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24th Annual Zion Canyon Arts & Crafts Fair

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Past Announcements, Past Events | 0 comments

24th 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, eat goodies made by Deep Creek Coffee. There’s something for everyone at this fun seasonal fair.

Wizard Stones, LLC                              Glass Orbs & Jewelry

Old Stone Cuts*                                     Stone Carver

DLC Gems                                               Artisan Jewelry

Orderville Vines                                     Hand-dyed Textiles

Kathy Chambers*                                  Knitted/Felted Textiles

Tom Wheeler*                                        Pendants & Wall Art

Maureen Urpani*                                  Knitted/Felted Textiles

Jackrabbit Ranch Inc.                          Artisan Cheese

Handful Designs                                   Jewelry & Cards

The Art of Carol Bold                           Art Prints & Cards

Gathered & Found                                Nature Inspired Décor

Marti “Jam Lady”                                 Jam & Jelly/Pictures

Shanda Ziegler*                                    Jewelry

Sicilian Secret                                       Skin/Nail Products

Don Rister*                                           Wood Products

Desert Gems Jewelry                          Gem Jewelry

Woodwork by Bair                              Wood Products

Valerie Orlemann                                Oil Paintings

Dogonfunny Creations, LLC*           Cards & Gift Baskets

Robert Lefkow                                     Photography

Jenny Wren Handmade Soaps        Handmade Soaps

West Tempe Forge*                           Blacksmith     (Saturday Only)

Utah Rocks & Fort Cedar Studio*   Rock & Glass Jewelry

Skylar Liu Chang*                              Watercolor Paintings & Photography

Deep Creek*                                         Food Vendor – Soups, Scones, etc.

House of Aromatics*                          Distillers of Essential Oils

Manalisa Camarena                            Navajo Jewelry

Tolkeyen Pottery*                                Stoneware Pottery

*New Vendors

Tickets will be available for two Opportunity Drawings — one to be drawn at the conclusion of the Arts and Craft Fair  and the second will be drawn at the Annual Gala.

Arts and Craft Fair – Drawing will be for “Fall in the Canyon” Painting by Artist Gail Alger

Annual Gala – Drawing will be for a Springdale Weekend Package (Two nights lodging, Dinner for Two for Two Nights and Two Spa Treatments at the Deep Canyon Spa); “Ancient Truck, Virgin UT” Painting by Artist J. Brad Holt; and “Yucca in Bloom” Painting by Artist Gail Alger.

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

We want to thank the following artists and vendors for generously donating items for our drawings:

Gail Alger

Bit and Spur Restaurant

Flanigan’s Inn

Hampton Inn & Suites

J. Brad Holt

Wildcat Willies Restaurant

 

Support for this event was provided by the Utah Arts and Museums Program.

 

 

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

 

 

Zion Through A Different Lens

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

Zion Through A Different Lens

photo by susan chapmanZ-Arts presents the first-of-its-kind, “Zion Through a Different Lens” photography exhibit in conjunction with Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. The show runs October 29 to December 7 at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale, UT and features five local photographers exhibiting their representations/interpretations of the theme, “Zion Through a Different Lens”.

Featured photographers: Michael Alltucker, Dale Catten, Susan Chapman, Michael L. Plyler, Cher-Ami Rose.

This Canyon Community Center show will be included on the Saturday November 9th Gallery Art Walk from 5-9 pm.

 

Support for this event was provided by the Utah Arts and Museums Program.

 

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

 

Plain but Wholesome: Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Past Events, Past Humanities Events | 0 comments

Plain but Wholesome: Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers

Book by Brock CheneySaturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Canyon Community Center.

Plain But Wholesome: Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers marks the first book-length publication from Brock Cheney, and represents ten years of ongoing research in foodways and material culture. Cheney comes to the study from a career in historic sites and museums. He has served on the board of directors for the Association for Living History Farms and Museums.

Plain But Wholesome discusses the foods that the Mormon Pioneers ate during the first few years while waiting for crops to come to fruition.  He  then explores the fruits and vegetables that were grown by the Pioneers and how, despite the many attempts, no one can re-create the dishes that the Pioneers ate since the same fruits and vegetables are no longer grown.  Besides the fruits and vegetables grown and eaten, Cheney also examines the cookware, food storage techniques, method of cooking, etc. of the Pioneers.

Brock Cheney graduated with an M.A. in American Studies from Utah State University. His career postings include This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, and Fort Buenaventura in Ogden. He also holds a degree in English literature and composition. He currently teaches English in Manila, Utah. His studies extend beyond the academic: drawing from his experience in historic preservation, he constructed a wood-fired brick oven which he uses to bake artisan bread based on historical recipes. Currently he is working on a collection of short fiction set in territorial Utah.

This presentation was funded in party by:

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“Remembering the Ice Age” with Craig Childs

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Past Events, Past Literary Events | 0 comments

“Remembering the Ice Age” with Craig Childs

Craig Childs

On Monday, October 28, the Zion Canyon Field Institute (ZCFI) and Zion Canyon Arts and Humanities Council (Z-Arts), will present a lecture by celebrated author, adventurer and NPR radio commentator Craig Childs, who will speak at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale at 7:30 pm. Craig Childs, whose most recent book Apocalyptic Planet explores the Earth’s inherent instability and susceptibility toward violent natural disasters and climate extremes, will discuss patterns of ancient human migration across the Bering Strait, following his recent journeys through Alaska’s Harding Icefield and elsewhere.

