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Artist Profile: Darryl Erdmann

Artist Profile: Darryl Erdmann

“I would much rather be drawing at my work bench and conceptually doing artwork and listening to music than probably anything on the planet,” says Darryl Erdmann, former drummer, sign-painter, furniture salesman, gallery owner. Above all, though, he is an artist, one with a full belt of tools to accomplish...

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InCiteful Clay at the Woodbury Art Museums

InCiteful Clay at the Woodbury Art Museums

Probably the oldest known artistic medium, clay sculptures survive in European caves alongside painted animals and mysteriously carved bits of bone and stone. At the same time, as our contemporary artists demonstrate, clay can be as new as any other medium. Its plastic versatility allows it, in sufficiently creative or...

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Matthew Allred: Clinamen at UMOCA

Matthew Allred: Clinamen at UMOCA

. . . Allred’s fascination with the elemental basics of photography has led him to an expansive exploration of time, space and understanding. The tools of his trade allow him to explore universal ideas, to bring the expansive nature of the universe into the four walls of a gallery or...

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In Memoriam: Edie Roberson

In Memoriam: Edie Roberson

In “Tip Top Tours” a vintage bus spurts smoke out of its exhaust as it climbs a hill outside what looks like Capitol Reef. Inside, a host of characters including Mona Lisa and Felix the Cat stretch their heads out the windows, wave flags and snap photographs. It’s a party...

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Lindsay Frei: Borders of Beauty

Lindsay Frei: Borders of Beauty

“I don’t think I’ve come to a resolve,” says Frei about this recent work, and her ongoing exploration of beauty. “But I think I am more comfortable with the idea that I don’t have to be resolved, and that it’s an ambiguous thing.  For a long time I just wanted...

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The Blisses and Black Mountain College

The Blisses and Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design is a comprehensive and comprehensible traveling exhibition about the revolutionary experimental  liberal arts college (1933-57) that continues to be influential in education and the visual, performing and literary arts even though it closed 57 years ago. This absorbing show includes ceramics, textiles, furniture,...

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Poor Yorick Studios

Poor Yorick Studios

Every six months thousands of art lovers fill the halls and studios of South Salt Lake’s Poor Yorick Studios. During the Spring and Fall Equinox Open Studio events there are so many bodies and so much art, you might never actually notice the space that houses the event. Poor Yorick...

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Changing Dance Seasons

Changing Dance Seasons

Salt Lake’s summer dance landscape is slowly shifting; rather than most locals going off contract and skipping town, many community dance artists go “off contract” from full-time teaching positions and use the summer as a space for premiering new work or exploring new contexts for choreography. It’s hardly a new...

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"Tinisima" by Tina Modotti: Too Hot to Handle

“Tinisima” by Tina Modotti: Too Hot to Handle

Artes de México en Utah promotes the appreciation of Mexican art through art exhibits, cultural activities, and educational programs. This summer the non-profit which earlier gave us the art exhibit of Frida Khalo is, again, partnering with the Salt Lake City Public Library through its Amigos y Libros (Friends and books) club to read and...

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2014 15 Bytes Book Awards

2014 15 Bytes Book Awards

We are pleased to announce the 2014 15 Bytes Book Awards. The 15 Bytes Book Awards, currently in its second year, celebrates exceptional books of poetry, fiction and visual art published in the previous calendar year based on each book’s quality/craftsmanship of writing, level of engagement and how it uniquely represents the state of Utah...

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Karen Horne: Night and Day

Karen Horne: Night and Day

 In his 1863 essay “The Painter of Modern Life,” Charles Baudelaire stated that ‘modernity’ required, “above all a man of the world to fulfill. He has every-where sought after the fugitive, fleeting beauty of present-day life, the distinguishing character of that quality which, with the reader’s kind permission, we have called ‘modernity’. Often weird, violent...

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Bikuben at UMOCA

Bikuben at UMOCA

For her inaugural project as associate curator at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), Rebecca Maksym envisioned an exhibition that sheds light on a nationality of immigrants not commonly referenced in American migrational history. Rather than a strictly historical chronology, Maksym preferred to think about migration in conceptual and aesthetic terms. As such, Bikuben,...

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Jared Lindsay Clark and Makia Sharp at CUAC

Jared Lindsay Clark and Makia Sharp at CUAC

 The nature of perception, the artist’s vision and viewer responsiveness is a topic that concerns all of art, in every facet, from every place and time, from every artist, and from every viewer.  From a visitor to a gallery or museum in Salt Lake City to a pedestrian standing in front of a public sculpture...

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Brenda Mallory at Julie Nester

Brenda Mallory at Julie Nester

. . . Mallory’s preferred materials are handmade papers, cloth, wax, fiber, strings, and ink, with which she produces lines and surfaces for them to articulate. Her most characteristic objects are clusters of vessels that aggregate ambiguously on a wall—part natural populations, part fabricated clusters. In much of her earlier work, these often evoked winged...

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ColLABorART 2014

ColLABorART 2014

 You don’t necessarily go into art because you play nice with others: artists are generally solitary creatures, the studio a temple for personal expression. So when we asked seven pairs of artists to come into The Leonardo’s Art Lab to create large-scale collaborative projects during the Utah Arts Festival, we knew it would get exciting....

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Light on the Reef: En Plein Watercolor Adventure in Capitol Reef

Light on the Reef: En Plein Watercolor Adventure in Capitol Reef

“Hardy” is a good adjective to describe plants that grow in our desert environment. The same word describes artists who choose to paint outdoors, en plein air, in heat, wind, snow, cold, pretty much year round. Do I have “the right stuff” to paint along with the hardiest of the Utah Watercolor Society (UWS) plein...

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Cedar City's Gallery Gala

Cedar City’s Gallery Gala

In March of this year ground was broken for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University. Adorned with a tree-lined walkway and sculpture gardens, the center will serve as home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new outdoor theatre as well as its new studio theatre, an artistic/production...

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The Business Side of Films

The Business Side of Films

 . . . If I wanted to accept all financial responsibility—and personal liability—I could simply act on my own in the creation of the film and take all of the risk, clearly establishing the roles of other participants and indemnifying them of any financial responsibility explicitly in their individual contracts. However, I didn’t want to...

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Shakespeare Festival's Sense and Senibility

Shakespeare Festival’s Sense and Senibility

The world premiere of a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is the triumph of this year’s Utah Shakespeare Festival. Under the capable hands of director Joseph Hanreddy, and based on a commissioned text by J.R. Sullivan, this Sense and Sensibility is a delight to watch, as it retains the crisp language and...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Susan Elizabeth Howe

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Susan Elizabeth Howe

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each first Sunday of the 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 poet Susan...

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