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Action-Packed Overloaded

Art Reception

2023-01-14 16:00:00 2023-01-14 17:30:00 America/Denver Action-Packed Overloaded Art by Scott Stanley · Exhibit runs through Jan 14 to Feb 24. Main Library - The Gallery at Library Square

Saturday, January 14
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-14 16:00:00 2023-01-14 17:30:00 America/Denver Action-Packed Overloaded Art by Scott Stanley · Exhibit runs through Jan 14 to Feb 24. Main Library - The Gallery at Library Square

Main Library

The Gallery at Library Square

Art by Scott Stanley · Exhibit runs through Jan 14 to Feb 24.

Artist Statement

“Hey there!” “Wassup?” “What’s new?” A greeting of discovery to all, and a friendly curious
inquiry into what are the bodacious happenings in your life.
Each of these figure drawings is a one-of-a-kind collection. They all have their peculiar response
to what may be going on in their particular action-packed piece of the universe. There is a lot of
ruckus to deal with, and the frequent commotion overloads even the strongest being. Each of
these figures is constructed with various appendages, and accessories. Every portion is
important for accomplishing goals, overcoming obstacles, pushing beyond the mundane, and
some things are just for good ol’ messing around fun.
Each of us has a personality and a unique character. We all walk past each other daily, and our
circumstances vary in every wobbly direction. Our days are action-packed with the fuss of
everyday competition, the humdrum to-do lists, and uncontrollable distress. The years, the
months, and the hours are battled to the death, and with each skirmish, victory, or loss, we gain
experience. Our character develops new parts, new tools, and our spirits become resiliently
gutsy. When life overwhelms us and shows all its suckiness, and unfairness, we can show up
fully equipped with the knowledge and know-how to go and kick life in its big fat hairy butt!

Artist's Bio

Hey there, my name is Scott Stanley. First, I’d like to say thanks for checking out my art and
taking a sec to read a little bit about me. I am an artist, and I love drawing in my sketchbook. I
loved drawing in lined notebooks as a kid at Crescent Elementary School in Sandy, Utah, and I
loved scribbling in the margins of my notes, during class, while earning a BFA at the University
of Utah. If you work with me presently, sometimes I’ll draw a picture of you while in a meeting. A
sketchbook is full of discovery, and curiosity. It’s a place where you can scribble out ideas, and
visually record memories. You can save pieces of time, and embellish and distort every blank
paper into its own single-page universe. I feel like my favorite artwork is always in my
sketchbook, and so for the “Action-Packed Overloaded” body of work, I wanted to unbind the
drawings in my sketchbook. These drawings are a wizard’s potion, filled with all sorts of
markings made by Acrylic and Watercolor Paint, Pen, Marker, Highlighters, Sumi ink, India ink,
Metallic and Fluorescent Paint, and pencils. You can find me scribbling, painting murals,
illustrating products, and designing websites from the basement of my home in Bluffdale, Utah,
and occasionally while visiting Hakodate, Japan. When not drawing, I like to enjoy a delicious
meal with my wife, or watch cartoons and goof off with my four kids.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Exhibits | Arts & Creativity |

Main Library

Mon, Feb 06 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 11:00AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2022 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, Feb 08, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friends Used Book Sale Area

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Entrance

Tue, Feb 14, 10:15am - 10:45am

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Computer Lab

Wed, Feb 15, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E

Thu, Feb 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Feb 21, 10:15am - 10:45am

Tue, Feb 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab

Wed, Feb 22, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E
This event is full

Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Feb 28, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 01, 10:15am - 10:45am

Thu, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Thu, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Mar 03, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tue, Mar 07, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 08, 10:15am - 10:45am

Thu, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab