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The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Audiences

Bob Harlow, PHD, is a social psychologist and statistician who helps organizations better understand their target audiences. He has partnered with some of the world’s leading companies and nonprofits to develop marketing and operations strategies. He has held senior and management positions at IBM and at market research consulting groups such as Yankelovich, and currently leads his own consulting organization.

On June 28, Bob Harlow will be giving two talks on his books The Road to Results and Taking Out the Guesswork. Based on case studies of 10 arts and culture organizations that undertook audience-building projects as a part of The Wallace Foundation’s Wallace Excellence Award initiative, The Road to Results pinpoints nice successful practices those projects had in common.

Cultivating new audiences and strengthening bonds with current attendees is a top priority for most arts and culture organizations. Yet even though audience research can help achieve those goals, many organizations shy away from it, often citing lack of money, time or skills to carry out the endeavor. Taking Out the Guesswork is based on the experiences of organizations that took part in a Wallace Foundation audience-building initiative and seeks to help organizations get over these hurdles.

 

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Wednesday, June 28 – 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Natural History Museum of Utah, Swaner Forum
Free Event


This event is made possible with support from the following organizations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Arts

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Design is the creative beginning of any human-initiated arrangement of materials. We are dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the diverse fields of design in Utah. We strive to help community members see, experience, utilize and value the art of design that surrounds us.

 

 

 


DesignArts Utah ’17 

The DesignArts Program is pleased to announce a call to designers for the DesignArts Utah ’17 juried exhibition, held September 8, 2017 – October 20, 2017, at the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. Designers in any design field are encouraged to submit their work: realized, conceptual, or prototype designs are eligible. The deadline to submit work for consideration is July 10, 2017.

This annual exhibition honors and celebrates Utah’s great designers and provides a valuable platform for viewers to learn about and engage with the design community. DesignArts Utah is excited to partner with Salt Lake Design Week and Craft Lake City for this event that is free and open to the public.

 

Brooke Hodge, the director of the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, will curate the exhibition. The designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 award.

 

In conjunction with Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and Salt Lake Design Week, a closing reception will take place on October 20th from 6-9 pm at the Rio Gallery. Admission for the reception is free and open to the public.

Please feel free to refer any questions to Jim Glenn jglenn@utah.gov 801.245.7271 or Mackenzie Morton mmorton@utah.gov 801.245.7270


DesignArts Exhibition Catalogs

Click on the images below to view past projects chosen for exhibition:

2016

Juror: Jim Childress, Chair of the AIA Committee on Design. A frequent lecturer on architecture, Centerbrook Partner, Jim Childress is well traveled due to his work and to grown children who are scattered around the world. What he learns from these international sojourns informs not only his architecture, but also the garden he is nurturing and expanding with his wife

Click to view the full catalog

2015

Juror: Randy J. Hunt, is Creative Director at Etsy, where he leads a team of designers creating the end-to-end experience, both online and off. Hunt feels strongly that designers must be able to build what they design, a perspective that fits naturally with Etsy’s culture of making and the love of craftsmanship.

Click to view the full catalog

2014

Juror: Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Director of the Graphic Design MFA Program and the Center for Design Thinking at Maryland Institute College of Art.

DA 2014 Catalog

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2013

Juror: Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning   

Click to view the full catalog

2012

Juror: David Revere McFadden from the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, New York 8 Utah designers’ 11 designs were selected for exhibition from 28 Utah designers’ 55 submitted projects.

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Click  to view the full catalog

2011

Juror: Stuart Karten, director of Stuart Karten Design, Los Angeles, California. 8 Utah designers were selected for exhibition of their 13 designs from the 31 designs submitted.

Design Arts Utah 2011 Catalog

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2010

Juror: Budd Steinhilber, director of the of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum 15 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Steinhilber for exhibition from the 60 designs submitted by 22 designers.

 Design Arts Utah 2010 Catalog Click to view the full catalog

2009

Juror: Reed Kroloff, director of the of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum 9 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Kroloff for exhibition from the 42 designs submitted by 22 designers.

Design Arts Utah 2009 Catalog

2008

Juror: Jennifer Morla, award winning designer and creative director of Design Within Reach 20 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Morla for exhibition from the 97 designs submitted by 37 designers.

