Mixed Media

Alexis Rausch, David Dibble, Ralphael Plescia, Jena Woodbury, David Robertson

12/15 Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Alexis Rausch’s painting “No Story, Thanks,” has received the People’s Choice award at the Statewide Annual UT ‘22 Exhibition on display at Ogden Contemporary Arts through January 6. (Read our review of the exhibit here).

12/12 David Dibble on the Undraped Artist
For his most recent episode of his Undraped Artist podcast, Jeff Hein interviewed Orem artist David Dibble.

12/7 SLTRIB: Salt Lake City art installation may not move out this week after all

A prominent Utah arts group has stepped in to try to preserve the Christian School, the two-story Salt Lake City art installation that was the life’s work of an eccentric artist who died in August.

Shriners Children’s Hospital, which became owners of the building at 1324 S. State St. when artist Ralphael Plescia died in August at age 84, had told Plescia’s family that they would have to vacate by Thursday.


12/7 Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
After 12 years at its helm, Jena Woodbury has announced that at the end of June, 2023, she’ll be stepping down as Executive Director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.

“I’m confident that I’m leaving the Company in a solid position – fiscally and programmatically. During my lifetime and twelve years as Executive Director, it’s been a privilege to work with so many talented artists, donors, board members, staff, volunteers, and colleagues – all of whom believe that dance is a fundamental human experience and a vital part of our shared humanity.”

Utah Symphony/Utah Opera has announced David Robertson has been named their inaugural Creative Partner, beginning in the 2023-24 season. “The distinguished American conductor, composer, thinker, artist, and visionary joins USUO’s artistic leadership team for a three-year tenure.

In this newly created role, David will develop and conduct innovative programs and multifaceted artistic projects that speak to him musically and to our Utah communities. A highly sought-after figure on the program, he will lead three programs each season—and, passionate about building the next generation of musicians and music lovers, he will embrace our education mission through activities inside and outside of Abravanel Hall.

David brings extensive experience conducting some of the most renowned orchestras worldwide—and even more importantly, our Utah Symphony musicians and audiences immediately recognized his powerful artistic chemistry with the orchestra in his appearances with us over the past two years. With family connections in Utah, David has a deep love for our state and is eager to connect in meaningful ways with you, our audience. We are confident that David’s creative vision, musical ideas, and dynamic ability to pull everyone into those ideas make him the ideal person to develop this new role with us and build upon the orchestra’s artistic strengths.”

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