Past Z-Arts! Events

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

“The Madonna of Starbucks” with Dianne Nelson Oberhansly

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Past Literary Events | 0 comments

“The Madonna of Starbucks” with Dianne Nelson Oberhansly

Is food really the way to a man’s heart? We may argue endlessly about that, but it will be hard to argue with Utah native and award winning poet and author Dianne Nelson Oberhansly, who on Friday, August 28, 2015, will reveal the unexpected effects food has on men and women both.

Dianne will be reading from her latest book, The Madonna of Starbucks, in which she takes an imaginative look at the part food plays in affecting psychological and emotional behavior, at its mystical force in exposing private human moments, at its effect, as Hawthorne would say, of digging up and revealing “the mysteries of the human heart.” Dianne’s husband, Curtis, will play several guitar selections during the evening as musical transitions between readings.

The Wednesday preceding Dianne’s reading, August 26, at 7:00 pm in the Springdale library, the Springdale Library Book Club will be discussing A Brief History of Male Nudes in America, which Dianne published in 1993 and which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. At her August 28th presentation, Dianne will entertain questions and comments from the audience on both this stylistically polished book as well as on The Madonna of Starbuck’s, an opportunity book clubbers rarely get. We encourage everyone to attend both events.

Dianne, who has an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University, won the Flannery O’Conner Award for A Brief History of Male Nudes in America, and was awarded the Utah Fiction Book of the Year for her co-authored novel, The Downwinders: An Atomic Tale. Dianne has published stories and poems in such journals as The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, The New England Review, and Beloit Fiction Review. She lives in rural Utah , is a Writing Panelist for Young Arts foundation, teaches at various writing workshops, and is a hiker, food enthusiast and serial dinner party hostess as you may suspect, and an Arts supporter.

Admission – Free

 

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

 

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.

 

“Landscape Paintings” Gallery Show

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

“Landscape Paintings” Gallery Show

Z-Arts presents, “Landscape Paintings” featuring artist Mary Jabens. The show will opening on June 9th at the Canyon Community Center and will be displayed through July 20, 2015.

Artist Statement:03

I have always been an artist.  For as long as I can remember I have loved creating art using anything from crayons to oil paints.   My passion is Plein Air painting.  When I am painting, everything ceases to exist except the process.   The paintings I love the most “choose me.”  Whether it’s a color, shape value or subject – something stops me and says, “paint this.”  The part I enjoy the most is transferring what is in my mind’s eye onto the canvas and relating it to the viewer.   Color is magic for me.   I struggle sometimes to keep it from exploding in the painting, but yet resemble the subject I was attracted too.  Most importantly, painting is a healing process for me.  I have heard many artists say: “Art heals me one picture at a time.”  It gives an outlet to the negativity and replaces it with a feeling of goodness again.

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

 

YAZ Summer ART Camp with Gail Alger

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Past Announcements, Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

YAZ Summer ART Camp with Gail Alger

For kids ages 7-11 years old, limit 6 students per session, $20 registration

Dates:        Session 1- June 9, 10 & 11 Time 10am-12:30pm

Session 2- June 23, 24 & 25 Time 10am-12:30pm

Classes will focus on specific drawing and painting techniques using pen, pencils, and watercolors to create colorful, whimsical animals.

To sign up, contact Gail at 435-901-0477. Class will be at her studio, 105 Serendipity Lane.

 

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

“Embossed Metal” Gallery Show

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

“Embossed Metal” Gallery Show

 

Z-Arts presents, “Embossed Plates” featuring artist Camille Rojas. Opening April 28th at the Canyon Cembossed-metalommunity Center, the exhibit features the ancient art of embossed plates.

Camille Rojas is a Chilean born self-taught artist, a rebel painter and sculptor who likes to improvise and innovate rather than following a specific school or technique which may influence her freedom of expressing herself as an artist.

She worked over 20 years in Las Vegas creating original sculptures for the casinos and started working on embossing metal after a visit to a dear friend in Mexico who is also an embossing metal artist and was captivated by the bas-relief unlimited possibilities of this ancient art.

“I find inspiration for my work on having the opportunity to produce fine art using very low cost materials as well as transforming a cold material such as the metal in a warm piece of art. I also love the fact that I can work and master a very old technique and revolutionize it into something completely new and modern out of the established patterns of society. It is my deep desire to teach and pass on this technique to anyone interested in this ancient art.”

Join Z-Arts and Camille Rojas for an Artist Reception
Thursday, April 30, 2105
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Canyon Community Center Gallery

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

DRAWN: Film, Book, Live Art & Music

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Past Events, Past Film Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

DRAWN: Film, Book, Live Art & Music

jeremy collins on rock faceZ-Arts is proud to sponsor 3HATTRIO for this event. Acclaimed artist Jeremy Collins brings his newest multi-media film project and illustrated book to Utah.

Blending film, illustration, live music and artwork, this is a collaborative and innovative performance that takes you with Collins as he embarks on 4 journeys, from the Amazon to China, from northern Canada to the Yosemite Valley.

Inspiring….

