Arts and Culture

Kids and Art
12:42 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Art in Transit Project: “Bringing Communities Together”

Cache County School District and Cache Valley Transit District unveil public art event at Summerfest.

Cache County School District (CCSD) and Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) have partnered to bring together our 2nd annual Art in Transit: “Bringing Communities Together” Project.

This project was created to bring art made by children into public places and showcase student artwork inside and outside CVTD’s buses throughout Cache Valley. 

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Arts and Culture
10:44 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Saturday at the Museum: Humans in the 'New World'

This week's “Saturdays at the Museum” activity at Utah State University explores the scientific theories surrounding the question of how human beings came to the new world. Activities take place at USU’s Museum of Anthropology Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An illustrated lecture is presented at 1 p.m. that showcases the archeological research on the subject. Museum docents will be on hand to give specialized tours of the museum’s “Peopling of the New World” exhibit throughout the day.

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Arts and Culture
11:51 am
Mon June 10, 2013

June Gallery Walk held in conjunction with Summerfest

Artwork from Mountain Crest students will be showcased as part of Summerfest and Gallery Walk June 14.

The Cache Valley Center for the Arts is partnering with Summerfest for the June Gallery Walk on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 6–9 p.m. This free walk will feature 23 selected artists participating in the Summerfest Arts Faire June 13-15 on the Logan Tabernacle grounds located at 50 N Main Street.

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Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Sun June 9, 2013

Summerfest call for entries

An artist touches up a painting at the Summerfest Arts Faire in Logan.
Credit Summerfest Arts Faire

Summerfest is gearing up for its 30th Anniversary Arts Faire held June 13 to 15, on the Tabernacle Grounds, 50 N. Main St., in Logan. The 2013 juried festival is a free event that features more than 140 fine artists, fine craft artists, live music, food, children’s activities and a variety of annual contests.

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Arts and Culture
12:04 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Puppets From Around the World at USU Museum of Anthropology

  This Saturday June 6 at at 1 pm Utah State University's Museum of Anthropology will have a presentation on, the world on a string: puppetry traditions from around the globe.  The presentation will be given by Susan Neibert, director of the World of Puppetry Museum in Brigham City. She will bring examples of puppets from all over the world. Activities like a puppet making workshop will be happening throughout the day during regular museum hours and entry is free. 

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Music
1:11 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Cedar City hosts annual music festival in June

Cedar City, Utah’s Groovefest American Music Festival is celebrating its 11th annual music and art festival in the community’s beautiful historic downtown district beginning on Monday, June 24th and running through Sunday, June 30th for 2013.

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Utah Arts
3:06 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Report: Arts employ thousands in Utah

The Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan
Credit Cache Valley Center for the Arts

A new report by a national arts organization says the creative industries in Utah employ nearly 30,000 people and account for roughly 5 percent of all businesses in the state. UPR’s Matt Jensen has more.

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Arts and Culture
12:40 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Nunsense opens season for Old Lyric Repertory Company

Utah State University’s Old Lyric Repertory Company opens its 2013 season with “Nunsense” Thursday, June 6, and plays in repertory with four other productions through early August.

LOGAN — Utah State University’s Old Lyric Repertory Company opens the 2013 season with Dan Goggin’s musical comedy “Nunsense” at the Caine Lyric Theatre.

“‘Nunsense’ is the biggest hit of the company and for the anniversary season we wanted to revive an all-time audience favorite,” said Dennis Hassan, artistic director of the OLRC and associate professor in the Caine College of the Arts at USU.

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Literature
4:09 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Cather Fans, Unite: Enthusiasts to Gather in Celebration of Influential Author

Writer Willa Cather (circa 1936).
Credit Carl Van Vechten / Library of Congress

This Friday, two Utah State University English professors will be hosting a birthday party for writer Willa Cather. Ms. Cather will be unable to attend her 139th birthday party here in Logan, but her spirit will certainly be present.

UPR’s Ryan Cunningham talked to professors Evelyn Funda and Steve Shively about the birthday party and their affinity for Cather’s prose.

Celebrate Willa Cather's 139th birthday on Friday, December 7th, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Logan (85 E 100 N). Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.

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Arts and Culture
12:36 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Buddhist Monk Urges Awareness, Understanding Amid Political Tension in Tibet

Lama Sonam (R) and Khenpo Choephel work on a sand mandala.
Credit April Ashland

The sand mandala, a traditional Buddhist art form, is not a craft for the undedicated. Using unique metal tools to dispense sand over a flat surface, hours of focus and, oftentimes, physical discomfort are required. And when it's all said and done, the entire thing is dismantled, and all that's left is the memory.

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