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“MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS” Gallery Show

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

“MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS” Gallery Show

P1000320Z-Arts is proud to present the gallery show  “May Cause Dizziness, Recent Paintings by Chip Chapman”.  This show will be displayed in the Canyon Community Gallery beginning November 24 through January 4, 2016.

Chip has always enjoyed a hands on, creative approach to life. He has drawn, painted, photographed, composed and performed music, written and directed short films, and written prose and poetry. He studied and performed at CalArts in the Music Composition program before going to work at Caltech in the Physics department. He built lecture demonstration apparatus, high voltage power supplies and even hand constructed microcomputers all before the PC was invented. He designed laboratory and office environments that were built from his drawings, he worked with engineers at Intel to make improvements to their early parallel supercomputers and designed bold, colorful and inventive displays for scientific exhibitions. When he retired from Caltech, he was managing the Supercomputing Center.

In 2010 he moved with Susan, his wife of 39 years, to Hurricane, Utah. They became active in Z-Arts (he served as President during his three years on the Board) and various art making activities. Chip took a plein air painting class with J. Brad Holt and worked diligently to find his voice with paint. Deciding he wasn’t hardy enough to be a full-time plein air painter, he focused on exploring studio painting which lead to his current interest in using stencils. Stencils have a rich history in art dating over 37 thousand years.

Most of the abstract works in this exhibition were created using stencils. The stencils include kitchen sink mats, bbq grill trays, crochet doilies, drawer liner and other re-purposed materials as well as those he has hand drawn and cut. All of the pieces were created in 2015 and most are available for sale.

“Most artists have a studio, Andy Warhol had a factory; I built a laboratory to work in.” – Chip Chapman

Everyone is invited to attend an Artist Reception for Chip Chapman on
Friday, December 4, 2015
5:00 – 6:30 pm

Canyon Community Gallery
Springdale, Utah

Refreshments will be served.

This project is supported by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts .

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works

Landscape and light from Africa to Zion Gallery Show

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

Landscape and light from Africa to Zion Gallery Show

Rwanda_Bob-79Robert Ford has over 35 years experience as a professor, administrator, field researcher, development consultant, and conservation scientist. He is fluent in Spanish, French and English and has Master’s degrees in public health and anthropology and a Ph.D in Earth Science/Physical Geography, focusing on land conservation, agro-ecosystems, food security and sustainability. Robert has travelled widely in performing his role as a conservation scientist and consultant, particularly in Africa and Latin America. In January 2010 he volunteered for six months as Interim Program Director to the Grauer’s Gorilla Landscape Conservation and Development Program for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, working out of its base in the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”). From July 2010 to March 2012 he took time off to build a house on his ranch in Rockville, build fences, and start a consulting and photography business. Most recently, he carried out conservation science and park management consulting to support rehabilitation of two national parks in the DRC, Upemba and Kundelungu, which are being re-opened after the Central African wars of recent years.

Very early while doing field research on the Sahelian drought and famine of West Africa in the mid-1970s, Robert discovered that the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) linked to good photography were crucial in the task of documenting, understanding, and interpreting short and long-term change and the interactions between human society and the broader environment. Thus began his passion for documenting the places he worked and visited with photographic images.

“In my photography I try to focus on using my work to highlight what the National Geographic Society defines as geotourism, which incorporates the concept of sustainable tourism—that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations—while allowing for ways to protect a place’s character.”

“It is important to recognize that my photography is primarily a part of my broader work as a conservation scientist, consultant, and professor. And, of course, it is largely global–so my focus of this show, though primarily local, is expressing some of the same approaches.”

Landscape and light from Africa to Zion: A Geotourism Photographic Perspective includes works from Robert’s recent trips to Africa as well as photographs from the areas surrounding his home in Rockville, Utah.

 

Z-Arts Artist Reception
Featuring Robert Ford

Canyon Community Center Gallery

Thursday, November 5, 2015
5 – 6:30 pm

Refreshments will be served.

