Lake City Arts And Culture – Lake City Journal http://lakecityjournal.com/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 07:59:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://lakecityjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Lake City Arts And Culture – Lake City Journal http://lakecityjournal.com/ 32 32 Two of the best colleges in New Jersey are here in Mercer County http://lakecityjournal.com/two-of-the-best-colleges-in-new-jersey-are-here-in-mercer-county/ http://lakecityjournal.com/two-of-the-best-colleges-in-new-jersey-are-here-in-mercer-county/#respond Tue, 19 Oct 2021 06:20:40 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/two-of-the-best-colleges-in-new-jersey-are-here-in-mercer-county/

I have my fair share of interns here at 94.5 PST and one thing I can say about each and every one of them is that they are very proud of the college they attend. Most interns go to school here in New Jersey.

The question is, are they going to the best college in New Jersey?

We came across a poll created by Wallet Hub that shares the college and university rankings of 2022. In this survey, we found that Princeton University is ranked as the second best university in the country.

The categories by which each school was ranked included student selectivity, cost and finance, faculty resources, campus security, campus experience, educational outcomes, and career outcomes.

In addition to being the second best overall school, Princeton University was also ranked 3rd for highest admission rate, 1st for highest graduation rate, and 5th for lowest student loan debt.

Best of all, Mercer County is home to two of the best colleges in the state. According to Wallet Hub, the College of New Jersey is the fourth best college in the Garden State. You can certainly be proud of that.

Here are Wallet Hub’s split rankings for the top 10 colleges and universities in New Jersey.

  1. Princeton University
  2. Stevens Institute of Technology
  3. Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  4. The College of New Jersey
  5. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  6. Rutgers University-Newark
  7. Rutgers University-Camden
  8. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  9. Stockton University

The popular Rutgers University-New Brunswick took 95th place overall.

READ ON: Here are the best places to retire in America

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/two-of-the-best-colleges-in-new-jersey-are-here-in-mercer-county/feed/ 0
Zeal & Ardor cheer on aggressive new song ‘Gotterdammerung’ http://lakecityjournal.com/zeal-ardor-cheer-on-aggressive-new-song-gotterdammerung/ http://lakecityjournal.com/zeal-ardor-cheer-on-aggressive-new-song-gotterdammerung/#respond Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:28:30 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/zeal-ardor-cheer-on-aggressive-new-song-gotterdammerung/

Turn up the volume and grab something as Zeal & Ardor are ready to blow you away with one of their most energetic and powerful tracks. Listen to “Götterdämmerung” from their upcoming self-titled album in the player below.

The song is filled with chugging rhythms that are sure to make your head nod, while singer Manuel Gagneux alternates between aggressive screams in the verses and a cleanly sung chorus.

Frontman Manuel Gagneux comments: “‘Götterdämmerung’ is our nudest song so far. No gimmicks, no frills, no distractions, just anger. Most of it is [sung] in German, which attracts your attention and heralds the beginning of a new perspective. This is Götterdämmerung. “

The song follows the disturbing lead single “Run”, the attention-grabbing “Erase” and the most recent single “Bow”. All four songs will appear on the upcoming self-titled album, which will be released on February 11th via MVKA. Pre-orders are currently being accepted here, you can search for the single “Götterdämmerung” via the platform of your choice at this location.

In the run-up to the new album, Zeal & Ardor have booked their return to the US concert stages for the end of this year. Take a look at the dates listed below and get ticket information here.

Zeal and passion, “Götterdämmerung”

Eifer & Ardor 2021 US tour dates

November 16 – Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
November 18 – Boston, Mass. @ The Wang Theater
Nov 19 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theater
Nov 20 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
November 21 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Nov 23 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Ryman Auditorium
Nov 24 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Eastern
Nov 26 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Nov 27 – Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom
Nov 28 – Sugar Land, Texas @ Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land
Nov 30 – Mesa, Arizona @ Mesa Amphitheater
December 1st – Los Angeles, California @ Hollywood Palladium
December 2nd – Oakland, California @ Fox Theater
December 4th – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Union
December 5th – Denver, Colorado @ The Mission Ballroom

The best metal songs of 2021 (so far)

Loudwire’s picks for the best metal songs of 2021 yet.

