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RED BUTTE GARDEN BULBS & BLOOMS FESTIVAL

JANUARY EVENTS AT UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

DECEMBER CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES AT UMFA

JANUARY & FEBRUARY EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

DECEMBER EVENTS AT UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

DECEMBER EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

NOVEMBER EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

OCTOBER EVENTS AT UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

OCTOBER EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

SEPTEMBER EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

SEPTEMBER EVENTS AT UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

AUGUST EVENTS AT UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

JULY EVENTS AT UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

JULY EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

JUNE EVENTS AT UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

JUNE EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

SPRING MARSHMALLOW TREE AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

APRIL EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN

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Red Butte Garden Bulbs & Blooms Festival 

Planning for Spring Daffodils

CONTACT: Bryn Ramjoue’, Communications Director

(801) 209-4910 cell and (801) 581-4938 desk

[email protected]

Kate Randall, Marketing Associate / [email protected]

January 7, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah, Red Butte Garden

This spring, consider a visit to Red Butte Garden to see the growing display of over 450,000 blooming bulbs! The blooms begin in March with ground-covering mini-Iris in various shades of blues, purples, and yellows. Then in April, the show-stopping Daffodils herald the arrival of spring. The Garden has over 227,000 Daffodils and 173,000 other bulbs such as Allium, Anemone, Cyclamen, Galanthus, Hyacinth, and more. Flowering bulbs are not the only showy display—trees and shrubs also blossom all spring throughout the Garden from Serviceberry, Crabapple, Magnolia, and Flowering Cherry, to Pears and Lilacs. 

This spring marks the 30th Anniversary of greeting guests at Red Butte Garden. 

Make your annual spring visit to Red Butte Garden to see the spectacular Bulbs and Blooms display. Check our website for more information about garden tours, flower and art exhibits, history of the Garden, and more.

Red Butte Garden is on the American Daffodil Society list of approved display gardens.  With over 450,000 bulbs including 227,000 Daffodil bulbs of a variety of colors, sizes, styles, and scents, Red Butte Garden has the largest Daffodil display and the largest naturalizing bulb display in the Intermountain West.

http://www.redbuttegarden.org/red-butte-garden-daffodils

 

RED BUTTE GARDEN GENERAL INFORMATION
www.redbuttegarden.org / 801-585-0556

Admission to Red Butte Garden: Free to Garden Members.

General Admission*: Adults (ages 18-64):$10, Seniors (65+):$8, Military ID:$8,

Children (ages 3-17):$6, Children under age three: Free, U of U Faculty/Staff:$8,

U of U students: Free w/valid student ID

  • Winter Hours: October 1 - March 31, from 9AM to 5PM
  • Spring Hours: April 1 - 30, 9AM to 7:30PM
  • Summer Hours: May 1 - August 31, 9AM to 9PM
  • Fall Hours: September 1 - 30, 9AM to 7:30PM

*Enjoy half-price admission December, January & February.

Red Butte Garden closed Thanksgiving Day and December 24 through January 1.

Red Butte Garden is Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum. Our mission is to cultivate the human connection with the beauty of living landscapes. Through our mission we strive to create a community that understands, values, protects and is enriched by the world of plants

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts
January 2015 Events and Exhibitions

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highlights of the Collection Tour
First Wednesday of every month | 6:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays | 1:30 pm
FREE with general Museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

 

Third Saturday for Families: Art with Everyday Objects

January 17 | 1-4 pm | FREE

American sculptor Tony Feher’s new installation in the UMFA’s Great Hall uses everyday objects to create art. Try your hand at creating beautiful art with painter’s tape and transparency paper.

 

Spring Film Series: Creativity in Focus

Wednesday, January 21 | 7 pm | FREE

Co-presented with the Utah Film Center. Additional support provided by CUAC and Modern West Fine Art.

Sol Lewitt

87 min. | 2012 | Netherlands, Italy, USA | Not rated

Directed by Chris Teerink

Despite his success and being one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Sol LeWitt didn't want to become an art personality; he refused prices, didn't want his picture to be taken and hardly ever gave interviews. The film Sol LeWitt, directed by Chris Teerink, is not a biography; the work itself is the point of departure. The beauty of his work raises the question of where conceptual principles end and where the quest for beauty begins.

