Park City Library is excited to host four events in partnership with Utah Humanities, Dolly's Bookstore, Friends of the Park City Library, and Candlewick Press. The festival has become Utah’s signature literary event. Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, literary events at locations throughout Utah. 

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PCSC Arts x Zenzee = Arts Capsule Collection

Local apparel company Zenzee and the Park City Summit County Arts Council have teamed up to create a clothing line that celebrates the art lover/art maker in all of us. As a board member of the Arts Council, Sharon Backurz (owner of Zenzee) saw the opportunity to use her talents to benefit arts and culture in our community. She and PCSC Arts Executive Director Hadley Dynak created a collaborative capsule collection that helps the community express their love and support for the arts through locally produced apparel.

 

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Jocelyn ScudderFarasha
Local Artist Profile: Don Weller

Don Weller loves the west and finds a treasure trove of inspiration living in Utah. He admires the works of C.M. Russell, Will James and George Phippen but learned to loosen his drawing methods and brush strokes by studying the impressionists. By combining the two, his distinct paintings trigger the imagination and cultivate an appreciation for the beauty of the west and the ongoing traditions of its history.

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New Direction for Park City High School Theater Program

Rick Kimball, the new theater teacher at Park City High School grew up in a Navy family, moving every three years -- elementary school in California, Middle School in Maine, and High School in Japan. Rick was 23 when his father retired in Utah, and he followed the family here. While a senior in High School, Kimball's English score wasn't up to par, so needing extra credit to graduate, he agreed to play the role of a super awkward student in a one act play and it changed the direction of his life.

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Get Creative and Show Your Artwork at the Summit County Fair

The annual Summit County Fair brings the community together for a week of food, fun, exhibits, demonstrations, contests, and rides. In addition to the demolition derby (always a locals favorite), the livestock showings, the 4H displays, parade, pie baking contest, and the little buckeroo rodeo, the Fair hosts the Fine Arts Tent which gives local artists the opportunity to share their creative work with the public. Admission to all Fair events is free and a full schedule of activities is available on the Fair website.

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