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Asking "What If . . .": Stacy Phillips and the Creative Life

Asking “What If . . .”: Stacy Phillips and the Creative Life

One of the most annoying questions you can ask an artist is: “How long did this take to make?” Stacy Phillips’ solo exhibit at Trove Gallery, opening Dec. 30, demonstrates the long gestation time it takes to bring creative ideas to life. In fact, it provides a glimpse into the...

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Fun in Public Spaces: Lewis J. Crawford and Phoebe Berrey at the Gallery at Library Square

Fun in Public Spaces: Lewis J. Crawford and Phoebe Berrey at the Gallery at Library Square

The Gallery at Library Square boasts a unique perspective, allowing its audience to peer from its tidy enclosure over the fourth floor railing and into the towering abyss of the library’s atrium. Yet so quick are we to become inured to experience that this once acrophobia-inducing encounter has, for most...

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Movement Matters: Dance in Times of Adversity

Movement Matters: Dance in Times of Adversity

Attending two performances addressing themes of gender, sexuality, race, and power in Salt Lake City over the same weekend in November was disorienting. UMOCA’s When Flesh Becomes Matter: Bodies Unbounded, by choreographer Yasin (Ya-Ya) Fairley, and the University of Utah School of Dance’s Gender/Power, by Maya Ciarrocchi and Kris Grey...

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Painting on Hallowed Ground: A new exhibition and publication explore the landscapes of the Mormon Trail

Painting on Hallowed Ground: A new exhibition and publication explore the landscapes of the Mormon Trail

In a new exhibit and publication from The Church History Museum, John Burton, Josh Clare and Bryan Mark Taylor travel the Mormon Trail with paints in hand.

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Sacred Art for Secular Times: New Work by J. Kirk Richards

Sacred Art for Secular Times: New Work by J. Kirk Richards

At a private event in his Woodland Hills home this past month, J. Kirk Richards unveiled his newest body of art, including 2-D and 3-D work, further establishing his reputation as an impressive artist able to create works that speak both to a local, religious audience as well as to...

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The Anticipation of Seeing Something New: A Review of John Costa’s Refuge

The Anticipation of Seeing Something New: A Review of John Costa’s Refuge

Like all good ekphrastic pieces of art, Costa’s Refuge has layers. Not only does it exist in the past, with the experiences of the original author of the text, but it also exists in the present with the listeners hearing the notes from the soprano, string quartet, and piano, and it will exist in the...

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The 1-5-B, Episode 4: Michael McLane on Bob Dylan, Abcedariums and the Utah Book Festival

The 1-5-B, Episode 4: Michael McLane on Bob Dylan, Abcedariums and the Utah Book Festival

Should Bob Dylan have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature? What form do you choose to write about atomic downwinders? What is the role of local literature in a global marketplace? For episode four of The 1-5-B we sat down with writer, editor and literary program coordinator for the Utah Humanities, Michael McLane, to...

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WOW! What Fun! Sue Martin hangs out with Women Out West

WOW! What Fun! Sue Martin hangs out with Women Out West

I’m not really a plein air painter, but I love to paint outdoors. I mostly avoid those competitive plein air events where artists scramble to produce and frame a landscape painting worthy to display and sell. But I found my comfort level at the annual gathering of WOW – Women Out West, Professional Artists of...

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You've Got Junk: Benny van der Wal's Desert Trashscapes

You’ve Got Junk: Benny van der Wal’s Desert Trashscapes

When Benny van der Wal started collecting junk mail with the beginning of an artistic project in mind, he had no idea that only a year later he would have collected over 55 pounds of waste. Everyone has received ads and coupons that pile in a corner or are thrown away, but few want to...

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Joe Marotta

Joe Marotta

Seemingly a bit lost in the 21st century, Joseph Marotta finds a number of things wrong with now; and particularly with here. His photographs explore the concept of time – the way we experience its passing and how that experience now seems to be accelerating. So when he retires in June from the Department of...

