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Differences—A Dialogue 

When: Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Nov. 14 2014
Price: Free
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Vive la difference! Our differences are what make humans so fascinating, part of what makes getting to know each other so rich and rewarding. But differences can also create distance, keep us separate—and, for some, can be disempowering. The Differences group exhibit at Art Access examines differences, identity, perspective and power through the works of 20 local artists with a wide variety of experiences and aesthetics. Show curator Marcee Blackerby creates mixed-media assemblages such as art boxes that use found objects as source material (an untitled piece is pictured). She is also an author and storyteller, and has selected an array of artists for the show who tell their own powerful stories, including Grant Fuhst, Logan Madsen, Frank McEntire, Cat Palmer, Bonnie Sucec, Stephanie Swift and Travis Tanner. The methods through which an artist like McEntire encounters the spiritual and the way Sucec uses the mythological in her work should provide illuminating insights about differences that can be obstacles, and will also help create a more diverse community. Art Access' Disability & Literature Book Group will conduct several discussions about works of historical fiction that deal with ways communities respond to difference, in conjunction with the Utah Humanities Book Festival. As with all Art Access programs, the exhibit is intended to promote dialogue and discussion about the subject. Showing concurrently in the Art Access II space is a juried exhibition of veterans' art. (Brian Staker)

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