In 2013, Ruby Chacon was selected by 200 of her peers as one of “Utah’s 15 most influential artists.” The following profile appeared in Utah’s 15: The State’s Most Influential Artists, published by Artists of Utah in 2014. Ruby Chacón, visual artist, writer, community organizer, and co-founder of Mestizo Institute […]
“This is outrageous,” erupts Chicana artist Ruby Chacon on Facebook about the West Jordan mural set-to. “What are people thinking?!?! Seriously . . . I don’t get this mentality.” For those who haven’t followed the probably-only-in-Utah story, widely covered by media, it goes something like this – many […]
Culture has a powerful ability to shape many aspects of personal identity including political, social and familial interactions. Gender also plays a powerful role in this equation. Much has been made about how cultures structure male and female roles, but what happens when this culture is transplanted to […]
Art depicting women engaged in roles as creators, protectors and transmitters of culture through a Chicana feminist lens.
Today, the Salt Lake Tribune reported on the unveiling of “Faces and Voices of Chicano/Latino Leaders,” a new website that features students’ video interviews and photographs of Latino leaders in the local community. One of them is our very own Ruby Chacon, one of Utah’s 15 Most Influential […]
In this month’s edition of 15 Bytes (which should be out Wednesday evening), Amanda Moore takes a look at Ely, Nevada, a town she says was saved by artists. Or, rather, the murals they painted. So, all this month in Extra! Extra! we will be posting images of murals in […]
Last year, Park City’s The Kimball Art Center introduced its first Arte Latino, an exhibition and celebration of Latino art and culture. The second installment of this annual event, Arte Latino; A Celebration of Latino Art in Utah is now on display in all galleries of the Center. […]
1)What are you reading lately? I have been reading the biography of “Siquieros” by Phillip Stein. I read only a few pages of it a night so you can do the math and figure out that I am only half way through but have been carrying it around […]
by Mikael Cal Romanoff Recently, with the opening of a new gallery on the West side, Mestizo, a group of artists and poets have come out of the woodwork bringing a new vision to Salt Lake City filled with vibrant colors and a South of the border flavor. […]
Ruby Chacon is a Salt Lake City painter who uses a colorful, impressionistic style to depict the world around her. 15 BytesUTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.