In our December 2009 edition of 15 Bytes Laura Durham profiles sculptor and installation artist Jen Harmon Allen.
Mark England. Bruce Robertson. Jacqui Larsen. I came to know and be intrigued by the work of these three Utah artists separately, but have always felt there was something that linked them. England I came to know through his late father, Gene England, a brilliant professor of literature who […]
A bright spot of hope was visible on the local art scene this month with the opening of the 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake City. Late this summer local art aficionados mourned the closing of Palmers Gallery — which had given exposure to emerging and underappreciated artists […]
Gary Gerber is a guitarist without a home. He has spent his life wondering through each of the styles, colors, and sounds of the guitar. “I am happiest when I am exploring, but it is a bit unsettling to be in unfamiliar territory” he says. Gerber is currently […]
The landscapes and portraits of Ryan S. Brown, now on display at the Covey Center for Fine Arts in Provo, are investigations into fundamentals of the natural world and human nature. “Observations from Life,” which ends November 30th, displays Brown’s ability to penetrate to the core of the subject of […]
Almost thirty years ago, V. Douglas Snow began building a studio half way between the small southern Utah towns of Grover and Teasdale. He expanded it over time to accommodate his bourgeoning art and family life. “It has grown into a jewel over the years,” said friend and […]
Bad Dog Rediscovers America is a grassroots arts organization that is flourishing. From its beginning in 1997 in a small, live/work apartment where it served about 30 low-income youths, the organization now has spacious digs in the Artspace City Center building, serves 2,000 students annually with a curriculum that […]
One of the beauties of painting on location is the excitement of being out in nature, capturing a fleeting moment that will never come again in exactly the same way. There are days when the light is near perfect, the air is clear with the aroma of fallen […]
On October 18, 2009 Utah artist Doug Snow was killed in an automobile accident. His friend Frank McEntire recorded the state of his studio at the time of his passing. Frank McEntireFrank McEntire is a sculptor, independent curator, and arts administrator and former executive director of the […]
In our November 2009 edition of 15 Bytes Annabelle Numaguchi profiles Moab artist Jonathan Frank.
As I approach these columns, I generally start with the usual background material (born, died, did a bunch of stuff in between), supplemented by search engine snippets sent my way by my beloved editor Shawn Rossiter. Ever since Rossiter mentioned Utah Digital Newspapers as one of his sources, I have […]
Scott Renshaw relocated to Salt Lake City from Northern California in 1997. He has been at Salt Lake City Weekly for 10 years as a film and theater critic, the last seven years as Arts & Entertainment Editor. What hangs above your mantel? Nothing at the moment. But […]