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A Year in Salt Lake Art

Friends compare her to the Travelocity Gnome, the red-capped garden figurine that appears in travel snapshots all over the world in the company’s ad campaign. Jo-Ann Wong is more local than her bearded counterpart, but equally ubiquitous. Wherever she goes she is herding people (friends or strangers) into groups, propping her digital camera on its small, portable tripod, setting the timer and taking the snapshot. It is a visual diary of her life as well as a varied and informal documentation of Salt Lake’s art scene. Here is a cross section from Wong’s collection of snapshots during Salt Lake’s 2011-2012 art season.

Check out her shots in the August 2012 edition of 15 Bytes.

UTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  1. Jo-Ann is not just the most all-pervasive documentarian of Utah’s arts scene, she’s the best dressed: check the outfit at Dixie State College. Wow!

    • Dear Sista: My Mom made dresses for us for her 75th birthday celebration. She choose a maple leaf pattern for my cheongsam and I do feel like a best dressed gal when I wear it.
      She also made the dress I’m wearing in the Living Traditions south stage photo. We found the material in Hong Kong. Thanks for your kind words.

  2. JoAnn Where’s the photos from Marina Abramovic’s Sundance screening The Artist is Present? I was hoping to paste my face in with my new best friend Marina.

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