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image Melissa Clark shows some of her art work on Oct. 17, 2012. The Stansbury Art and Literary Society will hold an open house at TATC on Tuesday.

April 17, 2014
Local artists to host free, one-night gallery and open house at TATC

An association of local artists will host a free, one-day gallery and open house for all Tooele County residents next week.

The Stansbury Art and Literary Society, an association of artists, both professional and amateur, as well as local admirers of the arts, will host its semi-annual open house next Tuesday at Tooele Applied Technology College.

The open house will feature displays by 10–15 Tooele County artists who work in a variety of media — graphic arts, watercolor, oil, photography and even sculpture, said society president Rolanda Root.

Although the artists will represent a range of experience, Root said several of the participating artists have shown their work in galleries across the state, and a few have even won national recognition.

Unlike a traditional gallery format, each of the artists will remain present with his or her work throughout the open house, allowing residents the opportunity to interact with local artists, learn about their craft, and, if desired, arrange commissions or sales, Root said.

But the primary goal of the open house, she added, is to give local artists a chance to present their work to the local community.

“It’s just a chance for Tooele County to have some art on display,” she said.

Although the displays at the open house are temporary and will be removed from TATC after the Tuesday evening event, Root said the arts society is working toward a goal of establishing some kind of permanent gallery in the area that would be devoted to local artists.

The open house will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Tuesday in the lobby of Tooele Applied Technology College, located at 88 S. Tooele Blvd. Tooele County residents and visitors are invited to attend, and admission is free. 

Emma Penrod

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Emma Penrod is a staff writer for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin and covers Tooele City government, religion, health, the environment, ethnic issues and public infrastructure. A Tooele native, Penrod graduated from Tooele High School in 2010. She holds an associates degree from Utah State University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University. She worked for the newspaper as a high school intern starting in 2008. In 2010 she began working full-time in the newsroom until she left for college later that year. While at BYU, Penrod worked as a writer and editor for a small health magazine in Utah County. She interned with The Riverdale Press, a community newspaper in the Bronx, NY and with the Deseret News. She is also the author of two non-fiction books.

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