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Claudia Sisemore

Claudia Sisemore

Teacher, artist and filmmaker Claudia Sisemore was “hot stuff” when she was 21, says Layne Meacham of his former Hillside Junior High teacher. “All the guys would talk about her and her silver Jag XKE,” the Salt Lake City artist recalls. Local artist Trent Thursby Alvey, then an 8th-grade creative-writing...

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The Cost of Anything at Alice Gallery

The Cost of Anything at Alice Gallery

Yes, all these works existed, and had probably been shown independently, but then their makers agreed to remake them: to transform art into meta-art, moving them one step up the ladder of allegory (meta=beyond), making them self-referential as well. They agreed, in response to an assertion by Henry David Thoreau...

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There is a Hunger: The Relentless Jeff Metcalf

There is a Hunger: The Relentless Jeff Metcalf

Jeff Metcalf is fresh off a trip to Bermuda when we sit down for an interview in mid-May. He is tanned and claims to have put on a few extra pounds from “island drinks and island food.” He has also just returned from an appointment at Huntsman Cancer Institute where...

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Shawn Porter and Ron Russon at the Co-Lab

Shawn Porter and Ron Russon at the Co-Lab

Shawn Porter and Ron Russon were childhood friends who grew up in Lehi, Utah, and though both have become professional artists — Porter an installation artist, Russon a painter — they had never worked together until we brought them together for Artists of Utah’s May co-lab. In this video interview...

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Untamed Rebellion: The Custom Car Art of Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth

Untamed Rebellion: The Custom Car Art of Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth

America has a way of normalizing rebellion. Beat poets in smoky coffee shops turned into hipster coders in Starbucks; the opt-outs of surf culture were transformed into commercial commodities packaged by Gidget and The Beach Boys; and the body art once reserved for sailors has become a rite of passage...

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Et in Utah Ego at Mestizo

Et in Utah Ego at Mestizo

Utah houses some of the world’s most stunning geological wonders and Mestizo Institute of Culture and Art’s newest exhibition, Et in Utah Ego, acknowledges and challenges these markers of Utah’s local identity. The show, curated by Mestizo’s director Renato Olmedo-González, presents over 100 small photographs taken from locations across the...

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David Dee Fine Arts in Sugarhouse

David Dee Fine Arts in Sugarhouse

In October, 2014, David Dee quietly opened David Dee Fine Arts. True to his personality, the vision for the gallery is understated, deliberate and impeccable. The gallery, small but fine, is not glitzy and has no street presence. But the beauty and brilliance lie within. Carefully curated, the paintings have...

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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 picturesque blank canvas that is...

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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 to build computer-controlled kinetic artworks....

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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 Church?” This is not only...

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Putting the Work in Artwork: Sears Gallery's Kathy Cieslewicz

Putting the Work in Artwork: Sears Gallery’s Kathy Cieslewicz

by Alexa Verdugo Morgan “There’s no artwork without work,” says Kathy Cieslewicz, curator of the Sears Art Museum at Dixie State University (DSU) and a devoted advocate for the advancement of Utah’s arts. “It’s my job, but it’s also my life,” she says. Cieslewicz’s career as an art educator began in the basement of her...

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Art in Education: Carrie Trenholm

Art in Education: Carrie Trenholm

by Andrea Wall When you walk into Professor Carrie Trenholm’s office at Southern Utah University, you cannot help but notice the brightly colored glass and ceramic pieces that adorn her shelves and desk. There is a crisp, creative energy in the air. Carrie is the Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor of Elementary Arts Education at...

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Stephan Kopolwitz's Light Camera Action

Stephan Kopolwitz’s Light Camera Action

Light Camera Action Public art project that combines the old and the new in photography Stephan Kopolwitz’s Light Camera Action, located on the main campus of Salt Lake Community College (State Street and 1700 South in Salt Lake City), blends centuries-old methods for reproducing images with 21st century technologies to create an immersive experience designed...

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15 Bytes Book Awards: Poetry Finalists Announced

15 Bytes Book Awards: Poetry Finalists Announced

Currently in its third year, the 15 Bytes Book Awards is an annual program to celebrate the best Utah books in Fiction, Poetry and Art. This year’s nominees for the 15 Bytes Book Awards are juried by members of the 15 Bytes staff and guest judges. In May, we will be announcing the winners, who...

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Co-Lab presents kinetic sculptures with C:ArtRun

Co-Lab presents kinetic sculptures with C:ArtRun

When looking at art people often like to ask, “What does it mean?” Join Artists of Utah tonight at co-lab’s presentation of C:/Art/Run and you’ll also be asking, “What does it do?” This one-night-only show features collaborative arts/tech projects by students in the CS5789/Art4455 course at the University of Utah. This is a cross-college course taught...

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15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists Announced

15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists Announced

Currently in its third year, the 15 Bytes Book Awards is an annual program to celebrate the best Utah books in Fiction, Poetry and Art. This year’s nominees for the 15 Bytes Book Awards are juried by members of the 15 Bytes staff and guest judges. In May, we will be announcing the winners who...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Kevin Holdsworth

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Kevin Holdsworth

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 writer Kevin Holdsworth who...

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NOVA Chamber Music Series Brings Beethoven and Rihm to Park City

NOVA Chamber Music Series Brings Beethoven and Rihm to Park City

Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle and Principal Symphony Keyboard Jason Hardink have been threading their way through all of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven's ten violin sonatas since the fall of 2013. This is when Utah's NOVA Chamber Music Series began its Gallery Series at Salt Lake City's Art Barn. Now the Series has...

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‘. . . true / false / true . . .’   Claire Wilson and Nancy Vorm present mixed media collages and reliefs at the Dibble Gallery

‘. . . true / false / true . . .’ Claire Wilson and Nancy Vorm present mixed media collages and reliefs at the Dibble Gallery

Other than as categories, art terms like ‘representational’ and ‘realistic’ aren’t very helpful. The weightlessly floating, elongated figures of Byzantine mosaics ‘realistically represented’ the spiritual truth so important to those who lived in the dark age that followed the fall of Rome, that souls and eternity mattered more than the here and now . ....

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