All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
Eva Carlston Academy, a Residential Treatment Center for young women, is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake is a thriving center for art and culture in the intermountain west, and is the home of the International Sundance Film Festival, as well as award-winning performance and visual arts organizations. Eva Carlston actively engages in a myriad of art experiences including monthly visits to local galleries and museums, and holds season ticket to the Utah Symphony and the Pioneer Theatre Company, to name a few. Eva Carlston believes that art is a vital tool for expression, creation and a positive outlet for emotions.
Just recently, Eva Carlston’s clients participated in and volunteered at the children’s art area at The Utah Arts Festival. The Utah Arts Festival features international musical and performing arts, a mini-film festival, visual arts, art and technology, and the ever-popular “Children’s Art Yard”. The festival hosts over 90,000 guests each June, and was given Utah’s highest honor in arts and culture with the 2016 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Award. Nationally, it has received acknowledgment for being one of the top festivals of its kind by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Art Fair Sourcebook, and the International Festival Events Association, to name a few. Needless to say, it is an exciting opportunity for Eva Carlston Academy to participate in this festival.
Each year, the young women at Eva Carlston Academy participate in the Children’s Art Yard, with Art Director Maggie Willis, who also coordinates the Art Yard. In the art classes leading up to the event, the students create upcycled sculptures and art pieces bases on the themes of the Art Yard. These art pieces are then put on display and are part of larger collaborative installations that get added to, throughout the course of the four-day festival. All clients not only get the opportunity to create art, but also to volunteer with the 7,000 children that visit the Art Yard – helping them to paint, color, and decorate the installations. This year, the theme of the Art Yard was “Circles”, and the volunteers helped kids create mandalas, dreamcatchers, and circles of all kind, including some giant gummy bear rose windows.
About Eva Carlston Academy
Eva Carlston Academy (UT) is a residential treatment center located near the urban center of Salt Lake City. The program serves young women between the ages of 12 and 18 in a clinically intense, family-style program which focuses upon creating opportunities for students to explore the arts while working toward continued growth and healing.