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Dave Pace Reads “Dream House on Golan Drive”

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Past Events, Past Literary Events | 0 comments

Dave Pace Reads “Dream House on Golan Drive”

On Monday, March 21 at 7 pm at the Springdale Community Center, Author David G. Pace will read from his debut novel, “Dream House on Golan Drive”, and have a book signing after.

Synopsis of Dream House on Golan Drive:

Dream House CoverIt is the year 1972, and Riley Hartley finds that he, his family, community, and his faith are entirely indistinguishable from each other. He is eleven. A young woman named Lucy claims God has revealed to her that she is to live with Riley’s family. Her quirks are strangely disarming, her relentless questioning of their lives incendiary and sometimes comical. Her way of taking religious practice to its logical conclusion leaves a strong impact on her hosts and propels Riley outside his observable universe and toward a trajectory of self discovery.
Set in Provo and New York City during the seventies and eighties, the story encapsulates the normal expectations of a Mormon experience and turns them on their head. The style, too, is innovative in how it employs “Zed,” one of the apocryphal Three Nephites who with another immortal figure, the Wandering Jew of post-biblical legend, engage regularly in light-hearted banter and running commentary, animating the story and leavening the heartache with humor and tenderness.

DavidPaceAuthorPhotoDavid G. Pace is an essayist and fiction writer located in the Mountain West. His work has been published in, among other periodicals, the literary journals “Quarterly West,” “ellipsis…literature and art,” and “Alligator Juniper.” His byline has also appeared in “The Christian Science Monitor,” “Huffington Post,” “American Theatre Magazine” and as a chapter in a book of biographies. His unpublished collection of short fiction “City of Saints: Stories of the Mormon Corridor” recently took a prize at the Utah Original Writing Competition. He holds an MA in Communication/Rhetoric and has won five writing awards including one for his debut novel Dream House on Golan Drive. He is the literary editor of 15 Bytes Online Arts Magazine found at www.artistsofutah.org

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

“The Itinerant Eye – Travels and Places” Gallery Show

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

“The Itinerant Eye – Travels and Places” Gallery Show

Join Z-Arts and the Canyon Community Center in welcoming Jim Stone as he presents his first gallery show beginning March 29 through May 2, 2016.

Jim Stone is an amateur photographer whose education to the world of arts developed over many years. In 1966, the naïve country boy from Southern Arizona suddenly found himself with the opportunity to live in Guatemala for a couple of years.   Lacking any knowledge of the craft, but realizing the photogenic nature of that country, he purchased a little 35mm camera, read the instructions on the airplane, and began his adventures. Despite the number of inevitable snapshots, artistic results began to show up, and the growth began. For the next couple of years, he accumulated several hundred slides that later he utilized to entertain dates, friends and associates. That experience whetted his appetite for landscape photography, and for international travel, which has since taken him to about 25 countries.Grand Canyon N Rim May 2012 14St SS email

As life goes on, many years were spent shooting family events and trips, but the artistic side continued to sneak out from under the snapshot-y nature of family life. He also broadened his experience by serving for many years as the company photographer and videographer for a large industrial company in Vermont. Jim has lived in the Zion area since 2011, having chosen it as the retirement spot, and has been photographing it ever since.

Since converting to digital media he has recorded images of scores of locations, usually found while traveling or hiking. As an opportunistic photographer, if he sees a potential image wherever it happens to be, he shoots it. Typically he does not schedule photographic trips per se, but invites his camera to accompany him often.

Most subjects involve geographical locations with their flora and fauna. Sites in Arizona, Southern Utah, New England, Guatemala, Death Taylor Creek Trail - Kolob 2013 133 SS emailValley, Civil War Battlefields, and other countries are favorites. He has traditionally maintained his collection for his personal pleasure only, but, as his arm has been twisted by loved ones to share, he has decided to exhibit.

He does not alter the image by inserting clouds or other foreign elements in order to increase visual impact, nor by introducing artificial colors or hues. He has chosen to limit enhancements to slight improvements in contrast or saturation, or to remove minor distractions.

Artist Opening Reception
Friday, April 1, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Refreshments

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

“Lyrical Abstraction” Gallery Show

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

“Lyrical Abstraction” Gallery Show

Aimee Bonham will be presenting a solo show “Lyrical Abstraction” at the Canyon Community Center beginning February 15 through March 28, 2016.

