Dance

Molly Heller’s very vary

Molly Heller’s “very vary” was just that: a very varied patchwork. For the duration of the hour-long dance, the cast of six — members of Ririe-Woodbury and freelancers alike — approached Heller’s performatively demanding work with integrity. Papier-mâché animal heads by Gretchen Reynolds lined the back of the […]

Book Reviews | Hints 'n' Tips | Visual Arts

Beginning Acrylic: Susette Gertsch’s Tips and Techniques for learning to paint in acrylic

Susette Billedeaux Gertsch’s new book is both “how-to-do” the basics of painting with acrylics and how-not-to-be-tied-down to the realistic details in nature. It’s refreshing to find a “beginning” painting book that right away gives you permission to be painterly rather than a slave to realism and accurate drawing, […]

Dance

Captured by SALT

Footage of SALT Contemporary Dance in Ihsan Rustem’s Voice of Reason.   SALT Contemporary Dance closed their 2016-2017 season with a collection of current works from local, national and international choreographers. This was my first time witnessing a SALT performance and I am so grateful I finally had […]

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Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards go to SUU, Noemi Veronica Hernandez-Balcazar, Murray City Cultural Arts and Emma Dugal

The Utah Division of Arts and Museums announced the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards at the Mountainwest Conference on the Arts this week. This year, the annual awards recognize the contributions of Southern Utah University (Organization), Noemi Veronica Hernandez-Balcazar (Education), Murray City Cultural […]

Dance

Ann Carlson’s Elizabeth Delights

Choreographer Ann Carlson has a longstanding relationship with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, originally studying modern dance under company co-founders Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury at the University of Utah in the 1970s. While there, Carlson also studied under the late Elizabeth Hayes, who brought the dance major to fruition […]

Literary Arts | Read Local Sunday

READ LOCAL SUNDAY: Natasha Sajé

Today we present Salt Lake City-based Natasha Sajé, the author of three books of poems, Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh, 1994), Bend (Tupelo, 2004), Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014), and a poetry handbook, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, (Michigan, 2014). Her honors include the Robert Winner and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Slovenia, and a Camargo Fellowship in France. Sajé has been teaching in the low residency Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program since 1996, and is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where she directs the Weeks Poetry Series.