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January 2013 (DHA)

Exhibition Features Dance and Film

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums invites you to an advance sneak peek performance of its new “Arrivals/Departures” exhibit at the Rio Gallery (330 S. Rio Grande). The exhibit opens the evening of January 18 during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and runs through March 8, 2013. All press is invited to a sneak peek before the opening to preview the exhibit on Wednesday, January 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Arrivals/Departures” is a group show curated by loveDANCEmore, featuring dance, film, and video during gallery hours and live performances. The various mediums explore the relationship between land and the dancing body. Various artists deal with landscape in general, while others tackle Utah local spaces – Sugarhouse Park, the Salt Flats, the Main Library and more.

“While linked topically, each artist uses diverse approaches,” noted Margaret Hunt, Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “Audiences might see a projected modern dance performance alongside a television where cowboy figurines dance to a ukulele cover of a Kanye West song. Some work is displayed using televisions and projection; some is displayed using QR codes and telescoping lenses.”

For more information, visit www.lovedancemore.org.

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This is a RSVP Media Availability. Please RSVP to Geoffrey Fattah at gfattah@utah.gov by noon Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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2013 Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission

“A CELEBRATION OF OUR YOUTH: PROMISES OF THE FUTURE“
Lt. Governor Greg Bell and Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. to Speak at the Annual Luncheon

Contact: Dr. Freddie Cooper, 801.829.2055
Chair, MLK Commission

Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell

Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell

Keynote Speaker: Utah’s Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell

Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.

Guest Speaker: Louis (Lou) Gossett Jr. Born in 1936, Gossett is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentlemen, and his Emmy Award-winning role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots. His Foundation, Eracism Foundation Inc., aims against racism, violence, and ignorance relative to the role and significance of history in positioning individuals and collective communities for the future.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission is proud to announce the honorable Lt. Governor Greg Bell as keynote speaker and Academy Award-winning actor Mr. Louis Gossett, Jr. as guest speaker for the 2013 annual Human Rights luncheon.

The luncheon will be held on Jan. 11, 11 a.m., at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, (1355 West 3100 So., West Valley City).

“It is an honor to have two such distinguished men who have in their own right worked hard to realize Dr. King’s dream of peace and equality,” said MLK Commission Chair, Dr. Freddie Cooper.

Greg Bell has served as the Lieutenant Governor of Utah since September 1, 2009. Previously he served as a Senator and in the Leadership of the Utah State Senate. Lt. Governor Bell was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Weber State University and the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He practiced law specializing in real estate development and finance.
Lieutenant Governor Bell is a past mayor and city councilman of Farmington. He has been the chair of Envision Utah, an internationally acclaimed collaborative land use and transportation planning organization.

Mr. Louis Gossett, Jr. attended New York University until the New York Nets drafted him. After a short stint playing basketball, he returned to theatre and cinema. His first important role on Broadway was “A Raisin in the Sun”. He is perhaps best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentlemen, and his Emmy Award-winning role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots.
Mr. Gossett is well known for his foundation, Eracism Foundation Inc., which aims against racism, violence, and ignorance relative to the role and significance of history in positioning individuals and collective communities for the future. “I am dedicating the last quadrant of my life to an all-out conscientious offensive against racism,” Gossett says as his motto.

Those who would like to attend the event can register at http://heritage.utah.gov/news/. A minimum $10 donation (cash or check), plus one non-perishable food item; or six non-perishable food items in lieu of cash, is suggested at the door.