UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
Published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

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Comings & Goings
New Hires: Arts & Museums, Ririe-Woodbury and Salt Lake Magazine

New Hires: Arts & Museums, Ririe-Woodbury and Salt Lake Magazine

On Wednesday, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts announced that after a nationwide search they have selected Lynette Hiskey as the new director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. “Lynnette has the experience to connect with and strengthen arts, museums, and cultural organizations that are key to the local economies of many...

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Shuttered, Shifting and Other Moves in Residency

Shuttered, Shifting and Other Moves in Residency

If you went strolling in Salt Lake last night and instead of checking listings first decided to simply stop by a few of your favorite galleries you may have encountered a surprise or two. For instance, Patrick Moore Gallery in Sugar House was all shuttered up, and the lights were off at Nox Contemporary. No...

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Movement at the BDAC

Movement at the BDAC

To judge by the number of announcements we have received from them this week the Bountiful Davis Art Center’s (BDAC) resolution was to start the New Year with lots of movement. They’ve announced that Sherry Rauch has been elected as the new Chair for the center’s Board of Trustees. She takes over after the resignation of...

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Adam Price to Leave UMOCA

Adam Price to Leave UMOCA

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) announced today that Adam Price, its Executive Director since 2009, will be leaving the museum before the end of the year. Price oversaw the transformation of the institution from the Salt Lake Art Center into the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, a transformation that came with more than...

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Springville Museum announces new director

Springville Museum announces new director

“One man’s loss is another man’s gain,” is the proverb we overheard someone cite at Gallery Stroll tonight. They were referring to changes at the LDS Church History Museum and the Springville Museum of Art. Dr. Rita Wright of Salt Lake is leaving the LDS Church History Museum as its Curator of Art and Artifacts...

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Whitney Tassie: New UMFA Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Whitney Tassie: New UMFA Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) has announced the appointment of Whitney Tassie as the organization’s new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. In her curatorial capacity, Tassie will organize exhibitions of 20th and 21st century art, including the continuation of the UMFA’s salt series of projects highlighting emerging international artists. Tassie will work...

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Kayo Gallery is Moving

Kayo Gallery is Moving

Salt Lake’s Kayo Gallery is moving. Though the move isn’t geographically very big — owner Shilo Jackson will be taking over the space adjacent to hers, recently vacated by Frosty Darling, allowing the former Kayo Gallery to be home to the expanding Green Ant furniture store —  Jackson has still taken on a major project....

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Frances Darger to retire

Frances Darger to retire

If you attend the Utah Symphony Saturday night for the final symphony in Thierry Fischer’s season-long  Beethoven Cycle  (since Fischer is performing them backwards it’s actually Beethoven’s first symphony), you’ll also catch the final performance of violinist Frances Darger. Now 87, Darger has been with the orchestra for the past seventy years, and will hang...

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Art Pillars

Art Pillars

Ruth Lubbers, Nancy Boskoff and Stephanie Harpst to speak at Culture Bytes and Dr. Vern G. Swanson to retire from the Springville Museum of Art.

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A Farewell to Lila Abersold

A Farewell to Lila Abersold

You work somewhere long enough and it starts to seem like home; leaving your desk, your files, and your coworkers feels a little like leaving your bed, your books and your family. After almost 22 years with Utah’s visual arts program, Lila Abersold has decided it’s time to leave her second home at 300 South...

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Comings & Goings: VAI’s New Home, Micol Hebron, and SUU Faculty

Comings & Goings: VAI’s New Home, Micol Hebron, and SUU Faculty

The Visual Art Institute (VAI) is finally able to confirm that they have found a new home. They will be occupying the former Exotica Imports, located at 2901 S. Highland Drive. Earlier this year VAI, which also housed GARFO, was forced to move out of their home of 29 years at the Garfield School when...

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Davey Davis goes to Palestine

Davey Davis goes to Palestine

Local filmmaker Davey Davis is headed to Palestine. Davis has been doing camera work for some of our video interviews (remember the Sam Wilson interview?), and since he’s been manning the 337 Art Truck you’ve probably run into him at one event or another. In January he’ll be going to Palestine for three months as...

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