Daily Bytes

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

Recognized

SUWS Fall Show

The Southern Utah Watercolor Society is holding their "Fall Show" in at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center in Mesquite, Nevada.  Their opening reception was this past Friday night, November 14, at which awards where given for top honors and ribbons were displayed. This juried event featured 26local artists. […]

Mixed Media

Jethro Gillespie

During Salt Lake’s Gallery Stroll, Gavin Sheehan stopped in at Signed and Numbered, where Jethro Gillespie is currently showing his work. The Junior High teacher and new father talks about his paintings and prints and teaching teenagers in public schools. For the interview go to Gavin’s Underground at: http://community.kutv.com/blogs/games/archive/2008/10/21/3542228.aspx 15 Bytes

Mixed Media

Circlegirl

Last week, Gavin Sheehan interviewed Michelle Kurtz, aka Circlegirl, who has been marking her iconic stick figures on found surfaces across Salt Lake City. For the interview go to Gavin’s Underground at: http://community.kutv.com/blogs/games/archive/2008/10/13/3535660.aspx 15 Bytes

Public Issues

Art Platforms

Last week the Salt Lake Tribune’s Julie Checkoway broke the story about the two presidential candidates platforms regarding the arts. As Checkoway reports, "artists and art-related nonprofits generate about $166.2 billion in revenue per year and $12.6 billion in annual taxes." Obama has for a long time hadhe […]