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Artist Profile: John Vehar

Artist Profile: John Vehar

One of John Vehar’s most characteristic images, and consequently one of his best, is “Bison,” which can be seen currently at his solo show at Modern West Fine Art.  The strength of the image is in the balance the artist strikes between raw, coarse, brushwork, and what ultimately comes across...

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Collective Experience at Rio Gallery

Collective Experience at Rio Gallery

Collective Experience, the group exhibition showing at Rio Gallery through April, draws its inspiration from Eno’s term for something he called an ”ecology of talent.“ He envisioned bringing together creative individuals who together would form a scene, or locus of creativity. Instead of a lonely genius, he proposed a ”Scenius”...

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Ties That Bind: Discussing CUAC's Utah Ties Exhibit

Ties That Bind: Discussing CUAC’s Utah Ties Exhibit

by Laura Hurtado As with all juried shows, this year’s annual Utah Ties exhibition is an inconsistent mixed bag —some works evoke the grotesque and the abject, while others are quietly beautiful and even majestic.  As a collective, the show includes a select number of truly remarkable pieces here and...

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Utah Symphony Presents "Peter and the Wolf"

Utah Symphony Presents “Peter and the Wolf”

The Utah Symphony has brilliantly branded what they do as “classically charged.” They want you to see what they do as energetic, exciting, and new. But sometimes symphonic music is charged with being either boring (when it comes to the old, fuddy duddy stuff), or inaccessible (when it comes to new music that has no...

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Larry Elsner

Larry Elsner

“As a sculptor, my concern is for form,” Larry Elsner wrote in 1977, “a maddening search for the unity of space and mass.” An Idaho native and longtime Utah State University professor, Elsner would always choose form over function, regardless of the medium in which he was working: bronze, clay, metal, stone, plaster, or wood....

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Abe McCowan at Saltgrass Printmakers

Abe McCowan at Saltgrass Printmakers

If the data that emerge from the surface detail of McCowan’s plants look familiar, that doesn’t mean they are meant to be translated, or must be in order to enjoy them. It’s enough that they draw the viewer’s imagination into the vegetable world. One onlooker commented that the roots of one plant, drawn in the...

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Church vs. State at UMOCA

Church vs. State at UMOCA

Utah is often spoken of as a cultural monolith, even a theocracy, where church and state are inexorably intertwined. While recent legislation reminds us of the enormous sway the hierarchy of the LDS church does exert over state politics, it should not be forgotten that there has also existed a dynamic tension between church and...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Cedar City-based poet Danielle Beazer Dubrasky...

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Curtis Olson's Mandalas

Curtis Olson’s Mandalas

When you view Curtis Olson’s newest work, up this month at Park City’s JGO Gallery, you’re likely to sense something familiar: some of the pieces may remind you of the spirograph kits and t-shirt designs of your youth (if you are of a certain age), while in others you may recognize references to “sacred geometry”...

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Plein Air Pair: Antonin Passemard and Anastasia Dukhanina

Plein Air Pair: Antonin Passemard and Anastasia Dukhanina

Those who are under the impression that plein air painting is a practice of subject and technique exclusive to the western United States may experience a reality check this month upon visiting Slusser Gallery, where for the March Gallery Stroll the work of owner Mark Slusser will be featured along with those of plein air...

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Becoming The Thing You've Killed: Jacob Paul's "Song of Ilan"

Becoming The Thing You’ve Killed: Jacob Paul’s “Song of Ilan”

Called a “dizzying, rhapsodic, and thrilling book that challenges readers to think about how we live, love, and die,” A Song of Ilan is author Jacob Paul’s second novel. His first, Sara/Sarah (Ig Publishing, 2010), told the story of a Jewish woman who, after her parents are killed in a suicide bombing in Israel, takes her inheritance and...

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Visual Arts Fellowships Announced

Visual Arts Fellowships Announced

  Utah Division of Arts & Museums announced Tuesday the award of its two $10,000 Fellowships for Visual Arts Excellence for 2015 to Daniel Everett and Hyunmee Lee. Everett is an artist working across a broad range of media including photography, video, sculpture and installation and is assistant professor of New Genres at BYU. He...

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Municipal Ballet at the State Room

Municipal Ballet at the State Room

by Mary Lyn Graves   Before the final performance of Municipal Ballet Co.’s “Oh Yeah! A Rock ‘n’ Roll Ballet,” Sarah Longoria, the company’s director, ended her curtain speech by sincerely thanking the uncommonly boisterous and large audience for taking a chance on ballet.  The challenge of getting the general public excited about performances is...

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Denis Phillips

Denis Phillips

Denis Phillips is every sort of artist: he flows comfortably between abstraction and realism, moves easily from the Renaissance of restoration work and making frames to the Space Age of creating his own computer-generated prints and synthesizer music.  “I like the change,” he once told me of his genre switches. “It keeps things from getting...

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A Measure of Salt at the Granary Art Center

A Measure of Salt at the Granary Art Center

“It is fascinating to move with these artists through their exploration of salt, and of the lake. The space is reverent, but also, when you get closer, irreverent. There is an exploration of the molecular structure of salt, as well as the vast, sweeping landscape of the lake. There is time, both the present moment,...

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