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Tom Judd

Tom Judd

“Go West, young man” was the catchphrase for generations of young Americans, urged to throw themselves into the rush of America’s Manifest Destiny. A century later, Tom Judd decided to go East, but the myth of the West was never left far behind, and this month the Salt Lake City...

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Deceptively Simple: Laurel Caryn's History of Photography at Alice Gallery

Deceptively Simple: Laurel Caryn’s History of Photography at Alice Gallery

For generations of non-millennial students, the slide library, darkened lecture hall and distinctive hum and click of the slide projector were hallmarks of the educational experience. Prior to digital imaging and asking The Goog for any and all things, professors loaded slide carousels with small plastic squares holding positive film...

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Infinite Possibilities: Andrew Shaw Rocks to the Beat of a True Gemini

Infinite Possibilities: Andrew Shaw Rocks to the Beat of a True Gemini

Andrew Shaw is starting to feel the push on his time, but when asked how many more bands he sees in his future, he quickly says, “Infinite.” With such a prolific musical resume, Shaw has had experience diving into things and seeing them work out, and other times, not. As...

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Painterly Precision: Brad Teare's Woodcuts at Alpine Art

Painterly Precision: Brad Teare’s Woodcuts at Alpine Art

Brad Teare has been making woodcuts for more than 20 years. It’s a process he began during his career as a freelance illustrator. But as his work has progressed it’s become more painterly, in a precise sort of way. You will see that painterly progression in the largest exhibition of...

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Erica Womack

Erica Womack

Despite my best efforts, I was running late to Mudson, a works in progress series presented by loveDANCEmore. As I rushed into the lobby of Sugar Space, my eyes just barely caught the long limbs of a dancer, clad in relaxed rehearsal clothes, finishing a swooping movement and coming to...

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A Passion for Art and Letters. And Cats: Remembering Pat Eddington

A Passion for Art and Letters. And Cats: Remembering Pat Eddington

Pat Eddington, 63, a Salt Lake City artist and much-honored teacher, died March 26 at University Hospital following a sudden illness. An artist with a distinctive visual style who had an expansive impact on our community, he was also a man consumed with teaching, with the world of rare books,...

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Melanie Rae Thon

Melanie Rae Thon

“Our only hope of finding grace was to tell our stories to each other,” writes Melanie Rae Thon in an essay titled “You Can’t Avoid Trouble: First, Body.” Both the line and the essay’s title are apt descriptions of Thon, who has been crafting graceful and haunting stories rife with...

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MAY EDITION BEING HELD HOSTAGE! We need your help to pay the ransom

MAY EDITION BEING HELD HOSTAGE! We need your help to pay the ransom

  Here it is, the first Wednesday of the month, so usually we’d be publishing a new edition of 15 Bytes, Utah’s Art Magazine. But the May edition is being held hostage by our Spring Fundraiser! We need to raise another $3675.   HELP US RAISE $7,500 FOR OUR 2016 SPRING FUNDRAISER Since beginning our...

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Fat Phobia at Art Access

Fat Phobia at Art Access

  The world is awash with proverbial sayings about beauty — it’s in the eye of the beholder or only skin deep. Such notions seem at odds, however, with our society’s prescription for a monolithic kind of beauty, a preoccupation for which women across the generational spectrum have fallen victim. Art Access’ latest exhibition “Fat...

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Utah Symphony returns to Carnegie Hall and elevates its national profile

Utah Symphony returns to Carnegie Hall and elevates its national profile

The Utah Symphony’s return, after 50 years, to New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall on April 29 was one of the high points of the performing arts institution’s exceptional 75th anniversary season. They were last there in 1966, under the baton of Maurice Abravanel, to open Carnegie Hall’s own 75th anniversary season, so it was...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Amy Brunvand

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Amy Brunvand

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 we are featuring Salt Lake City-based poet Amy Brunvand who here...

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Weekend Recommends: April 29 - May 1

Weekend Recommends: April 29 – May 1

Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side. Friday A really just MUST see: The Weekenders CD Release accompanied by a set of Modern Dance with opening guest Quiet Oak at The State...

