Bonsai artist Akahiru Yamane of Sandy taught a year of workshops in Japanese bonsai to high school students of Japanese descent at several Japanese churches.
Ferial Rsekhi table crafts
Persian artist Ferial Rasekhi of Salt Lake City taught a short term intensive workshop in the art of making miniature flowers from dough. Local Persian women were invited to participate in a twelve week long series of four hour classes at the artist's home.
Kenshin Taiko of the Japanese Church of Christ held a short term intensive workshop over 15 weeks in Taiko drummaking. Salt Lake City drummaker Kay Nakashima was engaged to conduct at least 10 workshops with drying time between lessons, to members ranging in age from 20 to 59 to produce three drums for the organization.
The local DiDinga (South Sudanese) Community held ongoing classes in four dances (Nyakorot, Girikot, Apidi and women's folk dance) and taught participants how to make and play the thumb piano (Lokimi).
Karen (from Burma) weavers teach other Karen women and teenagers this traditional skill.
Yda Smith of the Division of Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Utah requested funds on behalf of the Karen (from Burma) community to support ongoing classes in traditional blackstrap weaving. Four experienced weavers from the local Karen community were engaged to teach other Karen women and teenagers this traditional skill.
Okinawa Kenjinkai invited a dance group from Okinawa to come to Utah for a cultural exchange and mini-festival at the Columbus Recreation Center.
The India Cultural Center of Utah planned an educational/cultural festival on the grounds of the Ganesha Hindu Temple campus with presentations from local Indian artists, crafts, music, dance and kiosks with cultural information.
Viva Brazil Cultural Center held the 6th Utah Brazilian Festival in Salt Lake's Gateway district. The festival featured Brazilian heritage and art with a day long presentation of music, dance, crafts and food.
Gruopo Folklorico presented Ecuadorian dance along the Wasatch Front for community events, schools and festivals including Living Traditions.
The 33rd Annual Utah Asian Festival presented music, food, dance and craft traditions of Utah's Asian communities.
The Center worked with the local quilt guild to provide Canyon Country Quilt Retreats, a series of local classes designed to improve the skills of all levels of quilters, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
World Refugee Day celebrated the dance, music, arts, food and sports of Utah residents who came as refugees.
72-year-old Jerez Pueblo potter Reyes Magdalena of Moab taught traditional handmade pottery to her 20-year-old grandson Khristopher Ellington. Work plan included clay excavation, pinching, coiling, painting and firing.
87-year-old Shodo-Japanese calligrapher Masami Hayashi of Salt Lake City taught block script, semi-cursive script and cursive script to his 13-year-old grandson Seiji Hayashi who has been doing calligraphy for 7 years.
46-year-old saddlemaker Jeff Hanson of Monticello taught saddlemaking to 23-year-old Kyle Dalton of Snowville who has taught himself tooling and built one saddle. Work plan included leather carving and tooling, and saddle construction.
54-year-old Acoma potter Katherine Polyeviayoma of Kearns taught hand-formed Acoma pottery to her 34-year-old son Darrell Poleviyaoma Jr. who is a beginner. Work plan included clay preparation, shaping, painting and firing pottery.
36-year-old Dhrumi Shah of South Jordan taught mehndi (henna tattoo) to 10-year-old Shilpi Kharidia of South Jordan who is an interested beginner. Work plan ranges from preparation of materials to design and application to understanding of designs from other cultures.