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Visual Arts
Local Hero: From Raw Nerve to Live Wire:  Andrew Rice at Saltgrass Printmakers

Local Hero: From Raw Nerve to Live Wire: Andrew Rice at Saltgrass Printmakers

On the radio recently, another self-proclaimed expert predicted confidently that from this day forward, the printing of maps would cease. Instead, from now on we will all find our way using the GPS-linked apps on our cell phones. An alternative future he unconsciously conjured, though, was of society after its technology has collapsed, when those...

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Pre-Stroll at UMFA Faculty Show - Free

Pre-Stroll at UMFA Faculty Show – Free

Do you find the three hours of gallery stroll isn’t enough for your monthly fix of art? Well, head to the UMFA for a pre-stroll, check out the great UMFA faculty show and get your art on early. The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) are hosting a pre-Gallery...

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Paul Davis Preview

Paul Davis Preview

  When November rolls around we’re always eager to find shows that aren’t the small works, group show, perfect for holiday gift-giving type of thing. So our thanks to Mountain West Fine Art which, instead of following the normal formula, is featuring a solo exhibition by Teasdale artist Paul Davis. Earlier this year, Davis was...

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Nor Any Drop to Drink: William Lamson's Hydrologies at UMOCA

Nor Any Drop to Drink: William Lamson’s Hydrologies at UMOCA

Water is one of art’s great subjects, and why not? One of four indispensable elements known to the Greeks, it’s the one that comes closest to being unique to our planet. Water makes life possible, but also shapes and even transports it. We know far more about water now than we did in the years...

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Sean Diediker's "Medicine Man"

Sean Diediker’s “Medicine Man”

What is a “medicine man?” He is not a shaman, often associated with personal gain; he is not a witch doctor, associated with witchcraft. He is a traditional healer and spiritual leader among Native Americans who secures the help of the spirit world, including the Great Spirit, for the sake of healing diseases of the...

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Anna Campbell Bliss Garners Prestigious Color Award

Anna Campbell Bliss Garners Prestigious Color Award

Salt Lake City artist and architect Anna Campbell Bliss just got a fine surprise: a major honor is coming her way in December when the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) presents her with its 2015 Godlove Award. It is the most prestigious award bestowed by the Council and celebrates long-term contributions in the area of color....

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Artist Profile: Blanche P. Wilson

Artist Profile: Blanche P. Wilson

Blanche Wilson may be the oldest working artist in Utah. As she prepares to celebrate her 92nd birthday this month, she’s busy taking down a show at Weber State and moving into a new home in Orem where she’s setting up a printmaking studio. And since she suffers from macular degeneration, she’s also struggling with...

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Freak Show at Art Access

Freak Show at Art Access

It was a crowded opening with obviously interested viewers eagerly engaged with a variety of well-presented art: Marcee and Ric Blackerby’s “Freak Show” went off without a hitch. Except for the title, that is — which, shortly after the initial postcards were sent, was abruptly changed by the Art Access board to something less catchy...

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Altared Books at Finch Lane Gallery

Altared Books at Finch Lane Gallery

From the clay tablets of the Minoans to the papyrus scrolls of the Egyptians, from the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to Gutenberg’s Bible and the pulp novels of the 20th century, the book has had a monumental role in the creation of civilization. It is history itself. Because of this historical and cultural context,...

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Lord Krishna Along the Wasatch Front

Lord Krishna Along the Wasatch Front

In 1968, I discovered Krishna. That year, I took a spiritual journey from being a University of Texas at Austin theater student and anti-Vietnam war demonstrator to a student of the Bhagavad Gita and chanting the Hare Krishna mantra in Los Angeles. After several weeks of instruction, I was initiated as a devotee of Lord...

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Driven to Abstraction in Ogden

Driven to Abstraction in Ogden

Despite the obviously punning reference in its title, a first glance around Driven to Abstraction suggests a third layer of meaning: the impact of the open road on art. Here are three prominent canvases by Jean Arnold, her familiar perspective from her mobile studio—a public bus—condensing transport into a constellation of distilled impressions. Among what...

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Ron Larson's Studio Space

Ron Larson’s Studio Space

Ron Larson has a place to paint just about anywhere he goes. At his home in Ivins, Utah, he keeps a neat studio in an upstairs bedroom, but packs another spare room with paintings, framed, unfinished and barely started. Over at his St. George office, where he creates neon signs that light up all over...

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