Past Z-Arts! Events

Teresa Jordan and Her Year of Living Virtuously (or not)

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Past Events, Past Literary Events | 0 comments

Teresa Jordan and Her Year of Living Virtuously (or not)

YOLV front cover 1600On February 20, 2015, author and visual artist Teresa Jordan will read from her new book at the Springdale Canyon Community Center at 7pm. Admission is Free.

Inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s “arduous project of arriving at moral perfection,” Teresa Jordan spent a year exploring the ways in which virtue and vice play out in everyday life, an extended meditation that resulted in her just-released book, The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off). In this talk, she will share some of what she learned, weaving stories from her own rural upbringing with those of characters as diverse as Benjamin Franklin and Shakespears’s King Lear, and drawing as well on insights from theologians, scholars, philosophers, and scientists within the emerging field of consciousness studies.

TeresaJordanTeresa Jordan grew up in a house full of books on an isolated ranch in Wyoming where the love of learning she acquired in the local one-room school carried her to Yale and into a lifetime of inquiry. Her work includes the memoir Riding the White Horse Home and Cowgirls: Women of the American West, one of the earliest books to give voice to contemporary women working on the land. With her husband, folklorist and musician Hal Cannon, she created “The Open Road,” a series of radio features for Public Radio International’s The Savvy Traveler. Her newest book is The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off), a series of meditations inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s list of thirteen virtues and the seven deadly sins. She is also a visual artist, and her work is featured on the cover of the book and as illustrations throughout.

This event has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. The Utah Humanities Council promotes history and heritage, literature and literacy, and public discussion of issues important to our communities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website or the lectures do not necessarily represent those of the Utah Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This project is supported 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
Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works

An Evening with Julian G.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

An Evening with Julian G.

Piano Conversations with Julian G, In Association with DCA Productions

Julian G will be performing at the Canyon Community Center on Friday, February 6, 2015.  He is a dynamic classical pianist who renders the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and fills the concert hall with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma. He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, China, and Australia, meeting always with both public and critical acclaim.Julian G
Julian performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall (US), United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (US), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), The Esplanade (Singapore) and the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia). Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass), and violinists Elizabeth Zeltser (NY Philharmonic) and Dmitri Berlinsky (Gold Medal Paganini Competition).  TV and Radio appearances include stations such as RAI Uno (Italy), RAI Tre (Italy), RAI International (Italy), RTN (Russia), CTV (Canada), Radio One – CBS (USVI), Paradise Radio (USVI) and SBS (Australia).

Born and educated in Italy, with dual U.S. and Italian citizenship, Julian studied at the Verona State Conservatory (Randone), the Mugi Academy in Rome (Ciccolini) and the Moscow State Conservatory (Mezhlumov). In the United States he received his Bachelor’s Degree at Rowan University (Zuponcic), Master’s Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Slutsky), and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Maryland (Rodriguez).

In 2006 Julian started the Water Island Music Festival in the Virgin Islands, currently in its 9th season, which brings together classical and jazz musicians for three days of music.  (http://www.water-island-music.com/)

In 2008 Julian founded the Non-profit organization 16000children which brings together musicians, visual artists and filmmakers in creating events to raise awareness for the 16,000 children that die of hunger in the world every day. Performances worldwide began in Mar 2010.

In 2009 Julian was named Artistic Director of ‘Crossing Borders’, a Hunter College (NY) program which presents established foreign artists currently living in NY.

In 2010 Julian began writing a classical music column for the main newspaper in the Cayman Islands, The Cayman Compass.

Recent and upcoming highlights include the release of his seventh CD ‘No Smoking’ with his own original compositions along with works by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, return tours of Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, and a performance at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall on Jan 12, 2014.

Julian currently splits his time between New York and Paris.

Event:    An Evening with Julian G.

When:   Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where:  Canyon Community Center located at 126 Lion Boulevard, 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.

 

Western States Arts Federation Support for this event provided by the Western States Arts Federation.

