The big local art news last week (while we were on vacation) was the announcement that the Central Utah Art Center is being evicted from its Ephraim home in August. As reported in the Salt Lake Tribune and the City Weekly, for the past six years the CUAC has occupied the historic ZCMI Granary on Ehpraim’s main street rent-free; in addition they have received $30,000 in annual support. In exchange the CUAC was to provide local art education programming. The city says it can no longer provide financial support, and feels the Center hasn’t kept up their end of the bargain, dating to conversations last year, to bolster their educational programming. CUAC director Adam Bateman says the decision was taken because city leaders disagreed with the type of artwork being shown. (Read more at the Salt Lake Tribune and The City Weekly).
A review of the current work can be found in our July 2012 edition of 15 Bytes. You can view the work yourself in Ephraim now through August 18th, when the CUAC will throw a “Farewell Ephraim” event, featuring a screening of “Footloose.”
OTHER MIXED MEDIA
7/2 Trent Alvey: “Synchronicity”Showing human impact on environment
7/12 Glass artists, Guadalupe students team up to create artwork.
7/12 Springville Museum of Art hosts 39th Annual Quilt Show
7/12 Bountiful/Davis Art center mounts ‘Conversations in Culture’
7/16 Out & About: Small-town Oakley’s art show worth the stop
7/16 The Ogden Eccles Community Art Center has selected winners for its 38th Annual Statewide Competition.
UTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.