First Up: The current exhibit: Fallen Fruit of Utah, a collaboration of individual artists and local museums, explores the role of fruit in Utah's history led by the artist collective Fallen Fruit.
The Fallen Fruit artists use fruit as 'their lens to look at how we live in the modern world'. Yes, a peach just might have some political context. The idea is that fruit often times triggers memories - taking the audience back to a time in their childhood where they first tried that or came in contact with it. The fruit is looked at as symbols for everyday objects and even spiritual symbolism.
You can also download a map of publicly accessible fruit trees in the city. The exhibit runs until September 17. Kiler Grove is also pairing up with the exhibit for a night of 'fermented forbidden fruit' a la wine - keep reading for details.
Exhibit 2: It's almost over - but you've got a little over a week to see it. The third annual 'Not Just Another Pretty Face' exhibit puts new and emerging artists in touch with local art collectors. The program introduces fantastic artists to the community and encourages commissioned work. Any work commissioned from the program donates half proceeds to the Art Center's program. You can take in the pretty work until August 13th, all of which has been comissioned.
Kid-Friendly: Kiddo's haven't exactly perfected the art of admiring art? Thats okay - Family Art Saturday caters to the younger crowd with a kite-making activity from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. followed by a free screening of Curious George. Oh - and the Fallen Fruit exhibit features both a monkey and bananas. Just sayin'.
Don't Miss: Oh, Oh - it's magic. Kind of. Looped: Magic and Mysticism features three video artists whose exhibits will make you wonder. From videos using 'pseudo-magic of the self help industry' to a 'Bewitched' inspired telekenisis set up, you'll most definitely be intrigued and mystified.
Okay, now you can have a drink: By now we are sure you have heard of Kiler Grove Winery. And if you haven't you should. On Saturday, August 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., winemaker Michael Knight will lead a wine course at the Art Center, paired with fruit inspired appetizers from Andi's Magic Apron. The fascinating and fun-to-talk-too Knight will demonstrate how to blend and pair wines and will teach the patrons how to (or at least encourage them to attempt to) create their very own blend. Tix are $30 for members, $35 for non.