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Degrees of Authenticity: David Brothers' Places and Propositions

Degrees of Authenticity: David Brothers’ Places and Propositions

David Brothers has worn many hats. He has produced, written and acted in radio dramas (most notably The Church of Jayne Mansfield and The New Atomic Age); written, illustrated and published comic books, pamphlets, religious tracts, trading cards and Tijuana bibles; created films and videos—some animated, some feature-length— three of which...

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Alchemical Experiments: Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery

Alchemical Experiments: Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery

Albedo | Nigredo , the collaborative exhibit by Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery, takes an attentive sculptural approach to exploring the mystical way that everyday materials are transformed by artists’ creative processes and the unique environment of gallery space. The gallery creates a space that mimics...

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Reclamation Projects: Carol Berrey and Simon Blundell at the BDAC

Reclamation Projects: Carol Berrey and Simon Blundell at the BDAC

All of us — well, most of us — have become conscientious recyclers, making sure to set aside our plastic bottles and aluminum cans so they can be turned into bicycles, or our cardboard and paper products so they can, well, be turned back into paper and cardboard. But Carol...

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Inspiration in the Familiar: Jacqui and Lance Larsen's Three-Mile Radius at Springville Museum of Art

Inspiration in the Familiar: Jacqui and Lance Larsen’s Three-Mile Radius at Springville Museum of Art

What do a rusty sewer grate,  “Llama Crossing” street sign, rabbit, and a metal screen door have in common? On the surface, not much. Aside from the llama-crossing sign, these are all ordinary things anyone might see in a neighborhood or while out for a drive in the country. Perhaps...

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An Opportunity to Play: Intermezzo Chamber Music

An Opportunity to Play: Intermezzo Chamber Music

The quality programming is definitely what the audiences come back for, but the surprises Intermezzo throws in also endear the audience to the organization. It isn’t uncommon for the musicians to take the stage to play a romantic sonata, but first launch into a short, unexpected contemporary work, with no...

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UMFA's ARTLandish Series: The Greening of Lit

UMFA’s ARTLandish Series: The Greening of Lit

When the Utah Museum of Fine Arts closed its doors January 18th to begin installing a state-of-the-art vapor barrier in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building, many thought its programs might go into hibernation for over a year as well. Not so. An ambitious attempt to continue its outreach, and even revisit how UMFA can...

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Weekend Recommends June 9 - 13

Weekend Recommends June 9 – 13

Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side. Thursday, June 9 Salt Lake City Crowdsourced Comedy Improv: Come see some of Utah’s best comedians make up scenes, characters and songs on the spot,...

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Kaziah Hancock

Kaziah Hancock

She’s known for goats and for soldiers. The first she has raised for years on her ranch south of Manti, where she’s been given the nickname The Goat Woman: she bears the moniker proudly, her affection for the animals going back to an almost mythical origin story, her birth on a remote homestead in northern...

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Downy Doxey-Marshall's kloTH at Alice Gallery

Downy Doxey-Marshall’s kloTH at Alice Gallery

Although our clothing is intensely personal and helps make up individual identities, in her larger works, Doxey-Marshall takes what we often consider to be part of the “everyday” or domestic, and reminds viewers of a richer, charged symbolism. This connects the themes present in Doxey-Marshall’s early works and brings them into the universal, mythic realm…...

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Among the Shadows: Jorge Rojas' Painted Veil at Rio Gallery

Among the Shadows: Jorge Rojas’ Painted Veil at Rio Gallery

Connections between Rojas’s reading of the veil and Shelley’s poem, from which the exhibition takes its name, are stronger in some works than others. But overall the collective body of work is impressive, and even when the reference to the notion of veiling falters or feels contrived, there remains, with the exhibition, something like unto...

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Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell's Listen/Space Brings New Music to the Mountains

Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell’s Listen/Space Brings New Music to the Mountains

The year was 2003. Hundreds of sound designers, composers, and musicians were gathering at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose to network and share ideas on the gaming industry and, specifically, game audio and interactive music. The Game Audio Network Guild was hosting its first annual awards and Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell, MFA...

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Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball at BYU

Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball at BYU

For this reviewer, the highlight of the show is “Grape Crusher Modified” (2015), a collaboration by Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball. One can see the hand of Askin in the humorous figures of grape dancers/crushers, as well as the stylized, twisting pencil on the right side. The orange polka-dot walls, caricatured faces, and vibrant coloring...

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SNaked: The True Story of the Garden of Eden

SNaked: The True Story of the Garden of Eden

The preview performance of SNaked was assuredly like a first kiss — reeling in various exciting directions, sometimes disjointed with a limited scope, but consistently provocative and engaging. Before the lights dimmed, SB Dance artistic and executive director Stephen Brown thanked the audience for offering a preliminary “pucker”—payment for a ticket of the same price...

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Yours if You Want It: John Vehar's Artistic Scavenger Hunts

Yours if You Want It: John Vehar’s Artistic Scavenger Hunts

For the next several months, Salt Lake City artist John Vehar is giving away his work in a series of artistic, single-item scavenger hunts. Karmic, too. “For every dollar I take,” he writes on Facebook, “I’m going to give one back. . . . Every month or two, weather permitting, I’m going to place a...

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2016 15 Bytes Book Awards: Poetry Finalists

2016 15 Bytes Book Awards: Poetry Finalists

The 4th Annual 15 Bytes Book Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Poetry Award. Finalists were determined  by 15 Bytes’ staff and guest judges based on three criteria: Quality of Writing/Artistry Provides Insight into Utah landscape and/or culture and/or author has a connection to Utah (i.e., is or was a Utahn)...

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2016 15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists

2016 15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists

      The 4th Annual 15 Bytes Book Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Fiction Award. Finalists were determined  by 15 Bytes’ staff and guest judges based on three criteria: Quality of Writing/Artistry Provides Insight into Utah landscape and/or culture and/or author has a connection to Utah (i.e., is or...

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Weekend Recommends June 2 - June 5

Weekend Recommends June 2 – June 5

Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side. Thursday, June 2 Rockville “Rockville Bridge Exhibition and Sale”: artist reception and silent auction, Canyon Community Center, Springdale, 6-8 p.m. The art community and other...

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Celine Downen's gather-piece-stitch

Celine Downen’s gather-piece-stitch

The mixed-media installation in the Gittins Gallery at the University of Utah transports you to a place, possibly from your childhood, where there was beauty and magic in the leaves and branches of your own backyard or a secret hideaway in the woods. It reminds you of stories and people and feelings. In “gather-piece-stitch,” Céline...

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Let's Go Back to Rockville: Exhibition Aims to Save Historic Bridge

Let’s Go Back to Rockville: Exhibition Aims to Save Historic Bridge

It isn’t often that a humanmade structure in the shadow of Zion Canyon captures the interest of the art community surrounding Zion National Park, but this month the historic Rockville Bridge has done just that, in the aptly named “Rockville Bridge Exhibition and Sale” June 1-July 11 at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale. The...

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Sinfonia Salt Lake, a Welcome Addition to the Orchestral Music Scene

Sinfonia Salt Lake, a Welcome Addition to the Orchestral Music Scene

Sinfonia Salt Lake, Salt Lake City’s newest professional chamber orchestra, gave its inaugural concert on January 25 and its second on May 16 at the First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City.  There is certainly a place for such an orchestra in the Salt Lake City area’s orchestral music scene, especially from September through June each year....

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