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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jason Olsen

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jason Olsen

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. 15 Bytes regularly 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 we present Price-based Jason Olsen.  A professor of English at Utah...

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Talking vs. Speaking: Student Installations at USU

Talking vs. Speaking: Student Installations at USU

Spring is coming (if not already here), which means you can expect to find exhibitions of student works in venues across the state. In Cache Valley a group of students at Utah State University has been getting the jump on everyone else. Under the direction of sculpture Professor Ryoichi Suzuki, Jessyka Barton, Jenna Coffin, Richard Bland...

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It's Official (almost): Utah has state art

It’s Official (almost): Utah has state art

A report from Utah’s 2017 legislative session You probably know Utah has a state bird (seagull) and a state flower (sego lily), but did you know there’s also a state rock (coal), a state fossil (Allosaurus) and not one but two state vegetables — a historic one (the sugar beet), and a current one, the...

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Alisa Petersen named Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

Alisa Petersen named Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

Southern Utah University’s Alisa Petersen has been named the 2016 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the Utah Art Education Association (UAEA). She was nominated by her students and K-12 teachers across the state for her dedication to increasing the presence of art in elementary education. Petersen is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed...

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What's New: For Anne Albaugh it's all about staying positive

What’s New: For Anne Albaugh it’s all about staying positive

Anne Albaugh says she feels like she’s rereading The Lord of the Rings in this new year: “Awful things to come,” she tells us. “Snap out of it! That is my focus . . . snap out of it! Don’t go away quietly . . . protest loudly and often. Fight back. Get busy.” She...

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Jann Haworth is taking her Work in Progress Mural to Washington to Protest Trump, and other MiXeD MeDiA

Jann Haworth is taking her Work in Progress Mural to Washington to Protest Trump, and other MiXeD MeDiA

As the Deseret News reported earlier this month, Jann Haworth has morphed the murals from her Work in Progress project into banners that she and others will hold during the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. Read the article here. You can listen to our podcast interview with Haworth on Work in Progress here....

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What's New: Teaching, documentaries and community activism for Nathan Florence

What’s New: Teaching, documentaries and community activism for Nathan Florence

Nathan Florence loved to draw as a kid in Denver and Salt Lake City, but after dreaming of being a rock star (his father had a stash of Buddy Holly and Beatles records), a reconstructive surgeon (thanks to PBS), and an architect, he wound up studying engineering (thinking to be an industrial designer), then took...

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What's New: For David Maestas 2017 is about mystery

What’s New: For David Maestas 2017 is about mystery

Born in Chama, New Mexico, David Maestas had an unhappy experience studying painting and drawing at the University of Utah where he felt criticized rather than encouraged, but went on to explore abstract art and develop his own style in that genre. He has done well over numerous years at the Park City Kimball Arts...

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What's New: For Jacqui Larsen, 2017 is about collections and poetry

What’s New: For Jacqui Larsen, 2017 is about collections and poetry

Painter and mixed-media artist Jacqui Larsen has received two Utah Visual Arts Fellowships (1996 and 2006), and an artist’s residency fellowship from The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota.  Recently, her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, as well as on the covers of three University of Tampa poetry collections by her husband, Lance...

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What's New: Giving up glass, says Willy Littig for 2017

What’s New: Giving up glass, says Willy Littig for 2017

In October, 2016, Willy Littig finished walking the Camino in Spain, with wife Pamela Grubaugh-Littig, and celebrated his birthday both there and again later in Salt Lake City with a bash for friends at Mestizo Gallery (to which this writer was not invited, ahem!). We heard it was swell. In 2014-15, the couple gave away...

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What's New: Cartoons and Computers for Denis Phillips in 2017

What’s New: Cartoons and Computers for Denis Phillips in 2017

Denis Phillips, co-owner of Salt Lake City’s Phillips Gallery and a prolific artist who paints most anything seen and unseen —  “I like the change,” he once said of his genre switches. “It keeps things from getting too routine… — drew us this cartoon in response to our query about what he might be up...

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What's New: the future is about the past for Susan Makov in 2017

What’s New: the future is about the past for Susan Makov in 2017

Known for her books and broadsides as owner of Green Cat Press, Susan Makov holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, New York; an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a diploma from Brighton University in the UK. She taught art at Weber State University from 1977-2015, and since then has...

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