Perspective REALIA: Ten Years of Urban Art
by students in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah
Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm
Gallery Strolls: Fri, Feb 21, 6-9pm
Perspective REALIA allows students in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah the opportunity to create, propose, and implement public art in the form of murals throughout Salt Lake City. The students gain firsthand experience in the challenges involved with implementing their ideas and practices and educating business owners and community leaders. This exhibition celebrates the creative collaboration between students, faculty, and public partnerships.
Since 2003, over 200 University of Utah art majors and community members have painted 24,655 square feet of murals, which is more than five miles of art in the community. Associate Professor Kim Martinez developed an educational approach that taught critical and social consciousness to students, while working with community leaders to create murals that would best exemplify the community in which the mural was to be located. The mural project,
The exhibition features 21 prints of the various murals completed, plus the context under which the mural was created. A 13-minute documentary about the project will also be shown in the gallery.
Location: Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Contact Information: 801-596-5000