Past Z-Arts! Events

Children’s Art Workshop

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Past Workshops | 0 comments

Children’s Art Workshop

Z-Arts will host a Paint by Number Mural

for elementary school aged children


Friday and Saturday, June 16 & 17, 2017

1 to 5 pm


In the Rockville Community Center

located at 43 East Main Street


led by local artist Jodi McGregor


Registration is limited to only 8 elementary school students, so contact Z-Arts right away if you wish to participate!  Call (435) 772-3434 x 313 or email


Jodi has been a visual artist nearly all her life, getting her first professional commission while still in high school!  She stubbornly pursued her ambitions, while taking time to marry, have children and work at the occasional “day job”.  She studied first at Utah State University in studio art and art history, and then had the opportunity to go to France to study as well.  She moved there for several years, and while there she got her real start in her art career, doing private and commercial art for individuals and businesses.  This enabled her to build a decent portfolio so that when she returned to the states, she more readily was able to secure commissions.


She spent eight years in Las Vegas during which time she painted many murals in Las Vegas casinos such as Mandalay Bay, the Monte Carlo, and the Aladdin.  She was spotlighted two years in a row by “Exclusively Las Vegas” magazine, and was featured in various publications there.  She also painted in many homes of the “rich and famous” and enjoyed a good measure of success there.  But she missed Utah, and the quality of life it has to offer, so she settled in St. George, where she has a family, and more recently in Rockville.








While in southern Utah, she has been involved as an artist and muralist in many homes during the annual St. George Area Parade of homes, most recently the home of Marie Osmond.  She served the city of St. George as a member of the Arts Commission, and also served as President of the Visual Arts Association.  (Now known as the Southern Utah Art Guild.)  She is now serving on the board of Z-Arts as the Visual Arts chairperson.  Jodi recently began entering art competitions and shows and has recently won “Paint Out”, “People’s Choice” and “Best of Show” to name a few.







Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Past Performing Arts | 0 comments


Southern Utah’s own Lottie Darger, singer/songwriter may be young but her debut album is full of old-soul reveries, catchy melodies and intoxicating vocals. She began writing songs at age 15 and admits to loving words and word play. Her lyrics and melodies demonstrate her unique skills as a songwriter. Not having one set way of writing her songs, Lottie may initially be moved by words, lyrics, lyrical phrasing or various other forms of inspiration. After this initial inspiration, Lottie works on making sure the melodies align with the emotions found within the song’s lyrics. The genre of her music falls in the category of Adult Rock: Contemporary with a hint of folk and blues.

The band members include: Michael J. Evenson, acoustic and electric guitar; John Houston (aka The Wizard), keyboard and mandolin; Darin “Dutch” Workman, drummer and percussionist; and Braydon  Buell, bass.

When: July 15, 2017, Saturday, 8:00 PM

Where:  Canyon Community Center, 126, Lion Blvd, Springdale, UT

Cost: Tickets are $10.00 per person for Z-Arts members and $15.00 per person for non-members. Tickets will be available at the door prior to the performance.

This project is supported in part by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to the Town of Springdale and the Canyon Community Center for supporting this event

Springdale Elementary Art Show

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

Springdale Elementary Art Show

Always a fun exhibit, students of the Springdale Elementary School will be our featured artists for the month of May in the Canyon Community Center Gallery.

The kids at Springdale Elementary are proud to present . . .

8 Days a Week

Student Photography Exhibition


Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd., Springdale

May 2nd through June 13th


Each student was given a camera and instructed to take a photograph for eight straight days.

The focus was “Shadow Art” and the end result is nothing short of beautiful, creative and inspiring.

Art Reception May 12 from 6-7 pm


Come to meet the artists, help support our school and purchase these wonderful limited edition metal prints.


For more information, please contact Springdale Elementary School at (435) 772-3279.

We “ain’t got nothing but love” for the arts, EIGHT DAYS A WEEK!

A big thanks to Pure Art Printer and Deep Creek Coffee for their time and materials to help support this special event.



