FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10th, 2016
THE KIMBALL ART CENTER’S ANNUAL GALA WELCOMES SIBYLLE SZAGGARS REDFORD’S NEW EXHIBITION AND THE WAY OF THE RAIN PERFORMANCE
Redford’s The Way of the Rain opens the Gala and launches the 47th Annual Park City Arts Festival. The Gala will be held on August 4th with the festival beginning on August 12th.
Park City, UT – The Kimball Art Center is proud to announce Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s live, multidisciplinary performance piece, The Way of the Rain, on August 4th, 2016, and the exhibition of Summer Rainfall – Original Rain Art in the Kimball’s Main Gallery from August 4th to September 25th.
The Annual Kimball Art Center Gala precedes and honors the 47th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival (which runs August 12th – 14th). The Gala will be held at 6pm on August 4th encompassing a seated dinner and cocktail party within an outdoor, tented venue at the Art Center’s current location on 1401 Kearns Boulevard. Guests will experience a live performance of The Way of The Rain – an homage to planet Earth and its four universal elements. The original piece will incorporate music, dance, spoken word, film, and light, featuring renowned musicians Will Calhoun, Dave Eggar, Chuck Palmer, Andrew Nemr, and guest artist Robert Redford. For more information about the performance, visit http://www.thewayoftherain.com/.
The exhibit, Summer Rainfall – Original Rain Art, will run in the Kimball’s Main Gallery from August 4th – September 25th, 2016.
“The opportunity for Park City to experience both the multimedia performance of The Way of the Rain, and the exhibition of Summer Rainfall – Original Rain Art, is a true and timely gift to our community,” says Robin Marrouche, Executive Director of the Kimball Art Center. “Redford’s work with rain as an artistic collaborator is haunting and ethereal.”
Redford is a German-born multimedia environmental artist, dedicating her life’s work to creating art informed by her spiritual consciousness of our connection to life, land, and the world. Redford finds inspiration in nature and ancient traditions such as those of the Hopi and Moroccan cultures. Her most recent work explores the torrential monsoon rain storms that crash into the high desert of New Mexico. In creating her pieces, Redford actually exposed the pigments to rainfall, producing an organic work of art that captures the power of the storms that shape the landscape of the west.
Redford’s The Shape of Color and The Way of the Rain have been recent exhibits at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. The Way of the Rain was selected by the 2015 Sundance Film Festival as an “Official Selection.” Visit http://www.sibylleszaggars.com/ for more information on Redford’s work.
Tickets are $350 per person and on sale now at http://www.kimballartcenter.org/2016-gala/.
About the Kimball Art Center
Since 1976, the Kimball Art Center (KAC) has been the heart of Park City’s vibrant arts community. The non-profit center for the arts is committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events – including the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival, Utah’s original and longest-running visual arts festival, now in its 47th year. For more information on the KAC and its numerous community offerings and programs, please visit www.kimballartcenter.org.