Start at Brewvie’s for Salt Lake City’s fourth installment of PechaKucha, where anything goes in short lectures—as long it’s 20 slides at 20 seconds a pop—in rapid succession. Mondo Fine Art Gallery owner Mikell Stringham will be one of the presenters. The event is free and donations go to Japan Relief.
It’s worth heading over to Nox Contemporary afterwards. If not for Jared Steffensen’s avant-garde sculptures exhibit, then for the Chow Truck’s delicious fusion tacos. But, seriously, Steffenson’s quirky, inquisitive works are worth perusing.
While you’re on the west side, hit up Art Access II Gallery for The Lineup: Portraits by McGarren Flack. Flack, in an artists’ statement he said, “used representational art to paint the portraits and a contemporary form to situate them. One of two things will occur here. Either I will be discounted by both art worlds, or I will show that both types of art can co-exist.”
Salt Lake Art Center is posing the question: Should contemporary art be fun? They’re offering free validated parking at the Marriott while executive director of MCA Denver Adam Lerner presents a lecture “Giant Wombats at the Art Museum” at 7 p.m.
Traveling east, check out Kayo Gallery, for sure, for a solo show by Kenny Riches. His third solo exhibit and his second book collaboration with his father The Trouble with Being Young.
Afterwards, stroll down to see Phoenix Ostermann (aka Reclaimed Sentiment) will have a show at Stolen & Escaped Gallery, which is downstairs at Frosty Darling (adjacent to Kayo).
Sure, there’s more to see, but that should get you started. For tips on nightlife and concerts to keep the night alive, check out Dan Nailen’s Lounge Act.