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Artist Profiles
Linnie Brown

Linnie Brown

Linnie Brown explores the intersections of opposites, especially the natural and the manufactured. Over the past decade the Lehi artist has watched what was once a semi-rural community turn into a center for urban sprawl complete with busy highways, dense housing developments, factory outlets and office high-rises. I still think that where the natural and...

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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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Claudia Sisemore

Claudia Sisemore

Teacher, artist and filmmaker Claudia Sisemore was “hot stuff” when she was 21, says Layne Meacham of his former Hillside Junior High teacher. “All the guys would talk about her and her silver Jag XKE,” the Salt Lake City artist recalls. Local artist Trent Thursby Alvey, then an 8th-grade creative-writing student of Sisemore’s, agrees:  “She...

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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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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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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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Denis Phillips

Denis Phillips

Denis Phillips is every sort of artist: he flows comfortably between abstraction and realism, moves easily from the Renaissance of restoration work and making frames to the Space Age of creating his own computer-generated prints and synthesizer music.  “I like the change,” he once told me of his genre switches. “It keeps things from getting...

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David Maestas

David Maestas

David Maestas doesn’t regard being an artist as a career choice, or something he necessarily initiated at a certain point in his life. It is a way of life, and how life always has been. “I think being an artist is a full-time thing, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go...

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Francis Zimbeaux: Early Years

Francis Zimbeaux: Early Years

Francis Zimbeaux was a storyteller and a mythmaker, whether in his art or in his life. His paintings frequently explored remembered or imagined landscapes, and were shrouded in a mythic mist, filled with reclining nudes, dancing nymphs and pipe-blowing Pans. His own story has been shrouded in a similar mist, created by him or those...

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David Wolske: Artist Profile

David Wolske: Artist Profile

At a time when “new media” is all the rage, Salt Lake City artist David Wolske uses a centuries-old printing technique that has disappeared from its once-ubiquitous place in the commercial world but which lives on in small studios like Wolske’s and at book art centers like the University of Utah’s Red Butte Press. The...

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Wendy Wischer: And There Was Light

Wendy Wischer: And There Was Light

For intermedia artists, installing a show is never a simple task. Where for artists working in more traditional media might simply ship the work off to a curator to install, for artists working with sound, light and moving parts, installation is not an afterthought, but part of the work. That’s why on Black Friday, when...

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Gift to Self: The Wearable Art of Meredith Franck

Gift to Self: The Wearable Art of Meredith Franck

It was not my intention to buy myself a gift. I already own a Meredith Franck original, purchased many years ago. I simply wanted to interview her and write about her newest designs, influenced by her interest in abstract art. But there’s something magical about walking down the shadowy path beside her house, through the...

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