Ms. Bonham states “My artwork, since 2001, has been basically formalistic in approach and adheres to the “lyrical abstraction” movement in modernistic painting. I have recently come to understand more about my art by understanding this art movement. ”

Lyrical Abstraction arose in the 1960s and 70s, following the challenge of Minimalism and Conceptual art. Many artists began moving away from geometric, hard-edge, and minimal styles, toward more lyrical, sensuous, romantic abstractions worked in a loose gestural style. These “lyrical abstractionists” sought to expand the boundaries of abstract painting, and to revive and reinvigorate a painterly “tradition” in American art. At the same time, these artists sought to reinstate the primacy of line and color as formal elements in works composed according to aesthetic principles – rather than as the visual representation of sociopolitical realities or philosophical theories.

Created not to conform to this art movement; subsequently, my work, composed in a sensuous manner to express a mystic realm of line and color, is better understood because of the movement.

Artist Opening Reception
Wednesday, February 17
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Refreshments

 

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

Plein Air Poetry: The Poetry of the Natural World

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Past Events, Past Literary Events | 0 comments

Plein Air Poetry: The Poetry of the Natural World

Zion has always been an inspiration for poets. Come see for yourself: Join us in the Canyon Community Center on March 3, 2016, at 7:00 pm for the free lecture, Plein Air Poetry: The Poetry of the Natural World, by visiting poet Dr. David Rothman, Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western State Colorado University. David will talk about the remarkable power of nature poetry and how it has evolved over time. David reminds us how Keats expressed it, “The poetry of earth is never dead,” and how, in our own age, the age of ever-present, ever-expanding technology, the poetry of earth lives and matters as much as it ever did, providing us with joy and surprising us with new insight, revealing new ideas about who we are, how the world works, and our place in it.The Watchman Rothman

Frail man, look quickly at my alpenglow,
For you shall pass much as the winter snow.
Long after you have gone I’ll keep my watch.
I saw the Anasazi come and go.
                                       J. L. Crawford, “The Watchman”

After David’s presentation there will be an open microphone: we invite you share your favorite nature poem with us, your own creation or a favorite by another author.

On Friday, March 4, David Rothman will be directing a plein air poetry workshop at the Zion Lodge.  Interested? Find details at www.poetry-in-the-park.com

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Z-Arts wants to express our thanks to Cable Mountain Lodge for providing lodging for Mr. Rothman.

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

Once Upon a Time

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Once Upon a Time

Join Z-Arts on Saturday, February 6, 2016 for “Once Upon a Time”.  In their “Once Upon a Time” concert, Utah Opera’s five Resident Artists will perform scenes from a variety of fairy tale stories, from Mozart’s Magic Flute to modern classics such as Frozen and Into the Woods. They’ll also explore the timeless tale of Cinderella, as interpreted by composers as diverse as Rossini, Massenet, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim. Come immerse yourself in fairy tale magic in this family-friendly one-hour musical event!

Canyon Community Center
128 Lion Boulevard, Springdale

Admission $5 per person or $10 per family

SopranJessica Jones - Sopranoo Jessica E. Jones is quickly establishing herself as a leading American soprano. Singing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at Opera in The Heights, she received praise from the Houston Press: “Full of dazzling radiance, soprano Jessica E. Jones lit up the intimate space as virginal Lucia driven mad by unrequited love. She supplied her own thunder and sparks to Donizetti’s vocal fireworks.” Her other roles include Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Lightfoot McClendon in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, The Governess in The Turn of the Screw, and Beatrice in Daniel Catán’s Il Postino. She has performed with Opera Saratoga, Sugar Creek Symphony & Song, and Crested Butte Music Festival. She was a finalist in the 2012 Northwest region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Jones holds a master’s degree in performance from the Moores School of Music.

Sara Coit - Mezzo-sopranoMezzo-soprano Sarah Coit is a recent graduate of the Masters in Music program at the University of Michigan. She was previously a Young Artist with the St. Petersburg Opera Company, where she covered Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, and Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos. This past summer Ms. Coit was a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where she covered Richard in the American Premiere of Handel’s Richard the Lionheart.

