For most K-12 art students, having your school project proudly displayed on the kitchen fridge is the modern equivalent of the French Salon. However, thanks to the combined efforts of local art students, a community of generous organizations, and one very ambitious art educator there is an exhibition […]
Pilar Pobil, the Spanish-born artist whose vibrant paintings adorn many private and public spaces throughout Utah and beyond, is now a film star. A new documentary on her life, produced and directed by Michael Coles, will be previewed Sunday, April 29, at 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community […]
Since 2015, Rock Canyon Poets in Provo has proven to be a community hub for poets to “promote the disciplined study of writing poetry as a serious art form.” With a little more than 50 members born out of a group of close friends from Utah Valley University’s […]
A few boxes remain to be unpacked in the entryway to Saltgrass’s new home. In anticipation of a grand reopening party on Saturday, Sept. 16., members, friends and volunteers are putting the finishing touches to Saltgrass Printmakers’ new space this week. Gentrification pushed the nonprofit out of its […]
In 2016, gallerist Brad Kramer decided to display a painting by J. Kirk Richards depicting the biblical Eve as African. The ensuing controversy came from an unexpected source. Not from the prudish, objecting to the depiction of her naked breasts (Kramer’s gallery is in Provo and his audience […]
On a morning walk to the Murray post office and back along State Street I discovered a new-to-me shop in town – The Clever Octopus – a clever idea founded by two art educators. The compact store, with workshop space in back, solves several dilemmas some of us […]
Once a stuffy place for plays, recitals and lectures, Salt Lake City’s Ladies Literary Club recently has become a stylish place for plays, recitals and lectures. Purchased about a year ago by a young and very hip couple who renamed it Clubhouse (to honor its previous incarnation), the […]
People of a certain age start to think about how and where, and with whom, they want to live out the rest of their days. How long can I live at home without help? If I downsize, how can I continue to make art? What if I don’t […]
September 23-25, the Silver Reef Museum of Leeds, Utah, will host an all-media exhibit by the Southern Utah Watercolor Society, as part of a recent commitment to host a cultural arts event every 4th weekend of the month. Accompanied by a historical lecture September 24th titled Women of […]
It took bold vision to turn Ogden’s notorious “Two Bit Street” from a dark, dangerous place to the vibrant center of arts, retail, dining and entertainment it is today. That same kind of vision now has its sights set on the area between there and the Eccles Art […]
Aerin Collett, 30-something and a recent graduate of the University of Utah, knows how important it is to have support and encouragement as a woman artist. “As women we have to fight harder to have careers and deal with issues men don’t have to worry about,” she […]
Pilar Pobil’s art, and her marvelous house are both colorful fixtures in Utah’s art scene. Her friends plan to keep it that way.
The University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center near Moab Utah fosters artistic exploration.
“Print is not dead. It is not even dying, at least not yet. Think of print like an overweight beast, shedding excess weight. The result is a leaner, more defined, more beautiful experience.” – Kassia Krozser, 2010 Ingenuity never is scarce when it comes to the final student […]
It was a dark and stormy night The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City was born at a Halloween party in the fall of 1966. Some friends had gathered in the Avenues and founding member Gale Dick recalls discussing chamber music with another guest at the party. […]