Join us for a groundbreaking performance of In C, a musical piece composed by Terry Riley in 1964 for an indefinite number of performers. Gnu Knew, the Snow College New Music Ensemble under the baton of Dr. Trent Hanna, along with many musicians from the Snow College music program, will be performing a 24-hour presentation of the composition beginning at 7pm at Granary Arts in Ephraim, Utah on October 12, 2018. The performance will move to different locations throughout Sanpete County for the remaining 24-hour duration.
Join artist, Rachel Farmer in a community art project - the creation of a quilted landscape mapping the Ephraim area. Bring your own, small fabric scrap to add to the crazy-quilt border.
Stop by anytime between 12-5pm. All ages and experience levels welcome.
We are seeking fabric scrap donations for this project, if you have any small scraps of fabric or an old piece of clothing that you would like to make part of this project, bring them by Granary anytime on or before 9/27/18.
Please join us for this unique opportunity to engage directly with the artist about her series, Concealed At First, At Last I Appear. Amy Theiss Giese combines photography and sound to create site specific installations exploring the dynamic between actual and perceived space.
Outdoor screening with filmmaker Danny Hunt and carrot cake from Das Cafe.
Hunt will be screening 4 short films: Grandpa, Schedel, A Typickal Melungeon, and Raisin, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and Film Feast curator, Jared Jakins.
Hunt’s films are experimental in nature, ranging from hand-drawn animations to projects shot using only an iphone, and covering topics that are both heartfelt and macabre. Employing a mix of unexpected narrative arcs, bizarre transcendental experiences, and symbolic imagery, Hunt playfully explores the realm of science fiction terror and the unknown.
Screening will begin at 9 pm, arrive on time to ensure your spot (& cake!), a light sweater or jacket is suggested. Folding chairs will be available, but guests may also wish to bring a favorite lawn chair or blanket.
About the Filmmaker
Danny Hunt is a Utah based filmmaker. His films often embody a strange unexpected reverie for the wisdom of our forbearers. The strength of his films lies in his balance of frivolity and fear, particularly in his scenes of suburban normality. He has directed fiction, documentary, experimental and animated short films. He grew up in rural Idaho and studied film at Brigham Young University. He currently lives in Provo, Utah where he does freelance work, creates video content for Provo Channel 17 and pursues creative projects.
Parental guidance suggested. (Your teenagers will love it, thematic elements may not be suitable for young children.)
Join us on the green: fun for the whole family creating one of a kind sun prints!
All ages will enjoy playing with compositions made of everything from buttons and paper clips to leaves and flowers. Place items on special light-sensitive paper to create a print of your very own.
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Rachel Farmer will be discussing her work in the C.C.A. Christensen Gallery. Looking Forward, Looking Back is a new installation created specifically for the historic C.C.A. Christensen log cabin. The work features twelve new figures, housed within three quilted landscapes.
We at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums are building our next long-range plan that looks at both Utah’s current cultural landscape and the shifting atmosphere we live in today. As a state-level cultural agency, we are uniquely positioned to identify the needs of our constituents and to make decisions that sustain and strengthen Utah’s cultural vitality. With this in mind, we want to hear from our constituents and partners to help us shape our future trajectory.
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums would like to invite you to share your ideas with us during our Listening Tour stop in Ephraim, UT on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30 to 7pm at Granary Arts.
The exhibition “End Game” is a collaboration with artist Abe Kimball, Youth Care Arts, and SpyHop. The Youth Care Arts program is a diverse group of artists, educators, and therapists, organized to provide social practice art projects as an experiential record and bridge between youth in care and Utah communities. They facilitate interactive community art projects in detention centers, rehabilitation centers, and group homes for youth typically in the state’s custody. “End Game” is part of Granary Arts ongoing Artist & Community collaborative projects in the CCA Christiansen cabin gallery.
“End Game” is a visual record of work from contributing youth in care throughout the state of Utah. Youth chose and decorated chess pieces resembling three characters in their life: the self, the familiar, and the other. Chess pieces were then given color and personality beyond the common binary of black and white. The age-old game of chess encourages resilience and use of strategy. It reminds viewers about choice and action while considering positions of power and glory, and asks viewers to recognize our choices and actions during loss, when others are progressing. Everyone is compelled to consider their end game. Youth in care participants collaborated on this project and their insights are visible within the work. Viewers are invited to respond to the same questions in this interactive installation.
About the Curator
Abe Kimball is the Art Director of the Youth Care Arts program and serves and works with the North Sanpete Arts Council. He is currently teaching at North Sanpete Middle School and Snow College, and received an MFA in art and anthropology from Brigham Young University. He has been entrenched in the arts since a small child, watching his artist father work in lithography. As an artist, Abe describes the dimensions of his art as bipolar; much of his time is absorbed in the flat world of printmaking, the other part in the dizzying world of social practice installations. He favors the work of Surrealists and Dadaists, but his compositions are more like a fictitious chronicle of vintage peoples and their obsolete technologies. He sees his task, as addressing cultural leftovers, he says, “better than anything else, our stuff suggests our attitudes about how we relate to the world.” He currently resides with his wife and children in the rural township of Indianola, Utah.
Join us for an evening of collaborative movement and music improvisation with Dmitri Peskov, Steve Zollinger and Trent Hanna.
There are endless ways to move our bodies, we are in continually in motion. Some of us run marathons, lift weights, wash dishes, fold laundry and pick up groceries. Movement is in everything. Join us as these three extraordinary performers explore the freedom of improvisation through movement found in dance, martial arts and sound.
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Join us for an evening with writer and curator, Hikmet Sydney Loe, as she reads pasages from her new book, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork Through Time and Place, followed by a screening of Smithson's 1970 film, The Spiral Jetty.
The Spiral Jetty is a work of art created by American artist Robert Smithson in three parts: earthwork (1970), film (1970), and essay (1972). Hikmet Sydney Loe's new book includes a reprint of Smithson's essay "The Spiral Jetty," which becomes the basis for an exploration of the film (a transcription of which is also in the book) and earthwork. Loe will read passages from her book that provide information on Smithson's creation of each part of this monumental work, and then engage the audience in a Q&A after the film.
About the Presenter
Hikmet Sidney Loe is a writer and curator who teaches art history at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Her work examines the changeable nature of the earth and addresses our perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She frequently lectures and publishes on topics related to Utah’s earthworks.
The Spiral Jetty (1970)
Estate of Robert Smithson, Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York / Shanghai and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Join us for the screening of The Coal Minority, a film directed by Helen Butcher.
Film screening at 7 pm, Q&A with filmmaker afterwards.
The Coal Minority, film, 32 min
After years of digging coal to provide for their families, three single mothers struggle to maintain their financial independence as mines shut down nationwide. The Coal Minority follows Trudy Lund, a coal miner who was laid off in 2014. Trudy’s struggle to find a job in the disappearing coal industry is contextualized by the stories of two other female miners also disadvantaged by age, gender, and changes in the economic landscape.
About the Filmmaker
Helen is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She values documentary for its power to promote equality, understanding, and human connection. In 2017, Helen graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Media Arts Studies. There, she directed a capstone documentary, The Coal Minority, which examines the obstacles faced by female coal miners in Utah. The film was awarded “Best Documentary Short” at the Workers Unite! Film Festival in New York and was recently nominated for a Student Production Award by the Rocky Mountain Emmys. Since graduating, Helen has kept busy assisting various feature documentary productions and providing office support for the International Documentary Association.
Even is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.