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Artist Profile: Blanche P. Wilson

Artist Profile: Blanche P. Wilson

Blanche Wilson may be the oldest working artist in Utah. As she prepares to celebrate her 92nd birthday this month, she’s busy taking down a show at Weber State and moving into a new home in Orem where she’s setting up a printmaking studio. And since she suffers from macular...

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Freak Show at Art Access

Freak Show at Art Access

It was a crowded opening with obviously interested viewers eagerly engaged with a variety of well-presented art: Marcee and Ric Blackerby’s “Freak Show” went off without a hitch. Except for the title, that is — which, shortly after the initial postcards were sent, was abruptly changed by the Art Access...

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Altared Books at Finch Lane Gallery

Altared Books at Finch Lane Gallery

From the clay tablets of the Minoans to the papyrus scrolls of the Egyptians, from the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to Gutenberg’s Bible and the pulp novels of the 20th century, the book has had a monumental role in the creation of civilization. It is history itself. Because of...

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Lord Krishna Along the Wasatch Front

Lord Krishna Along the Wasatch Front

In 1968, I discovered Krishna. That year, I took a spiritual journey from being a University of Texas at Austin theater student and anti-Vietnam war demonstrator to a student of the Bhagavad Gita and chanting the Hare Krishna mantra in Los Angeles. After several weeks of instruction, I was initiated...

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Driven to Abstraction in Ogden

Driven to Abstraction in Ogden

Despite the obviously punning reference in its title, a first glance around Driven to Abstraction suggests a third layer of meaning: the impact of the open road on art. Here are three prominent canvases by Jean Arnold, her familiar perspective from her mobile studio—a public bus—condensing transport into a constellation...

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Molly Heller at The Ladies Literary Club

Molly Heller at The Ladies Literary Club

MFA candidate Molly Heller has left behind the institutional support of the campus setting in order to stage her thesis project in the unique setting of The Ladies’ Literary Club. “I’ve always believed artists can’t just isolate [themselves], although it’s easy to do.” Ashley Anderson visits with Heller in anticipation...

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Musings on Space: Blake Luther, Anne Wolfer and Jill Barton at 15th Street Gallery

Musings on Space: Blake Luther, Anne Wolfer and Jill Barton at 15th Street Gallery

This month 15th Street Gallery has brought together three local artists, who, though individually working through their own aesthetic sensibilities, all create works that succeed through their exploration of space. Shown together, the works of Blake Luther, Anne Wolfer, and Jill Barton create a formal unity and harmony that is...

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Ron Larson's Studio Space

Ron Larson’s Studio Space

Ron Larson has a place to paint just about anywhere he goes. At his home in Ivins, Utah, he keeps a neat studio in an upstairs bedroom, but packs another spare room with paintings, framed, unfinished and barely started. Over at his St. George office, where he creates neon signs...

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Pre-Stroll at UMFA Faculty Show - Free

Pre-Stroll at UMFA Faculty Show – Free

Do you find the three hours of gallery stroll isn’t enough for your monthly fix of art? Well, head to the UMFA for a pre-stroll, check out the great UMFA faculty show and get your art on early. The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) are hosting a pre-Gallery...

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Paul Davis Preview

Paul Davis Preview

  When November rolls around we’re always eager to find shows that aren’t the small works, group show, perfect for holiday gift-giving type of thing. So our thanks to Mountain West Fine Art which, instead of following the normal formula, is featuring a solo exhibition by Teasdale artist Paul Davis. Earlier this year, Davis was...

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Nor Any Drop to Drink: William Lamson's Hydrologies at UMOCA

Nor Any Drop to Drink: William Lamson’s Hydrologies at UMOCA

Water is one of art’s great subjects, and why not? One of four indispensable elements known to the Greeks, it’s the one that comes closest to being unique to our planet. Water makes life possible, but also shapes and even transports it. We know far more about water now than we did in the years...

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Sean Diediker's "Medicine Man"

Sean Diediker’s “Medicine Man”

What is a “medicine man?” He is not a shaman, often associated with personal gain; he is not a witch doctor, associated with witchcraft. He is a traditional healer and spiritual leader among Native Americans who secures the help of the spirit world, including the Great Spirit, for the sake of healing diseases of the...

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Anna Campbell Bliss Garners Prestigious Color Award

Anna Campbell Bliss Garners Prestigious Color Award

Salt Lake City artist and architect Anna Campbell Bliss just got a fine surprise: a major honor is coming her way in December when the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) presents her with its 2015 Godlove Award. It is the most prestigious award bestowed by the Council and celebrates long-term contributions in the area of color....

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Maximilian Werner

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Maximilian Werner

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, 15 Bytes features Salt Lake City-based Maximilian Werner, an...

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SELECTED SHORTS IN SLC

SELECTED SHORTS IN SLC

“I’ve been asked, ‘Is this a serious literary event or a grand drunken reunion for all your actor friends?’ ” Isaiah Sheffer is reported to have said in an interview with The New York Times in 2004. “Yes!” The event he is referring to is Selected Shorts, the weekly performance readings by celebrated actors of short...

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NOVA Performs Season's First Gallery Series Concert This Sunday

NOVA Performs Season’s First Gallery Series Concert This Sunday

Last year NOVA Chamber Music Series expanded their programming by adding a Gallery Series. This Sunday, NOVA presents the second season of the Gallery Series at Finch Lane with the final installment of Beethoven’s complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano, paired with newer works by Wolfgang Rihm, performed (again) by Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn...

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A Conversation on Burrows and Fargion at the U of U

A Conversation on Burrows and Fargion at the U of U

Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, guest artists of the University of Utah’s Department of Modern Dance, presented two duets this Friday at the Marriott Center for Dance. Both Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece functioned as performance poems for two voices. Cheap Lecture was strictly metered in relationship to rhythmic structures crafted by John Cage...

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Kim Schoenstadt's Block Plan Series: Provo

Kim Schoenstadt’s Block Plan Series: Provo

California artist Kim Schoenstadt has returned to Utah, where she received a warm welcome from the Brigham Young University Museum of Art (MOA): an entire gallery on the museum’s bottom floor has been devoted to one of the artist’s sprawling, architectural mash-ups. “Block Plan Series: Provo” spans two adjacent walls before extending three-dimensionally into the...

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No Fixed Address at The Leonardo

No Fixed Address at The Leonardo

by Sue Martin This month in The Leonardo’s human rights gallery space, the focus will be on people with “No Fixed Address.” Curator and Leonardo creative director Jann Haworth expects the exhibit will give the community an opportunity to learn about and talk about “shelter as a human right.” “Homelessness is a pejorative word,” says...

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As American as Apple Pie: Amy Jorgensen's Far From the Tree

As American as Apple Pie: Amy Jorgensen’s Far From the Tree

by Laura Allred Hurtado When you stop by the visitor’s desk at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, you’ll see a large glass bowl, placed there by curator Becca Maksym, topped full with apples. Red. Shiny. Delicious. The kind that greet you in hotel lobbies. As a fruit, it’s a sentinel of welcome, of home. In...

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