WEST VALLEY CITY — Ogden is in the spotlight at the Mountain West Art Conference, as one of four award winners being honored during the event.
The conference starts at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, in West Valley City. It runs until 3:45 p.m., with networking, workshops and performances for members of the arts community — from artists and supporters to students, educators and administrators. Topics include fundraising, research, trends and hands-on art experiences.
The keynote speaker is Mary Helen Immordino-Yung, an affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist who will speak on the emotional origins of creativity. Her speech is scheduled during the luncheon, which is also when the Governor’s Leadership in the Arts awards will be presented.
Gov. Gary Herbert is giving an award to Ogden in recognition of the way the city nurtures community art and artists. Other award winners are Teri Orr, director of the Park City Performing Arts Foundation; art educator Chris Roberts; and Artspace, a living/working space for artists and nonprofits in Salt Lake City.
The governor will also announce the new Utah Poet Laureate.
Conference registration is $95, or $55 for just the luncheon.
For information, or to register, go to http://artsandmuseums.utah.gov.