UMOCA is Pleased to Announce Calder Kamin As the Art Truck Artist for the 2013-2014 Season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Sarina Ehrgott | sarina.ehrgott@utahmoca.org | 801.328.4201
www.utahmoca.org | 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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For Immediate Release:
August 4, 2013

 

UMOCA is Pleased to Announce Calder Kamin As the Art Truck Artist for the 2013-2014 Season

Opening Reception August 16, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Impact Proof project begins on August 17 at 11:00 am

Salt Lake City, UT – Calder Kamin, an artist and art administrator from Kansas City, MO is set to be Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art’s  new face of the Art Truck for the 2013-2014 academic school year. In conjunction with the Art Truck exhibition, visitors to the UMOCA Art Truck can aide their avian neighbors by participating in Kamin’s project, Impact Proof.

The two part project begins on August 17 at 11:00 am. Participants help prevent birds from colliding into windows by creating paper decals using one of Kamin’s stencil designs. As the second part of the project, Kamin desires for communities to become citizen scientists, encouraging the community to assist scientific research by sharing their observations of nature through crowd sourcing. She is fascinated by the inclusive collaboration growing between technology and conservation. This is apparent, through her participation in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count in January, the Great Back Yard Bird Count online and her ability to identify new species using the iBird app on her iPhone.

Birders at any level can try Kamin’s illustrated survey of Salt Lake City area birds. Data from completed surveys will be sent directly to the Audubon Society with the Utah MOCA Art Truck eBird account. Visual analysis of the survey information will be shared for the duration of the exhibition provided by eBird.

Art Truck E Bird account info:
ebird.org
User name: Art Truck
Password:  ACOMHATU

“Calder is a perfect fit for the Art Truck. Her practice is based in research and education which results in a hands-on art making activity for kids that teaches them about our relationship to urban wildlife,” said Jared Steffensen, curator of education at UMOCA.

The new Art Truck exhibition will make its debut during the Ririe-Woodbury and UMOCA’s summer party featuring  Kinetic Spaces on August 16th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

About the Art Truck
The UMOCA Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues along the Wasatch Front. Each on-site visit by the Art Truck includes the services of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition, as well as structured lesson plans for teachers who want to incorporate the Art Truck more deeply into the core curriculum.

The Art Truck is available free-of-charge for a wide variety of educational and charitable purposes.  For more information or to request a visit by the Art Truck, contact Jared Steffensen at jared.steffensen@utahmoca.org or call 801-328-4201 x122.

 

About UMOCA
The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Five 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, 2013 and 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. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.

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