Here is a copy of a news release which recently went out here in Utah.
Office of Public Information
3600 South Constitution Boulevard
West Valley City, Utah 84119-3720
Office: (801) 963-3466
Mobile: (801) 232-0466
Fax: (801) 955-3604
Date: March 23, 2011
Contact: Aaron Crim, Public Relations Director, (801) 963-3466 (media use only)
Michael Christensen, Folklorist, (801) 965-5108
Two-time “Best of Utah” Award Winning Eggshell Carver Invited to Display Works in Bulgaria – Other Pieces Showcased at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center
WHAT: The UCCC proudly presents an art display of uniquely designed and intricately hand carved eggshells of all types. Local artist Brian Baity creates works of art from quail eggs to ostrich eggs, many winning awards throughout the state and more. Brian has also been invited by Bulgarian officials to display his works at two prominent museums over the Easter holiday.
WHEN: March 31 – June 23
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. or by arrangement
WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
WVC, UT 84119
WHO: Everyone is invited to come see the egg carving exhibit free of charge.
WHY: Over the last few years carving specialist Brian Baity has created many fine works of art, including a carved ostrich egg commemorating the 150th anniversary of Vermillion, South Dakota, now on permanent display in Vermillion’s City Hall. In 2009 West Valley City, Utah commissioned Brian to carve a special gift for Sister City Boca del Rio, Vera Cruz, Mexico. Brian then created a multiple piece display which is part of the tenth year celebration of the Lan Su Yuan Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. In both 2009 and 2010 Brian received awards for his carvings from the prestigious Best of State program.
Now, by special invitation, Brian will visit Bulgaria for next 3 months showcasing his works at the Municipal Historical Museum in Velingrad, and at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore in Sofia, Bulgaria, celebrating Bulgarian Culture and Education Day.
For more information about this exhibit or upcoming events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, please call 801-965-5100 or visit Cultural Celebration.org
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