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David Maestas

David Maestas

David Maestas doesn’t regard being an artist as a career choice, or something he necessarily initiated at a certain point in his life. It is a way of life, and how life always has been. “I think being an artist is a full-time thing, from the moment you wake up...

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Combining the Visual and the Verbal: The Art(s) of Teresa Jordan

Combining the Visual and the Verbal: The Art(s) of Teresa Jordan

Teresa Jordan not only tells stories with words, but uses her own visual art to enrich the reader’s experience.  In her Field Notes from the Grand Canyon, published in 2000, watercolor sketches and her handwritten notes fill some pages, balanced by type-set essays on other pages. In Field Notes from...

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Billy Schenck at Modern West Fine Art

Billy Schenck at Modern West Fine Art

  “…If you’re looking for scattered sagebrush and majestic skies, carved mesas and stunning sunsets, you’ll find plenty of it here. You’ll also find plenty of heroic figures, usually on horseback, framed by huge cumulus clouds, a trope so frequently employed it seems almost clumsy – until one sees the...

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Francis Zimbeaux: Early Years

Francis Zimbeaux: Early Years

Francis Zimbeaux was a storyteller and a mythmaker, whether in his art or in his life. His paintings frequently explored remembered or imagined landscapes, and were shrouded in a mythic mist, filled with reclining nudes, dancing nymphs and pipe-blowing Pans. His own story has been shrouded in a similar mist,...

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Exploring the Salt Lake City & County Building

Exploring the Salt Lake City & County Building

Alderwood Fine Art’s Tom Alder has been enamored of the Salt Lake City & County Building every since he was a young boy and visited his father in the county Treasurer’s office. In the eighties he took one of the many tours provided by the Utah Heritage Foundation when the...

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Bells in the Belfry: Westminster College's Campanilismo

Bells in the Belfry: Westminster College’s Campanilismo

When Westminster College’s Converse Hall was first completed in 1907, and the bells began chiming, the view from this spot was of a bucolic dirt road, bordered with drainage ditches thick with willows, and surrounded by farmland and orchards. Imagining a future tree-tunnel that would shade the road between 1700...

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Who Do You Love: Anne Albaugh

Who Do You Love: Anne Albaugh

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist living or dead, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month.   Fascinated by storms and the desert, Anne Albaugh tells us: Who Do I Love….I love...

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Who Do You Love: Jeffrey Hale

Who Do You Love: Jeffrey Hale

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist living or dead, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month. Well known for his abstracted portraiture, Jeffrey Hale tells us: “I blend in. I have lived...

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From Myth to Belief: Joseph Ostraff's "Fanongo Kia Hiko"

From Myth to Belief: Joseph Ostraff’s “Fanongo Kia Hiko”

Brigham Young University professor Joseph Ostraff has made many trips to Tonga. This piece, made in response to an experience he had while visiting the island of Foa, was created in 1999 and accessioned into the State of Utah Fine Art Collection in 2002. Ostraff says painting is his way of developing a personal sense...

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Dancers Gotta Dance: Ballet West brings Swan Lake back for 10 days

Dancers Gotta Dance: Ballet West brings Swan Lake back for 10 days

Somewhere a ballet aficcionado is waxing indignant at the idea that a prestigious ballet company should reduce itself to consorting with pop culture icons to gain the notice of an increasingly attention-deficited public. But Ballet West is proudly touting the use of its Swan Lake costumes in  Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” music video —...

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What's New: Ed Bateman

What’s New: Ed Bateman

Noted internationally for his digital imaging artwork and for never knowing what month it is, U. assistant Professor Ed Bateman just now got back to us with the answer to our January question as to what he was up to in 2015. (We have a new query for artists in February – stay tuned ....

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Black North: Jena Schmidt at Finch Lane Gallery

Black North: Jena Schmidt at Finch Lane Gallery

When Jena Schmidt saw ‘Black North’ written inside the lid of her grandfather’s brass compass, the words resonated with her painterly project as though she’d found a fellow explorer. While compass directions have rich associations for us, they don’t really have colors: north is no more black than it is white or green. But on...

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Graham Brown's YOU at the Rose Wagner

Graham Brown’s YOU at the Rose Wagner

YOU, an immersive, interactive dance production choreographed by Graham Brown is running a total of six times at the Rose Wagner Black Box over this last weekend of January.  This performance invites the audience member you, (and me) to enter into the space and play a role in what is taking place. My night started...

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What's New: Jeff Juhlin

What’s New: Jeff Juhlin

Known primarily for his encaustic abstractions inspired, in part, by the landscape of southern Utah, Jeff Juhlin has started 2015 as he has for the past five Januarys — by teaching a couple of encaustic workshops at the Hui Art Center in Maui. “It’s a stunningly beautiful place located in what they call ‘Upcounty’ on...

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What's New: Brian Blackham

What’s New: Brian Blackham

Well known for painting still life compositions of subjects such as a glass of water or a marble, Brian Blackham is pursuing his other love in 2015: “As of late I have been sculpting more than painting,” he says.  “I am trying to take the assembled brush stroke(s) that creates illusion in a painting to...

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What's New: Maureen O'Hara Ure

What’s New: Maureen O’Hara Ure

The delightful and always intriguing work of Maureen O’Hara Ure, where small and mysterious creatures abound, was recently seen in the Faculty Show at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah where she lectures and can also be seen nicely displayed on the second floor of Phillips Gallery, where she long...

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What's New: Pat Bagley

What’s New: Pat Bagley

Author and illustrator of numerous books, unanimously awarded the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning by a panel made up of Garry Trudeau, Jules Feiffer and John Sherffius and long-time journalist for The Salt Lake Tribune, Pat Bagley tells us: “Cartooning was suddenly in the spotlight with the tragic murder of my Charlie Hebdo colleagues and...

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Golden Dance: University of Utah Press Celebrates 50 Years of Ballet West

Golden Dance: University of Utah Press Celebrates 50 Years of Ballet West

With all the golden anniversaries going on in Utah’s art community, one could only imagine with dread the cultural wasteland Salt Lake City must have been in 1960. There was no Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah Symphony or Ballet West, all of which recently celebrated their 50th anniversaries; nor a Phillips Gallery or Repertory Dance Company,...

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