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Fidalis Buehler: A search for identity in life and art

Fidalis Buehler: A search for identity in life and art

Identity is a tricky thing. It’s hard to know anymore if we are supposed to proudly declare our differences or attempt to blend them seamlessly into the larger tapestry; be aware of color, gender, ethnicity, or blind to it. The task is made more difficult for the hyphenated among us,...

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Breaking Ground: Innovations with clay at the Kimball Art Center

Breaking Ground: Innovations with clay at the Kimball Art Center

Curated by Nancy Stoaks, this is the first exhibition at the Kimball comprised solely of ceramics, and it has a refreshing take on presentation. Each of the artists has worked within their own style, creating a show that is a unique blend of innovation, creativity, and personality. Groundbreaking: Innovations In...

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Between Force and Fragility: Lydia Okumura and the gendered nuances of Minimalist sculpture

Between Force and Fragility: Lydia Okumura and the gendered nuances of Minimalist sculpture

Lydia Okumura’s Situations, now on view at Weber State University’s Shaw Gallery, is a breathtaking exhibition that concentrates the artist’s 50-plus-year career in modest but powerful form. In her first exhibition west of the Mississippi, Situations debuts a remarkable assortment of sculptures and works on paper from throughout the artist’s...

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A Love Letter From Death to Decay: Naomi Marine's drawings and soft sculptures at Finch Lane Gallery

A Love Letter From Death to Decay: Naomi Marine’s drawings and soft sculptures at Finch Lane Gallery

If you reached into your refrigerator and pulled out a carton of plump strawberries, only to find they’re covered in fuzzy, circular patches of fungus, you’d grimace and throw them away, right? You’d hardly examine the tiny, flowering patterns of decay and growth. But fascination with such microscopic details, which...

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Clubhouse: Not just for ladies or literature anymore

Clubhouse: Not just for ladies or literature anymore

Once a stuffy place for plays, recitals and lectures, Salt Lake City’s Ladies Literary Club recently has become a stylish place for plays, recitals and lectures. Purchased about a year ago by a young and very hip couple who renamed it Clubhouse (to honor its previous incarnation),  the 1913 building...

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Miriam Gileadi's Mr. Blue

Miriam Gileadi’s Mr. Blue

An ambitious new project by Utah Valley University graduate Miriam Gileadi presented its debut offering this past weekend, utilizing the bare-bones stage of Sugar Space Arts Warehouse for an intimate introduction with Mr. Blue. Performed by its architect and seven other dancers, the one-act work was the product of an award granted by the Body...

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Splitting Mind: Annie Poon explores bipolar disorder through her stop-action film Split House

Splitting Mind: Annie Poon explores bipolar disorder through her stop-action film Split House

Annie Poon’s short film The Split House depicts and reconciles her personal struggle with bipolar disorder. The title comes both from the separated emotional nature that Poon experienced in the treatment of her condition, and the location of Split, Croatia, where she served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....

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Pay Attention: Conor Provenzano's Focused Life to screen at The Clubhouse

Pay Attention: Conor Provenzano’s Focused Life to screen at The Clubhouse

You always hear about the big players at the Oscars, but we hardly ever pay attention to the little guys. One of Utah’s own shared the screen credits on an important feature-length documentary winner at the 2015 Academy Awards, Citizenfour. (Directed by Laura Poitras, it stars Edward Snowden and deals with the NSA spying scandal.)...

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Alisa Petersen named Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

Alisa Petersen named Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

Southern Utah University’s Alisa Petersen has been named the 2016 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the Utah Art Education Association (UAEA). She was nominated by her students and K-12 teachers across the state for her dedication to increasing the presence of art in elementary education. Petersen is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed...

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An Obituary for our Time: Scott Abbott’s Immortal for Quite Some Time

An Obituary for our Time: Scott Abbott’s Immortal for Quite Some Time

Reviewed by Brooke Williams The first thing I read on opening Scott Abbott’s Immortal for Quite Some Time was that “This is not a memoir.” I agree. This book is, in my opinion, the world’s most perfect obituary. I’ve been reading them in the newspaper since my mother’s death in 1994, when I realized that...

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An Aging Artist Village? Sage Hill Partners proposes studio space with the amenities of home

An Aging Artist Village? Sage Hill Partners proposes studio space with the amenities of home

People of a certain age start to think about how and where, and with whom, they want to live out the rest of their days. How long can I live at home without help? If I downsize, how can I continue to make art? What if I don’t want to live with or near my...

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Plan B's Hildegard portrays a mid-millenium rockstar of the Catholic church

Plan B’s Hildegard portrays a mid-millenium rockstar of the Catholic church

Thank you, Plan-B, for a truly wonderful evening of theater. Really, Virtue couldn’t have been more enjoyable – practically perfect in every way: Playwright Tim Slover’s excellent script; Jerry Rapier’s direction of a superb cast; Thomas George’s striking set; the excellent sound design by Cheryl Cluff. This is a fantastic production. Question is how to...

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Dollhouse, a multi-level performance that looks at what to do and not do in old houses

Dollhouse, a multi-level performance that looks at what to do and not do in old houses

Gretchen Huff and Marissa Mooney both hold dual degrees in modern dance and gender studies from the University of Utah. Together they produced Dollhouse this past weekend, exploring themes of womanhood and femininity in and amongst the rooms of a historic home in the Avenues. Huff and Mooney, also the show’s main performers, led audiences...

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Ririe-Woodbury's Winter Season bring an eclectic but cohesive evening of dance to Capitol Theatre

Ririe-Woodbury’s Winter Season bring an eclectic but cohesive evening of dance to Capitol Theatre

Ririe-Woodbury recently performed its Winter Season at the Capitol Theatre, just a few blocks from the Rose Wagner (RW’s rehearsal residence and where they most often perform). The evening included four separate works that dually complemented and contrasted one another, all curated like a well-balanced meal, including vintage and contemporary portions as well as environmental...

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Authentic Fabrication: The Life in Art of John O'Connell

Authentic Fabrication: The Life in Art of John O’Connell

John O’Connell’s new work fascinates on several levels: they are abstracted 3-D compositions with spare painted portions that beg for lots of time to absorb. Mark-making and writing are there but mostly obscured beyond recognition; inexplicable cuts are evident in the surfaces of the structures, some modular sections are almost sled-like in construction, others squared...

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From the Eyes of a Child: Brian McCarty's WAR-TOYS at the Woodbury Museum of Art

From the Eyes of a Child: Brian McCarty’s WAR-TOYS at the Woodbury Museum of Art

No one is as greatly affected by the violence of war as children. The most vulnerable population, children absorb the physical, emotional and psychological traumas of war in unique ways. Brian McCarty’s exhibit WAR-TOYS: Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip, at the Woodbury Art Museum through March 16th, approaches this phenomenon from its own unique...

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Avant Raw: Christian Asplund creates a home for experimental music in Provo

Avant Raw: Christian Asplund creates a home for experimental music in Provo

“When I was a student, the feeling was composers were super nerdy, academic, and kind of out of it,” says Christian Asplund. “Composers were the pocket protector guys.”  Asplund didn’t see himself in that vein, but he knew he wanted to write and perform music since grade school. Growing up in Kingston, Ontario, Asplund learned...

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