Last Friday we met up with the Artists-in-Residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake. The program is brand new, and it was really great to see what the artists have been up to. Jared Steffensen, who is Director or Education and a driving force behind the residency, gave us a tour of UMOCA as well.
Spiro Arts is having an open house this Friday from 6-9pm! It’s located at the Park City Resort (in Park City, Utah) down the stairs from where lift tickets are sold. I will be showing my in progress animations, paper cuts, etc… :)
The purpose of art residencies is to give artists and other creative types opportunities to get away from their daily grind so they can tap solely
Here’s a still from my newest scene. I’m so glad to be working on something new instead of reworking previous pieces….
I’m in the (slightly tedious) process of restaging my first animation. Basically, I’m reworking each scene to be more refined, intricate, and interesting. Here’s a still from yesterday…
Here’s us Spiro Artists at the Park City Museum.
Shown: Kathleen Scott, Heather Brammeier, Heather Lacher, Carmiel Banasky (http://carmielbanasky.tumblr.com/).
Today fellow resident artist, Allison Lacher ( http://allisonlacher.com), and I went to the Great Salt Lake. I briefly visited it this January when I was passing through Utah, and so it was interesting to see it in another season. The smell was jarring, honestly, and it was interesting (and a little creepy) to see the salt encrusting everything.
Yesterday I drove to Salt Lake City (which is beautiful, btw). I had gone to visit an acoustic music store but on the way I saw signs for an aviary, so I made a stop. It’s the Tracy Aviary located in Liberty Park. It’s gorgeous. There was a red-tailed hawk that I took a ton of pics of for my animation, so I’m counting the visit as research. The birds in the top image were listed as cuckoos, the bottom is an outdoor wetlands area.