Design Arts Utah 2008 CatalogClick to view the full catalog

2007

Juror: Tucker Viemeister, VP Creative with Studio Red at Rockwell Group 15 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Viemeister for exhibition from the 47 submitted works.

 Design Arts Utah 2007 Catalog

2006

Juror: Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine based in New York City 15 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Szenasy for exhibition from the 60 designs submitted by 36 designers.

 Design Arts Utah 2006 Catalog

2005

Juror: Joseph Rosa, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) 10 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Rosa for exhibition from the 42 designs submitted by 21 designers.

 Design Arts Utah 2005 Catalog

2004

Juror: Anne Van Ingen, director of architecture, planning and design program and capital projects for the New York State Council on the Arts in New York, New York

8 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Van Ingen for exhibition from the 27 submitted works.

 Design Arts Utah 2004 Catalog

2003

Juror: Buff Kavelman, director of the Smithsonian National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York 9 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Kavelman for exhibition from the 35 submitted works.

 Design Arts Utah 2003 Catalog


The design community in Utah is vital and growing. Click on the links below to learn more about a few of the design organizations in Utah:

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AIGA Salt Lake City
ASLA Utah
Craft Lake City
Salt Lake Design Week


Questions?

Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801.245.7271 or Mackenzie Morton at  mmorton@utah.gov  or 801.245.7270

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Alice Gallery

The Alice Gallery is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah, which also houses the main offices of Utah Arts & Museums. The gallery is named after Alice Merrill Horne, a legislator who supported the arts and founded the Utah Arts Council in 1899.

The gallery hosts exhibitions by Utah artists and works from the State Fine Art Collection. The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a free service to Utah artists and surrounding communities. These venues allow emerging artists, professional artists, and curators to collaborate in the process of exhibition making as well as engage the community through thoughtful and innovative art making and dialogue.

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday
617 East South Temple SLC, UT 84102
Free and open to the public


Current Exhibition

All of Us Beasts

May 12 July 7, 2017
Artist Reception: May 19, 2017 | 6 – 9 pm 

“One of my earliest memories is a dream: animals danced in a circle around me as I lay on my bed. As a child, I saw myself as an animal. This is of course true—I am an animal. But it took me years to realize the separation humans place between themselves and other species. I felt as though I had been misplaced, as nonhuman animals were some of my closest friends.

I found an outlet for my discomfort with being human through creating artwork where wildlife and humans occupied the same field. I depicted myself as an animal of many species. The process of artistically exploring my animality and connections to other species facilitated my acceptance of being human.

In 2014 I enrolled in the Environmental Humanities graduate program at the University of Utah. I enrolled in biology, art and creative writing courses. I studied theory on human and animal connections and entanglements. I asked myself questions regarding the implications of each encounter I had with wildlife, investigated the impressions that remained with me, and analyzed my perceptions of other species and how this altered my view of myself. My work culminated as an illustrated book, All of Us Beasts. This exhibit includes artwork and writing excerpts from that book.” – Claire Taylor

Funding for research for this project was provided in part by the Global Change and Sustainability Center, and the Friends of Red Butte Creek at the University of Utah.


 Upcoming Exhibition


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Proposals for exhibitions in March–July of 2018 will be accepted July 29–September 3, 2017. Be sure to download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Download Alice Gallery floorplans.

 

Questions?

Contact the Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

The Alice Gallery is a member of the

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Poetry Central

Welcome to Poetry Central! Created by Lance Larsen, PhD, Utah Poet Laureate 2012-2017, Poetry Central is a clearinghouse of information for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in reading and writing poetry.

Reading Poetry

A great way to interact with poetry is by hearing poets read their own work. Visit our Bite-Size Poetry page to watch videos of notable Utah poets reading short poems. If you want to see a list of the videos in each YouTube playlist, click here: 2015 Bite-Size Poetry or here: 2009-2011 Bite-Size Poetry

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Here are great websites for reading both classic and contemporary poetry:

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Writing Poetry

We’ve gathered poetry prompts from many of the Bite-Size Poetry poets. Those noted with an asterisk (*) are exercises especially well-suited for K-12 classrooms.

