MartiGras Masquerade

Get ready to Party. It’s Marti Gras! We’ve booked the Zach Parish Blues Band. Laugh to Marcus Whistler Comedy. We’re going to make “King Cake”. We’ll also have Marcio’s famous Gumbo till it’s all gone as well as Jambalya. It’s a masquerade so get into the spirit and come dressed up. Costume contest.

Commedy starts at 8:00pm followed by the Live Band.

Shades of Earth Artist Gallery Show

Cheree Garn: Oil Painting

( 5 pieces)  My work explores atmosphere and  space by creating places that could possibly exist physically like a landscape, but also pushing the edges of exploration of spaces or places within the mind .  The landscape of a mind can be fantastical but also a simple creation of an imagined world. These created spaces are based on realities from our existence – either from things we have experienced through vision of nature and art, or by the many ways we experience life.

 

Emily Senkosky: 35 mm Film photography

( 6 photos)  So many things today involve instant gratification: download the app, get the upgrade, put it on the card. look it up on the internet.  Satisfaction is so accessible you can taste it, whenever you like. Film photography, unlike so many other things in my life today, teaches me to seek an unanticipated satisfaction.  A synergy between humanity and invention that is rather honest, the pictures that come to be tell a story of an intimate relationship.  As photographers we attempt to record life’s progression as it evolves, but to what point do we succumb to that progression?  Film reminds me of my abilities, as well as my limits as a photographer.  When an image does finally turn out, there is nothing instantly gratifying about it.

Rebecca Mortensen: Acrylic and Ink painting

( 4 pieces)  Riding through a heard of five hundred elk on a daily basis was common for me when I was growing up in Jackson, Wyoming.  I spent my summers on a ranch riding horses throughout Grand Teton National Park.

My interest in art was inspired by my uncle who is a practicing sculptor of life-size animal bronzes.  It wasn’t until I delved into art that I realized my love for the aesthetic of the horse.  Recently, I have found myself obsessed with the natural and organic shapes of the skull, and the pure beauty of it.  There is something so powerful about animal skulls.  The horse skull massive, heavy, and solid.  I am now in possession of a variety of animal skulls, all of which inspire my curiosity and investigation.

In recent work, I am moving away from the literality of the skull and working more abstractly.  By layering different types of ink I work to build depth throughout my pieces.  I find architectural lines to be a nice compliment to the organic shapes found in skulls, while the ink captures the likeness of the skulls.

My work falls within the genre of contemporary western art.  I tend to use a natural palette and stick to a monochromatic color scheme, but I play with form and composition in nontraditional ways.  I have found an original style that I look forward to continuing and expanding. I see my artwork as an extension of the natural world of horses, which sustain and inform my life

Emily Quinn Loughlin: Textile artist

( 5 pieces) a small collection of abstract sculptural collages made using recycled fabrics from Elie Tahari in NYC)

Artist Statement: My work pertains to the repetitive processes that reveal the elusive pulse of our universe. I both give life to mental states and bring forth the animate qualities of inorganic matter. These portrayals relate the mind and matter as organs in a larger system of organized consciousness. I use recycled materials from local businesses to support the healthy digestion of material goods in our consumer society.

Humans are sculpted and affected by our mental constitution. Beginning in utero, we develop from tiny cells into complex organisms following a genetic code. My work is the result of a similar organic process, relying on a code that challenges perceived forms and functions of materiality. I begin with material that has structural integrity and then use it to develop a code, or repetitive means of growing material. In the further organization of the work, I group these units (or cells) into tissues and then larger organs, which require systematic organization. This biological approach to construction allows the matter to come to life on its own terms.

Intuition guides my insights in the sculptural process. While unraveling thoughts in my mind, I bind them up in the material form I am making. The material becomes a map of my current mental and emotional state at the time I created the form. Molding material into forms that are often reminiscent of the human figure invites my subconscious to become a living entity. Each piece I create is thus the living child of my imagination.

Rohrer Live Music Wednesdays

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If you’re looking for live music in Salt Lake city, look no further.   Put live music Wednesdays on your calendar and stop by to enjoy the music of David Rohrer.

Music and Tacos

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Come enjoy the Music of David Rohrer over a fantastic meal from Facil Taqueria.

Food starting at 5:00pm and music at 8:00pm.

Just a little about Facil: “

In 2012 Dallas started at Finca, a farm-to-table restaurant, eventually becoming Finca’s Chef de Cuisine. It was here that he was able to cultivate his fervent love of rich and diverse ethnic flavors and appreciate the elegance of poor man’s food. The restaurant also introduced him to many local farmers and purveyors of the region, many of whom he forged a friendship with and sources of ingredients for Fácil.  In 2015 Dallas became Chef de Cuisine of Pago, A restaurant focused on local artisans and American cuisine, a place where Dallas sharpened his culinary craft creating a daring and unique daily chef tasting menu. The menu was ever-evolving, ever-changing, reflecting the best seasonal ingredients and always paying homage to the local purveyors that had provided the fare.

