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Thrive 125: Humanities in the Wild: The Spiral Jetty

  • Art
  • Virtual
  • Presented By: Utah Humanities
  • At: Online/Virtual Space
  • , Online/Virtual, UT 00000
  • 01/21/2021 - 02/02/2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    For the most up-to-date information, visit our facebook page here.Join historian Hikmet Loe and scientist Jaimi Butler for an asynchronous excursion to and an enlightening conversation about Utah's most famous land art, the Spiral Jetty.Step 1: Check out this trailer with our two scholars discussing the history and science behind the spiral jetty: https://youtu.be/I443Uk-nYj8Step 2: Plan and go on your trip to the spiral jetty!Here is an online resource for you to prepare: https://tipsforfamilytrips.com/spiral-jetty/Step 3: Join Hikmet Loe and Jaimi Butler on Wednesday, February 3 to discussion the history and science behind the Spiral Jetty.Register here:  HereHikmet Sidney Loe is an educator, writer, and curator whose work examines the changeable nature of the earth and addresses our perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. Her first book, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork through Time and Place (2017, The University of Utah Press and Tanner Trust Fund, J. Willard Marriott Library) delves into Robert Smithson’s regional concerns in creating his earthwork. It won the 15 Bytes Book Award for Art Book in 2018 and was a finalist for the Utah State Historical Society Best Book Award.Jaimi Butler is the coordinator of the Great Salt Lake Institute, housed at Westminster College. Despite the Great Salt Lakes' reputation for being inhospitable, Jaimi fell in love with the lake and made it her place. After graduating with her Fisheries and Wildlife degree from Utah State University in 1999, Jaimi has helped increase knowledge and shape perceptions of the Lake through work in the private sector, government, and academia. Jaimi can barely remember a time when she was not using airplanes, boats, four-wheelers, airboats, and stand-up paddle boards to get around one of Utah's most amazing ecosystems. Jaimi's primary areas of studies include the brine shrimp and bird populations that thrive at the lake. When she is not knee deep in salty water doing research or lost in grant documents, Jaimi and her students are likely educating the community about the importance of the lake.This event is part of Think Water Utah, a statewide collaboration and conversation on the critical topic of water presented by Utah Humanities and its partners. For more information on events throughout the state, see www.utahhumanities.orgThis event is made possible with support from Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Utah Humanities, The Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College,

    Event Info

    • Presented By: Utah Humanities
    • Dates: February 3, 2021
    • Location: Online/Virtual Space
    • Address: Online/Virtual, UT 00000
    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Categories: Art, Family, Free, Festivals & Special Events, History & Heritage, Humanities, Literature, Outdoor Recreation, Gardens & Gardening, Natural History & Archaeology, Temporary Art Installations, Virtual, Thrive125
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