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Unborn: Photography by Erika Cespedes

Art Reception

2019-04-08 19:00:00 2019-04-08 20:30:00 America/Denver Unborn: Photography by Erika Cespedes Main Library

Monday, April 08
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-08 19:00:00 2019-04-08 20:30:00 America/Denver Unborn: Photography by Erika Cespedes Photography by Erika Cespedes Exhibit runs from Apr 7 - May 16 Main Library

Photography by Erika Cespedes Exhibit runs from Apr 7 - May 16

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Unborn” is centered on memories of the past and allowing oneself to heal. Raw and painful moments of verbal and emotional abuse wilt into distant memories.

The recovery stages become more eminent as the series narrative evolves, allowing the wounds to be revealed and the healing process to begin. The photographs are a therapeutic journey, bringing closure through self-portraiture. The creation of this work allowed me to deeply explore areas within me and understand that I cannot divide myself in fragments: artist, mother, and woman; finally accepting all roles to live in harmony within.

ARTIST BIO

Ever since Erika can remember her passion has been art, she carried a small toy camera everywhere she went. During her years at the British School of Costa Rica, she was involved in art projects and small 3D installations throughout the school. Her first formal photography class was in high school after moving from Costa Rica to Florida. After graduation, she attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where she obtained an Associates of Science degree in commercial photography and graduated with “Best Portfolio.” Erika relocated to Illinois where she enrolled at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago in order to complete her bachelor’s degree. During this time, her work transitioned from commercial to fine art photography, allowing her to have a much deeper and more personal connection with her photographic career. Fine art photography allowed her to explore her subconscious, and to create meaningful imagery. During her years in Chicago, Erika exhibited work in local art galleries; she was commissioned several times by Pearson Publishing to create images for their culinary books which allowed her to collaborate with award-winning chefs, sommeliers, and writers.

Erika and her son relocated to West Palm Beach, FL in 2014. She was immediately hired as a teaching artist for the Norton Museum of Art and in 2015 she became part of the photography department at the prestigious Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts as an Artist in Residence, while finalizing her Master’s degree in Fine Art Photography at the Academy of Art University. She relocated to Salt Lake City in 2017, where she continues to exhibit work nationwide, helps with program management at a local non-profit and teaches photography at one of Utah’s universities while raising her son along with her partner. Erika is currently represented by UPA Gallery located in Tampa, FL.

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Exhibits   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

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

Story Room
Wed, Mar 20, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Wed, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
This event is full

Creative Lab
Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Urban Room
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

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

Urban Room
Sat, Mar 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

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

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

Story Room
Tue, Mar 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Mar 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

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

Conference Room E
Wed, Mar 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tinker Lab
Wed, Mar 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
This event is full

OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
Wed, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Mar 27, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Story Room
Fri, Mar 29, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Mar 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, Mar 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Apr 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Apr 01, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Apr 01, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Craft Room
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
Tue, Apr 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tinker Lab
Tue, Apr 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Apr 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Story Room
Wed, Apr 03, 10:00am - 10:30am

Level 2 Conference Room
Wed, Apr 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Wed, Apr 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
Wed, Apr 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Apr 04, 10:00am - 10:30am

Creative Lab
Thu, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens Thursday, March 21 2019 at 9:00am

Level 2 Conference Room
Thu, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Fri, Apr 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Apr 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, Apr 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Apr 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
Sat, Apr 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Plot Community Garden
Sat, Apr 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Apr 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

OFFSITE: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Sat, Apr 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Apr 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Apr 08, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens Monday, March 25 2019 at 9:00am

Canteena Gallery
Mon, Apr 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Creative Lab
Mon, Apr 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Monday, March 25 2019 at 9:00am

Level 4 Conference Room
Tue, Apr 09, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Craft Room
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
Tue, Apr 09, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration opens Tuesday, March 26 2019 at 9:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Apr 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Auditorium
Tue, Apr 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Urban Room
Wed, Apr 10, 7:00am - 8:00am

Level 4 Conference Room
Wed, Apr 10, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Apr 10, 10:00am - 10:30am

Tinker Lab
Wed, Apr 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
Wed, Apr 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Apr 10, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Wednesday, March 27 2019 at 9:00am

Story Room
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00am - 10:30am

Story Room
Fri, Apr 12, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Apr 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, Apr 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Apr 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Level 3 Conference Room
Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

OFFSITE: SLCC Community Writing Center
Sat, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Apr 15, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Creative Lab
Mon, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Monday, April 1 2019 at 9:00am

Craft Room
Tue, Apr 16, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:30am

Friends Used Book Sale Area
Wed, Apr 17, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Tinker Lab
Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Wednesday, April 3 2019 at 9:00am

Friends Used Book Sale Area
Thu, Apr 18, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 10:30am

Auditorium
Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Friends Used Book Sale Area
Fri, Apr 19, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Story Room
Fri, Apr 19, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Fri, Apr 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm