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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Anne Vinsel

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Anne Vinsel

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 we feature a poem by Anne Vinsel, first place winner...

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From the Maynard Dixon Camp Out

From the Maynard Dixon Camp Out

The annual weeklong Maynard Dixon Camp Out event in Mount Carmel invites artists from Utah and beyond to exhibit their works in the Maynard Dixon Gallery and participate in the “Wet Paint” sale in the restored Maynard Dixon studio. They can also present workshops, participate in panel discussions and do free demonstrations of their work....

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Terrece Beesley's New Directions

Terrece Beesley’s New Directions

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.– Jim Rohn   “A while ago I found myself in a ‘painting rut,’” says Layton artist Terrece Beesley. Instead of staying in that rut, the artist decided to get experimental with her usual style. “I usually paint large pieces, so this was...

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Portraits of a Pilgrim Artist: Willy Littig at Mestizo

Portraits of a Pilgrim Artist: Willy Littig at Mestizo

The untitled photographs in Willy Littig’s exhibit Vecinos wander across the walls of Mestizo Gallery like humble pilgrims. Dressed in understated, neat frames, they appear unburdened by worldly pretensions, as if they are on their way to ascetic enlightenment. Littig captured these images on his recent walking pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, or St....

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Jason Hardink Receives 2016 Mayor’s Artist Award for Performing Arts  

Jason Hardink Receives 2016 Mayor’s Artist Award for Performing Arts  

On June 25, Jason Hardink will be presented the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award in recognition of his outstanding talent as Principal Keyboard for the Utah Symphony, and for his role as Artistic Director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series. Jason is much more than a musician. Through his knowledge of performing arts and his...

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Reflections on Modern Manhood: Joey Franklin's My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married

Reflections on Modern Manhood: Joey Franklin’s My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married

by Meg McManama Joey Franklin, Utah author and BYU professor, is an average-Joe-Mormon who contemplates hilarious and poignant moments of boyhood, manhood, and fatherhood. Franklin’s collection of 14 essays brought out the immature teenage humor in me, and at other moments had me meditating on the huge responsibility of life as a parent, as a...

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“From fallen angels to exploding stars”: Rock Canyon Poets to Release Second Anthology

“From fallen angels to exploding stars”: Rock Canyon Poets to Release Second Anthology

  PROVO — “In these pages,” says poet Lance Larsen  “you’ll find starlings and stars, red rocks and coffee shops, turntables and wishing wells, burritos and razorbacks and reruns of The Sound of Music.” Utah’s Poet Laureate is talking about Orogeny, a Rock Canyon Poets anthology which will have its launch Tuesday, June 14 at...

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Kaziah Hancock

Kaziah Hancock

She’s known for goats and for soldiers. The first she has raised for years on her ranch south of Manti, where she’s been given the nickname The Goat Woman: she bears the moniker proudly, her affection for the animals going back to an almost mythical origin story, her birth on a remote homestead in northern...

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Downy Doxey-Marshall's kloTH at Alice Gallery

Downy Doxey-Marshall’s kloTH at Alice Gallery

Although our clothing is intensely personal and helps make up individual identities, in her larger works, Doxey-Marshall takes what we often consider to be part of the “everyday” or domestic, and reminds viewers of a richer, charged symbolism. This connects the themes present in Doxey-Marshall’s early works and brings them into the universal, mythic realm…...

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Among the Shadows: Jorge Rojas' Painted Veil at Rio Gallery

Among the Shadows: Jorge Rojas’ Painted Veil at Rio Gallery

Connections between Rojas’s reading of the veil and Shelley’s poem, from which the exhibition takes its name, are stronger in some works than others. But overall the collective body of work is impressive, and even when the reference to the notion of veiling falters or feels contrived, there remains, with the exhibition, something like unto...

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Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell's Listen/Space Brings New Music to the Mountains

Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell’s Listen/Space Brings New Music to the Mountains

The year was 2003. Hundreds of sound designers, composers, and musicians were gathering at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose to network and share ideas on the gaming industry and, specifically, game audio and interactive music. The Game Audio Network Guild was hosting its first annual awards and Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell, MFA...

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Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball at BYU

Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball at BYU

For this reviewer, the highlight of the show is “Grape Crusher Modified” (2015), a collaboration by Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball. One can see the hand of Askin in the humorous figures of grape dancers/crushers, as well as the stylized, twisting pencil on the right side. The orange polka-dot walls, caricatured faces, and vibrant coloring...

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SNaked: The True Story of the Garden of Eden

SNaked: The True Story of the Garden of Eden

The preview performance of SNaked was assuredly like a first kiss — reeling in various exciting directions, sometimes disjointed with a limited scope, but consistently provocative and engaging. Before the lights dimmed, SB Dance artistic and executive director Stephen Brown thanked the audience for offering a preliminary “pucker”—payment for a ticket of the same price...

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2016 15 Bytes Book Awards: Poetry Finalists

2016 15 Bytes Book Awards: Poetry Finalists

The 4th Annual 15 Bytes Book Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Poetry Award. Finalists were determined  by 15 Bytes’ staff and guest judges based on three criteria: Quality of Writing/Artistry Provides Insight into Utah landscape and/or culture and/or author has a connection to Utah (i.e., is or was a Utahn)...

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2016 15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists

2016 15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists

      The 4th Annual 15 Bytes Book Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Fiction Award. Finalists were determined  by 15 Bytes’ staff and guest judges based on three criteria: Quality of Writing/Artistry Provides Insight into Utah landscape and/or culture and/or author has a connection to Utah (i.e., is or...

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