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/zeal-ardor-cheer-on-aggressive-new-song-gotterdammerung/feed/ 0
Opening of the Anishinaabe Art Festival for July 2022 http://lakecityjournal.com/opening-of-the-anishinaabe-art-festival-for-july-2022/ http://lakecityjournal.com/opening-of-the-anishinaabe-art-festival-for-july-2022/#respond Wed, 13 Oct 2021 02:42:30 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/opening-of-the-anishinaabe-art-festival-for-july-2022/

October 12 – BEMIDJI – The first-ever Anishinaabe Art Festival takes place July 22-23, 2022 at the Sanford Center.

“Through the lens of the arts, the festival will celebrate the richness of the history, culture and people of Anishinaabe,” said a press release. “The planning team, core partners and local artists are preparing for a dynamic event where we can all come together to share stories and share cultural values ​​through craft, visual arts, dance, food, storytelling and fashion.”

In 2019, 4-Directions Development, Leech Lake Financial Services and Gizhiigin Arts Incubator met with representatives from the Native American art community, regional art organizations and the city of Bemidji to discuss ways to use art as an economic and community development tool, Release said.

As a result, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town scholarship program, the group developed the first Anishinaabe Art Festival.

“This is a great opportunity to celebrate the artistic legacy of the Anishinaabe community while providing an opportunity for artists to get known and develop their art,” said Nate Mathews, Bemidji City Manager.

Anishinaabe Art Festival will also help develop the artist business.

“Our artists are so important to our reservation economies and can add tremendous value to the Bemidji and regional economies,” said Sharon James, executive director of 4-Directions Development. “We have to support them like any other company.”

Please visit the Anishinaabe Art Festival Facebook page for more information.

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/opening-of-the-anishinaabe-art-festival-for-july-2022/feed/ 0
Honor Indigenous Peoples Day, cheer on Utah jazz, and enjoy Halloween fun http://lakecityjournal.com/honor-indigenous-peoples-day-cheer-on-utah-jazz-and-enjoy-halloween-fun/ http://lakecityjournal.com/honor-indigenous-peoples-day-cheer-on-utah-jazz-and-enjoy-halloween-fun/#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 20:08:42 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/honor-indigenous-peoples-day-cheer-on-utah-jazz-and-enjoy-halloween-fun/

Here’s your outlook on local events in Salt Lake City during the week of October 10-16.

Dallas Mavericks striker Maxi Kleber (42) and Utah Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson (00) battle for control of the ball in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, October 6, 2021. (AP Photo / Michael Ainsworth)

Monday October 11th

Tribal People’s Day:

You can honor indigenous cultures by hearing Darren Parry, a former chairman of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation, talk about his book, The Bear River Massacre, which depicts the slaughter of hundreds of Shoshone men, women and children in the Year 1863 told by US Forces in what is now Preston, Idaho. This free event is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival and will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library, Glendale Branch (1375 S Concord St., Salt Lake City).

Wednesday October 13th

Cheer for Utah Jazz:

You can attend a game of Utah Jazz versus Milwaukee Bucks at Vivint Arena. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm, with remaining tickets between $ 8 and $ 600 each. The Utah Jazz and Vivint Arenas require all viewers 12 and older to provide proof of full vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the game. Guests under the age of 12 can only be at the venue if they wear a mask at all times, although it is not required for anyone over 12 – highly recommended. You can book at bit.ly/3FmddvT.

Saturday October 16

Watch a live dance performance:

It’s Been a While Dance Company presents “The Haunted Forest,” the story of a couple’s night out that turns into a nightmare. Production begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City). Masks are highly recommended, even for those who are fully vaccinated, as guests can sit without social distancing. Tickets are $ 6 for children 12 and under and $ 12 for adults.

Shop at a Halloween market:

Enjoy Halloween festivities at Makers Hive Market’s spooktacular event from 12pm to 4pm at The Gateway on the Plaza (10 Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City). This free event features a Trick or Treat path, live music, photo ops, and 25+ local manufacturers to shop at. Costumes are welcome. You can register at bit.ly/3FkTJYC.

