Summer’s over and all the fun activities have been replaced by the old daily grind? No worries; we may be sporting our fall colors, but the studios are still open and the art is always flowing. Gallery Stroll is held on the third Friday of every month from 6p.m. to 9p.m. September’s Gallery Stroll will take place on the 17th and here are some of the great art shows that will be on exhibit free and open to the public! Salt Lake City’s Women’s Art Center is located at 345 W. Pierpont Avenue. The center is a welcome addition to the Gallery Stroll and a blessing to local women, artist or not. Theresa Flowers has made a name for herself in the art world and now she is giving back to all those who supported her by opening this innovative art center. Classes begin Aug. 30 and include but are not limited to: “Alternative Photography” by Jena Flowers, “Super 8-mm Filmmaking” by Tamrika Khvtisiashvili and “Raw Fashion Design” by Crystal Puckett. A fundraiser for the center will bring local artists together in an exhibit entitled Circle, A Culmination of People, Art and Energy. All the entries will be on wooden circles of varying sizes. The fundraiser will take place Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6p.m.-9p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public the following night for Gallery Stroll from 6p.m.–9p.m. For more information, log on to womensartcenter.org
Café Sha Sha, located at 175 East 400 South, has made a fan out of this writer. A quaint corner café with a European feel, Sha Sha has great food and atmosphere but they go one step further by showcasing local artists and musicians. Albert Wint’s abstracts, portraits and landscapes will be on display starting Sept. 17 with an opening reception from 6p.m.-10p.m.
Art Access, located at 339 W. Pierpont Avenue, is pleased to present the most recent works by Fletcher Booth. The show, titled Puny, makes light of popular cultures that too often don’t or can’t lighten up and laugh at themselves. Booth teaches “Foundation” and “Figure Drawing” at Weber State University and works for the Utah Arts Council. In his ever-so-limited spare time, he likes to have fun with art. “I like to make the most idiotic art you could make,” says Fletcher. Mr. Booth, as usual, you are too modest. This cultural commentary will hang Sept. 9 through Oct. 8 with an opening reception on Gallery Stroll.
Post War Bosnia, a photo essay by Russel Daniels, will hang at the Anderson-Foothill Library, located at 1135 S. 2100 East, from Sept. 18 through Nov. 3 with an artist reception on Sept. 23. Armed with a 1960’s Rolliflex camera, Russel traveled through Bosnia documenting the efforts to rebuild the country after the fall of communism. Russel notes, “The Bosnian landscape reflects and parallels the problems that are being faced currently in Iraq.” He hopes that this photo essay will encourage viewers to consider the consequences of war.
Poor Yorick Studios located at 700 S. 530 West and are opening up their space to celebrate the changing season with the Fall Equinox Show. This intimate setting is perfect for familiarizing yourself with new up-and-coming artists along with the veterans. The show opens at 6p.m. and continues throughout the evening with a special musical guest, Tolchock Trio. It’s one night only, Sept. 17, so don’t miss your chance to see these artists’ studios or it will be spring before they let you in the building again!!!
Viva la art!!!!!