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Utah Art Schools, Lessons

Learn to paint, draw, sculpt. Enjoy a girls’ night out, or just a special occasion, office party, church group gathering, shower, birthday, school activity, fundraiser, or graduation party

Salt Lake City Area

Michaels
Folk Art, Drawing, Painting, Arts & Crafts
Numerous Utah Locations

Daily Painting Events
Painting With A Twist, Murray

Daily Painting Events
Easily Art Studio
Jordan Landing, West Jordan

Learning To Paint Events
Daily Classes Ongoing
Painting With A Twist, South Jordan

Milk and Cookies Painting
107 East Benson Way E, Sandy

Color Me Mine
Ceramic Painting
51 W 10600 S, Sandy

Art Classes
Tooele City Arts Council
90 North Main Street, Tooele

Craft Workshops & Classes
Tooele City Arts Council
90 North Main Street, Tooele

Park City Area

Art Classes Workshops & Camps
Sculpture, Pottery, Figure Drawing, Painting
Kimball Art Center
1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City

Provo Utah Valley Area

Paint The Night
Second Fridays Monthly
SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem

Ogden North Salt Lake Area

Family Art Night
Recycled Collage
January 17, 2022, 6:30–8:30 pm
Bountiful Davis Art Center

  • Pottery Classes
  • Sculpting
  • Photography
  • Woodcarving
  • Graphic Art
  • Pottery Classes

*Working on this…  12/28/2021

The Intermountain Society of Artists Fall Show

The Intermountain Society of Artists presents their annual fall exhibition at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Sept 3 – Oct 26. Enjoy over 100 oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors and mixed media by some of Utah’s finest artists.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by arrangement

The Mundi Project presents WATER

Mundi Project presents Water - Where Nature Meets Art, Free, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah, Art Gallery, Music Performances, Non-Profit

Water

Where Nature Meets Art

Visual Art and Poetry Workshops

The Mundi Project is presenting a series of visual art and poetry workshops exploring water myths and meanings for youth in the Salt Lake School District. Artwork and poetry will be displayed at and during the performance.

Expired Event

The Mundi Project
Salt Lake City, Utah

Visual Art Institute
1838 S 1500 E Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Art Through the Cultural Revolution

Along with “From the Masses to the Masses: Art of the Yan’an Cave Artists Group” a film documentary

The exhibit includes the work of several artists known as the Cave Artists Group (Yaodong Huapai) who worked under the direction of Beijing based artist Jin Zhilin. Jin, a student of Xu Beihong and later a contemporary of Constantine Maximov at the Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, was sent to Yan’an in the midst of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) where he recruited local artists such as Feng Shanyun, Chen Sanqiao, Song Ruxin, and others to study art at the Yan’an Masses Art Studio that he directed.

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Yan’an was the Chinese Communists’ revolutionary capital in Shaanxi Province in northwestern China for thirteen years (1936-1949). Although a remote and poor rural area, Yan’an has a strong folk art tradition. However, Yan’an is unique because of its rich revolutionary traditions. Following the Maoist dictum of “learning from the masses,” Jin Zhilin required his students to go to the countryside and study local folk art with peasant artists. Jin’s students incorporated Shaanxi folk art influences, such as paper cutting, into their woodblock prints. The art in the collection reflects these elements of local folk art and the historical significance of the region. Art was created using various mediums: woodcuts, watercolors (gouache) and oil. Woodcuts and watercolors were more common because oil painting in the countryside at the time was less practical.

The collection includes Jin’s early work from the 1950s, which was heavily influenced by Soviet Social Realism, work produced during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) that towards the end was illustrative of the Revolutionary Romanticism engulfing the arts in China, and works from the post-Cultural Revolution period (late 1970s-early 1980s), reflecting more traditional themes and aspects of local culture that Jin encouraged his students to study. Geographic landmarks such as the Yan’an pagoda, traditional Shaanxi cave residences, the headdress worn by local Shaanxi men, and influences of local folk art are common characteristics of the works of the Cave Artist Group that emerged under Jin Zhilin’s influence.

The collection is original and was acquired in numerous trips to China between 1999-2008. The art of the exhibit was not originally created to be sold, as there was no commercial value to art at that time. Instead, art was utilized for social and political purposes. In the case of the woodblocks, making only a few copies before shaving the block for a new woodcut was common. In most cases the artists were not even sure what happened to their work once it was turned over to local authorities to be reviewed and exhibited in support of domestic and even international policy initiatives. As a result, nearly all of the pieces are the only known copies to exist.

Period photographs and two documentary films will be part of this exhibition.

This exhibition is the result of a collaboration with the UVU International Center director Danny Damron, the collection owner Dodge Billingsly (Combat Films site” href=”http://www.combatfilms.com” Visit his film company web site COMBAT FILMS AND RESEARCH), and the UVU Woodbury Art Museum. It is anticipated that there will be many other accompanying events, symposia and lectures with participation from various quarters of the university.