UMOCA’s exhibition, Desire Lines, evokes humans’ complicated relationship with the landscape through artworks that reveal our impact and disturbance of the land. Just as a “desire line” goes off the traditional path, students in this class will use their instincts and desires to create “thread paintings.” Participants will learn embroidery techniques to create their own abstracted landscape pieces, so no prior experience is necessary. All materials will be provided. This class is for older teens to adults.
Many thanks to partial sponsorship from DMC.
About the Instructor: Danielle Susi is a writer and fiber artist based in Northern Utah. She received her Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has shown her fiber work at the Page Gallery and Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, as well as Pandemonium, Bountiful Davis Art Center, and the Weber County Library System in Utah. She has taught embroidery workshops at Booked on 25th, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Thyme & Place, and Fellow Shop. Find her online at www.daniellesusi.com.
Announcing Brunch for Bibliophiles: Contemporary Literature with UMOCA
Join us the second Sunday of each month at Finca (327 W. 200 South), for a book club and social hour hosted by UMOCA.
Finca will offer a mimosa and/or bloody mary special + a tortilla española at a special price exclusively for the book club. Membership in Brunch for Bibliophiles is free, but each person will be responsible for their own tab at Finca.
We will start at 10:30 sharp, but hope you’ll come by as early as 10:00 a.m. to get to know your fellow book club members.
The book selection for April is National Book Award Winner “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jessamyn Ward.
“A slamming, heartbreaker of a novel that is rendered with such stinging beauty and restrained emotion that despite the anguish taking place on the page, you won’t want it to end. For her third novel, National Book Award winning Jesmyn Ward, tells the story of Jojo, a young black Mississippi boy raised by his grandparents, who is forced to become a man far before he should because his mother is a drug addict, his father is in jail, and his baby sister needs a guardian. When Jojo’s dad is released from prison, Leonie packs Jojo and Kayla in the car, picks up her meth addled friend and drives north. What transpires is a nightmarish journey that weaves in and out of the present – Leonie’s meth induced highs, when she dreams of her dead brother who was killed by white hands decades ago, and the past — when a man named Ritchie served time alongside Jojo’s grandfather. Sing, Unburied, Sing shimmers with mythic southern memories to tell a story of the drugged and the damned and the fluttering promise of youth.” –Al Woodworth
It is available from local independent booksellers or the internet superstore of your choosing.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Cultural Interventions, a collection of out-of-museum cultural experiences.
Lace up your hiking boots and join us on the Art Fitness trail as we explore the landscapes of Desire Lines.
This “Art Hike” will take place indoors in UMOCA’s Main Gallery.
With an emphasis on close observation and easy-to-grasp principles, each two-hour Art Fitness workshop is designed to give adult audiences the ability to muscle even the most difficult contemporary art. In three easy steps, you’ll learn to unlock your art understanding potential by seeing, instead of looking at, art. With your newfound confidence, you can flex your contemporary art muscles at museums and private collections throughout the city.
Space is limited. Please register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-328-4201 x124