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Friday, August 26

7:30 am - 9:00 am    Sunrise Session - Dr Travis Dorsch "Parent involvement in organized youth sport..."

Lecture & Readings / President's Office

"Parent involvement in organized youth sport: The good, the bad, and the ugly." Dr. Travis Dorsch will speak to the impact of parent involvement. Salient questions will be addressed, such as: How much is too much to spend on my kids’ sports? What should I say to my kids from the sidelines at their events? When is it too early to sign them up for the travel team? Am I that parent? FREE and open to the public thanks to sponsorship by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield Sunrise Sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet catered by the Little America Hotel. Following breakfast, the presenter will deliver their talk for about 30 minutes with 10 minutes of Q&A immediately following. Each session typically ends between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. All you have to do is register. If you would like to be added to the invitation list, please email Aneka Christensen with your email address.

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9:29 am - 9:29 am    Endangered Landscapes: America's National Lands

Arts & Entertainment / Extension

Endangered Landscapes: America's National Lands presents over 50 of Rick Braveheart's full color, black and white, non-traditional and video art works of America's national lands, in celebration of the National Park Service centennial. The exhibition features images captured over 400 days spent living alone within national parks. The exhibit weaves together elements of art, education, environment and ecology with opportunities for visitor reflection and interaction.

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Lighting The Fire: Ceramics Education in the American West

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

August 16, 2016 to December 10, 2016. Opening Reception with Gallery Talk by Guest Curator Matthew Limb September 8, 2016, 7-9 p.m. Drawing upon NEHMA’s important collection of twentieth century ceramic objects, Lighting the Fire: Ceramics Education in the American West examines the significant contributions of potters who taught in universities and studios in advancing the medium of clay in the American West. The exhibition surveys the work of more than 20 ceramic artists who through their teaching philosophies inspired generations of students to push the boundaries of the medium. The works presented illustrate how these innovative educators positioned clay as a fine art medium in the mid-twentieth century. Many works in this exhibition have been acquired for the museum through the generous support of the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation.

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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Transcendence: Abstraction and Symbolism in the American West

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Showcasing NEHMA's important collection of art from the American West after World War I through the present day, Transcendence: Abstraction and Symbolism in the American West includes more than 60 works by artists spanning painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper, pottery, video and mixed media. The exhibition surveys both American Indian and non-native artists who employ abstraction and symbolism to convey their experiences and interpretations of the American West.

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