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UTAH VALLEY SPOTLIGHT
November 24, 2014
Derek Banks, Piano Prodigy
From Pleasant Grove, Utah, Derek Banks (age 15) began learning piano at age five and showed strong musical talent. Under the direction of Dr. David Glen Hatch, Derek enjoys the process of learning, mastering, and performing difficult compositions and has been a recipient of awards and honors in local and state solo, ensemble, and concerto competitions. In 2013 Derek performed internationally to groups, including the U.S. Embassy, in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; he has just returned from an international concert tour in New Zealand, where he performed in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
Eat Like a Pilgrim
In 1621, pilgrims and Native Americans came together in the first ever Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony. Almost 400 years later, you can experience this historic event at the annual re-enactment at Thanksgiving Point’s Eat Like a Pilgrim. Very few places in the United States host Thanksgiving re-enactments, which makes Eat Like a Pilgrim a unique and rare experience. Also, Thanksgiving Point is the only Thanksgiving re-enactment held outside of New England. Guests come from all over Utah to take advantage of attending this special event that is close to home. At Eat Like a Pilgrim, you’ll meet several characters from the first Thanksgiving feast including Gov. William Bradford, William Brewster, Squanto, and the Wampanoag. Teachers from the Alpine School District and the Colonial Heritage Foundation play the reenactors and act as historical interpreters. This event not only features the re-enactment, but also provides an authentic harvest dinner in a rustic Plymouth Colony setting. The evening’s dinner features turkey, roast pork, stewed pumpkins,corn pudding, mixed greens salad, mixed berry cobbler, and apple cider. A few lucky guests will get to try some adventurous feast foods such as duck, oysters, parched corn, or goat’s milk. Other entertainment and activities include 17th century music, farm animal visits, calligraphy, wooden stockade photo ops, and more.
Ice Breaker Jazz Festival
The annual Ice Breaker Jazz Festival is an all-day event featuring performances by local high school and junior high school jazz bands. The event includes clinics with guest adjudicators and an evening concert by the UVU Jazz Ensemble
Orem City's "Lights On"
Come celebrate as a community this wonderful holiday season! Treeo Orem and SCERA have offered to sponsor this wonderful event. There will be singing, hot chocolate, and a beautiful display of Christmas lights. Santa will also be making a surprise visit via fire truck
The First Christmas
Back by popular demand, Liken's The First Christmas returns for a third season. Starring Daniel Beck as the Angel Gabriel, this unique stage version of the movie musical that originated right here in Utah Valley has spread throughout the world to become a favorite of families everywhere. With all the beloved songs from the film, along with brand new music and dancing created especially for this production, each year brings a new spin on the modern-day family who retells it.
29th Annual Religious an…
The SMA invites you to Religious and Spiritual Art of Utah exhibition which celebrates the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community. Using different media to express these ideas artists create works which will engage and inspire viewers to contemplate and reflect on the vibrant spiritual traditions we share.
Art Exhibition: Shaping …
This reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent American collection will allow visitors to interpret our ever-expanding collection in new ways. The exhibition will examine American identity, emphasizing the multicultural perspective intrinsic to the American experience. It will showcase approximately eighty works of art, including painting, sculpture, and photography. The exhibition will elicit reflection on the role of the artworks in both revealing and contributing to cross-cultural encounters and exchanges in the formation of American identity. The new show will replace American Dreams, the last iteration of our permanent collection.
Art Gallery at the River…
Celebrate the Christmas Season with family and friends as you attend a 30 minute guided tour. Experience "The light of Christ" as beautiful art comes to life, offered exclusively through Zions Mercantile. Calle 801-802-6064 to schedule your tour today.
Cut! Costume and the Cinema
Step into the exciting world of costume design with CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Featuring 40 exquisite period costumes from popular Hollywood films, paired with a series of portraits from the Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores how wardrobe details can establish authenticity and uncover subtle clues about a painting’s subject or a costume’s character. The films and paintings represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama and comedy with period costumes worn by famous film stars Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock, Uma Thurman, Anjelica Huston, and many others. In all, more than 30 actors will be represented from 25 films, including the new release, Sherlock Holmes, Academy Award winner The Duchess and perennial favorites Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility and The Phantom of the Opera. 40 Costumes 24 Academy Award Nominations 25 Films 30 Actors
Face-Off: Portraits by C…
An extraordinary exhibition. The works of Casey Childs are more than mere mirror images of people. Child's strives "to capture the beauty, variations and complexities of the human form. The goal of my portrait work is to capture the soul of the individual–not just their likeness." The exhibition will feature ten of Child’s influential figures in history, completed master works, and a number of the artist's studies of live models. Interactive activities will be on hand.