This isn't an everyday event. If you love pianos, and would like not only to see them as works of art, but to play them as well, here's your chance to experience Play me, I'm Yours.
The project, created by Luke Jerram, has sent painted pianos on tour around the globe since 2008, and is a must see. Along with Jerram's work, the street pianos painted by local contemporary artists will be on display on the sidewalks of downtown, Salt Lake. The best part of this event is that the pianos are installed for anyone to play and enjoy.
Come to the entrance of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art on June 14, and enjoy performances by local piano players, including the award-winning pianist, lecturer and author Paul Cardall, students from the Mundi Project, and David Horton from the Utah Symphony Youth Guild. Speakers include artist/creator of Play Me, I’m Yours, Luke Jerram, executive director of the Downtown Alliance Jason Mathis and executive director of UMOCA Adam Price.
Michael Jackson Piano - London 2009
Play Me, I’m Yours was first held by Fierce Earth of Birmingham, UK, in 2008.
It was estimated at that time more than 140,000 people across Birmingham played with or listened to the 15 pianos distributed across the city. Since this time Play Me, I’m Yours has now reached more than five million people worldwide.
Play Me, I'm Yours, UMOCA - Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, SLC, June 14 at 10 a.m.