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Buttars Buttons

Art Exhibit

2023-05-27 16:00:00 2023-05-27 17:30:00 America/Denver Buttars Buttons Buttons by Chalese Buttars • Exhibit runs from May 24 to July 5, 2023. Marmalade Branch - Art Gallery

Saturday, May 27
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-05-27 16:00:00 2023-05-27 17:30:00 America/Denver Buttars Buttons Buttons by Chalese Buttars • Exhibit runs from May 24 to July 5, 2023. Marmalade Branch - Art Gallery

Marmalade Branch

Art Gallery

Buttons by Chalese Buttars • Exhibit runs from May 24 to July 5, 2023.

ARTIST STATEMENT: In 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, I found myself having extra time on my hands so I bought a button maker. I never could have dreamed my random purchase would turn into an obsession with plants, flowers and the beauty of nature. I quickly started spending all my free time collecting plants and creating little designs and wearable works of art. My medium, leaves and flowers, is often disregarded and left to rot. Through my art I hope to instill an appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us in simple things.

ARTIST BIO: Chalese Buttars is a Utah native and had the pleasure of growing up in a small farming community. She graduated with her doctorate degree in audiology in 2015 from Utah State University and spent the first few years of her career traveling to developing countries to provide hearing healthcare. In 2019, she shifted gears to a new role that gave her more time to pursue a love for creating art through plants.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Exhibits | Arts & Creativity |

Marmalade Branch

Phone: 801-594-8680

We're closed Monday May 29
Mon, May 29 Closed
Tue, May 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 31 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 Closed

About the branch

The Salt Lake City Public Library's Marmalade Branch is the anchor of a mixed-use project developed as a key part of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City's master plan for the Marmalade/West Capitol Hill area of the city. The neighborhood serves as a gateway to Salt Lake City from the north, and the Marmalade Branch is both a hub for neighborhood gatherings and an important welcome for visitors, highlighting a focus on development in the area. On-street parking is available on 500 North and 300 West, and UTA routes offer service with stops immediately in front of the Library on 300 West.

The two-story Marmalade Branch, designed by Blalock & Partners Architectural Design Studio and completed in early 2016, provides 18,600 square feet of new construction to support a thriving and growing community. The first floor includes the Moka Cafe, featuring local coffee and chocolate; a Creative Lab with the latest maker technologies like 3D printing and music-making software as well as "old school" tech such as sewing machines and a turntable; a flexible Children's area; and the very popular Music and Movies collection. The second floor includes the Adult collection, study rooms for a range of group sizes, and a large, flexible multi-purpose room with tiered seating to allow for a wide variety of events. The multi-purpose room has already been very popular with the community, hosting community feedback sessions, film screenings, TEDx events, music recitals, and the highly-popular Coffee and Chocolate Society. The second floor also features a wrap-around terrace offering views of the Capitol Building to the east, Salt Lake City's picturesque skyline and landscape to the south and, to the north, views to a public plaza and open green space as part of a new mixed-use development.

The project utilizes an exterior shading device along the west-facing glass to minimize solar heat gain yet still promote a dynamic interaction with the street and passersby. Its compact footprint reduces land use and allows for a high-performance building envelope. The use of LED lights, lighting control systems, occupancy sensors, and daylight harvesting reduce the amount of electrical energy consumption while the flood of natural light creates an inviting interior environment for patrons and an efficient, balanced workplace for staff. In honor of these sustainability features, the Marmalade Branch was awarded the LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 01, 10:15am - 11:00am
Children's Area

Thu, Jun 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Tue, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Thu, Jun 08, 10:15am - 11:00am
Children's Area

Thu, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Sat, Jun 10, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Mon, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Wed, Jun 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Wed, Jun 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Thu, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Jun 15, 10:15am - 11:00am
Children's Area

Thu, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Fri, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Sat, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Thu, Jun 22, 10:15am - 11:00am
Children's Area

Thu, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Mon, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Wed, Jun 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Conference Room

Wed, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room