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McGarren Flack painting and sculpture featured at Dixie Showcase

McGarren Flack painting and sculpture featured at Dixie Showcase

The annual Dixie State University Art Department Showcase, held this year from April 15th to May 4th in the Eccles Fine Arts Center, Sears Gallery, is a must-see for a well-rounded view of contemporary art developments in St. George. The work exhibited has become more diverse over the last several years, due in large part...

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Remington and Weasel: Freedom’s Just Another Word for Genderless in Pygmalion’s Latest

Remington and Weasel: Freedom’s Just Another Word for Genderless in Pygmalion’s Latest

In his latest work, Remington and Weasel, Utah playwright L.L. West gives a knowing nod to the freedom and consequences that come with throwing out the play book to live life on one’s own terms. Appropriately set in the rigid confines of academia, the story follows film Professor Chris Remington (Tamara Johnson Howell) and her...

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Read Local: Our New Reading Series with the Salt Lake Arts Council starts Thursday

Read Local: Our New Reading Series with the Salt Lake Arts Council starts Thursday

The Salt Lake City Arts Council and Artists of Utah are collaborating on a new reading series that features writers Utah writers discussing their craft. Curated by David G. Pace, Literary Editor of Artists of Utah’s online magazine 15 Bytes, the Finch Lane Gallery Reading Series will bring together emerging writers who have won local...

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Connie Borup: Nature Observed, a film by Claudia Sisemore

Connie Borup: Nature Observed, a film by Claudia Sisemore

Connie Borup’s exhibit of new landscape paintings at Phillips Gallery once again demonstrates the artist’s ability to create ethereal images that cast a loving gaze on the continual shifts of the natural world. Claudia Sisemore’s film “Nature Observed,” shot in 2008, reminds us that this current work goes back more than a decade.   Connie...

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The Holy Scripture of Our Life: Shawn Vestal's "Daredevils"

The Holy Scripture of Our Life: Shawn Vestal’s “Daredevils”

Author Shawn Vestal will read from and sign his debut novel Daredevils on April 27, 2016 at The King's English, 1511 S. 1500 E. in Salt Lake City at 7:00 pm. David Pace reviews the work in our Sunday book review.

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Jann Haworth Gets Key To The City, No Longer Needs to Use Underground Tunnels

Jann Haworth Gets Key To The City, No Longer Needs to Use Underground Tunnels

Last night Salt Lake City artist Jann Haworth was awarded the “Key to the City” by Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, who recognized Haworth with a Mayor’s Artist Achievement Award (not to be confused with the Mayor’s Artist Awards presented annually at the Utah Arts Festival). Haworth, who is represented locally by Modern West...

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Reimagining a Riot: Nijinsky at Ballet West

Reimagining a Riot: Nijinsky at Ballet West

While introducing “The Nijinsky Revolution,” Ballet West artistic director Adam Sklute recalled the riotous shock with which much of Vaslav Nijinksy’s work was met. Sklute described the boundary-pushing nature of Nijinsky’s movement and libretti, inviting the modern audience seated in the Capitol Theater on opening night to see if they, like their historical counterparts, are scandalized...

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35x35 RETURNS!

35×35 RETURNS!

Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Exhibition, a look at Utah’s young generation of artists, returns to Salt Lake City’s Finch Lane Gallery August-September 2016. Artists 35 years old and younger, time to finish up those masterpieces and submit them to the exhibition. The call for entries is now up at Submittable: https://artistsofutah.submittable.com/submit/57495 Entry deadline is June...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Wade Bentley

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Wade Bentley

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 we are featuring Salt Lake City-based poet C. Wade Bentley who...

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RDT's "Revere" Brings Collaborators to Celebrate Jose Limon

RDT’s “Revere” Brings Collaborators to Celebrate Jose Limon

Repertory Dance Theatre has a long tradition of collaborating with the arts community. It only makes sense for them to culminate their 50th anniversary season with a collaboration. “Revere” brings together various artists to honor José Limón, whose work has been part of RDT’s repertoire since 1967. The Salt Lake Vocal Artists, conducted by Brady Allred, world-renowned...

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