STUDIO ON MAIN
Experience a sampling of Kimball Art Center’s current exhibition while on Main Street.
Connecting and Inspiring through Art, Daily.
Kimball Art Center, located at 1251 Kearns Blvd, in Park City, Utah, exists to connect and inspire through art. We do this through international quality art exhibitions and dynamic educational opportunities for the citizens of Park City, Summit County, Wasatch County, and the region’s many visitors.
Through Studio on Main programming, we introduce Park City Kimball Arts Festival visitors to the experiences offered at Kimball Art Center year-round. We hope you enjoy your Studio on Main experiences and visit us at KAC for more connection and inspiration through art.
$5 donations are encouraged, but not required, for Studio on Main programming. QR codes will be available to process donations.
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Artist: Nancy Rivera
The Kimball Art Center’s 2022 Artist-In-Residence, Nancy Rivera, is a Mexican American visual artist based in Salt Lake City. With an art practice influenced by her dual cultural identity and its effects, she often explores code-switching, cultural assimilation, and displacement in her nuanced multimedia work. In Family Portraits, she has used her family’s archive of government-issued IDs and documents as source material to create a series of delicate cross-stitched portraits, tracing three different chapters of her decades-long immigration story. Through this body of work, she shares an alternative version of the American family album.
We invite you to explore Nancy’s use of traditional materials. Use provided examples to practice a traditional Mexican embroidery pattern, or alternatively think about what images, symbols, or shapes remind you of your own family history and traditions, and create your own embroidered pattern or image.
Nancy Rivera will be on-site on Saturday, August 6, 10am-2pm.
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Artists: DAVID ALTMEJD, UTA BEKAIA, YASUE MAETAKE, CATALINA OUYANG
Inspired by the role that an artist’s identity plays in some of the work in our upcoming exhibition, we invite you to create an Identity Wheel. Encouraging self-reflection on the ways we define ourselves in society (gender, race, age, and much more), we gain valuable insight on how we perceive the world, and how the world perceives us. When we are able to reflect on the varied ways that identity manifests in society and impacts our movement through the world, we gain a better understanding of self, others, and the world around us.
CURRENT EXHIBITION: MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS
There are many portraits on view in Kimball Art Center’s current exhibition, More Than A Thousand Words (on view through August 14). Portraiture is the recording of an individual’s appearance and personality, capturing not only the physical characteristics of a figure, but also their psychological characteristics.
We invite you to create a drawing of yourself or another person. You do not need to aim for realism; instead, try using line and color to communicate something unique and personal. Participants can take their portrait home or add it to the community display.