GODS, HEROES AND MONSTERS, STUDIO ELEVN, Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m., Free

Salt Lake City-based photographer and curator is opening the doors on a new conceptual art exhibit this weekend that is designed to explore the ideas of gods, heroes and monsters from every conceivable angle. Twenty local artists, working in a variety of mediums, will explore both classical and unconventional interpretations of gods, heroes and monsters at Studio Elvn, located at 435 W. 400 South Suite 304 in Salt Lake City--an art space run by videographer Michael Ori.

The following artists will be showing new works as part of the show: Steven Larson, Matt Monson, Philip Lambert, Jenevieve Hubbard, Hilary Jacobsen, Joshua Johnston, Jeffrey Hale, Mesun Choi, Deborah Brinkerhoff, Adrian Prazen, Zeke Higham, Sri Whipple, Jon Lang, Isaac Hastings, Tyler Bloomquist, Vio Wolf, Lisa Collett, Portia Snow and Randall Lake. There will also be performance art from Hubbard and Jorge Rojas, and a music installation tied in to the theme of the evening.

Proceeds from any sales will benefit Equality Utah, a group dedicated to securing equal rights protections for the LGBT community, and there will be donations accepted as well. This opening party will include food and beverages, and is free to the public.