Gay Cookson has been appointed the new Director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Cookson previously served as the senior director of development for the University of Utah College of Fine Arts, which includes the University’s four professional arts and cultural affiliates: Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah […]
Regular readers of 15 Bytes don’t need to be told what an important figure Shawn Rossiter is in Utah. His dedication to this magazine alone is a testament to his passion for Utah’s artists and the work they create. When you don’t see him surveying the latest exhibit […]
11/11 Artists hard at work for Macy’s Candy Windows unveiling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865641212/Artists-hard-at-work-for-Macys-Candy-Windows-unveiling.html?pg=all 11/12 Recognizing SLC’s public art gems http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2015/11/12/recognizing-slcs-public-art-gems/ 11/12 LDS Church History Museum’s 10th International Art Competition shares perspective of Jesus Christ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865641247/LDS-Church-History-Museums-10th-International-Art-Competition-shares-perspectives-of-Jesus-Christ.html 11/12 More than just a piece of glass: Red Butte Gardens displays glasswork exhibit http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2015/11/12/more-than-just-a-piece-of-glass-red-butte-gardens-displays-glasswork-exhibit/ […]
NOVA Chamber Music Series & Utah Symphony | Andrew Norman Premieres | Concert review by Gregory Walz In three days, two of Utah’s premiere classical music organizations collaborated in Salt Lake City in a way that will continue on four additional weekends for the 2015-2016 concert season. Both entities premiered compositions by a living composer – […]
Scene 1 Board Member #1: It’s fundraising time again . . . Board Member #2: We should order some coffee mugs. Board Member #3: And tote bags. Board Member #4: Should we go with red this time, or do we still like white? Staff #1 (mumbling): We don’t […]
Westminster Concert Series | An Evening of Gabriel Fauré | Vieve Gore Concert Hall | Monday, October 26, 2015 | Concert review by Gregory Walz Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was a masterful French composer, and is best known for his languidly vigorous and consoling choral Requiem — likely his most performed composition. His chamber music […]
Commissioned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 2016 formation of the National Park Service, the book is a joy to peruse. At a whopping 288 pages, this coffee-table-size tome brings the Grand Teton Range and Jackson Hole area to life in two dimensions. From “Trappers and Traders” to more contemporary works (by Poor Yorick’s Brad Slaugh, for one) it includes more than 375 paintings, drawings and photographs of the Tetons landscape and its wildlife covering over 200 years.
SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes […]
Pozdnyshev did it in the conservatory with a knife. We learn that much early on in “The Kreutzer Sonata,” Eric Samuelsen’s world-premiere one-act play, a superb adaptation (and condensation) of Tolstoy’s 1889 novella about murder and madness. Combined with a spellbinding performance of much of Beethoven’s Violin […]
In this week’s New Yorker, a cartoon . . . or, rather (ahem) a “drawing,” shows two people at a cocktail party, one of whom is saying to the other, “We do a lot of amazing work bringing the arts to people who don’t want the arts.” Fine […]
As World War II passes from living memory to documented history, the struggle to keep the devastating conflict vivid in the public imagination is urgent. This call is answered in the exhibit Remembered Light, on display October 14th-17th at the Salt Palace, in conjunction with the Parliament of the World Religions Conference. The exhibit is comprised of pieces inspired by the stained-glass fragments and memories of World War II veteran, Frank McDonald (1908-2002).
NOVA Chamber Music Series has always taken their programming seriously. They curate their concerts to bring a unique and artistic experience to their audiences. This also goes for their Gallery Series. NOVA’s regular season consists of six concerts at the beautiful Libby Gardner Concert Hall that seats over 600 […]