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Visual Arts
Toni Youngblood

Toni Youngblood

An architect who rescues greyhounds retired from racing; an accomplished artist who does paintings of the saxophones she plays; an environmentalist who recycles to an admittedly obsessive extent – Toni Youngblood is an intriguing woman who constantly keeps busy. Though she works in a variety of mediums, encaustic is her current fascination, and a number...

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Both Sides of the Coin: ARTsySTEM'S exploration of art and science at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Both Sides of the Coin: ARTsySTEM’S exploration of art and science at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Everyone knows that truth does not belong to science alone; it’s just as much a goal of art. Yet how many know that beauty, art’s primary goal, is also crucial to science? The difference lies in emphasis: while artists may seek truth in beauty, scientists seek beauty as an attribute of truth. When two responses...

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Weaving the Unexpected: Navajo Pictorials from the Lucke Collection at BYU

Weaving the Unexpected: Navajo Pictorials from the Lucke Collection at BYU

Art maintains a remarkable ability to change and augment our perceptions of different cultures and traditions. As a title, “Weaving the Unexpected” anticipates the exhibition’s capacity for redefining what is typically known about this subject. The works contained in this show present remarkable craftsmanship and skill in their own right, made even more impressive when...

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Jeff Juhlin at A Gallery

Jeff Juhlin at A Gallery

According to Juhlin the show is called Strata as a way to physically describe the work and imagery in general, the many layers of paint, paper and ink applied on top of one another “in often, but not always, a horizontal, layered configuration.” Metaphorically, “It’s a visual expression of life and its many complex layers...

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Starting Out In Charcoal: Preparing for Paintings in Black and White

Starting Out In Charcoal: Preparing for Paintings in Black and White

One really effective way to begin planning your next studio painting is to do several thumbnail sketches until you hit on something you like. After that, you might forgo heading directly into oil paint and do some pre-planning in the medium of soft vine charcoal. The reason for this is because soft vine charcoal is...

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Levi Jackson's Bushwacker

Levi Jackson’s Bushwacker

The work in Levi Jackson’s Bushwacker exhibition now on display at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has a conflicted and ambivalent view of the West. This is in part due to two distinct and pervasive notions that permeate such depictions. The first is the West as an idealized and picturesque blank canvas that is...

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Art-Tech Collaborations from the University of Utah

Art-Tech Collaborations from the University of Utah

On April 30, Artists of Utah’s co-lab presented C:ArtRun, a one night pop-up exhibition featuring collaborative art/tech projects by students in the CS5789/Art4455 course at the University of Utah. This is a cross-college course taught by Erik Brunvand and Paul Stout that includes both art students and engineering students working together to build computer-controlled kinetic artworks....

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Putting the Work in Artwork: Sears Gallery's Kathy Cieslewicz

Putting the Work in Artwork: Sears Gallery’s Kathy Cieslewicz

by Alexa Verdugo Morgan “There’s no artwork without work,” says Kathy Cieslewicz, curator of the Sears Art Museum at Dixie State University (DSU) and a devoted advocate for the advancement of Utah’s arts. “It’s my job, but it’s also my life,” she says. Cieslewicz’s career as an art educator began in the basement of her...

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Art in Education: Carrie Trenholm

Art in Education: Carrie Trenholm

by Andrea Wall When you walk into Professor Carrie Trenholm’s office at Southern Utah University, you cannot help but notice the brightly colored glass and ceramic pieces that adorn her shelves and desk. There is a crisp, creative energy in the air. Carrie is the Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor of Elementary Arts Education at...

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Stephan Kopolwitz's Light Camera Action

Stephan Kopolwitz’s Light Camera Action

Light Camera Action Public art project that combines the old and the new in photography Stephan Kopolwitz’s Light Camera Action, located on the main campus of Salt Lake Community College (State Street and 1700 South in Salt Lake City), blends centuries-old methods for reproducing images with 21st century technologies to create an immersive experience designed...

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‘. . . true / false / true . . .’   Claire Wilson and Nancy Vorm present mixed media collages and reliefs at the Dibble Gallery

‘. . . true / false / true . . .’ Claire Wilson and Nancy Vorm present mixed media collages and reliefs at the Dibble Gallery

Other than as categories, art terms like ‘representational’ and ‘realistic’ aren’t very helpful. The weightlessly floating, elongated figures of Byzantine mosaics ‘realistically represented’ the spiritual truth so important to those who lived in the dark age that followed the fall of Rome, that souls and eternity mattered more than the here and now . ....

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Artist Profile: John Vehar

Artist Profile: John Vehar

One of John Vehar’s most characteristic images, and consequently one of his best, is “Bison,” which can be seen currently at his solo show at Modern West Fine Art.  The strength of the image is in the balance the artist strikes between raw, coarse, brushwork, and what ultimately comes across as sophisticated, developed, and attuned...

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