*Shanan Ballam, “Mapping the Neighborhood”

Lisa Bickmore, “Invention and Discovery”

*Marilyn Bushman-Carlton, “Generating Poems from Epigraphs”

Rob Carney, “12 Tasks”

*Elaine Christensen, “A Suitcase Packed with Everyday Things”

*Chris Cokinos, “A Surrealist Game for Two”

Katharine Coles, “Centos, Pantoums, Erasure Poems”

Star Coulbrooke, “Writing Your Childhood”

*Brock Dethier, “A Thank-you Poem”

Craig Dworkin, “Found Poetry and Experimentation”

Siân Griffiths, “The Cinematic Eye: Writing Image-Driven Poems”

Ben Gunsberg, “Write a Rhapsody”

Jean Howard, “Writing Extreme Performance Poems”

*Kimberly Johnson, “Fifty Sentences”

Janine Joseph, “World into Word”

*Lance Larsen, “Pieces of Eight: Pocket Poetry Exercises”

Jason Olsen, “The Group Title Prompt”

Jacqueline Osherow, “Go to the Zoo”

Paisley Rekdal, “The Next Thing Always Belongs”

*Susan Roche, “Doo-Dads”

Natasha Sajé, “Poems Aware of History”

Susan Sample, “Best Words in the Best Order”

*Gail Schimmelpfennig, “Gifts to the Imagination”

Jon Sebba, “Twenty Little Poetry Projects”

Ned Snell, “Getting Started”

*Laura Stott, “The Train Station Poem”

Nancy Takacs, “Writing a Poem on a Road”

 

Visit the Poets & Writers page for some good poetry prompts online:

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Visit the Academy of American Poets page for information about various poetry forms:

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Dr. Larsen recommends these books with poetry exercises and prompts:

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The Utah State Poetry Society’s mission is “nurturing those with a desire to write poetry”:

 

Public Art

Public art is most commonly associated with a sculpture or painting in areas accessible or visible to the public, but it goes well beyond those media. Terrazzo floors, etched glass, ceiling panels, textiles, stair railings, risers, pavers, planters, landscape, fences and grates are just some of the possibilities for public art contributions to public spaces. The possibilities are as vast as the imaginations of the artists and architects who create them.

Utah’s Percent-for-Art Act

In 1985, the Legislature passed the Utah Percent-for-Art Act (Utah Code Title 9, Chapter 6, Sections 401-409), which designates 1% of construction costs of new and/or renovated state public buildings is added to the project for the purpose of commissioning, maintaining and conserving site specific art at, on, or in the facility. The collection includes a broad range of media from textiles and glass to stone and metal monumental works.

The Utah State Legislature Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee reviews all capital projects for the State and approves or cuts public art funding for those projects. If you would like to contact the legislators on the committee to express your views on art in public places, the committee membership and committee schedule and contact information can be found online.


Utah Public Art Program Opportunities

Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public area(s) of the new Department of Environmental Quality Technical Support Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Selection Committee will collaborate with an artist to develop an installation that reflects the important role the Department of Environmental Quality plays in safeguarding Utah’s air, land and water. The artist should consider that the Support Center is designed to help the Department ensure that all data collected is accurate, the science is reliable, and decisions are made based on the best available information. The Department also engages numerous stakeholders to participate in dialogue about environmental protection. The Committee encourages the artist to consider all of this, as does DEQ, in the spirit of service, protection, collaboration.
Applications are accepted via CaFE or digital copy (information / instructions available here.)
Budget: $40,500 – Deadline: June 30, 2017

Utah State University Life Sciences Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public area(s) of the new Life Sciences Building on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah. The Life Sciences Building will be a stunning addition to the beautiful USU campus. The selection committee seeks to incorporate an artist’s voice into this important project. The facility, and the art integral to it, will allow students to discover, experience, and share world-changing ideas. Applications are accepted via CaFE or digital copy (information / instructions available here)
Budget $313,000 – Deadline: July 21, 2017

Projects in process:

Other Utah Public Art Opportunities

Murray City is requesting public art proposals/bids for the plaza at the newly remodeled Murray Park Amphitheater. The artwork should visually interpret a variety of art forms, acknowledge the surrounding park environment, and have the ability to recognize donors in some way on or around the artwork. Potential artists may obtain a color illustration of the amphitheater plaza by contacting Mary Ann Kirk at 801-264-2638 Kim Sorenson at 801-264-2619. Please be advised this is a call for proposals.
Budget: $10,000 – $30,000 – Deadlines: due at the Murray Parks Office (296 E Murray Park Avenue) on June 19, 2017 by 5 pm