 

This project is supported by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts .
Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works

Rosin Cello Duo

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Rosin Cello Duo

Rosin Cello Duo

Monday, September 21, 2015
7:00 pm
Canyon Community Center

Tickets: $10 for Z-Arts members    $15 for non-members

Daniel Gaisford and Jessika Soli will perform works by Telelmann, Boccherini, Kummer, Klengel, Popper and Bartok

Daniel Gaisford Equally active as a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Gaisford has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad in cities ranging from New York, San Francisco and Berlin, to Boston, Rome and Tokyo. He has been a featured guest at major festivals throughout the world including New York City’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Chautauqua Festival, the Caramoor Festival, and the Davos Festival in Switzerland. Other festivals appearances include the RomaEuropa, New Jersey’s Festival of the Atlantic, Michigan’s Matrix Festival, the Prince Albert Festival in Kauai, the Aspen Music Festival and the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado. Mr. Gaisford has been a frequent guest on radio programs around the country and his performances can be heard on NPR’s Performance Today series.

Jessika Soli received her bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the University of Utah in 2012 where she studied with John Eckstein. She has also studied with Andrew Smith at UNLV and Daniel Gainsford. She also has recorded with many local artist in Southern Utah. In 2012 she performed with the Utah Philharmonic chamber Orchestra in London. Jessika is currently the Principal Cellist with the Southwest Symphony in St. George and has a private studio in Santa Clara where she teaches cello.

A big thanks to Flanigan’s Inn for providing lodging for our performers.

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

Metal Embossing Workshop with Camille Annie Rojas

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Past Workshops | 0 comments

Metal Embossing Workshop with Camille Annie Rojas

If you enjoyed Camille’s Metal Embossing Gallery Show last May, you will not want to miss Camille’s workshop being offered in October.  This workshop is for people interested in learning how to create beautiful embossed metal plates; Camille will cover traditional techniques as well as her own techniques she has developed and the patina finishes that she uses.

Camille will provide all the materials and required tools for participants to keep. The first session will consist of covering the basics, and Camille will bring several pieces of artwork that the participants can choose from that will be suitable for learning and practicing the different techniques.

For the second session, and depending on how confident each participant feels, they may bring their own artwork or choose from the ones Camille will have available. The second and third sessions will be dedicated to creating as many pieces as participants want to work on since they can also take them home to continue working, if they like.

During the third and longer session, work will conclude on any pending embossing work and participants will then concentrate on the finishing techniques as the finishing will require some drying time. Working on more than one piece at the time will allow the students to keep on working while the patina finishes dry.

The workshop will consist of three sessions — Friday, October 9 – 5 – 9 pm; Friday, October 23 – 5 – 9 pm; and Saturday, October 24 – 9 – 5 pm and will be held at the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Boulevard, Springdale.

The charge will be $20 per session or a total of $60 for all three sessions for Z-Arts members.
The charge for non-members will be $25 per session or a total of $75 for all three sessions.

Registration Deadline:
October 2, 2015

Space is limited and we anticipate that the workshop will fill up fast.
To reserve your space, contact Vicki Bell at zarts@springdaletown.com or (435) 772-3434, x313.

This project is supported by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts .

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works

 

“Chinese Meticulous Painting” Gallery Show

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

“Chinese Meticulous Painting” Gallery Show

Z-Arts presents, “Chinese Meticulous Painting” featuring artist Yidan Guo, Professor of Fine Arts at SUU. The show will opening on July 21st at the Canyon Community Center and will be displayed through August 31, 2015.

Buddhist-monkChinese meticulous painting has a long history, stretching back almost 1600 years. When I was a college student at China Central Acaback-to-thendemy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, I majored in Chinese Painting precisely because I felt deep love for this type of art! I specifically enjoyed Chinese Figure Painting, because it allowed me to search the soul as it is reflected through a person’s face and body. It is such beautiful thing that I often could feel deeply the beauty and emotions of each individual depicted. Chinese philosophy of painting incorporates the belief that painting is also meditation, a mode of communing with the divine Existence. Through such painting, I find peace and serenity in my soul.

Chinese Painting is painted on Chinese Xuan paper or on silk. Both Xuan paper and Silk fabric were first developed in ancient China. It makes Chinese painting a unique type of art in the world. Chinese meticulous painting hasn’t been well known and recognized by the world though. In my heart, it is as beautiful as Renaissance arts. It’s my honor to bring this beautiful flower to the U.S. and introducing it to American people.

 

Gallery Hours:

Mon–Thurs 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday Noon to 5:00 pm

Closed Sundays

 

This project is supported by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts .
Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works

Classical Guitar Symposium Faculty Performance

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Classical Guitar Symposium Faculty Performance

Aaron Shearer Foundation

Classical Guitar Symposium Performance

Canyon Community Center    7:30 p.m.

