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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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A Heavy Reckoning: Henry V in Cedar City Proves the Bard's Relevancy in the 21st Century

A Heavy Reckoning: Henry V in Cedar City Proves the Bard’s Relevancy in the 21st Century

If one felt the need to defend the relevance of Shakespeare in the 21st century, it would be difficult to manufacture better coincidences to do so: on the eve of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s staging of Henry V, a play about public morals and individual responsibility, of the duties owed to the state and those demanded...

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The Marx Brothers Crash a RomCom: Cocoanuts at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Marx Brothers Crash a RomCom: Cocoanuts at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

It became the Marx Brothers’ first feature film, released by Paramount Pictures in 1929, but it began as a Broadway musical in 1925, with book by George S. Kaufman and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Cocoanuts is a musical romantic comedy invaded by vaudeville. Adapted by Mark Bedard and Gregg Coffin, and directed by...

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Weekend Recommends, July 7-10

Weekend Recommends, July 7-10

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, July 7 SLC Oskar & Julia in concert (Acoustic Sauce Rock Duo): at the Sprague Branch Library, Salt Lake City, 7:30 p.m. Free. Who...

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The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

Though 55 years old, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is shiny and new this season. With the dedication Thursday of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, which includes the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, the festival will find a new home in state-of-the-art facilities on a single block of...

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Fiber Art Explores Meaning and Metaphor in "Textures of Life" at Dixie's Sears Museum

Fiber Art Explores Meaning and Metaphor in “Textures of Life” at Dixie’s Sears Museum

  Woven fiber encompasses both the mundane and the most sacred, technique intermingled with ritual. It is one of the most ancient and most common art forms in cultures the world over, yet, perhaps because of its subtlety, is rarely examined in the setting of a contemporary art gallery. Dixie University’s Textures of Life exhibit...

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Fracture Lines: The Beautiful and the Grotesque in Nate Liederbach's Beasts You'll Never See

Fracture Lines: The Beautiful and the Grotesque in Nate Liederbach’s Beasts You’ll Never See

  Nate Liederbach’s collection, Beasts You’ll Never See, begins: When our youngest sister went anorexic at twenty-nine her cheeks sprouted mold-white peach hair, her gums grayed, her auburn mane scraggled dull and spit clumps, yet we couldn’t mention it. A beast? The story is titled, “Daddy Bird.” And from its opening the story sways equal...

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Grasping the Concept and other recent MiXeD MeDiA

Grasping the Concept and other recent MiXeD MeDiA

In a recent article at Park City magazine, Tiffini Porter and Sandra Salvas explore conceptual art with local collectors and museum professionals. http://www.parkcitymag.com/articles/2016/6/1/grasping-the-concept http://www.parkcitymag.com/articles/2016/6/1/grasping-the-concept http://www.parkcitymag.com/articles/2016/6/1/grasping-the-concept

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Matthew Zalkind at the Summer Chamber Workshop

Matthew Zalkind at the Summer Chamber Workshop

The talent of young cellist Matthew Zalkind, who performed a recital on June 29 at Libby Gardner Concert Hall as part of the University of Utah School of Music’s eighth Summer Chamber Music Workshop, comes from equal parts nature and nurture. His father, Larry Zalkind, retired from his position as Principal Trombonist at the end...

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Weekend Recommends June 30-July 4

Weekend Recommends June 30-July 4

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 Spring City Last Chance to see Kaziah Hancock: A Retrospective “She’s known for goats and soldiers,” writes Shawn Rossiter in his profile of this...

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Denise Milan's Mists of the Earth at BYU

Denise Milan’s Mists of the Earth at BYU

    “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” – Joni Mitchell   The idea of paradise is about as slippery as the idea of landscape: no two are exactly alike. They look different to each of us, smell different, imbued with cultural constructs fashioned from our own experiences. No one will have...

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Sheryl Gillilan to resign from Art Access

Sheryl Gillilan to resign from Art Access

Art Access has announced that after 12 years with the organization, Executive Director Sheryl Gillilan will resign on September 30, 2016. She is leaving to pursue new opportunities and challenges in the arts and community service sectors in Salt Lake City. Art Access is seeking a new director who will continue to build the strength...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Anne Vinsel

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Anne Vinsel

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 we feature a poem by Anne Vinsel, first place winner...

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From the Maynard Dixon Camp Out

From the Maynard Dixon Camp Out

The annual weeklong Maynard Dixon Camp Out event in Mount Carmel invites artists from Utah and beyond to exhibit their works in the Maynard Dixon Gallery and participate in the “Wet Paint” sale in the restored Maynard Dixon studio. They can also present workshops, participate in panel discussions and do free demonstrations of their work....

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Terrece Beesley's New Directions

Terrece Beesley’s New Directions

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.– Jim Rohn   “A while ago I found myself in a ‘painting rut,’” says Layton artist Terrece Beesley. Instead of staying in that rut, the artist decided to get experimental with her usual style. “I usually paint large pieces, so this was...

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Weekend Recommends June 23 - 26

Weekend Recommends June 23 – 26

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 23 Salt Lake City Utah Arts Festival, of course, with free admission today only. Otherwise, it’s $12 for adults, $6 for service members...

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