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/honor-indigenous-peoples-day-cheer-on-utah-jazz-and-enjoy-halloween-fun/feed/ 0
As more and more people move to the Black Hills, more affordable housing is needed – KELOLAND.com http://lakecityjournal.com/as-more-and-more-people-move-to-the-black-hills-more-affordable-housing-is-needed-keloland-com/ http://lakecityjournal.com/as-more-and-more-people-move-to-the-black-hills-more-affordable-housing-is-needed-keloland-com/#respond Sun, 10 Oct 2021 13:11:36 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/as-more-and-more-people-move-to-the-black-hills-more-affordable-housing-is-needed-keloland-com/

This week in KELOLAND

News /

On the move: The need for affordable living space is growing; Augustana marching band returns; Boredom on Sunday

News /

Oh, if the Vikings invade (again)

News /

As more and more people move to the Black Hills, more affordable housing is needed

News /

PHOTOS: Midwest Honor Flight lands in Washington DC

News /

The growing need for affordable housing in the Black Hills

News /

PREVIEW: March back at Augie

News /

SportsZone Saturday: Two O’Gorman students play for Stampede and Team USA; SDSU and USD are each preparing tough home games

News /

KELOLAND On The Go Saturday October 9th

News /

Spectator Choice Game of the Week – Elkton-Lake Benton vs. Florence / Henry

News /

Powerhouse Plays – October 8th

News /

“It’s time to go”: 121 Vietnam veterans are ready for the Midwest Honor Flight to Washington DC on Saturday

News /

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/as-more-and-more-people-move-to-the-black-hills-more-affordable-housing-is-needed-keloland-com/feed/ 0
Native American Culture Spotlight on Washington High School – KELOLAND.com http://lakecityjournal.com/native-american-culture-spotlight-on-washington-high-school-keloland-com/ http://lakecityjournal.com/native-american-culture-spotlight-on-washington-high-school-keloland-com/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 23:27:34 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/native-american-culture-spotlight-on-washington-high-school-keloland-com/

“There are a lot of cool ideas”: The future of Falls Park

News /

Is it Too Hard to Become a Reviewer in South Dakota?

News /

Coyotes are facing a tough test and are home to the No. 13 in North Dakota

News /

Almost 2 feet long radish, harvested in Sioux Falls

News /

South Dakota is on fire

News /

Third Round: SDSU will play Southern Illinois for the third time in seven months

News /

KELOLAND.com Top 5 plays in September

News /

Looking forward to the high school football playoffs

News /

“Should we dismiss a trust in Bill Cosby?” Official says the trust industry brings high paying jobs to the state

News /

More than 20,000 South Dakotans served in the Vietnam War

News /

Cost of Living: The rising rental prices

News /

University opportunity centers will have room for diversity, says the representative

News /

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/native-american-culture-spotlight-on-washington-high-school-keloland-com/feed/ 0
Faribault Alderman likes Hometown Hero Banner Idea http://lakecityjournal.com/faribault-alderman-likes-hometown-hero-banner-idea/ http://lakecityjournal.com/faribault-alderman-likes-hometown-hero-banner-idea/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 22:24:58 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/faribault-alderman-likes-hometown-hero-banner-idea/

The Tuesday evening of the Faribault City Council held a working session in the City Hall.

Paul Penansky, director of city parks and recreation, told council members he met with Virginia Van Sluis and Chamber President Nort Johnson in mid-September about an idea the Elks Lodge of Faribault would like to pursue.

Van Sluis was on vacation in Virginia when she saw banners in a community showing military personnel.

Mayor Kevin Voracek told KDHL on the 8:05 am report he and the council think it’s a great idea.

The moose would provide the funding. There would be no cost to the city other than the work of putting up the banners.

Current and former service members could be honored by the community. The banners would have a picture of the hometown hero. They would replace some of the current banners in the city center.

Other possible areas for the banners would be the Riverbend, Bluff, and Mills areas, which currently have banners.

The suggestion is to replace every other banner for up to 6 months and replace it with the next set of hero banners.

