Campus Events

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 8 a.m.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the Topaz Museum in Delta to learn about Chiura Obata, an important Japanese American artist whose art is as captivating as his story.

Begin the day at the UMFA to see “Chiura Obata: An American Modern” free 8-10 a.m. and to create art inspired by his unique style of printmaking and drawing. Then make your own way to Delta and the Topaz Museum by 1 p.m. to see more of Obata’s work and learn about the internment camp where he was held during World War II.

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Friday, June 29 & Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library

Photopolymer intaglio printing with Mare Blocker. Throughout this two-day printmaking exploration, Blocker unveils methods for making images on transparencies and presents strategies for photopolymer intaglio printing and registration. Using black or tonal artwork on clear transparencies, participants expose and develop light-sensitive photopolymer plates. By hand-wiping the plates, participants create original intaglio prints using an etching press. This method is suitable for recreating an impression of a photographic image, rather than a highly detailed version, and is ideal for those who want to reduce toxic materials in their studios. Discussion topics include ink, paper, and dampening choices.

Cost is $205. Register here.

Friday, June 29, 2018 | 7-8 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Nancy Tessman Auditorium, Salt Lake City Library

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center presents Black, White & Mormon II: A conference on race in the LDS Church since the 1978 revelation.

On June 8, 1978, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced President Spencer W. Kimball’s revelation extending the lay priesthood to “all worthy male members . . . .  without regard for race or color.” To mark this event and analyze the Mormon Church’s ongoing efforts to achieve racial equality, the Tanner Humanities Center will host “Black, White, and Mormon II: A Conference on Race in the LDS Church Since The 1978 Revelation.” This multidisciplinary conference is undertaken in collaboration with the College of Humanities’ Simmons Mormon Studies Professor of History Paul Reeve. This follows our 2015 conference on Mormonism and race that received national and international press coverage.  Now, we examine how the LDS church sustains an ever-increasing multiracial and multicultural membership and explore change at the grassroots.

“Black, White, and Mormon II” begins on June 29, 2018, with the Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture delivered by African-American writer, historian, and activist Latter-day Saint Darius Gray. Gray joined the Mormon Church in 1964 and has been a central figure in pressing for racial change and serving as a voice for African American Mormons. This lecture will be from 7-8 p.m.

On June 30, 2018, scholarly and community panels will discuss how African American Mormons understand America’s current racial and religious climate, examine the Mormon Church’s racial policies and practices, and explore the impact of the 1978 revelation. Opening remarks will begin at 8:45 a.m. and panels will run until 5 p.m. A cultural celebration featuring musician Marj Desuis will then occur from 5:30-6 p.m.

All talks and presentations will take place in the Nancy Tessman Auditorium of the Salt Lake City Library Downtown Branch (210 E. 400 South). Events are free and open to the public. The lunch plenary session is also open to the public, but food service is limited; those who would like to eat will need to RSVP here.

Detailed panelist biographies and a full schedule can be found at

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Student Services Building, room 380

Join us to learn about the Impostor Syndrome and how to combat it.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Between HSEB and the Health Sciences Library

Food trucks will be on campus and your purchase helps support Staff Council.

Food trucks attending include: Cup Bop, Taco Cartel, Taste of Louisiana.

‘i’ll Go and Do More’: Annie Dodge Wauneka, Navajo Leader and Activist
Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library, lower level

This summer the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, the Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI) program, and Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) are co-sponsoring the reading of:  “I’ll Go and Do More” by Carolyn Niethammer. The community is invited to gather at NOON in the lower level of EHSL, every Thursday to enjoy a light lunch, and have a lively discussion of the book.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 5-7 p.m.
Lassonde Studios

All welcome to join in this exciting event. Student startups show of their stuff at Lassonde’s summer Demo Day.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library

Leather Binding Fundamentals with Allison Milham and Emily Tipps. Begin the day with a pre-sewn text block and leave with the skills to complete a quarter-leather case binding! This workshop focuses on basic leather edge-paring with a knife and fundamental skills for working with paste and leather. Participants have the opportunity to play with blind tooling on sample maquettes and to pare leather scraps on a Scharf-fix. Depending on individual work flow, some participants may complete the binding during the workshop and others may complete the work at home with provided materials, handouts, and a day of practice.

Cost is $125. Register here.

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Art

Explore the diverse styles of printmaking and painting in “Chiura Obata: An American Modern.” Then drop into the UMFA classroom to try your hand at sumi-e — a Japanese technique of black ink painting that emphasizes the beauty of each individual brushstroke.

This event is free and open to the public.

Free and pay parking is available for weekday visits. Campus parking is free on weekends, except in reserved stalls. Visit for more transportation information.

For more information, go here.

Through Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
Art Gallery, Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Showcasing the art of two classes held by Gemma Joon Bae, Brush on Rice Paper features traditional Korean brush art taught in Utah. The exhibition will include works by students, as well as their instructor, illustrating the customs and symbolism of Korean art while also demonstrating that art itself is all-inclusive. The students consist of docents from UMFA (many of whom have been at the museum for over a decade) and Korean-American women who volunteer together at St Vincent’s Community Center soup kitchen. The classes are relatively new, originally starting in early spring of last year.

Artists: Kelly Park, Elaine England, Soonbok Holley, Rosemary Chung, Brigitte Kirk, Anita Gander, GayLynne Sylvies, Gemma Joon Bae, Geri Siegel, Cindy Bruce, Esther Quintana, Kyong Kim

Artists statement: We, the students of Gemma Joon Bae, study and practice the art of traditional Korean watercolor painting with the goal of developing an understanding and appreciation of the techniques, beauty, and universality of Korean art. With this study we have learned ways by which a culture may be explored and better understood through its customs. While art forms are unique to a particular culture or school of thought, the desire to participate and share in art is universal.

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 |1-5 p.m.
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library

Hitch up your horse for a bit and join us for a half-day, journal making hoe-down. Saddle-up to the long-stitch with expert instruction using ruggedly beautiful materials. Each participant leaves with a 4″ x 3.5″ blank book and the know-how to wrangle hides into book form when ridin’ solo.