Artwork at the Rio Grande

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“Winter” by Todd Powelson

Last Sunday I hung some of my artwork at the Rio Grande Cafe in downtown Salt Lake. A bunch of my artwork really… Stop in and give your eyeballs a treat! Eat some delicious food while you’re at it. I usually get the same thing when I eat there, but it is yumyum, so I have no problem recommending the #10 Combo (Veggie Enchilada plate).

It’s always good to see my artwork hanging in a new location, and every time I’ve been to the Rio Grande I’ve thought my artwork needed to spend some time on their walls. Now my pictures are hanging there until November 2nd.

Rio Grande Cafe
270 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 364-3302

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Urban Arts Fest

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I’ll have a booth at the Urban Arts Festival next Saturday and I’m looking forward to it. Even though I didn’t have a booth at the festival last year, I did attend and had a good time. I like seeing what all of the fine folks at the Utah Arts Alliance put together.

This year will be a little different, with the opening of the Urban Arts Gallery last spring, and also a change in location… we’ll be celebrating this years festival at the Gateway.

I’ve gotten more inspiration from nature than anything else, but nature is everywhere. Even in the city ya cannot escape it. Flowers burst through the concrete cracks, and birds fly overhead, raccoon dumpster-divers.. I do love the city! And I love to be surprised by urban art while wandering through the city.

My artwork is still hanging at the UAA Main Street Gallery (check it out!), but I will still have a number of inexpensive posters, postcards, and drawings. Be sure to come on down. Music, artwork, poetry and dance… can’t beat it!

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Angels, Demons & Animals

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Todd Powelson’s Angels, Demon’s and Animals opens June 11 – July 27 at the Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery 

I wanted to put up one last post reminding ya’all to come out to my show at the UAA Main Street Gallery. I’m very proud and extremely happy with how its come together. The show will be up until July 27th, but if you come to the reception on Gallery Stroll this next Friday, June 21 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, you’ll also meet one of the HawkWatch International bird handlers and a rehabilitated education raptor. Plus, I’ll be there too!

The Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery is located at 127 South Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 5:00 p.m. Angels, Demons and Animals is the second to last show that will be hung in this gallery. In September, the gallery will be dismantled to make way for the new Broadway Theater.

Todd Powelson | Angels, Demons & Animals
Reception – Friday, June 21, 2013 | 6pm-9pm
UAA Main Street Gallery, 127 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, UT

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HawkWatch International Benefit Poster

HawkWatch International Benefit Poster

HawkWatch International Benefit Poster

Todd Powelson’s Angels, Demon’s and Animals opens June 11 at the Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery 

I love seeing birds. I spend a lot of time looking up, hoping to glimpse my spirit animals, ravens and falcons. I’m exhibiting a new show dedicated to these feathered friends that opens Tuesday, June 11. The show runs through July 27th and celebrates everything fierce and frail about birds, as well as attempting to link humanity back to its animal roots.

I’ve created a drawing of a hawk using Adobe Ideas on the iPad that will be for sale for $19.00 at the UAA Main Street Gallery, the Urban Arts Gallery and Frisch vegan restaurant in Salt Lake. All of the proceeds from the poster will be donated to the nonprofit, HawkWatch International. I’ve partnered with HawkWatch, and the organizations bird handlers will bring a rehabilitated education raptor to interact with the public at my show’s reception on June 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery is located at 127 South Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 5:00 p.m. Angels, Demons and Animals is the second to last show that will be hung in this gallery. In September, the gallery will be dismantled to make way for the new Broadway Theater.

Todd Powelson | Angels, Demons & Animals
Reception – Friday, June 21, 2013 | 6pm-9pm
UAA Main Street Gallery, 127 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, UT

www.hawkwatch.org
www.utaharts.org
www.toddpowelson.com

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Urban Arts Gallery

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There is a new gallery at the Gateway that everyone should stop in and visit. Last weekend was the grand opening of the new Urban Arts Galley, and I am very impressed. It is a very nice and large space showcasing a number of different artists, and currently featuring the artwork of Jimmi Toro. A lot of very nice work! You’ll also find a boutique selling all sorts of local handmade stuffz.

There are also a number of events planned for the space, including dance performances, CONNECT, Gallery Stroll, and the Urban Arts Festival. Checkity-check!

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SLC White Party: A Night at the Moulin Blanc – Utah Arts Alliance

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Poster Design by Todd Powelson

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)

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Ticket info: utaharts.ticketbud.com/slc-white-party-moulin-blanc

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!

New Works – Anthony Granato

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Anthony Granato’s upcoming show at the Utah Arts Alliance (Main Street) Gallery will be a great show, so check it out!

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Utah Arts Alliance Gallery
127 South Main Street, SLC, UT

Gallery Stroll Reception – Friday January 18th, 6 to 9 p.m., 2013