With Fácil, Dallas and his team will continue to exercise his creative culinary brand while also raising the bar on Utah’s food truck scene. Incorporating the same farm-to-table principles, Fácil sources locally, ethically and responsibly. These are good ingredients rigorously selected at the height of freshness, made even more appealing dressed in all artisan-ally crafted products, placed atop a sexy, made-from-scratch tortilla.  Think of it as a reverse colonization, where Mexico settles into Salt Lake and everything becomes instantly more appealing when eaten off a well-built tortilla!

 

Day of the Dead Party

Celebrate the lives of the departed. We’ll have live music. Facil Taqueria will be here with their food truck and their farm fresh delicacies. We will have tables set up to display photos, so bring pictures of your deceased loved ones.

Costume contest: Day of the Dead attire.

Tatto Contest: Day of the Day theme.

The back story: Day of the Dead is a blend of an acient Indigenous Mexican holiday with the Catholic All Saints Day (honors all saints especially those who don’t have their own holiday) and All Souls Day (honoring our departed loved ones). To this day, in Central and Southern Mexico indian villages come together in celebrations. Altars are built, photos are brought out. Sugar skulls are made. In Indian mythology, on the day of the Dead the heavens open up and souls come down at midnight to spend the day with the living relatives. Cementaries are visited, graves polished. Offerings are made to the “spirits” as they believe that happy spirits offer protection and bring good luck.

Facil Cuisine Tacos and Music

“Everything becomes instantly more appealing when eaten off a well-built handmade corn tortilla.”

Come join us for Live Music and delicious food. $3Tacos. Farm Fresh meals $8-$12.

Chef/Owner Dallas Olson began his career as a real “rolling stone” of the food and beverage industry. Working as a traveling chef spending the summer in Alaska cooking at the Hotel and Lodge Resurrection Roadhouse and winters in Utah at The Aerie at Snowbird. These early years cemented his intense passion for food, skilled him in from scratch cooking and technique, and taught him the art of butchery. Over the next few years he worked in a variety of notable Salt Lake kitchens including The Wild Grape and The Grand America where he held the title of Chef De Partie.

In 2012 Dallas started at Finca, a farm-to-table restaurant, eventually becoming Finca’s Chef de Cuisine. It was here that he was able to cultivate his fervent love of rich and diverse ethnic flavors and appreciate the elegance of poor man’s food. The restaurant also introduced him to many local farmers and purveyors of the region, many of whom he forged a friendship with and sources of ingredients for Fácil. In 2015 Dallas became Chef de Cuisine of Pago, A restaurant focused on local artisans and American cuisine, a place where Dallas sharpened his culinary craft creating a daring and unique daily chef tasting menu. The menu was ever-evolving, ever-changing, reflecting the best seasonal ingredients and always paying homage to the local purveyors that had provided the fare.

FREAKY FRIDAY HALLOWEEN PARTY

Come spend the evening with us as DJ exis10shAL rocks the night away. Costume contest and plenty to spook and enthrall you. DJ exis10shAL is a freestyle player, melding and spinning to the whims of the crowd. Expect an eclectic mix of indie/alternative, house, pop, hiphop, nudisco, a bit of classic rock with a few Halloween classics for you to howl away.

“UNDER A DARK MOON”

Juana Ghani shows are known for fabulously infectious music that is “a savage, unrestricted mix of tradition, overlaid with rocking dynamism, suffused with unstoppable gypsy lust and dark desire, with an added touch of punk attitude.” (Tim Carroll, FolkWords) Accompanied by the area’s most amazing belly dancers and performance artists, it is more than a concert; it is a show. And Juana Ghani is more than a band; they are a community.

Hectic Hobo performances immediately engage the audience, sucking them in and not letting them go until the last cymbal crashes. Hectic Hobo is the fun that everyone wants to have but doesn’t dare. Theo McNamatar of The Regal Seagull says “Hectic Hobo makes you feel you’ve been at a Devotchka concert on an Irish pirate ship. And you will do anything to keep from getting back to port.”

$10 at the door.  $8 with advance purchase or if you come in costume.  Secure your place at the party now.

Located in an abandoned meat packing plant, Shades of Pale brings to mind the Speakeasies of yesteryear. Enter the building from West Temple and follow the signs directing you to the Tap Room where the fun begins. With a half dozen handcrafted beers brewed in-house on tap and an incredible underground ambience, the venue promises as much excitement as the event itself.