Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Side by Side, Partnered Artists Exemplify One of Art Access’ Most Successful Programs

“Scruples,” a mixed-media collaboration by mid-career artist Namon Bills and promising neophyte Tyler Pierce, demonstrates the possibility that two very different artists, working side by side, can produce a coherent work of art. Appropriately enough, its design might be described as a Rococo Yin-and-Yang: a rectangle divided by […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

“A Promise to Nature Around a Monument to the Way We Were” in Downy Doxey-Marshall and Heidi Moller-Somsen’s Collaborative Exhibit

We’ve come a long way from the days when abstract expressionist Ad Reinhardt, famous for justifying his paintings in witty cartoons, explained that a sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at one of those paintings. The popular admission of women artists to […]

Literary Arts | READ LOCAL First

Vince Font’s “Dear Carlitos”

Do you remember that thing you used to do when we were kids? The thing with the turtles. When we lived in the old house by the creek, sometimes in summer it would rain so hard that it would flood, turning the backyard into our very own specimen pond. There were frogs of all sizes, earthworms thick as rope, salamanders slick as snot, and water bugs and crayfish everywhere. But they didn’t hold your interest. Not like the turtles did.

Book Awards | Book Reviews | Literary Arts

Patrick Madden’s Impressive, Vital Collection of Essays Wins the 15 Bytes Book Award for Creative Nonfiction

Brigham Young University professor Patrick Madden has won the 15 Bytes Book Award for Creative Nonfiction for his collection of essays. Published by the University of Nebraska Press, Disparates confirms Madden’s reputation as an essayist of great humor, vitality and range. In one of the essays collected here, […]