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Rise Up

Art Reception

2019-02-25 18:30:00 2019-02-25 20:00:00 America/Denver Rise Up Main Library

Monday, February 25
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-02-25 18:30:00 2019-02-25 20:00:00 America/Denver Rise Up Paintings by Hannah Emerson. Exhibit runs from Feb 13–Mar 17 Main Library

Main Library

Canteena Gallery

Paintings by Hannah Emerson. Exhibit runs from Feb 13–Mar 17

ARTIST STATEMENT

Hannah prefers to use a sponge brush and tempera paint on large canvases and boards. She uses different types of lines to fill the entire surface with repetitious pattern, texture, color, shape, and direction.

Her lines start off as straight, all running in a similar direction. Then she starts varying the lengths and directions of the lines, filling the surface with contrasting intersections and blocks of color. Her paintings started taking on a more figurative and landscape-like quality. Her lines change again, first into a looping, circular pattern and then into a stippling technique that resembles reptile scales. Each painting is a different combination of these line-making techniques and she uses them to break up the space in different ways.

ARTIST BIO

Hannah Emerson is a 35-year-old female artist on the Autism Spectrum. 

Hannah is non-verbal but communicates using sign language, gestures and through her art. Hannah receives residential services from CTA Community Supports and lives in West Jordan, Utah.

Hannah has always enjoyed coloring and drawing but began actively painting in 2008. Shortly after graduating from school, Hannah began attending an adult day program for people with autism and developmental disabilities known as ADAP. Hannah became the most active participant in their Creative Arts Program. It was there that Hannah was first introduced to the world of painting. 

Hannah was given various materials and was challenged to choose and experiment with different mediums. Slowly, through consistent routine and positive encouragement, Hannah was able to sit down, choose her colors and paint. Hannah prefers to use flat bristle brushes and tempera paint on large canvases and boards. She is best described as a Process Artist and an Action Painter. Painting and creating her art is now the most important part of her day.

Hannah is a very prolific painter. Painting and creating her art is now the most important part of her day. In line with the nationwide movement to support people with disabilities in a more inclusive and individualized manner, Hannah now has her own art studio and produces her work in a private art studio, amongst other artists, at "The Art Factory" in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Art is changing Hannah's life; it is an avenue for her to express herself freely. Painting gives Hannah a universal voice to tell the world that she is a person full of passion, emotions and great talent. 

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
Mon, Feb 18 Closed
Tue, Feb 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Craft Room
Sat, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Lab
Sat, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Canteena Gallery
Mon, Feb 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Craft Room
Tue, Feb 26, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Auditorium
Tue, Feb 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Feb 27, 10:00am - 10:30am

Story Room
Wed, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Computer Lab
Wed, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tinker Lab
Wed, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Level 4 Conference Room
Wed, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Creative Lab
Wed, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Feb 28, 10:00am - 10:30am

Creative Lab
Thu, Feb 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Fri, Mar 01, 10:00am - 11:00am

OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
Fri, Mar 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tinker Lab
Fri, Mar 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Canteena
Fri, Mar 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Urban Room
Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Urban Room
Sun, Mar 03, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Mar 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Mar 04, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Mar 04, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Craft Room
Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tinker Lab
Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Mar 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Tuesday, February 26 2019 at 9:00am

Story Room
Wed, Mar 06, 10:00am - 10:30am

Level 2 Conference Room
Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Wednesday, February 27 2019 at 9:00am

Creative Lab
Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Auditorium
Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 10:30am

Level 2 Conference Room
Thu, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Fri, Mar 08, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Mar 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Canteena
Fri, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

OFFSITE: The Leonardo
Fri, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Auditorium
Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Gallery at Library Square
Sat, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Fireplace Level 4
Sat, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Mar 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Mar 11, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens Monday, February 25 2019 at 9:00am

Craft Room
Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
Tue, Mar 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration opens Tuesday, February 26 2019 at 9:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Gallery
Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Mar 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Tuesday, March 5 2019 at 9:00am

Lower Urban Room
Wed, Mar 13, 7:00am - 8:00am

Story Room
Wed, Mar 13, 10:00am - 10:30am

Conference Room E
Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tinker Lab
Wed, Mar 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Wednesday, February 27 2019 at 9:00am

Story Room
Thu, Mar 14, 10:00am - 10:30am

Story Room
Fri, Mar 15, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Mar 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Canteena
Fri, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Sat, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Art at the Main - Shops at Library Square
Sat, Mar 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Mar 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Mar 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Mar 18, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Mar 18, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration opens Monday, March 4 2019 at 9:00am

Craft Room
Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Mar 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Tuesday, March 12 2019 at 9:00am

Story Room
Wed, Mar 20, 10:00am - 10:30am

Tinker Lab
Wed, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Wednesday, February 27 2019 at 9:00am

Creative Lab
Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens Wednesday, March 13 2019 at 9:00am

Story Room
Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Auditorium
Thu, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Story Room
Fri, Mar 22, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Mar 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Fri, Mar 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Craft Room
Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Sat, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Mar 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Mar 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm