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An Underness of Being

Art Reception

2019-03-09 16:00:00 2019-03-09 17:30:00 America/Denver An Underness of Being Main Library

Saturday, March 09
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-03-09 16:00:00 2019-03-09 17:30:00 America/Denver An Underness of Being Pieces By John Sproul, Exhibit runs from Mar 9 - Apr 26 Main Library

Main Library

The Gallery at Library Square

Pieces By John Sproul, Exhibit runs from Mar 9 - Apr 26

John will be exhibiting with Nancy Starks

ARTIST STATEMENT 

A neurologist can tell from a person’s walk how well the nervous system is working and psychologists can determine certain mental disorders from the same observation.  As science progresses it is discovering more and more the significant role the body and its language plays in revealing the inner self.  Every movement says something about who we are.

Our bodies and their language doesn’t just say something about each of us as individuals, but it also tells about all of us as a whole.  It is what body language states about all of us that I am most interested in.  As science has and is discovering, there are many tangible things that can be learned from the body, but there are also many intangible things that can be discerned.  It is my endeavor to push against the lines that divide the tangible from the intangible.

Through my personal experiences coupled with my studies in eastern/western philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology and behavioral science I have come to an understanding that a lot of our communication is done through the body and that we are all connected together through its language. My work is a conversation with this language about us.

ARTIST BIO

John Sproul has been a professional artist for 25 years and has been actively involved in the art community.  He has exhibited throughout the United States, (including New York and extensively in Los Angeles), parts of Europe and Malaysia.  Some of the venues he has exhibited in include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; The Painting Center, New York; The Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Germany; and the Sienna Art Institute, Italy.  As an advocate for the arts he served on the UMFA’s FOCA Executive Committee from 2006-2013 and was Chair in 2013.  He co-founded and directed the Art Group (2007-2015); founded and directed the Foster Art Program (2009-2011); founded and directed the Utah Contemporary Art Think Tank (2010-2011); and currently owns and operates Nox Contemporary Art Gallery (a project oriented, non-commercial gallery).

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

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Hours
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 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.

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Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 11:00am

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Computer Lab
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Craft Room
Tue, Apr 30, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
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Auditorium
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Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 10:30am

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Level 2 Conference Room
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Story Room
Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, May 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, May 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Creative Lab
Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Canteena
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Computer Lab
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Story Room
Mon, May 06, 10:00am - 11:00am

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Creative Lab
Mon, May 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Craft Room
Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
Tue, May 07, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tinker Lab
Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
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OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
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Story Room
Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, May 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Story Room
Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 10:30am

Rooftop Terrace
Fri, May 10, 7:00am - 8:00am

Story Room
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Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, May 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
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Fri, May 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sat, May 11, 2:00am - 3:00pm

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Auditorium
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Story Room
Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Canteena
Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Plot Community Garden
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Computer Lab
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Story Room
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Computer Lab
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Creative Lab
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Craft Room
Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
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Registration opens Tuesday, April 30 2019 at 9:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, May 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Wednesday, April 24 2019 at 9:00am

Creative Lab
Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Story Room
Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 10:30am

Level 4 Conference Room
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Story Room
Fri, May 17, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, May 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, May 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Sat, May 18, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Sat, May 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Shops at Library Square - Art at the Main
Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Canteena
Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Auditorium
Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Computer Lab
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Story Room
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Level 2 Conference Room
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Creative Lab
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Craft Room
Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
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Story Room
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Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Computer Lab
Wed, May 22, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens Wednesday, May 8 2019 at 9:00am

Story Room
Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 10:30am

The Plot Community Garden
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Creative Lab
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