 

EXHIBITIONS

umfa.utah.edu/exhibitions_current

New Narratives: Recent Work by U of U Art Faculty

CLOSING January 11, 2015

This triennial exhibition showcases the newest work by the University of Utah's Department of Art and Art History faculty and celebrates the working artists who inspire the community through their creative output and their teaching.

 

[con]text

On view through July 26, 2015

The presence of text in art has greatly increased in the modern era, but the relationship of language and visual art have a much longer history.[con]text examines this history as represented in the UMFA’s permanent collection. From an ancient Egyptian wall relief to medieval illuminated manuscripts to the contemporary practices of John Cage, Bruce Nauman, and Willie Cole, this exhibition looks at the way visual artists have harnessed the power of language to communicate, relate, entice, advocate and illuminate. [con]text also explores how language itself constantly evolves, leading to both the loss and creation of meaning.

salt 10: Conrad Bakker

On view through February 8, 2015

Conrad Bakker makes imprecise, to-scale replicas of objects like books, photographs, chairs and motorcycles out of wood and paint to investigate the creation of value and economic systems. Often inserting his handmade facsimiles into the commercial realms of their real commodity counterparts, Bakker circumvents the art market, challenges postmodern perceptions of authorship and authenticity, and questions the distinction between originality and appropriation.

Tony Feher

On view through December 31, 2015

American sculptor Tony Feher has been changing the way we see the world for the past three decades. With a hyper-awareness of the formal qualities of everyday objects—bottles, tape, plastic bags—Feher turns unconsidered, often-discarded materials into poetic sculptures and elegant installations. For this exhibition, the UMFA has invited Feher to help us re-imagine the architecture of our Great Hall with a brand new site-determined installation.

**Exhibition dates are subject to change.

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts
University of Utah 
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
(801) 581-7332

Museum Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 am–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 am–8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am–5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and holidays
Visit our website: umfa.utah.edu 

General Admission
UMFA Members | FREE
Adult | $9
Senior (ages 65+) | $7

Youth (ages 6-18) | $7
Children under 6 | FREE
Out of State College Students | $7
Utah College Students with a valid ID | FREE
University of Utah students, staff and faculty with a valid ID | FREE
Military Families | FREE

For group rates (10 or more) please call 801.581.3580, 24 hours in advance.

Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund, the UMFA opens its doors for FREE on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month.

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December Chamber Music Series

Wednesday, December 10 | 7 pm | FREE

 

Salt Lake City – The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) concludes its fall Chamber Music Series with a free performance Wednesday, December 10, at 7 pm. The series pairs innovative musical talents from the University of Utah School of Music with artwork on display in the UMFA galleries for a multisensory experience. Three pianists will perform works by Claude Debussy and Frédéric Chopin in the second-floor Joan B. and John H. Firmage Gallery, which features works from the UMFA's Art of Utah and the West collection. Here’s the program for the evening:

Kate Poulton

  • Frédéric Chopin –  Nocturne in E-flat Op. 9 No. 2
  • Claude Debussy – Reverie
  • Frédéric Chopin – Berceuse
  • Frédéric Chopin – Ballade No. 1 in G minor

Alyssa Moon

  • Claude Debussy – Suite Bergamesque Prelude
  • Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune

Paul Hill

  • Claude Debussy – La Cathédrale Engloutie
  • Claude Debussy – What the West Wind Saw  
  • Frédéric Chopin – The Ocean Etude (Op. 25 No.12)
  • Frédéric Chopin – The Revolutionary Etude (Op. 10 No. 12)

Visit http://umfa.utah.edu/lectures for more information about the series.

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The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the University of Utah campus in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at 410 Campus Center Drive. The UMFA's mission is to inspire critical dialogue and illuminate the role of art in our lives. General admission is $9 adults, $7 youth and seniors, FREE for U of U students/staff/faculty, UMFA members, higher education students in Utah, and children under six years old. Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program, free admission offered the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Museum hours are Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Weekends, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit www.umfa.utah.edu.

