A profile of Salt Lake artist Connie Borup on the occasion of her solo exhibit at Phillips Gallery.
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.
Large, encrusted canvasses featuring flattened, enigmatic figures fill the orderly working space of Salt Lake artist John Sproul. The converted garage in the middle of an extended lot in the Sugar House neighborhood serves as a studio for both John and his wife, Emily Plewe. Shawn RossiterThe founder […]
The first part of this history of the early days of the Utah Arts Council appeared in our November 2008 edition. The second part appeared in our January 2009 edition. At the end of the internal struggles that disrupted the Utah Art Institute between 1902 and 1904, the “American-trained” camp seemed to […]
Everyone wants to know, just how bad is it? And not just on a national level. Locally, they want to know, am I the only one at my wit’s end? Are other galleries or artists hurting as bad as me? Is anyone seeing a silver linings in this […]
Fresh from an exhibit in Palm Desert, Draper artist Wendy Chidester was busy preparing for a show at Coda Gallery when we visited her studio in February. Chidester has converted her spacious garage into a studio space, storage unit and frame shop. Racks filled with odds and […]
Though united in the creation and development of a state organization to promote the visual arts in Utah at the turn of the twentieth century, the artists in the state were not immune to the type of personal jealousies and aesthetic rivalries one would expect from a small […]
Where other artists study the qualities of clay and paint, Dan Steinhilber spends his time in the local home supply store, exploring the properties and artistic possibilities of polyurethanes and PVC piping. As can be seen at the exhibit of his works currently at the Brigham Young University Museum […]
Heather Ferrell would like to get to know you. The new director of the Salt Lake Art Center says she’s a very social person, and hopes that as people come to the Art Center they will pop their head into her office and introduce themselves. Ferrell took over […]
Part I: Alice Merril Horne’s Flower Power Alice Merrill Horne loved flowers, and she knew how to use them: as decor, as subjects for her paintings, and as tools for political persuasion. Though Horne is best known for her work as an advocate for Utah art, she was […]
With the number of artists in the small Sanpete County town of Spring City — over 30 out of a population of about 800 — you’d think this rural town’s reputation as an art destination was planned: by the city council, looking for economic development, or by artists […]
Behind the small showroom of Horseshoe Mountain Pottery, as a burning stick of incense encircles the potter with a soft aroma, Joe Bennion taps an even rhythm on the pedal of his kickwheel and throws another lump of clay onto the center of the wheelhead. A cut […]
We caught up with printmaker Paul Vincent Bernard in his Poor Yorick studio a couple days after he returned from Fresno, California with his new floor-model lithography press. He found it on eBay and braved California gas prices to drive it back to Salt Lake because it will […]