Born and raised in Salt Lake, Erik Jensen graduated from Utah Valley University with a BS in Art Education in 2017. He started doing art with computer keyboard keys in 2013. He loves spending time with his family and when he finds the time, he even gets on his 36-inch unicycle for exercise.
As part of Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, at Finch Lane Gallery through June 5, 2020, we spoke with each of the artists about their work. Artist Alison Neville lives and works in Bountiful, where she is the outreach and education director at the Bountiful Davis Art Center. She […]
In these times of isolation, we may find ourselves paying more attention to the particularities of things. Rather than witnessing life at the rate of a moving car, we find ourselves stationary, with the time to see — possibly anew — the things around us. In this, we […]
When I think of the dead, it means they’re thinking of me … Cheering or haunting, depending on your perspective, are these opening lines from Marianne Boruch’s “The No-Name Tapestries,” a work Natasha Sajé chose to read for us in honor of National Poetry Month. Sajé, a professor […]
Although the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is closed due to COVID-19, its programming is still being made accessible to the public online and off-site. The museum has created 360 virtual tours of current exhibitions, allowing viewers to move through the museum and view artworks as if they […]
… Mutter all you want: in this You are different from nobody, even in your feeling Alone at night when darkness brings itself down And all you find gazing out from where you are is light Blazing the house across the way, where you imagine Neighbors you haven’t […]
“Poetry is about trying to re-create an experience that, technically, can never happen again,” Trish Hopkinson said in our profile of the poet, blogger and literary arts advocate in April, 2019. “It’s specific to the poet or the character they’re writing through.” You can find Hopkinson’s work online […]
Earlier this year, Laura Durham was asked to be on a panel for a book club discussion hosted by Utah Arts and Museums about Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. “The book is set 20 years following a pandemic,” Durham says. “Crazy timing, right? Anyway, the book is about […]
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve asked poets in our state to read from their own work as well as from the work of a poet they admire. Rob Carney is the author of six books and three chapbooks of poems, most recently Facts and Figures (2020). […]
The first generations of female Utah artists, those who worked from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th, lived through troubling times including two world wars, the 1918 influenza epidemic and the Great Depression. Times of crisis like these propel people to thoughts […]
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.
A photograph shows a little girl standing in front of an easel painting; she seems delighted to have been caught in the act of creation. Now grown, Beth Krensky reflects that this moment captured on camera typifies her childhood affinities and early interest in art. “While other children […]