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.
Friday, May 20
It’s the third Friday of the month so that means Gallery Stroll. There are plenty of great exhibitions happening (far too many for us to list) so check out gallerystroll.org for all the info.
SOUTH SALT LAKE
South Salt Lake is getting in on the gallery stroll fun as well. Their Night on Commonwealth event celebrates their downtown creative district, with food trucks, music, art and murals of area creatives spread throughout the area (look for our very own Waldo in the mix). 6-10 pm,
Saturday, May 21
Drop-in & Print Sessions: Relief Printing on Fabric
No fee, no application, no nothing. Just drop by Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm at the Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 4, and have some fun. The Drop-in & Print Sessions are informal opportunities to get your hands dirty and experiment with some new techniques, ranging from alternative printing processes to paper decoration and much more. Must be 16+. You’ll be working with Claire Taylor, who works in letterpress, drawn and water-based media. Her show is currently up at the Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake City Library (see here).
Sunday, May 22
NOVA Chamber Music Series wraps up their 2015-16 season Sunday at 3 pm with several generations of Utah musicians featured on the program. University of Utah composer Morris Rosenzweig’s work 2005 and Counting is a heartfelt and disturbing elegy for the victims of Katrina in his native city of New Orleans (see our profile of Rosenzweig here). His son Jacob Rosenzweig, a composer raised in Salt Lake City and now residing in Los Angeles, will be heard in a movement of his experimental Bass Quartet, featuring four outstanding musicians from the Utah Symphony bass section. Also collaborating on this program are Roberta Zalkind, Associate Principal Viola of the Utah Symphony, and her son Matthew Zalkind, former member of the Harlem String Quartet and now professor at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. William Bolcom’s eclectic and virtuosic Suite for Violin and Cello is a Utah premiere. The evening performance will be preceded by an engaging discussion in Room 270 at 2:30 PM with composers Morris and Jacob Rosenzweig and NOVA’s Artistic Director, Jason Hardink. Learn more about the music and ask questions in a more intimate setting. 3 PM, Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah School of Music, $20 general admission, $18 seniors, students free. For more information, please visit novaslc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.