UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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In Memoriam
In Memoriam: Edie Roberson

In Memoriam: Edie Roberson

In “Tip Top Tours” a vintage bus spurts smoke out of its exhaust as it climbs a hill outside what looks like Capitol Reef. Inside, a host of characters including Mona Lisa and Felix the Cat stretch their heads out the windows, wave flags and snap photographs. It’s a party van, the kind Edie Roberson...

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In Memoriam: Sarah Thompson

In Memoriam: Sarah Thompson

It is often only when someone passes that we come to realize the breadth of their influence, and so it was for us, when at a recent memorial service for our colleague and friend Sarah Thompson, we came to understand the variety of people whose lives she touched. From the comments by members of the...

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In Memoriam: Nel Ivancich (June 11, 1941- April 2, 2014)

In Memoriam: Nel Ivancich (June 11, 1941- April 2, 2014)

It was a prolonged, rugged battle that artist Nel Ivancich very much did not want to lose. Pancreatic cancer had already claimed two of her four sisters – food grown for years in a garden atop a Utah tailings site was suspect – and she knew the awful drill. She fought hard. But on April...

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In Memoriam: Hagen Haltern

In Memoriam: Hagen Haltern

Born 2 April 1947 in Wittingen, near Hamburg, Germany, Hagen Haltern grew up in Bonn, graduated from the University of Bonn, afterwards studied art at the Art Institute of Cologne, and then the Academy of Fine Art in Düsseldorf. In 1978 Haltern joined the art faculty at BYU. Bruce Smith recalls him as “this rising...

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Nancy Holt (1938 - 2014)

Nancy Holt (1938 – 2014)

  by Hikmet Sidney Loe On February 8th, 2014, American artist Nancy Holt passed away in New York City at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Born in New Jersey in 1938, she lived a life firmly committed to her art, giving us new ways of perceiving space, time, and light. We in Utah claim her...

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In Memoriam: Osral Allred

In Memoriam: Osral Allred

Osral Allred would make you rethink watercolor. Spend any time with his work and you were quickly convinced that watercolor was not simiply the realm of broad washes and cheery, bright colors; nor that it was only for painting pretty flowers. For over forty years his dappled surfaces, and rich, earthy colors reveled in the...

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Farewell to Harrison “Grout” Groutage

Farewell to Harrison “Grout” Groutage

Greg Stocks, a local painter, has fond memories of his late professor Harrison “Grout” Groutage, who passed away on February 5 at the age of 87. In the mid-80’s, Stocks took a watercolor class from Groutage and found himself in the instructor’s office for a personal critique. “I was painting a stone house or something,”...

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Mary Jane Wright Straight

Mary Jane Wright Straight

Local artist Mary Jane Wright Straight passed away on November 20, 2012. She was an upbeat individual, always ready with a laugh or anecdote, Mary will be missed by her family and the many members of our art community who enjoyed her company. The third of four children, Mary grew up in Morgan, Utah, and...

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In Memoriam: Kim Duffin

In Memoriam: Kim Duffin

by Shawn Rossiter Kim Duffin, long-time Assistant Director of the Salt Lake Arts Council, passed away in his sleep this past Sunday, November 4th. The loss that his family and friends must feel is shared by an arts community that will sorely feel his absence. The first time I met Kim, I was a young...

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In Memoriam: Pat Denner

In Memoriam: Pat Denner

On September 25th, 2011 Utah artist and illustrator Pat Denner passed away at the age of 87. Denner was a fixture along Salt Lake’s Broadway district, where he was immediately recognizable in his fedora hat and yellow cadillac. In the October 2011 edition of 15 Bytes we remember the creator of Vegas Vic, Wendover Will...

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Remembering Ursula Brodauf

Remembering Ursula Brodauf

We remember the recently deceased sculptor Ursula Brodauf.

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In Memoriam: Kenvin Lyman

In Memoriam: Kenvin Lyman

We remember a Utah artist who was a pioneer in backlit art.

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