As it is now, downtown SLC’s Fourth South is better known for its automobile traffic than its foot traffic; but as more local restaurants, clubs and galleries open for business along the thoroughfare, certain pockets may become just as congested with pedestrians. The busy stretch between State and […]
Laura Durham works for KUED Channel-7 in the Creative Services Department, curating community engagement projects for both PBS and KUED productions that foster trust and value to the communities in Utah. She also produces Contact with Mary Dickson and Contact in the Community — a digital series featuring arts and culture groups in Utah. Prior to her work at KUED, Laura spent 15 years at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums in the visual arts program and later managing communications, branding, marketing, and public value projects for all arts and museums programming. She has served the Utah community in various capacities with her role as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association and Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. She lives in Salt Lake City, sings with Utah Chamber Artists, and loves to contribute to 15 Bytes as often as time allows.
Quick, tell me three things you know about Igor Stravinsky… I’ll tell you what, come back after Jason Hardink’s lecture on Tuesday to answer that question. I guarantee you’ll have more interesting answers. According to Stravinsky, “The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught […]
What started out as a “Livingroom” in Holladay is now a “House” along 400 South in the former L. Lorenz Knife Shop. Although the House Gallery has only occupied its current space for a few months, owner Julie Dunker celebrated the gallery’s one year anniversary in October. As […]
[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”700″ album=”595″] The performing arts have always enjoyed a strong presence in Utah. We see this with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The visual arts are just as prevalent, but maybe not as visible. Yet visual artists have a way of […]
It’s hard to find a frame shop around town that doesn’t secretly want to be a gallery. They may start off with the intention of simply framing art, but somehow, whether through the relationship with their artist clientele or their own passion for art, hosting exhibitions becomes an […]
In our December 2009 edition of 15 Bytes Laura Durham profiles sculptor and installation artist Jen Harmon Allen.
photos by Fabiola Labra David Letterman once said if it weren’t for all the coffee he drank, he’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever. When your identity depends on the coffee you drink, coffee suddenly means more than a simple jump-start to your system – and where you get […]
When Brent Hulme opened the SLC Bicycle Companyin the old Stratford Hotel on “Second and Second,” he did some research on the building’s history. He was excited to find old photographs (thanks to the Historical Society) and framed them for the store’s walls. It wasn’t long before he took […]
Along the busy street of 4500 South sits a quaint white house. Since 1884, this historic home has housed multiple occupants; the first being one of Edward Pugh’s multiple wives. It is now a multiuse building and currently the show room for multitalented artists. Sonata Gallery‘s motivation for choosing […]
photos by Lisa Trent The holidays are already in full swing at Every Blooming Thing, a shop that not only boasts unique gifts and artistic floral arrangements, but has a respectable inventory of original paintings as well. They feature artists: such as Aaron Stills, Steve Lawrence Peterson, Colleen Howe, […]
“What a difference good art makes!” exclaimed homeowner Kristy Blair as she watched Cordell Taylor hang several paintings on the walls in her Federal Heights home. Kristy Blair is not only a homeowner, but a real estate agent for Summit Sotheby’s International Real Estate. Sotheby’s recently joined the Salt […]
If you’re already planning on attending the Utah Arts Festival at Library Square later this month, you’re in for a treat. And if you’re still debating, you may want to make up your mind to go – and when you do, consider being there Thursday night. Pop Plastiques at […]