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“The Family of Things” Exhibition Opens in the Alice Gallery – 13 May 2014

Utah Arts & Museums announces the opening of the exhibition “The Family of Things” in the Alice Gallery, located inside the Glendinning Mansion. The show runs from May 16 to July 11, 2014. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Glendinning Mansion is located at 617 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City. An opening reception will be held on May 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. for Gallery Stroll.

The exhibition takes its title and inspiration from the poem “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver. Artist Ron Linn states, “Many of our most significant experiences have come from our encounters — whether fleeting or durational — with the natural sublime, and we have found our art shaped and informed by the vast wilderness which surrounds us. The landscape is in many ways a mirror, reflecting back to us our dreams and desires; it becomes what we wish it to be, laden with meaning and metaphor, even as we ourselves are merely passers-by in an unbroken line of deep time and slow progression. Yet still we make the pilgrimage again and again, to visit the land and to discover ourselves. This show marks an effort by us to find those parts of ourselves that are evident within the natural world, and to make sense of our presence there.”

“This exhibition offers an exciting look at some of the best emerging artists in Utah who are looking at a familiar theme from a fresh perspective,” said Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. Artists include Mary Baum, Tiana Birrell, Ronald Linn, Hannah Mortensen, and Jena Schmidt, exhibiting works in painting, photography, and video.