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Raphael Dagold's "Bastard Heart"

Raphael Dagold’s “Bastard Heart”

Poet Raphael Dagold will be reading from his first book of poetry Bastard Heart (Silverfish Review Press, 2014) this Friday, April 18 (7 pm) at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, 1511 South 1500 East. A gifted woodworker/cabinet-maker as well as a poet, Dagold is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ:  David Hawkins

SUNDAY BLOG READ: David Hawkins

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Today, 15 Bytes features David Hawkins who provides three selections from his award-winning manuscript  the book of the missing. “dark adaptations” is one of two long poems in the collection and the featured sections below were originally published in the Seattle Review. The other long poem in the collection was written...

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Lance Olsen's Theories of Forgetting

Lance Olsen’s Theories of Forgetting

For fans of experimental or metamodern fiction, Lance Olsen is a well-known name. He has published over twenty volumes of fiction, essays, and “anti-textbook” work, with another forthcoming. There are few writers working today who are more prolific, inventive and as simultaneously micro- and macrocosmic in scope as Olsen. In his twelfth novel, Theories of...

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“3” Insightful Plays at Plan B

“3” Insightful Plays at Plan B

Family Home Evening it isn’t. But Eric Samuelsen’s world premiere “3″ at Plan B Theatre Company is still as Mormon as it gets. That doesn’t mean anyone of any belief system won’t enjoy it immensely. But it will help if you’ve spent some time in Utah. These are three insightful short plays about women confronting their...

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Kate Gilmore at the UMFA

Kate Gilmore at the UMFA

Every year, Friends of Contemporary Art (FoCA) purchase a work by a contemporary artist and donate it to the collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). With the assistance of the UMFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art Whitney Tassie, the work is chosen at an annual acquisition dinner, voted on by members of...

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Easel to Easel: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynold's Durational Draw Out

Easel to Easel: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynold’s Durational Draw Out

The performance by Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynolds, scheduled to overlap with Gallery Stroll on Friday, March 21st, was called a ‘Durational Draw Out,’ a name that suggests a sporting event or an endurance contest. And why not? Who says art works better when it’s pretentious? Flexing their allegorical muscles is an apt metaphor for...

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12 Minutes Max Returns to Salt Lake

12 Minutes Max Returns to Salt Lake

This Sunday, 12 Minutes Max returns to Salt Lake City. The March 23rd event at the Main Library will feature a film by Danielle Short, a reading from Mary Windsor and a music/video work by Luke Williams and Jan Voitechovich. The program is based on 12 Minutes Max at On the Boards in Seattle, Washington....

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You've Been Instantly Framed this Friday

You’ve Been Instantly Framed this Friday

In the December 2013 edition of 15 Bytes we introduced you to Instantly Framed, the  new app that helps social media users and photographers preserve and display their online photos designed by our former image editor Shalee Cooper. This Friday night, for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Alpine Art is hosting an official launch party and...

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Ruby Chacon Interview & Other Mixed Media

Ruby Chacon Interview & Other Mixed Media

Today, the Salt Lake Tribune reported on the unveiling of “Faces and Voices of Chicano/Latino Leaders,” a new website that features students’ video interviews and photographs of Latino leaders in the local community. One of them is our very own Ruby Chacon, one of Utah’s 15 Most Influential Artists. Read the article at: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57697949-78/latino-leaders-lake-salt.html.csp ADDITIONAL...

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Visual Arts Fellowships Announced

Visual Arts Fellowships Announced

Utah Arts & Museums has announced the recipients of their 2014 Visual Arts Fellowship: Wendy Wischer and David Wolske, both of Salt Lake City, were selected by juror Nora Burnett Abrams to receive the $10,000 awards. Abrams, associate curator at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Denver, said that of the 165 applicants for this year’s...

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Movement at Mestizo

Movement at Mestizo

Mestizo’s current exhibit showcases mixed media works by Sonia Pentz and an elaborate installation by Nadia Rea Morales. Upon first glance, any viewer could easily suppose that the exhibition was a pre-planned collaborative effort between Morales and Pentz, but in fact the two never met each other until they were in the space, ready to...

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Winners at BDAC Statewide Annual

Winners at BDAC Statewide Annual

The Bountiful/Davis Art Center announced the winners of their Annual Statewide Competition at the Opening Reception Awards Ceremony Friday, March 7. BDAC Director Emma Dugal stated, “BDAC is bursting at the seams with art. The breadth and depth of talent in this show is impressive.” Awards are as follows: 1st Place: Michal Onyon from Bountiful, 1930’s Clown, Oil...

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