F E A T U R E D  C O V E R   A R T

Into the Ether
Shawn Porter
   
Shawn Porter's installations are developed through his focus on play, material sensibility, and fabrication. Each work is a sketch manifested in three-dimensional space. The ebb and flow of working with and responding to a variety of materials allows a sketch to gradually present itself, generating works that feel natural, effortless, and enjoyable for both maker and viewer.

A-I-R SPACE: OCT 9 - NOV 7
N O T E  F R O M  T H E  E D I T O R 

THE RESPONSE ISSUE

Happy October! As we get ready to don our most comfortable sweaters, we're focusing on how we acknowledge, react, and respond: how local artists Shawn Porter and Lizze Määttälä respond to the materials they are surrounded by; how artist Firelei Báez answered your questions, and what you took away from her art talk and her work; and how you interact with the museum and contemporary art (with a friend, with a beer, with a selfie--we love it all!).

Share your thoughts: communications@utahmoca.org
ART: CANNED, BOTTLED, AND ON TAP

UMOCA and the Utah Brewers Guild Present FLUID ART Autumn 2015

Autumn is here! The time for crunchy leaves, color-changing canyons, and pumpkins is a-brewin'--and let's not forget one of our most anticipated events of the season, #SLCFluidArt!

Last spring, we sipped Epic's light and sour Annex Berliner Weisse while strolling through Adjunct, and we slurped up the foam on Bohemian's Czech Pilsener as we made our way through Panopticon
This fall, we've got six new exhibitions to pair with delectable 4-oz. tastings from 8 local breweries.

OCT 23 | 7-10 PM
"WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR A YOUNG ARTIST?"

"Find authentic ways to generate work that can also be in conversation with the interests of the art field."

When 2015 Catherine Doctorow Prize winner Firelei Báez presented an art talk about her work at UMOCA, we found ourselves impressed and fascinated. Báez's works are distinguished by a stunning and rich visual language, a testimony to the African diaspora and its intertwined cultural histories and narratives. As the artist placed her works into context and answered our questions, we nodded along with the occasional moment of realization: "Oh!"

REACT AND CREATE
Uphill/Both Ways
Lizze Määttälä

Local artist Määttälä's work is an exploration of and response to material and the spaces within which they reside. Määttälä finds materials on streets, in salvage yards, and dumpsters. These materials collect in piles in her studio, enabling a relationship to develop between the objects and her attachment to develop towards the gravity of materials, left to rest or waver.

PROJECTS GALLERY: AUG 28 - NOV 7
Hollow Oak Our Palace Is
Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler

These cocoa mats were produced in response to the displacement of Real Art Ways, an arts organization in Hartford, Connecticut, by the Oak Leaf Development Corporation. Each leaf-shaped mat references Hartford's Charter Oak, which is fabled to have hidden the state's charter from the representatives of King James II, who demanded the dissolution of the colony in 1687.

MAIN GALLERY: AUG 28 - DEC 19
RE-IMAGINED ART SPACES
Drive, Draw, Discover

We've been talking about our new Art Truck, but now we've seen it in action! Just last week, Education Coordinator Elly Baldwin was able to make a two-hour trip for an overnight Art Truck visit, bringing the work of Mary Toscano to four schools in Helper and Price, Utah!

Relax, React, Reflect

We've re-imagined the museum lobby so that it's more welcoming than ever. Stop by during our open hours to flip through some beautiful art books, chat with a friend before you explore the museum, or reflect on the different exhibitions you've just seen.
UMOCA VIGNETTES
Behind the Scenes

You might not expect it, but UMOCA's Executive Director, Kristian Anderson, is quite the balloon connoisseur! Every so often, he sits down in the Main Gallery to craft balloon hats for Mel Ziegler's installation, "Hold Your Breath," as featured in Grandma's Cupboard.
Museum-goer Snapshots

SLC Comic Con 2015 is over, but Halloween is right around the corner! We had this fabulous group of Comic Con-goers visit the museum for the opening of Patterns of Resistance. (We had to check Harley Quinn's mallet and Scarecrow's scythe, though.)
#contemporaryreactions

Thank you to @annayoonicorn for capturing this gorgeous shot from Aundrea Frahm's We Revolve Ceaseless!

We love seeing your photos and thoughts. Just tag us with @utahmoca, #UMOCA, and #contemporaryreactions!

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BEYOND MUSEUM WALLS
Salt Lake Design Week 2015

SLC Design Week helps local designers interact, collaborate, educate and inspire each other in order to build a stronger creative community. This year's events include lectures, tours, workshops, films, exhibitions, and cocktail hours!

OCT 12 - 17 | ALL DAY
National Arts Marketing Project:
Register Now!

Join the Americans for the Arts and NAMP for this insightful, collaborative, and SLC-based conference, during which you'll meet fellow arts marketers and industry experts.

NOV 6 - 9 | ALL DAY
SPOTLIGHT
DONOR SPOTLIGHT

Zions Bank

UMOCA would like to thank Zions Bank for their ongoing generosity to the Salt Lake arts community Zions Bank, whose philanthropy has underwritten UMOCA's Projects Gallery and Art Truck, has stepped up again as the lead sponsor of UMOCA's popular FLUID ART event. Zions Bank's continued support allows us to create and foster partnerships with local organizations such as the Utah Brewers Guild and introduce new communities to contemporary art and UMOCA. Thank you, Zions Bank!
ART SHOP

Curated Collections

With the slow changing of the season from summer to autumn, here are a few locally-made, artisan creations that remind us of October:
  1. Kali Mellus, Leaf Earrings, $35 - $55
  2. Joshua Flicker, Large Jug, $79
  3. Isaac Hastings, Wooden Cuffs, $15
  4. Emily King, Large Terracotta Head, $185
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
OCT 9 | 7 PM
Shawn Porter Opening Night
OCT 10 | 2 PM
Family Art Saturday
OCT 12-17 | ALL DAY
Design Week

OCT 23 | 7 PM
FLUID ART

NOV 6-9 | ALL DAY
NAMP Conference


THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS









The Community 
Foundation of Utah

Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee
Charitable Foundation

Neils & Char Valentiner

Salt Lake City Arts Council

Val Antczak & Barbara Polich

XMission
Deluxe Corporation Foundation

Margaret Willis

Nordstrom, Inc.

Sam & Diane Stewart Foundation

Wells Fargo

Zeke Dumke, IV &
Analecia Dumke

Grandeur Peak
John Bell

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

Richard K. & Shirley S. 
Hemingway Foundation

The Tucker Family

Willard L. Eccles
Charitable Foundation

National Endowment
for the Arts