You’ve been hearing “hit it out of the ballpark” a lot lately in the political arena so I hesitate to apply the phrase to an art show, but Frank McEntire really has done it with The God Particle at David Ericson Fine Art. It’s a gem of an […]
A graduate of the University of Utah, Ann Poore is a freelance writer and editor who spent most of her career at The Salt Lake Tribune. She was the 2018 recipient of the Salt Lake City Mayor's Artist Award in the Literary Arts.
Ann Poore gives us a taste of what to expect in our upcoming articles on Architecture & Design.
The subject of this month’s Artist Profile begins a residency at The Leonardo today.
Seven Days in the Art World by Ann Poore Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World is an insider’s view (and a reality check) for aspiring artists and a whirlwind tour of just what the title says for the rest of us. It’s a terrific read and deserving of […]
Given that She Was My Brother is written by acclaimed Salt Lake City playwright Julie Jensen, directed by the always insightful Jerry Rapier, and was selected to be Plan-B Theatre’s 20th-anniversery season opener, you enter the Rose Wagner with some anticipation. Then you see Randy Rasmussen’s almost two-story […]
Drag out your tie-dyes and sandals and head to Park City’s Egyptian Theatre to experience “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.” Be aware that it features full-frontal nudity (some on opening night apparently were not — despite disclaimers practically everywhere — since they walked out in a huff) […]
If you hear a riveting chorus of: “Brekekekex! Brekekekex! Ko-ax, ko-ax!” and you didn’t sign up for an evening of Aristophanes, you would be correct in thinking you are in store for another intelligent play from Plan-B Theatre Company. Eric Samuelsen’s AMERIGO is a wicked mixture of “The […]
WALLACE comprises two solo plays about Salt Lake City’s hometown boy, Wallace Stegner (1909-93), and its homeboy (if we only knew it), Wallace Thurman (1902-34). Though Thurman was born here and Stegner in Iowa, both were connected to Utah (even attending the U of U) and both were […]
Carolyn Coalson feels another change coming on. Best known for her lyrical works in oil on paper, the artist says she believes she is going to move to a different format after this show at Phillips Gallery. She doesn’t foresee continuing to do the paper works that she has […]
A conversation with Francesc Burgos ranges from ancient ceramic firing methods to the way Mozart visualized a musical composition “almost as a three-dimensional form” before he ever wrote it down, a method not unlike this ceramist and sculptor’s manner of creating his own work. That intellectual scope is […]
Phillips Gallery takes exceptional care of its artists. From putting the perfect background color on the walls to creating the ideal partnership in a two-person show — they know the right juxtaposition can result in a sale that benefits everyone. Gallery director Meri Ploetz DeCaria does the juxtaposition part […]
Ann Poore has been a writer, editor and art critic in Utah for many years. She was also a personal friend of Salt Lake City artist Lee Deffebach, who passed away last year. In recognition of the exhibition of Deffebach’s work at Phillips Gallery this month, as well as […]