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Lay of the Land:  A Profile of Wayne Geary

Lay of the Land: A Profile of Wayne Geary

Wayne Geary is a big fan of Salt Lake City’s Main Library. He’s a frequent patron, and holds a Friends’ annual membership, which has allowed him to buy hundreds of CDs from the bi-annual library sales a day before most everyone else can. ”That’s when you get the really good...

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John Sproul's Body to Body exhibit brings inexhaustible pleasure to Finch Lane Gallery

John Sproul’s Body to Body exhibit brings inexhaustible pleasure to Finch Lane Gallery

... one of his accomplishments here is to replace the accidental character of those indelible images with a way of reproducing their effects: one he can control and even direct like a flashlight into certain dark areas that tantalized his awareness when he first began to make art,

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A Refreshing Inversion: Lane Twitchell returns to Utah with "eye-popping aides for critical reflection"

A Refreshing Inversion: Lane Twitchell returns to Utah with “eye-popping aides for critical reflection”

Not all inversions are unhealthy or unpleasant. Some are downright intriguing, colorful, and refreshing. Case in point is Lane Twitchell’s artistic Inversion, a fascinating exhibit currently on display in downtown Provo until the end of January. . .

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A Visual Testimony: Neglected during her lifetime, Minerva Teichert's illustrations for the Book of Mormon find a warm embrace from a new generation

A Visual Testimony: Neglected during her lifetime, Minerva Teichert’s illustrations for the Book of Mormon find a warm embrace from a new generation

In A Visual Testimony: Minerva Teichert’s Book of Mormon Paintings, Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art brings these paintings together — with a handful of related works — in an exhibit that celebrates the Mormon modernist’s vibrant talent and begs the question: why did it take so long for...

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Unfinished Analogies: A Profile of Lynn Kilpatrick

Unfinished Analogies: A Profile of Lynn Kilpatrick

A profile of SLC-based writer Lynn Kilpatrick, author of In The House, who will be part of the upcoming READ LOCAL series at Finch Lane Gallery, Thursday, January 12.

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Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery's Epics, Myths and Fables

Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery’s Epics, Myths and Fables

Now on display in Park City, Epics, Myths and Fables transforms Meyer Gallery’s mezzanine into a vision of three-dimensional folklore fantasy. Forty ceramic sculptures emit the curious intellect and imagination of their creators, who range from mid-career to established artists from all over the country. Not only does the exhibition...

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Adventures in Ekphrasis

Adventures in Ekphrasis

ARTLandish | there’s no place like time: a novel you can walk through a retrospective of video artist Alana Olsen Tuesday, January 31 | 7 pm | FREE Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA Collaborative artists Lance and Andi Olsen present there’s no place like time, a novel you can walk through—an...

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What's New: For Anne Albaugh it's all about staying positive

What’s New: For Anne Albaugh it’s all about staying positive

Anne Albaugh says she feels like she’s rereading The Lord of the Rings in this new year: “Awful things to come,” she tells us. “Snap out of it! That is my focus . . . snap out of it! Don’t go away quietly . . . protest loudly and often. Fight back. Get busy.” She...

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Jann Haworth is taking her Work in Progress Mural to Washington to Protest Trump, and other MiXeD MeDiA

Jann Haworth is taking her Work in Progress Mural to Washington to Protest Trump, and other MiXeD MeDiA

As the Deseret News reported earlier this month, Jann Haworth has morphed the murals from her Work in Progress project into banners that she and others will hold during the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. Read the article here. You can listen to our podcast interview with Haworth on Work in Progress here....

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What's New: Teaching, documentaries and community activism for Nathan Florence

What’s New: Teaching, documentaries and community activism for Nathan Florence

Nathan Florence loved to draw as a kid in Denver and Salt Lake City, but after dreaming of being a rock star (his father had a stash of Buddy Holly and Beatles records), a reconstructive surgeon (thanks to PBS), and an architect, he wound up studying engineering (thinking to be an industrial designer), then took...

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What's New: For David Maestas 2017 is about mystery

What’s New: For David Maestas 2017 is about mystery

Born in Chama, New Mexico, David Maestas had an unhappy experience studying painting and drawing at the University of Utah where he felt criticized rather than encouraged, but went on to explore abstract art and develop his own style in that genre. He has done well over numerous years at the Park City Kimball Arts...

