Last Friday, a really cool, unique thing happened. It was Gallery Stroll, same as every month. Unlike every other month, however, the reception was held at Art Access, a downtown SLC art gallery that focuses on exhibiting work of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. We had two exhibitions: "The Color of Being", a show about embracing the spontaneity in art-making, and "To Express: to Set Forth in Words", which uses dialogue in the artwork to provide a narrative with the artists' creative processes. Here are the statements:
On Sunday, January 10th, TURN City Center for the Arts screened three of its short films at 12 Minutes Max. This is a monthly showcase at the City Library featuring the performances of local artists of various disciplines, e.g. music, dance, and of course, film. The films included "How to Dream", a nonsensical stop-go animation piece, "For the Love of Tigers", a dramatic narrative inspired by one of the individuals' drawings, and "Emanation", an experimental combination of client footage, animation, and liquid light projection. It is so magical to see everything happening on the big screen! Several audience members approached Katie and I (Natasha) after the screening to inquire about our program. We even recruited 3 new volunteers as a result of the screening. Also, one of the Art Access patrons (see Art Access posting) informed me that she came to the gallery because of 12 Minutes Max. It is indeed exciting to see our creative efforts being reciprocated with such love and enthusiasm! Many thanks to Paul and Jason at the City Library for running 12 Minutes Max, and for being willing to screen our films.
Exciting things are happening again! Our award winning film program (because I can totally call it that now... because we won an ward) has another film screening! The Salt Lake Main Library hosts 12 Minutes Max each month, and this month, 3 of our program's short films are being shown! 12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we feature three new pieces in in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, writing, theater, performance art and the like—each 12 minutes or less. The whole event is short and sweet, taking under an hour. - See more at: http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/events/view/4649/#sthash.jPuThDJF.dpuf
We're so excited to be sharing more of our films with more of the community! Again, a HUGE thanks is owed to our lovely assistant, Natasha, for all the work she puts into all the awesome stuff that's been coming out of this place lately.
Additionally, many thanks are owed to the Salt Lake City Arts Council, who awarded us the Project Grant so we can produce and show these films. We've been utilizing the grant to help with film making for community outreach purposes.
Come support our films and other local arts at the event this Sunday at 2! Hope to see you all there!
TURN City Center for the Arts
Helping adults with disabilities to enrich their lives through the arts!