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Talking vs. Speaking: Student Installations at USU

Talking vs. Speaking: Student Installations at USU

Spring is coming (if not already here), which means you can expect to find exhibitions of student works in venues across the state. In Cache Valley a group of students at Utah State University has been getting the jump on everyone else. Under the direction of sculpture Professor Ryoichi Suzuki, Jessyka Barton, Jenna Coffin, Richard Bland...

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It's Official (almost): Utah has state art

It’s Official (almost): Utah has state art

A report from Utah’s 2017 legislative session You probably know Utah has a state bird (seagull) and a state flower (sego lily), but did you know there’s also a state rock (coal), a state fossil (Allosaurus) and not one but two state vegetables — a historic one (the sugar beet), and a current one, the...

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Alisa Petersen named Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

Alisa Petersen named Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

Southern Utah University’s Alisa Petersen has been named the 2016 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the Utah Art Education Association (UAEA). She was nominated by her students and K-12 teachers across the state for her dedication to increasing the presence of art in elementary education. Petersen is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed...

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An Obituary for our Time: Scott Abbott’s Immortal for Quite Some Time

An Obituary for our Time: Scott Abbott’s Immortal for Quite Some Time

Reviewed by Brooke Williams The first thing I read on opening Scott Abbott’s Immortal for Quite Some Time was that “This is not a memoir.” I agree. This book is, in my opinion, the world’s most perfect obituary. I’ve been reading them in the newspaper since my mother’s death in 1994, when I realized that...

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Miraculous Knots: Nancy Takacs' new volume of poetry is full of startling imagery and delicate revelations

Miraculous Knots: Nancy Takacs’ new volume of poetry is full of startling imagery and delicate revelations

reviewed by Richard Hedderman   If for a moment you imagine language as a length of rope, a poem forms when you start tying knots in the rope and pulling them tight, snugging them and squeezing all the air out. The poet may then submit to the reader that his imagination run over the knots...

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Jann Haworth is taking her Work in Progress Mural to Washington to Protest Trump, and other MiXeD MeDiA

Jann Haworth is taking her Work in Progress Mural to Washington to Protest Trump, and other MiXeD MeDiA

As the Deseret News reported earlier this month, Jann Haworth has morphed the murals from her Work in Progress project into banners that she and others will hold during the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. Read the article here. You can listen to our podcast interview with Haworth on Work in Progress here....

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What's New: For Jacqui Larsen, 2017 is about collections and poetry

What’s New: For Jacqui Larsen, 2017 is about collections and poetry

Painter and mixed-media artist Jacqui Larsen has received two Utah Visual Arts Fellowships (1996 and 2006), and an artist’s residency fellowship from The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota.  Recently, her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, as well as on the covers of three University of Tampa poetry collections by her husband, Lance...

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James C. Christensen: 1942 - 2017

James C. Christensen: 1942 – 2017

Renowned fantasy artist James C. Christensen passed away Jan. 8 after a long battle with cancer. He was 74. Born Sept. 26, 1942, in Culver City, California, Christensen studied at UCLA and BYU where he later earned his MFA and taught from 1976-1997. Artist and BYU Professor Joseph Ostraff says of his friend, “Jim was...

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The Gateway Seeks Proposals for large public art project

Due April 15

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Embracing Diverse Voices: A Century of African-American Art at BYU MoA

Embracing Diverse Voices: A Century of African-American Art at BYU MoA

February 3 – April 29, 2017

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Art Access announces new Executive Director Shandra Benito

Art Access announces new Executive Director Shandra Benito

“We are fortunate to have found the right leader at the right time,” says Art Access board chair Virginia Gowski about the hiring of their new Executive Director, Shandra Benito. “She passionately and genuinely believes in the mission of our organization and has a proven track record of working within various communities to provide programs...

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Anna Betbeze Selected for the $15,000 Doctorow Prize

Anna Betbeze Selected for the $15,000 Doctorow Prize

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation have announced the winner of their 2017 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting:  New York-based artist Anna Betbeze. In addition to a $15,000 unrestricted cash award, UMOCA, the permanent steward for the Doctorow Prize, will host a solo exhibition of Betbeze’s...

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