a photo essay by Zoe Rodriguez
Glass artist Dan Cummings has been running Spectrum Studios since 1994. During that time he says he has seen more than 40 artists come and go. In the South Salt Lake space each artist has their own corner where they can work on individual projects, but the majority of the warehouse space is used as a common area. This invites the type of collaboration that makes Spectrum unique. The artists, working in metal, glass, and other materials, can come together to tackle large projects, whether they be an artistic install for a public art space, or a more industrial endeavor, like the giant lens they are working on for a space telescope in Germany. For the oversized project the artists had to build a special kiln.