September 19th, 2009

Mary Scrimgeour, “Some Good Hats,” Mixed Media, 2009

I am very pleased to announce a series of exhibitions, fund-raisers, and artful events for Gallery MAR’s Autumn season. Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you here!

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

    “Art Meets Fashion” Presented by Gallery MAR and (a)perture marketing at The Yard, Park City

    Saturday, October 17th at 6 p.m.

    Art Meets Fashion, Park City, will open with an exclusive cocktail hour from 6-7 pm and will offer a selection culinary delights and a selection of fine beverages from Park City’s finest establishments. By showcasing the fashion arts amidst a backdrop of fine art, (a)perture aims to bring attention to all aspects of the artistic experience. Gallery MAR artists will exhibit their works in The Yard’s gallery. Fashion shows will commence at 7 pm through close of evening. An after party of dancing will conclude the festivities.

    Ticket sales will benefit two local Park City charities; The Peace House and Summit County Friends of Animals. AMF is a diverse  event that presents runway inspired fashion shows in alternative artistic settings. Each event is unique to the host city and features local artists, fashion boutiques and designers. The community inspired event is designed to benefit local charities. For information regarding this event please contact (a)perture marketing at 801.953.0109 or visit

    • “Casting Survivors” A Benefit for Image Reborn, Park City

    Saturday, October 24th from 4-7 p.m.

    Join Gallery MAR and Image Reborn for a celebration of life! View new art work by Ashley Bennett-Stoddard, inspired by breast cancer survivors, as you sip pink champagne and enjoy appetizers from culinary artist Jean Louis. The exhibition will feature a new series of paintings dealing with the emotions of the healing process as well as bust reliefs of breast cancer survivors. The journey of the survivor is Bennett-Stoddard’s inspiration for these paintings. Nine of Bennett-Stoddard’s new pieces will be donated to “Image Reborn” and will be sold through a silent auction on the night of the show. “Image Reborn” is Park City retreat for women who have breast cancer. Together we can inspire a difference. In addition, Ashley Bennett-Stoddard has designed a gorgeous silver pendant for “Image Reborn.” It is a fund raiser for their cause, and viewed at October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. RSVP to Gallery MAR is required.

    • “Green Art Stroll” Recycle Utah Awareness at Gallery MAR

    Friday, October 30th from 6 to 9 p.m.

    Join Gallery MAR in welcoming the Park City Recycle Center for a night of “Going Green,” recycling awareness, and recycled artworks by locals Young Artists. Become a member of the Recycle Utah Recycling Center and  you will be entered to win a fabulous art prize.

    • “Herb and Dorothy,” The Movie: You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to Collect Art.

    Thursday, December 3rd at 6 p.m.

    Gallery MAR sponsors HERB & DOROTHY, a new film which tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb’s salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy’s paycheck alone, they continued collecting artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment.

    This film is brought to the Jim Santy Auditorium in Park City by Gallery MAR and is a fund raiser. The movie ticket sales will go to benefit Arts Kids, Park City, an after-school group that empowers youth through the expressive arts, and connects students thorough creativity. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. The Jim Santy Auditorium is located at 1255 Park Avenue, Park City, Utah, 84060 (above the library). Recommended for art lovers, aged 10 and up.