Traveling Exhibit at South Summit County Services Building Showcases Exceptional Young Artistic Talent in Utah State

The South Summit County Services Building was newly constructed this past year, opening its doors officially in the spring of 2018. With a beautiful new building with some fresh, blank walls, staff was proactive and implemented a Traveling Exhibit on loan from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums -- 2018 All-State High School Art Show which will be on view August 22 - September 20.

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Park City Singers is Recruiting New Members

The Park City Singers is a community choir welcome to all, and they are currently recruiting new members!

Renee Mox Hall, member of the Park City Singers explains “as a non-audition choir, beginners are welcome and not all members read music. Newer vocalists benefit from singing with those with more experience. All members receive a CD recording of their part which is also very instrumental to learning music. Choir membership is a learning experience for members, a contribution to and connection with the community and an avenue to new friendships."

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Music, Open CallsJocelyn Scudder
Local Artist & Filmmaker Nathan Florence Presents Work-in-Progress Film Art & Belief

Local artist Nathan Florence is breaking into the film scene by launching a work-in-progress film that he has been working on since 2010 called Art & Belief. The film will be shown as part of the new ‘Made in Utah’ program hosted by the Park City Film Series. Art & Belief will preview on September 6th at 7:00pm in the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library.

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Kimball Art Center Offers Open Studio Evening for Curious Creatives

The Kimball Art Center offers a variety of visual arts classes for our community to enjoy. Many creatives love to make art, but some don’t know exactly what type of art they enjoy creating. To help people overcome that hurdle of deciding how to express their creativity, in addition to satiating a craving to explore the creative process, the KAC has programmed an Open Studio Evening that allows students to experiment with different types of visual art media.

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Local Artist Profile: Tom Horton

Local photographer Tom Horton picked up that passion during a summer job at Grand Teton National Park in 1968 while a biology student at the U of U. “I discovered I was good at photography, so when I returned to the U I got into photography with the yearbook and newspaper, and added a journalism major.”

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Visual ArtsBarbara Bretz
Local Author Profile: Amy Roberts

Local author, Amy Roberts began her career as a journalist working in TV news and transitioned into writing features and travel articles for magazines. “The economy crashed in ’08 taking the print media industry down with it. I had to get a ‘big girl’ job and began working on the opposite side of the business in PR and communications.” Today, in addition to her magazine articles and a weekly newspaper column, she is the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for the Kimball Art Center.

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LiteraryBarbara Bretz
Show Off Your Creative Talent at the Summit County Fair

The Summit County Fair is upon us! It’s special time for the community to come together to celebrate the culture and heritage of Summit County. The annual summer event brings a full week of food, fun, exhibits, demonstrations, contests, and rides. In addition to the demolition derby, the livestock showings, the 4H displays, parade, pie baking contest, and the little buckeroo rodeo, the Fair hosts the Fine Arts Exhibit which gives local artists the opportunity to share their artwork with the public.

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Everyone Can Write // Creative Aging Writing Workshops

Debbie Leaman, a freelance writer and writing coach, is someone who is passionate about writing, aware of it's challenges, and wants to share her personal experiences to promote the benefits of writing to help others.

When approached with the topic of writing, many people say that they can't write. It's not for them. Debbie notes that "my experience as a freelance writer, writing coach, and developmental editor has taught me that everyone can write. Sometimes all we need is a little help."

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Oakley Cattle Drive: A Western Tradition

What makes the American west the “West” as the world knows it? Is it the great stretches of blue skies, sweeping and diverse landscapes, or the history of cowboys and native americans? I think it’s a combination of all of those things. There is plenty of space for both new and old traditions. One tradition that is undeniably a truly “western” experience is a cattle drive, a unique part of our heritage and history in Utah. Summit County is lucky to be the home of traditional cattle drives for working ranches. I had the chance to join the Leavitt family for their annual cattle drive, and it was an adventure not to be forgotten!

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CultureHannah Goldie