PARK CITY, Utah — With the Bodell and Friends art exhibit in September at the Miners Hospital, Peg Bodell proved that this could be a successful venue for local artists and the venue agreed.
Miners Hospital Community Center hosts MINERS 9 art shows
The artist and former Park City and Summit County Arts Council co-director “has been working tirelessly to get local artists some representation in this town. She has succeeded in procuring the old Miners Hospital for small local artists shows/sales,” says Karen Millar-Kendall, Park City Artist Association board member. The shows will be held on the last Friday through Sunday of the month from March through October. The first exhibit is this weekend, Oct. 27 – 29, before a four-month break. During the other four months the Sundance Film Festival rents the venue.
New chance for interaction between public and artists
Bodell’s experiment showed that the space works for nine artists at a time. So she named the shows MINERS 9. If you are a local artist wishing to participate in one of these exhibits, contact Peg Bodell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shows at the Miners Hospital Community Center are free to the public. Meet the artists and enjoy some local art Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m.
Local artists celebrate new venue and push for more in-town opportunities
Local artists are still looking for permanent studio and display space in town. Bodell is working with the Park City Artist Association and others to spread the word. Bodell has been heavily involved in the local community since the early 1990s. The current difficult times inspired her to apply some of the lessons she learned being involved in everything from the Utah Governor’s Cultural Tourism Committee to the Kimball Art Center and KPCW, to being the Park City Municipal Transit Center public art manager.