Daily Bytes

Daily posts on happenings in Utah’s visual arts community.

Daily Bytes | Mixed Media

The Holidays are Here at Macy’s and other MiXeD MeDiA

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/ […]

Daily Bytes | Music

Composers: Wanted Dead or Alive

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 – […]

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Brevity Begets Beauty

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 […]

Book Reviews | Visual Arts

Painters of Grand Teton National Park by Donna L. and James L. Poulton

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.

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World War II in Fragments: The Remembered Light Exhibit’s Take on Loss and Hope

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).