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"Reinventing Portraits," by Utah's Prison Education Project

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION

2023-12-13 18:30:00 2023-12-13 19:30:00 America/Denver "Reinventing Portraits," by Utah's Prison Education Project Opening reception for "Reinventing Portraits: Paintings from Utah's Prison Education Project." Art Exhibit runs Dec 5, 2023–Jan 14, 2024, at the Main Library's Lower Urban Room. Main Library -

Wednesday, December 13
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-13 18:30:00 2023-12-13 19:30:00 America/Denver "Reinventing Portraits," by Utah's Prison Education Project Opening reception for "Reinventing Portraits: Paintings from Utah's Prison Education Project." Art Exhibit runs Dec 5, 2023–Jan 14, 2024, at the Main Library's Lower Urban Room. Main Library -

Opening reception for "Reinventing Portraits: Paintings from Utah's Prison Education Project." Art Exhibit runs Dec 5, 2023–Jan 14, 2024, at the Main Library's Lower Urban Room.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

In a semester-long art course through the University of Utah's Prison Education Project, students at the Utah Department of Corrections engaged in questions surrounding portraiture in a contemporary setting. Those questions included: How do we wish to portray ourselves to the world? What is at stake in the difference between realism and symbolism? How can we depict inner qualities? Aspirations? Unseen beauty?

Led by artist Mollie Hosmer-Dillard, with invaluable support from Mia Brown, Ashlee Cook, Ruben Gomez, Emily Warneke, Daycy Gomez, and Andy Eisen, 12 incarcerated artists ventured different visual solutions to these problems.


This project was made possible by a grant from the Salt Lake City arts council.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Exhibits | Arts & Creativity |

Main Library


Hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 11:00AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed for 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

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Urban Room

Sun, Mar 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Thu, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Lounge

Fri, Mar 08, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friends Used Book Sale Area

Fri, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friends Used Book Sale Area

Sun, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Mar 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E

Wed, Mar 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Fri, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sun, Mar 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium

Sun, Mar 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Mar 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Friday, March 8 2024 at 9:00am

Sun, Mar 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

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

Wed, Mar 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E

Wed, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium

Thu, Mar 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Mar 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Sun, Mar 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room