Tonight Salt Lake County rolls out its 2011 art collection. Every year Salt Lake County appropriates funds to purchase artwork for its public collection, which they place in public spaces in County buildings. Tonight the County holds a public reception in which the newest acquisitions are unveiled and […]
The new Urban Gallery at Neighborhood House goes up this weekend, Friday September 23, and Saturday, September 24. Since 2008 the 337 Project has been transforming the garage doors at Salt Lake’s Neighborhood House into an Urban Gallery, featuring work by Utah’s street and fine artists. In previous […]
Stainless steel sculpture at the Anderson-Foothill Branch Library, 2100 East & Foothill Drive. Photo by Gerry Johnson, September 2011. Discover more art with our Art Lake City map 15 BytesUTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered […]
1397 South Main Street, SLC This wall has been painted over. photos by Will Thompson. Discover more art with our Art Lake City map 15 BytesUTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, […]
In this month’s edition of 15 Bytes our page 2 photo essay concentrated on the streets of Salt Lake City, featuring photographs by a number of 15 Bytes photographers looking at everything from official Olympic art, to graffiti walls and transformed trees. Here’s a closer look at one […]
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Urban Masquerade was painted on the eastern wall of a Utah Division of Arts and Museums office building on 500 West in 2011. The mural’s genesis was “power figure” masks made by young Youth City kids in an art class. Kim Martinez translated the masks into a multi-faceted mural design and she […]
In this month’s photo essay photographer Kelly Green walks the streets of Salt Lake’s Liberty Wells Community to see what art is in plain site.
It’s at a private institution but Dan Cummings and Dana Kuglin’s dazzline new four-storey sculpture still fits our search for public sculpture. Situated in the atrium of Westminster’s new Meldrum Science Center, Metamorphic Synergy hangs from the ceiling, spiraling towards the bottom floor, its helix shape and glass […]
Because of our two features on public art in this month’s edition of 15 Bytes, we’ve been keeping our eyes out for art in the public eye . . . The Utah Museum of Fine Arts recently added a sculptural landmark to Salt Lake’s east bench when they […]
Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of Gilgal Garden becoming a Salt Lake City public park. Of course the art that became a park is much older than that. Salt Lake’s answer to Simon Rodia’s Watt’s Tower or the Palais Ideal of Facteur Cheval, Gilgal was the creation of […]
This Is The Place Monument by Mahonri Young is about as popular as public art gets in Utah. It’s big. It’s multi-cultural (kind of, counting Catholic priests from Spain and Native Americans). It’s Brigham Young. And visitors can tell what it is just by looking at it. It’s […]
In Utah’s Dixie a unique piece of public art was recently installed by artist Edward Hlavka. “The Mustangs” features five equestrian statues that encircle the Snow Canyon Roundabout in Ivins, Utah. The five mustangs, one featuring a rider, are placed around the large rocks in the center of […]
Photos by Hikmet Sidney Loe Robert Smithson’s first career choice was “naturalist.” As he shifted his gaze towards art, his lifelong fascination with the materials of the earth and with the transformations that time manifests became incorporated into his work. The Spiral Jetty best embodies this synthesis of […]
Local artist Lenka Konopasek recently completed a piece commissioned by the Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake Arts Council and Salt Lake City Corporation. Located on the platform of TRAX’s Old Greek Town Station (200 South 550 West), the piece consists of multiple parts playing with gears as a motif. […]
The Tree of Utah, our (in)famous sculpture on the side of highway I80, marks its 22nd anniversary today. Standing at Milepost 26 near Wendover, it serves as a visual marker in this flat stretch of The Great Basin. If you know it’s there, when you see it you […]