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The Poetic Finesse of Katharine Coles’ Flight

The Poetic Finesse of Katharine Coles’ Flight

Katharine Coles’ writing style is pared-down and precise. The former Utah Poet Laureate (2006-2012) often uses punctuation in order to minimize verbiage, and favors “erasures” to create new poems by eliminating words from an existing text. The effect can seem a bit chilly, though it set the perfect tone for her marvelous The Earth is...

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What's New: For Jacqui Larsen, 2017 is about collections and poetry

What’s New: For Jacqui Larsen, 2017 is about collections and poetry

Painter and mixed-media artist Jacqui Larsen has received two Utah Visual Arts Fellowships (1996 and 2006), and an artist’s residency fellowship from The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota.  Recently, her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, as well as on the covers of three University of Tampa poetry collections by her husband, Lance...

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What's New: Giving up glass, says Willy Littig for 2017

What’s New: Giving up glass, says Willy Littig for 2017

In October, 2016, Willy Littig finished walking the Camino in Spain, with wife Pamela Grubaugh-Littig, and celebrated his birthday both there and again later in Salt Lake City with a bash for friends at Mestizo Gallery (to which this writer was not invited, ahem!). We heard it was swell. In 2014-15, the couple gave away...

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What's New: Cartoons and Computers for Denis Phillips in 2017

What’s New: Cartoons and Computers for Denis Phillips in 2017

Denis Phillips, co-owner of Salt Lake City’s Phillips Gallery and a prolific artist who paints most anything seen and unseen —  “I like the change,” he once said of his genre switches. “It keeps things from getting too routine… — drew us this cartoon in response to our query about what he might be up...

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What's New: the future is about the past for Susan Makov in 2017

What’s New: the future is about the past for Susan Makov in 2017

Known for her books and broadsides as owner of Green Cat Press, Susan Makov holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, New York; an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a diploma from Brighton University in the UK. She taught art at Weber State University from 1977-2015, and since then has...

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What's New: It's all about excursions for Cody Chamberlain in 2017

What’s New: It’s all about excursions for Cody Chamberlain in 2017

Cody Chamberlain says 2017 is starting out on a good note. His piece “Inside the Mesa,” is on exhibit in the Statewide Annual Competition at Rio Gallery through Jan. 13. The work was conceptualized during a three-day backpacking trip in Cedar Mesa, just south of The Bears Ears Buttes, Chamberlain says. “The organic media used were...

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James C. Christensen: 1942 - 2017

James C. Christensen: 1942 – 2017

Renowned fantasy artist James C. Christensen passed away Jan. 8 after a long battle with cancer. He was 74. Born Sept. 26, 1942, in Culver City, California, Christensen studied at UCLA and BYU where he later earned his MFA and taught from 1976-1997. Artist and BYU Professor Joseph Ostraff says of his friend, “Jim was...

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What's New: More photography, less exotic collage for Bill Lee in 2017

What’s New: More photography, less exotic collage for Bill Lee in 2017

It was 40 years ago when Bill Lee started school in New York with a photo major. That’s something he still does, and plans to buy a new camera soon and spend more time with that, but also has been pursuing painting and mixed media work seriously since 1976. However, in 2016, he says his...

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What's New: Chauncey Secrist wants to weave it all together in 2017

What’s New: Chauncey Secrist wants to weave it all together in 2017

Chauncey Secrist, who is represented by Howa Gallery in Bountiful, tells us: “2017 promises to be an interesting and eventful year for me. I will continue to work on new collage and assemblage work, but also have plans to return to paint. There are a lot of ideas rolling around in my head for some...

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What's New: Jenna von Benedikt to seek out wild animals in 2017

What’s New: Jenna von Benedikt to seek out wild animals in 2017

Reared in a village north of London (she moved to Utah about 16 years ago), Santaquin artist Jenna von Benedikt is widely known for her graceful and grace-filled birds and more recently for her beasts. A BYU graduate with a Studio BFA and studies at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy,...

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