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Lay of the Land:  A Profile of Wayne Geary

Lay of the Land: A Profile of Wayne Geary

Wayne Geary is a big fan of Salt Lake City’s Main Library. He’s a frequent patron, and holds a Friends’ annual membership, which has allowed him to buy hundreds of CDs from the bi-annual library sales a day before most everyone else can. ”That’s when you get the really good...

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John Sproul's Body to Body exhibit brings inexhaustible pleasure to Finch Lane Gallery

John Sproul’s Body to Body exhibit brings inexhaustible pleasure to Finch Lane Gallery

... one of his accomplishments here is to replace the accidental character of those indelible images with a way of reproducing their effects: one he can control and even direct like a flashlight into certain dark areas that tantalized his awareness when he first began to make art,

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A Refreshing Inversion: Lane Twitchell returns to Utah with "eye-popping aides for critical reflection"

A Refreshing Inversion: Lane Twitchell returns to Utah with “eye-popping aides for critical reflection”

Not all inversions are unhealthy or unpleasant. Some are downright intriguing, colorful, and refreshing. Case in point is Lane Twitchell’s artistic Inversion, a fascinating exhibit currently on display in downtown Provo until the end of January. . .

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A Visual Testimony: Neglected during her lifetime, Minerva Teichert's illustrations for the Book of Mormon find a warm embrace from a new generation

A Visual Testimony: Neglected during her lifetime, Minerva Teichert’s illustrations for the Book of Mormon find a warm embrace from a new generation

In A Visual Testimony: Minerva Teichert’s Book of Mormon Paintings, Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art brings these paintings together — with a handful of related works — in an exhibit that celebrates the Mormon modernist’s vibrant talent and begs the question: why did it take so long for...

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Unfinished Analogies: A Profile of Lynn Kilpatrick

Unfinished Analogies: A Profile of Lynn Kilpatrick

A profile of SLC-based writer Lynn Kilpatrick, author of In The House, who will be part of the upcoming READ LOCAL series at Finch Lane Gallery, Thursday, January 12.

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Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery's Epics, Myths and Fables

Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery’s Epics, Myths and Fables

Now on display in Park City, Epics, Myths and Fables transforms Meyer Gallery’s mezzanine into a vision of three-dimensional folklore fantasy. Forty ceramic sculptures emit the curious intellect and imagination of their creators, who range from mid-career to established artists from all over the country. Not only does the exhibition...

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Feminist Reality, Feminist Mystery: Julie J. Nichols' Pigs When They Straddle the Air

Feminist Reality, Feminist Mystery: Julie J. Nichols’ Pigs When They Straddle the Air

Some titles, like Many Things Have Happened Since He Died by Elizabeth Dewberry and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, have made me want to read a novel when I know nothing at all about the author and haven’t read a review. The title itself creates a sort of tension that seems...

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Ragamala Dance Brings Family Ties and a Sacred Earth to Kingsbury Hall

Ragamala Dance Brings Family Ties and a Sacred Earth to Kingsbury Hall

On Saturday at Kingsbury Hall, Utah Presents hosted an evening with Ragamala Dance Company.  Directed by the mother-daughter team Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, the internationally touring company holds a venerable reputation as purveyors of the traditional Indian form, Bharatanatyam.  During a time where the world is brimming over with unrest and antipathy, the evening...

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SALT Contemporary Dance Emergent at the Eccles Theater

SALT Contemporary Dance Emergent at the Eccles Theater

Lehi-based SALT Contemporary Dance, founded in 2013, was the first performing group to reserve space in the new Regent Street Eccles Theater this past weekend (a black—or in the Regent’s case, purple — box). As mentioned by founding artistic director Michelle Nielsen in her pre-performance speech, SALT’s self-professed mission is to present contemporary works by...

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Anna Betbeze Selected for the $15,000 Doctorow Prize

Anna Betbeze Selected for the $15,000 Doctorow Prize

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation have announced the winner of their 2017 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting:  New York-based artist Anna Betbeze. In addition to a $15,000 unrestricted cash award, UMOCA, the permanent steward for the Doctorow Prize, will host a solo exhibition of Betbeze’s...

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A Kind of Deep-Felt Sadness: Andy Hoffmann's "The Edge and End of Water"

A Kind of Deep-Felt Sadness: Andy Hoffmann’s “The Edge and End of Water”

This chapbook documents a trip from Utah to Argentina in three brief chapters, each with a poem, an essay, a photograph, and epigraphs taken from the work of poet Pablo Neruda. The first section, “Punta Norte,” describes a wildlife preserve on the Península Valdés in Argentina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site established for...

