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.
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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.