The banners could be updated every November and May.

There are still some details to be worked out, but Mayor Voracek believes it will become a reality.

Check this out.

The 100 best places to live in the Midwest

There might be some surprises here.

LOOK: This is the richest city in every state

Just mentioning the names of these cities immediately evokes images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and posh restaurants. Read on to see which city in your home state received the title of richest location and which city had the highest average income in the country. Who knows – your hometown might even be on this list.

The 100 best places to live in the Midwest

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/faribault-alderman-likes-hometown-hero-banner-idea/feed/ 0
The St. Louis Zoo appoints Dwight Scott, director of the San Diego Zoo, as the next president http://lakecityjournal.com/the-st-louis-zoo-appoints-dwight-scott-director-of-the-san-diego-zoo-as-the-next-president/ http://lakecityjournal.com/the-st-louis-zoo-appoints-dwight-scott-director-of-the-san-diego-zoo-as-the-next-president/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:08:00 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/the-st-louis-zoo-appoints-dwight-scott-director-of-the-san-diego-zoo-as-the-next-president/

The next president and CEO of the St. Louis Zoo will be an accomplished leader dedicated to the care of wildlife, zoo officials announced Tuesday.

Dwight Scott, managing director of San Diego Zoo, will take over in St. Louis when longtime guide Jeffrey Bonner departs in January.

Ken Bohn

Dwight Scott will come to St. Louis after running the San Diego Zoo since 2013.

Scott took the helm in San Diego in 2013. The Missouri native previously served as Executive Director and CEO of the Oklahoma City Zoo, and as deputy director of the Tulsa Zoo. He also worked at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida.

The search committee was impressed with Scott’s 30 years of experience in the field, said Cynthia J. Brinkley, chair of the St. Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission, which oversees the zoo.

“He has a tremendous passion for conservation and certainly believes that diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion programs are really critical to the organization and community,” said Brinkley.

Bonner has been running the St. Louis Zoo since 2002. One of his achievements is the creation of the zoo WildCare Institutewhich is committed to saving endangered animals at 17 locations around the world.

During Bonner’s tenure, the private fundraising group St. Louis Zoo Foundation did spent $ 7.2 million on 425 acres in the Spanish lake. The zoo is planning to build a wildlife park and a breeding facility there, which could be opened as early as 2026. In 2018, St. Louis County voters approved a sales tax increase to raise additional annual funds for the zoo.

“It is really a challenge to sum up your success in 19 years in a few sentences,” said Brinkley of Bonner. “He made a lasting impression on the St. Louis Zoo, and we hope to take on his legacy and not just build on it, but grow it and add more. He has had a very successful career and we were very fortunate to have him as our leader. “

Scott is from Chillicothe in Livingston County. He received his bachelor’s degree in humanities with a major in anthropology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He began his career in the zoo area as a zoo keeper the Kansas City Zoo.

“Growing up in Missouri, I was inspired by visits to the Saint Louis Zoo,” Scott said in a statement. “I look forward to taking the Saint Louis Zoo to new heights, as Dr. Bonner, Charlie Hoessle, Marlin Perkins, George Vierheller and all previous leaders of this world-class organization over the years have done. “

Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @jeremydgoodwin

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/the-st-louis-zoo-appoints-dwight-scott-director-of-the-san-diego-zoo-as-the-next-president/feed/ 0
A Hollywood retelling of the great Chicago fire – Chicago Magazine http://lakecityjournal.com/a-hollywood-retelling-of-the-great-chicago-fire-chicago-magazine/ http://lakecityjournal.com/a-hollywood-retelling-of-the-great-chicago-fire-chicago-magazine/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:56:54 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/a-hollywood-retelling-of-the-great-chicago-fire-chicago-magazine/

At the beginning of In old Chicago, Darryl F. Zanuck’s 1938 disaster epic about the Great Fire of Chicago, this message flashes across the screen: “WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF THE CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN PREPARING THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND FOR THIS PRODUCTION.”

