The Kayenta Arts Festival took place this week with diverse artists gathering to present their work.
UPR reporter Chris Holmes spoke with Gayle Bray, spokesperson for the Kayenta Arts Foundation, as she discussed how the 14 years of the festival have created many opportunities for the independent artists of southern Utah.
Salt Lake City’s inaugural comic con outpaced even its creator’s expectations this weekend. The convention, which included panels featuring William Shatner, Stan Lee and Adam West, vendors and lots of costumes, sold 50,000 tickets for the 3 day event.
The huge turnout made the Salt Lake convention the largest inaugural comic con recorded and shows the convention may well be on its way to reaching San Diego status.
Event director Dan Farr said the convention used social media to compound ticket sales.
Wednesday was National Navajo Code Talker Day. It’s a day commemorating the role of Navajo code talkers who used their native language to transmit secret information during World War II. Today, many American Indian languages are dying out. To help remedy this problem, some Shoshone students are using a new kind of code—video game programming code—to help save their language and promote their culture.
Though many artists take inspiration from Utah’s unique landscapes; one Utah artist, Cody Chamberlain, hopes that his work will encourage viewers to think more about their role in the environment.
Chamberlain describes the deserts of the west as a harsh, yet gentle land that is the foundation of his work. Last week, he and other artists from around the state showed their work at 39th Annual Statewide art competition at the Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden.
It’s time for carnivals, clowns and cotton candy in Logan where the 134th Cache County Fair gets underway Thursday and runs through Saturday.
Organizers say they’re expecting big crowds through the three-day event. Everything from fine art to blue ribbon dairy cows will be on display. Fair manager and spokeswoman Jill Zollinger says there’s something for everyone.
“Live it Up” at the Ellen Eccles Theatre! Join thousands of ticket holders who enjoy live theatre entertainment, close to home, at the beautiful Ellen Eccles Theatre. Tickets for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts 2013-2014 performing arts season go on sale Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10 am. Enjoy wide-ranging programs of theatre, dance, music, and productions for the entire family, CVCA continues its commitment as northern Utah’s center for the performing arts, presenting the best national and international arts.
Utah Public Radio will be hosting photographer Mel Torrie and Jazz guitarist Kelin Gibbons Friday, August 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. in our downtown studios.
Every other month, on the second Friday, UPR joins with other local businesses to host the local artists and musicians. This provides an opportunity for the public to interact with our staff, learn about public radio, see and purchase local art, and listen to wonderful music.
Area residents will have a rare opportunity to witness a reading of a revised musical being evaluated for a possible return to the Broadway stage. Even more unique is the fact that the lyricist, Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick, and script writer Sherman Yellen will be in attendance along with representatives from the Rodgers and Hammerstein organization.