Utah Arts Festival is back immediately after a calendar year off because of to COVID-19

SALT LAKE Town — The Utah Arts Festival is coming back again to Salt Lake City this weekend, Aug. 27-29 at Library Sq..

After an absence through the peak COVID-19 period of 2020, the party is again with film screenings, ballet performances, musical acts, and booths set up where artists show their do the job.

Booth 76 is the place you will see community artist Vincent Mattina.  Mattina describes himself as a multi-media artist, concentrating on graphic and digital artwork. Mattina claims this is his 1st display in more than a calendar year.  He hopes all people will arrive out this weekend and enjoy the security of the massive outdoor festival.

“Nothing is necessary, masks are not obligatory, I will probably have on a single, but I experience reasonably secure exterior. They (the organizers) really don’t feel to be much too concerned about it at this position,” reported Mattina.

Organizers of the event say regardless of absence of limits or mandates, they are discouraging patrons who are enduring CDC-outlined indicators from attending. Also, being vaccinated and donning a mask is the finest way to continue to keep you and other people safe and sound.

“We welcome any person who is involved about the threat of COVID to don a mask at the Utah Arts Festival for their security,” according to the arts festival’s web-site.

Multidisciplinary artist

Mattina describes himself as a multi-disciplinary  artist who operates in digital, blended media, pictures and assemblage artwork.

Initially from St. Louis, Missouri, Mattina started his appreciate affair with artwork when he was first ready to maintain a pencil. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Fine Art and Illustration at Columbus College of Artwork and Design and style in Ohio. He states he discovered fairly early on to diversify.

“For me I’d relatively just do a various media and just kind of stand out on my personal that way, consider to be a minimal extra ground breaking. There is nothing at all completely wrong with carrying out landscapes and canvases, but it is just not my thing,” reported Mattina.

Mattina observed his profession in the Los Angeles area. There he labored as a Graphic Designer, Art Director and then Resourceful Director. There he grew to become fluent in Photoshop, discovering a new resource to create his art. His operate with laser engraving will be on display screen at Booth 76 this weekend.

Transferring to Salt Lake Metropolis was in the cards

Mattina says the move to Salt Lake City arrived at the ideal time. It is nearly as if destiny intervened.

“My spouse and I in fact obtained laid off the similar day from diverse organizations that we labored at and so we noticed it as a sign that it was time to get out. I could pay my house loan for yet another 30 a long time or we could just get started anew and transfer out somewhere else, some place that we actually desired to live,” explained Mattina.

Mattina says he and his spouse can appreciate the mountains and skiing although he works remotely.  He does freelance function for providers in California.

His artwork is included in quite a few private artwork collections in the course of the U.S. as well as getting revealed and collected internationally.

“From Sea to Shining Sea” is a digital piece from a series commenting on subject areas these types of as sustainability, our reliance of fossil fuels and coal, fracking and problems to our drinking drinking water, environmental pollutants, and our contribution to local weather change.

“Delta Waves” is a digital piece about Mattina’s real-daily life wrestle with rest apnea that encouraged an ongoing collection of operates known as “Sleepless”. Vince works by using a C-PAP machine to help breath at evening. One of the outcomes of applying the C-PAP device is a experience of staying less than water, which is for the artist a metaphor for diving into the unconscious.