Alta Community Enrichment is seeking artists to create site-specific outdoor mural art on the Alta Community Center in Alta, Utah. This opportunity is open to all Salt Lake County artists, with a focus on, but not limited to, those who love Little Cottonwood Canyon. Alta Community Enrichment (ACE) is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities in the Little Cottonwood/Alta, Utah community for individual and group participation in arts, cultural events and education. Since inception, ACE has served as the Alta Arts Council by offering quality, diverse programs for free or very little cost to its attendees. ACE strengthens the community by bringing people together who live, work and play in Alta.
Budget: $1,000 – Deadline: July 23, 2017


National & International Public Art Opportunities

The Public Art Program  [Dallas, Texas] of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install of a work of public art in the median at Canada Drive and Coronet Boulevard in Dallas, Texas. The project will celebrate and pay tribute to the service of veterans especially those who reside in West Dallas. This project is a citizen-initiated proposal led by residents, veterans and veterans advocates from the West Dallas neighborhood with the support of the City of Dallas, Planning and Neighborhood Vitality Department and the Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program.
Budget: $75,000 – Deadline: June 26, 2017

The Minnesota State Arts Board [Minneapolis, Minnesota] on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, requests proposals from working, professional artists or artist–led teams for permanent, site–specific public artwork at the Minnesota Veterans Home.
Budget: $155,415 – Deadline: June 28, 2017

Rhode Island State Council On the Arts [Kingston, Rhode Island] will commission artwork for the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art.  Through this program, the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”
Budget: $430,000 – Deadline: June 30, 2017

The San Antonio River Authority [San Antonio, Texas] seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists. The purpose of the List is to provide a streamlined application and selection process for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects at the San Pedro Creek Culture Park.  Artists will be commissioned for temporary, permanent, and performance-based artwork and may also be commissioned to participate in planning future phases of the Park.  The first phase of the Park will open on May 5, 2018 as part of San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebrations.
Deadline: June 30, 2017

The Conservatory Metropolitan District [Aurora, Colorado] is seeking an artist to complete an exterior sculptural commission for this unique residential community located within southeastern Aurora. The name “Conservatory” references the nearby Plains Conservation Center and signifies that wildlife and nature are a focus of this community. Birdwatching, hiking, and bike rides are among the outdoor activities commonly enjoyed by the residents in this area.
Budget: $72,000 – Deadline: July 7, 2017

The City of Peoria [Peoria, Arizona] is seeking submittals for its latest public art project at Happy Valley Road and 83rd Avenue.  The ideal artist should thrive on the challenge of creating exterior artwork that compliments the environment of the designated location.  The artist should also consider the vast view of this location from a distance, both daytime and nighttime. One artist will be awarded the project; however, depending on the quality of the submittals, the City reserves the right to select runner’s up from this call for a possible alternate location in the City within the next 12 months.
Budget: $140,000 – Deadline: July 7, 2017

The City of Peoria
 [Peoria, Arizona] is seeking submittals for its latest public art project at Happy Valley Road and Lake Pleasant Parkway. The ideal artist should thrive on the challenge of creating exterior artwork that compliments the environment of the designated location.  The artist should also consider the vast view of this location from a distance, both daytime and nighttime. The height of the piece will be a strong consideration when choosing the final submission. This location has a very high volume of traffic passing it from the Loop 303 and on their way to Lake Pleasant.
Budget: $180,000 – Deadline: July 7, 2017

Art Spaces
 [Terre Haute, Indiana] has issued a Request for Qualifications for artists interested in honoring writer Theodore Dreiser and his legacy to American literature through a site-specific public sculpture in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana, on the grounds of the Vigo County Public Library. The location is on Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor, which now features five Art Spaces sculptures. Courage in Language and Thought – The Dreiser Legacy is the working title for the project.
Budget: $40,000 – Deadline: July 14, 2017

