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Local Hero: From Raw Nerve to Live Wire:  Andrew Rice at Saltgrass Printmakers

Local Hero: From Raw Nerve to Live Wire: Andrew Rice at Saltgrass Printmakers

On the radio recently, another self-proclaimed expert predicted confidently that from this day forward, the printing of maps would cease. Instead, from now on we will all find our way using the GPS-linked apps on our cell phones. An alternative future he unconsciously conjured, though, was of society after its technology has collapsed, when those...

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Nor Any Drop to Drink: William Lamson's Hydrologies at UMOCA

Nor Any Drop to Drink: William Lamson’s Hydrologies at UMOCA

Water is one of art’s great subjects, and why not? One of four indispensable elements known to the Greeks, it’s the one that comes closest to being unique to our planet. Water makes life possible, but also shapes and even transports it. We know far more about water now than we did in the years...

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Artist Profile: Blanche P. Wilson

Artist Profile: Blanche P. Wilson

Blanche Wilson may be the oldest working artist in Utah. As she prepares to celebrate her 92nd birthday this month, she’s busy taking down a show at Weber State and moving into a new home in Orem where she’s setting up a printmaking studio. And since she suffers from macular degeneration, she’s also struggling with...

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Freak Show at Art Access

Freak Show at Art Access

It was a crowded opening with obviously interested viewers eagerly engaged with a variety of well-presented art: Marcee and Ric Blackerby’s “Freak Show” went off without a hitch. Except for the title, that is — which, shortly after the initial postcards were sent, was abruptly changed by the Art Access board to something less catchy...

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Altared Books at Finch Lane Gallery

Altared Books at Finch Lane Gallery

From the clay tablets of the Minoans to the papyrus scrolls of the Egyptians, from the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to Gutenberg’s Bible and the pulp novels of the 20th century, the book has had a monumental role in the creation of civilization. It is history itself. Because of this historical and cultural context,...

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Lord Krishna Along the Wasatch Front

Lord Krishna Along the Wasatch Front

In 1968, I discovered Krishna. That year, I took a spiritual journey from being a University of Texas at Austin theater student and anti-Vietnam war demonstrator to a student of the Bhagavad Gita and chanting the Hare Krishna mantra in Los Angeles. After several weeks of instruction, I was initiated as a devotee of Lord...

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Driven to Abstraction in Ogden

Driven to Abstraction in Ogden

Despite the obviously punning reference in its title, a first glance around Driven to Abstraction suggests a third layer of meaning: the impact of the open road on art. Here are three prominent canvases by Jean Arnold, her familiar perspective from her mobile studio—a public bus—condensing transport into a constellation of distilled impressions. Among what...

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Molly Heller at The Ladies Literary Club

Molly Heller at The Ladies Literary Club

MFA candidate Molly Heller has left behind the institutional support of the campus setting in order to stage her thesis project in the unique setting of The Ladies’ Literary Club. “I’ve always believed artists can’t just isolate [themselves], although it’s easy to do.” Ashley Anderson visits with Heller in anticipation of her upcoming performance in...

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Musings on Space: Blake Luther, Anne Wolfer and Jill Barton at 15th Street Gallery

Musings on Space: Blake Luther, Anne Wolfer and Jill Barton at 15th Street Gallery

This month 15th Street Gallery has brought together three local artists, who, though individually working through their own aesthetic sensibilities, all create works that succeed through their exploration of space. Shown together, the works of Blake Luther, Anne Wolfer, and Jill Barton create a formal unity and harmony that is rhythmic, soothing and revealing… Read...

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Ron Larson's Studio Space

Ron Larson’s Studio Space

Ron Larson has a place to paint just about anywhere he goes. At his home in Ivins, Utah, he keeps a neat studio in an upstairs bedroom, but packs another spare room with paintings, framed, unfinished and barely started. Over at his St. George office, where he creates neon signs that light up all over...

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Kim Schoenstadt's Block Plan Series: Provo

Kim Schoenstadt’s Block Plan Series: Provo

California artist Kim Schoenstadt has returned to Utah, where she received a warm welcome from the Brigham Young University Museum of Art (MOA): an entire gallery on the museum’s bottom floor has been devoted to one of the artist’s sprawling, architectural mash-ups. “Block Plan Series: Provo” spans two adjacent walls before extending three-dimensionally into the...

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As American as Apple Pie: Amy Jorgensen's Far From the Tree

As American as Apple Pie: Amy Jorgensen’s Far From the Tree

by Laura Allred Hurtado When you stop by the visitor’s desk at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, you’ll see a large glass bowl, placed there by curator Becca Maksym, topped full with apples. Red. Shiny. Delicious. The kind that greet you in hotel lobbies. As a fruit, it’s a sentinel of welcome, of home. In...

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