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The enduring power of art:  Katie Marie Liechty at BYU

The enduring power of art: Katie Marie Liechty at BYU

On July 16, in the Harris Fine Arts Building, a traditional showcase for BYU student projects, senior Katie Marie Liechty installed what might have been intended to be three separate ensembles, although the complete installation also works well as one compound work. Given the subject matter of this innovative triptych of installations, she surely must...

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Moth Wings and Starlight: Danielle Dubrasky's "Ruin and Light"

Moth Wings and Starlight: Danielle Dubrasky’s “Ruin and Light”

Reviewed by Jennifer Tonge   Danielle Beazer Dubrasky’s new chapbook collection, Ruin and Light (The Anabiosis Press), begins in sleep and dreaming, and the shape-shifting lines of its lovely first poem, previously published in 15 Bytes’ Sunday Blog Read, contain in microcosm the themes, motifs, and movements of everything that follows—and prompt questions that will follow...

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A Dancing Man's Return: Bill Evans at RDT

A Dancing Man’s Return: Bill Evans at RDT

  Bill Evans was always so damned cool. I mean the man could dance and he could party. I knew this a long, long time ago in college and I understand that he still is and still does at the age of 75. In celebration of his birthday, Repertory Dance Theatre (now 50 years old...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Alex Caldiero

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Alex Caldiero

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 Orem-based Alex Caldiero, performance poet and “sonosopher,”...

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NOWHERE at Libby Gardner Concert Hall

NOWHERE at Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Before collaborative was compelling marketing it was embedded in the making of concert dance. In the ’30s Martha Graham worked with Isamu Noguchi on Frontier and he went on to design the seat for Appalachian Spring. Merce Cunningham, who performed as “the Revivalist” in that work, went on to have collaborations from Andy Warhol’s pillows in RainForest to scores by...

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Intermezzo Contemplates Words and Music

Intermezzo Contemplates Words and Music

In a novel and effective move, each piece, and each movement in the case of the Brahms, was prefaced by a reading of lines of poetry, or lines from a play, or in the case of the Glinka, a narrative of a brief portion of the composer's life in the composer's words. Three actors/actresses from...

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Russell Wrankle

Russell Wrankle

I like to use animals to make a visual narrative of the human condition—the way that Aesop’s Fables did, to explore human personalities and types,” Russell Wrankle says. “So all my work is about the human condition, primarily using the animal as a starting point in that conversation. They have a lot to say. Step...

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You Are Here: Svavar Jonatansson and Jared Steffensen's Takes on Place at the Kimball Art Center

You Are Here: Svavar Jonatansson and Jared Steffensen’s Takes on Place at the Kimball Art Center

We’ve all been guilty of it — visiting an exotic locale, taking a few shots of its iconic attractions, and feeling like we’ve captured the essence of the place. If we’re alert, we come home and realize that everyone else has a shot of Venice’s gondolas from St. Mark’s Square, or the winding streets of...

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Patricia Johanson's Monumental Public Art

Patricia Johanson’s Monumental Public Art

Public art matters.  That is the takeaway message from viewing Patricia Johanson’s monumental public artwork in Sugar House, Salt Lake City. It matters, and in the hands of a seasoned and passionate artist, it matters deeply and is successfully translated to the public. Johanson’s environmental work —with the Echo Canyon portion completed this June—not only...

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Eliding the Hypen: Nichloas Galanin’s video series at BYU examines cultural hybridity

Eliding the Hypen: Nichloas Galanin’s video series at BYU examines cultural hybridity

Our country is increasingly becoming a place of hyphenated identities, in which we speak of ourselves in relation to the countries or continents our ancestors came from — African-American, Italian-American, Korean-American. This increased focus on cultural and ethnic identity is double-edged: the hyphen acts as both a bond, recognizing and respecting our individual cultural traditions,...

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Sean Morello’s Constellations & Supersymmetries at UMOCA

Sean Morello’s Constellations & Supersymmetries at UMOCA

Successive movements in art don’t make what follows necessary; what they do is make it possible: liberating subject matter from representation, a goal of Modernism that took decades, for example, made abstraction acceptable to the public. In his current exhibition of collages at UMOCA, Sean Morello, an artist exquisitely alert to this history, celebrates the...

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The Minutiae of Death: Jared Christensen's Strange Environments at Sweet Branch Library

The Minutiae of Death: Jared Christensen’s Strange Environments at Sweet Branch Library

It’s hard to predict what thoughts and experiences will affect an artist’s work, but major life changes — birth, death, marriage, divorce — almost always surface in the work of creative individuals, whether explicitly or implicitly. One such example can be found this month at the Sweet Branch Library in Salt Lake City, where Jared...

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