The City of Loveland [Loveland, Colorado] Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for a sculptural work to be installed in a new roundabout at the intersection of Mountain Lion and North Boyd Lake Avenues, south of Highway 34. This 100’ radius roundabout will be constructed in fall 2017 and will allow for sculpture installation shortly thereafter.
Budget: $26,000 – Deadline: July 14, 2017

The City of San Diego [San Diego, California] Commission for Arts and Culture is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Presidio Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport a permanent or semi-permanent new media artwork for Presidio Park and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.
Budget: $525,000 – Deadline: July 27, 2017

Transit Oriented Retail Development [Aurora, Colorado] are seeking an artist or artist team to design and install three new art selections for the public park spaces. The art should be site specific, iconic, contemporary in character, and coordinate with the materials and modern aesthetic of the architecture (building materials include mix of metal, concrete, wood and masonry). The artwork will help create a sense of place and must have visibility including integral lighting and daytime and nighttime interest. The art installations must be unique and memorable, as the art pieces themselves are intended to become a destination as well as a draw for visitors.
Budget: $391,000 – Deadline: July 27, 2017

4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) want to commission four Associate Artists to create intrigue and stimulate curiosity, raise awareness, and foster an emotional connection to the largely invisible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) system and make its importance resonate at a city-wide scale. Through new, commissioned work centered on a curatorial framework of topics developed by lead planning artists Sans façon, they envision a program of global significance and reputation. The works and experiences created throughout the Seattle CSO system by a cohort of artists should engage an international audience and reflect practices at the forefront of contemporary art in relation to water, infrastructure, society, and the environment.
Budget: $190,000, $100,000, $80,000, AND $40,000 – Deadline: July 27, 2017

The City of San Jose Public Art Program [San Jose, California]  is creating a Roster of Pre-Qualified Artists. The purpose of the Roster is to streamline the artist selection process for a range of upcoming mural projects. Artists who are chosen for inclusion in the Roster will be eligible to be considered for future public art mural projects in San Jose. Inclusion in the final Roster will be for a period of three years.
Deadline: July 31, 2017

The City’s Visual Arts Commission [Loveland, Colorado] seeks an Artist or Artist Team to create a vibrant 5’ x 8’ two-dimensional work of art to be installed on the interior hallway wall(s) of the Chilson Recreation Center located at 700 East 4th Street in Loveland. This hallway serves as a main connector to all areas of this very active, family-friendly recreational facility. The location receives prime exposure to an average of 1,400 daily visitors.
Budget: $15,000 – Deadline: August 25, 2017

The City of Brentwood Arts Commission [Brentwood, California] seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along an island median on Sand Creek Road across from “The Streets of Brentwood”. This is the first of four major “Gateways” into the City of Brentwood. This is also a heavily used thoroughfare located between two shopping centers.
Budget: $175,000 – Deadline: August 31, 2017

England Airpark and Community,  [Alexandria, Virginia] home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.
Budget: $125,000 – Deadline: September 9, 2017

The City of Ocala [Ocala, Florida] in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance is accepting submissions from artists working in North America to participate in the Fourth Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a 20-month exhibition at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL. Best of Show, Second Place, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice awards will be selected.
Budget: Total Awards $24,000 – Deadline: September 30, 2017

Philadelphia’s Public Art Program [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] invites artists to submit an application with the Public Art Artist Registry. The registry allows artists to participate in all selection processes by maintaining a record of their work that will be consulted by Public art staff, panelists, architects, and City agencies as public art opportunities become available. The registry is open to all professional artists.
Deadline: Ongoing

 

 

Questions?

Contact Jim Glenn | jglenn@utah.gov | 801.245.7271 or Mackenzie Morton | mmorton@utah.gov | 801.245.7270

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Mondays in the Park

am_events_mip_balletfolkorico_11Free concerts of folk and ethnic music and dance are presented selected Monday evenings in July and August. Performances are held starting at 7:00 p.m. in front of the Chase Home Museum in the middle of Liberty Park (enter from 900 South or 1300 South at about 600 East in Salt Lake City). Beginning in 1987, Mondays in the Park has featured performances from various cultural communities in Utah.

Local traditional craft artists also participate and display their work for audience enjoyment and to enrich the performances. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, family and friends of all ages for these fun, free outdoor concerts.

