Public Issues

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

Public Issues

Back to Work

The return to regular routines for children and adults alike this week marks an unofficial end to summer for most of Utah, including those of us at 15 Bytes. During most of the summer we have taken a break from our hectic routine, both on the blog and […]

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Artists for Corroon

John Sproul hangs one of his pieces at a campaign event for Peter Corroon. Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon has yet to officially launch his campaign for governor (that happens on March 17), but already grassroots “affinity” groups are coming together to help him in his Gubernatorial […]

Trent Alvey dress
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Trent Alvey’s Dress

Someone has decided that the Trustees of Westminster College shouldn’t be looking up Trent Alvey’s dress. That seems like a self-evident, uncontroversial proposition. But the dress is actually a work of art Alvey created in 2007, and has been hanging in the Giovale Library as part of the […]

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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 […]