Z-Arts hosts events in NovemberThe Zion Canyon Arts and Humanities Council, stylized as “Z-Arts,” offers several events during the month of November. All events are free and open to the public unless specified.

Kristine Eberhard’s artwork will remain on display at the Canyon Community Center until Nov. 14. Titled “A Long and Winding Road,” the show includes detailed desert scenes and amazingly realistic painted leather butterflies and dragonflies.

“Lines in Nature,” a two-person exhibition, will feature the woodcarvings of Justin Newby and the paintings and relief prints of Carl Bold. This show will be on display at the Canyon Community Center from Nov. 15 through Dec. 26. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.

Kristi Hager, a painter and photographer, will present an artist lecture, “Dueling Paintbrushes,” on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Canyon Community Center. Two painters, George Catlin and Karl Bodmer, traveled up the Missouri River within a year of each other in 1832–34. The two had very different temperaments and very different styles for documenting the same Indian villages and the same sacred rituals as well as how each tribe painted accounts of their own lives on tipis, drums, and buffalo hides. Their paintings provide a rich visual record of the high plains at a unique time after Lewis and Clark but before the arrival of railways and photography.

Flamenco dance and cajon drum classes will be available at the Rockville Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 19. Starting at 1 p.m., a free dance class is offered to anyone 12 or older. At 2:15 p.m., the cajon (box) drum class is offered for a cost of $10 per person. And at 4 p.m., an intermediate dance class is offered at a cost of $10 per person to anyone with any type of dance experience. Karina Carmen Velasco will teach the dance classes, Nacho Arimany will teach the drum class, and Alfredo Cáceres will play the guitar during the intermediate dance class.

Musiké, an original expression of poetry, flamenco and jazz, will be performed on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Canyon Community Center. With original music, lyrics, and choreography, the performance will blend jazz and flamenco guitar with percussion, flamenco dance, and storytelling. Admission is $15 cash at the door.

The Zion Canyon Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Nov. 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canyon Community Center. Featuring handmade arts and crafts, visual arts, culinary arts, and nature-inspired products such as lavender, beeswax and essential oils in various soaps, creams and bath bombs, original artwork and photography, jerky, honey, nuts, jams, silk scarves, woven mats, crocheted items, wood carvings, candleholders, pottery, jewelry, copper, silver, gemstones, and wizard stones.

On Nov. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m., Ryan Orton will perform at the Tree Lighting Ceremony between SOL Market and Under the Eaves B&B in Springdale.

On Dec. 2, Harry O and Friends will perform at the Z-Arts Gala. Tickets are $50 per person and include a meal at Switchback, wine, and entertainment. There will be a silent auction. Tickets are available in advance at (435) 772-3434 x 313 on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays between 9 a.m. and noon.

The Canyon Community Center is located at 126 Lion Blvd. in Springdale. The Rockville Community Center is located at 43 Main St. in Rockville.

Z-Arts is the recipient of the Governor’s Leadership in the Arts award. With funding from Utah Arts and Museums, Utah Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Westaf, business sponsors, members, and volunteers, Z-Arts hosts over 60 events each year in the fields of visual arts, performing arts, film, literature, and humanities. More information is available at zarts.org.

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