AboutCalling young creatives and art explorers!
Visit Kimball Art Center on March 8 for an afternoon of fun at the museum for the Exhibition Opening of the annual Wasatch Back Student Art Show, featuring artwork by students of all ages from Kindergarten to 12th grade in Summit and Wasatch counties who have been invited to create work around a common theme: change. With art activities for the kids, refreshments, and no shortage of art, it is sure to be a creative and inspiring afternoon for the whole family!
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Kimball Art Center is pleased to announce the 2024 Wasatch Back Student Art Show, open to all students in Summit and Wasatch County Schools, grades K-12. This year’s exhibition will focus on artwork that incorporates the theme of change. We invited young artists to think about change in our communities, reflecting on the Wasatch Back – past, present, and future.
This year’s Wasatch Back Student Art Show will be presented alongside our exhibition Under Construction, featuring Lewis Baltz’s celebrated Park City portfolio (a collection of 102 photographs of Park City from the late 1970s), and photographic and sculptural work by Rodrigo Valenzuela.
Inspired by our concurrent exhibition, local students have been invited to reflect on what change means to them and ponder the questions: Where and how do they see change in our cities and towns? In what ways have we brought change to the natural world around us? What does change mean on a personal level? The perspectives of these creative artists produce artworks that are both incredibly imaginative and thoughtful.
The exhibition will be on display from March 8-May 26.
ABOUT LEWIS BALTZ
Lewis Baltz was part of an important shift in contemporary photography in the 1970s, when a group of artists called the New Topographics began using photography to conceptually explore human-altered landscapes – landscapes changed by humans. The New Topographics frequently focused on the rapid building of housing, commercial, and industrial developments. Baltz’s images are often minimal and unromanticized, lack a clear narrative (not telling an obvious story or saying that something is “good” or “bad”), and focus instead on formal elements like shapes, angles, and lines.