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Ne Plus Ultra: An interview with Arte Haus Collectif's Holly Addi

Ne Plus Ultra: An interview with Arte Haus Collectif’s Holly Addi

In Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s Ne Plus Ultra feature, the co-founder of NOW-ID highlights the creative talents of people in the local and international communities she collaborates with. In her most recent feature, she talked with Holly Addi, an artist in Salt Lake City as well as owner of Arte Haus Collectif, which hosts NOW-ID’s “meet the...

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Of Peripheries and the Sublime: Kevin Holdsworth’s Good Water

Of Peripheries and the Sublime: Kevin Holdsworth’s Good Water

In his collection of essays called Good Water, Kevin Holdsworth says, “To find and frequent the periphery is imperative for the artist, and dangerous—the margin is a sucking whirlpool.” Could there be a place more marginal or peripheral than the small town of Good Water in Wayne County, Utah from which his collection takes its...

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Degrees of Authenticity: David Brothers' Places and Propositions

Degrees of Authenticity: David Brothers’ Places and Propositions

David Brothers has worn many hats. He has produced, written and acted in radio dramas (most notably The Church of Jayne Mansfield and The New Atomic Age); written, illustrated and published comic books, pamphlets, religious tracts, trading cards and Tijuana bibles; created films and videos—some animated, some feature-length— three of which appeared at Sundance; he has...

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Alchemical Experiments: Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery

Alchemical Experiments: Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery

Albedo | Nigredo , the collaborative exhibit by Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery, takes an attentive sculptural approach to exploring the mystical way that everyday materials are transformed by artists’ creative processes and the unique environment of gallery space. The gallery creates a space that mimics an ancient alchemical laboratory, where...

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Reclamation Projects: Carol Berrey and Simon Blundell at the BDAC

Reclamation Projects: Carol Berrey and Simon Blundell at the BDAC

All of us — well, most of us — have become conscientious recyclers, making sure to set aside our plastic bottles and aluminum cans so they can be turned into bicycles, or our cardboard and paper products so they can, well, be turned back into paper and cardboard. But Carol Berrey, now showing at the...

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Sustained Gaze: Sunny Taylor's Resolutions at Julie Nester Gallery

Sustained Gaze: Sunny Taylor’s Resolutions at Julie Nester Gallery

What does one say about abstract art? It neither depicts a scene nor tells a story. It does not reference, investigate, or negotiate — or any number of the vague, Latinate verbs endemic to curatorial statements these days— anything. It is, in a term which has been largely forgotten in favor of its better-known-but-less-accurate cousin,...

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Inspiration in the Familiar: Jacqui and Lance Larsen's Three-Mile Radius at Springville Museum of Art

Inspiration in the Familiar: Jacqui and Lance Larsen’s Three-Mile Radius at Springville Museum of Art

What do a rusty sewer grate,  “Llama Crossing” street sign, rabbit, and a metal screen door have in common? On the surface, not much. Aside from the llama-crossing sign, these are all ordinary things anyone might see in a neighborhood or while out for a drive in the country. Perhaps even within a three-mile radius....

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An Opportunity to Play: Intermezzo Chamber Music

An Opportunity to Play: Intermezzo Chamber Music

The quality programming is definitely what the audiences come back for, but the surprises Intermezzo throws in also endear the audience to the organization. It isn’t uncommon for the musicians to take the stage to play a romantic sonata, but first launch into a short, unexpected contemporary work, with no warning or explanation. Fortunately, their...

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A Museum of One's Own: Jimmie Jones' vision becomes a reality in the Southern Utah Museum of Art

A Museum of One’s Own: Jimmie Jones’ vision becomes a reality in the Southern Utah Museum of Art

It’s not every artist who can get their own museum. Certainly no Utah artist has.* But to hear talk at the ribbon cutting of the new Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), it seems Jimmie Jones has come close. Jones was the impetus behind the sweeping white structure that now greets drivers as they enter...

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Summer Dance (P)Review

Summer Dance (P)Review

Friday night, Ririe-Woodbury continued a multiyear partnership with UMOCA by presenting Interstice, a performance installation featuring choreography by Artistic Director Daniel Charon inside of Jennifer Seely’s exhibition “Supporting Elements.” In the first two summers of this three-year partnership, the dancing, while compelling, was forced into the open spaces between gallery walls, but this summer, due...

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A Life in Art: Biography of Jimmie Jones explores the art and influence of the southern Utah painter

A Life in Art: Biography of Jimmie Jones explores the art and influence of the southern Utah painter

“So, I guess there’s Maynard Dixon and this guy,” a friend muses, thumbing through landscapes of Zion and Grand canyons in The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones. And because he is an excellent landscape painter himself, that comparison sticks. Although Jones exhibited at Phillips Gallery for more than a decade (1977-88), some people north...

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A Heavy Reckoning: Henry V in Cedar City Proves the Bard's Relevancy in the 21st Century

A Heavy Reckoning: Henry V in Cedar City Proves the Bard’s Relevancy in the 21st Century

If one felt the need to defend the relevance of Shakespeare in the 21st century, it would be difficult to manufacture better coincidences to do so: on the eve of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s staging of Henry V, a play about public morals and individual responsibility, of the duties owed to the state and those demanded...

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The Marx Brothers Crash a RomCom: Cocoanuts at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Marx Brothers Crash a RomCom: Cocoanuts at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

It became the Marx Brothers’ first feature film, released by Paramount Pictures in 1929, but it began as a Broadway musical in 1925, with book by George S. Kaufman and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Cocoanuts is a musical romantic comedy invaded by vaudeville. Adapted by Mark Bedard and Gregg Coffin, and directed by...

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The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

Though 55 years old, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is shiny and new this season. With the dedication Thursday of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, which includes the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, the festival will find a new home in state-of-the-art facilities on a single block of...

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Fiber Art Explores Meaning and Metaphor in "Textures of Life" at Dixie's Sears Museum

Fiber Art Explores Meaning and Metaphor in “Textures of Life” at Dixie’s Sears Museum

  Woven fiber encompasses both the mundane and the most sacred, technique intermingled with ritual. It is one of the most ancient and most common art forms in cultures the world over, yet, perhaps because of its subtlety, is rarely examined in the setting of a contemporary art gallery. Dixie University’s Textures of Life exhibit...

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