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 […]
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.
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 […]
In this video, we visit Frank and Luisa Carter, artists in residence at the Environmental Humanities Education Center.
Watch James Charles at work in his studio, sizing up compositions and carving out panels, as well as discussing his life, the ideas behind his works and the power of symbols.
There are lots of artists for whom summer equals festival circuit. They pack up their van, truck or trailer and ride to one of the festivals in the region, setting up a booth and hauling in paintings, sculptures or craft, only to take it all down after a […]
A video profile of Anton “Tony” Rasmussen in conjunction with a 50-year retrospective of his work at the Springville Museum of Art.
In June, Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett visited Salt Lake City, stopping at The Leonardo for a two-week residency before offering workshops during the Utah Arts Festival. In their innovative books the artist couple (he’s the images, she’s the words) creates a hybrid of history and fiction wrapped […]
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s staging of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, will look familiar to anyone raised with the films of Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez.
“For us, fifty-one is bigger than fifty,” said Brian Vaughan last night as he and co-Artistic Director David Ivers raised the curtain on the 51st annual Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. Featuring six plays (for the summer, with an additional two to follow in the fall), […]
Read how artists Blake and Cat Palmer work together to achieve their individual artistic goals.