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C-10 The Park Record Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, January 20-23, 2018 Summit County seeks artists to work with local youths Proposal deadline is on Jan. 31 SCOTT IWASAKI The Park Record The Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, Park City Summit County Arts Council, and the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board has their collective eye on the future. The three nonprofit organizations have come together to develop a project called “The Future is Now,” with hopes to include local youth in the creation of an interactive street art mural in the tunnel that runs under S.R. 224 and connects the Visitor Information Center and Redstone, said Jocelyn Scudder, community manager for the Park City Summit County Arts Council. “We are requesting a proposal that will get Summit County youths to work with professional artist and create an the mural,” Scudder said. “ The concrete tunnel walls measure 170 feet long, 24 feet wide and 6 feet tall, with an arched ceiling that measures 10 feet high in the middle. “The tunnel is actively used by Park City area youth, so we would like to get youth groups to work together on this project,” Scudder said. “We have an outreach plan to learn about and see what youth groups in Summit County would be interested in getting involved in a project like this.” In terms of eligibility, the nonprofits seek solo artists or teams PARK RECORD FILE PHOTO PARK RECORD FILE PHOTO Members of the Kimball Art Center’s Young Artist Academy work on a tunnel mural on the Poison Creek Trail. The Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, Park City Summit County Arts Council, and the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board have put out a call for artists to work with youths on another tunnel project at Kimball Junction. A mural that covers the tunnel on the Poison Creek Trail near City Park is an example of a similar art project that is proposed for the access tunnel that connects the Visitor Information Center and Redstone under S.R. 224. of artists who are interested in the project. “We would like the artists who apply to think about how they can get the youths to participate,” Scudder said. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 31. “The artists will be selected by Feb. 28, and we want to start the project in the spring,” Scudder said. “We hope to compete it by June 1.” The submission of digital materials is required and the guide- “We would like the artists who apply to think about how they can get the youths to participate...” Jocelyn Scudder, community manager for the Park City Summit County Arts Council lines can be found by visiting summitcounty.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/7028. Scudder said the art should fulfill the following: • Reflect a youth-oriented vision of community • Connect and engage a diverse range of youth groups throughout LIVE , WORK & PARK YOUR DREAMS EXCLUSIVELY MARKETED BY: project installation • Celebrate diversity • Engage the viewer beyond the project’s installation, creating an interactive element • Engage the public by generating an emotional response to the artwork • Symbolically communicate the Tunnel as a pathway for inclusion • Reflect a place of community pride and creative expression • Create a strong sense of place, recognizing the Tunnel as one of the most utilized tunnels in the area • Demonstrate artistic excellence while completing this project on time and within budget. “Art serves as a mechanism to bring our community together,” she said. “It inspires conversation. It’s an outlet for expression and its product can generate hope.” Street art, which will be the style that will adorn the tunnel, has certain characteristics that connects with youth, Scudder said. “It is especially a contemporary form of expression that will generate an emotional response and symbolically communicate an idea,” she explained said. “Summit County youths needs a positive outlet to express themselves, work together and create a vision for the future.” For information, visit summitcounty.org/DocumentCenter/ Home/View/7028. Continued from C-1 ‘Bernard’ looks at friendship by Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, who is also known for his illustrations for Norton Juster’s “The Phantom Tollbooth” and the screenplay for Mike Nichol’s 1971 Academy Award-nominated film, “Carnal Knowledge.” The story is about friends – the larger-than-life Huey and the more timid Bernard – who reconnect after 25 years, only to fall into the same personality patterns of their youths. “What spoke to me about the script was, even though I’m a happily married guy with kids, that I have a lot of friends who are going through the same issues now that these characters are going through,” Mirvish said. “I definitely have strong memories of college and post-college. If I was Bernard, then there were people who would have been Huey. And, maybe if I was Huey, there are some people who would have been Bernard.” Mirvish is also the same age Feiffer was when he originally wrote the script. “So I think that made me get into the material in a way that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise,” Mirvish said. “I feel like if you’re a director and doing some kind of adaptation with someone else’s script, especially if it’s an independent film and no one is getting paid, you have to find your way emotionally into the material. Otherwise you’ll get so frustrated and may end up walking away.” So the filmmaker said he made a change to Feiffer’s script for practical purposes. “The original script set the flashbacks in the 1960s and the contemporary scenes were set in 1986,” Mirvish said. “I first read the script in Scenario Magazine, and when I decided I wanted to make a film, I told Jules that it was hard enough on a low budget to make one period movie, let alone two. So I asked if we could move everything up 30 years, and he was fine with that.” Mirvish used a lot of his own sets and possessions for the shoot. “The flashbacks were shot in my garage and all of the stuff that is in the background is mine,” he said. “My wife has been begging me for 30 years to throw all of that stuff away, but I keep telling her they may come in handy, sometime.” The cast, featuring David Koechner as Huey and Jim Rash -- an actor and Academy Award-winning writer -- as Bernard, also helped Mirvish find his connection with the story. “David and Jim were great performers and great guys to work with,” Mirvish said. “They both have amazing improv backgrounds.” Koechner, who was the first person cast, is known for his appearances in “Frat Pack” comedies like “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” as well as starring in the ongoing sitcom “Superior Donuts.” according to MIrvish. “In the past couple of years, however, he has done more BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF* JOHN TRAVIS ALL STERLING SILVER JEWELRY JILL SNYDER FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE email@example.com 435.640.2972 firstname.lastname@example.org 801.578.5574 *Must present this ad to receive discount 1200 LORI LANE, KAMAS UT BRAND STORE 580 Main St. Suite 8 Park City, UT 84060 (435) 214-7151 Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m www.montanasilversmiths.com smaller indie films and some horror films, which stretched his range as an actor,” Mirvish said. “But at the end of the day, the film is still a comedy.” The filmmaker found Rash, known for his starring role in “Community,” through a “weird accident. “ “I was trying to raise some money and called this production company and the person I talked with said he had read the script and pitched Jim to my casting director, because Jim was one of his clients,” Mirvish said. “So that was great.” Actors Jake O’Connor and Jay Renshaw respectively portray Koechner’s and Rash’s younger counterparts during the flashback scenes. “Prior to the shoot we did four days of rehearsals and all four were there and really bonded,” Mirvish said. “It was almost like Jake and Jay were their little brothers, and they all informed each others’ performances.” “Bernard and Huey” will screen at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Both screenings will be held in the Treasure Mountain Inn Ballroom. For information, visit www.slamdance.com. Filmmaker Dan Mirvish will also do a free author signing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, at Dolly’s Bookstore, 510 Main St.