Alyssa Robinson

'Writing Through Grief' Workshops Available To The Public

Nov 17, 2017
accessart.org


  

  To help people work through grief, a series of workshops are being held in Salt Lake City by Art Access, an organization that sponsors and supports art programs that build community. They believe creativity can increase as people age and started a creative aging project last year.

Cache Valley Artist Creates Art Access Center

Nov 10, 2017
Alyssa Robinson

Access to resources that enable individuals with disabilities to create art are hard to find. One Utah high school teacher is opening a studio to help fill that need.

Changes To The Utah Shakespeare Festival Focal Point

Nov 9, 2017
Alyssa Robinson

 

The new Englestad Theatre looks very similar to the Adams Theatre, except a lot bigger. Both theaters were designed to look like the famous Globe Theatre in London, the stage where a lot of William Shakespeare’s plays were performed.

Song Writing To Create Social Consciousness

Nov 7, 2017
http://artsfuse.org/129098/fuse-music-interview-inside-veteran-folk-singer-tom-paxton/


  

  For the past 15 years, music fans have gathered in southeastern Utah for the Moab Folk Festival.This year the festival includes a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who will perform and teach audience members how to write socially conscious music.

Magician Seeks To Share Wonder And Set Halloween Mood

Oct 27, 2017
https://www.illusiongenius.com/presskit


  

Author and magician Ben Robinson traveled to northern Utah during a time of year that is centered around spells, deception and the wonders of magic.

Ibrahm Kendi: How To Be an Anti-Racist

Oct 23, 2017
http://www.american.edu/ucm/news/20170911-Kendi-interview.cfm

An award-winning historian and best-selling author recently visited Utah State University to teach students how to be an Anti-Racist. The historian argues that racism comes from racist policies as opposed to emotions.

Equality Utah

  Last year a lawsuit was filed to remove a 16-year-old law, nicknamed ‘No Promo Homo’ law, which prohibits teaching homosexuality in sex-ed classes in K-12 schools. The LGBT-rights group Equality Utah, recently settled the lawsuit after Utah repealed a law restricting talk about homosexuality in classrooms.

A Festival For Celebrating Homesteading Heritage

Oct 5, 2017
https://www.blm.gov/learn/interpretive-centers/john-jarvie-historic-ranch

The Utah Bureau of Land Management is known for supporting local art and land. On the 14th, the organization will be hosting a unique festival that features one of the first homesteads in Utah. The celebration of heritage is not only known for sharing historical crafting skills but also stories of history.

The Past And Future Of Opera In Utah

Sep 29, 2017
USU Libraries

In 2014, the San Francisco Opera faced possible closure, as a result of the 2009 recession. Other opera companies have struggled to maintain what is considered to be one of the most expensive art forms.

The Life Of A Shakespearean Actor

Sep 28, 2017
Alyssa Robinson

The Utah Shakespeare Festival presents several Shakespeare classics along with contemporary and original works each season. The Tony Award-winning repertory company is packed with opportunities for visitors to learn about the plays beforehand, tour backstage and watch live performances. 

Ensuring Safety For Logan's Block Film And Art Festival

Sep 18, 2017
The Block film and art festival volunteer photographer

  Downtown Logan is gearing up for the sixth year of The Logan Film Festival and second year of The Block Film Festival. The Block film and art festival, brings together non-competitive films, artists and musicians to provide a network for creators, locals and festival attendees.

Garth Lenz


  

  Hurricane Harvey and Irma broke storm records in the U.S. A USU Physics professor who studies climate change is joining with a northern Utah string quartet to encourage public discourse about the connections between recent natural disasters and sustainability.

Exploring The Life Of One Of Utah's Landscape Artists

Sep 7, 2017
Alyssa Robinson


Jimmy Jones, a southern Utah native who great up exploring Utah’s national parks, is considered by many to be one of the best landscape painters in the area.

USU's Center for Community Engagement


  

  A group of Utah State University students have created a photo gallery in Caffe Ibis, a coffee shop in downtown Logan. The gallery shares the stories of the women who grow the coffee for the brand Cafe Feminino.

Alyssa Robinson


A collection of landscape paintings featuring national parks and other areas around Cedar City is expanding.

Alyssa Robinson

The Utah Shakespeare Festival attracts Shakespearean actors from across the country. The actors said performing on the southern Utah stage is a step up and a push forward in performance of the popular works.

Stick Sculptures Helping Connect People To Nature

Aug 11, 2017
PC: Smithsonian Magazine


  

  Utah’s landscape of national parks, trees and mountains have inspired artists. One artist will use inspiration from trees to create stick sculptures that will be found around Utah next year.

'The Book of Mormon' Musical Causing Ripples In Utah

Aug 4, 2017
norfolk.gov

Musical theater fans throughout Utah will be able to attend The Book of Mormon Musical in Salt Lake City this month. The musical, based on missionary culture in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, brings up some interesting and complicated  feelings for members of the LDS Church.

familyheritagealliance.org

A local company is engaged in a legal battle for private individuals to be able to use services to edit and sensor third party media.

Women Make Individualized Hijab to Dispel Stereotypes

Jul 28, 2017
http://www.utahmoca.org/portfolio/al-ahad-the-hijab-project/

Al Ahad: The Hijab Project, is a display of handmade hijabs that reflect the feelings of five Muslim women. Ana Antunes, a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, is doing her dissertation on the experiences of Muslim women and said the project morphed into an exhibit at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

Theater Company Celebrates 50 Years Of Memory Making

Jul 21, 2017
https://cca.usu.edu/theatre/about-us/lyric

The Lyric Repertory Company theater in downtown Logan was recognized as a historic building in 1971. The building was originally built in 1913 by the Thatcher family after their previous opera house caught fire. 

Topaz Museum Performance Creates Empathy With Puppetry

Jul 14, 2017
Dennis Stock

A museum that includes historic information about Japanese Americans being held in an internment camp during WWII has opened in Utah. The ceremonies marking the opening of the Topaz Museum near Delta includes Japanese Koto music and a puppet performance depicting the culture and life of the camp.

Drawing Inspiration From Utah's National Parks

Jul 7, 2017
Anthony Lott

Utah’s national parks are seeing a rise in tourists. Last year, Arches National Park hosted over 1.5 million visitors. The trend may be due to the scenic views which have been inspiring artists since its founding in 1929.

 

Hikers, explorers and artists seem to be drawn to Utah’s national parks. Anthony Lott is no exception. He first started exploring and creating art inspired by southern Utah’s landscapes as a child. Now he serves as the community artist for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

'Singing Sergeants' Reunited Through Song And Community

Jul 6, 2017
Weston Lee Allen

Recently a retiree Air Force choir gathered together to share music at Utah State University. The reunion focused on American music to remember and share experiences they had as the Singing Sergeants

Summerfest Recap: The Life Of A Summer-Festival Artist

Jun 23, 2017
Alyssa Robinson

Last week, artists and musicians gathered in downtown Logan to display and share their art. Many of the artists will go on to display their artwork at various festivals throughout the summer.

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