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From a Stranger to a Neighbor

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Authentic portraits of Utah's refugees and immigrants by photographer Brent Rowland

Authentic portraits of Utah's refugees and immigrants by photographer Brent Rowland

From Eventbrite:  Journey through the lives of refugees and immigrants in Utah on Giving Tuesday, November 28th. Through a beautifully authentic portrait series courtesy of local photographer Brent Rowland, you will begin to understand the lives of Utah's refugees and immigrants in the way they experience it; from resettling in a new country with new customs, to rebuilding a life that was taken from them by war, violence, genocide, human trafficking, and more. While on this journey you will also enjoy hors-d'oeuvres from the Spice Kitchen Incubator.

Finally, join us for a panel discussion which includes scholars, resettlement agency representatives, and refugees, around topics, that address the needs, challenges, politics, and barriers refugees experience from their countries of origin to resettlement in the Salt Lake Valley - a journey not so different from Utah's pioneer ancestors.

RSVP by Tuesday, November 21st


Tue, November 28, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
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850 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

Supernature! Gallery

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Feast your eyeballs these initial photos and video from Supernature! with Jason Kendig and gang at Switch. This party has been in the works since mid-June and we couldn't have been happier or been able to make it happen without the help and support of many. Thank you to everyone who poured blood, sweat, and tears into making Supernature! a reality, and to all who came. Jason Kendig, Orographic and Matthew Fit all brought serious damage to the dancefloor. Tag your photos with #supernatureslc and we hope to see you next time! Photos by David Arellano courtesy of DAAR Creative (full gallery)

World Renowned Muralists Adorn The Gateway

Art, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

Examples of what you might see at the Gateway from the muralists.


The Gateway — Murals from 2Alas and Dourone connect Salt Lake City to Paris, Havana, and Madrid as The Gateway builds Utah’s largest outdoor art gallery.

It’s one of the biggest public art initiatives in Utah history. And as international art collectives 2Alas and Dourone put their finishing touches on their massive murals—one adorning the walls of the Clark Planetarium, and the other one looming above the Planetarium TRAX station on 400 West—The Gateway has begun building Utah’s largest outdoor art gallery and redefining its role in downtown Salt Lake City.

“We’re dedicating various areas of the property to mixed-medium art installations—digital, traditional, video, and vinyl,” says Bergendi Hatch, Creative Director at Vestar. “As we continue to move away from a traditional ‘mall’ concept and into a place where people can experience something new, we’re excited to bring in artists like 2Alas and Dourone to help redefine our space and our part of Salt Lake City.”

...“It’s amazing to see the color and texture these pieces add to our landscape,” says Hatch. “We’re honored to have these artists share our vision. It’s exciting to have people come and share in the experience, and embrace the flourishing art scene in Salt Lake City. A project of this scale isn’t something Salt Lake has really had before and I look forward to seeing how the conversation continues.”

These pieces are part of several art initiatives at The Gateway, which will be ongoing through Spring of 2018. With more large-scale installations from David Flores, Brendan Monroe, INSA, and Felipe Pantone, the curation will celebrate the history of the region, the exciting future ahead, and the connectivity of the downtown Salt Lake City community.

PechaKucha Night, Vol. 21

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AIGA Salt Lake City and PechaKucha Night – SLC have joined forces with another inspiring night full of presenters. As one of the events for Salt Lake Design Week, we have a great group of presenters showcasing a range of disciplines within the design community. It’s sure to be another fantastic PechaKucha night! Come to meet, mingle, and party with people from all the design fields and beyond.

Speakers include:

“SPARKLEPARK” World’s First Family Dance Park® Premiers in Salt Lake City

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From Sparklepark PR | Salt Lake City, UT — The world’s first interactive dance party sparkles with live performances by local youth artists and debuts in an all-new space at historic Trolley Square-- October 20th, 2017. SPARKLEPARK will have you up and moving in our massive digital dance arena with laser shows, circus aerialists, gourmet concessions and world-class live performances filled with dazzling sets and costumes.

The family-oriented environment of the SPARKLEPARK is a great place for children and teens to have fun with their families and make new friends. Each session is three hours in length and is filled with live shows, dancing, and fabulous photo ops.

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SPARKLEPARK Live Dance and Aerial Performances:

The best professional youth dance acts perform with innovative lighting effects and projections for a truly sensory experience. SPARKLEPARK’s live storyline includes a stirring troupe of jeweled acrobats, robots, breakdancers, unicorns, and magicians. Prepare to sing, dance, and cheer along as these young local artists bring the SPARKLEPARK to life! Check out the SPARKLEPARK Midway...

Fab-Lab Makeup-Effects RoomProfessional makeup artists give you and your sparkle crew the perfect SPARKLEPARK glow. These specially designed make-up effects compliment and react with the environment and look amazing in photos! Every look gives you a little piece of SPARKLEPARK to take home with you.

Selfie Scene Stealers: Special areas throughout the SPARKLEPARK are staged and lit for the ultimate social media post. These interactive photo areas will inspire you to leave your own unique creative mark on the park and beyond. Tell your SPARKLEPARK story!

Gourmet Carnival Treats: The SPARKLEPARK concessions features innovative treat sensations ranging from luxury shaved ice and illuminated cotton candy to freshly popped kettle corn and warm cookies that might just make you cry.

Friday, Oct. 20 SPARKLEPARK Premier is open to all attendees from 7 to 10 pm. Saturday, Oct. 21 SPARKLEPARK is for guests accompanying children from 7 to 10 pm.

Ticket price is $25.00 for all attendees and Includes admission to dance venue, live performances, and marketplace. Family pack discounts are available. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets at follow us @sparkleparkofficial.

Sparklepark is presented by Trolley Square
602 S. 700 E., Salt Lake City, UT, 84102

An Evening with Mark Hofeling, Production Designer

Art, Design & Architecture, Film & Television, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

The Salt Lake City Chapter of SEGD and the Utah Film Commission invite you to join us for an evening with Mark Hofeling, Production Designer, at the Tower Theater on Tuesday, October 17th!

Mark will share his experience working as a production and exhibit designer at the Salt Lake Film Society's historic Tower Theater at 9th and 9th. Learn about his process and the unique challenges he confronts in his work for movies, television, and museum exhibits. After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A followed by a reception with Mark in the theater lobby.

Where: Tower Theater, 876 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
When: Tuesday, October 17th
Doors open at 6:30, presentation at 7:00

Sponsored by the Utah Film Commission

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Current Affairs, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

QTalks are 15-minute high-speed, high-impact talks on issues that matter to Utah’s LGBTQ community, on a range of topics.

Watch the Equality Utah QTalks Facebook live-streamed last night from the Salt Lake City Public Library including Jacob Tobia (34:30), a leading voice, and educator on genderqueer and non-binary topics. Listen to the poetry of Tanesha Nicole (40:00). Learn from Mark Hofeling (12:00), a production designer and art director of over 50 movies, as well as AIDS/HIV activist Barnabas Wobiliya (1:01:00), who shares his work and personal story.