Arts and Culture

Desert Wake with first place ribbon.
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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.


Cache County Fair kicks off Thursday

Aug 8, 2013
CacheCounty.org

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.

Once each year the Utah State University ballroom is transformed into a 1940s' era supper club as the Celebrate America Show Corporation presents the big band event: In the Miller Mood.

“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.

MEL TORRIE

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.

The Utah Division of Arts and Museums is dishing out $195,000 to museums across Utah, including Hill Aerospace Museum, Clark Planetarium and Thanksgiving Point.

More than 40 museums will receive a different dollar amount, but the vast majority of handouts are for $3,000 to $6,000.


A Cache Valley theater company is putting on an extra "encore" show to help raise funds for a cast member's family, whose home was destroyed in a house fire last weekend.

Lizzy John, a cast member in a recent Logan-based "Anne of Greene Gables" production didn't expect such generosity from her friends in the Cache Theatre Company after her home was destroyed by a house fire.

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Utah Arts & Museums is seeking photographs from the public for our upcoming exhibition, “This Is the Place.” The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2013. The exhibition runs August 16 – September 13, 2013 at the Rio Gallery inside the Rio Grande Depot (300 South Rio Grande Street) in Salt Lake City. There will be a public reception on Friday, August 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in collaboration with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

The USU Alumni Band will celebrate its 50 anniversary on July 14 at 7 p.m. on the Quad. The band is celebrating Bastille Day, a French holiday.

The national independence day for the European country remembers the storming of the Bastille fortress on July 14, 1789 and the end of the French Revolution.

The performance is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Kent Concert Hall.

A reception will be held in the Twain Tippets Exhibit Hall following the performance.

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