Craig Childs writes about the relationship between humans, animals, landscape, and time. His stories come from visceral, personal experience, whether in the company of illicit artifact dealers or in deep wilderness. He has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, and is a commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Outside, and Orion. At High Country News, he’s a contributing editor, and he teaches writing for both University of Alaska in Anchorage and Southern New Hampshire University.

 

 

 

Support for this event was provided by the Utah Arts and Museums Program.

 

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

 

Going Up the Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Past Events, Past Film Events | 0 comments

Going Up the Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist

Going Up the Stairs ArtworkZ-Arts will present the film “Going Up the Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist” at the Canyon Community Center at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 22, 2013.  A film by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami.

Warm, revealing and often surprisingly funny, Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s portrait of an unlikely artist shows us that true talent will refuse to be stifled and you don’t need an education to channel your emotions into art. Akram is an illiterate 50 year old Iranian woman who became a painter unexpectedly when her young grandson asked her to work on a drawing; that simple act tapped into an explosion of powerful, primitive and colorful paintings, which she hid under the carpet from possibly disapproving eyes. She finally tells her Western educated children about her work and they arrange for her to have an exhibition in far-off Paris. The only hitch in this plan is that Akram must obtain permission from her husband – who she married when she was 8 and he was in his 30s – in order to attend. Their comfortable bickering covers up Akram’s frustrations and fears that her chance for recognition of her magical talent lies completely in the hands of this conservative and traditional Iranian man. An inspiring resource for courses on contemporary Muslim and Islamic studies, women’s studies, art and more.

Iran, 2011, 52 minutes, Color, DVD, Subtitled (Persian, French)

Support for this event was provided by the Utah Arts and Museums Program.

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

Support for this event was provided by the Washington County Library.

Call for Vendors – Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Past Announcements | 0 comments

Call for Vendors – Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

The deadline for booth applications is October 15, 2013.

Z-Arts Annual Arts & Craft Fair dates are November 29 and November 30, 2013.

Visit the Vendor Page for more information and an application form.

J. Brad Holt Painting Exhibit

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

J. Brad Holt Painting Exhibit

At the Canyon Community Center in Springdale, UT.

Show dates are from September 16 through October 26.

Artist Reception: September 18, 5:30 pm.

J. Brad Holt is a lifelong resident of Cedar City, Utah. He is a graduate of Cedar City High School, and Southern Utah State College. Brad got his start as a landscape painter under the mentorship of Jimmie Jones. He has participated in numerous competitions and exhibitions, including the Zion Invitational, the Dixie Invitational, the Southern Utah Invitational, the Everett Ruess Plein Air Competition, and Art For the Parks. He has received many awards.

A landscape painting is seldom successful if its object is to be a portrait of a particular place. The painting needs to be appealing as a pure plastic aesthetic artifact, which coheres within itself, according to the elements of design. I cannot state that my best work contains the fewest brush strokes, but a studied economy of formulation is the realization for which I strive. I am constantly chastened by the power of understatement. I am referring to the preservation of gesture in the act of painting. In concrete terms, this means that the first stroke is what it is, the second is tired, and the third is dead. In practice this is a discipline that few achieve. When one is standing before nature with a paintbrush in hand, it helps to understand that correct color and value hideth a multitude of sins when it comes to form. And I have found that color and value are a sufficiently elusive goal to fuel a lifetime of pursuit.

 

Support for this event was provided by the Utah Arts and Museums Program.

 

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

 

Take Me Away – Annual Juried Show

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Past Events, Past Visual Arts Events | 0 comments

Take Me Away – Annual Juried Show

Annual juried show featuring artistic expressions of physical (or imaginary) travel to faraway places. At the Canyon Community Center in Springdale, UT.

Jurors:  Greg and Holly Ragland

Artists Reception: Friday, August 23, 2013 from 6-8 pm at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale, UT.

Awards: Best in Show, Mayor’s Choice, People’s Choice and Best in each category – Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Ceramics and Mixed Media.

The show will hang from August 9 through September 13, 2013.

 

Support for this event was provided by the Utah Arts and Museums Program.

 

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

 

A Night of Poetry with Jane Hirshfield

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Past Events, Past Literary Events | 0 comments

A Night of Poetry with Jane Hirshfield

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On Friday, September 27, Award-Winning Poet, Essayist & Translator Jane Hirshfield will be speaking and reading from her work at the Rockville Community Center, Main Hall, at 7:00 pm.

Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven books of poetry, including most recently Come, Thief, just released in paperback. She has also written a now‐classic collection of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, and edited and co‐translated four books collecting the work of world poets of the past. Hirshfield’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and seven editions of The Best American Poetry. Her honors include The Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, the Donald Hall‐Jane Kenyon Award in American Poetry, finalist selection for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A frequent presenter at universities and literary festivals both in the US and abroad, in 2012 she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

For more information on Ms. Hirshfield, go to http://barclayagency.com/hirshfield.html

Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University

 

Support for event was made possible in part with funding from Southern Utah University.

 

 

Support for this event was provided by the Utah Arts and Museums Program.

 

Support for this event provided by The National Endowment for the Arts