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The New Beehive

July 8 – September 3, 2021
South City Campus Center for Arts & Media 1575 S State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115

The New Beehive is a contemporary approach to The Grand Beehive, a 1980 exhibition that explored representations of the beehive symbol in various aspects of Utah culture. The New Beehive exhibition, presented by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, is a collaboration between the Folk Arts and Visual Arts programs—it brings together the work of 30 Utah-based artists who exemplify the diversity of artistic expression in visual media and craft found statewide. The artists were invited to create a unique artwork employing the beehive and associated imagery as a concept, motif, or metaphor. The resulting pieces are a collection of deeply personal interpretations of what it means to be a resident of the Beehive State in the 21st century.

Participating Artists

Linda Bergstrom, Virginia Catherall, Michelle Franzoni Thorley, Daniel George, Lily Havey, Jann Haworth, Kate Ithurralde, Tzvi Izaksonas, Abraham Kimball, Lenka Konopasek, Jamie Kyle, Adam Larsen, Sarah May, Sarah Morton, Alison Neville, Mercedes Ng, Lola Reyes, Humberto Sanchez Conejo, Heidi Somsen, Julie Strong, Danielle Susi, John Tavoian, Douglas Tolman, Kalani Tonga, Jeremiah Tuchyner, Justin Wheatley, Laura Sharp Wilson, Rebecca Woolston, Ashton Young, and MönSr Yusef.

To learn more about these creatives, please check out our series of artist features on the Chase Home Museum Facebook and Instgram.

thuggin-a-new-generation-thumbnail.jpgThe premiere of a documentary film about featured artist Mönsr Yusef was screened at the nearby Grand Theater on the final night of the exhibition. 

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