The V&R guys have my admiration this season sending conceptual paintings down the runway.
Wow. Just... so incredibly tasteless.
From Equality Utah:
We have had significant victories this year, including marriage equality and non-discrimination. What is abundantly clear, is that we are now living in a queer new world. Join us for the 14th Annual Equality Utah Allies Dinner: Queer New World featuring special guest Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees.
On October 3, we will have an opportunity to celebrate our achievements while preparing for the work ahead. Tickets and tables are available now: http://equalityutah.org/allies
I'd like to personally invite you to NOW-ID's next interdisciplinary stunner... 'NOWHERE,' with performances happening this July 17th & 18th (Fri/Sat) at Libby Gardner Hall at the UofU. I enjoy being on the board of NOW because it's the only arts organization of it's kind in the city, always looking for ways to collaborate and create transformative work through movement and art together. 'NOWHERE' features contemporary and ballet dancers with guest artist Adam Bateman, international guest musicians, original music, site specific film, lighting, sound and a very large, interactive 'Infinite Wheel.' The entrance will feature a sound installation created by Gary Vlasic, myself and guest artists Colour Maisch and Stefanie Dykes.
If you've seen our other work, you'll know it's daring, intellectual and otherworldly. Also, performances are under 60 minutes... always! Please join us for NOW-ID's concert hall spectacle this Friday & Saturday at Libby Gardner Hall. Tickets available online (preferred) or at the door. More information at now-id.com/current.
Wow! I can't say enough about how much fun was had this past weekend in Park City. The weather was perfection, food fantastic (Thank you Maxx at Vinto!), our USA ladies won the World Cup, ...strangers invited us into their homes while others gave us free rides... and to top it off, Thievery Corporation put on a bangin' show Sunday night at PCL. Basically, everyone we came in contact with was incredibly generous and good natured.
I've got a few snippets of video up to give you a sense of the energy at O.P. Rockwell, who were incredible to work with might I add. Thank you to Damian Ardenne for opening the party up with his impeccable taste in the deepest of the deep, and thanks to everyone who came, for bringing the love in a serious way. We look forward to returning soon. July 4th in PC could be a new tradition...?
"Peculiar is a new queer literary journal that aims to showcase the prose, poetry, art, and photography of Utah’s LGBT writers and artists."
PROVO — A new queer literary journal, peculiar, will have its official launch party at Pioneer Book on July 14th at 7:00 PM. Select contributors to the journal will read their poetry, and copies of the journal will be available to the public for purchase.
Jack Garcia, a recent Utah Valley University graduate, and Aaron Gates, a current UVU student—both English majors—decided to start peculiar out of a love for writing and a hope to recognize the creative talents of the often overlooked queer community within Utah’s unique culture. Emily Mattson, a graphic designer, came later to the project as Creative Director and designed the visual elements of the journal both inside and out. Together they seek to publish quality works regardless of theme or genre and only ask that contributors identify as queer and live within Utah.
A new issue of peculiar will be published every spring and fall. The first issue was completed in May 2015 with funding from a small Kickstarter campaign. Volume 1, Issue 1 is 80 pages long and features a collection of poetry and short stories by 21 queer Utah writers, many of whom have never been published before. The editors also hope to print art and photography in future issues.
NOW-ID is excited to be collaborating with the Kimball Art Center in Park City for the first time on a small performance in connection with Kimball's "YOU ARE NOW HERE" exhibition.
This performance of 6-7 minutes each will be taking place at the Kimball July 10th at 7pm and 8.30pm and will be an intimate preview of a larger production that NOW-ID is producing at Libby Gardner Hall in Salt Lake City the following weekend titled "NOWHERE". NOWHERE is an exploration of what it is to be of a place, and to not be of a place. It is about learning, loving and leaving a place, about the perceptual absence place and coming back. It is about this place, specifically, and the contrasting active and passive sensory experiEnce of what it means to settle. Audience, local/international artists, and original contemporary dance and live music will push and pull at where our West is now.
Audiences at Kimball Center will be able to experience "YOU ARE NOW HERE" both from outside and inside the building and the piece will be staged in the context of the exhibition, adding layers of interpretation to the work. We hope you will join us for a physically charged yet poetically subtle performance.
FRIDAY JULY 10TH , 2015
AT 7:00 PM AND 8:30 PM
Free | no RSVP required
Performances will take place in the Kimball’s window display on Heber Avenue and can be viewed from inside the gallery or via the sidewalk and street.
For more information visit:
MISSION: NOW-ID IS A CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND DESIGN COMPANY BASED IN SALT LAKE CITY, THE COMPANY IS GUIDED BY A PASSIONATE BELIEF IN THE POWER OF ART TO ENGAGE AND MOVE PEOPLE AND FOSTER SOCIAL CHANGE. IT CREATES FORWARD THINKING, INNOVATIVE AND ENCOMPASSING WORK FOR BOTH ARTISTS AND AUDIENCE, WORK THAT GROWS FROM SPECIFIC SITES AND IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS FROM A RANGE OF CREATIVE FIELDS. NOW-ID SUPPORTS THE COMBINED VISION OF CHOREOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE BOYE-CHRISTENSEN AND ARCHITECT NATHAN WEBSTER.
Saturday, July 4th (& 5th)
UNOFFICIAL THIEVERY CORPORATION APPRECIATION WEEKEND
This Independence Day Weekend NCM is planning an breezy Park City music escape, beginning Saturday, July 4th with a luxe dance party feat. DJ's Jesse Walker and Damien Ardenne at O.P. Rockwell, the dynamite speakeasy/concert hall housing one of the best lighting/sound systems in Utah.
Stay the night and join us the following Sunday for Thievery Corporation's show at Park City Live. Tell your friends, find accommodations and don't miss this explosive weekend of entertainment!
Saturday, July 4th
BLAST OFF! @ O.P. Rockwell
Doors at 9PM, FREE admission till 10PM, $5 after
Address: 268 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060
Sunday, July 5th
Thievery Corporation @ Park City Live
Doors at 8PM, Pre Sale Tix $79.50 GA
Address: 427 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060