- Utah Designer Craftsmen invite shoppers to stop their gallery at 38 W. Second South to look at their holiday exhibit. The show spotlights creative works by 13 of the gallery's members.
There are woven scarves and wearables by Becky Menlove, Rebecca LeCavalier and Kathy Kankainen; hand-painted and dyed silk scarves and clothing by Roberta Glidden and Martha Haley; and leather bags by Mark Johnson.But that's just the start. There is jewelry by Pat Hester, Frances Garrett, Steve Hansen, Dean Petaja and Kerri Buxton; contemporary woodwork by Kaethe Radomski; and stoneware by John Burt and Jim Stewart. And the gallerygoer won't overlook the porcelain by Pat Cluff and Sharon Mikkleson, blown-glass vessels by Laurie Thal, raku pottery by Stan Roberts, and ceramic bells by Kevin Frazier.
The holiday display continues through Dec. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and in the evening during performances at the Capitol Theatre.
- A Christmas tradition has been revived in downtown Salt Lake City after being absent for about 15 years. Six Christmas scenes have been unveiled in ZCMI's display windows on Main Street. This year they depict the "Christmas of Legend" theme, including the medieval Santa Claus, Black Peter, Saint Nicholas (Bishop of Myra), the Nast Santa Claus, Dedt Moroz (Father Ice) and the 1800 Bavarian Saint Nicholas.
These scenes contain no merchandise and represent hundreds of hours of work and planning by ZCMI's nationally recognized central display department.
Nancy Mortensen, vice president of marketing services at the store, is excited that these ZCMI windows will again be a part of the spirit of the holidays in the downtown area.
"We want the magic of Christmas to grow. And, hopefully, that spirit will spill over into the rest of the year," she said.
- "A Pioneer Profiles Christmas" will be presented at the Museum of Church History and Art on Dec. 5 and 12 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pioneer characters will dress in authentically recreated period clothing and relate the joys and sorrows of the early Christmases spent in the Salt Lake Valley. The stories have been taken from newspaper accounts, diaries and reminiscences. The performances are free to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance. Call 240-2299.
- The Utah Arts Council is seeking nominations for two awards: the eighth annual Governor's Award for Folk Art and the Governor's Cultural Heritage Award. This recognition is awarded individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to Utah's cultural heritage through practicing traditional art forms. Eligible for nomination include musicians, singers, storytellers, dancers and living folk and ethnic crafts workers.
Nominations for both awards must be delivered to the Utah Arts Council or postmarked no later than Jan. 9, 1989. Forms are available by writing the Folk Arts Program, Utah Arts Council, 617 E. South Temple, SLC, UT 84112.
- Lectures, Art Classes, Workshops, etc.
Dec. 10, 2 p.m., Bountiful/Davis Art Center - Puppetry workshop taught by LynAnne Richards. Two age divisions: K-third grade, and fourth-seventh grade. Cost: $7. Preregistration before Dec. 7 required. Call 292-0367.
Dec. 10, 4-4:45 p.m., Bountiful/Davis Art Center - "Strings 'n' Things" Puppet Show. No charge.
Jan. 5, 8 p.m., FAV 150, Fine Arts Building, Utah State University campus, Logan - Visiting Artists lecture series, featuring painter Robert Barnes. Free and open to the public.