Be sure to stop into the Urban Arts Gallery at the Gateway to see some great artwork, and to see the Fourteenth Ward perform! A great way to spend the evening
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If you have an interest in early 20th Century art or follow art history news you probably know that we just passed the 100 year anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, a.k.a. 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art. It is called the Armory show because the exhibit was first held in the U.S. Coast Guard armories in New York, although it later traveled to Chicago and Boston.
The 1913 Armory Show was really the first large scale exhibit of Modern Art in America. Although there were a number of Americans who had their work included in the show, it was probably the first time most attendees were introduced to the new artwork being created in Europe. Artists like Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Cezanne, Duchamp, Gauguin, Leger, Hopper, Bellows, Goya, Seurat, Derain, Van Gogh… and so many others as well, with more than 300 artists.
This show was a powerhouse, and it must have been so impressive to see. Without a doubt, it changed the artistic style of many American artists and the direction of American art.
100 years ago… I would love to have been there.
The SLC White Party, hosted by the Utah Arts Alliance, will be an evening to remember. Here is a description of what all is planned:
The 12th Annual White Party is this month! What is the White Party? Think all WHITE dress code: tuxedos, top hats, ball gowns, and all sorts of fun costumes. What can YOU do with white? This year’s theme is Moulin Blanc. We are channeling Parisian bohemian performance and style this year such as Moulin Rouge in its heyday! This is one of the most anticipated events for those in the know in Salt Lake City for 12 years running. Enjoy live performances, live music, cabaret, dancing, drinks, art, and much more. $30.00 at the door, ($21.00 pre-sale)—all proceeds benefit Utah Arts Alliance programs.
SLC Arts Hub
663 west 100 south, SLC, UT
January 26th, Doors open at 9pm (21+ event)
Check it out, I also did the poster illustration and design for this year’s event, shown at the top of this post. Fun fun!
Anna Banarama, director of the Rubber Room School of Dance and Flexibility, is accepting beginning belly dance students. Her introductory class is being offered at 10:45 a.m. at the Salt Lake Arts Hub starting Sunday, January 13. The cost is $7 per class. The length of the class will depend on student progress, but it normally lasts 6 weeks.
Other class times are available, including a class taught by Anna on SLCC’s Redwood campus on Tuesdays. If you are interested, please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook Anna Banarama, or fill out and send back the form at the bottom of this post.
The Salt Lake Arts Hub
663 W 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT
About Anna Banarama
Anna has belly danced for 10 years, and taught since 2007. She loves teaching kids, teens, and parent/child pairs, as well as mature adults. Her classes include beginning, intermediate, veil, improvisation, and urban tribal lessons. Anna directs the performing dance company, The Fourteenth Ward of the Rubber Room, a company exclusively for women over age 30, which formed in 2010. Prior to that, she danced with Desert Journey’s Troupe Sekmet and Dragomi, as well as Transfusion Hype’s hip hop and break dance company. She has taken workshops from Rachel Brice, Unmata, Moria Chappell and members of Fat Chance Belly Dance. She excels at costume design, and created a costume for Moria Chappell, who wore it on a Belly Dance Super Star Tour in Paris and Bangkok. Anna is an Urban Tribal Fusion dancer, and she has personalized this style by adding modern, hip hop and performance art. She has her own style of tribal leading, developed in collaboration with her company members, which uses 90′s hip hop music. She is known for her physical flexibility, collaborative personality, discipline and creative use of music and costuming.
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While I was down south visiting the super-fantastic toy collection I wrote about last week, I was also able to see Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami. I’ve been meaning to go see the exhibit for a month or two, so I’m glad I finally made it.
I don’t mean to start off negative, but I’ve got to be honest. I am not typically a Pop Art fan, and both Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami can be extremely hit or miss for me. With that said, like I say, I still wanted to be sure and see the exhibit because I do appreciate some Pop Art and other Pop artists, and there is enough Warhol and Murakami that I like quite a bit.
Fortunately, the Warhol on display is very good. Repetition, bright colors, celebrity and the Queen. There was even a series of screen-printed animals I’d never seen that was quite nice. All in all, quality Warhol.
Murakami though… in general, he just doesn’t do it for me. I’ve got to admit, the whole super-cute anime thing that he reproduces really turns me off. I have no appreciation at all. I will say though, when he twists that cute style into something sinister, that is when he catches my attention. Unfortunately, there weren’t many of his twisted-cute paintings to see. There were some… I just wanted more of those, they were the ones that held my attention. There was a Murakami reinterpretation of old traditional Buddhist prints that I liked a whole lot too however.
All in all I enjoyed the Warhol / Murakami exhibit. Its another good reason to head down south and check out the BYU MOA.
December CONNECT is tomorrow! CONNECT with Salt Lake City’s emerging and established artists—celebrating the artists YOU’VE selected!
SLC Arts Hub
663 West 100 South
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Cat Palmer has been putting together a show that will go on display this Friday at the Gray Wall Gallery in the Salt Lake Arts Hub. She was telling me about it a few weeks ago, and I am looking forward to checking out the artwork. It is such a great idea, and a group of very talented participating artists. Be sure to stop in and take a look!
Here is what Cat has to say about “I Have A Secret”:
Since 2010, I have been collecting the secrets of women from all over the nation for an empowering and rare exhibit, this October. The secrets (all submitters staying anonymous) will give insight into the profound, sad, deeply personal, and often time’s quirky world of hundreds of different women from hundreds of different backgrounds…
The exhibit will include original artwork inspired by the anonymous secrets, from a select few of my favorite artists.
Opening reception information:
Gray Wall Gallery (at the “Hub”)
663 west 100 south
October 19, 2012
The show will remain hanging until November 8th.
Art.sy started off as an invite only service while they developed their software and site. A year or two ago I joined their beta program, and I’ve liked looking through their libraries. Today I got an email announcing that it is finally ready for public launch. Here is a little more information:
Art.sy started four years ago in a college dorm room with the simple idea that all the world’s art should be freely accessible. Today’s launch marks our first step toward making that idea a reality. You can read more about our story in The New York Times.
We’re also honored to launch in partnership with over 50 outstanding art institutions—including SFMOMA, Fondation Beyeler, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and The British Museum—and more than 275 leading galleries.