Alfred Lambourne Prize Ceremony

Sep 9, 2022, 6:30 pm

FRIENDS celebrates the relationship between local artists and one of Utah’s most precious natural resources, Great Salt Lake. Through artistic expressions, we enhance our capacity to build awareness about the Lake and our need to preserve and protect it for the future.

Join FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake on Friday, September 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM for the Alfred Lambourne Arts Program gallery opening and reception at the Sorenson Community Campus gallery and blackbox theater (1383 South 900 West, SLC, UT). You'll experience artistic expressions of Great Salt Lake in the categories of visual arts, literary arts, movement, and sound. We will award $500 prizes to winners in each category. Free and open to the public.

Our 2022 Jurors were:

Jaclyn Wright (visual arts) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work combines traditional analog photographic techniques with contemporary digital methods, performance, and installation. Wright is a recent recipient of the Collections Engagement Grant awarded by the J. Willard Marriott Library and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as part of their funded initiative Land Art, Landscape, and the American West. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography & Digital Imaging at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and published widely. Check out her current exhibition, High Visibility (Blaze Orange) at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

Willy Palomo (literary arts) is the son of two immigrants from El Salvador. In 2018, he graduated with an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and an MFA in Poetry from Indiana University. In 2017, he received the City of Bloomington Latino Leadership Award and the MLK Building Bridges Graduate Student Award for his work serving undocumented communities in Indiana. He has taught literature, creative writing, and the Poetics of Rap in universities, juvenile detention centers, community centers, and high schools. He has performed his poetry nationally and internationally at the National Poetry Slam, CUPSI, and V Festival Internacional de Poesía Amada Libertad in El Salvador. His book reviews and creative writing have been featured in Best New Poets 2018, Latino Rebels, Antologia de Posguerra, The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, and more.

Lorin Hansen (movement) is a passionate instructor, performer, and lifelong student of dance and percussion. She is a two-time international samba champion, and has taught thousands of students in the U.S., Brazil, and Canada. In 2009, Hansen founded Samba Fogo, a dance and music ensemble that regularly headlines at large events and brings arts outreach programs to thousands of students. She believes dance is deep medicine that can heal, uplift, and empower our community. Check out her recent project, Return Dance Project, which utilizes the power of dance to celebrate, protect, and restore wild spaces, and heal our relationship with land. At Return Dance Project, we are returning to the Earth, using our dancing bodies to plant seeds, transplant saplings, and restore degraded land. We are dancing forests into existence.

Talia Keys (sound) is an activist-musician who has laid a loyal local foundation in Salt Lake City clubs for over a decade, and later made her name on national tours and jam festivals from coast to coast. Keys’ vintage ethos, as well as her trademark fire and brimstone stage presence, are an amalgam of her journey, identity, influences; a new twist on the rock n’ roll troubadour singing songs of struggle and ultimately, triumph. Check out her latest album, Lessons.


- ASL interpretation provided by 5-star interpretation
- Livestream available at @utahbookfest on Instagram
- On-site sensory kit. Ask Willy Palomo
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This event is made possible with support from Friends of Great Salt Lake and Utah Humanities.

Sorenson Unity Center

1383 S 900 W
Salt Lake City , UT 84104-1603
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Event Contact:

Holly Simonsen