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Degrees of Authenticity: David Brothers' Places and Propositions

Degrees of Authenticity: David Brothers’ Places and Propositions

David Brothers has worn many hats. He has produced, written and acted in radio dramas (most notably The Church of Jayne Mansfield and The New Atomic Age); written, illustrated and published comic books, pamphlets, religious tracts, trading cards and Tijuana bibles; created films and videos—some animated, some feature-length— three of which...

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Alchemical Experiments: Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery

Alchemical Experiments: Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery

Albedo | Nigredo , the collaborative exhibit by Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery, takes an attentive sculptural approach to exploring the mystical way that everyday materials are transformed by artists’ creative processes and the unique environment of gallery space. The gallery creates a space that mimics...

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Reclamation Projects: Carol Berrey and Simon Blundell at the BDAC

Reclamation Projects: Carol Berrey and Simon Blundell at the BDAC

All of us — well, most of us — have become conscientious recyclers, making sure to set aside our plastic bottles and aluminum cans so they can be turned into bicycles, or our cardboard and paper products so they can, well, be turned back into paper and cardboard. But Carol...

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Inspiration in the Familiar: Jacqui and Lance Larsen's Three-Mile Radius at Springville Museum of Art

Inspiration in the Familiar: Jacqui and Lance Larsen’s Three-Mile Radius at Springville Museum of Art

What do a rusty sewer grate,  “Llama Crossing” street sign, rabbit, and a metal screen door have in common? On the surface, not much. Aside from the llama-crossing sign, these are all ordinary things anyone might see in a neighborhood or while out for a drive in the country. Perhaps...

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An Opportunity to Play: Intermezzo Chamber Music

An Opportunity to Play: Intermezzo Chamber Music

The quality programming is definitely what the audiences come back for, but the surprises Intermezzo throws in also endear the audience to the organization. It isn’t uncommon for the musicians to take the stage to play a romantic sonata, but first launch into a short, unexpected contemporary work, with no...

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Salt Lake City Creative? PechaKucha and Rose Exposed Prove Why This Weekend

Salt Lake City Creative? PechaKucha and Rose Exposed Prove Why This Weekend

The Huffington Post ranks Salt Lake City as second nationally for creatives in its blog item listing the Top 10. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/smartassetcom/the-top-ten-cities-for-creatives_b_7904842.html “A vibrant culture,” it says, “is not only valuable in its own right, it also often serves to attract and inspire talented workers in non-creative fields, creating a rising tide that benefits the entire...

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Natasha Danae’s "For the Love of Tigers"

Natasha Danae’s “For the Love of Tigers”

Thanks to over a century of tireless efforts by heroic avant-garde artists and their supporters, no meaningful distinction exists today between contemporary artworks and the ordinary objects that surround them. Paintings cannot be distinguished from illustrations, sculptures from decor. Art galleries fill with redundant advocacy for already popular social and environmental causes, and the average...

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Sabrina Squires: 35x35 Interview

Sabrina Squires: 35×35 Interview

Provo artist Sabrina Squires describes her artistic process, in which she collages, transforms and manipulates National Geographic pages as base for her colorful paintings. Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Finch Lane Gallery Salt Lake City August 12 – September 23, 2016

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Making Life Out of Dust: Bev Magennis’ Alibi Creek

Making Life Out of Dust: Bev Magennis’ Alibi Creek

When Willa Cather wrote a female protagonist and gave an impression of male-ness to the hard, western landscape of her novel, O Pioneers, she probably wasn’t trying to do anything radical. She was writing what she knew. Though perhaps she also meant the book to be a deliberate misreading of the classic literary myth of...

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Nancy Boskoff to receive UCA Cultural Achievement Award and recent MiXeD MeDiA

Nancy Boskoff to receive UCA Cultural Achievement Award and recent MiXeD MeDiA

The Utah Cultural Alliance has announced Nancy Boskoff as their 2016 Cultural Achievement Award Winner. “Nancy Boskoff has experienced a long and diverse career in the arts. Thanks to the example set by her parents, Boskoff’s commitment to public service was ingrained in her at an early age. Moving to Salt Lake from the east...