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Snapshots of Dance Heginbotham

Snapshots of Dance Heginbotham

Last Friday, Sugar Space Arts Warehouse presented Dance Heginbotham, the company of eponymous New York-based choreographer and former Mark Morris dancer John Heginbotham. While I believe the company typically has more dancing members, Heginbotham brought just two along for the Salt Lake City show: Lindsey Jones and Weaver Rhodes, both graduates from SUNY Purchase. Additionally,...

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Alive as You and Me: Plan-B's One Big Union

Alive as You and Me: Plan-B’s One Big Union

“I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, alive as you and me . . .” And, in fact, I did. One Big Union, a perfectly cast, carefully crafted play about the 1915 death by firing squad of the legendary labor organizer and songwriter (yes, right here in the City of Salt) was presented to...

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Brevitas: Nowell Sing We

Brevitas: Nowell Sing We

Review by David Layton. The 2016 holiday season brings us a new release by Brevitas, a vocal ensemble directed by Matthew D. Nielsen. Nowell Sing We is their second album, and their first dedicated to Christmas repertoire. Nielsen has curated an excellent program, combining familiar favorites with the new and unexpected, focusing on repertoire of the...

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Adopt an Elder at the Navajo Rug Show and Sale, November 11 - 13

Adopt an Elder at the Navajo Rug Show and Sale, November 11 – 13

Admission isn’t much: Five bucks or some cans of food on Saturday and Sunday; even $30 (kids are $10) isn’t bad for the big-deal gala on Friday’s opening night with fancy finger food and a live auction when everything you spend goes to help Navajos 75 years old and up living traditionally to buy food,...

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Maureen O'Hara Ure

Maureen O’Hara Ure

Maureen O’Hara Ure shares her truth, however whimsical, however wrenching, in mixed media on panel. The incident in “The Night of the Fire,” which is part of Love & Work, her fascinating solo show at Phillips Gallery through Nov. 11, actually occurred in 1978, when the timeworn apartment building in which she lived with her...

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Living in an Inmaterial World: Mike Lee's Digital Mirror: Selfie Consciousness at UMOCA

Living in an Inmaterial World: Mike Lee’s Digital Mirror: Selfie Consciousness at UMOCA

Mike Lee, an Artist in Residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, describes himself as a product of two world cultures, having split his childhood between rural Japan and Utah. His work bridges these two separate geographical and cultural regions with reference to an elusive third: the young culture of the Internet realm. In...

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Mapping the Territory: Archipelagoes, Oceans, Americas at BYU's Library

Mapping the Territory: Archipelagoes, Oceans, Americas at BYU’s Library

A year before he went to Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau burned down 300 acres of forest in its vicinity. An accident. During a fishing excursion to nearby Fairhaven Pond, Thoreau’s campfire sparked a grass fire that quickly spread to the surrounding woodlands and almost engulfed the town of Concord, proving that even in escaping...

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The News Is Not All Bad: Downtown Artist Collective opens and Nox returns

The News Is Not All Bad: Downtown Artist Collective opens and Nox returns

We were struck, in an October press release about the “Art in the City” event celebrating the opening of the Thomas S. Monson Center in Salt Lake City (in the former Enos A. Wall Mansion), by one statement — that over the past decade, more than 20 art galleries have shut down for lack of...

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Controlled Chaos: Jimmi Toro mixes paintings, songs & videos at Urban Arts Gallery

Controlled Chaos: Jimmi Toro mixes paintings, songs & videos at Urban Arts Gallery

Jimmi Toro’s fluid line work lays itself gracefully across his paintings. Even in moments of disruption, where the ink spatters or skips, the faces and forms of his creating stare back at us, inviting us into their world. While his work uses a variety of techniques, it is the dripped ink that we might think...

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All the World's a Studio: Mundi Project brings pianos - and now art - to the world

All the World’s a Studio: Mundi Project brings pianos – and now art – to the world

Everybody deserves a piano. Or at least access to one. That’s the basic idea behind Mundi Project, a Utah non-profit which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month with a live music-and-art-making performance at the Visual Art Institute. Founded by Executive Director Hana Janatova, Mundi donates, repairs, and tunes pianos for individual families and public...

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