Here are a couple of interesting articles that appeared in the state’s major newspaper last week. In her July 24th article The Deseret News’ Carma Wadley tracks Utah’s public art history: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700165734/Public-art-State-funds-dedicated-to-create-works-for-all.html This month’s edition of 15 Bytes will feature an artist profile of Brian Swanson, a sculptor […]
If you hang around Utah’s art community long enough you’ll hear a version of the discussion, “How come Salt Lake’s not like ___________?” Oftentimes the blank is filled by “New York” or “San Francisco;” sometimes by more modest comparisons: Portland, Seattle or Minneapolis. But you’ve probably never heard […]
The Utah Cultural Alliance reports that Kansas has become the first state without an arts agency. Governor Sam Brownback vetoed funding for the Kansas Arts Commission after the legislature voted to fund the commission over his objections. Read the article here. The UCA also reports that the U.S. […]
5/16 Lamplight show highlights beauty in the shadows. http://clippertoday.com/view/full_story/13294316/article-Lamplight-show-highlights-beauty-in-the-shadows?instance=secondary_stories_left_column 5/17 Art exhibit to connect Utahns with our fallen fruits. Don’t be surprised if you’re befuddled on hearing about the Fallen Fruit Collective’s upcoming exhibit at the Salt Lake Art Center. Something deceptively simple-sounding sweeps you into profound artistic […]
5/4 BYU exhibit skirts controversy. Artist sculpts sacred Mormon scriptures and other LDS-themed books into a thought-provoking work. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/51742275-81/books-art-bateman-museum.html.csp 5/4 Ogden spends big to get a ‘significant’ public artwork Ogdenites soon will be able to watch as the city’s most expensive piece of public art is created to […]
The big Utah art news this week is that world-renowned environmental artist Christo is in town. He won’t be wrapping any buildings or hanging fabric across our local landscape, but he will be appearing at the University of Utah Tuesday to speak about his work. The event is […]
Tomorrow on Radio West, host Doug Fabrizio interviews playwright Eric Samuelsen about Borderlands, his new play about coming out in Mormon culture that opens this week at Plan B Theatre. You can listen to the interview at 11 am and 7 pm tomorrow on KUER. You’ll be able […]
Media articles collected by Terrece Beesley include an interview with Ron Russon, Homage at Rio Gallery, Random Acts of Art at Utah Arts Alliance and the Finch Lane Show.
Mixed Media this week includes Amy Caron’s year-long commitment to a wedding dress, what a retired machinist does with his free time and copyright battles of Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.
RECENT MIXED MEDIA The Central Utah Art Center has announced the artistsin its annual Utah Ties exhibit, juried this year by Michelle Pobar, the director of Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles. This years artists are: Lesli Biggs, Matthew Choberka, Chris Coy, Vanessa Gromek, Davey Hawkins, Micol Hebron, […]
As we’re busy doing an initial redesign of the 15 Bytes portion of our site, code and art in the digital age have been on our mind. And we’re not the only ones, as we found in these two recently published articles in the national media: In The […]
Design competition injects art into empty lot: The winner of an innovative public art competition will fill an empty lot in the heart of Salt Lake City with a temporary field of composite rods, which will sway in the wind like tall grass or aspens.http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/51036669-81/art-competition-lake-salt.html.csp The new […]