One of Britain’s most famous artists, David Hockney has survived the various “funerals” held for the art he has practiced for over five decades: painting. His works from the sixties and seventies – paintings of swimming pools and portraits of his friends – have become iconic images of […]
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.
A look at the UMFA’s new exhibit of idiosyncratic photographer Mike Disfarmer, whose portraits of the rural residents of Cleburne County Arkansas have made him a posthumous art star. With a free lecture and movie screening tonight at 7 pm.
Back in November St. George artist Ronald Wilkinson posted a comment to our “Contact” page suggesting — rightly so — that our coverage in southern Utah is wanting. I posted a public reply explaining why it was difficult to get our writers from the Wasatch Front to cover […]
Due to the snow, Finch Lane has canceled their opening tonight but New Topographies at Pinnacle Performance is still on.
Walk along the streets of Springville to see why they call it “Art City.”
We’ve been talking gift ideas this week, and here’s another one, from a local artist.
Kim Duffin, long-time Assistant Director of the Salt Lake Arts Council, passed away in his sleep this past Sunday, November 4th. The loss that his family and friends must feel is shared by an arts community that will sorely feel his absence. The first time I met Kim, […]
Midvale artist Sue Martin has been busy. This past month one of her watercolors won an award at the Utah Watercolor Society’s annual juried members show; another piece was accepted into the University of Utah’s select juried exhibit at Williams Fine Art; and for the recent Salt Lake Gallery Stroll she […]
Over UEA weekend I took a trip with the family to the desert, and we stayed for a couple of nights at the Ramada Copper Queen Casino in Ely, Nevada. It’s an odd sort of hotel, with an open floor plan similar to many residential homes: all the […]
True story. Last weekend I was with my family at the Sun Tunnels. Two weeks before the big Nancy Holt event, and on a Monday to boot, we thought we might have the place to ourselves (see below for tips getting there). Two other lovers of art […]
The history of the glass harmonica is fascinating. The invention of Benjamin Franklin, the instrument was once the rage of two continents. Mozart and Beethoven composed for it, women swooned at its eerie sound, and some towns even banned it as dangerous or immoral. Set in a […]
Talk to most artists and you’ll find their careers have rarely been planned. It’s usually some chance encounter with a certain medium, a specific work of art or a unique teacher, that determines their artistic trajectory. For Kathy Puzey it was a notice for a woodcut workshop in […]