The Utah Buddhist Art Festival will feature an art display and evening concert bringing together many talented local artists and composers on Feb. 17.
The festival will include various forms of visual expression, music and dance, with all original pieces inspired by Buddhism.
Event director Kagan Breitenbach has arranged an evening intended to celebrate and support local art, music, and dance all while helping to promote spiritual diversity in Utah. The art gallery will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature the artistic talents of Trent Alvey, E. Kay Barickman, David Costa, Matt Degardo, Jennifer Michelle Long, Eleanor Scholz, and Brock Thorne. Beginning at 7 p.m. local composers Kagan Breitenbach, James Guymon, Igor Iachmciuc, Tony Semerad (a member of the Tribune's staff), and Josie Twinting will have original compositions performed by local talent including University of Utah faculty members Vedrena Subotic and Ning and Jie Lu. The concert will also feature the dance talents of Eden Chase and Ankita Ray and the drumming abilities of the Ogden Buddhist Taiko Group. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa; a traditional Tibetan Buddhist temple located in Salt Lake City. For more information and a sneak preview of some of the displays, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/506297582713639/ Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting: http://kaganbreitenbach.com/utah-buddhist-arts-festival/ or at the door.