Friday, October 27, 2017

College Exhibits 100+ Works in Annual President’s Art Show

Salt Lake Community College is hosting its annual President’s Art Show Nov. 2-14. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m. at the Center for Arts & Media on SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City.

This year’s juried exhibition, sponsored by the SLCC Art Committee, drew 233 submissions, which resulted in 113 works on display for the 2017 show. The event is a celebration of local artists and the power of art to bring together people from across the community. Artists both amateur and professional, representing a variety of media, are eligible to win awards in five categories worth a total of $4,500.

Public viewing of artwork is Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Many of the works are for sale, and the pieces eligible to be purchased and their respective prices are listed in the exhibition’s program, which are available at the show. 

Click the "play" button to see a cool video tour of the show!

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Grand Theatre Partner in Double-Bill Christmas Production

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre, in partnership with the University of Utah School of Music and Sinfonia, is proud to present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “A Christmas Carol,” running three days only, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.

Experience two operettas in one evening that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. In Act I, witness “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” with music and lyrics by Gian Carlo Menotti. When Amahl, a poor, crippled shepherd boy, meets the Three Kings following the star to Bethlehem, he is inspired to offer a simple gift to the Christ Child. Through his compassion, a miracle occurs.  

In Act II, enjoy the beloved Charles Dicken’s classic, “A Christmas Carol,” with music and lyrics by Utah locals, Mike Leavitt and Anthony Buck. When Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve, he has the opportunity to open his heart and discover the joy that comes from generosity. 

Under the direction of Bob Breault, with Daniel Johnson co-directing “A Christmas Carol,” the creative team includes Jeffery Price as musical director and Kyra Furman as choreographer.

Tickets are $20 and are available at

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gary Cox Talks Halloween Safety on Ch. 4

Salt Lake Community College Institute of Public Safety Associate Dean Gary Cox talked about Halloween safety on Ch. 4. Below is a summary of what Cox and Ch. 4 anchor Glen Mills discussed.

Ch. 4 anchor Glen Mills (left) and Gary Cox

Whether you celebrate Halloween by decorating and taking part in the giving or receiving of sweet treats or if you’re just traveling about that evening, there are ways everyone can make this popular night much safer for all.

1.     Getting around. Walk, don’t run, stick to sidewalks and only cross streets in designated crosswalks or, if there are none, cross at the ends of streets. If you’re driving around, do not exceed the speed limit and consider driving well under the speed limit in residential areas to give yourself plenty of time to slow down or stop if someone darts in front of your vehicle.

2.     See and be seen. Trick-or-treaters should consider costume choices that involve bright colors and reflective accessories or add-ons to their costumes that help them be seen by motorists. Carrying flashlights and glow sticks are also good ideas, not only to be more visible but also to help navigate dark and often uneven terrain along sidewalks and yards. Finally, don’t choose a mask or costume that obscures your vision – you could trip and injure yourself or miss seeing an oncoming vehicle.

3.     Safety in numbers. Trick-or-treat with friends and neighbors who can help you in case you fall and are injured. Groups of tick-or-treaters are also less likely to be approached by someone intent on doing harm than if you were alone on the streets.

4.     Take tech along. Smart phones have apps or built-in technology that allows authorized users to track the locations of participating cell phones. You might also consider using walkie-talkies to keep in touch.

5.     Alternatives. Consider alternatives if you’re more comfortable visiting businesses that offer trick-or-treating or visit your nearest trunk-or-treat event.