H20 | 2009

Brolly Arts Tackles Water Conservation in the Desert

May 2009

H2o is a week-long multi-disciplinary arts project related to water issues.  We are partnering with Salt Lake Public Utilities to bring awareness to such issues as wise water use, water conservation and clean water during Salt Lake City’s Celebrate Water Week, May 1-9, 2009.  H2o celebrates this precious natural resource through music, dance, poetry, art exhibitions and installations, speakers, film, and music.

H2o programming is primarily in Sugar House with a film and performance event at Brewvies Cinema-Pub.   Our schedule and descriptions are as follows:

“Steeped” – Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2, 7-10 pm – Old Leisure Living Warehouse, behind 2182 Highland Drive (1100 E) – Doors open at 7pm – Performance starts at 8pm

Submerge yourself in an evening of art. New choreography by Sofia Gorder, Larissa Trout and Chia-Chi Chiang. Poetry by Jean Howard. Visual art exhibit featuring Chris Noble, Kandyce Groesbeck, Laurie Bray, Sallie Shatz, Margaret Willis, Christian Hardwick. Tabling by local water related organizations.
Post performance reception to follow. Tickets are $10 adult, $5 students with I.D.
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Brewvies Cinema Pub May 3, 5-10 pm, 677 South 200 West – Free
Film, live music, silent auction, raffle and tabling by local water related organizations

Sugar House Stroll – Friday, May 8, 5-10 pm – Free
Stroll the District and enjoy art, live music and support local businesses. Artists working in an array of disciplines join together with the local merchants to transform the streets of Sugar House. Each business that is participating in the stroll will be identified by artistically altered umbrellas hanging over the entrance. As of 4/10/09, there are 45 merchants participating and 4 bands playing.

“Hidden Hollow”, Saturday May 9, Noon – 5pm, Hidden Hollow Natural Area, Sugar House Commons – Free
Art, live music, kids activities, nature walks. This park comes to life with a multitide of visual arts installations from local and national artists, education groups, community booths and performances around relevant ideas of water.
Brochures available for self-guided tours through art. Volunteers and Artists available for information and questions. There will be:
– Acoustic music and singing
– Dance performances
– KOPE kids “fact about water” sculptures
– Projects (paintings, photography, sculpture, etc) that are less weather resistant will be set up by artists on Saturday only.
– Painted and altered umbrellas. These will be displayed throughout the Hidden Hollow area. Created by local and national artists and local school groups.
– Interactive art projects for children and adults including rock painting and button making
– “Listening” Stations (portable headsets with audio history and education about water, Parley’s Creek, Hidden Hollow, and Utah)
-Fly Fishing demonstrations
– Educational information available at environmental non-profit tables
– Drought tolerant planting techniques
– Food and non-alcoholic beverage vendors selling coffee, tea, and other refreshments

“Flow”, Friday May 8, 9:30pm through Saturday May 9 at 8:30 pm, 1700 South Street Gallery at Westminster College, (1300 E), SLC – Free
Performance art/dance/collaborative installation created by Corinne Cappelletti, Jim Frazer and Suzanne Simpson with production support from Hilary Van Moorteghem. Pay witness to falling pelicans, buoyant figures, receding contour lines, haunting whispers, evaporated mud flats and salt encrustations through 24 hours of surveillance and continuous movement

Brolly Arts H2o has been sponsored in part by the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Utah Arts Council, ZAP, Sugar House Merchants Association, Sugar House Community Council, Sugar House Merchants, Red Mountain Developers, Rowland Hall St. Marks.
H2O premiered in tandem with Utah’s Water Week. In line with Brolly Arts’ objectives of developing community and addressing community interests and issues through the arts, we created a week-long, multi-disciplinary arts project. We joined with Salt Lake Public Utilities to integrate our programming into the Water Week calendar of events, complementing the City’s educational offerings with artistic perspectives on the same issues. H2O activities were presented throughout Salt Lake both inside and out.