Go Out and Play

Z-Arts is thrilled to announce they will be the first to show this new traveling art exhibition provided by Utah Arts and Museums.

Artist Reception August 18th from 6 to 8 pm

featuring jazz pianist Sean Hebner performing live!


On Display from July 27 to August 31

Canyon Community Center Gallery

126 Lion Blvd., Springdale


   Memories of playing as a child are powerful. Children’s everyday experiences, adventures, and projects are often rehearsals for adult life. Play gives children a taste of freedom, encounters with uncertainty, risk taking, responsibility, and opportunities for unscheduled time for imagination. This exhibit focuses on artists’ memories to reignite the viewer’s own childhood markers of place and time. It aims to inspire parents, educators, and children to bring play back into their lives.

Collectively, this exhibit explores a changing world in which the role of play can sometimes seem trivialized.  As children spend more of their leisure time in front of screens, many American parents have begun seriously considering the role of play in their children’s routines. We are hoping this exhibition will invoke wonder, creativity, and natural curiosity in its viewers, and encourage them to go out and play.

“The exhibit focuses on reigniting the viewers’ own childhood through interaction and reminiscing,” says curator Kathy Cieslewicz. The exhibit displays artworks in a variety of mediums by artists from around the states of Utah and Arizona.

Originally, Dixie State University’s Sears Art Museum organized this show and now the Utah Arts and Museums have secured some of those art works for their traveling art exhibition program.  For more information on the Dixie State University Sears Art Museum Gallery visit searsart.com or like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SearsArtMuseumGallery.