A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.
Joan Didion, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live.
Standing at the mouth of Emigration Canyon on July 24, 1847, Brigham Young stated “This is the Place.” As a culture, we often forget to pay heed to our ties to the land. But it is incredibly important to consider the effect that place has on us. Just as we shape and build the landscape around us, the landscape shapes and builds each of us.
This August, the Rio Gallery will host This Is the Place. They are seeking all who have been influenced by Utah to interact with the show by submitting a photograph or short video of your favorite place or memorable moment in Utah. If you feel any tie to the landscape or have been touched by the remarkable surroundings in our state, send in your photos! Summer is the time for road trips, national park visits, hikes, and everything else outdoors. This is your chance to share your vacation photos with the general public. Or send a photo in your archive of something that says what home is for you. Or make it a special trip: Seek out the place that comes immediately to mind when you think of Utah, and take your snapshot.
Photos are due August 1st, 2013.
Send photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· submit up to 3 photos
· list your name and the precise place you took the photo
· images should be around 120 pixels per inch, no larger than 1 MB
· up to 10 seconds long
· provide your name and precise place you took the video
· quicktime file (.mov)
Those who submit their photos/videos will be able to see their work in a digital slideshow that will play in the gallery.
The exhibit will be held August 16 – September 13 with a public reception on Friday, August 16 from 6-9 PM during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. Be sure to stop by with your family and friends to see your piece in the show!
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Laura Durham works for KUED Channel-7 in the Creative Services Department, curating community engagement projects for both PBS and KUED productions that foster trust and value to the communities in Utah. She also produces Contact with Mary Dickson and Contact in the Community — a digital series featuring arts and culture groups in Utah. Prior to her work at KUED, Laura spent 15 years at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums in the visual arts program and later managing communications, branding, marketing, and public value projects for all arts and museums programming. She has served the Utah community in various capacities with her role as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association and Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. She lives in Salt Lake City, sings with Utah Chamber Artists, and loves to contribute to 15 Bytes as often as time allows.
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