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David Maestas

David Maestas

David Maestas doesn’t regard being an artist as a career choice, or something he necessarily initiated at a certain point in his life. It is a way of life, and how life always has been. “I think being an artist is a full-time thing, from the moment you wake up...

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Combining the Visual and the Verbal: The Art(s) of Teresa Jordan

Combining the Visual and the Verbal: The Art(s) of Teresa Jordan

Teresa Jordan not only tells stories with words, but uses her own visual art to enrich the reader’s experience.  In her Field Notes from the Grand Canyon, published in 2000, watercolor sketches and her handwritten notes fill some pages, balanced by type-set essays on other pages. In Field Notes from...

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Billy Schenck at Modern West Fine Art

Billy Schenck at Modern West Fine Art

  “…If you’re looking for scattered sagebrush and majestic skies, carved mesas and stunning sunsets, you’ll find plenty of it here. You’ll also find plenty of heroic figures, usually on horseback, framed by huge cumulus clouds, a trope so frequently employed it seems almost clumsy – until one sees the...

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Francis Zimbeaux: Early Years

Francis Zimbeaux: Early Years

Francis Zimbeaux was a storyteller and a mythmaker, whether in his art or in his life. His paintings frequently explored remembered or imagined landscapes, and were shrouded in a mythic mist, filled with reclining nudes, dancing nymphs and pipe-blowing Pans. His own story has been shrouded in a similar mist,...

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Exploring the Salt Lake City & County Building

Exploring the Salt Lake City & County Building

Alderwood Fine Art’s Tom Alder has been enamored of the Salt Lake City & County Building every since he was a young boy and visited his father in the county Treasurer’s office. In the eighties he took one of the many tours provided by the Utah Heritage Foundation when the...

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Bells in the Belfry: Westminster College's Campanilismo

Bells in the Belfry: Westminster College’s Campanilismo

When Westminster College’s Converse Hall was first completed in 1907, and the bells began chiming, the view from this spot was of a bucolic dirt road, bordered with drainage ditches thick with willows, and surrounded by farmland and orchards. Imagining a future tree-tunnel that would shade the road between 1700...

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It's going to take some getting used to: Artists of Utah presents co-lab with Chris Kelly and Jared Steffensen

It’s going to take some getting used to: Artists of Utah presents co-lab with Chris Kelly and Jared Steffensen

This Friday, March 6th, Artists of Utah invites you to our first installment of co-lab, part of our continuing effort to encourage collaborative art projects in Utah’s arts communities. During the month of February we turned over the keys to a large work space at Poor Yorick Studios to Utah artists Christopher Kelly and Jared...

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Stumbling in the Dark: Meg Day's Last Psalm at Sea Level

Stumbling in the Dark: Meg Day’s Last Psalm at Sea Level

by Tim Erickson Meg Day’s debut collection of poems, Last Psalm at Sea Level reveals the realities, at base, of the scientific age in which we find ourselves located: the clash between a quantum and a classical mechanical understanding of nature. That is to say, we can no longer situate ourselves; the very matter of...

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Pygmalion Productions' Hellman v. McCarthy

Pygmalion Productions’ Hellman v. McCarthy

Playwright Brian Richard Mori set himself a challenge when he set out to dramatize one of the 20th century’s most illuminating literary feuds. While more than half of all Americans must be old enough to remember this and other events from the early 1980s, few things can have a shorter lifespan than celebrity, and there...

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50 Shades of Red: Horne Fine Art and Sprague Library Exhibits Examine the Color Red

50 Shades of Red: Horne Fine Art and Sprague Library Exhibits Examine the Color Red

Art critic Clement Greenberg once said that “…for Western art in its Modernist phase ‘purity’ has been a useful idea and ideal, with a kind of logic to it that has worked, and still works, to generate aesthetic value and maintain aesthetic standards as nothing else in our specializing culture has over the last hundred-odd...

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NOVA Chamber Music Series presents “An Afternoon of Serenades” including a premiere by Morris Rosenzweig.

NOVA Chamber Music Series presents “An Afternoon of Serenades” including a premiere by Morris Rosenzweig.

NOVA Chamber Music Series always curates a thoughtful program for their concerts. The composers they compile always relate to one another when it comes to the works being performed. This Sunday afternoon, their musicians will perform a selection of serenades by Mozart, Brahms and a string trio by Morris Rosenzweig (click here for an artist...

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Our America: Latino Presence at the UMFA

Our America: Latino Presence at the UMFA

by Scotti Hill To consider oneself an American is to acknowledge an inherent lack of cultural homogeny. The nation is comprised of countless national ancestries, cultures, religions and customs. So much so that the traditional and hopeful “melting pot” metaphor has given way to the more realistic “tossed salad.” The Utah Museum of Fine Art’s...

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Who Do You Love: Craig Cleveland

Who Do You Love: Craig Cleveland

  Salt Lake City artist Craig Cleveland, who studied fine art and design at USU and the Art Institute of Chicago, tells us: “Love is an action. Love is a verb. Love is a noun. Love is. Love is a word, and words and their letterforms have played heavily in my recent body of work...

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Less is More: Alexander Morris at Alderwood Fine Art

Less is More: Alexander Morris at Alderwood Fine Art

Inspiration comes from many places, and what inspires an artist to create may not be the same thing that inspires a viewer to appreciate, but the power of good art is that ability to act as a mediator, as a go-between, from the source of initial artistic inspiration to the work’s ability to inspire something...

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Who Do You Love: Fletcher Booth

Who Do You Love: Fletcher Booth

  Fletcher Booth, an artist who lives in Salt Lake City and says he enjoys “hot rods, beer, Jayhawk basketball and, sometimes, art” took time out from this busy schedule to tell us who he loves, or rather doesn’t: “Love is such a strong word. I have difficulty saying I love any inanimate object. I...

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Who Do You Love: Trent Alvey

Who Do You Love: Trent Alvey

  New York and London’s David Zwirner Gallery just closed a show by the West Coast video artist Diana Thater that The New York Times called “spectacular”. Salt Lake City artist Trent Alvey, who herself blends art and science in her work, says a news release from the gallery explains that scientists have learned that...

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Who Do You Love: Traci O'Very Covey

Who Do You Love: Traci O’Very Covey

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist living or dead, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month.   Artist Traci O’Very Covey was born in Salt Lake City and received a Bachelor of...

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Utah Symphony premieres new work by Augusta Read Thomas

Utah Symphony premieres new work by Augusta Read Thomas

When a symphony orchestra performs a concert that includes a Beethoven concerto, a Prokofiev symphony, and a world premiere composition by a living American composer, the chances of the premiere being able to withstand any comparisons are remote. But remote does not imply impossible. And EOS: Goddess of the Dawn (A Ballet for Orchestra)...

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