Nathan Florence Will Be UMOCA’s Educator-In-Residence for Summer 2013

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 17, 2013

 

Nathan Florence Will Be UMOCA’s Educator-In-Residence for Summer 2013

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is very pleased to announce that Nathan Florence will join the residency program as Educator-In-Residence for summer 2013. Florence’s residency with be from May to August, which will allow him to be a part of our open house and will benefit from inclusion in a curator visit.

The Educator-in-Residence program is a way to introduce contemporary art practices and ideas to local Junior High and High School art teachers. It’s a chance for educators to work side by side with UMOCA’s artists in residence to get a better understanding of their work process, to hear opinions from artists about art, and to help artists gather ideas. This will encourage a greater focus on contemporary art in classrooms and inspire students to start these types of conversations.

Nathan Florence is a Jr. High School art teacher with experiences both on education and art at Weilenmann Charter School. Florence is an outstanding artist as well having participated in several solo exhibitions and selected group exhibitions since 1996.

“One of the best parts of this residency, for me, is the opportunity to work in close proximity with other artists. I love the dialogue with other artists–and having the studios in the museum itself, with the visiting curators and others, makes the opportunity even richer.” says Nathan Florence, “I’ll be working on my fabric-based figurative paintings as well as continuing work on my current film project, Art and Belief, which will eventually premier at UMOCA, is itself about a community of artists and their working dialogue.”

The Residence Program is generously supported by the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and the R. Harold Burton Foundation.

 About UMOCA

The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Four gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011, 2012 and 2013 is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Located at 20 S. West Temple; open Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free; $5 donation is appreciated. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.