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Art Access: Just a Gallery? Look Again

Art Access: Just a Gallery? Look Again

If you think Art Access is just a gallery, you’re missing more than just the boat; you’re missing the whole armada! The downtown Salt Lake gallery is just the most visible part of a progressive, civic-minded organization that is much, much larger. In fact, the organization’s best work is not even the art they show,...

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Caffe' Molise: Hidden Jewel of Fine Art & Italian Cuisine

Caffe’ Molise: Hidden Jewel of Fine Art & Italian Cuisine

Caffe’ Molise is a hidden jewel.  Hidden, because it’s not on one of downtown’s main arteries and without a big, obnoxious sign out front. Hidden, because it is in a small space and because the owners don’t do a whole lot of advertising. A jewel, because it is truly fine dining at its best. A...

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Creating an Artist Website

Creating an Artist Website

The Utah Arts Council and Artists of Utah treated over fifty Utah artists to an invaluable crash course in website design and creation issues recently. On October 8th, presenters Steve Coray, Shawn Rossiter and Kenny Pratt conducted the free workshop to help artists answer their questions and concerns about using the internet to promote their...

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Irreverently Symbolic

Irreverently Symbolic

by Tony Watson For the past month, the Springville Museum of Art’s exhibit Objects of Reverence has presented the work of SUU professor Brian Hoover.  On exhibit until the end of October, Hoover’s art is represented by about twenty pieces, hanging in one of the museum’s ground-floor galleries.  The pieces cover various periods or styles...

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To Hang or Not to Hang: Letter from the Editor

Salt Lake City photographer Jamie Clyde had an exhibition recently.  Well, sort of.  Clyde’s photographs were hanging for a time at Angles Café and Gallery, which took the space at 5th West and 2nd South recently vacated by Mestizo gallery.  Midway through the exhibition, however, Clyde’s works were taken down.  Multiple visitors to the café...

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Jamie Clyde's Christ Figures

Jamie Clyde’s Christ Figures

Jamie Clyde’s photographs have received rough treatment lately (see here).  Her photographs, which were hanging for a time in the Angles Gallery in SLC, caused a little bit of a stir when their religious content was claimed to be offensive.  When I saw Clyde’s works, after hearing of the controversy, I was surprised.  The photographs...

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Joe Venus, Man of a Thousand Hats

Joe Venus, Man of a Thousand Hats

Salt Lake City artist Joe Venus has worn many hats in his life, but the ones he has most desired are the cowboy hat and the artist’s beret.  Throughout his exciting life, Joe Venus has been a stock car racer, rattlesnake tamer, rodeo cowboy, arts organizer, and artist, fulfilling both of his boyhood dreams.  But...

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The Court Jester Builds a Castle: Brad Slaugh and the Poor Yorick Artist Studios

The Court Jester Builds a Castle: Brad Slaugh and the Poor Yorick Artist Studios

by Kim Duffy photos by Jamie Clyde A number of Salt Lake City artists call 530 West 700 South their home.  Brad Slaugh, who created the space, calls it Poor Yorick Studios.  How came the studio to be named Poor Yorick?  It’s named for King Hamlet’s jester Yorick, whose skull is thrown up by a...

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Gallery Stroll Preview

The Salt Lake Arts Center, located at 20 South West Temple is currently hosting two exhibits.   PERSPECTIVES OF CONFLICT feature’s work by local artists. The featured artist, Kazuo Matsubayashi, is a professor of Architecture at the University of Utah who has added to the scenery of Utah with works including ASTEROID LANDED SOFTLY, which...

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Cafe Alicia

Cafe Alicia

Just off the Fourth North exit in Bountiful is another great place to take in Utah art while enjoying a fine meal. Cafe Alicia, owned by Aaron and LeAnn Marquez, specializes in seafood, steaks, and Mexican food. Since this February its walls have been home to a wide variety of fine art from emerging, mostly...

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Artist Resource Center at Rio Gallery

Artist Resource Center at Rio Gallery

It’s an ideal morning inside the Artist Resource Center — the sounds of papers turning, printers printing and the tapping of computer keys fill the room and even spill out into the Rio Gallery that shares the same space inside the historic Rio Grande Depot. While one artist thumbs through The Crafts Report to find...

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Julie Newland

Julie Newland

Julie Newland wears a variety of hats. To the general public, she is the Programming Coor- dinator at VSA Arts of Utah (Art Access). A more select crowd knows her as a fine craftsman of hand-made papers who also instructs others in the the art. And to Sam (pictured here with Julie in her studio)...

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Lamplight Gallery

Lamplight Gallery

The Lamplight Art Gallery on Bountiful’s historic Main Street recently celebrated their first birthday.  The gallery was the idea of Colleen Parker, a Bountiful artist, who for years maintained a studio above the retail space where the gallery is now located. She wanted to create a place where artists could find cameraderie and inspiration and...

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Layne Meacham: You Like What You Know at Artspace Forum

Layne Meacham: You Like What You Know at Artspace Forum

Layne Meacham is a child of the fifties. Not the fifties of Ike, apple pie, poodle skirts and crew-cut conformity, but the abstract fifties – the fifties of de Kooning, Kline, Twombly and Dubuffet. Meacham’s artwork is a synthetic form of abstraction, incorporating much of the advances in painting that occurred during the fifties and...

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David Delthony: Covered in Dust

David Delthony: Covered in Dust

by Karen Kesler Early last spring I was on a search for artists on behalf of two new Torrey exhibition venues.  A friend had mentioned that I needed to see the work of two artists in Escalante – so one beautiful day I cruised down Highway 12 (one of the most scenic roads in the...

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