So today was really exciting because... we got new couches!!! Anyone who has been here anytime recently knows how ratty our old couches were. They were pretty embarrassing, and getting some new ones had been in the works, but we were still waiting. And now they're here! And there so chic, too! Just look at how much everyone enjoys them!
So the next time you come in, we will be looking oh so much more stylish!
A post two days in a row?!? What's this? Well, there was a perfect photo-op moment, and I also wanted to bid goodbye to one of our wonderful staff, Cesar- so I had to do another post!
After Thanksgiving we put our tree up with it's tree topper and paper chain, but it's been looking a little bare other than that. Over the last few weeks, a few individuals have been decorating paper ornament templates so we could have some unique art-centric ornaments. Well, we finally got them ready to hang today, and everyone wanted to help! We have a great looking tree now, and had fun in the process!
Today we say goodbye to our beloved Cesar! He's a favorite around here, and this place won't be the same without him. Everyone loved having one last skits class with him this morning, and they all had a blast silly-ing it up! The amount of goodbye cards these guys have made for him is overwhelming, but it just shows how loved he is. We'll miss you Cesar, and the best of luck to you in all that is to come!
All of the calendars are finished, and they look great! If you ordered some, you can now come pick them up and drop off the payment. As a reminder, calendars are $10 each- if you don't remember how many you ordered, shoot me an email at email@example.com and I can look it up for you. If you forgot to order one (gasp!) I did have a few extras printed, but they are first come first serve. We prefer cash or check for the payment (checks made out to TURN Community Services). We're so excited for you guys to get your hands on these!
Hey all! We are in the last few days in which you can order calendars! They are $10 each, and we won't need the money until the calendars have been printed (probably the second week of December). You can look at our main page to see all the details of what they will be size-wise and all that. Please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call use at 801-924-0347 if you want a calendar, to let me know which calendar you want and how many. You don't want to miss out on looking at all this amazing artwork all year long!
Join us at the City Library Sweet Branch on November 10th for the reception of "Stronger Ties." This is an exhibition of collaborative paintings, created by our fabulous TURN Artists!
The paintings began with a common visual theme: shadows of string on an overhead projector that were traced onto a background. From there, a handful of artists added their own embellishments in their individual styles in a variety of media, including acrylic, ink, and collage. Here is a link to the artist statement and exhibit information:
On another note, our entry the Filmulate genre festival, "Be Afraid", received an award for the best musical score. Natasha created the music by recording short piano excerpts and mixing them in Adobe Premiere. For the end credits, she wrote a poem, google-translated it into French, and sang it. Hooray for trying new things!
Hey guys! We've been keeping busy creating, and we have several events you can attend to see what we've done! First of all, we have several individuals who have entered artwork into the Sandy Visual Arts Show- 12 to be exact! The opening reception was this week, and we have quite a few award winners! Nick P got first place, Monica got 2nd place, Mr. Pierce got 3rd place, Devan got 5th place, and Darin, Katie F, Linda, Chris, Ann, Rose, Cyd, and Shane all got an Honorable Mention certificate. You can view their artwork at the Sandy Senior Center (9310 S 1300 E) through October 26th. Their work is being shown downstairs in the alcove to the right of the stairs.
Next up, Gallery Stroll! We took the month off in September because we had so many other things going on, but we're back this month! We have several fantastic pieces, some of them spooky! Come join us!
Last, but certainly not least, we are participating in a film festival! We've participated in Filmulate events in the past, but it's been a few years. We entered one of our short films that we made last year that happened to have the same title as this Filmulate event, "Be Afraid" (how fortuitous is that?). The event is Monday the 22nd at 6:30, at The Tower Theater (876 E 900 S). We don't know exactly when in the line-up our film will be showed, so it could be anytime in the evening. The cost is $15, and the proceeds go to help fund creativity in mental health programs in Utah. Also be warned that with the theme of "Be Afraid," there may be other films shown at the event that have content some may find offensive or unsuitable for their viewing. We hope to see you there!
Hey all! It's been a crazy busy month, but things are finally starting to calm down a bit. What have we been busy with? Art of course! As I said in my previous post, we had several artists submit artwork into the Utah State Fair this year. 21, in fact! Well, I am pleased to say that everyone did fantastically when it came to the judging this year! So here's the rundown: August got best of show, Linda and Katie G got 1st place, Katie F and Jessica D got second place, Monica and Chris got 3rd place, Jon E got 4th place, Darin got 5th place, Cyd got 6th place, Nikki and Walter got 7th place, and Jessi, Jon W, Tim, Devan, Shane, Earl, Ann, Richard, and Tyler all got honorable mention! Yup, we pretty much took our entire category! So congratulations to all of our wonderful artists!!!
The other thing we've been busy with, is the Urban Arts Festival. The festival took place this last weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and except for the times that we were worried our whole booth would fly away, it was a blast! It was great connecting with the arts community and being able to tell so many new people about who we are and what we do! We sold a few pieces, met some great people, and had a great experience! We even had some great volunteers join us for a bit on Sunday :) Until next year (hopefully) Urban Arts Fest, until next year.
Will we see you at the Urban Arts Festival today? We'll be here 12-10 today, and 12-8 tomorrow- come drop by and say hi! We're booth 94 in zone c. In case you don't know what that means, we're West of the stage just on the East side of the Wells Fargo building. See you there!
Well, it's definitely our busy season for showing art, and this year especially so! We already have several pieces being shown out in the community, and also have an arts festival coming up! So first of all, every year the Cottonwood Heights Arts Council holds a community art show. We've had a few artists participate in the past, but this year several more artists (10 total) were interested in exhibiting their work. If you'd like to go check out their work, they can be viewed at the Cottonwood Heights City Hall Building (2277 Bengal Boulevard) until the end of September.
Next, the State Fair starts today! As usual, we had many of our individuals who were interested in showing their artwork in the state fair. In fact, this year we have the most participating artists yet, a whopping 21! It's always exciting to show artwork at events that get so much foot traffic, and everyone is very excited and anxious to see what ribbons they got! Their artwork can be viewed in the fine arts building (usually our category is in the back corner of the building), and the state fair goes through September 16th.
Last, but certainly not least, we are participating in the Urban Arts Festival again this year!!! This is always a really fun event, and a great opportunity to show our clients' artwork to the community and to connect with other local artists. This year the festival will be taking place on September 15-16. We have been assigned booth number 94 in zone C (as soon as we have a map I'll post it). This is a free event, and is always a ton of fun! Come check out tons of local art and merchandise and enjoy some fun music and entertainment. Again, this is a free event!!! So come check us out! Arriving on Trax is probably the easiest, as parking around the Gallivan Plaza can be a little tricky. If you will be driving, I know the parking underneath the plaza only accepts cash on event days like this, so make sure you bring cash with you. We hope to see you there!
Yesterday we had such a fun and exciting surprise- Bill visited us! So some of you might remember Bill, who used to attend our program. He was a favorite of many clients here, and even after a year of him being gone, some of our clients will still bring up Bill and how they miss him. Well, he and his wife were visiting this week, so yesterday they came by to say hi!
Needless to say, people were a bit excited! I think we may have overwhelmed him a bit with all of the attention we lavished him with :) He even quickly won over a few clients that didn't start attending our program until after he had left. I will say that productivity went out the window for awhile after he got here, but boy, is it good catching up with old friends!
We've made many a fast friend here at our art center, and we're glad that Bill and Amber have kept in touch so that we can maintain that friendship!
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