Salt Lake Chapter Women In Law UMOCA After-Work Social

May 22, 11:30 PM – May 23, 1:00 AM

Women in Law

About this event

Please join us for a JRCLS Salt Lake Chapter Women In Law social event at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA). This will be a special opportunity for connecting with JRCLS WIL members and friends in a beautiful setting. We invite you to share this event with other women attorneys or law students whom you think may be interested in registering for this event.

Early Bird Registration (open through Friday, May 10) is $10 per person.

Registration will then increase to $15 and will close on Friday, May 17.

For parking information, see https://utahmoca.org/visit/. Please contact Megan White at megan.jayne.nelson@gmail.com if you have any questions.

For more information about the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, visit https://utahmoca.org/. Note that this event is not sponsored or organized by the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.


About UMOCA:

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art believes in the power of the art of our time. Through programming, advocacy, and collaboration, we work with artists and communities to build a better world.

Since 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been a gathering space for artists and creatives in our region. Today, UMOCA’s exhibitions, art education programs, community engagement, and one-of-a-kind artist residency support local artists and communities while showcasing art from across the nation and globe.

UMOCA is a seven-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a two-time recipient of the Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


About As the Lake Fades Exhibit:

As The Lake Fades explores drought, climate change, and the environmental crisis facing Utahns today through the lens of the Great Salt Lake. The lake and our air quality are recognizable signs of the climate issues Utahns are facing, which are fast becoming rallying points for action. As the lake disappears and lake bed soil is exposed, toxic chemicals like arsenic, copper, and mercury have the potential to make their way into the air, adding to already unhealthy levels of pollution in the valley and causing long-term effects on the health of residents.

With the population of Utah projected to rise by 66% by 2060, many artists have questioned the state’s management of natural resources and its ability to sustain this growth. Through their creative practices, they ask: Is there enough here to support those who have been long-time residents and the influx of people moving to the region? In what ways can residents change their behaviors to save the lake from disappearing? Is it possible to expand conservation practices to large-scale farms that consume up to 75% of the water in the State? What does Utah look like without the lake? What effect will it have on the population, and how will people survive the circumstances of its disappearance?

This exhibit looks at how people have been, and continue to be, connected to the lake as well as its importance to the past, present, and future residents of the Salt Lake Valley­­—from the indigenous peoples who were first to inhabit the land to the wildlife who rely on it for survival to the current residents.

As the Lake Fades emphasizes the importance of research, data, and community engagement. This show aims to illustrate how artists, art collectives, and residents of the region can work together to understand and mitigate human-caused environmental disasters, focusing not only on the problems but also on seeking sustainable, equitable, and creative solutions to address them.

Agenda

Host

  • UMOCA Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Leaders

  • Joseph Brubaker

    Kirton McConkie

    Board Member

  • Tehya Walkingstick-Murphey

    Kirton McConkie

    Board Member, Events Manager, & Treasurer

  • James Moss

    Payne & Fears LLP

    Board Member

  • Clifford Blair

    Kirton McConkie

    Interim Board Chair

  • Stewart Young

    U.S. AttorneyΓÇÖs Office - District of Utah (DOJ)

    Board Member

  • Larry Jenkins

    Kirton McConkie

    Board Member

  • MEGAN Nelson

    Board Member & JRCLS SLC WIL Committee Chair

  • Forrest Hansen

    J. Reuben Clark Law Society

    Executive Director

  • Joseph Watkins

    Board Member

  • Erin Rider

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Board Member

  • Todd Weiler

    Board Member

  • Drake Walker

    U of U Chapter Chair - JRCLS SLC Student Liason

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