That was a nice greeting to a local institution, however In old ChicagoThe history of Chicago in 1871 is correct in only one way: a number of buildings burned down. As it turned out, that was all it took to wow the cinema audience.

At the beginning of the film, the O’Leary family of “Molly” (the mother’s name was actually Kate), her husband Patrick and their sons Jack and Dian drive a covered wagon through the prairie to Chicago on the last leg of their journey. the up-and-coming metropolis where they will all win their fortunes. Suddenly Patrick is pulled from the driver’s seat and dragged to his death by a team. (In fact, Patrick survived the trip to Chicago.) Widow O’Leary (Alice Brady in an Oscar-winning performance) settles in The Patch, a ravaged lot of ramshackle houses southwest of downtown, where she makes a living with the laundry.

A second message to viewers describes the Chicago of 1854 in faux sandburgeese as “A city of easy money, easy ways, ugly, dirty, open day and night to newcomers from all over the world … a struggling, laughing, aggressive American city “. . “(This is mostly still true.)

In this crude but exciting town, Mrs. O’Leary’s sons become civil greats and develop a Cain-and-Abel / Goofus-and-Gallant relationship on the side. Jack played by a young Don Ameche – half a century ago cocoon – is a sincere lawyer who fights against election fraud and is elected mayor on a platform to purge The Patch: “Everything rotten in Chicago comes from The Patch,” he explains. (Most politicians of the 1870s had more facial hair than Ameche’s cheap mustache. Roswell B. Mason, Chicago’s actual mayor from 1871, grew a chest-length beard.)

Jack’s younger brother Dion (a dashing Tyrone Power) sets out to become the most successful and well-connected saloon keeper in town. At dinner at Palmer House, he offers a meat-chopped senator $ 1,000 a month for political and financial support of a saloon in “the busiest corner of town” with his lover, choir girl Belle Fawcett (played by Alice Faye) as the main attraction . It’s in the Senator’s interest because the saloon will allow Dion to control the votes in The Patch.

It wouldn’t be a Chicago movie without a subplot about shady politics. Dion accepts $ 10,000 to aid a rival pub owner as mayor – and then plans to take his brother Jack to City Hall instead, despite their differences over reforming The Patch.

“You took his money,” protests Belle as Dion reveals his duplicity.

“Sure, and I’ll choose it myself if I need to – but I didn’t say how The Patch would vote,” says Dion.

“Why is this?”

“Politics. He would stab me if he could and I just want to beat him.”

“Well, you dirty dog.”

You really won’t be missing out on much if you skip the first hour and a half In old Chicago and just look at the last 24 minutes. In old Chicago was one of Hollywood’s original disaster films. Zanuck was inspired by the success of MGM’s San Francisco, a film about the 1906 earthquake. The studio spent $ 500,000 of the film’s $ 2 million budget to build an 1854 replica of Chicago, then build another 1871 replica of Chicago and them Burn to the ground. After a 1937 tribune Articles about the production:

The Palmer House Headquarters, Field, Head & Co. Store, Chicago Tribune, Old Rice Theater, Mansion, City Hall, Adams Express Company, Illinois Central, Goodrich Shipping Company, Nineteenth Regiment Armory , Benziger’s bookstore – all of this and hundreds of other buildings that defined Chicago in 1871 have been remodeled or rebuilt. The town hall was made of stone.

The fire scenes are gripping cinema. Naturally the fire starts when Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicks a lantern after being choked to death by a nursing cow. This is hollywood. Frightened mobs race through the streets. Fire trucks drawn by horses race against the flames. On General Philip Sheridan’s orders, buildings collapse or are blown up to create a firebreak. On the run from the flames, citizens ride their horses or row boats into Lake Michigan (also recreated on Hollywood property). At the slaughterhouses, frightened cattle break into fences and storm the streets. (That didn’t actually happen. The stockyards were far from the epicenter of the fire.)

The scenes would be even more impressive if they had been shot in color. But this is probably the only Great Chicago Fire movie we’ll get. In 1938 the fire was still vividly remembered, and survivors were even invited to a world premiere. Mrs. O’Leary’s cow was just as much a part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed or Barbara Fritchie. Just as fire has disappeared from the nation’s consciousness, so it is In old Chicago faded from the Hollywood canon. But since this week marks the 100th anniversary of fire, you can watch it for free on YouTube.