 

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

Date Change! Cuatro Caminos Arts and Flamenco

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Date Change! Cuatro Caminos Arts and Flamenco

ArtofFlamencoKarina Carmen Velasco will be performing at the Canyon Community Center on Friday, January 30, 2015. She was born in Madrid, Spain of both Spanish and Cuban heritage and she was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She considers herself a performance artist and a story teller utilizing her physical body. Since age 4, her primary mediums of expression were evident in four paths, which is why her award winning company is called Cuatro Caminos or Four Paths; these include dance, music, written word and acting.  In the Art of Flamenco she found not only a performance art form that resonated intuitively and instinctively from within her, culturally, but an art form that includes all four paths of expression. With performances at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico, The Kodak Theater, Hollywood, at The Los Angeles Theater Center, in the nationally acclaimed From The Horses’ Mouth in both traditional and contemporary Flamenco, Opera and Classical Theater. She has been commissioned by the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Historic Society of Chula Vista, CA, the U.S. Government, the Consul General of Spain, to name a few. Collaborating with artists from around the World, she has worked in all mediums from stage, to film as well as artist performance pieces. Awarded in 2008 with the Durfee Foundation for the Arts Outstanding Artist Award Los Angeles in Dance, she is a grant recipient for the continued development of the arts. She has dedicated her work and company to one of her most driving passions the desire to contribute through love and art to the continued growth of multicultural understanding and gender equality. She is a deeply devoted Mother and advocate for human rights and children around the World.

Event:    Cuatro Caminos Arts and Flamenco

When:   Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where:  Canyon Community Center located at 126 Lion Boulevard, Springdale, UT

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

 

Western States Arts Federation Support for this event provided by the Western States Arts Federation.

 

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

Lola’s Creations

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

Lola’s Creations

looreda verticalWHEN: DECEMBER 30 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2, 2015
WHERE: CANYON COMMUNITY CENTER GALLERY, SPRINGDALE

Springdale resident Lola Padilla has a bold artistic style that complements her vibrant personality.

She produces 2-Dimensional drawings in pencil, pastels, and pen and ink. Her 3-Dimensional sculptures are done by plasma cutting into metal, and applying acrylic paint accents. All visitors to Zion Canyon experience her outdoor decorative metal work in the form of signs, gates,
screens and fanciful creatures.

 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

Z-Arts Annual Holiday Gala

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Past Events | 0 comments

Z-Arts Annual Holiday Gala

Soul What!?Celebrate the season with wine, dinner and dancing to the sounds of Soul What!?

Friday December 12th from 6 pm to 10 pm

Switchback Grille, 1149 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT

Tickets are available at the Z-Arts office (435-772-3434 X 313) or from any Z-Arts board member.

Members $45 before Dec. 1, $50 after

Non-Member $50 before Dec. 1, $55 after

New this year! Silent auction including artwork, jewelry, gift certificates and more!

 

We wish to thank the following Gala Sponsors:

Oscar’s Cafe

LaFave Gallery

Sol Foods Supermarket

Wildcat Willies Ranch Grill & Saloon

Zion Adventure Co.

Cafe Soleil

Flanigan’s Inn and Spa

Zion Brew Pub

Hampton Inn

Zion Outdoors

Dave Pettit and Louise Excell

Gary and Nancy Guardabascio

 

We wish to thank the following Silent Auction Donors:

Cliffrose Lodge and Gardens

Wildcat Willies Ranch Grill & Saloon

Brad Holt

Gail Alger

Chip Chapman

Dale Catten

Lola Padilla

Zion Canyon Offerings

Lazy Lizard

Zion Canyon Massage

MeMe’s Cafe

Sorrella Gallery

Deep Creek Coffee

 

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

25th Annual Zion Canyon Arts & Crafts Fair

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

25th Annual Zion Canyon Arts & Crafts Fair

Zion Canyon Arts and Crafts Fair is an annual event that promotes hand made arts and crafts and fine art from regional artists. It is held the Friday and Saturday after the Thanksgiving Holiday. This fair kicks off the Christmas shopping season. There are many returning customers and exhibitors, as well as some exciting new exhibitors. Patrons can stay all day to shop and eat goodies made by Deep Creek Coffee Company. There’s something for everyone at this fun seasonal fair.

