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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Craig Dworkin

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Craig Dworkin

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today poet and University of Utah professor Craig Dworkin favors us with...

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Winners of SUAG's Winter in the Desert competition

Winners of SUAG’s Winter in the Desert competition

Earlier this month, we announced the opening of St. George’s newest exhibition space, Arrowhead Gallery ETC at the city’s new arts and entertainment district on Tabernacle street anchored by the Electric Theatre. The gallery is run by the Southern Utah Art Guild as a co-op gallery for their more established artists. They also host shows...

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Who Do You Love: Oonju Chun

Who Do You Love: Oonju Chun

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist, living or not, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month. The question of “Who Do You Love?” takes on a more personal theme with me. On...

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Tara Simoncic: A New Maestro at the Ballet

Tara Simoncic: A New Maestro at the Ballet

If you’re planning on attending Ballet West’s production of Romeo and Juliet this month, you might notice the company has hired a new maestro: Tara Simoncic. Artistic Director Adam Sklute has brought her in over the past several years for projects, but she was appointed as the orchestral conductor in November.   “I was attracted...

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What's New: Martha Klein

What’s New: Martha Klein

Just can’t think of anyone who doesn’t admire Martha Klein: her textiles, her paintings, her spot-on Netflix movie recommendations. At the start of 2016, she is concentrating on “imagery built from line- and mark-making.” This, she says, “is an activity or theme I’ve played with in the past but haven’t really pursued as far as...

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Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake Brings World Famous Pacifica Quartet During Their Golden Season: Concert Review

Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake Brings World Famous Pacifica Quartet During Their Golden Season: Concert Review

Chamber music, at least in some circles, has a reputation for being difficult to embrace with warmth and then thoroughly enjoy, but those that do tend to become lifelong aficionados. There is often a stark intimacy and immediacy to this genre, and even more so to the string quartet medium.   The Pacifica Quartet, formed...

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What's New: Jerry Hardesty

What’s New: Jerry Hardesty

Jerry Hardesty tells us he loves a challenge, and last November he set himself a big one: 75 Paintings in 75 Days for 75.” What’s more, he pulled it off. (Not only that, but sold a whole bunch of 8” x 8” works, in the process!) Hardesty started his artistic career as a vocal and...

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What's New: Andrew Ehninger

What’s New: Andrew Ehninger

A number of Utah artists are delighted with Andrew Ehninger for recently curating, as an Adobe team member, entries to the “Utah Artists & Adobe” show that opened Jan. 15 in Lehi. Born and raised in Salt Lake City and now living in Finlandia, Utah, the artist graduated from the U with a bachelor’s degree...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jesse Parent

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jesse Parent

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today poet Jesse Parent favors us with four of his...

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What's New: Jeffrey Hale

What’s New: Jeffrey Hale

Jeffrey Hale is a dedicated family man. His charming young son and daughter can be found at his second-floor Artspace studio nearly as often as his models. And in 2016, he and his wife are expecting another child. That is, of course, a very big deal. “My work,” he tells us, “is growing in expression...

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2016 15 Bytes Book Awards

2016 15 Bytes Book Awards

15 Bytes Literary Editor David Pace first saw a need for a book award program specific to Utah four years ago when the Utah Book Award went on hiatus for a year. Since then the 15 Bytes Book Award has steadily sought out the best and brightest of Utah fiction, poetry and art books published...

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What's New: Rob Adamson

What’s New: Rob Adamson

Rob Adamson, a professor of art at Salt Lake Community College, began painting nocturne cityscapes of New York City, Salt Lake City and elsewhere in 1997 when he discovered the work of the late, well-known San Francisco painter James Jeffrey Stagg. He painted both day and night scenes, but lately has been experimenting with the...

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What's New: Hadley Rampton

What’s New: Hadley Rampton

Hadley Anne Rampton works at Phillips Gallery. The question is: WHEN, exactly, does she do that? I mean, her lovely watercolors and sketches hail from Slovenia, Santiago, Santa Margherita, Kosovo, Macedonia, Armenia, Budapest . . . she is everywhere on the planet. And she is collected everywhere, it seems, too. There’s a show in March...

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Long Live UMFA: Felicia Baca

Long Live UMFA: Felicia Baca

If you went to the Utah Museum of Fine Art’s we’re-about-to-close-for-a-year-come-take-a-look-at-the-collection party this weekend, you won’t have seen one of Walead Beshty’s Fedex boxes, a series of sculptural works in glass or copper shipped via FedEx so the shipping process becomes part of the work—they haven’t been on display.  But Felicia Baca, manager of visual...

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Long Live UMFA: Christine Baczek

Long Live UMFA: Christine Baczek

Thinking about my favorite piece in the UMFA collection, I am overwhelmed with memories. I was the collection photographer for the museum from 2006-2014, and I saw every piece in the 20,000+ collection—from a giant stained-glass dragon sculpture with interior lights and incense burners in the nostrils, to precious jewels that are so valuable and...

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