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Visual notes: Weaving a Navajo basket revolution, watercolor exhibit and artful etiquette

Published March 11, 2013 12:11 pm

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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 http://www.zapplication.org/apply.phtml to apply.

When • Friday, March 15, midnight

Where • Union Station, Ogden, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

Two Star exhibition

The Utah Watercolor Society will present the Two-Star & Signature Membership Exhibition "Breaking Through Something New" from March 14-April 12, 2013.

When • Thursday, March 14, 6-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, March 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where • Michael Berry Gallery, 163 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Signs and Scenes

The Utah Arts Festival Gallery will present "Signs and Scenes" with Kent Budge, Liza Julien, Stephanie Swift.

When • Friday, March 15, 6-9 p.m., Monday, March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where • Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 230 S. 500 West #120, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Michael Kessler and Shawna Moore Exhibits

Gallery MAR will present the artwork of Michael Kessler and Shawna Moore. Kessler sculpts layers of acrylics on panel in his landscape-based abstract paintings.

When • Daily, March 15-18, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where • Gallery MAR, 436 Main St., Park City

Ignacio Uriarte: Binaries

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present "Ignacio Uriarte: Binaries," a survey about the workplace as a total medium.

When • Tuesday through Thursday, March 12-14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, March 15, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Art Roadshow

Williams Fine Art will host an "Art Roadshow" with specialists in art appraising, restoration, framing and art insurance who will offer free estimates and advice on participants artwork. For more information call 801-534-0331.

When • Friday, March 15, 5-9 p.m.

Where • Williams Fine Art, 200 E. South Temple # 100, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

David Meikle Exhibit

Evergreen Framing Company will feature 14 new pieces of artwork from David Meikle.

When • Friday, March 15, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where • Evergreen Framing, 3295 S. 2000 East, Millcreek

Tickets • Free

Ana Prvacki: Neutralize Negative Feelings

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present "Ana Prvacki: Neutralize Negative Feelings," an installation about etiquette.

When • Tuesday through Thursday, March 12-14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, March 15, 6-8 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Western photographs

The Utah Art and Environment Collaborative welcomes Robert Hall, whose photographs recall the vast solitude of the American West landscape.

When • Friday, March 15, 6-9 p.m.

Where • Artspace Commons, 800 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jose Ostraff & Heidi Moller Somsen Exhibits

The Phillips Gallery will present the artwork ofJoe Ostraff and Heidi Moller Somsen. Visit http://www.phillips-gallery.com/index.html for information.

When • Friday, March 15, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where • Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Cinematic exhibition

Central Utah Art Center will hold a group exhibition featuring artists who explore connections between film and 2-D media in visual art. Visit cuartcenter.org for information. Artist reception March 15, 2013 at 6 p.m.

When • Friday, March 15, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Where • Central Utah Art Center, 175 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free