Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side.
Salt Lake City
May 12-14 Color Animal, one of the musical projects of local musician Andrew Shaw (their latest album was released April 1st and first full-length video just came out), who was profiled in last month’s edition of 15 Bytes, and Magic Mint, another of Shaw’s groups, will back Salt Lake’s Municipal Ballet Company this weekend. Sarah Longoria, the company’s director, says they choreographed dance pieces to Shaw’s music. “I’m so excited to see what the choreographers and dancers have in store,” says Shaw. “The Municipal Ballet Company does amazing work . . .” The shows open May 12-14 at the Fallout, 600 W. 625 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $10 at Cityweeklystore.com or at the door for $15. All ages; full bar. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
May 13: Opening Receptions:
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art for Jennifer Seely, Nicholas Courdy, Jennet Thomas and 28 Utah artists who are presenting their work for the 2016 annual gala. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. There is a suggested donation for this event which features light refreshments while you meet the artists and explore each new exhibition.
Bountiful Davis Art Center Annual Statewide Competition, opening reception and awards, 7-9 p.m., winners announced at 7 p.m. 90 N. Main St., Bountiful, bdac.org
Last Chance Friday, May 13:
To see A Call to Place: The first five years of Epicenter’s Frontier Fellowship. Fifty visiting artists and collaboratives who have spent up to a month in residence generating place-based work in Green River alongside the community. Just announced: Epicenter and the City of Green River is a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant recipient for the amount of $50,000. Read more about the Utah grantees here. Rio Gallery, 300 S. Rio Grande St. (455 West).
To see Onward: David Habben explores the relationship between abstract art and illustration. God Hates Robots, 314 W. Broadway, Suite #250.
To see some real good Utah artists: Trent Call, Sam Wilson and Lindsay Frei at 15th Street Gallery, 1519 S. 15th East.
7 Steps Forward, 7 Steps Back: V. Kim Martinez physically traversed routes used by Mexican/Native American migrants for thousands of years along the now U.S./Mexico border to inform her work. Positive Space of Silence: Sandy Brunvand’s body of work uses marks inherent in player piano scrolls to focus on marks and the potential they hold to both encode and decode information. Portable Sanctuaries: Beth Krensky’s performance pieces are part of a larger series of portable sanctuaries that are intended to respond to the natural environment while providing a refuge – a space within a space. All at Granary Art Center, 86 N. Main, Ephraim.
Ken Sanders of eponymous SLC rare bookstore and PBS “Antiques Roadshow” fame is verbally appraising rare books, maps, photographs and manuscripts, 9 a.m -1 p.m., for a fee of $5 per item as part of a fundraising event for the Historic Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center to be held at 10 N. 500 East, Payson. An Antique and Vintage Expo will continue until 5 p.m. and includes vendor booths and museum tours. For event info call Janeen, 801-358-3357.
May 14: Gallery Talks by Maryann Webster, 2 p.m. and Brian Snapp, 2:30 p.m., Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E. 100 South www.Saltlakearts.org See our profile of Snapp in the May 2016 edition of 15 Bytes.
May 15: RDT’s Link Series: Wontanara! We Are All Together, 6 p.m., Rose Wagner Theatre, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City, Merveilles All-Stars, African Drum & Dance Performance, Wofa Afro Fusion Dance, Dancers from Guinea, Congo, Mali (and even one from the United States named E Boogie Scruggs!). Find more info at www.merveillesutah.com Tickets: artix.org 801-335-ARTS.