Monday, January 30, 2023

Craft Lake City Hosts Free Virtual Discussion for New Local Voices Public Art Installation with the IRC!

Join Craft Lake City and the International Rescue Committee for a free virtual discussion on Tues., January 17, 2023 at noon MST to learn about Local Voices: Together We Welcome, a new installation in downtown Salt Lake City! Attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas and ask questions about the project, while learning about the featured artists as well as the International Rescue Committee’s mission. In this public online event, Craft Lake City’s Artisan & Programs Coordinator Morgana Faye will chat with Mikaela Herman and Mattie Vandel from the IRC as well as two special guest artists from the New American community, Rispah Otieno from Kenya & Raida Jarjes from Iraq, to discuss the new installation.

Local Voices: Together We Welcome aims to honor and highlight global cultures that have arrived in Utah with those who now call the state “home,” and invites you to learn more about our newest neighbors and listen to their stories. In the case of this installation, in-person visitors to the public art will be able to literally listen to those featured tell their stories, thanks to an interactive element. Viewers will be able to scan a QR code and hear audio of the featured person telling their story, working or playing instruments.

Register to attend the virtual discussion by clicking the button below!

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