Tonight Salt Lake County rolls out its 2011 art collection. Every year Salt Lake County appropriates funds to purchase artwork for its public collection, which they place in public spaces in County buildings. Tonight the County holds a public reception in which the newest acquisitions are unveiled and discussed, with many of the artists on hand for comment.
The annual purchasing appropriation has decreased with the tough economic times, but the Salt Lake County Art Committee, a volunteer group made up of artists, art professionals and art lovers, was able to add a significant body of work to Salt Lake County’s patrimony, including a number of sculptural works. Original works by Jen Harmon Allen, Joe Ostraff, Rob Adamson, Al Denyer, Kay Kuzminski and Paul Stout have been added to the collection. In addition, a suite of prints purchased from Saltgrass Printmakers brings in works by Sean Caulfield, Akiko Tanaguchi, Joe Ostraff, Gary Barton, Koichi Yamamoto, Sandy Brunvand, Erik Brunvand, Stefanie Dykes and Ed Bateman.
The works will continue to be on public display, but during tonight’s reception you’ll find them all in one place. You’ll also have the chance to meet Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, members of the Art Committee and some of the artists.
Salt Lake County Art Collection
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Program begins at 6pm.
Salt Lake County Government Center
2001 South State Street, North Building Atrium
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