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Nadia Rea Morales: 35x35 Interview

Nadia Rea Morales: 35×35 Interview

Nadia Rea Morales was afraid of becoming a statistic, of graduating from school and no longer making art. In our interview with the artist, in conjunction with Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, she discusses how she has continued to explore photography post-graduation. Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Finch Lane Gallery Salt Lake City August 12 –...

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All Paragraphs in the Same Story: Susan Makov's Prints and Paintings at A Gallery

All Paragraphs in the Same Story: Susan Makov’s Prints and Paintings at A Gallery

After a game of cribbage and a glass or two of Cointreau, my grandfather was apt to rise and recite from “As You Like It”: And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it. Susan...

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Myles Howell: 35x35 Interview

Myles Howell: 35×35 Interview

He was doing the “typical watercolor, oil painting” stuff when he took a college course in stone carving and found the true medium for his art. Myles Howell talks about the discovery in this video interview recorded as part of Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition. Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Finch Lane Gallery Salt Lake City...

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John Vehar Does It Again: The Art Scavenger Hunt Continues

John Vehar Does It Again: The Art Scavenger Hunt Continues

Oops, he did it again. J.E. Vehar-Evanoff made good on his promise to continue his artistic scavenger hunt, occasionally placing a piece of artwork somewhere in the city for a lucky person to find. The idea is that he posts what and where it is – could be an animal, work on paper, political or...

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Lydia Gravis: 35x35 Interview

Lydia Gravis: 35×35 Interview

  The director of the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery on the campus of Weber State University, Lydia Gravis earned a BA in Painting and Drawing from Warren Wilson College and a MFA in interdisciplinary visual art from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She’s represented in the 2016 installment of Artists of...

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Nancy Takacs' Red Voices

Nancy Takacs’ Red Voices

by Ed Bennett The myth of Echo as we know it appeared in Book III of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” She was a mountain nymph, part of a group with whom Zeus liked to dally. Whenever Zeus’ wife, the goddess Hera, attempted to find her husband during these interludes, she was distracted by Echo, who would engage...

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Gavin's Gamelan

Gavin’s Gamelan

If you haven’t attended 12 Minute Max at the City Library, it is a monthly showcase of works-in-progress by local artists. Artists of all disciplines including visual art, music, film, and dance present their process to an audience that gets a sneak peak at a project yet to be formalized. This Sunday, percussionist Gavin Ryan...

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Weekend Recommends for August 11 - 14

Weekend Recommends for August 11 – 14

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, August 11 – Saturday, August 13 Park City Park City International Film Festival, 36 independent films, “Distinctive movies that elevate the human spirit.”...

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Evidence of an Alien Universe: Elmer Presslee's “Unprovoked Collaborations” at God Hates Robots

Evidence of an Alien Universe: Elmer Presslee’s “Unprovoked Collaborations” at God Hates Robots

If somehow the primal essences of cult horror movies, ‘80s arcade games, abandoned amusement parks, and pulp sci-fi magazines were smashed together, Elmer Presslee’s art might have been fused from the resulting debris. Although many elements feel familiar—callbacks to subcultures of the 1970s and 1980s—Presslee’s style is so distinct that the whole body of work...

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NOW-ID explores migration through movement and music in Exodus

NOW-ID explores migration through movement and music in Exodus

For its fourth show, NOW-ID presented the multi-collaborative performance Exodus to Salt Lake audiences July 27-29. While the company has previously opted for less conventional spaces—the Masonic Temple and Saltair are two examples—Exodus was presented at the University of Utah’s Marriott Center for Dance, and aimed to focus on the human need to migrate. NOW-ID,...

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