Your art (and awful, awful pun) fix for the week.
When John Ripley Corkery, aka JR, was a sophomore in college, he got an idea for a little festival in the desert. Eight years later, Desert Rocks has blossomed from 150 original attendees to over 1700 last year, has outgrown its original venue, and has evolved from a simple weekender music fest into a four-day multidisciplinary inspirational extravaganza.
It is a quiet week on the art front; but there is one class from Continuing Ed at the U that caught my eye. If you're up for adventure (and some mystery)...
A glimpse ahead at some of the things that are happening in May!
Happy Monday, all! Check back tomorrow to get a jump on some of the exciting arts events happening in May. From now on, we’ll look ahead at the coming month, in order to let you get the jump on events, including those that have a cap on participants/require registration, as those often tend to fill up far in advance. Weekly, we’ll still bring you reminders and notifications about fun arts events happening around the city. Filling up your Friday night this week:
Welcome back to RAW art for another week of events. Starting in May, the format will change a bit: every month we’ll be posting an art calendar for the upcoming month (and you’ll be able to find it in CATALYST’s print version). This way you’ll have plenty of time to register for classes or workshops you read about here, as some of them tend to fill up quickly. Weekly on Sundays we’ll have alerts or reminders about any must-sees for the coming week, and by mid-May check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for... well, you’ll have to wait and see. ;)
Welcome back for another week of local arts events. Don’t forget: the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll is this Friday—and we have some highlights here—but you’ll want to plan a route ahead of time. Check out the galleries involved in this Stroll, go here. Which are you excited to visit?
Here you go: the next installment of weekly events for the arts-oriented CATALYST community. Also, check out the Local Artist Spotlight for this week, featuring Meggie Troili. (It was published early so interested readers could attend her event last weekend.)
Our next Artist Spotlight features Meggie Troili. Her work deals with grave issues—biology, technology, death, or aging. But her style, which she calls crystalline pop (featuring a combination of photography and photo-based collage), injects the bright sweetness of everything bubblegum into these heavy subjects, without sacrificing the sublime or transformative spiritual aspects of her work.