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 2014-15: Meridith Pingree
Pingree, a Bountiful, Utah native and University of Utah graduate, received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her practice investigates patterns of human behavior through sculptures and geometric works that react to viewers’ movement.
“Meridith’s exhibit shows that art is relevant to students’ lives,” says Elly Baldwin, UMOCA’s Educator and Art Truck driver. “The tour will use pattern as a jumping-off point to explore how people interact with and are influenced by math, science, and technology.”
The Brooklyn-based artist’s kinetic sculptures and geometric compositions will fill the truck as it travels to schools and community centers along the Wasatch Front. Students will see a sculpture that moves in reaction to people around it and two wall compositions made from zippers and aluminum. A drawing that combines mathematical structures like pattern and geometry with the organic will cover the outside of the truck.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 801-328-4201 x124.
The UMOCA Art Truck is free of charge thanks to the generous support of Salt Lake County 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.