Public Issues

Matters of public concern related to Utah’s visual arts community.

Public Issues

Walberg Amendment Fails

While the debt ceiling debate dominated the political news, another piece of legislation, important to the arts community, came to a vote last week. The Walberg Amendment, which would have cut an additional $10.6 million from the NEA on top of the proposed $20 million cut in the […]

Public Issues

Poor Senator Stephenson

  From his recent statements that degrees in the liberal arts are “degrees to nowhere” Utah State Senator Howard Stephenson (R, Draper) appears to be either: 1) disappointed in himself 2) a “liberal” 3) a seer Or possibly all three. Disappointed because his own bachelor’s degree in psychology […]

Public Issues

Corroon vs Herbert

If you’ve been watching the debates in Utah’s gubernatorial election, you’ve probably noticed that discussing the arts is not a priority. Which is why we had Amanda Finlayson sit down with the two candidates to discuss their personal involvement in the arts and how they would support Utah’s […]