Granddaughters of God: Original works by Jerusha Samuel

Exhibit: January 16th - February 10th

Artist Reception: Friday, January 20th 6-8 PM

I read a quote once that said our "Artwork is God's grandchildren." I employ painting in order to process what it means to be female in this world, and as a result the majority of my subjects are girls and women. I explore what I consider to be the sacredness of experiencing womanhood, but I also venture into the dark margins of femininity that we are pushed into as "the weaker sex." Lately I have been focusing on the beauty and diversity that exists in us, and have been celebrating the vast beauty that is in our hearts and minds, reflected in our different skin, hair, bodies, and voices.   

 

FREE Film screening: Black america since mlk and Still I Rise

Thursday, February 2nd 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Every aspect of the series - Its visual approach, music, narrative scope, and Gates' intimate tone- is crafted to feel vibrant and relevant, to raise precious that are provocative and thoughtful. How far have we come towards racial equality since the civil rights era? What does it mean to be black today? How can we have a black president while events like Ferguson continue to occur? All of Americans, whatever their race and whenever they were born, want to make sense of the last fifty years of our history. The series drives straight to the heart of those questions with uncompromising honesty, rejecting the conventional narrative of our times to make history tangible, immediate and compelling.

Come join us and KUED for a free screening of, "Black America Since MLK and Still I Rise." Conversations will follow the film.

 

charming marks works by michael edwards

February 6th - March 3rd

Artist Reception: Friday, February 10th 6-8 PM

"No matter seemingly random or even apathetic, every mark made by an artist is an authentic record of that individual's experience. That said, every mark is also something in itself, separate from that being which willy-nilly brought it into existence. while i acknowledge the connection between mind and my work i don't want to enslave them as my proxies. Each of my paintings is a diverse collage of colors and marks, which i have allowed to grow into a unique face. More recently I've been interested in seeing how much figuration i can eliminate while still retaining a facial resemblance. To that end, you may notice the inorganic forms such as blocks, triangles, and straight lines starting to invade some pieces. the harder shapes and lines serve to both to reinforce and contradict the dovetail of marks in participating in overall countenance. I hope these faces will allow my marks to live full and interesting lives in hour minds without a shackled subservience to my own. I fantasize that one day they will grow hands and feet and make their way back to their fathers grave to say "hello"."

 

 

 

community garden design event: presented by Wasatch Community gardens

Wednesday, February 8th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

For details please visit https://wasatchgardens.org/

 

 

 

FREE TAX HELP

From January 30 to April 18 2017

Monday 1:00-4:00 pm

Tuesdays 5:30-8:00 pm 

Fridays 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment.

 

 

 

CITIZENSHIP CLASS

Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The International Rescue Committee with the Sorenson Unity Center are offering FREE Citizenship classes for anyone who would like help preparing for the United States Citizenship Exam.  Come and learn in a fun and relaxing classroom setting!

 

 

 

ESL CLASSES

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is a FREE course offered to adults of all English speaking levels.  To register bring a valid form of ID to the instructor during class hours.

 

 

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS CLASSES

The Technology Center offers free classes for beginners or people who want to improve their computer skills. Call 801-535-6536 or visit the tech center page for more information.