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Our Place in the World

Art Reception - Exhibit Runs Until June 4

Multi-media portraits, landscapes, and photography by Advanced Arts Students, Salt Lake Arts Academy 7th and 8th Grade · Exhibit runs from May 4 - June 4


This year Salt Lake Arts Academy’s curricular theme has been “Earth.” Students have used this as a metaphorical and literal jumping-off place for creativity in their arts classes. Our Advanced Arts Students were asked: what is our relationship with the Earth? How do history, resources and cultural development change how we view the world, and our place in it?  

The Advanced Arts students have answered these questions by exploring “Place,” “Identity” and “Our Dreams,” through drawing, painting, photography and digital arts. In their work in this show, our students hope to express  who they are, who they would like to be and how their surroundings impact and contribute to their own development. 


Salt Lake Arts Academy (SLArts) is a free public charter school for Grades 5 through 8 in downtown Salt Lake City. Students at SLArts enjoy a rigorous academic curriculum, enriched by daily arts education in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art.  The pieces in this show were created by Advanced Art students in 7th and 8th Grade, under the direction of Elizabeth Wilson and Henry Miller.

Our diverse student body comes to SLArts from throughout the Salt Lake valley. Students are admitted by lottery; there is no special “talent” required to attend our school, and we serve a wide range of learners. We believe that daily arts experiences build creative habits of mind that lead to student success in High School and beyond. 

For more information:

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

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About the library

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2020 for repairs and renovations.

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie 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 structure embraces a 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. 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

Wed, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Jun 03, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Thu, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sun, Jun 07, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Sun, Jun 07, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
New date Sunday, July 12, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Wed, Jun 10, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thu, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Wed, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Jun 17, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Thu, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am

Sun, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Wed, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am

Sat, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Jul 01, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Jul 01, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Thu, Jul 02, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Jul 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm