Salt Lake City artist Ruby Chacon was recently honored as a Hispanic Artist at the Hispanic Heritage Gala Awards, held at Distinctive Catering this past weekend. The awards honor successful hispanics in the community who also serve as role models. Chacon, a Utah Native, recently completed a mural for Catholic Community Services in Salt Lake City (see here). A profile of the artist can be found in our July 2002 edition and her work can be viewed online at www.rubychacon.com
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.