Every time I see an acrylic print by Kate Jarvik Birch, I wonder why I haven’t already bought a triptych for my office. Her still lifes are eye-popping like old magazine illustrations. They’re often food-based and always turn up my lips.
I’ve been thinking about Colour Maisch’s porcelain pieces ever since I saw them at Current Work in the fall. Not sure why. Maybe because they remind me of a philosopher’s stone (as in the Chinese Gongshi, not as in Harry Potter). I just think I’d like to look at them for a long while. Sculpture isn’t cheap, though (Go big or go home, is how I’m feeling this year), and I don’t really hang with a wealthy crowd, so, here’s what I’m thinking: she’s got a show going up at the Kimball In Park City on December 9. Hang out in their parking lot next week and while she’s loading the pieces in and out …
Since losing a print in Santa Fe seven years ago (a single print by a Russian artist; it disappeared after being left at the foot of a bench, across from an art museum), I always feel a pang of pleasure/sadness/delight when I see a framed print on any wall. There it is, I think, made it to its destination. Where it should be.
If you go to SaltGrass Printmakers (412 South 700 West), you can find one.
If recent weather is any indication, I don’t think we’ll have to dream of a white Christmas. Bing Crosby’s wishes will likely be a reality for Utah residents. While I love the winter wonderland, I have to admit the icy forecast has me dreaming of spring florals. With that being said, what I want for Christmas is some unique floral works by local artists.
Jennifer Rasmusson was just featured in her newest solo exhibition at ‘A’ Gallery in Salt Lake City.
11/26 Sweet Spirits (Hello Sunday – Season 3, Episode 9) featuring Emily Larsen Art historian, curator and collage artist Emily Larsen discusses her struggles with mental health and the importance of art therapy in her life. WATCH THE VIDEO (starts at 9:55) 11/25 SLTRIB: This BYU student’s […]
11/10 SLTRIB: A study found West Valley City to be the least artsy city in America. Is that true? There are people in West Valley City who would like to have a word with those who labeled their town “the least artsy city in America.” West Valley is […]
In October, Salt Lake City’s Public Art Program commissioned local arts and culture writer Bianca Velázquez to write on the “art, legacy, and impact of Ruby Chacón in Salt Lake City’s public art scene.” The city has commissioned Chacón to create several murals, including her Art-in-Transit commission for […]
10/25 Southwest Contemporary: Salt Lake City Bids Farewell to John Sproul’s Beloved Nox Contemporary John Sproul is well known to many in the Utah arts community. A gregarious, if soft-spoken figure, Sproul crafts textured paintings that encase human figures in layers of pigment, inviting a rumination on both […]
10/14 KUER: Nude portraits removed from St. George-owned art gallery after confrontation The City of St. George has taken down work from a Utah Tech University art student in the Electric Theater Center Gallery after a woman publicly criticized the show’s content. On Monday, Oct. 10, UT student Maddison Smith […]
10/4 SLTRIB: Meet the Utah poet long-listed for a national award for her collection on Black pioneerism. Rio Cortez is from Salt Lake City and says growing up as a Black woman, particularly as a teenager, in the state was isolating. 10/4 SLTRIB: Utah Shakespeare Festival sees another […]
9/24 Leroy Transfield and Rose Datoc Dall featured in BYUtv’s Artful Leroy Transfield expresses his faith through sculpture. Rose Datoc Dall uses her skills as a painter to depict scenes of the Savior. WATCH THE VIDEO 9/26 KRCL’s Meet Your Maker, a series exploring creativity with local maker […]
For more than 40 years, the Glendinning mansion on South Temple has been home to the Utah Arts Council/Division of Art and Museums. No more. The division is getting the boot to make way for the expanding complex of their neighbor and boss: the governor. Which means the […]
The Salt Lake Arts Council and the Public Art Program celebrates the newest addition to the City’s public art collection, The Crossing, (unveiled July 26, 2022) with an interview with the artist Jiyoun Lee-Lodge. … What is your favorite medium to work with? Pen and iPad for immediacy […]
loveDANCEmore announces that Arin Lynn will replace Samuel Hanson as editor of the dance publication. “As I leave the position, I would like to thank our talented writers, as well as the artists whose work we’ve catalogued and critiqued in over 250 articles, reviews and digest pieces,” Hanson writes in a press release. “I also want to thank the many photographers who volunteer their time to document dance — both for our publication and for dance companies and independent producers across our state. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to take a look at our virtual exhibition, Through the Eyes of a Dancer, a collaboration with the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. We hope to present this exhibition, which celebrates Utah dance photography, in a gallery show in 2023 or 2024.”
Artists of Utah is excited to announce the launch of a new program, Before Now. In more than one sense, it’s an old program. What we are gathering together under the rubric “Before Now” has existed in various preliminary forms throughout our twenty-year history: most prominently in the […]
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has announced Lisa Bickmore will be Utah’s new Poet Laureate. Established in 1997, the position is “a governor-appointed advocate for literature and the arts throughout the state, who presents in communities, schools, libraries, and public events,” according to the press release. […]
Friday evening, at the Utah Arts Festival in downtown Salt Lake City, seven of the city’s most creative will be heading to the Festival Stage to accept a 2022 Mayor’s Artists Award. Since 1992, the awards have honored artists and art organizations who, according to the city’s press […]