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Celebration of the Hand: Mother Wound at Temporary Museum of Permanent Change

Salt Lake City
Nov. 1 – Dec. 31

Craft Lake City and local photographer Russel Daniels have partnered for the latest installation in the arts nonprofit’s seasonal public art exhibition, Celebration of the Hand: Mother Wound. On view from November through December of 2023, the gallery of aerial photographs taken by Daniels will show passers-by on Broadway in downtown Salt Lake City 14 images depicting mineral extraction and waste in the Western United States.

The public is invited to join Craft Lake City for a virtual “Lunch & Learn” discussion on Fri., November 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this public online event, attendees can learn more about this exhibition while hearing from the participating artist, Russel Daniels, about the work they created. Also in attendance will be guest speaker and UMFA curator, Emily Lawhead, along with SLUG Magazine’s Parker Mortensen who will act as the discussion moderator. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear in-depth details about Craft Lake City’s work in the community, share ideas and ask questions about the new exhibition in downtown Salt Lake City.


Russel Albert Daniels is an artist and photographer based out of Salt Lake City. His work stands in the cross current of art, reportage, and re-indigenization. His craft places storytelling at the forefront of a rich photographic practice which aims to bring visibility to Native American and underserved communities. His projects explore the ways in which identity, place, and history illuminate the aftermath of manifest destiny.


Celebration of the Hand, made possible with support from The Center for the Living City and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, is a seasonal outdoor exhibition designed to enhance and reflect Salt Lake City’s cultural district through the work of Utah artists. Informed by activist Jane Jacobs’ fascination with self-organized urbanism, Celebration of the Hand exhibitions focus on conveying central themes and ideas, making them relevant to our community through art.

Craft Lake City commissions works of art from local Utah artists for these rotating exhibitions. All Celebration of the Hand curation projects are displayed in fourteen metal frames adjacent to the sidewalks in downtown Salt Lake City. They are located on the north and south sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and Main Street. These exhibitions are open to the public 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and are free of charge.

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