Wizard Stones, LLC                                        Wizard Nebulas, Boro Hearts, Glass Orbs & Jewelry

Orderville Vines                                               Hand-dyed Textiles

Phil Thum                                                         Stone Carver, Lapidary

Venice Clark                                                     Magic Billfolds

Red Sands Landscape Photography*          Photography

Twila’s Crochet Shop*                                    Crocheted Textiles

Maureen Urpani                                              Knitted/Felted Textiles

Handful Designs                                              Jewelry & Cards

The Art of Carol Bold                                      Art Prints & Cards

Marti “Jam Lady”                                            Jam & Jelly/Pictures

Papa Bair Woodwork                                      Wood Products

House of Aromatics                                        Distillers of Essential Oils

Dogonfunny Creations, LLC*                       Cards & Gift Baskets

Illuminated Leather*                                      Jewelry

Robert Lefkow                                                 Photography

DLC Gems LLC                                               Artisan Jewelry

Tosha’s Pottery                                               Handmade Soaps & Pottery

Feel Hood Stay Hood*                                  Hooded Scarves

Desert Gems Jewelry                                     Jewelry

Deep Creek Coffee Company                       Food Vendor – Soups, Scones, etc.

Integrated Energy Care*                               Jewelry

Long Valley Lavender Farm*                       Lavender Lotions, Soaps and Oils

Barbara Ellard                                                 Pottery

 

*New Vendors

    Opportunity Drawing Information

Tickets will be available for an Opportunity Drawing to be drawn at the conclusion of the Arts and Craft Fair.

Arts and Crafts Fair – Admittance for Two to Cuatros Camino Arts & Flamenco on January 23, 2015 at the Canyon Community Center – Donated by Z-Arts

Arts and Crafts Fair – Admittance for Two to An Evening with Julian G., pianist, on February 6, 2015 at the Canyon Community Center – Donated by Z-Arts

Tickets will be available at the Arts and Crafts Fair and the Gala.
Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00.

Looking for Arts and Craft Fair Vendor Application Information? Click here.

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

 

 

Music at the Mart

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Music at the Mart

Z-Arts Presents “Music at the Mart” in Springdale’s Annual Joy to the World Celebration

View the event flyer

Ongoing Printmaking Show

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Past Announcements, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

Ongoing Printmaking Show

Southern Utah Printmakers

The Southern Utah Printmakers exhibition is a showcase of five (5) local printmaking artists from in and around the Southern Utah area. The show will exhibit a variety of different printmaking techniques from relief printing all the way to monoprint. Participating artists include Carol Bold, Royden Card, Barbara Ellard, Brian Hoover and Teresa Jordan.

Exhibit Dates

Nov 18 – Dec 29, 2014

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

6th Annual Zion Canyon Music Festival

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

6th Annual Zion Canyon Music Festival

Z-Arts is proud to Co-sponsor the 2014 Zion Canyon Music Festival being held September 26 & 27 at the Springdale Town Park – 126 Lion Boulevard.

perry 2014 posterSAVE THE DATE

Performers this year on the Z-Arts Stage include: Jason Tyler Burton & Friends, The Record Company, Lyonhead and Coral Thief.

For more info on these performers and the Music Festival Main Stage performers go to: http://zioncanyonmusicfestival.com/

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

 

Phyllis Barber Reading “To the Mountain”

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Past Events, Past Literary Events | 0 comments

Phyllis Barber Reading “To the Mountain”

On Friday, October 10, Author Phyllis Barber will be reading excerpts from her new book To the Mountain at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale at 7:00pm.

phyllis_barberA native of Nevada and now a resident of Park City, Utah, Phyllis Barber writes about the West, the desert, the Mormons who played a significant role in settling the West and creating the person she’s become, and about matters of the spirit with its familiar and unfamiliar reaches. She is the author of many award-winning stories, articles, essays, and books, in addition to  being the mother of four sons, teaching fiction and creative nonfiction in the MFA in Writing Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts (from which she recently retired). In 2005, Phyllis Barber was inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.

Her newest book, To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit, is the story of the author’s twenty-year hiatus from Mormonism and her visits with shamans in Peru and Ecuador, Tibetan Buddhist monks in North India and Tibet, a variety of Baptist congregations in the South, travels with goddess worshipers in the Yucatan, and much more. The book’s purpose is to demonstrate how we can not only tolerate a variety of ideas in the spiritual realm, but can learn from their wisdom.

For more information on Ms. Barber, go to her website at http://phyllisbarber.squarespace.com.

SUU Support for this event provided by Southern Utah University

 

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