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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
We're closed Monday January 21
Mon, Jan 14 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 15 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 16 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 17 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jan 20 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

Conference Room
Sat, Jan 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Jan 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Tue, Jan 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Jan 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Jan 24, 10:15am - 10:45am

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Jan 24, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children's Area
Thu, Jan 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thu, Jan 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Jan 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Fri, Jan 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Conference Room
Sat, Jan 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Tue, Jan 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Jan 31, 10:15am - 10:45am

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Jan 31, 11:00am - 11:30am

Children's Area
Thu, Jan 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thu, Jan 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Conference Room
Sat, Feb 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Mon, Feb 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Conference Room
Mon, Feb 04, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Feb 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Feb 07, 10:15am - 10:45am

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Feb 07, 11:00am - 11:30am

Creative Lab
Thu, Feb 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Area
Thu, Feb 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Feb 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Feb 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Conference Room
Sat, Feb 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, Feb 11, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Mon, Feb 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Tue, Feb 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Feb 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Feb 14, 10:15am - 10:45am

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Feb 14, 11:00am - 11:30am

Creative Lab
Thu, Feb 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Area
Thu, Feb 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Multi-Purpose Room
Thu, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Fri, Feb 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Conference Room
Sat, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sat, Feb 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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