Admission: $10 for Z-Arts members    $15 for non-members

July 31 – Faculty Performance with Ricardo Cobo, Thomas Kikta, Kami Rowan, Alan Hirsh and Will Adams

Ricardo Cobo Widely regarded as one of the leading virtuosos of the new Classic Guitar generation, Mr. Cobo 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.

Thomas Kikta As a musician, producer, professor and author Mr. Kikta is a versatile artist who has been the director of Classic Guitar and Recording Arts and Sciences at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. for over twenty five years. A native of Pittsburgh, he studied Classic Guitar performance with Aaron Shearer at both the Peabody Conservatory and at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has performed around the country and for such dignitaries as Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison and has worked with such artists as Ricardo Cobo, and Manuel Barrueco.

Kami Rowan. Dr. Rowan has taught at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC since 1993. Her success has resulted in a nationally recognized guitar program within a liberal arts context. Dr. Rowan is currently the president of two non-profit musical organizations in the Greensboro area—Music for a Great Space, and the Piedmont Classic Guitar Society. Dr. Rowan studied with Aaron Shearer, at North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Music in performance.

Alan Hirsh Well known as composer, arranger, guitarist, and music educator, Dr. Hirsh began his collaboration with Aaron Shearer back in the 1980’s, writing music for the ground-breaking 1988 three-volume method series: Learning the Classic Guitar published with Mel Bay. Since then he continued his collaboration with Aaron (along with Thomas Kikta) as composer and editor of the three-volume Alfred Music publications—The Shearer Method: Classical Guitar Foundations, Classical Guitar Developments, and Learning the Fingerboard,.

Will Adams Mr. Adams studied, post-graduate, with Mr. Shearer in the 1980’s. A popular pedagogical philosopher, he has incorporated Shearer’s Principles of Learning into what he calls, “Academic Disassembly.” He now teaches corporations how to break down problems into their essential elements and use aim directed processes to solve those problems. Besides being a popular jazz player, sound designer, and voice-over artist, he is considered one of the foremost experts on Mr. Shearer’s mental techniques.

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

Ririe-Woodbury Creative Movement Dance Class

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Ririe-Woodbury Creative Movement Dance Class

Friday, June 19, 2016, 6:00 pm

FREE
Rockville Recreation Hall
43 E. Main, Rockville

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will be in the canyon to perform on Saturday, June 20 at the OC Tanner. They are offering a free dance class to anyone who would like to participate on Friday evening, June 19.

Creative Movement for Children: This class provides children (14 and under) with a positive creative movement experience that explores the elements of Dance: time, space, shape, and energy. Movement in this class is created by the participating children, guided by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company professional dancers.

Creative Movement for Adults: This is a basic movement class for adults, and will include a number of body part rhythm exercises and basic dance steps. Tailored to encourage personal involvement and joy of motion, this class is team-taught by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company professional dancers.

Everyone is invited to participate from experienced dancers to those involved in yoga, zumba, line dancing and other movement activities.

Although not required, we request that you RSVP to zarts@springdaletown.com by Wednesday, June 17 to ensure that we will have space for you. Please include your name, phone number, which class you want to participate in and what dance experience you have.

Questions: Call Lisa Zumpft 435-772-0435

 

This project is supported by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts .

 

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works

Chamber Music Concert

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Chamber Music Concert

Empyrean Quartet
June 26, Friday
7:00 pm
Canyon Community Center

Tickets: $10 for Z-Arts members    $15 for non-members

Mozart String Quartet No. 21 in D major

Beethoven Op 74

Shostakovich No. 8

Performed by Bonnie Romkey, Violin; Urs Rutishauser, Violin; Linda Ghidossi-De Luca, Viola; Jessika Soli, Cello

Come enjoy these Southern Utah classically trained musicians.

Chamber Music Artistic Director: Jason Bonham

Bonnie Romkey is a graduate of BYU where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy. She has studied violin with Nell Gotkovsky, Dr. Ralph Matson, and the Drinkall-Baker Duo, and chamber music at the Chamber Music Conference of the East in Bennington VT. She won first prize at the Utah advanced violin competition in 1992, and has performed regularly with Barlow Bradford’s Utah Chamber Artists, and recorded television and movie soundtracks with L.A. East Studios. She was concertmaster and soloist with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra from 2004-2006, as well as for a Temple Square Christmas Concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 1998. A violin teacher since age 11, Bonnie has a private studio based in Santa Clara, UT, where she teaches violin to students from around the globe via Skype. She presently studies with Calvin Wiersma of The Manhattan String Quartet.