 

Winter Events at Red Butte Garden – January & February, 2015

CONTACT: Bryn Ramjoue’, Communications Director

Cell: 801-209-4910 / Desk: 801-581-4938

[email protected]

Kate Randall, Marketing Associate / [email protected]

 

December 4, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah, Red Butte Garden

Enjoy half-price admission to the Garden in December, January, and February.

Red Butte Garden, Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum, is active all winter with fun activities for youngsters and adults. Winter is a magical time in the Garden, there are over 15 acres of winter wonderland to explore, plenty of birds to watch, and stunning stands of evergreens. Find and follow the tracks of quail, snowshoe hare, and other animals in the snow. Get out of the house, bring your snowshoes or winter boots, and take a hike through the unpaved trails of the Natural Area

 

ART EXHIBITS

Free with Regular Garden Admission

LUCY PETERSON WATKINS FIBER ART, January 23 – March 22

Lucy Peterson Watkins began her career as an artist in 1993 when she began designing websites, shooting photography, and quilting. Since then, these art forms have morphed into what she does nowFiber Art, Mixed Media, and Silk Painting.

http://www.redbuttegarden.org/lucy-peterson-watkins

 

GARDEN TOURS

Free with Regular Garden Admission

GREENHOUSE TOUR, Thursday, February 5  from Noon-1:30PM

Step into the tropical warmth of the Red Butte Garden state-of-the-art greenhouses and take a behind-the-scenes looks at where all of the Garden’s annuals, container, Orangerie, and annual plant sale plants are grown. Register at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org

Find Red Butte Garden Greenhouse photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151254652427971.453150.40925212970&type=3

 

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Fees vary for each class and registration is required.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR COLDS & FLU

Saturday, January 17 from 10AM-Noon

Learn new ways to enhance your immune system with herbal preparations. In addition to reviewing the process of preparing Elderberry Syrup, Fire Cider and an Inversion Tea, students will also take home samples of each. Co-sponsored with Lifelong Learning. Register at 801-587-LIFE or visit www.lifelong.utah.edu

 

BOTANY FOR GARDENERS

Thursdays, February 26 – March 12 from 6:30-8:30PM

Take the guesswork out of gardening. Learn basic plant morphology and terminology, why certain plants should be pruned at different times of the year, best practices for watering, and more.

Co-sponsored with Lifelong Learning. Register at 801-587-LIFE or visit www.lifelong.utah.edu

 

FOR THE KIDS – GARDEN ADVENTURES

Garden Adventures are Saturday semi-monthly kids’ classes held in Em’s Sprout House.

Kids ages 4-12 are welcome with a caregiver (registration cost not required for caregiver).

Class is from 10-11:30AM. Register at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org

Garden Members $5 / General Public $7

  • JANUARY 10 – SCINTILLATING SNOWFLAKES

Learn all about how snowflakes form and why each is unique.

  • JANUARY 24 – HOME TWEET HOME

Discover how birds in Utah survive the winter season and craft your own birdhouse.

 

SCIENCE DAY-CAMP FOR GIRLS: ARCTIC ADVENTURES for Girls in 1st & 2nd Grade

Saturday, February 7 from 9AM- Noon

Jon Red Butte Garden and Hogle Zoo exploring the Garden and learning the winter time secrets of the natural world. Through games, science experiments, treks in the snow, and crafts, discover the cool tricks plants and animals use to survive the winter.  Garden & Hogle Zoo Members $25 / General Public $30.   Register at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org

 

 

Book your Special Event at Red Butte Garden!  801- 585-9563

Amazing mountain and valley views every day of the year!

Corporate parties, meetings, award ceremonies, weddings, anniversaries, memorials, and more.

http://www.redbuttegarden.org/event-rental

 

RED BUTTE GARDEN GENERAL INFORMATION
www.redbuttegarden.org / 801-585-0556

Admission to Red Butte Garden: Free for Garden Members.

General Admission*: Adults (ages 18-64): $10, Seniors (65+): $8, Military ID: $8,

Children (ages 3-17): $6, Children under age three: Free, U of U Faculty/Staff: $8,

U of U students: Free w/valid student ID.