Susan Bingham

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Past Events, Past Humanities Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

Susan Bingham

Susan Bingham

“Art:  The Bridge In Our History”


Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Historic Rockville Church

43 East Main Street in Rockville


Susan is the co-founder of the Thunderbird Foundation For The Arts in Mt. Carmel, Utah.  The Foundation was formed 18 years ago to preserve the home and studio of famed American Artist Maynard Dixon 1875-1946. Susan and her husband Paul have been active dealers in historical American Art in the San Francisco bay area and in Utah. They opened their first gallery in Los Altos, California in the early 1970s and have had galleries in Campbell, California, San Jose, California and Salt Lake City. They currently have the Thunderbird Foundation Gallery in Mt. Carmel, Utah, adjacent to the Maynard Dixon Home and Studio. The couple has specialized in the art of Maynard Dixon and other American Artists of his era, and have promoted current contemporary artists throughout their career as art dealers. She is an artist herself, a gardener and dabbles in interior design, having restored historical homes, including the Dixon Home in Mt. Carmel, Utah and The Hamilton House in Campbell, California. Susan has an extensive knowledge of early American Artists and American Art History. The Binghams have three children and five grandchildren.

Susan’s lecture is part of the three-day Rockville Bridge Plein Air Invitational.  To learn more about the artists and activities, visit


Shearer Classical Guitar Performance 2017

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Shearer Classical Guitar Performance 2017

Z-Arts and the Aaron Shearer Foundation present an evening of classical guitar music.

Canyon Community Center, June 30, Friday, 7:30 p.m.


This student performance will be the culmination of a week of classical guitar training in Springdale. The program will include student solos and ensembles. Come and enjoy beautiful guitar music performed by the nations up and coming young guitarists. Be prepared to enjoy a wide variety of styles and musical periods.








This project is supported in part by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to the Town of Springdale and the Canyon Community Center for supporting this event

Guitar Performance 2017 featuring Ricardo Cobo and the guitar orchestra

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Guitar Performance 2017 featuring Ricardo Cobo and the guitar orchestra

Z-Arts and the Aaron Shearer Foundation present an evening of classical guitar music solos and a guitar orchestra.

Canyon Community Center, July 1, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Admission: FREE

The first half of the program will a performance by Ricardo Cobo.

Ricardo Cobo is widely regarded as one of the leading virtuosos of the new Classic Guitar generation. He is in high demand as soloist, chamber musician, lecturer and recording artist. Mr. Cobo’s versatility can be heard in his award-winning solo recordings of classical and children’s music – Tales for Guitar – ESSAY, Brouwer Solo Works-NAXOS and Guitar Lullaby – Ellipsis Arts, as well as his orchestral and crossover recordings in collaborations with jazz and classical musicians. Mr. Cobo chairs the classical guitar department at UNLV and is founder and artistic director of the Guitar Las Vegas/Allegro Guitar Series hosted at UNLV’s Doc Rando Concert Hall.

The second half of the program will present the 25 piece guitar orchestra which will include the students and faculty. The program will include pieces by Vivaldi, Mauel DeFalla, Andy McKee and Alan Hirsh.


This project is supported in part by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to the Town of Springdale and the Canyon Community Center for supporting this event

Alive Inside Documentary Film Screening

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Past Film Events | 0 comments

Alive Inside Documentary Film Screening

ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

This stirring documentary follows numerous visionaries in healthcare including social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain), healthcare visionaries Dr. Bill Thomas, Dr. Al Powers, Naomi Fiel, and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.


Click Here to View the Official Trailer


Z-Arts is pleased to offer a free screening of this documentary to our community.


Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd, Springdale


Plan to stay after the documentary film screening to participate in our panel discussion on the topics raised.  Our panel will be lead by LuAnn Lundquist from Memory Matters of Utah, and teachers of the “Dementia Dialogues” with the Five County Association of Governments we have Sheri Reber and Tracy HeavyRunner.


LuAnn Pollock Lundquist

LuAnn is the founder of Memory Matters Utah, formerly the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society. LuAnn graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University in the college of Social and Behavioral Science with a minor in Anthropology. She has worked for 10 years in the senior care industry in Southern Utah as a Therapeutic Recreation Technician and as a dementia care consultant and educator. Luann is a certified Dementia Dialogues trainer and has been an instructor for Foundations of Dementia Care and Maintain Your Brain programs. She has been a caregiver for two family members who have passed away with Alzheimer’s or Vascular Dementia. She feels that this is a calling and a blessing to work with caregivers and those who are challenged with dementia illnesses. LuAnn is married to Kurt Lundquist. They have four grown children and 11 ½ grandchildren.


Memory Matters is a community-based nonprofit organization which strives to be a center of excellence for persons with Alzheimer’s and all forms of dementia and their families by providing daycare programs, support services and education in a compassionate and dignified manner.