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The 1-5-B, Episode 3: We Accept the Place, A Conversation with Jared Christensen

The 1-5-B, Episode 3: We Accept the Place, A Conversation with Jared Christensen

In The Place Accepts Us, And We Accept the Place, Jared Christensen has assembled the work of Andrew Fillmore, Jamie Harper, Nadia Rea Morales and Denae Shanidiin, with that of his own. All five artists explore Christensen's concept that, at its core, a sense of place comes from the combination of environment and people. ...

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Art in Tremulous Times: Rebecca Livermore and Tom Bettin at Phillips Gallery

Art in Tremulous Times: Rebecca Livermore and Tom Bettin at Phillips Gallery

The dual exhibit of Tom Bettin and Rebecca Livermore, at Phillips Gallery this month, proves that the gallery experience should be an open one, a source of enjoyment for whomever steps inside the gallery door, regardless of educational or demographic background. Basic ideas of abstraction and landscape inform the works of both artists—though they take...

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Utah Literary Award Winners Announced

Utah Literary Award Winners Announced

“It wasn’t easy – all very strong work.” “I am simply blown away with how strong these submissions are – they’ve been a pleasure to read.” “I can’t even tell you how difficult it was to make a final decision.” These are just some of the laudatory remarks from the judges in this year’s Utah Original Writing Competition (UOWC)...

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The 1-5-B, Episode 2: Work in Progress, A Conversation with Jann Haworth

The 1-5-B, Episode 2: Work in Progress, A Conversation with Jann Haworth

Can you name five women artists? What about five women scientists? Mathematicians? Poets? Jann Haworth couldn't, and in her new community-sourced mural project, the creative director of The Leonardo set out to investigate and celebrate the accomplishments of women in our lives. The 28-foot long mural - a work in progress - opens this Friday,...

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Children of the Potato Eaters: Rebecca Campbell at BYU Museum of Art

Children of the Potato Eaters: Rebecca Campbell at BYU Museum of Art

In “Dig,” a large and very colorful landscape in a portrait format, a middle-aged man, lean and strong from a lifetime of hard work, leans forward from the waist, his bare torso so shiny with sweat it reflects the sky above him. As he digs, the passion of his labor is reflected in the stormy...

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A Nuclear Alphabet for Downwinders: Michael McLane's Trace Elements

A Nuclear Alphabet for Downwinders: Michael McLane’s Trace Elements

Michael McLane is the man behind the Utah Book Festival, which this month is bringing authors and book lovers together across the state. But he's also a writer, and in this companion piece to our podcast on Trent Alvey, Amy Brunvand takes a look at McLane's Elik Press publication Trace Elements: Mapping the Great Basin...

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The 1-5-B, Episode 1: Trent Alvey's Atomic Sublime

The 1-5-B, Episode 1: Trent Alvey’s Atomic Sublime

We introduce our new podcast, The 1-5-B, with an interview with Trent Alvey discussing her work in the exhibit Tourists of the New Sublime at The Granary Art Center in Ephraim.

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Identity, Self and Purpose:  A Review of Brian Evenson’s The Warren

Identity, Self and Purpose: A Review of Brian Evenson’s The Warren

Human identity can be said to rely on two things: who we are, and what we do. This being and action gives humans purpose. As a Mormon boy growing up in Utah, the knowledge of my ancestors and faith told me who I was, and what I was supposed to do. Not only was I...

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RDT's Elan

RDT’s Elan

Repertory Dance Theatre’s season opener, Élan, was an eclectic evening of dance which opened with “Handsfree,” a piece commissioned for Britain’s National Youth Orchestra in 2012. The piece tasks performers with creating rhythms by clapping, stamping, singing and beat-boxing, and RDT’s version draws on the talents of both the company dancers and Utah Youth Orchestras,...

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"A Vast, Playful and Sometimes Frightening Place": Readings by Rice and Richardson

“A Vast, Playful and Sometimes Frightening Place”: Readings by Rice and Richardson

Authors Doug Rice and Marc Anthony Richardson will be reading from their new books in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 3rd, at 7 PM at Weller Book Works, 507 Trolley Square. The event is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival and is in partnership with Western Humanities Review where excerpts from both works...

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