On the Spot

On the Spot

Jessica Weiss

Jessica Weiss holds a bachelor’s degree from BYU and a master’s degree from the University of Utah, both in Art History. She has worked at the BYU Museum of Art and at Sotheby’s Auction House in London. A resident of Salt Lake City, Jessica currently works as the […]

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Michael Christensen

A native Utahn, Michael Christensen is currently enjoying public sector work as the folklorist/cultural specialist at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, an organization dedicated to enriching and strengthening communities by promoting the expression of the arts, education, opportunities for economic development, and the celebration of human diversity. Michael oversees […]

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Guy Lebeda

Guy Lebeda is a writer who has published essays and articles about art, the environment, and outdoor topics. He is also the author of a comedy radio script that was performed on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion. Lebeda lives in Salt Lake City, […]

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Salt Lake City’s Mikell Stringham

Mikell Stringham, a Utah native, is a young entrepreneur energetically pursuing an alternative business model with her gallery-without-walls, Mondo Fine Art. Stringham received her B.A. in Business Marketing from the University of Utah. Passionate about art, she later moved to Italy, where she attended the Florence University of Art, […]

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Lee Adamson

Lee Adamson is the new Director of NowPlayingUtah.com, Utah’s first state-wide comprehensive source for unique arts and cultural events. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is currently finishing a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Utah. Lee is a native of Lehi and […]

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Laurel Casjens

Though she now works as a museum specialist for the State of Utah, Laurel Cajsens started out as a geologist, archeologist, photographer and museum curator. She says, “For fun I am a photographer, a potter, a rock art documenter, a traveler, a dog walker, and a lover of wild places. […]

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Feature: On the Spot Salt Lake City’s Jessica Norie

Jessica Norie is the Executive Director of Artspace, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1980. Artspace’s mixed-use projects incorporate affordable housing and commercial spaces such as artist studios, galleries, offices for nonprofits and small retail shops. Their newest project, Artspace Commons, is under construction at 423 West 800 South in […]

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Dallas Graham

Dallas Graham is a freelance documentary photographer and graphic designer. He currently serves as the programming director for AIGA. He lives in downtown Salt Lake City with his camera, iPod and Red Fred Bodoni. What hangs above your mantel? I don’t have a mantel. At all. Anywhere. However, I am planning […]

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Lelsie Peterson

Leslie Peterson has been involved in Utah’s cultural community for many years. A graduate of the University of Utah, she worked for Utah Opera in several capacities, most recently as Managing Director; she was also part of the successful Zoo, Arts & Parks Renewal Campaign. In addition to […]