Featuring:

    Jeremy Collins – Artist | Author | Pro-Climber | Filmmaker | www.jercollins.com
    3HATTRIO – American Desert Music | www.3hattrio.com
    DJ Lex | www.djlex.com

Date:
May 8, 2015 | 7:00 PM

Location:
Tanner Ampitheater | 300 West Lion Blvd | Springdale, UT

Tickets:
Adults are $15 in advance | $20 at door entry
18 and under $5 with ID

For tickets call Dixie State University Tix at 435-652-7800 (www.dsutix.com) or Eva Pelton at 435-669-6278

In Springdale, tickets are available at Deep Creek Coffee & Zion Outdoor
 

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 Performance

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Past Events, Past Performing Arts | 0 comments

Chamber Music Performance

Chamber Music Flute Quartets
May 9, Saturday
7:00 pm
Canyon Community Center

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

3 Mozart Flute Quartets: C Major, A major and D major

Performed by Jennifer Grim, Flute   Taras Krysa, Violin  Jason Bonham, Viola   Andrew Smith, Cello

Come enjoy as these University of Nevada, Las Vegas faculty join together to perform classical music at its best.

Chamber Music Artistic Director: Jason Bonham

Jennifer Grim, Flute: Grim has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, for a sold-out New York debut concert of the award-winning contemporary ensemble Proteus, of which she was a founding member, as well as making an appearance at Lincoln Center presented by Great Performances. A native of Berkeley, California, Grim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. She is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and recently was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council.

Taras Krysa, Violin: As a violinist, Taras Krysa has won positions with the New World Symphony orchestra and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras. In recent seasons, his conducting appearances have included National Ukrainian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra van het Osten, New World Symphony, St. Petersburg Symphony, Moscow Soloists, Slovak Sinfonietta, Spoleto Festival Chamber Orchestra, Kiev Chamber Orchestra and the Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra. Krysa serves as the director of orchestras at UNLV and music director of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra. Born in Kiev, Ukraine to a musical family he began his formal studies as a violinist at the Moscow Conservatory. After moving to United States, Krysa continued his studies at Indiana University and Northwestern University both in violin and conducting.

Jason Bonham, Viola: Jason Bonham, known as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and educator, currently is the Principal Violist with Las Vegas Philharmonic and Viola Faculty member at UNLV. He has been a performer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of Virtuosi West and has performed with members of the Emerson Quartet, Boston Chamber Society, Chicago Pro Musica, The New Russian Trio, The Beethoven Quartet, Cavatina Trio, and Fry Street Quartet. He is on faculty at Nevada School of the Arts. Currently he teaches viola at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and in the past has been a faculty member at Brigham Young University and Dixie State University.

Andrew Smith, Violincello: Cellist Andrew Smith is an associate professor of music at UNLV, where he performs regularly as a member of The Cerberus Trio. He is also a founding member of The Adriatic Chamber Music Festival, a summer music program in southern Italy, where he has taught and performed since its inception in 1998. For two years he was principal cellist with the West Virginia Symphony, where he was in residence with the Montani String Quartet. Smith has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a member of the Young Artists String Quartet. He also holds a master’s degree from The Mannes College of Music in New York, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt College of Music in Hartford, CT.

More chamber music performances from other musicians to come on June 26 and September 21.

 

We want to thank Flannigan’s Inn and Spa and the Bumbleberry Inn for their generosity in providing lodging for our Z-Arts performers.

 

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

 

 

Display of HistoriOdyssey Photos

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Past Events, Past Humanities Events | 0 comments

Display of HistoriOdyssey Photos

Check back here for more information on an upcoming photographic exhibit featuring a visual record of the three Historical Walking Tours that took place in the Zion Canyon Communities of Virgin, Rockville and Springdale during 2014.

The exhibition will be housed at the Canyon Community Center performance room.

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.

Photography from Salt Lake City Group

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

Photography from Salt Lake City Group

Z-Arts presents, Threshold: Salt Lake Seven, part of Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibition Program. Opening April 1st at the Canyon Community Center, the exhibit features different styles of photography from various photographers who gather regularly to critique each other’s work.

There is no end to photographic possibilities. But in the quest for meaningful images there is a point for each photograph that marks the decision to release the shutter. On one side of that point, there is no image, only imagined possibilities. On the other side is the consequence of our choice — the final truth. This moment might be called the Threshold.

The Salt Lake Seven – or Six or Eight as occasion allows – is a small group of committed practitioners who gather regularly to share ideas and honest criticism. The group was instigated by renowned photographer Kent Miles who had no idea one decade later they would still be meeting and hosting exhibits as a group. “Together, each of us has accomplished something that would have remained outside our grasp had we not been part of SL7” says Miles, “ I hope you enjoy your encounter with our efforts.”

 

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

About Utah Arts & Museums and the Traveling Exhibit Program

Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibit Program is a statewide outreach program that provides schools, museums, libraries, and community galleries with the opportunity to bring curated exhibitions to their community. This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on participating in the program, please contact Fletcher Booth at fbooth@utah.gov or call 801.824.9177. For media inquiries, please contact Alyssa Hickman Grove, at agrove@utah.gov or call 801.236.7548.

Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (DHA). To enrich the quality of life for the people of Utah, DHA creates, preserves, and promotes Heritage and Arts. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

 

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