The University Lyric Opera Ensemble and The Utah Philharmonia present Massenet's performance of Cendrillon (Cinderella). April 24-25, 2015, Kingsbury Hall. All under 18 years old are FREE. If you come an hour before the show (6:00 PM), you can even sit in a life-size carriage and get your picture taken with Prince Charming!

Disney Pixar creators, Oscar-winning director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera: Behind the Scenes Animation Presentation,  Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2 – 3pm, Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), Dumke Auditorium

Lennox Larson Scholarship Piano Concert, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:30 – 8:30pm, Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Sundays @ 7 Faculty Spotlight: Beethoven Sonatas, April 26, 2015, 7 – 8pm, Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Salt Lake City Ballet Spring Gala fundraising event "An Evening at the Paris", April 26, 6-9 pm.

SALT Contemporary Dance presents "SURGE", May 6 and 7, 7:30 pm, Leona Wagner Black Box Theater

Salt Dance Fest - The Best Comes West, two weeks of dance, collaboration, and art-making at the University of Utah, June 1 – June 12, 2015

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah is hosting an exclusive audition for ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Thursday, April 16 at 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 5130

"Pushing Boundaries 2015", a Contemporary Ballet Workshop for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers, May 11 - May 22 (Monday - Friday), 10 am - 3 pm, at Salt Lake City Ballet

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, April 3 - 19, Babcock Theatre

The Music Man, May 1 through May 16, 2015, Pioneer Theatre 

Performance Calendar of 2014 - 2015 Season, Department of Ballet , University of Utah 

Performance Calendar of 2014 - 2015 Season, Department of Modern Dance , University of Utah

David Sedaris, April 30, Kingsbury Hall

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

2015 Utah Asian Festival, Saturday, June 13, 10 am - 7 pm, Free Admission and Parking/Everyone Welcome. South Towne Expo Center, Sandy Utah

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

The Artwork of Albert Irvin

Albert Irvin, the British prolific painter, who has died on March 26, 2005 at the age of 92, started out in the 1950s as a figurative artist of the kitchen sink school, but after discovering Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko at a famous Tate exhibition in 1956 he reinvented himself as an exponent of a dazzlingly vigorous abstract expressionism, becoming one of Britain’s most respected abstract artists.

Irvin once described the experience of seeing the Tate exhibition as “like a bomb going off”. It convinced him that the challenge faced by his generation of artists was to try to paint truths about the world without depicting things; to discover whether it was possible to make paintings about reality without resorting to imitation. “Can I make a painting about a human being, about the human spirit, without having to paint noses and feet?” he asked.

He moved into abstraction because, like music, it represented pure experience; there was “no need for interpretation”. As a catalogue to a 2012 exhibition of his work at the Gimpel Fils gallery observed: “For over 50 years, his work has been predicated on the conviction that non-descriptive colours, shapes, brush marks and intimated space can directly express a sense of life in its most essential form.”

More Coverage:

Link 1 (The Telegraph)

Link 2 (Gimpel Fils)

Link 3 (website of Albert Irvin)

Spring, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in/ 152.4 x 121.9 cm:

Beacon II, 1994, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 in / 183 x 152 cm:

Trophy, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 60 in / 231.1 x 152.4 cm:

Rosetta, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in/ 152.4 x 121.9 cm:

Emanuel II, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm:

Andromeda, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48 in / 76.2 x 121.9 cm:

Presence, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 in / 182.9 x 152.4 cm:

Tabernacle III, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm:

Spring II, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm:

Fidelio, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120 in / 213.4 x 304.8 cm:

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