Summer is rapidly waning, but artists are still out there feverishly painting “en” the fresh, plein air. The Brigham City Museum of Art and History’s recent Utah Plein Air Competition gave artists of all ages 10 days to select sites statewide, create artworks and submit them in the […]
Utah has a surfeit of natural wonders, which may explain why some spectacular parts of the state go relatively unnoticed. Dinosaur National Monument, near Vernal, is far from any interstate, lacks the national park status that might draw more attention and visitors, and has a name that […]
Now in its second year, the Avenues Open Studios is an event that almost wasn’t. Artist Anne Albaugh originally pitched the idea to showcase the large number of artists in Salt Lake City’s Avenues neighborhood by holding an open studio event in August 2014. Her idea generated interest […]
Recent articles on Utah’s art world 8/19 BYU unveils donated painting ‘Treasures of Knowledge’ by artist Greg Olsen http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865634907/BYU-unveils-donated-painting-Treasures-of-Knowledge-by-artist-Greg-Olsen.html?pg=all 8/20 Two ‘art detectives’ solve an LDS Church history art mystery http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865634968/Church-art-mystery.html 8/21 Gedion Nyanhongo listens as he frees images from the rock http://www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_28681793/gedion-nyanhongo-listens-as-he-frees-images-from-the-rock 8/21 Perfect Date: Modern twist […]
The good side: as these three stories demonstrate, the general public is not completely indifferent to art. The bad side: it seems people only really care about art when they don’t like it. Utah Joe Hill labor mural anonymously repainted with American flag http://www.sltrib.com/home/2757635-155/sign-of-the-times-that-joe West Jordan orders controversial […]
In a novel and effective move, each piece, and each movement in the case of the Brahms, was prefaced by a reading of lines of poetry, or lines from a play, or in the case of the Glinka, a narrative of a brief portion of the composer’s life in the composer’s words. Three actors/actresses from Salt Lake Acting Company performed these readings. They were Olivia Custodio, Robert Scott Smith, and Alexis Baigue.
by Will Thompson [slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”400″ album=”488″] It was terrifically hot, but so were the bands; the fountains were cool, as was the jazz, and the evening air refreshing – if you lasted that long with the sun beating down at this year’s Utah Arts Festival. Still, artist […]
by Andrea Wall [slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”400″ album=”478″] When gallery director Susan Meyer tells you Meyer Gallery is celebrating its golden anniversary, it’s hard to believe. Fifty years ago, the ski resort designed to rejuvenate what was a declining mining town was barely a year old, tourists were […]
A dash of two rather obscure (mostly) twentieth-century Danish composers, mixed with the still most–prominent one, along with a peak from a young German composer’s early romanticism. What makes for a superb chamber music concert? The right performers for the repertoire and compelling performances of course.
Pavlos Kougioumtzis’s 2002 abstracted rendering of Prometheus bearing fire stands on the Jordan River Parkway, along 500 South, across the street from Jake Garn Blvd. and on the same block as Neighborhood House. A greek sculptor, painter and architect, Kougioumtzi lives and works in Athens and Delphi. Discover more […]
Jeff Metcalf is fresh off a trip to Bermuda when we sit down for an interview in mid-May. He is tanned and claims to have put on a few extra pounds from “island drinks and island food.” He has also just returned from an appointment at Huntsman Cancer […]
by Donna L. Poulton [slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”500″ album=”474″] In October, 2014, David Dee quietly opened David Dee Fine Arts. True to his personality, the vision for the gallery is understated, deliberate and impeccable. The gallery, small but fine, is not glitzy and has no street presence. But the […]