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Get ready to laugh till you cry with Aunt Pearl, Uncle Heber, Fayreen the cheerleader, Qweezel Dean the wrestler and little Tiffany with the big prayers. There is no better way to spend Christmas than with your Farley Family.
‘Farley Family Xmas,’ ” said Isaac Walters, media and marketing director for UVU’s Department of Theatrical Arts, “is a sequel to the enormously popular ‘Farley Family Reunion’ — the one-man show where James Arrington creates the kind of family reunion we’re all familiar with and all the weird characters we’re a little embarrassed to admit we’re related to. With ‘FFX,’ the Farley family is reunited to celebrate that most ‘specialest’ time of the year, which is all about the family.”
Showdown Mixed Martial Arts MMA Fights returns with a much anticipated Welterweight Bout between Tim McKenzie & Jordan Smith. The Co- Main Event will feature Justin Bucholtz vs hometown favorite Steven “Razor” Sharp.
Prelim Fights Start at 6:00 PM
Main Event Fights Start at 7:30 PM
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $15 – $150 for Ringside Tables
Utah’s Largest NYE Celebration! 5,000 People Expected!
New Years Eve Newphoria 2011 at UVU will be held at the UCCU Center (formally the McKay Events Center). Doors open at 9:30 PM.
There will be 2 Dance Floors, Live Music Stage, VIP Room, DJ Marcus Wing-Bands: Allred, Ryan Innes, Truman & Preston Pugmire, Wing & Juice Bar, Bounce Houses and more….
Tickets Available that night at the door.
Matinees on September 19 & 26
The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give you an evening of enchantment.
Michaela Giesenkirchen Sawyer’s photos of Bodie California, a large gold-mining town abandoned in 1940, are currently on display on the third floor of the library. Sponsored by the Humanities Program.
Hidden Voices is an exhibition designed to acknowledge and showcase messages coming from local urban artists and the surrounding youth culture. Sometimes unheard, ignored or misinterpreted, these are messages that need to be recognized. This exhibition will represent participants’ skills and viewpoints by working with underserved youth populations, bridging cultural divides in Utah County. Hidden Voices will be an inclusive arts project meant to strengthen community and increase understanding.
Opening Reception Friday, January 28th 6-8pm
HOURS: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or by appointment)
Admission is FREE
Along with “From the Masses to the Masses: Art of the Yan’an Cave Artists Group” a film documentary
The exhibit includes the work of several artists known as the Cave Artists Group (Yaodong Huapai) who worked under the direction of Beijing based artist Jin Zhilin. Jin, a student of Xu Beihong and later a contemporary of Constantine Maximov at the Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, was sent to Yan’an in the midst of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) where he recruited local artists such as Feng Shanyun, Chen Sanqiao, Song Ruxin, and others to study art at the Yan’an Masses Art Studio that he directed.
Yan’an was the Chinese Communists’ revolutionary capital in Shaanxi Province in northwestern China for thirteen years (1936-1949). Although a remote and poor rural area, Yan’an has a strong folk art tradition. However, Yan’an is unique because of its rich revolutionary traditions. Following the Maoist dictum of “learning from the masses,” Jin Zhilin required his students to go to the countryside and study local folk art with peasant artists. Jin’s students incorporated Shaanxi folk art influences, such as paper cutting, into their woodblock prints. The art in the collection reflects these elements of local folk art and the historical significance of the region. Art was created using various mediums: woodcuts, watercolors (gouache) and oil. Woodcuts and watercolors were more common because oil painting in the countryside at the time was less practical.
The collection includes Jin’s early work from the 1950s, which was heavily influenced by Soviet Social Realism, work produced during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) that towards the end was illustrative of the Revolutionary Romanticism engulfing the arts in China, and works from the post-Cultural Revolution period (late 1970s-early 1980s), reflecting more traditional themes and aspects of local culture that Jin encouraged his students to study. Geographic landmarks such as the Yan’an pagoda, traditional Shaanxi cave residences, the headdress worn by local Shaanxi men, and influences of local folk art are common characteristics of the works of the Cave Artist Group that emerged under Jin Zhilin’s influence.
The collection is original and was acquired in numerous trips to China between 1999-2008. The art of the exhibit was not originally created to be sold, as there was no commercial value to art at that time. Instead, art was utilized for social and political purposes. In the case of the woodblocks, making only a few copies before shaving the block for a new woodcut was common. In most cases the artists were not even sure what happened to their work once it was turned over to local authorities to be reviewed and exhibited in support of domestic and even international policy initiatives. As a result, nearly all of the pieces are the only known copies to exist.
Period photographs and two documentary films will be part of this exhibition.
This exhibition is the result of a collaboration with the UVU International Center director Danny Damron, the collection owner Dodge Billingsly (Combat Films site” href=”http://www.combatfilms.com” Visit his film company web site COMBAT FILMS AND RESEARCH), and the UVU Woodbury Art Museum. It is anticipated that there will be many other accompanying events, symposia and lectures with participation from various quarters of the university.
Lions and tigers; amazing aerialists; dashing, daring, dauntless daredevils; fabulous funny clowns; enchanting elephants; boundless feats of balance and agility; hazardous horsemanship; precision performing animals of all shapes and sizes; plus we can bring in those mania motorcycle manipulators, the amazing Jordan ‘Danger Zone’ riders in the unbelievable Globe of Death! Producer Jody Jordan, who was taught motorcycle stunt riding by his father, the legendary John Jordan, one of the originators of the act, took the act in a new direction with a show stopping appearance on the block-buster television super special “Wow.” He also undertook the daunting task of teaching riding to Alfonso Ribeiro, star of the television series “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” for his spectacular appearance on the TV spectacle “Circus of the Stars.”
JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS features many new and exciting effects created especially for this show by the imaginative use of lighting, fireworks, staging and music. These amazing effects create a stunning response from the audience, and are one of the things that the JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS is known for. Rarely has such a sophisticated and intriguing show been available in any other but the largest cities and towns. Yes, it’s a truly kaleidoscopic wonderland of sight, sound and color all blended into one memorable entertainment experience that will not soon be forgotten.
The JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS, one of North America’s premier traveling circuses, is owned and produced by Jody Jordan of Las Vegas, Nevada. Hailing from a long background of aerialists and circus performers, Jordan brings a unique talent to the circus management field. His exciting two hour shows are presented on annual tours from coast to coast and border to border by local Shrine Centers and clubs, police and fire associations, civic clubs and organizations, merchant associations, local presenters and venues, and fairs, festivals, parks and the like.