*Enjoy half-price admission December, January & February.

  • Winter Hours: October 1-March 31, open daily 9AM to 5PM
    • Closed December 24- January 1

Red Butte Garden is Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum. Our mission is to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes. Through our mission we strive to create a community that understands, values, protects and is enriched by the world of plants. 

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December Events and Exhibitions at Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Highlights of the Collection Tour

First Wednesday of every month | 6:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays | 1:30 pm
FREE with general Museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.
 
 
Evening for Educators: Transforming the Everyday Object
Wednesday, December 3 | 5:30–8:30 pm
Contemporary artists such as Tony Feher and Conrad Bakker, whose works are currently on view at the UMFA, draw inspiration from and transform common objects into innovative and contemplative new experiences. Workshop sessions will provide ideas for using everyday objects as starting points for creative cross-disciplinary projects in the classroom. 
 
 
Holiday Market in the UMFA Great Hall
Saturday, December 6 | 11 am–5 pm
FREE admission to market and Museum | complimentary gift-wrapping
This year's market will feature classic and contemporary hand-crafted items by local artisans: jewelry, pottery, textiles, prints, flavored chocolate, cacao tea, and holiday items.
 
 
Chamber Music Series
Wednesday, December 10 | 7 pm | FREE
Experience the harmonious convergence of music and art as students from the University of Utah School of Music perform in the galleries of the UMFA.
 
 
Fall Film Series: Creativity in Focus
Wednesday, December 17 | 7 pm | FREE
Co-presented with the Utah Film Center. Additional support provided by CUAC and Modern West Fine Art.
 
Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery
90 min | 2014 | Germany | Not rated
Directed by Anne Birkenstock
 
This mesmerizing, thought-provoking, yet surprisingly amusing documentary chronicles the life and times of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who tricked the international art world for nearly forty years by forging and selling paintings of early twentieth-century masters. Beltracchi was a larger-than-life personality who was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era. 
 
Third Saturday for Families: Make a Clock
Saturday, December 20 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Time is a theme depicted in works of art throughout the Museum, from ancient to contemporary. Be inspired to create your own clock on this Third Saturday. We provide the clockworks and blank face, and you provide the artistic vision. 
 
 
EXHIBITIONS
umfa.utah.edu/exhibitions_current
 
OPENING December 19, 2014
The presence of text in art has greatly increased in the modern era, but the relationship of language and visual art have a much longer history. [con]text examines this history as represented in the UMFA’s permanent collection. From an ancient Egyptian wall relief to medieval illuminated manuscripts to the contemporary practices of John Cage, Bruce Nauman, and Willie Cole, this exhibition looks at the way visual artists have harnessed the power of language to document, to inspire, to inform, and to persuade. [con]text also explores how language itself constantly evolves, leading to both the loss and creation of meaning.
 
New Narratives: Recent Work by U of U Art Faculty
On view through January 11, 2015
This triennial exhibition showcases the newest work by the University of Utah's Department of Art and Design faculty and celebrates the working artists who inspire the community through their creative output and their teaching.
 
salt 10: Conrad Bakker
On view through February 8, 2015
Conrad Bakker makes imprecise, to-scale replicas of objects like books, photographs, chairs, and motorcycles out of wood and paint to investigate the creation of value and economic systems. Often inserting his handmade facsimiles into the commercial realms of their real commodity counterparts, Bakker circumvents the art market, challenges postmodern perceptions of authorship and authenticity, and questions the distinction between originality and appropriation.
 
Tony Feher
On view through December 31, 2015
American sculptor Tony Feher has been changing the way we see the world for the past three decades. With a hyper-awareness of the formal qualities of everyday objects—bottles, tape, plastic bags—Feher turns unconsidered, often-discarded materials into poetic sculptures and elegant installations. For this exhibition, the UMFA has invited Feher to help us re-imagine the architecture of our Great Hall with a brand new site-determined installation.

