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Kaziah Hancock

Kaziah Hancock

She’s known for goats and for soldiers. The first she has raised for years on her ranch south of Manti, where she’s been given the nickname The Goat Woman: she bears the moniker proudly, her affection for the animals going back to an almost mythical origin story, her birth on...

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Downy Doxey-Marshall's kloTH at Alice Gallery

Downy Doxey-Marshall’s kloTH at Alice Gallery

Although our clothing is intensely personal and helps make up individual identities, in her larger works, Doxey-Marshall takes what we often consider to be part of the “everyday” or domestic, and reminds viewers of a richer, charged symbolism. This connects the themes present in Doxey-Marshall’s early works and brings them...

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Among the Shadows: Jorge Rojas' Painted Veil at Rio Gallery

Among the Shadows: Jorge Rojas’ Painted Veil at Rio Gallery

Connections between Rojas’s reading of the veil and Shelley’s poem, from which the exhibition takes its name, are stronger in some works than others. But overall the collective body of work is impressive, and even when the reference to the notion of veiling falters or feels contrived, there remains, with...

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Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell's Listen/Space Brings New Music to the Mountains

Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell’s Listen/Space Brings New Music to the Mountains

The year was 2003. Hundreds of sound designers, composers, and musicians were gathering at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose to network and share ideas on the gaming industry and, specifically, game audio and interactive music. The Game Audio Network Guild was hosting its first annual awards and Katie...

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Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball at BYU

Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball at BYU

For this reviewer, the highlight of the show is “Grape Crusher Modified” (2015), a collaboration by Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball. One can see the hand of Askin in the humorous figures of grape dancers/crushers, as well as the stylized, twisting pencil on the right side. The orange polka-dot walls,...

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John Hess's The Seeing Eye at Gallery at Library Square

John Hess’s The Seeing Eye at Gallery at Library Square

Intense, saturated color, often painted on single-woven surfaces. Seemingly tribal patterns: perhaps Australian Outback, American Indian or Celtic in origin? Dimensional forms created by double-weaving on a hand loom. John Hess is a master of what he does and his show at The Gallery at Library Square, The Seeing Eye:...

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Wild Inquiring: The Art of Claire Taylor

Wild Inquiring: The Art of Claire Taylor

For a graveyard, the Salt Lake City Cemetery teems with life. Covering 120 acres and about 10 miles of paved road, the largest city-operated cemetery in the country is home to a varied and plentiful array of flora and fauna. Not far from the city center is a wild kingdom,...

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Reality Check: The Cost of Art

Reality Check: The Cost of Art

Why is art so damn expensive?!" Apart from the obvious answer -- that artists are the most important tier of society, providing the community the lens with which to look upon their souls, and should be appropriately compensated for their all-important work -- we decided to examine this proverbiaal question and see if we couldn't find...

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Denise Milan's Mists of the Earth at BYU

Denise Milan’s Mists of the Earth at BYU

  “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” – Joni Mitchell   The idea of paradise is about as slippery as the idea of landscape: no two are exactly alike. They look different to each of us, smell different, imbued with cultural constructs fashioned from our own experiences. No one will have the...

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Sheryl Gillilan to resign from Art Access

Sheryl Gillilan to resign from Art Access

Art Access has announced that after 12 years with the organization, Executive Director Sheryl Gillilan will resign on September 30, 2016. She is leaving to pursue new opportunities and challenges in the arts and community service sectors in Salt Lake City. Art Access is seeking a new director who will continue to build the strength...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Anne Vinsel

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Anne Vinsel

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 feature a poem by Anne Vinsel, first place winner...

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From the Maynard Dixon Camp Out

From the Maynard Dixon Camp Out

The annual weeklong Maynard Dixon Camp Out event in Mount Carmel invites artists from Utah and beyond to exhibit their works in the Maynard Dixon Gallery and participate in the “Wet Paint” sale in the restored Maynard Dixon studio. They can also present workshops, participate in panel discussions and do free demonstrations of their work....

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Terrece Beesley's New Directions

Terrece Beesley’s New Directions

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.– Jim Rohn   “A while ago I found myself in a ‘painting rut,’” says Layton artist Terrece Beesley. Instead of staying in that rut, the artist decided to get experimental with her usual style. “I usually paint large pieces, so this was...

