UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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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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ArtsForce 2013 and Steven J. Tepper

ArtsForce 2013 and Steven J. Tepper

Did you know that 87% of arts alumni are satisfied with their current job? So says the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP). Here are some other stats from the same source: 70% of all arts alumni (and 60% of undergraduate arts alumni) work within the arts 76% of arts alumni have been self-employed at...

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Gallery Walk and Arts Festival in St. George Area This Weekend

Gallery Walk and Arts Festival in St. George Area This Weekend

Newcomers to the state frequently complain that Spring and Fall are too short, not realizing that we get our fair share of the temperate seasons — it’s just that we sprinkle the seasons throughout the calendar year, a few days here, a few days there. It can mean some fabulously warm days in December or...

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Salt Lake City performs itself, with or without rehearsal

Salt Lake City performs itself, with or without rehearsal

by Samuel Hanson For curator and artist Kristina Lenzi, performance art is the antithesis of artifice. It is, she says,  about “real people doing real things in real time.” She eschews work that smells rehearsed, presenting the kind of “performance art” that makes the presence of the word “performance” feel suspect. As hard as some...

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Pick Up Some Art (and one of our Tees) at Poor Yorick

Pick Up Some Art (and one of our Tees) at Poor Yorick

The Poor Yorick Fall Open Studio returns this weekend with a chance for fun, great art and even our 15 Bytes tee shirts. The event has moved from Friday to Saturday, and Poor Yorick has added a couple extra hours (4-6 pm) before the big party for those looking for a mellower scene. “All you...

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What's A Guerl To Do? Guerrilla Girls at the UMFA

What’s A Guerl To Do? Guerrilla Girls at the UMFA

by Jann Haworth We sat in the front row Rach, Sarah and me…like groupies at a POP concert. We were early and I expected such established celebrities to be late. Twisting round to check if the auditorium was full about five min. before the scheduled start time — I had to refocus on the sound...

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Friends of Utah Western Art in Torrey This Weekend

Friends of Utah Western Art in Torrey This Weekend

Sure, the weather we’re having, with its frequent shifts in temperature and sudden downpours, can be a bit tricky, but man does it provide some great visuals — the changing shadows, the saturation of local color, the dramatic clouds draping and transforming our cliffs and mountains. This is the type of weather the late Doug...

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Rose Exposed: A Cultural Buffet

Rose Exposed: A Cultural Buffet

So you’re feeling a little adventurous. You want to add a little culture to your life. If you’re thinking visual art, it’s not too hard — or at least not too expensive: around here, galleries, and even most museums, are free (that being said, yes, if you’re new to the whole thing, walking into that...

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Life Under the Horseshoe: Plein Air Painting, Studio Tour and Live Radio in Spring City

Life Under the Horseshoe: Plein Air Painting, Studio Tour and Live Radio in Spring City

For some, Spring City’s annual plein air competition and studio tour marks the end of the summer (it doesn’t hurt that it happens on Labor Day weekend, which despite what the calendar says is the end of summer for most of us). While it’s not the last open air painting event of the season (you’ve...

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