**Exhibition dates are subject to change.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
University of Utah
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
(801) 581-7332

Museum Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 am–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 am–8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am–5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and holidays
Visit our website: umfa.utah.edu

General Admission
UMFA Members | FREE
Adult | $9
Senior (ages 65+) | $7
Youth (ages 6-18) | $7
Children under 6 | FREE
Out of State College Students | $7
Utah College Students with a valid ID | FREE
University of Utah students, staff and faculty with a valid ID | FREE
Military Families | FREE
For group rates (10 or more) please call 801.581.3580, 24 hours in advance.

Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund, the UMFA opens its doors for FREE on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month.

11/17/2014

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December Events at Red Butte Garden

 
CONTACT: Bryn Ramjoue’, Communications Director
Cell: (801) 209-4910 / Desk: (801) 581-4938 
Kate Randall, Marketing Associate / [email protected]
 
November 10, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah, Red Butte Garden
Enjoy half-price admission to the Garden in December, January, and February. 
 
ART EXHIBITS
 
GLASS ART SHOW, November 7 - December 19
Free with Regular Garden Admission
 
•     The Glass Art Guild of Utah returns to Red Butte Garden for another stunning show of kiln work and blown glass. Large and small pieces including garden art, decorative boxes, sculptural works, and jewelry pieces will display the brilliant colors of this delightful medium. Items displayed will be available for sale.
•     Meet the Artists Reception on Saturday, November 15 from 2-5PM. 
    See Glass Art Show photos on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.10151812127577971.1073741836.40925212970&type=3
 
 
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & ART FAIR
December 6 & 7
Free Admission
 
  Kick-off the holiday season and find unique holiday gifts made by 19 local artists. You’ll find unique handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber art, glass, photography, and more. Free hot chocolate and apple cider. 
    Free Garden admission on Dec. 6 & 7 thanks to Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP).
•     And to make your shopping even brighter, on Dec. 6 & 7 all items sold at the Red Butte Garden Gift Shop will be marked down 10%.
   More info on our website:   http://www.redbuttegarden.org/holiday-open-house
 
 
115th ANNUAL AUDUBON SOCIETY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Saturday, December 20 from 9AM-Noon - Free with regular Garden Admission 
 
Be a part of the 115th Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count – the longest running citizen-science survey in the world providing critical data on bird population trends. Red Butte Garden is once again privileged to be a host this year. 
Space is limited, register early (801) 581-8454 or at: www. redbuttegarden.org/bird-count
 
 
FOR THE KIDS - WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 20 from 10AM-1PM - Free with Regular Garden Admission
 
Winter Solstice has long been celebrated all over the world because it heralds the return of the 
light after the shortest and darkest day of the year. Bring your kids to the Children’s Garden and create head wreaths, winter candles, and more. Sip hot chocolate and make a new-year wish at the 
Yule Log. No registration necessary. 
 
 
The Red Butte Garden Gift Shop is open year-round during regular garden business hours. You’ll find a unique selection of locally made holiday-themed products as well as a wide variety of fun garden inspired gifts including fine jewelry, fun kid’s items, books, and home décor.
 
 
Book your Special Event at Red Butte Garden!  (801) 585-9563
Amazing mountain and valley views every day of the year! 
Corporate parties, meetings, award ceremonies, weddings, anniversaries, memorials, and more. 
 
 
RED BUTTE GARDEN GENERAL INFORMATION
www.redbuttegarden.org / 801-585-0556
 
Admission to Red Butte Garden: Free for Garden Members. 
General Admission*: Adults (ages 18-64): $10, Seniors (65+): $8, Military ID: $8, 
Children (ages 3-17): $6, Children under age three: Free, U of U Faculty/Staff: $8, 
U of U students: Free w/valid student ID.
*Enjoy half-price admission December, January & February.
 
Spring Hours: April 1-30, open daily 9AM to 7:30PM
Summer Hours: May 1-August 31, open daily 9AM to 9PM
Fall Hours: September 1-30, open daily 9AM to 7:30PM
Winter Hours: October 1-March 31, open daily 9AM to 5PM
 
o Closed on Thanksgiving day, November 27
o Closed December 24- January 1
 
 
Red Butte Garden is Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum. Our mission is to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes. Through our mission we strive to create a community that understands, values, protects and is enriched by the world of plants. 
 
11/12/2014