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Articles
Ring the Bell Until It Cracks: Scott Tsuchitani’s Internment in the Street Gallery at UMOCA

Ring the Bell Until It Cracks: Scott Tsuchitani’s Internment in the Street Gallery at UMOCA

Perhaps the most important question that should be asked of any new work of art is this: So What? A work can do all sorts of things, some of them even unprecedented, but unless doing so serves a purpose, the accomplishment may be no more than a stunt. So what if it brings together elements...

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Brian Lindley: From Custom Cars to Color Country

Brian Lindley: From Custom Cars to Color Country

Though you won’t expect to find the owner of a Harley, custom-finished with devilish skulls, running in similar circles as the owner of a delicately rendered redrock landscape, they both may be getting their art from the same source: Brian Lindley. After a decade working as an airbrush artist for custom car and motorcycle shops,...

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Amadeus: Consuming Envy and Creative Passion at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Amadeus: Consuming Envy and Creative Passion at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Just as one would not wisely attend Shakespeare’s Henry V as a primer for an exam on franco-anglo relations in the 15th-century, do not come to Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, on stage this summer at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, to better understand the life of a favorite classical composer. As has been well documented, Shaffer’s award-winning...

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Meyer Gallery Celebrates 50 Years

Meyer Gallery Celebrates 50 Years

by Andrea Wall   When gallery director Susan Meyer tells you Meyer Gallery is celebrating its golden anniversary, it’s hard to believe. Fifty years ago, the ski resort designed to rejuvenate what was a declining mining town was barely a year old, tourists were only beginning to trickle in and rundown wood cabins dotted the...

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Dance at the Utah Arts Festival

Dance at the Utah Arts Festival

In bringing a cross section of performance to a broad public, the Utah Arts Festival fulfills an important role each summer. Dance is often accused of being one of the more insulated art forms, as audiences find difficulty in analyzing nonverbal ideas and, more specifically, doing so at a high ticket price. The Arts Festival...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Stephen Carter

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Stephen Carter

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Salt Lake City-based essayist, comics writer and editor...

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The right performers for the right repertoire makes for a superb chamber music concert.

The right performers for the right repertoire makes for a superb chamber music concert.

A dash of two rather obscure (mostly) twentieth-century Danish composers, mixed with the still most--prominent one, along with a peak from a young German composer's early romanticism. What makes for a superb chamber music concert? The right performers for the repertoire and compelling performances of course.

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SB Dance's Surrenderella

SB Dance’s Surrenderella

Stephen Brown, or SB as he is known, has created a local following based on the premise that his work is different in its engagement of adult sensibilities and its challenge to the presumed insulation of concert dance.  Audiences have come not just to expect but to desire his use of profane text and sexually...

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Claudia Sisemore

Claudia Sisemore

Teacher, artist and filmmaker Claudia Sisemore was “hot stuff” when she was 21, says Layne Meacham of his former Hillside Junior High teacher. “All the guys would talk about her and her silver Jag XKE,” the Salt Lake City artist recalls. Local artist Trent Thursby Alvey, then an 8th-grade creative-writing student of Sisemore’s, agrees:  “She...

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The Cost of Anything at Alice Gallery

The Cost of Anything at Alice Gallery

Yes, all these works existed, and had probably been shown independently, but then their makers agreed to remake them: to transform art into meta-art, moving them one step up the ladder of allegory (meta=beyond), making them self-referential as well. They agreed, in response to an assertion by Henry David Thoreau . . . ‘The cost...

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There is a Hunger: The Relentless Jeff Metcalf

There is a Hunger: The Relentless Jeff Metcalf

Jeff Metcalf is fresh off a trip to Bermuda when we sit down for an interview in mid-May. He is tanned and claims to have put on a few extra pounds from “island drinks and island food.” He has also just returned from an appointment at Huntsman Cancer Institute where he received some good news...

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Shawn Porter and Ron Russon at the Co-Lab

Shawn Porter and Ron Russon at the Co-Lab

Shawn Porter and Ron Russon were childhood friends who grew up in Lehi, Utah, and though both have become professional artists — Porter an installation artist, Russon a painter — they had never worked together until we brought them together for Artists of Utah’s May co-lab. In this video interview they discuss their attempt to...

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