Hitting Sundance? Here’s AD’s Ultimate Guide to Park City
How to make the most of a few days in this cozy—and buzzy—ski town
PERRI ORMONT BLUMBERG
Posted January 19, 2017
Everybody who says, “Oh, but Park City is better in the summer,” probably hasn’t been in town for the two-week-long extravaganza that is Sundance. Last year the independent film festival, founded in 1978, brought in 46,000 people and a staggering $143 million in economic activity (apparently all those après–skis add up). This year the celebrated event kicks off today and runs through January 29, with an anticipated 200 feature-length movies and shorts premiering. And sure, you could hit the slopes between films, but why not indulge in some more edifying activities? From a renowned cultural scene and posh restaurants to lush mountain spas and sceney boutique hotels, Park City is anything but just another resort town. Read on to find out why this esteemed ski hub is home to stellar shopping, elegant accommodations, and no shortage of high-altitude fun.
Where to Stay
Washington School House Tucked inside an 1889 limestone schoolhouse are 12 thoughtfully designed guest rooms and a handsome underground bar. The lobby’s pièce de résistance—an amazing antler chandelier coated in white lacquer and crystals—will also serve as a stunning backdrop for those unearthly meals you’ll be feasting on. Because you booked the hotel’s private chef for dinner, right? If not, don’t skip breakfast. From $850; washingtonschoolhouse.com
Montage Deer Valley At this secluded property that’s just ten minutes from the heart of downtown, you’ll feel like you’re at your very own alpine hideaway (the smell of fresh powder and pine doesn’t hurt, either). When you’re not soaking up the views 8,100 feet above sea level, sit by the fireplace […]
Sara Shepherd Edgar unveils new solo exhibit
Terzian Galleries will host reception
Visual artist Sara Shepherd Edgar is known for creating symbolic work that interpret experiences and stories from her life.
Last September, she and her husband dropped their youngest child off at college, which came on the heels of her oldest spending a semester abroad.
“At first I didn’t think those two experiences would affect my work, but they did,” Edgar said with a laugh during an interview with The Park Record. “There’s a feeling of nostalgia in the new works, and I think because I sent my own kids away that I felt that nostalgia.”
The new work is already on display at Terzian Galleries, 625 Main St. The gallery will host an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7.
The exhibit features at least 14 new pieces, Edgar said.
“ has some other pieces of mine already hung in the gallery,” Edgar said. “So, we’ll see if any of those will work with the new ones.”
Edgar started working on the new pieces in September.
“Since I didn’t have any kids in the house, I could focus,” she said. “That’s when I put my nose to the grindstone.”
Most of the new pieces feature a child or children.
“I think the nostalgia I was feeling is symbolized as kids in the paintings,” Edgar said. “I like painting kids because they also seem to be symbolic to a blank slate. You can see so much opportunity in their faces.”
The biggest challenge Edgar faced was finding a new way to paint children.
“Painting the people is hard because the human form is so recognizable,” she said. “I had to paint them and put my own mark or spin on them.”
Edgar began […]