Pardon the dust at the Kimball Art Center
November 10, 2009
Passersby will notice some scaffolding and hammering at the Kimball Art Center for the next few weeks. It’s not Santa’s workshop, but a team of contractors sectioning off parts of the gallery to make some much-needed, long-overdue roof repairs before the weight of winter arrives. Inside, it’s business as usual.
Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO sculptures exhibit, "Art of the Brick," runs through Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Main Gallery. Works by Mark England are on display in the Badami Gallery through Nov. 15 and a collection of artwork created by members of the Park City Professional Artists’ Association is in the Garage Gallery through Nov. 22. . The Kimball is also featuring its regular monthly events, including an Art Talk on Nov. 17 and the Park City Gallery Stroll on Nov. 27.
Voted "Best Art Class" in the Salt Lake City Area, the Kimball Art Center recently released its new winter schedule with classes beginning every week Nov. 2 through Jan. 7. With more than 70 classes ranging from pottery, painting, drawing and jewelry to knitting, mixed media, stained glass, and digital and darkroom photography, there’s something for everyone. New Open Studios sessions are scheduled throughout the winter, with each session geared toward a specific medium and instructors on hand to assist artists with their projects. Open Studio fees are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
If you’re looking for special gifts this season, the Kimball Art Center will host its annual ornament display and sale Nov. 27 through Jan. 5 in the Garage Gallery. Colorful glass ornaments made by artists from across the country, as well as a variety of creative, art-inspired wreaths made by the Kimball’s Young Artists, will be available for purchase.
In the Badami Gallery from Nov. 20 through Jan. 14, Utah artist Kevin Hogge’s exhibit, "Left to the Elements" examines the influence that nature and the man-made world have on one another. In his paintings, abandoned trucks and industrial equipment are just some of the objects that struggle to exist or are enhanced by the elements of nature. The passing of time is inevitably molding both, creating a relationship as they change over time. His oil paintings of rusted vehicles, farm implements and dilapidated buildings are recurring themes, hinting at the glories and secrets of the past.
Hours at the Kimball Art Center are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more details on upcoming events, exhibitions or classes, please visit http://www.kimballartcenter.org or call 649-8882.