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"I want to be happy in this picture" - Art Access Welcomes Turn City for the Arts

“I want to be happy in this picture” – Art Access Welcomes Turn City for the Arts

Utah is home to a wide variety of art venues, from those that deal in highly polished decor to others showing art so conceptual the gallery may look empty at first. Museums play a role here, varied by location—one downtown, another in the shopping mall—and their mix of public and private sponsorship. Dependably locating a...

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Wrestling with the Self: Andrew Moncrief at UMOCA

Wrestling with the Self: Andrew Moncrief at UMOCA

When ancient Greek city-states vied against each other, not in ruthless combat but in the more civilized arena we now call the Olympics, they were transforming the frequently violent but seemingly ever-present desire for conflict into a ritualized and artistic form of competition. Foremost among these was the essential form of man-to-man conflict, wrestling. Strange...

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Something for Everyone: Tess Cook, Grant Fuhst and Larry Revoir Fill the House at Finch Lane

Something for Everyone: Tess Cook, Grant Fuhst and Larry Revoir Fill the House at Finch Lane

It may seem like there are as many possible artistic goals, and strategies for achieving them, as there are artists, but it’s not really true. Just as the number of genres remains finite—landscape, portrait, figure, still life, and so on—and the variety of qualities, like abstraction, representation, or expression, while infinitely graduated, still ranges among...

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Arrowhead Gallery ETC Shakes Up Downtown St. George's Art Scene

Arrowhead Gallery ETC Shakes Up Downtown St. George’s Art Scene

Brought forth through months of hard work by the Southern Utah Art Guild, the Arrowhead Gallery ETC is a vibrant new addition to the pedestrian-friendly array of galleries in St. George’s flourishing arts district. “It’s going to be a fun venture for the artists and the community,” SUAG board member Michael Zabriskie says. The gallery...

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The Art of the Mask at Utah Arts Festival Gallery

The Art of the Mask at Utah Arts Festival Gallery

The annual Utah Arts Festival (UAF) mask exhibition, now in its fourth year, opened Friday, Jan. 15, for Gallery Stroll at the UAF Gallery at Artspace, 230 S. 500 West, Salt Lake City. Featuring the work of 29 local artists, the exhibit is not only a display of creative design and artisan skill, but it’s...

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For What It's Worth: The Life and Art of Tony Smith

For What It’s Worth: The Life and Art of Tony Smith

It’s a one-drawing showing. Opening at the Gallery at Library Square Friday, January 16, “The Big Tiny” features one drawing executed over a year’s time by “legendary” artist and former University of Utah professor Frank Anthony “Tony” Smith. For our January edition of 15 Bytes we profile the irascible and irrepressible artist. With words by...

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Processing Process: Randee Levine at Phillips Gallery

Processing Process: Randee Levine at Phillips Gallery

With Randee Levine it is hard to tell what comes first, philosophy or art. Levine’s art is an extension of herself, a physical manifestation of the psychological process and understanding that has brought meaning and awareness to her personal life, and has become central to her professional life as well. In an exhibit that opens...

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’Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’ Larry Revoir’s vocabulary of annihilation comes to Finch Lane

’Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’ Larry Revoir’s vocabulary of annihilation comes to Finch Lane

Larry Revoir’s animal bodies are hollowed out, sightless, their colors chemically altered or burnt black. They sometimes bring to mind an old photographer’s lament: that the lush colors of Kodachrome made even pollution beautiful, frustrating an artist’s desire to capture and convey the true horror of the original. Indeed, these small ruins are often as...

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Mart Becomes Art: Terence K. Stephens' Art270 Gallery on Salt Lake's Main Street

Mart Becomes Art: Terence K. Stephens’ Art270 Gallery on Salt Lake’s Main Street

It took a lot of moxie to even consider turning AJ’s Kwik Mart into a decent art gallery, but Terence K. Stephens has done just that – even creating a “nice urban lofty kind of thing,” as he describes his elegant upstairs quarters, to reside in with his dog, Cougie. And he did all the...

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Passing Through: Richard Menzies' existential journey across America’s outback

Passing Through: Richard Menzies’ existential journey across America’s outback

by Christine Baczek America’s West is full of lonely roads and desolate countryside where a paper map and spare tire are more important than a cell phone. These roads set the stage for Passing Through, in which author and photojournalist Richard Menzies recounts the “existential wonderland of a rabbit hole” he encountered in the rural...

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What's New: Connie Borup

What’s New: Connie Borup

To start out 2016 we checked in with some Utah artists to see what they are up to in the New Year. We’ll be running these short features throughout the month. When you think “Connie Borup” you think “nature” and often “trees,” though that theme has morphed in recent years. You think oil on a...

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Michael Beasley Reveals His Masks

Michael Beasley Reveals His Masks

“Very different,” “unique,” “colorful” – all are words Michael Beasley hears when he shows his three-dimensional masks to people. The artist has been making the intricately patterned masks, reminiscent of Native American or Mexican folk art, for nearly five years but had never tried to sell them until recently, when he accepted Thomas Howa’s invitation...

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What's New: Marian Dunn

What’s New: Marian Dunn

To start out 2016 we checked in with some Utah artists to see what they are up to in the New Year. We’ll be running these short features throughout the month. Marian Dunn tells us: “Painting has been in my blood for about 80 years,” and we know she exaggerates. Still, the artist and teacher,...

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Language of Hope: New Mural at West Valley's Esperanza Elementary

Language of Hope: New Mural at West Valley’s Esperanza Elementary

A massive and meaningful mural created and painted by University of Utah Professor V. Kim Martinez and 11 of her art students was unveiled Dec. 11 at Esperanza Elementary in West Valley City. The 1,500-square-foot work, titled “Lenguaje de Esperanza” or “Language of Hope,” incorporates figures from diverse cultures (Esperanza has a nearly 98 percent...

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Sparkle and Bling at J-GO Gallery

Sparkle and Bling at J-GO Gallery

What does an art collector do when she runs out of wall space? She collects art jewelry. There’s no need for wall space and you can show off pieces of your collection on the go. If this is the least bit appealing, be sure to visit the J-GO Gallery in Park City for the Sparkle...

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