Each fall and spring semester, I accompany my upper division art history students from Westminster College to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts so they have the experience of viewing global art in person, resulting in a research paper. After a tour of the galleries, I steal away […]
With our “Still Here” series, we are checking in with members of Utah’s art community to see what the past six months has meant for them. Hikmet Sidney Loe, born and raised on the east coast, Hikmet Sidney Loe fell in love with the arid desert lands of Utah […]
We are pleased to announce that Hikmet Sidney Loe’s innovative exploration of Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo, has won the 15 Bytes Book Award for Art Book for 2018. David Habben’s steampunk coloring book and Mary Lee Fulkerson’s survey of women artists of the Great […]
Though people travel from around the globe to visit Robert Smithson’s monumental Spiral Jetty, located on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake, to this day some Utahns have no idea that one of the 20th century’s most iconic artworks exists in their own backyard. One who does is […]
Hikmet Sidney Loe knows the Great Salt Lake. The Westminster College professor and scholar has spent years visiting, studying and writing about the lake since she first came West and fell in love with Utah’s desert landscapes, especially the basin and range areas to the west of the […]
A profile of Art Historian Hikmet Loe, author of an upcoming book about Robert Smithson.
On the occasion of Tim DeChristopher’s trial, Hikmet Loe looks back at the 2008 attempt to drill for oil in the Great Salt Lake.
Ephraim Oct. 12 – Jan. 20, 2023 Curated by Hikmet Loe ANNE MOONEY / JOHN SPARANO / HANNAH VAUGHN The Center Can Not Hold considers ideas of place conceptualized through the processes of architecture, revealing the temporal nature of the center. Positioning the geographical center of Utah and […]
We’ve faltered. We’ve stumbled. We’ve lain prone, Wishing the dark clouds white. But We’re STILL HERE. It was 8 months ago this week that the foul wind COVID-19 came riding in on slammed the door shut to the Utah art world and upended our community. We were busy […]
The circus is coming to town. Maybe you, too, remember when the Ringling Brothers train rolled into town loaded with animals, sets and human performers. The excitement and anticipation of clowns, acrobats, sword swallowers, elephants, horses and tigers, oh, my! That’s a lot like the excitement building for […]
15 Bytes was on everyone’s lips earlier this year when the Salt Lake Tribune dropped their arts coverage and threw up a paywall. Where was the arts community to turn for coverage of their activities now that the daily newspaper was throwing in the towel? Ah, 15 Bytes, […]
Edit someone’s words long enough and their voice begins to seep into your own. For 10 years, I worked with Ehren Clark, one of the most passionate voices in Utah’s art community, and his many verbal mannerisms — his cadences, syntax and lexicon — became so familiar, so […]
Photo by Zoe Rodriguez Long a big deal in Utah’s arts community, Victoria Panella Bourns has just been named director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums – a very big deal, indeed. She’s one of those maddeningly brilliant right brain and left brain people who readily switches from […]
There are numerous things to consider in ceramic artist Brian Snapp’s work, but one is fundamental: Clay is the medium that’s the message, and centuries of archaeological discovery support this. “There’s 30,000 plus years of the history of ceramics now,” Snapp says. “They used to talk about 10,000 […]
A co-founder of Saltgrass Printmakers in Sugar House who teaches printmaking and drawing at the U, Stefanie Dykes tells us that she has been learning how to make ceramic bowls and tiles (courtesy of Stacy Phillips) between semesters. The tiles are for Hikmet Loe’s show A Measure of […]