Sanpete tintypes and ‘Sanpete experience’ grace Art Center

Just in time to show off at the Scandinavian Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, Granary Arts is pleased to present two new projects that are seen from the eyes of Sanpete artists.

Showing in the CCA Christensen Cabin on May 29 thru Sept. 17 will be “Tintypes of Sanpete,” original tintypes created by Sanpete artist Holly Hooper.

This tintype, along with several others that were created for the “Bird’s Eye Chisel” album by Sanpete artist Holly Hooper, will go on display at the CCA Christensen Cabin at Granary Arts in Ephraim on May 29 thru Sept. 17.

These works of art were created for a new album being released by Ashley Hanson and Brian Laidlaw called “Bird’s Eye Chisel.” The public is invited to enjoy a free concert from the folk singers on Saturday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn area between Ephraim Co-op and Granary Arts.

The songs of Bird’s Eye Chisel try to do what good folksongs do—evoke a landscape, tell a story and offer a commentary, said Bryn Burningham, Granary Arts manager.

In addition, a new project called “Our Valley Speaks: A Sanpete Experience” will be introduced on Friday, May 28. This virtual exhibition curated by David Lindsay amplifies the voices of the valley, connecting audiences to the sacred, historic heartbeat of this magnificent landscape.

Visitors can download the Popwalk app to their smartphones, which will guide them to the locations where these tales will be told. The entire valley will become a natural amphitheater—a connective, living museum without walls or limits; and a portal to understanding the power of the landscape and those who have left its legacies to us, Burningham said.

 These new exhibitions can be viewed at Granary Arts, 86 N. Main St. in Ephraim, during regular hours, Wed – Sat, from 11 – 5 p.m. Granary Arts is funded primarily by Ephraim City and supported in part by the Utah Arts and Museums and the National Endowment of the Arts.

In addition to art shows, Granary Arts offers classes on art and provides free family workshops on drawing, painting and other arts. They switch up exhibitions several times a year. For more information, go to http://www.granaryarts.org.