April 15, 2014 Michael Imber spoke to our chapter at the Grand America Murano Room. The title of his presentation was “The Creation of Beauty through Landscape and Culture.” Our members were so inspired by Michael’s lecture and his body of work. Thank you to Michael for making the trip to Salt Lake City and sharing your story with the Utah Chapter.
For several years now the Utah Chapter has been collaborating with Brad Houston to encourage and give a platform to a curriculum program that Brad has been working on for many years. We were all so excited to finally implement a nine course series entitled “Classicism Defined.” The reception and sign-up for this class was a huge success for our Chapter with 40 registrants. We held the class May 17 to a full house and after the class was over, word spread and there was a demand for a repeat, which we offered a few weeks later to another 25 participants!
The second class in the “Classicism Defined” series was held on July 19, 2014 and was taught by Spencer Denison entitled “The Theory of Mouldings.” Spencer spent hours preparing a fantastic presentation with slides, a walking tour, and he even built a life size model of moldings to use as a teaching aide. It was so wonderful and those who missed it are asking us to find a time to offer this class again.
The education component of our Chapter events has been a huge boost to our members with so many looking forward to each class in the continuing series. If any other ICAA Chapters are looking for a wonderful direction to take their education program, we would suggest you take a look at what Brad has created. It is wonderful!
Our annual Classical Garden Tour was held June 28, led by Dean Anesi. Dean led our tour last year and there were many requests to see more of his work this summer. He led us to two homes in the Avenues and we were all charmed by his creations. It was a pristine sunny summer morning that seemed to highlight Dean’s work to the fullest. We had many new people attend who are now interested in being part of ICAA Utah Chapter events.
In June, Robert Baird’s three-year term came to a close as President of the Utah Chapter. There are no words to express our gratitude to Robert for the vision, manpower, monetary support, friendship, enthusiasm, and fun he contributed in bringing about the success of the Utah Chapter. There would have been no Utah chapter without his willingness to step forward and make this happen so thank you, thank you, thank you to Robert!!
For more information on the Utah Chapter please contact DeAnn Sadleir (801) 915-4848.