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Contact in the Community

Contact in the Community hosted by Mary Dickson, is a web series inspired by KUED’s Contact with Mary Dickson. The produced segments take a more in-depth look at Utah’s arts and culture organizations by going out into the community to highlight the wide range of groups and events available in the state.

Utah Chamber Artists' Collage Concerts | Contact in the Community

Each fall, Utah Chamber Artists, under the direction of Dr. Barlow Bradford, present its “Collage Concert” at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City. This highly anticipated event has been a tradition since 1991. The concerts highlight the choir’s unique sound and the cathedral’s glorious art and architecture through transcendent music and creative lighting direction.

The Old Capitol Storytelling Festival | Contact in the Community

The Old Capitol Storytelling Festival isn't the only storytelling festival in Utah, but it is the only one that is exclusively about Utah. KUED's Mary Dickson takes a look at the inaugural festival in Fillmore where professionals and amateurs alike are invited to "claim their territory" and share their stories about what makes Utah unique. 

Logan's Historic Theatre District | Contact in the Community

Cache Valley has always been a center for the arts in Utah.

Logan’s theatre district boasts of beautifully renovated historic theatres that have served as inspiration for arts venues in surrounding communities. Because Logan is a small town, the organizations that occupy these theatres often work collaboratively to provide a cohesive arts experience that delights residents as well as tourists.

Mary Dickson met with the following individuals in this episode:

Michael Ballam, Founder of Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Wendi Hassan, Executive Director, Cache Valley Center for the Arts
Craig Jessop, Founder of American Festival Chorus and Orchestra & Founding Dean of Caine College of Fine Arts (USU)

Related links:

Cache Arts
Caine College of the Arts
Ellen Eccles Theatre
Lyric Repertory Company
Utah Festival Opera
The Utah Theatre

UMOCA Cities of Conviction | Contact in the Community

UMOCA’s newest exhibition from Saudi Arabia, called Cities of Conviction, presents works that examine the struggle and transformation of Saudi society. The artists also delve into complex issues linking Utah and Saudi Arabia. Salt Lake City is one of only ten cities in the United States to get this exhibition. It will be at UMOCA through January 6, 2018.

UMFA Reopening 2017 | Contact in the Community

Our latest episode of Contact in the Community takes us to the UMFA. Considered Utah’s flagship fine arts museum, the UMFA will open its doors on August 26th & 27th after being closed for a year for renovation.

We met with UMFA Director Gretchen Dietrich and Curator Leslie Anderson to learn about what’s new, what to expect, and what the museum has to offer. Stop by the UMFA Reopening Weekend event to peruse the galleries and new installations and enjoy works from visiting artists -- including Spencer Fench’s site-specific installation in the museum's Grand Hall -- plus activities for kids, food trucks, tours of the collections, tours of the basement, a dance party and more.