Highlighted Events

Monday, June 11-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.

Curiosity Bibliotherapy
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 2 p.m.

Marriott Library, 1705F

Focused on maintaining one’s curiosity and desire to investigate, this book club follows a traditional format by meeting to discuss the same book. Discussion and readings are short. The club rotates between book genres every month. Pick the genre that most intrigues you, vote for the title you’d like to read, read the book and attend the event “Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled,” by Jon Friedman
An edited collection of essays from comedians and show writers whose stories only went so-so.

Available on the shelf at Marriott Library and the Campus Store.

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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.


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 umfa.utah.edu/visit for more transportation information.

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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. Cost is $60. Register here.