Season XXXI Volume 13 Issue 4 October-December 2016



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Terrace - Box Elder County, Utah
Photograph by Roz Newmark

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National Advisory Board

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive Director
Other Minds Festival
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Carpenter
Multimedia Specialist, NCSA
Urbana Champaign, IL

Kent Christensen
New York, NY

Karly Rothenberg
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Industry Event Coordinator
AMDA College & Conservatory
Sun Valley, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Harold Carr
Software Architect
Oracle Corporation

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Another Language President
Ice Skating Director

Sylvia Ring
Registered OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Office of Sponsored Projects
Sponsored Projects Officer


Jimmy Miklavcic
Founding Co-Director

Elizabeth Miklavcic
Founding Co-Director


Another Language Directors, Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic, received the 1995 Utah Arts Festival/Mayor's Artists Award in Performing Arts.

InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box was honored as a national semi-finalist for the 2006 Peoria Prize for Creativity.

InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno received a 2007 City Weekly Artys Staff Award for Best Real-time, Distributed, Surrealistic, Cinema.

InterPlay: Carnivale received a 2008 City Weekly Artys Readers Choice Award for Best Opera/ Symphony performance by Travis Eberhard and Artemio Contreras.

InterPlay: AnARTomy was awarded the 2009 City Weekly Artys Staff Award - Best Reason To Set Your Alarm Sunday Morning.

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters chose InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire written by Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic to receive the 2010 Best Paper Award in the Arts Category.

Duel*Ality 1.0 was awarded the Salt Lake City Weekly's 2011 Artys Staff Award - Best Mixed-Media Performance Art.



Another Language Performing Arts Company's Art-of-the-Month was created to publicly feature a variety of visual art expressions created by the directors of Another Language. Exhibiting abstract acrylic to digital paintings, and running the gambit in-between, this gallery exhibition offers the viewer an online gallery experience with a new addition each month. The Art-of-the-Month web program began September 2010, and features a variety of paintings, showing a body of work spanning decades. Extensive visual art galleries are available to supporting members in the Membership area of the website.

Spirits Path (2015)
By Jimmy Miklavcic

In A Past Life (2015)
By Jimmy Miklavcic

The paintings in the Forest City Series were created by taking a photo of a natural scene and then digitally painting over it, utilizing the photo as a design structure. In the end the original photo is deleted from the painting.


Cemetery and Railroad Photographs By Roz Newmark
This newsletter edition features the Terrace Ghost Town project of Roz Newmark:
During our spring break, my sweetie and I headed south out of Salt Lake City in search of an interesting site for the Ghost Town Project. Our first stop was Delta, Utah. There, we visited the Topaz Japanese American Internment Museum. I was very touched by the refined skills demonstrated in the paintings and shell work on display. It was apparent that a number of the artist were aware of, and creatively connected to, their European counterparts, such as Kathe Kollwitz. The collection was a powerful example of the tenacity certain individuals have to create beauty even while living in appalling conditions.
From Delta we meandered north exploring a number of sites, most offering only a whisper of their past inhabitants. I began to think we'd have to plan another excursion in order to find a ghost town that would provide enough inspiration for a project. As we continued north we visited the Sun Tunnels and the ghost town of Lucin. Finally, we stopped at the last ghost town on our list, Terrace, Utah. Prowling the grounds there, we found hundreds of pieces of colored glass, rusted metal, bricks and railroad ties. A cryptic hint of a once active community. Almost immediately I felt this was the site for my project.

Metal by Roz Newmark
In short, Terrace was established in 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad where a 16 stall roundhouse and an 8 track switchyard served as an operations base. A number of Chinese who had labored on the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad lived in Terrace. The general population varied from a couple hundred to several thousand depending on who was counted. The Chinese were usually excluded from the census. Some material states that there were 54 males and 1 female. However, I've also read that the population was large enough to create a small "China Town...where they lived in dugouts or shanties."

There were a few Chinese inhabitants who chose not work on the railroad but rather, tried their luck with commerce; a grocer, vegetable gardner and 2 laundry services. One account states that in 1900 a fire drove out many of the inhabitants. Shortly thereafter, in 1904 when the Lucin Cutoff was built and the new route bypassed Terrace, facilities there were closed, moving the division to Montello, Nevada. The railroad through Terrace was abandoned in 1942 and many of the houses and buildings in Terrace were moved to Montello.
Tea Pot & Cup and Gift Photographs By Roz Newmark
Although Terrace was not an internment camp as in Topaz, I felt very compelled to create a body of work that would pay homage to the disenfranchised ghosts of this ghost town. Culling through several hundred photographs, taken during a second visit to the site, I've compiled a series of collaged images. Each piece is titled with Chinese characters to help reference the few physical remains of an almost silent past.
By Roz Newmark

About Roz Newmark:

Roz Newmark Photo: Mikel Covey
Long before Roz found herself in leotards and tights at a ballet barre, or bare foot in a modern dance class, she was gett'n down to the soulful rhythms of Rhythm and Blues. Her love of movement lead her to pursue dance in a more formal setting. She studied at Rosella Hightower's Le Centre de Danse in France. She has a BA in dance and photography and a MFA in choreography from the University of Utah. Roz has taught, choreographed and performed throughout the United States. She has been a member of the Artist-In Education programs in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Kansas where she has worked with people of all ages from elementary to university students.

Over the years, Roz has combined dance with various media, including neon sculpture and film. For more than two decades she has been part of a dynamic duo called "Ripple Tales", where she has had the joyful opportunity of blending her skills as a dancer, fiddler and vocalist with the art of storytelling.

A playful mind embraces problem solving with a softer intent and a creative perspective. There are a thousand different creative bread crumbs that can lead us home. It is important to remember this, when much of our daily lives is spent multitasking, cramming as many chores into our schedule as we can fit. We're used to trying harder and harder, doing more and more to "achieve" and often we end up frustrated and burnt out. All this goal based work can leave us without fulfillment or meaning. Driven by the beliefs of "If I just do more I'll be more competent, more successful, reach a higher level," but a higher level of what.....craziness? The way out of this cycle is often so simple that it eludes us. Fulfillment comes from when we are fully present. Learning to drop into the present moment is a skill that can be acquired through playful endeavors rather than painful pursuits.

Participate in the Ghost Town Project:
Another Language Ghost Town Project continues throughout 2016. Original photographs, movies, animations, visual art, music soundscapes, poetry and text compositions submitted by participating artists will be uploaded to Correlations between historical ghost towns and modern conceptual ghost towns are encouraged. What is your personal ghost town? What do you see, think, and feel when experiencing a place that was once thriving?

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