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Intersections: The Life and Art of Jim Jacobs

Intersections: The Life and Art of Jim Jacobs

“It feels kind of like I’m just out of graduate school and I can finally work in the studio,” says Ogden artist Jim Jacobs, who is enjoying his first year of retirement after three decades as professor of art at Weber State University. Down a one-way alley off Ogden’s 24th...

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Don't Leave: Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice's True Love Waits at CUAC

Don’t Leave: Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice’s True Love Waits at CUAC

Radiohead’s 2001 single serves as the title for Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice’s current exhibition at CUAC, which hedges on the failed communication between two entities. Like the desperate strains of the song, the exhibition positions two artists, whose work revolves around each other without resolution.  There are devices for...

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Painting Up the Parks: Erin Hanson's national park landcapes at the St. George Art Museum

Painting Up the Parks: Erin Hanson’s national park landcapes at the St. George Art Museum

About 10 years ago while at a personal crossroads, Los Angeles-based artist Erin Hanson began rock climbing in Nevada’s famous Red Rock Canyon. It was while she developed her adventurous new hobby that she rededicated herself to her work as a professional artist, inspired by the rugged beauty of the...

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Space for Place: Middle | Nowhere at Springville Museum of Art

Space for Place: Middle | Nowhere at Springville Museum of Art

The six prominent Utah artists now on exhibit in the Springville Museum of Art’s (SMOFA) Here, There, and Everywhere have each developed a personal style that is immediately recognizable as well as adept at evoking a sense of place. The exhibit is an examination of how ”spaces” become ”places,“ the...

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Utah Art for the Silicon Slopes: Adobe's new project creates a rotating exhibition of Utah artists

Utah Art for the Silicon Slopes: Adobe’s new project creates a rotating exhibition of Utah artists

“We’re used to trying new things out and learning what works,” says Jeremy Macdonald, Regional Site Operations Manager at Adobe in Lehi. So when the company’s “Utah Artists & Adobe” initiative was launched this year, Macdonald knew they would be learning from the experience and tweaking the project. Read about...

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Painted Sky: Book on artists of the Rocky Mountain West gives 14 Utahns lots of ink

Painted Sky: Book on artists of the Rocky Mountain West gives 14 Utahns lots of ink

Factoid: White men can’t dance. (Well there was Baryshnikov, Nureyev, David Bowie. . .) But this has nothing to do with our book review—just an attention-grabber. Factoid: Most artists can’t write about their own work . . . Fact: It’s much easier to write long than short. So why would an author ask “106 Artists...

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Who Do You Love: Jenna von Benedikt

Who Do You Love: Jenna von Benedikt

Reared in a village north of London (and having moved to Utah some 15 years ago), Santaquin artist Jenna von Benedikt paints both landscapes and abstracts with alacrity. A BYU graduate with a Studio BFA and studies at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, she is well known for her oils...

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Who Do You Love: Bonnie Scott

Who Do You Love: Bonnie Scott

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist, living or not, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month. Bonnie Scott lives in Salt Lake City, but her art boxes can be found in collections...

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Who Do You Love: Josanne Glass

Who Do You Love: Josanne Glass

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist, living or not, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month. Following a successful 30-year career in the corporate world, Josanne Glass began her artistic life as...

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Who Do You Love: Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen

Who Do You Love: Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen

In more than two decades as an artist, naturalist and author, Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen’s work has been shown locally, nationally and internationally. With the sole goal of deepening awareness of the natural world and how it functions, the artist tells us he was “a fairly late bloomer as far as developing my technical...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Craig Dworkin

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Craig Dworkin

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today poet and University of Utah professor Craig Dworkin favors us with...

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Winners of SUAG's Winter in the Desert competition

Winners of SUAG’s Winter in the Desert competition

Earlier this month, we announced the opening of St. George’s newest exhibition space, Arrowhead Gallery ETC at the city’s new arts and entertainment district on Tabernacle street anchored by the Electric Theatre. The gallery is run by the Southern Utah Art Guild as a co-op gallery for their more established artists. They also host shows...

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Who Do You Love: Oonju Chun

Who Do You Love: Oonju Chun

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist, living or not, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month. The question of “Who Do You Love?” takes on a more personal theme with me. On...

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"I want to be happy in this picture" - Art Access Welcomes Turn City for the Arts

“I want to be happy in this picture” – Art Access Welcomes Turn City for the Arts

Utah is home to a wide variety of art venues, from those that deal in highly polished decor to others showing art so conceptual the gallery may look empty at first. Museums play a role here, varied by location—one downtown, another in the shopping mall—and their mix of public and private sponsorship. Dependably locating a...

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Tara Simoncic: A New Maestro at the Ballet

Tara Simoncic: A New Maestro at the Ballet

If you’re planning on attending Ballet West’s production of Romeo and Juliet this month, you might notice the company has hired a new maestro: Tara Simoncic. Artistic Director Adam Sklute has brought her in over the past several years for projects, but she was appointed as the orchestral conductor in November. “I was attracted to...

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Wrestling with the Self: Andrew Moncrief at UMOCA

Wrestling with the Self: Andrew Moncrief at UMOCA

When ancient Greek city-states vied against each other, not in ruthless combat but in the more civilized arena we now call the Olympics, they were transforming the frequently violent but seemingly ever-present desire for conflict into a ritualized and artistic form of competition. Foremost among these was the essential form of man-to-man conflict, wrestling. Strange...

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Something for Everyone: Tess Cook, Grant Fuhst and Larry Revoir Fill the House at Finch Lane

Something for Everyone: Tess Cook, Grant Fuhst and Larry Revoir Fill the House at Finch Lane

It may seem like there are as many possible artistic goals, and strategies for achieving them, as there are artists, but it’s not really true. Just as the number of genres remains finite—landscape, portrait, figure, still life, and so on—and the variety of qualities, like abstraction, representation, or expression, while infinitely graduated, still ranges among...

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Wolves That Lope Into Your Dreams: Rob Carney's "88 Maps"

Wolves That Lope Into Your Dreams: Rob Carney’s “88 Maps”

Every now and then I run across a poem so tasty I’m greedy for more by the same poet, which is how I felt after finding Rob Carney’s prize winning “Seven Pages from The Book of Sharks” on terrain.org. The poem tells a wholly invented myth of sharks in plainspoken and often lighthearted language. I...

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What's New: Martha Klein

What’s New: Martha Klein

Just can’t think of anyone who doesn’t admire Martha Klein: her textiles, her paintings, her spot-on Netflix movie recommendations. At the start of 2016, she is concentrating on “imagery built from line- and mark-making.” This, she says, “is an activity or theme I’ve played with in the past but haven’t really pursued as far as...

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Ririe-Woodbury showcases pioneering choreographer Alwin Nikolais this weekend

Ririe-Woodbury showcases pioneering choreographer Alwin Nikolais this weekend

Without Alwin Nikolais there might not be a Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury were young choreographers and dance instructors at the University of Utah when, in 1963, they invited Nikolais to lead the summer workshops for their fledgling dance company. Woodbury had met Nikolais in Chicago when she was studying dance in...

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