Two exciting opportunities this week, in two entirely different directions, for artists and art lovers to enjoy the great outdoors.
To the north, at the University of Utah’s The Environmental Humanities Education Center (EHEC) in southeast Montona, the first annual Centennial Valley Arts Celebration we reported on in the September edition of 15 Bytes. The event begins on Tuesday the 25th as artists begin arriving, growing in number
throughout the week until Sunday the 30th. Artists in residence Frank and Louisa Carter will be there to discuss their ongoing residency at the center. Frank, a writer, painter, and musician is completing his Masters in Environmental Humanities and Louisa is finalizing her eco-psychology dissertation as a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology.
For more information on the event, visit their site.
Do a 180 with your compass to participate in the Escalante Canyon Arts Festival, happening in the remote and stunning landscape of the Colorado Plateau (the event is also known as Everett Ruess Days, for the famous poet and artist who disappeared in the area). Painters are already there working on their canvases for the Plein Air Painting Competition, which features $8000 in prizes. The Festival itself happens on the 28th and 29th, when winners will be announced followed by a silent auction. The event includes a Utah Humanities Council lecture series, with keynote speaker paleontologist Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D.. talking on “Dinosaurs of the Lost Continent.”
For more info visit escalantecanyonsartfestival.org