The TEF Traveling Art Exhibits continue with the Faces of Mali at West Elementary School, October 19 – November 16, 2015. This is a great opportunity for members of the community to view first-class art without leaving the Tooele Valley! There will be nine exhibits in the 2015-2016 school year, and each will feature a unique art theme and artist(s). Check this schedule and add the dates to your calendar. You don’t want to miss out on this unique event.
The images for “Faces of Mali” were captured by Edgar Gomez-Palmieri and Yeah Samake during working visits for a Utah biotech project. Samake is president of Empower Mali, a Sandy-based organization that builds village-owned and operated schools.
“The people of rural Mali have a culture that is rich in tradition and history, and it is delightful that people all over Utah will be able to enjoy this photo essay,” said Samake. “Many Utahns already have a positive connection with Malians by helping us explore and record our ancestry, build schools and better educate our children.” For five years, SMGF, a non-profit research organization, has been collecting DNA and family history information from Malians in the process of creating the world’s largest repository of correlated genetic genealogical information.
–Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The 2015 Utah Watercolor Society Exhibit at Grantsville Junior High School runs until November 2, 2015.