 

Christian Sanders - TenorTenor Christian Sanders has a “…voice whose color belies his age. Someone to watch!” (SanDiego.com). Mr. Sanders’ operatic repertoire encompasses the roles of Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Laurie in Adamo’s Little Women, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Prince Charmant in Cendrillon by Massenet. He appeared as the Prison Chaplain in the World Premiere of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar with the Santa Fe Opera alongside world-renowned countertenor David Daniels. Last summer Mr. Sanders sang the title role in The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Mr. Sanders holds a Masters of Music degree from Rice University and a Bachelors of Arts Magna Cum Laude in Music with a minor in Cell and Molecular Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Markel Reed - BaritoneBaritone Markel Reed is a passionate interpreter of the operatic repertoire. Fast establishing himself as a wonderful conveyer of the works of Mozart, as well as those of French and Bel Canto composers. Recently, Mr. Reed travelled the state of Kentucky with SOOP (Schmidt Opera Outreach Program) and presented a colorful rendition of Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk to over 2,000 children. Other notable roles include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Morales and Dancaïre in Carmen, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Schaunard in La Bohème, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. He has performed with Kentucky Opera, Bronx Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Mr. Reed is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre program.

Tim Accurso - pianistPianist Timothy Accurso just finished his master’s degree in vocal coaching and accompanying at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, where he studied with Dr. Julie Jordan Gunn. During his master’s program, Mr. Acurrso also served on the coaching staff for the Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, acting as a vocal coach and rehearsal pianist for the 2014-2015 season. This summer, he returned as faculty with the Performing Arts Institute, a high school music festival in Kingston, Pennsylvania, near his home in Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania. The summer of 2014, Mr. Acurrso coached and performed for the Franco American Vocal Academy in Paris and Périgueux, France. In previous summers, he worked as a pianist in Spoleto, Italy for the CCM-Spoleto summer program, played for Interlochen Arts Camp’s production of Children of Eden, and did a short chamber music residency in Japan through Susquehanna University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in vocal and piano performance.

 

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

“Baskets, Brooms, Beads & Beyond”

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

“Baskets, Brooms, Beads & Beyond”

The Red Rock Weavers Guild will be presenting a gallery show “Baskets, Brooms, Beads and Beyond” beginning January 5 through February 15, 2016 at the Canyon Community Center Gallery. The Red Rock Weavers Guild is a small group of local and not so local ladies interested in creating, learning and teaching each other various forms of arts and crafts. The leader is Cornelia, a local resident, and member of the “Great Basin Basketmakers”, where she learned and has taught the craft.  TJulie g2hey meet once a month and cover a different topic each month.zelda

They have done everything from simple and complex basket weaving to Pysanky (the Ukrainian egg dying) gourd art and Ply Split Braiding  (ancient Indian weaving form). The group members are talented artisans with a keen interest in creativity of any form.  The show will contain a variety of basket styles, basket history and a brief description of every item, the materials and processes applied.  There will be simple beginner project, complex expert items and everything in between, including baskets and things the YAZ kids made over the last years.

Z-Arts invites the public to an artist reception
for the Red Rock Weavers Guild

Thursday, January 7, 2016
6 – 8 pm

Canyon Community Center 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

 

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

 

Multi-Instrumentalist Todd Green

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Multi-Instrumentalist Todd Green

Todd Green, multi-instrumentalist, will perform original music on over 30 acoustic string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world, inspired by many different cultures in the Middle East,B_Rabouditar Central Asia, Far East and South America. His custom-built electronic system allows him to layer instruments as he performs, which in effect turns him into a high-tech one man-band of World Music. His artistic mission is to “help bring down the barriers that divide us by experiencing other cultures through their music” as he takes his audiences on a musical armchair-tour of the world.

When: February 13, 2016, Friday, 7:00 PM

Where: Rockville Community Center, 43 E Main, Rockville, 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

An Evening with James D’León

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

An Evening with James D’León

Internationally-renowned pianist James D’León will be performing music by Franck, Liszt, Montague, Bill Evans, Piazzolla and more.

An official Steinway Artist listed on both the prestigious New York and Hamburg, Germany rosters, his performances have taken him throughout England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Canada, and 40 states throughout the United States.

James is known as a rare and completely versatile pianist who is just as comfortable performing a concerto as he would be playing a full solo recital or accompanying an instrumentalist or singer. He continues to dazzle audiences and keep them on the edge of their seats with his commanding technique and searching interpretations.

When:   Friday, January 15, 2016  at 7:00 pm

Where:  Canyon Community Center, 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.

Thanks to the Majestic View Lodge for providing lodging this performer.

 

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

“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