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Toni Youngblood

Toni Youngblood

An architect who rescues greyhounds retired from racing; an accomplished artist who does paintings of the saxophones she plays; an environmentalist who recycles to an admittedly obsessive extent – Toni Youngblood is an intriguing woman who constantly keeps busy. Though she works in a variety of mediums, encaustic is her...

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Both Sides of the Coin: ARTsySTEM'S exploration of art and science at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Both Sides of the Coin: ARTsySTEM’S exploration of art and science at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Everyone knows that truth does not belong to science alone; it’s just as much a goal of art. Yet how many know that beauty, art’s primary goal, is also crucial to science? The difference lies in emphasis: while artists may seek truth in beauty, scientists seek beauty as an attribute...

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Weaving the Unexpected: Navajo Pictorials from the Lucke Collection at BYU

Weaving the Unexpected: Navajo Pictorials from the Lucke Collection at BYU

Art maintains a remarkable ability to change and augment our perceptions of different cultures and traditions. As a title, “Weaving the Unexpected” anticipates the exhibition’s capacity for redefining what is typically known about this subject. The works contained in this show present remarkable craftsmanship and skill in their own right,...

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Jeff Juhlin at A Gallery

Jeff Juhlin at A Gallery

According to Juhlin the show is called Strata as a way to physically describe the work and imagery in general, the many layers of paint, paper and ink applied on top of one another “in often, but not always, a horizontal, layered configuration.” Metaphorically, “It’s a visual expression of life...

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Levi Jackson's Bushwacker

Levi Jackson’s Bushwacker

The work in Levi Jackson’s Bushwacker exhibition now on display at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has a conflicted and ambivalent view of the West. This is in part due to two distinct and pervasive notions that permeate such depictions. The first is the West as an idealized and...

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Art-Tech Collaborations from the University of Utah

Art-Tech Collaborations from the University of Utah

On April 30, Artists of Utah’s co-lab presented C:ArtRun, a one night pop-up exhibition featuring collaborative art/tech projects by students in the CS5789/Art4455 course at the University of Utah. This is a cross-college course taught by Erik Brunvand and Paul Stout that includes both art students and engineering students working together...

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A Death in the Family: Carys Bray's A Song for Issy Bradley

A Death in the Family: Carys Bray’s A Song for Issy Bradley

There’s a moment in A Song for Issy Bradley, Carys Bray’s luminous first novel (and 15 Bytes Book Award finalist this year), when a teenage Mormon girl named Zippy is asked at a party she’s not supposed to be at, “[I]f you weren’t already a member, would you join the...

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Doug Snow: Printmaker

Doug Snow: Printmaker

  This work on paper is part of a series the Division of Arts & Museums purchased in 1995 entitled “Out of Print.” This series represents 25 of Utah’s finest professional artists (including Snow) using the medium of printmaking. In the early 1990s, master printers Wayne Kimball, Todd Frye and Doug Himes provided an opportunity...

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Ririe Woodbury and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Celebrate "In C" with "53 Rooms"

Ririe Woodbury and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Celebrate “In C” with “53 Rooms”

Terry Riley’s minimalist composition “In C” is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble has performed this piece at the Utah Arts Festival, on KUER’s Radio West, and at BYU. This weekend, they revisit the piece in a collaboration with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. In a new work, choreographed by Daniel Charon,...

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Whitespace Closes, Howa Gallery to Open

Whitespace Closes, Howa Gallery to Open

One gallery has closed in northern Utah, but another is opening. Ogden’s Whitespace Contemporary held its last show March 27 at 2420 Wall Ave., featuring the work of Collin Noortmann Chandler – three artists showing under a single name. After almost two years in operation, Scott Patria announced that the venue for contemporary art in...

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The Art of Losing Someone Who's Still There: Dementia on Exhibit at Art Access

The Art of Losing Someone Who’s Still There: Dementia on Exhibit at Art Access

You’d expect an art show about Alzheimer’s to be dreary, depressing and certainly just for people of an age to be facing the disease. But What’s My Name? at Art Access turns out to be an exhibition that will fascinate most anyone. As executive director Sheryl Gillilan says, “The stories — it’s all about the...

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Duane Linklater at the UMFA

Duane Linklater at the UMFA

Hard to believe we’re at salt 11 already, but here we are, and Duane Linklater, an Omaskêko Cree from Moose Cree First Nation in present-day Northern Ontario, Canada, is the artist at hand. These semi-annual “salt” exhibitions at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing work by emerging artists from around the world, aim to...

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Shawn Rossiter to step down from 15 Bytes (April Fools')

Shawn Rossiter to step down from 15 Bytes (April Fools’)

15 Bytes founder and longtime editor Shawn Rossiter announced today that he’ll be leaving the publication at the end of the summer. “It’s been a great journey and I’ve had a blast being so involved with Utah’s art community, but it’s time to move on and do something new,” Rossiter said from the publication’s office,...

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Dance at Memorial House

Dance at Memorial House

video by Jeremy Bigelow review by Kate Monson A night of dance in a beautiful intimate setting, in this case the Memorial House, really gets my hopes up.  So as I walked through the doors for the recent loveDANCEmore event on March 22 I had one thought on my mind, “please don’t disappoint me.”  I...

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Richter Uzur Duo on BYU Radio's Highway 89

Richter Uzur Duo on BYU Radio’s Highway 89

The 9th Annual Bonneville Chamber Music Festival wrapped up on March 21st. The Richter Uzur Duo kicked it off on March 2. The duo appeared BYU Radio’s Highway 89 earlier this month. The program was kind enough to offer 15 Bytes a video of one of their pieces “Facing East” and an exclusive portion of the...

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The Shared Sacred: A Personal Response to Phyllis Barber's Memoir, "To the Mountain"

The Shared Sacred: A Personal Response to Phyllis Barber’s Memoir, “To the Mountain”

To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit (Quest Books, 2014)) By Phyllis Barber Reviewed by Jake Clayson   Given the chance to read Phyllis Barber’s To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit before I served as a Mormon missionary on the Saddle Lake Indian Reservation in Alberta, Canada, I might have...

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Visual Music: Liberty Blake at Phillips Gallery

Visual Music: Liberty Blake at Phillips Gallery

Liberty Blake makes music with visual art. The UK native turned UT resident blends together pieces of found, salvaged and purchased paper to create works of simplistic profundity. Her current show at Phillips, in which more than 20 new works are displayed in the downstairs Dibble Gallery, are not concerned with a maximum of materiality;...

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The Monitoring Gaze: Panopticon at UMOCA

The Monitoring Gaze: Panopticon at UMOCA

  In a technologically vibrant world, it is increasingly difficult to separate ourselves from our digital appendages, as screens, wires and gadgets serve as tangible reminders of the more complicated, invisible networks that surround us. History demonstrates that episodes of great progress like ours are met with a combination of excitement and fear: while modernity...

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Organic Environments: Paintings by Laura Hope Mason at the City Library Gallery

Organic Environments: Paintings by Laura Hope Mason at the City Library Gallery

It hasn’t been long since Laura Hope Mason graduated from the U of U. This becomes apparent during her opening lecture for her latest show, now up at the Salt Lake City Library, when questions asked by her audience turn into shared recollections of classes taken, particular professors, and the lessons they taught. Then there’s...

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