Spike 150 Graphic Novels


As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, several 4th-grade classes in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program were invited by the Spike 150 Commission to work with artist Richard Jenkins in creating graphic novels which depict scenes from the building of the railroad and the settling of the West. Click here to read the graphic novels...


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February 13, 2020

BTSALP 2020 Legislative Luncheon

An Appreciation Luncheon for Utah State Legislators was held at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Friday, January 31, 2020. It was a fabulous affair filled with Art, Dance and support for the BTSALP program. Art for Centerpieces and Program – Liberty Hills Elementary, Alpine District, Jen Terry “We Will […]
February 5, 2020

Better Days 2020

One hundred and fifty years ago, on February 12, 1870, the Utah Territorial Legislature passed a women’s suffrage bill that allowed female citizens to vote under the same laws as the men. Join Better Days 2020, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, and Utah Cultural Alliance at the Utah State […]
January 27, 2020

Rediscovering Signs

BTSALP Visual Art Specialist, Paul Heath had his Newman Elementary and M Lynn Bennion (SLCSD) students create color pencil drawings on toned paper. Each grade level at both schools worked with a different media. 4th Grade did foam block prints over an abstract watercolor base. 5th Grade did watercolor paintings […]
January 17, 2020

Book Reviews

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book, inspired by her own childhood. The New Neighbors by Sarah McIntyre New neighbors have moved into the ground floor of a bustling apartment building. The bunnies upstairs are excited, […]