Utah native Julie Turley is quarantining in Brooklyn, New York. She’s a writer and librarian. The 15 Bytes editorial staff extends its well wishes to Julie, as well all artists, writers, and residents in Manhattan—the epicenter of our country’s coronavirus outbreak. The photograph pictured here was taken in Utah prior to the pandemic.
A group of vegans, among them artists, teachers and musicians, heads to the hills for communal living where they develop a unique practice of partner sharing. Northern California in the 1960s? No, Juab County, Utah in 1918.
March 29, 2020: Among the many fine exhibitions we aren’t able to see at the moment is JAN ANDREWS : Honor and Dissonance at Granary Arts in Ephraim. This video profile of the artist was filmed in 2011 and includes footage from Kamikaze, one of the films featured […]
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is scheduled to be closed through Friday, May 8 (though dates could change at any time). Below are some virtual art experiences the museum is offering that may interest you in the meantime: UMFA at Home https://umfa.utah.edu/museum-at-home is a new online portal launched in late March. […]
As this case in Washington proves, the COVID crisis is not a good time to be participate in a choir. Along with everything else in Utah’s performing art community, the crisis forced Utah Chamber Artists to cancel the final concert of their 2019-2020 season. To assuage the appetites […]
David Lee, the first Poet Laureate of Utah and a retired professor of English literature, has published over 20 books of poetry, two of which have been nominated for a Pulitzer and one for the National Book Award. His newest collection of poetry, Mine Tailings, is a dynamic […]
“Works by famous men upstairs, and feminist art that will get you mad at the patriarchy (though hopefully not your patriarch) downstairs.” That’s the text message I sent to my teenage daughter, telling her that if she and her friends were looking for something to do that Friday […]
Women entrepreneurs were lauded in the Salt Lake Tribune during Women’s Business Week in March of 1935. The paper reported on a national report that read, “These women owners of their own businesses may occasionally be discouraged, but they are never bored. They have found a satisfying medium […]
Fresh off of a tour around the American west, the New Music duo (and current Westminster College artists-in-residence) Red Desert Ensemble brought their set of (almost) brand-new commissions back to Salt Lake City for a night of exploratory, revelatory music. Future Music showcased the work of seven […]
Recently, Shauna Brock read her short story, Eskhára, to a crowd at Finch Lane Gallery. The event was part of our READ LOCAL Onsite series. Now, READ LOCAL First brings you the story in print.
For this episode of the podcast, we bring you a recording of our READ LOCAL Onsite event held at Finch Lane Gallery Thursday, Feb. 27. The evening brought together Salt Lake City writers Shauna Brock and Ranjan Adiga, who read from their works, followed by a discussion that […]
“To be an artist, you have to work like a madman,” says Galina Perova, her voice tinged with an intensity that also radiates from her award-winning oil paintings, found in state government buildings, the homes of politicians and influential entrepreneurs, and the University of Utah Medical School. Perova […]
“Sometimes I love an artwork for the unusual usage of materials, sometimes for the surprising pairing of the content/idea and technique” says Lenka Konopasek, a Czech-born artist who received her BFA degree from the University of Utah and her MFA from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. […]
The Greeks had a word for it. They called it Symmetry, which today often means a mirror-image. For an older society, one less needing to simplify an overly stimulating world, it meant balance. A symmetrical composition presented a balanced image. They may have found this concept in the […]