Urs Rutishauser studied violin with Vera Barstow in Pasadena, and chamber music at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Chamber Music Conference of the East in Bennington VT. He was concertmaster and soloist with the Brown University Orchestra and Brown Chamber Soloists from 1963-1967. Urs currently lives in Saint George and works as a research neuroscientist in Manhattan, NY. He enjoys organizing and participating in chamber music events in New York, at his home in Saint George, and at an annual retreat in Moab UT for string players from all around the country.

Linda Ghidossi-DeLuca – With BM and MM Degrees in Viola and Violin Musical Performance from The Juilliard School in New York, Linda is an Adjunct Instructor at Dixie State University, and the String Orchestra Director at Vista Charter School in Ivins. She has has taught students of all ages in universities, public and charter schools and maintains a private studio in St. George, Utah. She has built string orchestra programs in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, California, Kanab and Ivins, Utah. Recently Ms. Ghidossi-DeLuca has instructed at the Tuacahn School of Performing Arts Summer Program, the Dixie State University Summer Program. Previously, Linda was the founder and director (for over twenty years) of the Santa Rosa Symphony Young People’s Chamber Orchestra and has been invited back for three Summer Music Festivals. In 2003, Linda toured with the Dixie Chicks on their Top of the World Tour.

Jessika Soli received her bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the University of Utah in 2012 where she studied with John Eckstein. She has also studied with Andrew Smith at UNLV and Daniel Gainsford. She also has recorded with many local artist in Southern Utah. In 2012 she performed with the Utah Philharmonic chamber Orchestra in London. Jessika is currently the Principal Cellist with the southwest symphony in St. George and has a private studio in Santa Clara where she teaches cello.

 

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

 

Classical Guitar Symposium Student Performance

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Classical Guitar Symposium Student Performance

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

Canyon Community Center

August 1, 2015, Saturday,   7:30 p.m.

Reception to follow the performance

FREE

This student performance will be the culmination of a week of classical guitar training in Springdale. The program will include student solos, ensembles and a guitar orchestra which will include all the students and faculty.

Please come to enjoy beautiful guitar music performed by the nations up and coming young guitarist. After the performance Z-Arts will hold a reception for the community to meet the students.

 

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

Red Rock Rondo

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Red Rock Rondo

August 21, Friday
7:00 pm
Canyon Community Center

Tickets: $10 for Z-Arts members    $15 for non-members

Tickets will go on sale August 1, 2015. Call Vicki at 435-772-3434.

Red Rock Rondo performs the Zion Canyon Song Cycle

You’re about to take a musical trek into the colorful world of Zion Canyon with Red Rock Rondo—a chamber folk ensemble who celebrates the history and contemporary life of Zion National Park with their Emmy-winning Zion Canyon Song Cycle. The songs are all based on stories and oral histories gathered here in Springdale, Rockville and Zion National Park.

The musicians in Red Rock Rondo are composer Phillip Bimstein, internationally-known recording artist Kate MacLeod, Deseret String Band and Cowboy Poetry Gathering founder Hal Cannon, virtuoso jazz bassist Harold Carr, and Salt Lake Symphony members, Flavia Cerviño-Wood and Charlotte Bell. Their music is a well-crafted synergy of folk, jazz and classical.

Composer and former Springdale mayor Phillip Bimstein composed Zion Canyon Song Cycle on a grant from the nationwide Continental Harmony commissioning program of the American Composers Forum. His alternative classical works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Abravanel Hall, the Spoleto and Aspen Music Festivals, London’s Royal Opera House—and his punk rock videos appeared on MTV in the 1980s.

Red Rock Rondo’s CD hit #10 on the international Folk Radio charts, with the #7 song, “When President Harding Came to Zion.” A PBS music special about the song cycle won two Emmy Awards, for Best Arts Entertainment Program and Best Musical Composition. It also won Best TV Entertainment Show of the Year from NETA (The National Educational Telecommunications Association).

Special thanks to the Holiday Inn Express for providing lodging for the Red Rock Rondo performers.

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