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Linnie Brown

Linnie Brown

Linnie Brown explores the intersections of opposites, especially the natural and the manufactured. Over the past decade the Lehi artist has watched what was once a semi-rural community turn into a center for urban sprawl complete with busy highways, dense housing developments, factory outlets and office high-rises. I still think...

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Conjuring Couture: Articles of Clothing at the Rio Gallery

Conjuring Couture: Articles of Clothing at the Rio Gallery

There’s a hint of cruelty in the Rio Gallery’s choice to devote August, a month most people spend wearing as little as modesty permits, to the subject of clothing. Among the nine artists here, there are enough heavy garments, long-sleeved shirts, and gloves to bring a suggestible viewer to the...

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West Jordan Mural Controversy

West Jordan Mural Controversy

“This is outrageous,” erupts Chicana artist Ruby Chacon on Facebook about the West Jordan mural set-to. “What are people thinking?!?! Seriously . . . I don’t get this mentality.” Miguel Galaz’s mural project on the side of a West Jordan restaurant stirred up controversy this month, on social media and...

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Yolande Harris at the Woodbury Museum of Art

Yolande Harris at the Woodbury Museum of Art

In Yolande Harris's current exhibit at the Woodbury Museum of Art the artist uses sound, light and installation to upend the senses.

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Montello Foundation Residencies

Montello Foundation Residencies

Minimizing one’s impact on the land is always the dilemma (“any human footprint is a footprint”), yet the foundation’s idea is to go outward from that space. Artists can raise awareness of the environment, and determine how their awareness can be translated into something that can be understood: “As an artist you can protect that...

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Jann Haworth at Modern West Fine Art

Jann Haworth at Modern West Fine Art

The gallery titles this show Round Trip, a reference to life’s having taken Haworth from western America to Britain and back. Aside from the two bracelets and “Jewels and Ring,” a freestanding set of fabric jewels, Haworth, if she chose to follow Cindy Sherman’s example, might well call most of the works “film stills.” ...

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Remembering the Basic Five: How to Avoid the Cartoon Look in Your Paintings

Remembering the Basic Five: How to Avoid the Cartoon Look in Your Paintings

Today’s column is on a subject that I encountered years ago and was recently reminded of — avoiding the cartoon look in a painting. This may seem like a weird thing to write about, but it is a look I happened upon once or twice out in the field as a young painter, and I...

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Summit County Artscape adds public art to the Wasatch Back

Summit County Artscape adds public art to the Wasatch Back

There’s a whirlwind of artistic activity along the Wasatch Back this year: a large metal piece called “Urban Tornado” by Salt Lake City’s Lenka Konopasek has been installed at the Summit County Building in Kimball Junction and Riverton artist Tim Little’s assemblage “Fly Utah” is in front of Coalville City Hall. Both installations are part...

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Shakespeare Festival's Henry IV Part Two

Shakespeare Festival’s Henry IV Part Two

While most fans agree “The Empire Strikes Back” is the best film in the original Star Wars trilogy, few of them would suggest watching the film in isolation. It would be like attending only Part Two of Shakespeare’s trio of plays on Henry V: a middle with no beginning or end. Two years ago the...

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Ring the Bell Until It Cracks: Scott Tsuchitani’s Internment in the Street Gallery at UMOCA

Ring the Bell Until It Cracks: Scott Tsuchitani’s Internment in the Street Gallery at UMOCA

Perhaps the most important question that should be asked of any new work of art is this: So What? A work can do all sorts of things, some of them even unprecedented, but unless doing so serves a purpose, the accomplishment may be no more than a stunt. So what if it brings together elements...

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Brian Lindley: From Custom Cars to Color Country

Brian Lindley: From Custom Cars to Color Country

Though you won’t expect to find the owner of a Harley, custom-finished with devilish skulls, running in similar circles as the owner of a delicately rendered redrock landscape, they both may be getting their art from the same source: Brian Lindley. After a decade working as an airbrush artist for custom car and motorcycle shops,...

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Amadeus: Consuming Envy and Creative Passion at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Amadeus: Consuming Envy and Creative Passion at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Just as one would not wisely attend Shakespeare’s Henry V as a primer for an exam on franco-anglo relations in the 15th-century, do not come to Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, on stage this summer at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, to better understand the life of a favorite classical composer. As has been well documented, Shaffer’s award-winning...

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Scenes from the 2015 Utah Arts Festival

Scenes from the 2015 Utah Arts Festival

by Will Thompson It was terrifically hot, but so were the bands; the fountains were cool, as was the jazz, and the evening air refreshing – if you lasted that long with the sun beating down at this year’s Utah Arts Festival.  Still, artist and gallery owner Karen Horne danced tirelessly with husband Michael Rowley...

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Meyer Gallery Celebrates 50 Years

Meyer Gallery Celebrates 50 Years

by Andrea Wall   When gallery director Susan Meyer tells you Meyer Gallery is celebrating its golden anniversary, it’s hard to believe. Fifty years ago, the ski resort designed to rejuvenate what was a declining mining town was barely a year old, tourists were only beginning to trickle in and rundown wood cabins dotted the...

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Dance at the Utah Arts Festival

Dance at the Utah Arts Festival

In bringing a cross section of performance to a broad public, the Utah Arts Festival fulfills an important role each summer. Dance is often accused of being one of the more insulated art forms, as audiences find difficulty in analyzing nonverbal ideas and, more specifically, doing so at a high ticket price. The Arts Festival...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Stephen Carter

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Stephen Carter

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 Salt Lake City-based essayist, comics writer and editor...

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