Salt Lake City artist Pilar Pobil was the subject of one of our earliest artist profiles, which appeared in the May 2002 edition of 15 Bytes. Even then the Mallorca, Spain native was an established fixture in the Utah art scene. Her colorful paintings, held together by a sinuous line, were already in most public and many private collections. Her Art in the Garden event, held annually in June and featuring the work of local artists in the unique setting of her garden, was and still is one of the highlights of the summer for local art lovers. At 86 Pobil is still very active creating new works, and has no plans for an imminent departure, but a group of art enthusiasts who have come to love the unique setting of her home and the impact of her art have decided to get busy now to perpetuate her legacy.
Read about the foundation and its events in the September 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.