Utah native Julie Turley is quarantining in Brooklyn, New York. She’s a writer and librarian. The 15 Bytes editorial staff extends its well wishes to Julie, as well all artists, writers, and residents in Manhattan—the epicenter of our country’s coronavirus outbreak. The photograph pictured here was taken in Utah prior to the pandemic.
David Lee, the first Poet Laureate of Utah and a retired professor of English literature, has published over 20 books of poetry, two of which have been nominated for a Pulitzer and one for the National Book Award. His newest collection of poetry, Mine Tailings, is a dynamic […]
“To live in these times is in a lot of ways scary, and in all of my recent works I’m working to acknowledge that, and to overcome it,” says Ogden artist Matthew Choberka, whose paintings are ablaze with nearly-neon color, informed abstraction, and monstrous figures that push, […]
“Works by famous men upstairs, and feminist art that will get you mad at the patriarchy (though hopefully not your patriarch) downstairs.” That’s the text message I sent to my teenage daughter, telling her that if she and her friends were looking for something to do that Friday […]
Women entrepreneurs were lauded in the Salt Lake Tribune during Women’s Business Week in March of 1935. The paper reported on a national report that read, “These women owners of their own businesses may occasionally be discouraged, but they are never bored. They have found a satisfying medium […]
Fresh off of a tour around the American west, the New Music duo (and current Westminster College artists-in-residence) Red Desert Ensemble brought their set of (almost) brand-new commissions back to Salt Lake City for a night of exploratory, revelatory music. Future Music showcased the work of seven […]
Recently, Shauna Brock read her short story, Eskhára, to a crowd at Finch Lane Gallery. The event was part of our READ LOCAL Onsite series. Now, READ LOCAL First brings you the story in print.
For this episode of the podcast, we bring you a recording of our READ LOCAL Onsite event held at Finch Lane Gallery Thursday, Feb. 27. The evening brought together Salt Lake City writers Shauna Brock and Ranjan Adiga, who read from their works, followed by a discussion that […]
“To be an artist, you have to work like a madman,” says Galina Perova, her voice tinged with an intensity that also radiates from her award-winning oil paintings, found in state government buildings, the homes of politicians and influential entrepreneurs, and the University of Utah Medical School. Perova […]
The Greeks had a word for it. They called it Symmetry, which today often means a mirror-image. For an older society, one less needing to simplify an overly stimulating world, it meant balance. A symmetrical composition presented a balanced image. They may have found this concept in the […]
At the top of the winter hill in the old mountain mining town made of buildings of warmed old wood and cold glass are wood sculptures and glass pieces created by David LeCheminant. Looking at his work upstairs in the Meyer Gallery, you feel you’re in a snow […]
The world premiere of playwright Jenny Kokai’s and director Jason Bowcutt’s Singing to the Brine Shrimp (at Plan-B Theatre through February 23) gives the Salt Lake City public a funny and insightful look at belonging, culture shock, and silliness in the art world (for more about the play, […]