Calling all film professionals and aspiring filmmakers! Want to go on an adventure? Join The 50 Hour Film Festival for 2 days of movie making magic. It is a speed film contest, so there are lots of fabulous prizes, an awards ceremony, and film screenings. Films will be between 3-7 minutes in various genres, and there are 8 award categories.
Sun Tunnels is a magical place in the remote Great Basin Desert, outside of the ghost town of Lucin, Utah. Created by Nancy Holt in 1976, this land art installation was quite a feat. The concrete tunnels are nine feet high, eighteen feet long, and weigh twenty-two tons! Nancy collaborated with engineers, pipe manufacturers, drillers, truck drivers, and astronomers on this complex, riveting project. Arranged in an x-shaped configuration, the tunnels align perfectly with sunrises and sunsets.
The Winter 2016 W by Worth Collection is here, and it is being celebrated with a big open house party! The open house will take place Thursday, October 6th from 5pm-8pm at the Lanny Barnard Gallery at Trolley Square. If you can’t make it to the open house, but would like to see the collection, make an appointment to be styled by the always stylish Bob Haedt, between October 5-13. W by Worth is offering a holiday incentive of $50 off a purchase of $200 or more, so get yourself in gear for all those holiday parties!
I had the opportunity to witness NASA’s motor test of Orbital ATK’s SLS Booster, that will one day journey to Mars. It was the experience of a lifetime! The test was done in the middle of nowhere, in Promontory, Utah. The countdown leading to the motor firing was exciting, and I’ve never experienced anything like the feeling of the intense heat from the rocket fuel. The plume of smoke that developed was pretty monumental, and stories high. Every so often NASA puts on a spectacular show like this. I will do my best to let you know when the next one will be!
The Fall 2016 W by Worth collection is out, and in W by Worth fashion, it is upscale, timeless, and elegant. The color palette is a sophisticated light blue, gray, black, and white with some splashes of red, blue, and purple. There are lots of fun belted jackets, sweaters, skirts, and dresses in luxurious materials, with stunning textures. Make an appointment to be styled by the fabulous Bob Haedt, who will be showing these looks August 11-18 at Trolley Square.
The images that Portia Snow produces are what dreams are made of. There is a playful, mischievous, and dreamlike quality to her work. The art is magnetic, drawing the viewer into the image. There is also a nostalgia that comes along with viewing the black and white portraits. Portia’s studio space is in The Guthrie Building in downtown Salt Lake City, right across from the renown Bar-X. Her studio is reminiscent of her work, and is filled with old black and white photographs, beautiful orchids, vividly colored feathers, delicate lighting, and soft, airy drapes.