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The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art's Art Truck will have Salt Lake City students looking to the skies this year.
UMOCA has selected Kansas City, Mo., artist Calder Kamin to curate the Art Truck for the 2013-14 academic year, with a project designed to study and help birds around the Salt Lake Valley.
"Calder is a perfect fit for the Art Truck," said Jared Steffensen, UMOCA's curator of education, in a statement. "Her practice is based in research and education which results in a hands-on art making activity for kids that teaches them about our relationship to urban wildlife."
The project, called "Impact Proof," launches Saturday morning, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m., as participants are invited to create paper decals using Kamin's stencil designs. The decals can then be placed on windows, to keep birds from colliding into them.
The second part of the "Impact Proof" project has Kamin encouraging residents to share their observations about nature, and crowd-source her illustrated survey of Salt Lake City-area birds to be posted on ebird.org (user name: Art Truck; password: ACOMHATU).
The new Art Truck exhibition will debut Friday, Aug. 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. during the summer party being held by UMOCA and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at the museum, 20 S. West Temple.