And if you go straight to 1:26:36, an exciting (if a little inaccurate) time awaits you.

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/a-hollywood-retelling-of-the-great-chicago-fire-chicago-magazine/feed/ 0
New Mural Tour Designed To Show The Creative Reality Of Salt Lake County http://lakecityjournal.com/new-mural-tour-designed-to-show-the-creative-reality-of-salt-lake-county/ http://lakecityjournal.com/new-mural-tour-designed-to-show-the-creative-reality-of-salt-lake-county/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 02:31:49 +0000 http://lakecityjournal.com/new-mural-tour-designed-to-show-the-creative-reality-of-salt-lake-county/

Utah artist Jimmi Toro inspects his mural before resuming work outside of the industrial business office in Salt Lake City on Monday. His mural will be one of 10 in the county to show the Salt Lake County experience. (Carter Williams, KSL.com)

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes

SALT LAKE CITY – When Jimmi Toro was painting a deep blue paint on the back wall of a building in downtown Salt Lake City, a sparrow landed and pranced on a wire crossing through the mural the Utah artist put together.

Moments later, a freight train thundered on about 30 meters behind Toro.

In many ways, the scene has symbolized how the Salt Lake County’s tourism sector is trying to market the area. They see it as a connection between urban life and nature. That’s why Visit Salt Lake – the private, nonprofit that promotes Salt Lake County’s tourism – has enlisted the help of artists like Toro to paint murals across the county that tell the realities of Salt Lake County.

When completed, Toro’s mural will be one of 10 large paintings scattered around the region with a similar theme and palette. The project is the latest in promotion since Visit Salt Lake unveiled its “West of Conventional” rebranding in June, said Kaitlin Eskelson, president and CEO of the nonprofit.

The West of Conventional Mural Tour, which kicked off Monday, will feature 10 different local artists with murals in six towns in the county and four neighborhoods of Salt Lake City once completed. All 10 will merge the Visit Salt Lake Salt Crystal logo in some form, intended to symbolize the “many facets” of the people of Salt Lake County.

“This is the largest statewide mural initiative of all time,” said Derek Dyer, executive director of the Utah Arts Alliance. “We have murals from Brighton to Magna and everywhere in between.”

Eskelson stated that the idea was inspired by surveys conducted during the nonprofit’s rebranding research phase. A company they hired found that there was a discrepancy between how people perceived Salt Lake County and “reality”.

In essence, people didn’t consider Salt Lake County to be very inventive or inspired compared to other US communities.

“We are creative, we are inventive,” she said of the district. “There is a lot of liveliness here in our churches. This is just one way to activate it – to tell the story of the cultural asset, so to speak. “

That is why the organization enlisted the help of the Utah Arts Alliance. Dyer was immediately on board with the idea, and the Utah Arts Alliance reached out to a variety of local artists to create murals that convey the county’s history.

He is thrilled with how the project has turned out.

“We’re not trying to pretend we’re not something, we’re trying to show who we are,” he said. “The local artists are like the heart and soul of our community I really believe. And that’s why it’s very important if we want to show people who we are … we want our artists to be on the front lines. “

Places in the west of the conventional mural tour:

  • Brighton Resort: 8302 S. Brighton Loop Road in Brighton (Artist: Matt Monsoon)
  • ** Caputo’s Market & Deli: *** 1516 S. 1500 East in Salt Lake City (Artist: Gerry Swanson)
  • Copper Mine Saloon: 9071 W. Main Street in Magna (Artist: Miriam Gutierrez)
  • Hip & Modest: 1043 E. 900 South in Salt Lake City (Artist: Chris Peterson)
  • INDUSTRY: 653 p. 600 West in Salt Lake City (Artist: Jimmi Toro)
  • Mountain America Expo Center: 9575 S. State in Sandy (Artist: Traci O’very Covey)
  • ** Murray Theater: *** 4961 S. State in Murray (Artist: Josh Scheuerman)
  • ** Salt Palace Convention Center: *** 100 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City (Artist: Shae Peterson)
  • SLC Center for Science Education: 1350 Goodwin Ave. in Salt Lake City (Artist: Jorge Arellano)
  • Valley Fair Mall: 3601 p. 2700 West in West Valley City (Artist: Bill Louis)

* Mural expected in the near future

Although each mural is different in some way, they all share the same message.

