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Kimball Art Center Announces Between Life and Land: Crisis Opening Friday, July 21

Kimball Art Center announces  3rd Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival

Kimball Art Center announces the opening of Between Life and Land: Crisis featuring the work of more than ten artists responding to pressing social and ecological realities. Utah-based artists Tiana Birrell and Wendy Wischer will attend the opening reception on July 21 at 5:00 p.m. attendees will enjoy a cash bar, complimentary light bites, and a DJ; local environmental non-profit organizations will be on-site.

The third chapter of Between Life and Land, a group exhibition that includes the work of more than ten artists and artist collectives, responds to our new ecological realities, among them a rapidly changing climate, mass species extinction, toxicity, and desertification. These artists, often adding impactful narratives and emotional presence to scientific data, give immediacy to our global environmental crises. Artists include Ackroyd & Harvey, Lani Asuncion, Tiana Birrell, Lily Brooks, Desert ArtLAB, John Grade, Beth Krensky, Meditation Ocean Constellation, Postcommodity, Gabriela Salazar, and Wendy Wischer.

“Confronting the ways in which our relationship with the natural world has eroded over time, the work displayed in this exhibition advocates for a socially just and sustainable future and reminds us of our collective responsibility for change,” explains Nancy Stoaks, Kimball Art Center Curator. 

Between Life and Land: Crisis remains on display through October 29. Exhibition programming to include Art Talks, Book Club Discussions and Art Performances are scheduled: 

  • August 20, 11 a.m.: What’s So Special About Quaking Aspen? with Paul Rogers, Director of the Western Aspen Alliance
  • September 28, 6 p.m.: Book discussion of Terry Tempest Williams’ Erosion: Essays of Undoing
  • October 28, 6pm: Binakol Blessing | Tabi Tabi Po: A Performance and Discussion by Lani Asunción

“We’re incredibly proud of how Between Life and Land as a series has educated and connected our visitors over the last nine months,” shared Kimball Art Center Executive Director Aldy Milliken. “This show, while examining our role in history, simultaneously previews how Kimball Art Center looks to serve the community into the future; a hub for dialogue, a destination for connection, and a center for impact.

Kimball Art Center exhibitions are supported by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, Summit County RAP Tax, Summit County Restaurant Tax, Utah Office of Tourism, Tomilee Tilley Foundation and George S. and the Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.