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Creative Maker Workshops at BRANDed PC // Engaging Guests Through Creative Experiences

BRANDed PC, a pop-up shop created by Park City Summit County Arts Council to spotlight local creative brands, will take over the Rockwell Room at 268 Main Street Dec. 18-22. The pop-up is a one-stop-shop to interact with local products and the stories of the makers who have boldly moved their vision forward. New this year are Creative Maker Workshops — an opportunity for guests to get a behind the scenes look at some of the participating brands and their creative process.

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Youth Sports Alliance ACTiV8 Programs Expand to Help Kids Explore Their Inner Creative

The Park City and Summit County community is lucky to have quality programming for our youth. Taking the lead on afterschool programming is Youth Sports Alliance through their ACTiV8 Program.

Youth Programs Director Heather Sims discusses how the program came to be. “ACTiV8 is a collaboration of local businesses, non-profit, sports clubs and local schools that provide supervised after-school activities on early release days for teens and tweens.”

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ClassesJocelyn Scudder
Art Classes to Check Out This Fall at the Kimball Art Center

There’s something about the autumn season that presents opportunities for new beginnings. I always feel the need to be more creative in fall. Whether I’m inspired by the vibrant colors displayed on the mountains and in the trees, or that eternal ‘back to school’ feeling that is forever engraved in me this time of year, I am compelled to create something new. Fortunately, our community is incredibly lucky to have an nonprofit organization such as as the Kimball Art Center to satiate any craving for creativity.

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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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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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Local Public Art Project Presents Creative Workshops for Summit County Youth

Beginning in 2016 the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board in partnership with the PCSC Arts Council and Basin Recreation began to explore ways to engage local youth in a public art project. The result is The Future is Now which is designed to engage local young people in the creation of an interactive street art mural in the tunnel under Highway 224 -- a literal and figurative connection point for the Park City community.

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Explore Virtual Reality at the Park City Library

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming increasingly popular in libraries across the nation and the Park City Library is no exception. Kate Mapp, Adult Services Librarian, and Katrina Kmak, Youth and Spanish Services Librarian, first got the idea to offer virtual reality when they visited the University of Utah Marriott Library’s virtual reality drop in program.  After taking a few turns on the virtual reality headset, Mapp and Kmak were sold and started making plans on how they could bring VR to the Park City Library.

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Classes, LiteraryBecca Lael
New Hot Shop in Town // Red Flower Studios

When I heard about a new glassblowing studio opening in Park City, I jumped at the opportunity to find out more. Art studios in general are some of my favorite spaces on earth. I love the feeling of walking into a studio space and becoming immediately inspired. Studios expose the raw creative, reveals the process, and allows for the exploration of new techniques. They give people opportunities to communicate and connect over creative ideas, and this is exactly the feeling I got when I walked into Red Flower Studios.

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Challenging Landscape Photography Conventions: Nicole Pietrantoni at the Kimball Art Center

Ansel Adams said, “You don't take a photograph, you make it.” This idea is central to Nicole Pietrantoni’s work, which will soon be on view at Kimball Art Center. The exhibition runs February 10 - April 15, with a preview with the artist for KAC members on February 9.

Nicole’s work is based in the tradition of landscape photography, but she challenges its conventions, examining the tension between picturesque images of nature and the near-constant threat of environmental change.

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Creative Process, Product and Potential: Kimball Art Center on Arts Education

As the new Education Director and Executive Director at the KAC, I have visited several of our educational partners over the past month, and without exception I was amazed with how much the community and other organizations respect the KAC and want to work us. The Park City area values arts education. At the Kimball we will work to nurture those relationships and play a leading role in the growth of the arts education in the Park City area.

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Kimball Art Center Inspires and Connects through Art

The mission of the Kimball Art Center (KAC) is to inspire and connect through art. Through our exhibitions, educational arts programs and events, KAC provides a platform and a place for artists and arts enthusiasts to come together to explore, celebrate and develop the creative spark that lives within us all. We believe that art changes lives and brings people together, sustaining our vibrant community and catalyzing positive change in the world around us. Click here to support the Kimball Art Center during Live PC Give PC, Park City’s annual day of giving to support nonprofits in our community.

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