Recognized as best educational program in the State of Utah, 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.
Art Truck 2013-14: Calder Kamin
Focusing on the animals that have evolved to thrive in urban environments, artist and educator Calder Kamin from Kansas City, MO helps to create awareness of mankind’s impact on biodiversity. In conjunction with the Art Truck exhibition, visitors to the UMOCA Art Truck can aide their avian neighbors by participating in Kamin’s two part project, Impact Proof. 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 encourages the community to assist scientific research by sharing their observations of nature through crowd sourcing.
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 UMOCA 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:
User name: Art Truck
Upcoming Public Appearances:
April 10, 6pm – 7pm
Robert Frost Elementary Art Night
3444 W 4400 S, WVC, UT 84119
April 19, 1pm – 4pm
Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ Artful Afternoon
410 Campus Center Dr, SLC, UT 84112
April 24, 5pm – 8pm
Foxboro Elementary Family Art Night
587 N Foxboro Dr, North SLC, UT 84054
April 26, 10am – 2pm
Hogle Zoo’s Party for the Planet
2600 Sunnyside Ave, SLC, UT 84108
May 1, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Mountain West Arts Conference
1335 W 3100 S, WVC, UT 84119
May 3, 12pm – 4pm
9th & 9th Art Walk
900 E 900 S Business District, SLC, UT
May 9, 5:30pm – 8pm
Uintah Elementary Art Night
1571 E 1300 S, SLC, UT 84105
May 30, 4pm – 7pm
Lincoln Elementary Community Block Party
1090 Roberta St, SLC, UT 84111
Booking 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 Elly Baldwin: email@example.com
or call 801-328-4201 x124.
The UMOCA Art Truck is free of charge thanks to the generous support of Zoo, Arts and Parks, Zions Bank, The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, Salt Lake City Arts Council, and The William H. and Mattie Wattis Harris Foundation.