Critical Session / Darren Jones
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Critical Session / Darren Jones

A series of conversations and brainstorms between visiting critics and artists, curators, writers, and other stakeholders from the region. CRITICAL SESSIONS are roving: they are studio visits, site visits, and formal and informal discussions. It is a space where strategic thinking meets creative action with the intention to shift the current framework of art critique hierarchy to highlight work outside metro-centered locales.

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Critical Session / Darren Jones
Jun
13
1:00 PM13:00

Critical Session / Darren Jones

A series of conversations and brainstorms between visiting critics and artists, curators, writers, and other stakeholders from the region. CRITICAL SESSIONS are roving: they are studio visits, site visits, and formal and informal discussions. It is a space where strategic thinking meets creative action with the intention to shift the current framework of art critique hierarchy to highlight work outside metro-centered locales.

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Ryan Simmons / In Conjunction
May
24
to May 25

Ryan Simmons / In Conjunction

Granary Arts Intern, Ryan Simmons, invites you to join us for In Conjunction a collaborative community animation project.

Drawing on the rich heritage of the historic Relief Society Granary building both as a structure and as a place of communal gathering, In Conjunction uses elements of the structure as a medium to explore what it means to exist within a community, as well as the impact one can have upon their community. In Conjunction features a compilation of stop motion animation works created by individuals throughout the community using oolite sand, which is then and formatted by the artist to be projected onto the exterior of the Granary Arts building. 

Projections will run after dark Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, 2019 on Granary's northern exterior wall. 

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DE | MARCATION / Reception
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

DE | MARCATION / Reception

Granary Arts invites you to join us for the opening reception of DE | MARCATION A Survey of Contemporary Photography in Utah a group exhibition curated by Amy Jorgensen and Edward Bateman.

DE | MARCATION surveys the contemporary photographic landscape of creative practice by artists in the state of Utah as they navigate new territory in the global dialogue of imagemaking. 

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Jackie Leishman / Reception
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Jackie Leishman / Reception

Granary Arts invites you to join us for the opening reception of Heaving Into Mountains a solo exhibition by artist Jackie Leishman.

Heaving Into Mountains is a series of studies delving into the paradox of holding two opposites – ideas embodied in the wilderness. Inspired by a trip to Yosemite National Park in the spring of 2017, Leishman was overwhelmed by the dichotomy of the landscape and the effects of time: the noise of the waterfalls, the size of the boulders, and the softness of the meadows. It is the push and pull between opposing ideas that motivates her work: animating tensions between destruction and creation, expansion and contraction, explosion and implosion.

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Rachel Farmer / Generations of Springs (San Pitch Mountains & River, Wasatch Plateau, Ephraim, Utah)
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Rachel Farmer / Generations of Springs (San Pitch Mountains & River, Wasatch Plateau, Ephraim, Utah)

Granary Arts invites you to join us for "Generations of Springs" a community-based project by artist Rachel Farmer.

This quilted map of Ephraim originated as a community-based project, conceived by artist Rachel Farmer, in conversation with Amy Jorgensen at Granary Arts. Rachel’s exhibition, Looking Forward, Looking Back, on view last summer in the C.C.A. Christensen Cabin Gallery, included a series of quilted landscapes. Exploring this idea further, she created a quilt top with her remaining green fabric (dyed to match her memory of Utah spring green) and held a day-long workshop at Granary Arts on September 27, 2018.

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History and Restoration Efforts of the Ephraim Co-Op Building / Sandra Lanier & Kathleen Peterson
May
24
11:00 AM11:00

History and Restoration Efforts of the Ephraim Co-Op Building / Sandra Lanier & Kathleen Peterson

The pioneer story of this beautiful limestone building is rivaled only by the incredible fight for it’s restoration by dedicated and passionate preservation minded citizens. The Co-Op building is a masterpiece of early Sanpete architecture and its history is linked to the beginnings of the Ephraim economy, the history of Snow College, and the legacy of people who sacrificed so much for what we now enjoy.

The Heritage Conference will take place on Snow College campus, in the auditorium of the Karen H. Huntsman Library.

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Feistiness and Faith - The Story of Ephraim's Relief Society Granary / Rhonda Lauritzen
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Feistiness and Faith - The Story of Ephraim's Relief Society Granary / Rhonda Lauritzen

Although Women first got the vote in Utah, their voice was still faint in public affairs. But when Brigham Young became frustrated with half-hearted male efforts to store up food, he put the women in charge. Nowhere was the grain storage program more successful than in Ephraim, where the Relief Society stockpiled thousands of bushels of wheat. Their beautiful granary became a symbol of women’s affairs on Main Street and may have been the finest of any built in Zion. Today it is most important relic of the historic Relief Society grain program. This is a story of how much these women accomplished with so little. 

The Heritage Conference will take place on Snow College campus, in the auditorium of the Karen H. Huntsman Library.

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In Conjunction / Ryan Simmons
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

In Conjunction / Ryan Simmons

Granary Arts Intern, Ryan Simmons, invites you to join us for In Conjunction a collaborative community animation project.

Drawing on the rich heritage of the historic Relief Society Granary building both as a structure and as a place of communal gathering, In Conjunction uses elements of the structure as a medium to explore what it means to exist within a community, as well as the impact one can have upon their community. In Conjunction features a compilation of stop motion animation works created by individuals throughout the community using oolite sand, which is then and formatted by the artist to be projected onto the exterior of the Granary Arts building. 