Tracy HeavyRunner

Tracy HeavyRunner is the Case Management Program Coordinator and is also a case manager for the Home & Community Based programs.  She works in both the St. George and Cedar City offices.  She is a licensed Social Service Worker and has been with Five County AOG since 1996.   

Sheri Reber

Sheri Reber works for Five Counties Association of Government; she has had 10 years working with the aging population in both home and skilled nursing settings, as well as 10 years working with people with disabilities. She graduated with Bachelors in Social work. She is a licensed Social Service Worker, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Dementia Specialist, Dementia Dialogues Instructor, QIDP (qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional) RCI Reach Interventionist and a Therapeutic Recreation Technician.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that is close to Sheri’s heart, as her grandfather had Alzheimer’s, and she has seen the effects that it had not only for him but for other family members. Sheri loves to be a resource to others, helping them to find creative and meaningful ideas, activities and solutions.


MakingAlive Inside opened our eyes to the power of Music and Human Connection, to awaken forgotten souls- including our own.  We discovered when a youth reaches out with music to an elder with cognitive challenges, there can be an ‘awakening’ for both. Today, many youth are losing the basic human connection skills that sustained us for millennia, and many elders are forgotten. We can change this! There are 46 million elders living with Alzheimer’s, 100 million lost kids, 100 million caregivers – all of them need to feel more alive and connected!  Music is not a “cure,” but it is a teacher.  We can learn from music, story and human connection-


To learn more about the Alive Inside Empathy Revolution, click here.



Thank you to the Town of Springdale and the Canyon Community Center for supporting this event.



All State High School Art Exhibition

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

All State High School Art Exhibition

On Display in the Canyon Community Center Gallery

Throughout the Month of April


This juried art competition is open to all 11th and 12th grade students from public and private schools throughout Utah. Artwork is submitted by the school’s art department and each student may submit up to two pieces of artwork into the competition. All of the following formats are accepted: drawing, opaque painting, transparent watercolor, sculpture, fiber, printmaking, photography, ceramics, commercial, mixed, or jewelry.


For many students, this contest provides a first taste of artistic competition and prepares them for the future competitions they may choose to enter. The exhibition provides exposure for graduating students within the state. Past senior class artists have received scholarships awarded by the art schools of Utah colleges and universities following their participation in this program. In addition to student awards, the Springville Museum of Art awards an outstanding arts educator from a Utah high school for their dedication to their students and the creation of art.


The works selected for the traveling exhibition illustrate the exceptional talent, diversity, originality, and creativity of Utah’s young visual artists. The exhibition is also a tribute to the art teachers in Utah’s high schools who inspire, direct and refine the work of these artists.



To learn more about the Springville Museum of Art’s sponsorship of the

All State High School Exhibition, click here to view a thoroughly informative video.


Thank you to the Town of Springdale and the Canyon Community Center for supporting this event


This traveling art exhibit is supported in part by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.



Metaphors Everywhere

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Past Literary Events | 0 comments

Metaphors Everywhere

Colorado Western Slope Poet Laureate, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, will present a poetry lecture for the Zion Canyon Arts and Humanities Council.


Inner Donkeys and Houses on Fire:

An intimate and intelligent literary evening 


 Join Colorado poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer for an evening of poetry performance and discussion about the writing life, failure, inspiration, vulnerability, uncertainty, metaphor, and the art of showing up. 



Thursday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm

Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd, Springdale


For over ten years, I’ve written a poem a day.
This practice is both my anchor and my kite.”




Slipping Into Something a Little Less Comfortable: The art of changing metaphors: That was the theme of my TEDx talk in Paonia, Colorado, in February. How might you change your life (and the world!) if you could identify and change just one of the metaphors framing your thoughts?

Watch the TEDx talk HERE—and share it with your friends!

Messy. Mysterious. Unruly. The world we live in is anything but easy to pin down. And that, in fact, is what poets have been writing about for centuries. What I love about poetry is that it doesn’t treat the world as if it’s a problem to be solved, rather it honors the fabric of reality: opposition and paradox and a multiplicity of meanings.

This is, perhaps, my favorite invitation in poetry—to keep opening to the world as it is. You feel the call, too? Let’s play.








Rosemerry will be presenting a seminar at Poetry in the Park on Friday, March 3rd.  Poetry in the Park is presented by the Zion Natural History Association and the Utah State Historical Society.  For more information and to register for that event, click here.


Thank you to the Town of Springdale and the Canyon Community Center for supporting this event.


Thank you to Cable Mountain Lodge for providing accommodations.