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Craft Lake City Announces Fall 2018 Exhibition Celebration of the Hand: Lunares

Craft Lake City, The Center for the Living City and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change are pleased to announce a new Celebration of the Hand exhibition showcasing 14 designs by locally-based digital artist Lunares. The outdoor exhibition will be on view in downtown Salt Lake City from October-December 2018.

Informed by activist Jane Jacobs’ fascination with self-organized urbanism, Celebration of the Hand is a seasonal exhibition designed to enhance and reflect Salt Lake City’s cultural district through the work of Utah artists. Celebration of the Hand is displayed in large frames adjacent to the sidewalks along Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week free of charge.

Lunares is originally from Mexico City and moved to Salt Lake City as a young child. As an artist she is largely self taught, and creates digital designs as a form of self-therapy to process her emotions and experiences. Her delicate and provocative work has led Lunares to work with major brands including Apple Music, SXSW, Vans and Hulu. She participated in Craft Lake City’s annual DIY Festival in 2017 and 2018, and is the first artist to be invited to create work for all 14 Celebration of the Hand frames. In her Celebration of the Hand exhibition, Lunares focused on human hands and gestures as a common thematic element in each of her designs, emphasizing the ability of hands to serve as powerful symbols of authentic self-expression.

“Craft Lake City is thrilled to showcase the talent of Lunares in our new Celebration of the Hand exhibition,” says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City. “In creating work for an outdoor exhibition, Lunares is contributing to our evolving cityscape and enhancing our downtown neighborhood. We look forward to seeing how passersby interact with her striking designs.”

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