April 26, 2005 — The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is pleased to announce “Dreams You Can Count On,” an exhibition of artwork created by local elementary students in The Crayola Dream-Makers Exhibition, Art You Can Count On program. The exhibition, a collaboration with the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration of Salt Lake City and Global Artways, is currently on view in the UMFA Education Gallery through June 20, 2005.
“The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is dedicated to providing art education to Utah’s youth,” states Megan Hallett, UMFA Associate Curator of Education. “The collaboration with Global Artways on the Crayola
Dream-Makers program has been a wonderful opportunity for the UMFA to showcase local children’s art.”
The program was introduced to public schools by Global Artways, a City arts program founded in 1997. During the fall of 2004, Salt Lake City’s Global Artways’ professional teaching artists held workshops at several Salt Lake City elementary schools. Focusing on mathematics in art, they helped students to formulate ideas, design solutions and create art. Selected works from these workshops are exhibited and accompanied by Dream Statements written by the young artists interpreting their art.
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ commitment to education is demonstrated in a number of its ongoing programs, including pARTners, Images and Words, Third Saturdays, Family Backpacks and the Teacher Resource Center. To learn more about these and other public programs and services, visit the Museum’s website at www.umfa.utah.edu.
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah’s premier visual arts museum, is located on the University of Utah campus at 410 Campus Center Drive. UMFA’s general admission fee is $4/adults, $2/seniors and youth ages -18. Children under five are free, as are University of Utah students, faculty and staff. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Wednesday, 10 am to 8 pm; weekends 11 am to 5 pm. The museum is closed Mondays. For more information on programs and exhibitions, call 801.581.7332 or visit www.umfa.utah.edu.