Public art at Salt Lake's City Creek with a view of the LDS temple in the background. Photo by Portia Snow.

Public art at Salt Lake's City Creek with a view of the LDS temple in the background. Photo by Portia Snow.

The big news this week is that City Creek, the downtown Salt Lake City development project including a new mall, opens. We’ll be discussing the aesthetics, design and public impact of the project in the pages of 15 Bytes. Glen Warchol at the Salt Lake Tribune is underwhelmed by the public art he sees at City Creek, calling most of it merely decorative.

Seeking art with City Creek Center? You’ll have to leave the hive.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/53684088-81/art-creek-umoca-utah.html.csp

But the construction around the project has created some “accidental” art, which he shares with his readers in a snippet in the spirit of what we’re looking for in our Art Lake City project:

Accidental art at City Creek Center
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/53756053-81/art-accidental-anasazi-center.html.csp

OTHER RECENT MIXED MEDIA ARTICLES

The kids are all right at the Springville Museum.
http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/visual/arts-hot-ticket-the-kids-are-all-right/article_b3f3001a-49ab-5732-b8b3-e7dd4ab1664b.html

John Bell: Postmodern Blues. Artist plays with Celebrity, Post-Modernity
http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-26-15628-john-bell-postmodern-blues.html

Artist/Welder Milton Neeley
http://www.standard.net/slideshows/2012/03/20/artistwelder-milton-neeley

National art show comes to WSU
http://go.standard.net/story/national-art-show-comes-to-wsu