Website Workshop, Defining the Leonardo, and working on Salt Lake’s cultural core.
Heading to downtown Salt Lake for Friday’s Gallery Stroll, we snapped this shot of Uof U Architecture graduate Daniel Lyman installing Sway’d (look close, he’s there), his temporary installation that will occupy the space next to the Capitol Theatre until Ballet West’s new dance center is built. Lyman’s […]
It struck us as odd the first time we saw 15 Bytes used as a reference source (in a Master’s Thesis we came across in the mid naughts); but it really shouldn’t have, since we’ve become the main source for information on Utah art. Now we see references […]
The Revolutionaries:Vanguards of the 1960’s, RDT’s symposium on artistic developments in the 60s, is tonight, September 28, at 7:00 pm in the Rose Wagner’s Black Box Theatre. Join scholars in discussing the revolutionary concepts and controversial art movements that expanded the frontiers of awareness, challenged the status quo, […]
Here’s a list of recent Mixed Media posts – articles on Utah’s visual arts that have appeared in other sources. You’ll know about most of these if you’ve already read this month’s edition of 15 Bytes, but these will give you another view. Library showcases artist’s big, bold […]
A painting by Utah artist Aaron Bushnell made it on to the cover of Southwest Art’s September 2011 edition. His “Carbon Monoxide Icicles” won first place in the magazine’s 21 under 31 feature. You may remember Bushnell from our 35 x 35 exhibit in 2009. You can watch […]
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, a documentary that explores Anselm Kiefer’s city of ruins and art in southern France, is now screening in select cities in the United States.
Yesterday’s post mentioned the Kimball Art Center’s desire to gain public input for their Transformation Project. In nearby Coalville the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board has decided to make public input the deciding factor in a new public art sculpture. They have placed eight sculptures around town […]
A lot of our Mixed Media articles from the past week concern the Park City Arts Festival, a project of the Kimball Art Center (see below). One of the Kimball’s projects that hasn’t yet hit the headlines is their new Transformation Project, a building project announced last week. […]
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.