Fellowships for two photographers
Two Utah photographers will receive the 2013 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.
» Christopher Gauthier, who teaches at Utah State University, is working on a series, "Evidence and Artifacts," which touches on "the impact of environmental insults on human health and development." A portion of that series, about autism, has been exhibited at Johns Hopkins University. "My hope is that the portraits will convey a sense of urgency about understanding what is causing the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder to rise so rapidly, and will humanize the statistics in a way that will move people to action," Gauthier said.
» Mark Finch Hedengren, from Provo, has been working on projects "that explore how and why people recreate in nature," including series about cliff jumpers and tent dwellers. His next project will focus on Utah’s ski resorts.
The two were chosen from 66 applicants. Richard Roth, an artist who teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University, was juror. "The fact that both artists are photographers was not a factor in my selection; the urgency and insightfulness of their missions, however, was deemed highly relevant, necessary to today’s world," Roth said.
Gauthier and Hedengren each will receive a $10,000 award, and a short documentary featuring each artist will be co-produced by Utah Arts & Museums and the visual arts magazine 15Bytes.com.
Art Meets History
"Art Meets History," a Utah Arts and Museums Traveling Exhibition Program exhibit, will be on view at Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library.
When » Monday-Saturday, March 11-16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, March 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where » Utah State University—Merrill-Cazier Library, 3000 Old Main Hill, Logan
Tickets » Free
Weaving a Revolution: Basket Blast
Join museum anthropologists and basket experts to explore the "Weaving a Revolution" exhibit, discover how Navajo baskets are made, learn more about the Navajo weavers, hear the story of the Navajo basket revolution, and learn about the museum’s basket collection.
When » Wednesday, March 13, 2-2:30 p.m.
Where » Natural History Museum of Utah, Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
Tickets » $11; Free with the price of admission
Ogden Arts Festival applications
Entries to participate in the 10th annual Ogden Arts Festival on June 7-8, are due March 15, 2013. Organizers are accepting applications for all art mediums including drawing, ceramics, paintings, photography, mixed mediums, sculpture and textile. Visit www.zapplication.org/apply.phtml to apply.
When » Friday, March 15, midnightNext Page >
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