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Saturday June 18, 2022, 10am-12pm

Reception Friday June 17, 5-8pm

Prism Portraits celebrates North Star Elementary student artwork and aims to connect students to the local art culture of Salt Lake City. The project features artwork created during a 4-week long project in which students learned about the elements of art and created kaleidoscopes and self-portraits.

Finch Lane Gallery will feature student paintings, self-portraits, and large decorated kaleidoscopes. In addition, there will be an activity space for visitors to make their own kaleidoscopes, fold and decorate prisms, and enjoy light refreshments on an outdoor patio.


Melissa Howell is currently pursuing her second undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Art Teaching with a minor in History Teaching. She rediscovered a love of art when she was part of an art therapy group in 2018 and realized she wanted to be a teacher after volunteering with kids of all age groups.

Aubrey Ellis is currently earning a BFA in Art Teaching and has just finished her second year at the University of Utah. She plans to make the arts a more integral part of education and work as an elementary school art teacher. Aubrey is a practicing artist and is passionate about the positive effects of arts integration in schools.

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is a division of Salt Lake City Corporation in the Department of Economic Development and also maintains a nonprofit corporation, the Salt Lake City Arts Council Foundation with 501(c)(3) status.

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