Archive | February, 2018

Intro to West Coast Swing Group Lesson

28 Feb

02-01-2018 to 02-28-2018 – Tuesday nights at BallroomUtah Studio is the new home of West Coast Swing dancing in 2018. Start the new year with new West Coast Swing group lessons. Our Level 0 Intro to West Coast Swing is the beginning point for new dancers or those who need a refresher.  We will go over simple patterns to get you started dancing. Lesson begins at 7:30pm, with a paid social dance following the lesson at 8:00pm ($5pp). No partner necessary.

Paid group lesson package available for the Level 1 West Coast Swing Group Lesson.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

28 Feb

02-28-2018 to 02-28-2018 – This intimate and personal portrait of Dr. Maya Angelou’s life is a touching and moving tribute to her legacy. Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Dr. Angelou’s was a prolific life; as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented film weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.

Discussion led by: Dr. Jacqueline Thompson, Director, Educational Equity Department – Davis School District

New Politics

28 Feb

02-28-2018 to 02-28-2018 – Catch New Politics when their Lost In Translation Tour with guests Dreamers and The Wrecks stops at The Depot February 28th!

Porches

28 Feb

02-28-2018 to 02-28-2018 – The House in a dark light, the record is marked by an excitement at the prospect of self-discovery, and commitment to the process of getting there. “Find Me,” for example, touches on anxiety and isolation, but is put forward as an icy dance track where one might be able to celebrate those two emotions. The same paradox can be found in “Goodbye,” a piano track Aaron wrote after taking a solo trip to his hometown.

Sacred Images Mural Unveiling, at Brighton High School

28 Feb

02-28-2018 to 02-28-2018 – The Brighton High School mural unveiling celebrates the tenth anniversary of the annual Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art—Artists/Scholars-in-Residence program. This place-based, arts-education program introduces high school students to Utah’s petroglyphs and pictographs, the work of our state’s first visual artists, and then guides them to use residency experiences and their own visions to design and paint a mural.

The Center for Documentary Expression and Art is grateful for the partnership of the Canyons School District, Office of Student Advocacy and Access; the enthusiasm and creativity of Brighton students and teachers; and the skills of Lakota/Plains Apache storyteller Dovie Thomason, Ute spiritual leader Larry Cesspooch, and muralist Miguel Galaz.  Together, we make the Sacred Images program possible.

The Decibel Magazine Tour

28 Feb

02-28-2018 to 02-28-2018 – The Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Enslaved, Wolves In The Throne Room, Myrkur and Khemmis.

Through the Repellent Fence

28 Feb

02-28-2018 to 02-28-2018 – Free film screening

Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas
74 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion with Elena Shtromberg (Associate Professor) and Paul “Monty” Paret (Associate Dean Honors College and Associate Professor) in The University of Utah’s Department of Art & Art History.

Elena Shtromberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History, and Paul “Monty” Paret, Associate Dean Honors College and Associate Professor, Art/Art History Department, will facilitate a post-screening discussion.

Through the Repellent Fence follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile-long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who “put land art in a tribal context.” Aided by the communities on both sides of the border in 2015 the artists installed a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. The spheres were evenly spaced apart and extended north and south of the border a mile in each direction. “It’s a metaphorical suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited these lands long before borders were drawn.”

The film provides an intimate glimpse into the arduous process behind creating an ambitious artwork that will give voice to the shared history and enduring culture of Indigenous societies that have made the region their home for thousands of years before a border ever divided it. Woven throughout this narrative thread are lush scenes using stunning cinematography to absorb viewers into striking land art environments that have preceded Post Commodity’s work. Scenes with other artists and intellectuals working in the land art realm provide context and insight as well. These include scenes with Chris Taylor of Texas Tech University’s Land Arts of the American West program, writer Lucy Lippard and Matt Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

Through the Repellent Fence is an adventure in the artistic process blended with a road trip of discovery visiting sites and diverse perspectives to explore how land art can generate community interaction and perceptual shifts in how we interpret, engage and draw inspiration from our natural world.