Two cultural institutions in Utah recently got shout-outs on the national stage.
Granary Arts in Ephraim was listed as one of 10 great DIY art spaces across the country in USA TODAY: “Art flourishes in remote central Utah thanks to artists based in a historic granary building on the high plains.”
Amy Jorgensen, executive director/chief curator of Granary Arts, said, “Thank you, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, for nurturing and supporting this little nonprofit over the last several years. Your expertise, guidance, funding, workshops, endless answers to questions, the Change Leader program, and all of your behind-the-scenes work have certainly had an impact on our ability to succeed.”
And, Southern Utah Museum of Art was mentioned in the December/January issue of National Geographic Traveler: “…then continue two blocks west to the Southern Utah Museum of Art, a trove of regional creativity housed in a striking white edifice.”
These are acknowledgments of the good things these organizations are doing, but also recognition of our rural areas and the arts scene in Utah as a whole. Kudos!