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Richard Gate / Reception
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Richard Gate / Reception

Granary Arts invites you to join us for the artist reception of the solo exhibition, “Anthology”, a retrospective of work created by Richard Gate between 1985 and 2019. Born in the lake country of northwestern Ontario and raised in the red rock country of southern Utah, Gate has spent a lifetime drawing migratory paths across the northern continent. Working seasonally in Sanpete, Utah from his rural studio, and traveling to remote areas of Canada to fish and Los Angeles to connect with the art scene – these repeated pilgrimages are evident in the evolution of his creative process.

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Life Stages / Youth Care Arts
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Life Stages / Youth Care Arts

Granary Arts invites you to the opening reception of a Community Project, “Life Stages”, a collaborative project organized by Youth Care Arts. It is an installation consisting of two quarter-size stages, conceptualized and crafted by various youth-in-custody throughout the state of Utah, and represents personal interpretations of their life experiences. Upon the two stages, “The Forest” and “The Sea”, are various spirit dolls, leaves, bark, water, a boat, life preservers, as well as written responses from participants to specific therapeutic prompts. While moving physically around the two stages, viewers are encouraged to question possible meanings implied by proximity: whether they stand in front of or behind the stage, who is doing the viewing, and does the role of audience and subject change? Like the youth in the scenes, viewers must individually decide upon which stage and where the onus is placed.

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Makerspace and Time / Marnie Powers-Torrey
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Makerspace and Time / Marnie Powers-Torrey

Thursday February 21, 2019 / 12pm-3pm & Saturday February 23 / 5pm-8pm

Granary Arts Fellow, Marnie Powers-Torrey, invites you to participate in a collaborative multimedia assemblage artwork, Makerspace and Time, in the CCA Christensen Cabin. Please bring your small, everyday objects to incorporate into the work. The art will become a visual narrative, emblematic of those who assembled it and the place from where they came. Objects with an interesting texture or silhouette with a flat surface can be documented with a monoprint. Other small pieces might be sewn or placed in pockets. Please only bring items that you are willing to commit to the project permanently. Most importantly, remember that any object bears a significance, particularly if you find it interesting. Roadside detritus, attic and basement leavings, remanence of daily doings, and otherwise random but somehow beautiful and engaging items will all become part of the vocabulary we use to tell a story of time and place.

The collaborative artwork will be on exhibition in the CCA Christensen Cabin alongside the work of Marnie Powers-Torrey through March 8, 2019. This project is co-sponsored by the Book Arts Program as part of the J. Willard Marriot Library at the University of Utah.

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Telling Your Life Story: Oral History, Audio and Transcribing Techniques / Rhonda Lauritzen
Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Telling Your Life Story: Oral History, Audio and Transcribing Techniques / Rhonda Lauritzen

  • Karen H. Hunstman Library, room #307 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Granary Arts Fellow, and professional biographer, Rhonda Lauritzen, invites you to participate in a workshop, Telling Your Life Story: Oral History, Audio and Transcribing Techniques. This workshop will offer practical insights into telling your story and will feature the most timeless and intimate format - voice. Lauritzen will show why audio is so powerful, and how oral history may be the most practical way to record one’s life story. She will be sharing her favorite questions gleaned from years of professional interviewing and will address potential issues with technology and discuss how they can be avoided. Lauritzen’s ideas and approach on the collection and preservation of oral history is highly regarded by many family history writers and has been credited as a breakthrough in their own storytelling processes. Lauritzen is currently working on the nomination to include the historic Relief Society Granary, home to Granary Arts, in the National Registry of Historic Places. 

This workshop will be held on Snow College Campus at the Karen H. Hunstman Library, room #307

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Call For History / Rhonda Lauritzen
Jan
30
to Feb 1

Call For History / Rhonda Lauritzen

Granary Arts Fellow, Rhonda Lauritzen, is compiling a local history of the Ephraim Relief Society Granary and the grain program, and she needs your help to complete it. This is an open call for local history! If you have family members who were early settlers of Ephraim, worked at the Roller Mills, or participated in the early Relief Society, please bring your stories, photographs, and documents to the CCA Christensen Cabin at Granary Arts during her office hours. The documents will be digitized and contribute to the nomination of the Relief Society Granary to the National Registry of Historic Places.

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1 Image 1 Minute / Micol Hebron
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

1 Image 1 Minute / Micol Hebron

Granary Arts Fellow, Micol Hebron, invites you to participate in a project titled 1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE. The project will bring together people from the Sanpete Valley and Utah community in a unique and collaborative live event. For this event we are inviting 60 community members to select and discuss – for exactly and only 1 minute – a photographic image that is significant to them in some way.  It can be a personal image, a historical image, a viral image from the internet – anything! – as long as it is a photographic image. You will give a one minute presentation about why you find this image compelling. Your presentation can take whatever form you like – prose, spoken word, poem, performance. We hope you will join us!

Deadline for Participation: Thursday, January 10

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Feminist Friday / Micol Hebron
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist Friday / Micol Hebron

Granary Arts Fellow, Micol Hebron, invites you to participate in Feminist Friday, a public community event designed to provide a platform for discussion of contemporary feminist issues. Feminist Friday encourages a pervasive and ongoing dialogue. The purpose is twofold: to de-stigmatize Feminism as something that is too academic, theoretical, inaccessible, classist, racist, angry, outdated or unnecessary; and to build networks of people and resources for encouraging feminist discourse and ideologies.

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