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David Wolske: Artist Profile

David Wolske: Artist Profile

At a time when “new media” is all the rage, Salt Lake City artist David Wolske uses a centuries-old printing technique that has disappeared from its once-ubiquitous place in the commercial world but which lives on in small studios like Wolske’s and at book art centers like the University of...

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Remembering Topaz: A New Museum and a New Exhibition

Remembering Topaz: A New Museum and a New Exhibition

The Topaz Museum in Delta opens this month with an exhibition of works on paper by artists interned at the camp during World War II.

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An Improvised Beat: Jesse Quebbeman Turley Drums His Way to Composition

An Improvised Beat: Jesse Quebbeman Turley Drums His Way to Composition

You could say Jesse Quebbeman-Turley prefers the improvised life, but likes to play with structure. Like a true jazz musician, he goes with the flow and acts on impulse. He lives his life “as an indie band would.” He’s not interested in being the genius; he takes pleasure in collaborative...

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Don't Read This at the SLC Main Library

Don’t Read This at the SLC Main Library

In Don’t Read This, eight artists attempt to explore incorporating the verbal content of a message into the way it’s presented without allowing text to hijack the image.

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Keeping It Together: Andrew Ballstaedt

Keeping It Together: Andrew Ballstaedt

Ehren Clark puts together the pieces of Andrew Ballstaedt's art, from Klee-inspired houses to friendly monsters and family flags.

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Drawing From the Lake: Hikmet Sidney Loe at Chapman Library

Drawing From the Lake: Hikmet Sidney Loe at Chapman Library

. . . In her work as an academic, Loe has taken numerous individuals and groups, both by land and by air, to visit the lake and its world-famous landmark Spiral Jetty. Her trips to the lake in helicopters provide for the most striking images in her portfolio, three of...

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That Certain Something: Finding a Suitable Subject and Deciding How to Paint It

That Certain Something: Finding a Suitable Subject and Deciding How to Paint It

Scene selection can be a huge advantage or a stumbling block to the advancement of a plein air painter’s work. Often, the problem with a painting is not that an artist can’t paint well enough, but that the choice of subject matter lacks that certain something that will lend itself...

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What's New: Tony Smith

What’s New: Tony Smith

The irrepressible and exceedingly talented Tony Smith needs no introduction to most. A very popular U professor, he retired and wrote the delightful tome “Eff You: (or however we wrote that when we reviewed it so glowingly) Finally a Book About Me.” (Copies still available — try Phillips Gallery.) He tells us: “I’ve got a...

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She is the Hostess: Martha Rasmussen Harding's "Up the Stairs/Down the Stairs"

She is the Hostess: Martha Rasmussen Harding’s “Up the Stairs/Down the Stairs”

This work from the State of Utah’s Fine Art Collection is currently on view at the Utah State Capitol building until March 13th. The work is paint and collage on masonite and paper in the shape of a house and tree. Its odd angles and unique construction make it a little more delicate than a framed...

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What's New: Oonju Chun

What’s New: Oonju Chun

Associated locally with Phillips Gallery and Terzian Galleries in Park City, Oonju Chun has also done a residency at Maynard Dixon’s home in Mt. Carmel. It’s pretty much agreed that this abstract artist, who has painted full-time for about five years on large canvases in a loose, painterly application, is truly on the rise. “I...

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Teresa Jordan's The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off): A Meditation on the Search for Meaning in an Ordinary Life

Teresa Jordan’s The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off): A Meditation on the Search for Meaning in an Ordinary Life

by Lisa Bickmore When, at the beginning of the New Year, the great separation occurs—I’m talking about the separation between the resolution makers and the resolution deniers—you’ll have to count me among the makers. I like the idea of a reassessment, a chance to reflect and set a different course. I was discussing this with...

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What's New: Stefanie Dykes

What’s New: Stefanie Dykes

A co-founder of Saltgrass Printmakers in Sugar House who teaches printmaking and drawing at the U, Stefanie Dykes tells us that she has been learning how to make ceramic bowls and tiles (courtesy of Stacy Phillips) between semesters. The tiles are for Hikmet Loe’s show A Measure of Salt: Contemporary Artists Engaging Great Salt Lake...

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What's New: Joe Ostraff

What’s New: Joe Ostraff

Phillips artist, two-time Utah Arts Council Visual Arts fellow and BYU professor, Joe Ostraff is heading out of state next week to install a project in an exhibition: Affect + Reason at the Institute for Humanities Research at ASU in Tempe. He tells us about “Flash: An installation”: “Considering the turn signals of cars as...

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Contemplations of the Beyond: NOVA Chamber Music Series

Contemplations of the Beyond: NOVA Chamber Music Series

One of our New Year’s resolutions here at 15 Bytes is to re-focus some of our attention on Utah’s music scene. You’ll find a couple of articles in the January edition, out early next week. This weekend NOVA, one of the 15 Bytes underwriters that make our coverage of music in Utah possible, will be...

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What's New: Karen Horne

What’s New: Karen Horne

Karen Horne, gallery owner and well-known painter about town, as well as 2013 winner of the Mayor’s Award in the Visual Arts, says that last year she was focused on expanding her series of Salt Lake cityscapes for her well-received solo retrospective at the Gallery at Library Square titled Night and Day. In 2015, however,...

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Lit New: Bite-size poetry, Sugar House Review and 15 Bytes Book Awards

Lit New: Bite-size poetry, Sugar House Review and 15 Bytes Book Awards

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has begun 2015 with a new installment of their Bite-Size Poetry feature, where they invite  notable Utah poets to read one of their short poems. They’re stylishly produced by TWIG Media Lab and will be produced once a month. The January feature is Rob Carney reading “What Any...

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What's New: John Bell

What’s New: John Bell

John Bell “i am currently returning to painting after a 2 year exploration of various other mediums, mainly the vinyl text based & neon works on museum boards. it was a bit of rough return & i ended up making a monumental mess of several canvases. at some point i realized that i was trying...

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What's New: Randall Lake

What’s New: Randall Lake

Randall Lake’s affinity for the 1900s, combined with his formal European art training and his love for antiques, fine art, his studios in Paris and at the Guthrie in Salt Lake City make him a man who should have been born in another century. While teaching English as a lecturer at the Sorbonne, he heard...

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What's New: Kent Christensen

What’s New: Kent Christensen

Many Utah artists paint deserts; Kent Christensen mostly paints desserts. And 2015 begins with his work showing in four places simultaneously: At London’s gallery Eleven, The Leonardo, the BYU – Harris Fine Arts Center’s 50th anniversary exhibit and Springville’s Spiritual and Religious show. His work also can be seen on Camilla Elphick’s pricey but fun...

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