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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Middle Fork of John Grade

“Middle Fork” is the newest sculpture created by Seattle based artist John Grade. After spending several weeks on site in the woods of North Bend, John transported plaster molds of a live 140 year-old hemlock tree into the new large-scale artists’ studio for further transformation. The intricate wood structure being built around the casts is made from salvaged old-growth cedar bonded with waterproof glue. Once the smaller pieces are in place and refined, the interior supporting plaster will be removed, leaving a hollow structure. The sculpture will eventually be oriented horizontally and suspended from the ceiling so that the center of the trunk will be at eye level. Limbs will radiate outward toward the floor, walls, and ceiling, allowing visitors to view a familiar organic form from new perspectives.

The finished piece will be displayed at MadArt Space in Seattle, Washington from January 25 through April 25th, 2015, before traveling to art fairs and museums, including the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. After the sculpture has been exhibited it will be placed at the foot of the tree from which it was cast, gradually mossing over and degrading into the forest floor.

For more information, please visit

Link 1 (website of MadArt Space)

Link 2 (website of John Grade)

Your can see more projects of John Grade from Link 2. Clicking on the representative photo of a project will lead to an enlarged version, then clicking on ">>" located at the bottom right corner of the picture will result in more photos of the same project.

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