Visual Arts

News Nibbles May 2002

form1Celebrating The Human Form
Fables Fine Art, a gallery begun by artists earlier this year, has organized “Celebrating the Human Form,” a collection of 2D and 3D artwork which interprets the beauty of the human form in all styles. The exhibition opening will be Friday June 21, the same weekend as the Utah Arts Festival, at Fables, located at 60 E. Exchange Place, SLC, UT. For more information call Stephen 435-232-1130, Lynn 801-706-5231 or Dan 801-484-5161.

Alt2002Utah Alternative 2002
Underway at the Wells Fargo Center, 299 S. Main, is “Utah Alternative 2002,” an exhibition of 45 contemporary artists who started their artistic careers in Utah. Some have moved on, but still continue to exhibit in Utah, leaving their mark on the local art scene and continuing to have a following here.

The exhibited artists are progressive in their work, always changing and developing new ideas and approaches to making art. The resulting artworks range from representational to conceptual, often commenting on social and political issues and requiring the interaction and response of the viewer. Alternative art, not largely collected privately and usually found in corporate and museum collections, exists on the outskirts of most commercial galleries and is therefore under represented in the community. The show runs through July 19. For more info, call 322-2428.


Enjoying lunch and a spirited discussion are, clockwise from left Thomas Howard (Kearns), Ondre Pettingill (Springville), Chris Miles (SLC), Mark England (Alpine), Allen Bishop (Granite), Shawn Rossiter (SLC).


On Wednesday April 10, Artists of Utah held the first of a regular series of informal gatherings for artists and art enthusiasts at Lambs Cafe in Salt Lake City. An open invitation was issued in the April edition of 15 BYTES for all interested parties to meet. Most of the individuals involved had never met, but lively discussion soon sprouted up among various groups.

Our second Artists of Utah gathering will be held Wednesday, May 29, at Rio Grande Cafe at 1:00. Everyone is invited to attend. Our gatherings will be announced in each edition of 15 BYTES and can also be found on the AoU Announcements page.

Gallery Stroll Preview-Ogden

Ogden’s Gallery Stroll is held on the first Friday of each month and extends from the Eccles Art Center to Union Station from 6-9 pm.

During the stroll, stop by the Stuck In The Attic Group, at 256 25th Street (just above the Bistro Restaurant). Their featured, artist Cara Koolmees, is showing a collection of her work entitled “Color, Larger than Life.” Koolmees uses color pushed to a more saturated point in her portrayal of people and places. The gallery will be open for a reception during the gallery stroll on June 7.


Legal Answers for Visual Artists

The Utah Arts Council is offering a one-evening workshop on legal issues for visual artists on Tuesday June 11, from 6-8 pm. Tyler B. Ayres, attorney at Quintana and York, will discuss copyright issues, registration, contracts and other various legal issues that concern artists.

Attendees should plan ahead and come prepared with any legal questions you have concerning your artwork. If you have a question you would like addressed in depth, you can email Tyler and he’ll put it in the workshop outline. For more information, you can reach Laura Durham at (801) 533-3582 or

New Arts Center Opens in Ogden

Weber State University will open their beautiful new Kimball Visual Arts Center Friday, May 24. A grand opening reception will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The building will house the university’s visual arts department and periodically play host to local and national exhibits. For more information, call 801-626-7212 or visit



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