As the Kimball Art Center gets ready to move to our new location, we are inviting the Rainworks team from Seattle in for a public installation in order to continue our arts and education outreach. The Rainworks team creates art that appears when it rains in order to turn rainy days into something to look forward to. When dry, a Rainworks creation looks like a completely normal sidewalk, but when wet or in the rain, a hydrophobic material repels water to create an image or message. On Sunday, September 13th, the Rainworks team will install several works around our current Main Street location as well as our future Kearns Boulevard home. Through positive messaging, the Rainworks team will invite Park City to contemplate water as it is used and perceived in our mountain community. Everyone is invited to join us at 1:00 p.m. on September 13th on our back patio at Heber Avenue and Main Street for an artist reception and Rainworks reveal. From September 13th to October 23rd, the public is invited to visit both our current and new location where they can find and reveal other Rainworks!
Students who participate in A.R.T.S. school tours will explore an outdoor water activated exhibit. They will be introduced to interactions between science and art as well as explore the impact and power of situational art. Given the content and location of the exhibit, environmental art will also be discussed as we look at the impact of water in our community. For the art lesson, students will create their own water activated artwork for their friends and classmates to reveal!