On Friday, September 19, there is going to be an exceptional stop on the September Gallery Stroll roster – one that is the perfect crossroads of art, culture, and environment on the shores of Great Salt Lake. This is a stop, and a moment, so monumental that I am spending part of my 5th anniversary with my partner, Sarah, at Alderwood Fine Art. So, naturally, I think you should too.
Here’s the scoop: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, an organization that I support and volunteer with as President of the Board of Directors, has been working for 20 years to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the lake through education, research, and advocacy. Now, they’re widening their mission to include the arts in that awareness and appreciation – and they’re doing it in a big way.
This Friday, I will be sipping wine with Sarah and admiring works of Lake-inspired art, writing, sound, and more, as FRIENDS presents the first ever Alfred Lambourne Prize.
This prize was developed by FRIENDS in honor of Alfred Lambourne, a 19th century painter, writer, and poet whose depictions of Great Salt Lake are truly stunning. It will be awarded to one of many artists who submitted their works for consideration.
Friday, September 19th
Artists will perform and read musical and written submissions between 6-7:30 pm
Winner will be announced at 7:30 pm
The visual pieces will be on display at Alderwood Fine Art until October 9th, so be sure to soak up the Lake through the eyes of these amazing artists if you can’t join me Friday night. More at http://fogsl.org/news-and-archives/item/391-alfred-lambourne-prize.