“What I love is that it really matters that we are all Salt Lake,” added Dyer. “We may have different cities and towns around the valley, but we are all Salt Lake. This project really helps reinforce that message. … We are diverse and have many different ideas, but we are all somehow connected. “

A mural by Jorge Arellano outside the SLC Center for Science Education.
A mural by Jorge Arellano outside the SLC Center for Science Education. (Photo: Visit Salt Lake)

Many embody the nature and human connection that exists within the county. Jorge Arellano’s mural in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City celebrates Polynesian and Latin American cultures and traditions through the colors and patterns chosen by local students. It shows a woman holding a butterfly in each of her outstretched hands.

Miriam Gutierrez’s design in Magna shows the man-made building of Salt Lake City and the natural mountain skyline along with a cutthroat trout and bison.

A mural by Miriam Gutierrez outside the Copper Mine Saloon in Magna.
A mural by Miriam Gutierrez outside the Copper Mine Saloon in Magna. (Photo: Visit Salt Lake)

“My creative approach to this mural is deeply inspired by the nature that surrounds us and simply taking the time to explore the area and understand why we call this place home,” she said in a statement.

Matt Monsoon’s “Raven Steals the Sun” at the Brighton Resort was born from a scene that took place in the mountains of Salt Lake County. He explained that the mural was inspired by ravens hovering over Mount Millicent at dusk.

A mural by Matt Monsoon outside a building in the Brighton Resort.
A mural by Matt Monsoon outside a building in the Brighton Resort. (Photo: Visit Salt Lake)

Toros will be the seventh mural that will be finished when it is finished. He hopes this will happen this week if the weather permits. As he prepared to continue his work, he said he was “honored” to be approached by the Utah Arts Alliance about the project. Although he doesn’t do a lot of murals, he said this project was a “simple yes” for him because he knew it would help represent where he lives and works.

His concept will have an abstract floral design to represent both the urban nature of the district and the theme of “traditional views mix with progressive ideals”. It’s a design that quickly came to mind

“From an artistic point of view, Utah is more progressive with art. (Dyer) and Visit Salt Lake are also moving in that direction, and my style is already moving more in that direction, ”he said, noting that his design is inspired by nature but won’t have the traditional trees or animals that are that people would expect from natural works of art.

Utah artist Jimmi Toro will paint his mural outside of the INDUSTRY business office in Salt Lake City on Monday.  His mural will be one of 10 in all of the county to show the Salt Lake County experience.
Utah artist Jimmi Toro will paint his mural outside of the INDUSTRY business office in Salt Lake City on Monday. His mural will be one of 10 in all of the county to show the Salt Lake County experience. (Photo: Carter Williams, KSL.com)

The Mural Tour comes as trip to Salt Lake County is slowly returning after the Utah tourism industry was hit hard by COVID-19. Utah’s most populous county accounts for nearly half of the state’s tourism industry revenue.

Eskelson said Salt Lake County’s tourism is still lagging behind pre-pandemic 2019 levels, but is approaching those sales levels as conventions return this year. She explained that the county still relies on leisure travelers as business travel is still well below 2019 prices.

Meanwhile, the mural tour plays for those who travel to Salt Lake County for fun. Visitors and residents can activate an account on the Visit Salt Lake website and then digitally check in to the various murals for free. Once proven that they have visited at least six times, they will qualify for a Salt Lake County Tourist-themed T-shirt, which they can pick up from the Visit Salt Lake office in the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Eskelson said, “It’s just a great way to redefine yourself with Salt Lake County.”

photos

similar posts

More stories that might interest you

]]>
http://lakecityjournal.com/new-mural-tour-designed-to-show-the-creative-reality-of-salt-lake-county/feed/ 0