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Artist Profile: John Vehar

Artist Profile: John Vehar

One of John Vehar’s most characteristic images, and consequently one of his best, is “Bison,” which can be seen currently at his solo show at Modern West Fine Art.  The strength of the image is in the balance the artist strikes between raw, coarse, brushwork, and what ultimately comes across...

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Collective Experience at Rio Gallery

Collective Experience at Rio Gallery

Collective Experience, the group exhibition showing at Rio Gallery through April, draws its inspiration from Eno’s term for something he called an ”ecology of talent.“ He envisioned bringing together creative individuals who together would form a scene, or locus of creativity. Instead of a lonely genius, he proposed a ”Scenius”...

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Ties That Bind: Discussing CUAC's Utah Ties Exhibit

Ties That Bind: Discussing CUAC’s Utah Ties Exhibit

by Laura Hurtado As with all juried shows, this year’s annual Utah Ties exhibition is an inconsistent mixed bag —some works evoke the grotesque and the abject, while others are quietly beautiful and even majestic.  As a collective, the show includes a select number of truly remarkable pieces here and...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Kevin Holdsworth

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Kevin Holdsworth

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 Cedar City-based writer Kevin Holdsworth who...

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NOVA Chamber Music Series Brings Beethoven and Rihm to Park City

NOVA Chamber Music Series Brings Beethoven and Rihm to Park City

Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle and Principal Symphony Keyboard Jason Hardink have been threading their way through all of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven's ten violin sonatas since the fall of 2013. This is when Utah's NOVA Chamber Music Series began its Gallery Series at Salt Lake City's Art Barn. Now the Series has...

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‘. . . true / false / true . . .’   Claire Wilson and Nancy Vorm present mixed media collages and reliefs at the Dibble Gallery

‘. . . true / false / true . . .’ Claire Wilson and Nancy Vorm present mixed media collages and reliefs at the Dibble Gallery

Other than as categories, art terms like ‘representational’ and ‘realistic’ aren’t very helpful. The weightlessly floating, elongated figures of Byzantine mosaics ‘realistically represented’ the spiritual truth so important to those who lived in the dark age that followed the fall of Rome, that souls and eternity mattered more than the here and now . ....

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Classics Shine in Ballet West's Triple Bill

Classics Shine in Ballet West’s Triple Bill

by Amy Falls   Ballet West’s annual mixed bill presents the work of neoclassical icon George Balanchine (Square Dance), Ballet West’s resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte (Almost Tango), and contemporary ballet pioneer William Forsythe (In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated). While the evening’s program is titled Almost Tango after Fonte’s newest Utah premiere, the choreography of Balanchine...

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Kari Hoaas' ONE at Sugar Space

Kari Hoaas’ ONE at Sugar Space

by Emma Wilson   Entering the (relatively new) Sugar Space Arts Warehouse on Friday night was exciting for more than the fact that Norwegian choreographer Kari Hoaas was performing her evening-length work recognizing the continuous global struggle for women’s rights. The venue itself is spacious and filled with possibility and a separate studio on the...

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Ririe-Woodbury's Spring Season

Ririe-Woodbury’s Spring Season

Ririe Woodbury’s Spring Season was a challenging program exploring abstraction as a method for viewing as well as moving. Artistic Director Daniel Charon’s program note suggested a hope for his premiere to be taken as an experience without a need for definition while visiting artist Netta Yerushalmy suggested that her work would be cumulative as...

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Not "Big Love": Plan-B's "Pilot Program" Proves a Fine Tragicomedy

Not “Big Love”: Plan-B’s “Pilot Program” Proves a Fine Tragicomedy

A husband, his wife – and a sister wife: not such a peculiar scenario in Utah. But LDS Church mandated? Again? That’s the intriguing premise of Plan-B Theatre’s excellent world-premiere play, “Pilot Program.” Set in 2019, the plot centers around a hopelessly childless middle-aged LDS couple who are called upon by their church to participate...

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Randall Lake: Then and Now

Randall Lake: Then and Now

Each time I am lucky enough to chat with Randall Lake I come away more impressed. It’s not just his art, it’s his intellect, his curiosity, his willingness to challenge himself by trying new palettes, new brushstrokes, by reading biographies of artists he admires, and experimenting with their methods. Lake has a show opening at...

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Doug Snow: Printmaker

Doug Snow: Printmaker

  This work on paper is part of a series the Division of Arts & Museums purchased in 1995 entitled “Out of Print.” This series represents 25 of Utah’s finest professional artists (including Snow) using the medium of printmaking. In the early 1990s, master printers Wayne Kimball, Todd Frye and Doug Himes provided an opportunity...

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Ririe Woodbury and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Celebrate "In C" with "53 Rooms"

Ririe Woodbury and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Celebrate “In C” with “53 Rooms”

Terry Riley’s minimalist composition “In C” is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble has performed this piece at the Utah Arts Festival, on KUER’s Radio West, and at BYU. This weekend, they revisit the piece in a collaboration with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. In a new work, choreographed by Daniel Charon,...

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Whitespace Closes, Howa Gallery to Open

Whitespace Closes, Howa Gallery to Open

One gallery has closed in northern Utah, but another is opening. Ogden’s Whitespace Contemporary held its last show March 27 at 2420 Wall Ave., featuring the work of Collin Noortmann Chandler – three artists showing under a single name. After almost two years in operation, Scott Patria announced that the venue for contemporary art in...

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The Art of Losing Someone Who's Still There: Dementia on Exhibit at Art Access

The Art of Losing Someone Who’s Still There: Dementia on Exhibit at Art Access

You’d expect an art show about Alzheimer’s to be dreary, depressing and certainly just for people of an age to be facing the disease. But What’s My Name? at Art Access turns out to be an exhibition that will fascinate most anyone. As executive director Sheryl Gillilan says, “The stories — it’s all about the...

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