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:
March 6, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Rose Park Elementary Art Night
1105 W 1000 N, SLC, UT 84116
March 22, 12pm – 4pm
444 West 100 South, SLC, UT 84101
March 24, 5:30pm – 8pm
Bonneville Elementary Art Night
1145 S 1900 E, SLC, UT 84108
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 Jared Steffensen: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 801-328-4201 x122.
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.