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Weekend Recommends June 23 - 26

Weekend Recommends June 23 – 26

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. Thursday, June 23 Salt Lake City Utah Arts Festival, of course, with free admission today only. Otherwise, it’s $12 for adults, $6 for service members...

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Free Utah Arts Festival & Other MiXeD MeDiA

Free Utah Arts Festival & Other MiXeD MeDiA

Now in its 40th year, the Utah Arts Festival opens this Thursday, with free admission and headliners Young Dubliners. 6/19 Utah Arts Festival celebrates 40 years, with help from the Utah Symphony http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/4014815-155/utah-arts-festival-celebrates-40-years 6/20 Utah Arts Festival nods to the past, but there’s plenty that’s new http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/4016184-155/utah-arts-festival-nods-to-the   Other MiXeD MeDiA articles 6/13 BTS->SLC create...

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Portraits of a Pilgrim Artist: Willy Littig at Mestizo

Portraits of a Pilgrim Artist: Willy Littig at Mestizo

The untitled photographs in Willy Littig’s exhibit Vecinos wander across the walls of Mestizo Gallery like humble pilgrims. Dressed in understated, neat frames, they appear unburdened by worldly pretensions, as if they are on their way to ascetic enlightenment. Littig captured these images on his recent walking pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, or St....

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Jason Hardink Receives 2016 Mayor’s Artist Award for Performing Arts  

Jason Hardink Receives 2016 Mayor’s Artist Award for Performing Arts  

On June 25, Jason Hardink will be presented the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award in recognition of his outstanding talent as Principal Keyboard for the Utah Symphony, and for his role as Artistic Director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series. Jason is much more than a musician. Through his knowledge of performing arts and his...

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Reflections on Modern Manhood: Joey Franklin's My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married

Reflections on Modern Manhood: Joey Franklin’s My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married

by Meg McManama Joey Franklin, Utah author and BYU professor, is an average-Joe-Mormon who contemplates hilarious and poignant moments of boyhood, manhood, and fatherhood. Franklin’s collection of 14 essays brought out the immature teenage humor in me, and at other moments had me meditating on the huge responsibility of life as a parent, as a...

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“From fallen angels to exploding stars”: Rock Canyon Poets to Release Second Anthology

“From fallen angels to exploding stars”: Rock Canyon Poets to Release Second Anthology

  PROVO — “In these pages,” says poet Lance Larsen  “you’ll find starlings and stars, red rocks and coffee shops, turntables and wishing wells, burritos and razorbacks and reruns of The Sound of Music.” Utah’s Poet Laureate is talking about Orogeny, a Rock Canyon Poets anthology which will have its launch Tuesday, June 14 at...

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UMFA's ARTLandish Series: The Greening of Lit

UMFA’s ARTLandish Series: The Greening of Lit

When the Utah Museum of Fine Arts closed its doors January 18th to begin installing a state-of-the-art vapor barrier in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building, many thought its programs might go into hibernation for over a year as well. Not so. An ambitious attempt to continue its outreach, and even revisit how UMFA can...

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Weekend Recommends June 9 - 13

Weekend Recommends June 9 – 13

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. Thursday, June 9 Salt Lake City Crowdsourced Comedy Improv: Come see some of Utah’s best comedians make up scenes, characters and songs on the spot,...

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SNaked: The True Story of the Garden of Eden

SNaked: The True Story of the Garden of Eden

The preview performance of SNaked was assuredly like a first kiss — reeling in various exciting directions, sometimes disjointed with a limited scope, but consistently provocative and engaging. Before the lights dimmed, SB Dance artistic and executive director Stephen Brown thanked the audience for offering a preliminary “pucker”—payment for a ticket of the same price...

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Yours if You Want It: John Vehar's Artistic Scavenger Hunts

Yours if You Want It: John Vehar’s Artistic Scavenger Hunts

For the next several months, Salt Lake City artist John Vehar is giving away his work in a series of artistic, single-item scavenger hunts. Karmic, too. “For every dollar I take,” he writes on Facebook, “I’m going to give one back. . . . Every month or two, weather permitting, I’m going to place a...

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