The Helper Project, along with several local sponsors, is promoting Helper women artists through an exhibition entitled the Nest at amjworks studio, 167 South Main Street, Helper, Utah. The Exhibition dates are: August 12, 2017-September 30, 2017. The studio/gallery will be open to the public during the Helper City Arts and Music Festival with a Gallery Stroll event scheduled for the evening of August 17, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM.
The nineteen artists invited to participate have a special connection to Helper either through family ties, calling Helper their home presently or in the past, or those who have participated in the Helper Artist’s Workshops. A few of the women contributing to the exhibition are Anne Morgan-Jespersen, Kathleen Royster, and Anne Kaferle, all of whom have independent galleries on Main Street. A catalog highlighting the works of all participating artists and including an essay by renowned Utah Art Historian, Donna Poulton, Ph.D. will be available for purchase during the exhibition.
The artist movement has played an integral role in helping the community recognize its own value. Art, whether written, spoken, painted, sculpted, or danced, becomes an historical record. It informs us, and future generations, about cultural diversity, economic conditions, technological advancements, and social attitudes present at the time of the creation of the work. The work exhibited here, by these remarkable artists, is destined to become part of the unique historical record of Helper, Utah.