FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2016
KIMBALL ART CENTER PRESENTS TWO DISTINCT EXHIBITIONS IN OCTOBER
Audiences are invited to experience the vibrant, fluid and intriguing work
curated in part by Park City galleries
PARK CITY, UT – Kimball Art Center announced today the two exhibitions now on display for the public to enjoy titled Dealer’s Choice and Encaustic Paintings. The exhibitions were in part curated by local culture leaders and also showcase local talent. Audiences are encouraged to come celebrate the wide variety of mediums and meanings in these two exhibitions.
“Art is truly a collaborative medium and we are thrilled to open two exhibitions that celebrate that spirit,” said Nancy Stoaks, Exhibitions Director for the Kimball Art Center. “With Dealer’s Choice we welcomed inspiration and guidance from local culture leaders to bring work from across the nation to Park City. With Encaustic Paintings we are celebrating the debut of a Kimball Art Center supported artist who showcases a unique blend of technique and materials in his work.”
Dealer’s Choice (October 7 – November 6, 2016) is a collaboration with Park City gallerists, who are a celebrated part of this exhibition. The Kimball Art Center asked local gallerists to look beyond their galleries – both their own and those of the Park City Gallery Association – and think about the other artists who inspire them. Featuring one artist per gallery, these artists come together in a captivating group exhibition. Dealer’s Choice is equally about the galleries and the artists they select, with each gallery highlighted through a statement about why they selected their artist and what inspires them to look deeper.
Participating Galleries and artists represented in Dealer’s Choice:
- Gallery MAR: Amy Ringholz (Jackson Hole, WY)
- J GO Gallery: Nicolas Sanchez (New York, NY)
- Julie Nester Gallery: Joe Brubaker (San Rafael, CA)
- Kimball Art Center: Nicole Pietrantoni (Walla Walla, WA)
- Lunds Fine Art Gallery: Christopher Maggio (Murray, UT)
- Meyer Gallery: Fidalis Buehler (Provo, UT)
- Montgomery-Lee Fine Art: William Maughan (Highland, UT)
- Silver Queen Fine Art: Stacey Embry (Versailles, MO)
- Trove Gallery: Kathryn Kilpatrick-Miller (Helper, UT)
Encaustic Paintings by local artist Douglas Smith (October 7 – October 30, 2016) uses a variety of techniques and materials like rust prints, metal, horsehair, campfire charcoal, print media, kanji symbols and more. Smith’s abstract works are a compelling example of continual experimentation. Smith took his first encaustic class at the Kimball Art Center, and now is a successful artist using this long-established medium for contemporary explorations in color, form, and texture.
About the Kimball Art Center
For more than 40 years, the Kimball Art Center has inspired and connected the Park City community through art. The nonprofit center provides art education, free exhibitions and a variety of events to the public, including the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival, that attracts more than 50-thousand people to Park City’s Historic Main Street. For more information on the KAC and its numerous community offerings and programs, please visit www.kimballartcenter.org. Art Starts Here™