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9/11 Day of Service Grant

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UServeUtah, Utah’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism, will be accepting applications for for 9/11 Day of Service project grants from nonprofit organizations across the state of Utah in July 2017. The goal of these grants is to increase the number of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across Utah.

Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded to Utah nonprofit organizations to assist in creating projects occurring between September 8-16, 2017 to celebrate the 9/11 Day of Service. A minimum of 100 volunteers must be recruited and used in the 9/11 Day of Service projects.

Application Timeline

July 3, 2017 –  Application opens
August 3, 2017 – Application due
August 18, 2017 – Awards are announced
September 8–16, 2017 – Projects must occur between these dates
September 11, 2017 – September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
October 3, 2017 – Final reports from awardees due

2017 Application
Application instructions
Budget Proposal (example)
Memorandum of Understanding (sample)

For further information, please contact Mary Buehler at mbuehler@utah.gov or (801) 245-7281.

2016 9/11 Day of Service Grants Recipients

  • Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties
  • Utah Philharmonic Orchestra
  • University of Utah Bennion Center
  • All-Together Playground
  • United Way of Utah County
  • United Way of Eastern Utah
  • Community Presbyterian Church

Rio Gallery

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. The Rio Gallery is located in the grand lobby of the historic Rio Grande Depot,

Past Exhibitions | Upcoming Exhibitions

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday
300 S Rio Grande Street SLC, UT 84102
Free and open to the public


Under the Influence: Eight Local Artists Influenced by Animation

July 14 — September 1, 2017
Artist Reception: July 21 | 6 – 9 pm

From Saturday morning cartoons to sophisticated feature films, the art of animation plays an important role in contemporary popular culture. Profoundly influenced by animation and its captivating moving figures, a group a local artists seek to explore and borrow from the genre’s distinctive elements through paintings, drawings, and prints. Under the Influence includes works by Robin Banks, Trent Call, Jason N. Jones, Evan Jed Memmott, Mike Murdock, Athena Splett, Heather Mahler, and Sri Whipple.

The artists employ exaggeration, tension, and elasticity of form to convey a heightened emotion or action in each work. Their use of frozen circumstance, like a celluloid from an animated short, eternally expresses a particular feeling or action such as elation, humor, terror, or environmental upheaval. Classic animated films, like Fantasia and Little Nemo, inspired the artists to incorporate techniques such as anthropomorphism — the attribution of human characteristics or behavior on an animal or object — and surrealism into their work. Their unique style seeks to magnify and highlight certain characteristics — such as a “wacky” tree or “gloomy” cat — and departs from art that depicts more traditionally rendered figures which is an important tenant of animation. The bright and unconventional color palettes further convey the intent and mood of their subject matter.

In addition to this body of work, curator Jason N. Jones interviewed each artist about animation and its influence on their creative efforts. They compiled these interviews in a bound book in storyboard format in which the interviewer and interviewee collaborated on the illustrations. The drawings from the book are on display in the exhibition.

Accessible to youth and adult audiences, Under the Influence harnesses the joyful and whimsical stylistic elements unique to the animation genre. The profound impact of animation on these artists and contemporary culture merits recognition and celebration.

Proposals for exhibitions in March–July of 2018 will be accepted July 29September 3, 2017. Be sure to download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online.

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Questions?

Contact the Rio Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

The Rio Gallery is a member of the

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Book Buzz

Book Buzz lends book sets to book clubs, book groups, libraries, organizations, schools, and community centers. The Utah State Library acquired the Book Buzz lending program from the Utah Center for the Book, Utah Humanities Council in 2012. Please read our Policies before requesting any books.

Featured Collection

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Newest Book Buzz Additions

How to Request a Book Set

  1. Choose a Title
  2. Check Availability
  3. Request a Title

Book Buzz Title Lists

Promotional Materials

For questions or problems contact:

Linda Roholt
Book Buzz Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6754 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address lroholt@utah.gov
 

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.

Past Exhibitions | Upcoming Exhibitions

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


Sticks Laid in Patterns & Other Mundane Oracles: Works by Wren Ross

July 14 – September 8, 2017
Artist Reception: August 18, 2017 | 6 – 9 pm 

Sticks Laid in Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles is a works-on-paper exhibition by Wren Ross that asks viewers to re-evaluate their everyday surroundings and circumstances. Ross drew inspiration from communities built upon oral storytelling traditions and those who rely on reworking cultural myths to inform their futures.

In many ways ancient mythologies behave like oracles. They impart morals and values and remind people how to nourish and support each other. These mythologies present a body of symbols and allegory to provide clues that viewers can glean meaning and direction from. Historically, whole disciplines of divination were taught to help human beings navigate the natural and social world. They interpreted their surroundings and natural occurrences. Tracks, tea leaves, and weather phenomenon could be read, water could be found, and spirits could be appeased. This inbuilt economy of noticing and decoding allowed people to develop and maintain intimate relationships with the places they inhabited.

This relationship to myth and symbol has waned in contemporary culture. In a time when community values are being called into question and politics are often synonymous with fear or confusion, the development of new heroes, new symbols, and new myths is increasingly important. Because myth is bound by current events, it requires reinterpretation and revision to remain useful.

Sticks Laid in Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles is a body of work about choreographing contemporary myths and introducing new archetypes. It is an experiment in the development of stories through an aggregate of symbols, landscapes, and mythological figures to be interpreted by the viewer. These interpretations ask to be told and retold, to morph and shift from viewer to viewer. This body of work is meant for contemplation as the images and stories become connected and grow in meaning. These pieces seek to encourage dialogue and taught to others, to be secreted around quietly, and to be reworked powerfully in mundane moments.


Proposals for exhibitions in March–July of 2018 will be accepted July 29September 3, 2017. Be sure to download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online.

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Questions?

Contact the Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

The Alice Gallery is a member of the

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll Logo

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

 

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

KARGI KALA KENDRA

East Indian Classical Dance

 

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.

Chase Home Museums of Utah Folk Art mapParking Options

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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