Comings & Goings | Mixed Media | Recognized

Leroy Transfield, Rose Datoc Dall, Mural Artists, SLAC’s Sleeping Giant, UMOCA, Wendy Wischer

9/24 Leroy Transfield and Rose Datoc Dall featured in BYUtv’s Artful
Leroy Transfield expresses his faith through sculpture. Rose Datoc Dall uses her skills as a painter to depict scenes of the Savior.


9/26 KRCL’s Meet Your Maker, a series exploring creativity with local maker featured muralists Miriam Gutierez, Luis Novoa and Alan Ochoa of Roots Art Kollective, and Chris Peterson. Plus, The Globe’s Zane Smith, who writes about the RAK for The Globe and


9/23 City Weekly: SLEEPING GIANT at Salt Lake Acting Company. “Everything symbolizes something,” one character says to another during a secne in Steve Yockey’s Sleeping Giant—and it’s hard not to view that as both a thesis statement, and a bit of a challenge. Throughout the tight 80-minute running time of Yockey’s new play, individual scenes build on one another while initially seeming disconnected, with a mysterious phenomenon providing the bridge between them. Each one of those scenes builds on an approach to religion and groupthink that might be playfully sacrilegious, and deliberately elusive about our need to find meaning in a world that changes faster than we can keep up…”


9/22 Artist discusses human impacts on the natural environment at Snow convocation. “A former Salt Lake Tribune art critic explained his unusual art and expressed his views on how human beings are impacting the natural environment during a Snow College convocation last Thursday Sept. 15.”


9/21 The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been awarded two grants totaling $140,000 from The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and VIA Art Fund | Wagner Foundation. The Museum was awarded a Spring 2022 Grant from the Warhol Foundation to support the exhibition Haimaz, Heimr, Hjem, Heem, Hām, Home, opening in January of 2023. The exhibition will feature work by national and local artists whose work addresses the ongoing housing crisis throughout the nation and, more specifically, Salt Lake City. As a VIA Art Fund | Wagner Foundation Incubator grantee, UMOCA will receive support to further its commitment to its community through fostering experimental practices and advancing critical discourse in contemporary art on a national level.


Wendy Wischer, associate professor of sculpture intermedia at the University of Utah, has been awarded the University’s L. Jackson Newell Fellowship in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. “My artwork has always been inspired by the natural environment and with our increasing global climate crisis, I am compelled to focus on environmental issues; finding pathways, and creating experiences, that translate data into personal meaning and create artwork that moves the viewer poetically,” the artist says. “Through my creative explorations, often in collaboration with scientists, engineers and community collaborators, a wide range of data types are investigated to link nature with technology, science with mythology and personal identity with universal connections, while addressing our current climate crisis in hopes of finding impactful ways to connect people more deeply with the environments they live in and with each other.”

Learn more at Wischer’s public lecture “Intersections of Art and Science”, on Tuesday, October 4, at 6pm in Gardner Commons Room 1900 – Siciliano Auditorium, University of Utah.

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