You gotta love summer evenings outside: warm temps, fresh air, listening to music while lying on a blanket with a drink in hand instead of trapped in an uncomfortable seat. And for some reason you can talk to the person next to you without suffering a disapproving glare […]
by Geoff Wichert I’m suspicious of anything calling itself an art festival. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s Pasadena’s world-renowned Pageant of the Masters, with dressed-up volunteers posed in three-dimensional tableaus based on famous paintings, or the local fair, anywhere, at which children get their faces painted while […]
The big event this weekend is the Utah Arts Festival, which opened yesterday with a New Orleans style funeral march (both the down beat and the up beat halves), the beginning of a sculpture made out of 20 tons of sand, and the sounds of James McMurtry. Today […]
We didn’t make it there ourselves but the word on the streets is that on Friday night the UMOCA was hopping. There might be a 15 Bytes bump (see our article on curator Aaron Moulton); but the crowds could have also had something to do with all that […]
The Leonardo’s current exhibition Fantastic Fabrications takes you through a faux history of the early 20th Century, using artifacts, images, and tools from an imagined past. It features Boilerplate and Frank Reade, the creations of husband-wife team Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett. The two artists are currently at […]
Being an informed local citizen means knowing your city: knowing its neighborhoods, its architecture, its natural and its human-made wonders. It makes living in the city a richer experience, and inspires one to become engaged in the public process of creating a city. That’s why this month we […]
Though graffiti artists are almost always outdoors when they work, we usually don’t think of paint cans when we think plein air. Which may explain why when we mentioned a list of plein air events in last week’s blog post we failed to mention the Urban Arts Festival, […]
A look at the upcoming plein air competitions with over $20,000 in prizes, including the Ogden Arts Festival competition, which begins this weekend.
John Cage once said, “Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” Fascination with noise is at the heart of Flinching Eye Collective, a Denver-based performance group that embraces, attacks and […]
New performance venues in Salt Lake, including the Dunce School for the Arts’ 12 Minutes Max series, premiering Sunday, May 20.
If you’ve read this month’s edition of 15 Bytes, you know Local Colors of Utah is now in Sugarhouse. A detail you might have missed in the article is that Sugarhouse now has its own Art Walk, a welcome event since there are far too many art openings […]
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.
This weekend is Clay Arts, Utah’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to feed the homeless. Here’s how it works: Local artists make handcrafted bowls and donate them to the cause. Patrons (that’s you) purchase a bowl for $15. The bowl is filled with soup and a side of bread. […]
Local artist Jorge Rojas brings his Networked Performance Festival to Salt Lake this weekend with Low Lives 4. The two-day festival features live performance-based artworks from around the world that are transmitted over the web and projected in real-time to international venues. The festival was founded in 2009, […]
Ten years ago Poor Yorick Studios held its first Open Studio Event at its downtown Salt Lake location (we introduced our readers to the studios, and its founder Brad Slaugh, in our October 2002 edition of 15 Bytes). In 2006 the Salt Lake location closed and Slaugh moved […]