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"Concept+Color+Composition" Paintings By Bill Laursen

Art Reception

2019-01-26 15:30:00 2019-01-26 17:00:00 America/Denver "Concept+Color+Composition" Paintings By Bill Laursen Marmalade Branch

Saturday, January 26
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-01-26 15:30:00 2019-01-26 17:00:00 America/Denver "Concept+Color+Composition" Paintings By Bill Laursen Exhibit runs from Jan 21- Feb 28 Marmalade Branch

Exhibit runs from Jan 21- Feb 28

ARTIST STATEMENT

Just as music can calm, entertain and inspire us through our auditory senses, couldn't art and especially coloralso  be thought of as 'music' for our eyes?

As a composer of music arranges sounds employing notes, phrasing, rhythm and harmony to create a composition, an artist, in like manner, arranges a composition using line, shape, rhythm, harmony, texture and color to create a visual experience that can also calm, excite and entertain, etc.

My paintings, like the art of James McNeil Whistler, are painted for the sake of art and nothing more. I am interested in using colors to simply celebrate their existence and how they affect us and contribute to our psychological and spiritual well-being.

If my colors can produce a sense of joy, pleasure, contentment, or satisfaction, then I feel my intentions and efforts have succeeded. Color really doesn't need any explaining because it just is what it is and speaks for itself.

ARTIST BIO

William Kenneth Laursen (nickname “Mr. Bill”) b. 2-26-1948 Standardville,

Carbon County, Central Utah

Raised in Salt Lake City and Brigham City, Utah Graduated Box Elder High School.

Attended Utah State University with a scholarship in art, 1966. Studied with Harrison Groutage, Everett Thorpe and Gaell Lindstrom - graduated with a BFA and composite major in Art and Art Education – 1972

Influential art teacher at Cottonwood High School 1972-2005

Granite School District 'Teacher of the Year” 1986

Developed 'Cool Winter Games' student art project for the Utah

Winter Olympics 2002

Cottonwood High School Art Dept. chair, 1974 – 2003 (retired 2005)

Art instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (U of U) since 2007

Member of the Salt Lake County Art Acquisition Committee

Recognized for working mainly in watercolor and acrylics.

Bill Laursen's artwork is found in many private and public collections.

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Exhibits   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Marmalade Branch

Phone: 801-594-8680

Hours
Mon, Mar 18 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 19 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Mar 20 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Mar 21 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 24 Closed


About the library

The Salt Lake City Public Library's Marmalade Branch is the anchor of a mixed-use project developed as a key part of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City's master plan for the Marmalade/West Capitol Hill area of the city. The neighborhood serves as a gateway to Salt Lake City from the north, and the Marmalade Branch is both a hub for neighborhood gatherings and an important welcome for visitors, highlighting a focus on development in the area. On-street parking is available on 500 North and 300 West, and UTA routes offer service with stops immediately in front of the Library on 300 West.

The two-story Marmalade Branch, designed by Blalock & Partners Architectural Design Studio and completed in early 2016, provides 18,600 square feet of new construction to support a thriving and growing community. The first floor includes the Moka Cafe, featuring local coffee and chocolate; a Creative Lab with the latest maker technologies like 3D printing and music-making software as well as "old school" tech such as sewing machines and a turntable; a flexible Children's area; and the very popular Music and Movies collection. The second floor includes the Adult collection, study rooms for a range of group sizes, and a large, flexible multi-purpose room with tiered seating to allow for a wide variety of events. The multi-purpose room has already been very popular with the community, hosting community feedback sessions, film screenings, TEDx events, music recitals, and the highly-popular Coffee and Chocolate Society. The second floor also features a wrap-around terrace offering views of the Capitol Building to the east, Salt Lake City's picturesque skyline and landscape to the south and, to the north, views to a public plaza and open green space as part of a new mixed-use development.

The project utilizes an exterior shading device along the west-facing glass to minimize solar heat gain yet still promote a dynamic interaction with the street and passersby. Its compact footprint reduces land use and allows for a high-performance building envelope. The use of LED lights, lighting control systems, occupancy sensors, and daylight harvesting reduce the amount of electrical energy consumption while the flood of natural light creates an inviting interior environment for patrons and an efficient, balanced workplace for staff. In honor of these sustainability features, the Marmalade Branch was awarded the LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Upcoming events

Creative Lab
Mon, Mar 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Conference Room
Mon, Mar 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Mar 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Tue, Mar 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Conference Room
Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Mar 21, 10:15am - 10:45am

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children's Area
Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Lab
Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Area
Fri, Mar 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Creative Lab
Fri, Mar 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Fri, Mar 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Fri, Mar 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Conference Room
Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Creative Lab
Mon, Mar 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Mar 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Tue, Mar 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Creative Lab
Wed, Mar 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Conference Room
Wed, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Mar 28, 10:15am - 10:45am

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Mar 28, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children's Area
Thu, Mar 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Lab
Thu, Mar 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Lab
Fri, Mar 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Fri, Mar 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Mon, Apr 01, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, Apr 01, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Children's Area
Tue, Apr 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Apr 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Apr 03, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Apr 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Apr 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Apr 04, 10:15am - 10:45am

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Apr 04, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children's Area
Thu, Apr 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Apr 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Fri, Apr 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Creative Lab
Fri, Apr 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Fri, Apr 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Conference Room
Sat, Apr 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Creative Lab
Mon, Apr 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Mon, Apr 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Conference Room
Mon, Apr 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Apr 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Tue, Apr 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Apr 10, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Apr 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Apr 11, 10:15am - 10:45am

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Apr 11, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children's Area
Thu, Apr 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Lab
Thu, Apr 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Apr 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Fri, Apr 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Creative Lab
Fri, Apr 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Fri, Apr 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Apr 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Creative Lab
Mon, Apr 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Conference Room
Mon, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Apr 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Apr 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Apr 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm