Posts tagged Public art
WORK: An Audio-Visual Exploration of Effortful Lives

WORK is a collective, participatory art project generated by the students and families of Escalante Elementary in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Over the course of several months, students photographed and audio recorded what the theme of work means to them and their families in their everyday lives.

“As a grassroots community radio station, this type of collaboration reflects KRCL’s 40-year history but also speaks to our future,” said Tristin Tabish, general manager.

Students investigated the concept of work in all its forms and are using a broad storytelling framework to present it through sound and images. They asked their families to answer such questions as:

  • What does work look like at home?

  • What kind of work do you help me do to be a good student and family member?

  • What kind of work do you do outside our home?

  • What job did you want when you were my age?

  • How do you feel appreciated for the work you do?

  • What kind of job do you hope I have one day? How do you want me to feel about that work?

You can listen to the audio here.

WORK was presented with assistance from The City Library and with funding from the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Eugene Tachinni provided photography instruction and Christian Camargo from KRCL produced the audio portion.  WORK was on display at Mestizo through the end of May and at the City Library in the Share Space during the Living Traditions Festival in May.

Wisdom of the Water Closet

Framework Arts will be at Alt Press Fest at the City Library this Saturday, October 13, from 12-5pm. Come by and see us and participate in...

Wisdom of the Water Closet – a participatory public artwork by Framework Arts

Latrinalia is a type of inscription made on latrines – that is, bathrooms or lavatory walls. Wisdom left in the water closet can take the form of art, drawings, or words. It can be simple or complex, personal or political. It transforms the stall into both a confessional and a public forum where we transfer our thoughts and advice to one another.

Interruption (audio piece)

A big thank you to Joy and Steven of 3irons for collaborating with Framework Arts on a new audio project exploring the idea of interruptions in the lives of the youth at Eve Carlston Academy. Thank you to the young participants for their thoughtful and thought provoking discussions and interviews. A great project!

Promise: A Participatory Artmaking Experiment

Join Framework Arts for a participatory art making activity entitled, “Promise.” Visit our table in the Urban Room to receive instructions and a conversation prompt card. Record your brief walk and talk to be included in our short audio piece documenting what the theme means in the everyday life of our communities.

Where: The City Library: Main Branch

December 29th 1pm -4pm and December 31 10am -1pm

Jesse WalkerPublic art
Disappointment (audio piece)

On November 13, 2016, people gathered for the first Framework Walk. They were given a conversation prompt and walked around Liberty Park while discussing “disappointment.” Join us for our next Framework Walk at the City Library on December 29 and 31 for “promise.” 

Jesse WalkerPublic art
Chalk Project

Framework Arts is currently engaged in a wide variety of projects - out in the community and behind the scenes. Find out more about us and the work we are doing on our current projects page.

Jesse WalkerPublic art
Escalante Mural Project

The Escalante Mural Project spanned the spring and summer of 2016. This mural was designed by the entire 5th grade class, with submissions from other grades and even parents as well. Two panels, 35 feet wide and 10 feet high fill the front foyer of the school. See it in all its glory here.

Shawn TeigenPublic art
SLC: Claim It! (overview of the art project)

Our SLC: Claim it! is a multi-year civic arts project with the west Salt Lake communities of Glendale and Poplar Grove. Working through a variety of civic engagement activities and programs, youth groups and neighborhood residents explored what it means to claim their neighborhood, its rich history, diverse cultures, and current vitality. They rendered it visible through a variety of public art making. On view at the Sorenson Unity Center beginning May 20th. Thanks to Kerri Hopkins!

Jesse WalkerPublic art
Week 1: Mural Project

What a relief it is to find out the thing you have been pretending that you know how to do turns out to be something that you might actually be able to do!

Shawn TeigenPublic art