The Utah Arts Council has announced "Imagination, Innovation, Action" will be the theme of its 2008 Mountain West Conference on the Arts. The conference, which will take place May 8 and 9 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, provides low-cost access to workshops, networking opportunities, training and speakers on issues facing the art world in the Mountain West region. For information on workshop topics and fees, registration and more, contact Jason Bowcutt at [email protected] or call 236-7554.

Utah State University department of art will host a public lecture by potter Mark Hewitt on Monday at 7 p.m. in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences' Performance Hall. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Hewitt will hold a workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Room FAV 121. For more information visit

The Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus will present a workshop, "Call It Business or Pleasure" on April 25 and 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Book Arts Studio on Level 1. Participants will use letterpress to make a business or calling card. Marnie Powers-Torrey and Carol Sogard will be the instructors. Workshop fee: $150; material fee: $25. For more information, call Amber at 585-9191 or e-mail [email protected].

Art Access, 230 S. 500 West, will host five 8-hour workshops for adults with and without disabilities. Each workshop is taught by a local professional artist. Workshops will be on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 19-May 31. For classes, fees, registration and more information, call 328-0703.