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March events in Park City, Utah—-other than skiing

museum photoThe Park City Museum has many events occuring in March, beginning with a lecture entitled: The Golden Age of American Family Vacations on Thursday, March 3.  Listen to author, Susan Sessions Rugh, as she discusses her book of the same title looking at post-World War II family travel and how postwar prosperity and mass consumption initiated the ritual of the family road trip.  Also don’t miss: the final days of Our Lives, Our Stories: The Greatest Generation – an exhibit which is closing on March 16; a welcome-back party and orientation for volunteers on March 8; an evenining of 50’s Family Fun: Craft and Game Night on March 10; and Remembering Topaz and Japanese American Internment on March 15.

image_FDR 5On March 5th the Park City Performing Arts Foundation presents Ed Asner as “FDR“.  Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning acting legend, Ed Asner brings one of America’s most beloved presidents to life in the Theatre Guild’s solo performance drama, “FDR.” Also don’t miss the world renowned dance troupe Philobolus coming back to the Eccles Center on March 12.Founded in 1971 and recognized for its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration, Pilobolus has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century.

egyptianThe Egyptian Theatre launches their Musicals on Main program with tick, tick…BOOM! opening on March 11.  From Jonathan Larsen, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning composer of “Rent,” comes “tick, tick… BOOM! “, the autobiographical story of an aspiring musician named Jon who lives in New York City in 1990.  As his 30th birthday quickly approaches, Jon is worried he has made the wrong career choice as a “promising young composer.” The clock is ticking in more ways than he could ever imagine.

crowd shotRegistration is now open for musicians, performers and artists of all sorts for the fifth summer of Park Silly Sunday Market. Get your registration in early because booths and space sells out early! You can participate in as few or as many Sundays as you like. Over 90,000 friends, neighbors, world travelers, road trippers, guests, and visitors attended the Market in 2010! Come show off your talent, make new friends and keep the old!  See how you can join in the Silliness! There are opportunities for everyone!


Local Gallery and Studio Events
Attend the monthly Gallery Stroll on March 25 and enjoy the following new exhibits and openings.

PCPAA logoThe Park City Professional Artists Association (PCPAA) will meet on March 8 at 6:30 at the Kimball Art Center. The topic of discussion is: Using Social Media to Sell Your Art. Check the PCPAA website for more news and information about the Association’s activities.

RobersonThe Meyer Gallery will present new works by Mary Roberson with a special reception on March 25 at 6pm. Fresh off her one-woman show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, Mary Roerson presents her latest works – large canvases with thick layers of oil in beautiful tonalist colors as well as small frames in warm, lovely encaustic colors. Her subject is the wildlife we often see — birds and owls and bison and elk; and wildlife we don’t often see, such as bears and wolves and eagles.

MooreOn March 25 at 6pm Gallery MAR presents Two Waters – new works Matt Flint and Shawna Moore. The two currents of Gallery MAR’s most popular abstract artists come together for this new exhibition. Enjoy the monthly Gallery Stroll and stop by Gallery MAR to check out this new exhibit. Go to the Gallery website for more information.

cohen_EscapeRoute.40x25 2Through March the Julie Nester Gallery presents works by Jeff Cohen and Chris Gwaltney – bringing together two talented, mid-career artists. Jeff Cohen is a representational artist from Atlanta, GA. His detailed cityscape paintings consist of paintings on individual wood tiles which are then brought together to complete the composition. Chris Gwaltney is an abstract painter from Southern California. His paintings have a lush style generated through the application of multiple layers of paint. Gwaltney’s style is free – he uses rapid gestural strokes to convey great energy.


Happenings Especially for Children and Youth

logo-small_thumbnailARTSPARK, an afterschool outreach program of Spiro Arts, meets at each elementary school in Park City and Ecker Hill Middle School. Classes are taught by Susan Parker and Anita Slevin, state certified, experienced art teachers. Drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts and ceramics are explored. Contact Susan Parker to register at 802-878-7426 or svparker7@yahoo.com.RELEVANTArtists2-2The Kimball Art Center’s RELEVANT 2011 Artist-in-Residence program is now accepting applications. Designed to give selected college and graduate-level art students the knowledge and platform necessary to become successful full-time career artists through in-studio sessions with mentors, panel discussions and networking events with art-industry professionals, and the opportunity to showcase their work at the 2011 Park City Kimball Arts Festival. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2011.

small_catEnjoy Kids Story Time every Thursday morning at Dolly’s Bookstore!

Register now for spring classes at the Kimball Art Center! There are a wide variety of options for students ages 6 and up.


On a daily basis, you can find out what is happening in the local music, visual arts and film scenes from the following presenters:

blackswanThe Park City Film Series has some great films this month including the following: Black Swan, Kings of Pastry, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Way Back and much more.

 

 

mtntownlogo 3Check out who is playing the local music scene by going to the Mountaintown Music website as well as the Park City Live Music website.

gallery assoc 4Go to the Park City Gallery Association webpage to learn about new gallery shows, exhibits, openings, events and the monthly Gallery Stroll.

CANYONS CONCERTS: February 19 – March 19, 2011

Back for another season, our Spring Concert Series will never cease to amaze you. Each Saturday, beginning February 19 and ending March 19, we’ll bring you live music. So after a great day of skiing and riding at Utah’s premier resort, come on down to the Resort Village, take off your boots, and put on your dancing shoes!

All concerts are Free and begin at 3:00pm.

Saturday Spring Concert Series:
Saturday, February 19: Downright Blue
Saturday, February 26: Radius
Saturday, March 5: Holy Water Buffalo
Saturday, March 12: Swagger & Codi Jordan Band
Saturday, March 19: Tim Wray & Fat Paw

NOTE: No outside alcohol is allowed in for our spring concerts. We will have food and beverage options available in the Resort Village, so don’t worry! And, please carpool.


To get more information about all area arts and culture happenings, gologo only 5 to the Park City Summit County Arts Council website at www.pcscarts.org.