I just finished reading Strapless by Deborah Davis which is about John Singer Sargent’s painting “Portrait of Madame X” and right now I am reading The Old Man and the Sea and Everyday is an Atheist Holiday by Penn Jillette. I enjoy reading and started a book club last year to rope my friends into spending their evenings talking about books.
I just hung a stipple ink drawing my dad completed of the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Since I was very young, I have known that art would be an important part of my life as I watched my dad work in his “sanctuary,” at his drawing table in the basement. I love having his artwork in my house now. Over my other mantel hangs a WWII era Japanese naval katana which belonged to my fiancé’s grandfather.
Perhaps I am only using this response as a plug for the Arts Council, but I have really grown to love and appreciate the Art Barn and all of the truly amazing programs and services that come out of there. I love going to work in such a neat building and I am very grateful to be a part of the Arts Council.
I am going with Frans Hals. I love 17th century Dutch art and his portraits make me smile. I’m sure that in another life I was an art historian spending my days in dusty old libraries analyzing details of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age.
This is our chance to check in with members of Utah’s art community to see what they’ve been reading, seeing, doing.
Categories: On the Spot
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