Mondays in the Park is presented in partnership with Excellence in the Community. Check out our photo gallery of past Mondays in the Park concerts HERE.

2017 CONCERT SCHEDULE

July 3

VENEZUELA CANTANDO

Venezuelan Music

 

RASKTO SERBIAN DANCERS

Serbian Traditional Dance

 

July 10

HALAU HULA ‘O KAHEALANI

Hawaiian Music and Dance

 

BLUE SAGE BAND

Bluegrass and Western Music

 

July 17

POLEVIYAOMA HOPI DANCERS

Hopi Music and Dance

 

BRAZILIAN ROOTS

Music of Brazil

 

July 31 

JAMES ROMERO THREE GENERATIONS BAND

New Mexican Music

 

August 7

KARPATY DANCE ENSEMBLE

Polish and Ukrainian Dance

 

OKINAWA KENJINKAI

Japanese Music and Dance from Okinawa

 

August 14

TANGO WEST

Argentinian Tango Music and Dance

 

August 21

MARIACHI SOL DE JALISCO & BALLET FOLKLORICO DE LAS AMERICAS

Mariachi Music and Latin American Dance

 


Directions and Parking

Mondays in the Park is presented on the front porch of the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, located in the middle of Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. Gated entrances to the park are located at 600 East on 900 South and 1300 South.

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Free parking is available inside the gates along the perimeter of the park, as well as on the side streets surrounding the park grounds.

Public Transportation Options

Use the UTA’s Trip Planner to get to Mondays in the Park. UTA bus routes 9, 205, 307, and 320 all pass within one or two blocks of Liberty Park. Click here to view UTA’s system map.

For more information on the Mondays in the Park Concert Series, contact Adrienne Decker via email or at 801.245.7286.

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Original Writing Competition

Since 1958, the Utah Original Writing Competition has awarded Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of forms. The competition’s mission is to aid Utah writers on their path to publication and broader recognition. Submissions must be original works and, with some exceptions, cannot be published or accepted for publication at the time of entry. Manuscripts are reviewed in a blind process by judges selected from outside of Utah. There is no entry fee, and it is open to all Utah residents age 18 and over.

The 2017 competition closes Friday, June 23, at 5 p.m. MDT. All submissions must be made through our online portal. The link to the online submissions portal is contained in the 2017 guidelines. Please read through all of the guidelines before submitting. Please note that this year, self-published manuscripts are not eligible.

You will use file-sharing to share your manuscript(s) with us. If you’re new to file-sharing, click HERE to see how to use Dropbox to share documents, and click HERE to see how to use Google Drive to share documents.

Click HERE to see lists of past winners from 2000 to the present.

Happy writing!

Questions?

Contact Alyssa Hickman Grove at agrove@utah.gov or 801.236.7548.

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Poet Laureate

The Utah Poet Laureate is a Governor-appointed advocate for literature and the arts throughout the state who presents in communities, schools, libraries, and public events. The position was established in 1997.

Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal

Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee,  a hybrid-genre photo-text memoir entitled Intimate, and four books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos, Six Girls Without Pants, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope and Animal Eye, which was a finalist for the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Prize, the Balcones Prize and winner of the UNT Rilke Prize. Her newest book of poems is Imaginary Vessels, and a book-length essay, The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam is forthcoming in 2017. Her work has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency, an NEA Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes, the 2016 AWP Nonfiction Prize, and various state arts council awards. Her poems and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The New Republic, Tin House, the Best American Poetry series, and on National Public Radio, among others. She teaches at the University of Utah, where she is also the creator and editor of the community web project Mapping Salt Lake City.

Schedule

To request a reading or workshop by the Poet Laureate, please fill out the Poet Laureate appearance request form. Requests are honored based on the nature of the request and the availability of the Poet Laureate.

Past Utah Poets Laureate

David Lee, St. George
Appointed by Gov. Michael Leavitt
January 1997 to January 2003

Kenneth W. Brewer, Logan
Appointed by Gov. Michael Leavitt
January 2003 to March 2006

Katharine Coles, Salt Lake City
Appointed by Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.
March 2006 to April 2012

Lance Larsen, Springville
Appointed by Gov. Gary R. Herbert
April 2012 to April 2017