Posts in Visual Arts
Second Annual Park City Nursery Plein Air “Paint Out.”

Gallery MAR and the Park City Nursery is excited to hold the second annual Park City Nursery Plein Air “Paint Out.” This festive and free event is for the Park City Community to experience participating artists painting in “open air” style. This event is free for artists wanting to participate as well. For the second year, Gallery MAR and the Park City Nursery are collaborating to bring this festive and free event to the Park City Community.

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Park City Artists at the Red Butte Garden Exhibition

The Park City Professional Artists Association (PCPAA) will exhibit at Red Butte Gardens Visitor Center May 31 through June 23. Twenty-four artists from the organization will display themes of local mountains, birds, flora and fauna in the exhibit.  Jeanne Hansen, PCPAA Spokesperson is excited to display the artwork at Red Butte Gardens. “Come out and support our local artists, and enjoy a colorful variety of work and techniques,” said Hansen.

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Park City Gallery Spotlight // Bret Webster Gallery

Welcome to our new monthly blog series that will showcase all of our wonderful Park City galleries on a rotating basis! A prestigious and diverse art scene awaits visitors and local art aficionados alike throughout Park City’s historic district and beyond.  Each month we will be telling the story of a local gallery and the gallerists and artists behind them. For our first spotlight we spoke with Bret Webster.

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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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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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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
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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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
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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Find Unique Gifts, Support Utah Artists, and Experience Art & Culture at Art Elevated

Art Elevated, an art and handcrafted gift market featuring local artists and artisans, takes place the weekend of Dec. 14-16 at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City’s Newpark Town Center. The three-day event will feature one-of-a-kind gifts and festivities including live performances and local artisanal food tastings.

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Olympic Legacy is Alive in Park City

Park City Municipal, in partnership with Alf Engen Museum, is excited to share the Legacy Alive Olympic exhibit. Sponsored by a Summit County Restaurant Tax grant, Legacy Alive is compiled of various exhibits and curated experiences throughout town that raise awareness about Park City’s 2002 Olympic legacy, the 2019 FIS World Championships, and a potential Salt Lake City Olympic bid.

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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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