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Concerts of the season
Jazz at the Station – Dec. 8: Free Concert @ Union Station 7 – 8 p.m.
Utah Symphony: Here Comes Santa Claus Dec. 14 @ WSU 7 p.m. Nothing sets the holiday scene like hearing your wintry favorites performed live by the Utah Symphony. Kids from one to ninety-two will enjoy the musical gifts on stage, with a joyful sing-along closing out the concert.
More info: utahsymphony.org
By Hailey Minton
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Michael Goodwin picked up his black chalk with his pad of paper and tuned in to Jon Gnagy’s Learn to Draw TV show. He followed his destiny and became a professional artist. Today, he enjoys painting science fiction scenes with acrylic paint, and he is also a consulting artist for the Children’s Treehouse Museum.
After getting a couple degrees from Utah State, he leapt out into the world and landed his first job at the Hansen Planetarium in Salt Lake City. There, he contributed his artistic skill to the different exhibits and star shows. “I ran into a lot of space and sci-fi enthusiasts, and I just got hooked.” He and his wife started attending sci-fi conventions and traveled around the country, selling his sci-fi work and her fantasy work.
Michael’s interest in art began when he watched Learn to Draw as a child. You can still watch them on YouTube today! Michael’s father bought him a Learn to Draw kit, and he got to work. He drew images out of basic shapes and learned how to draw with perspective and shading. For 28 years, he worked as a digital artist and was the graphic arts director at the Standard Examiner. Michael created charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and special headlines. “It was a fun job. It changed every day. I enjoyed it.” Since starting at the Children’s Treehouse Museum, he has painted maps, forests, animals, and murals you can see there today. You can see pictures of what he has contributed to the museum on his website, and I’m looking forward to finding them the next time I go!
Michael’s website: michaelgoodw.wordpress.com/about
Dec 3: First Friday Art Stroll @ 25th Street 6-9 p.m. | Open Studio Night @ The Monarch 7-10 p.m.
Dec 4: The Third Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market @ The Monarch 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Children under 12 FREE).
Dec 14-16: Third Annual Northern Utah High School Art Competition – Art Entry Deadline @ The Eccles Art Center 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.