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Artist Profiles
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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’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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In-Flux: The Art of Lindsay Frei

In-Flux: The Art of Lindsay Frei

It’s been a busy year for Lindsay Frei, who in addition to graduating with her MFA in painting from the University of Utah this May, has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions. Although she has been working professionally as an artist for the past several years, a definite momentum accompanies her recent...

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Extracting the Subject: A Profile of Josh Winegar

Extracting the Subject: A Profile of Josh Winegar

photos by Emily Call We’ve been talking for about an hour and are about to leave Josh Winegar’s office to head downstairs when he says, sort of offhand, “So, actually, my office is a camera, too.” There is a lens I notice, then, in the window of his office, and the rest of the window...

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Mysterious Purpose: The Life and Art of Susan Harris

Mysterious Purpose: The Life and Art of Susan Harris

It’s a common trope, the artist who tells you they began their career at an early age, attracting the accolade of adults when they were still preschoolers, or executing their first masterpiece on the dining room wall, to the—slightly proud—dismay of their parents. There was no such beginning for Susan Harris, professor of ceramics at...

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Capturing the Cosmos: Kayenta's glassmaking wizard John Kolb

Capturing the Cosmos: Kayenta’s glassmaking wizard John Kolb

John Kolb, owner of the Kayenta-based Wizard Stones, blends his fondness for the Murano craftsmen of Italy with a fascination of the night sky to create unique glassworks that are truly out of this world. Employing dichroic glass, quartz crystal for sparkle, and a propane torch that burns at 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit, Kolb has designed...

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Linnie Brown

Linnie Brown

It goes on all over our country — housing developments sprout up on the outer rims of our suburban areas, attracting young homeowners looking for the amenities of suburban living along with the promise of open spaces. In a few years time, though, those fields and prairies are consumed by new development, so that a...

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Unapologetic: The bold, captivating ceramic art of Russell Wrankle

Unapologetic: The bold, captivating ceramic art of Russell Wrankle

Growing up in a blue-collar family on the rural outskirts of Palm Springs, Calif., Russell Wrankle never imagined that one day his life would revolve around the arts. That all changed in college, when he took a ceramics class and was instantly hooked. “I guess it was something that I always had but never explored,”...

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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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