The TEF Traveling Art Exhibits continue with Threads of the Silk Road at Willow Elementary, February 5 – March 2, 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 romance and influence of the legendary Silk Road has been a subject of centuries of fascination, from the medieval account of Marco Polo’s travel to cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s contemporary Silk Road Project. This vast 7000-mile network of trade routes from China to the Mediterranean existed for almost 2000 years, opening the Far East to European lands. It was a conduit for cultural, economic and technological exchange, representing the earliest form of globalization.
This collection of evocative photographs depicts surviving remnants of the historic Silk Road and ancestors of the civilization along its route. Themes of travel, trade and tribes are evidence today of the Silk Road’s ancient past. Colorful, ceremonial hats, traditional head coverings and travelling gear accompany the exhibit.
–Utah Division of Arts and Museums