Book Reviews | Literary Arts

Lit Journal Speaks Boldly and Uninterrupted: saltfront, Issue No. 5, Spring 2017

Just as visitors and residents find a rich array of amusement in Utah’s wildlife, scenery and outdoor adventures, the literary journal saltfront (Issue 5, 2017) provides readers with an equally diverse and captivating experience. From the redrocks of Zions to the grandiose Rocky Mountains, each entry paints clearly the cacophony […]

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United Colors of Mollison: The World’s Playgrounds at BYU Museum of Art

In the late 1980s and 1990s, what has become known as “politically correct” became culturally ubiquitous. United Colors of Benetton, the Italian-based brand that embraced multiculturalism with its advertising campaigns featuring models from around the world, was at the forefront of this cultural movement, taking risks at a […]

Dance

Molly Heller’s very vary

Molly Heller’s “very vary” was just that: a very varied patchwork. For the duration of the hour-long dance, the cast of six — members of Ririe-Woodbury and freelancers alike — approached Heller’s performatively demanding work with integrity. Papier-mâché animal heads by Gretchen Reynolds lined the back of the […]

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Beginning Acrylic: Susette Gertsch’s Tips and Techniques for learning to paint in acrylic

Susette Billedeaux Gertsch’s new book is both “how-to-do” the basics of painting with acrylics and how-not-to-be-tied-down to the realistic details in nature. It’s refreshing to find a “beginning” painting book that right away gives you permission to be painterly rather than a slave to realism and accurate drawing, […]