Park City Gallery Walk features exhibits, music, and the chance to meet artists

J GO Gallery owner Jude Grenny said the Park City Gallery Association promotes arts and culture in the Wasatch Back. She said the curator or gallery owner usually brings in artists’ works based on their personal artistic tastes. Grenny said there was no shortage of talented artists to choose from when deciding which works to showcase.

“But finding one that speaks to me personally — that I think will sell and speak to other people, that’s kind of what I do,” Grenny said. “I’m especially drawn to people who have really unique techniques. Not just oil or acrylic painting in the traditional way, but often collage or…”

The Meyer Gallery is one of more than 15 participants in Friday’s gallery walk and features smaller-scale works.

“Everything there is done 18 by 18 inches or less.” said Greny. “So if you’ve looked at larger works by their artists, this is an opportunity to collect smaller works by them. And they also feature a still life artist, Leslie Duke, who does kind of natures contemporary deaths.

Several Main Street galleries, including the Kimball Art Center on Kearns Boulevard, will participate. Grenny said she was recently at the Kimball Art Center and was amazed and thrilled by a particular exhibit.

“And there’s a room in the back that’s wallpapered with bugs,” Grenny said. “And there are taxidermy animals at a feast. It’s just a visual feast, and it’s weird and wonderful.”

The gallery walk is free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the last Friday of each month.


Julia P. Cluff