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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CultureLeslie Chavez
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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Local Profile // Editor Leslie Miller on "Reimagining a Place for the Wild"

Leslie Miller's relocation to Park City happened accidentally and long ago. She'd heard tales from friends of deep, powder skiing with snorkels. In 1973, Leslie, her college sweetheart and her dog were turned away from living in Little Cottonwood Canyon due to it being a watershed and directed up to an unknown place called Park City. Leslie's activism accomplishments are endless and on-going. She worked for the “Park Record”, was a contributing writer for “Park City Magazine”, and published the “Wasatch Mountain Times”. In 1991 she was elected to the Park City Council as an open space advocate.  

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LiteraryBarbara Bretz
An Open Call to Project Your Voice in Summit County!

Share your Summit County story! An open call for all voices in Summit County to promote and celebrate community connection through public art. The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board (‘SCPAAB’) has released this open call for a literary art projection project called Project Your Voice. The purpose is to create spaces for self-expression for our community through transforming literary arts into visual installations.

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Open CallsLeslie Chavez
New Public Art Mural Wild City Connects Community and Park City Culture

Last September, the China Bridge parking structure became a canvas for a four-wall mural entitled Wild City.

Emily Herr, from Richmond, Virginia, was awarded the project after submitting a proposed schedule, budget, concept design and mockup. “Putting together an application for a project of this scale is pretty involved, requiring research about the context for the piece (environmental, social, historical, etc) as well as logistics research.”

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PCSC Arts Council to Host Project ABC Community Convening on Rural Arts Development and Arts Resources

The Park City Summit County Arts Council will hold its second Project ABC Community Convening on Friday, February 22 from 9am - noon at the Kamas Library. The first was held in November and focused on Spaces and Funding. The idea of ‘Community Conveings’ emerged from the cultural planning process as a Strategic Recommendation. Each of our Community Convenings focus on specific Collective Priorities that were identified in the Cultural Plan, and are opportunities to learn from others and to discuss the role of arts and culture in Summit County as well as network with the arts and culture community.

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Local Artist Profile: Photographer Allison English Watkins

Allison English Watkins, Master Photographer, Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer and founder of English Photography has won countless local, regional, national and international awards for her images and has been published in books and magazines. Recently, she received Professional Photographers of America National Award presented for meritorious contributions to professional photography — basically a lifetime achievement award for service to the industry and her fellow professional photographers.

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Visual ArtsBarbara Bretz