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  December 2007
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Studio Space


Chris Miles' Studio by Steve Coray
Chris Miles shares a studio with his mother, Dottie, in Sugar House's Rockwood Building (which despite the boarded up buildings in the area, still stands and houses over forty local artists). Miles worked in New York as an illustrator before coming back to Utah to shift to fine art. His work frequently has a narrative quality, with elements of fantasy, and animals as his main characters -- aspects that will be sure to appeal to his young twins as they grow older. Miles' work, available in original paintings or prints, is featured at Utah Artist Hands this month. You may also view his work at his website.
Chris Miles Studio Space

Chris Miles Studio Space

Feature: On the Spot
Salt Lake City's Nate Ronniger

2007 has been a good year for Salt Lake City artist Nate Ronniger. In addition to exhibiting at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center and Terzian Galleries in Park City, Ronniger has been recognized for his work with purchases, awards and publication. The Salt Lake County Art Committee purchased his work, "Promenading Primary Feathers," for the County's collection. His "2 Wrong Turns Don't Make a Right" received the First Place award in the Deseret News annual Color of the Land exhibition this summer. And his work received a four-page spread in the October/November edition of New American Paintings. This month, Ronniger's brand of "Contemporary Realism" is on exhibit at Tanner Frames along with paintings by Allison Leigh Smith.

Nate Ronniger

What hangs above your mantel?

No mantel, but there's a nice still life drawing by Lowell Tolstedt, an Allison Leigh Smith or 2 and some Rick Graham and Paul Davis figures.

What is your favorite building in Utah?

Angelina's Corner on 700 So. and 200 West. Simple modern design with bold colors and uniquely tilted windows. It's very refreshing to see, we need some more of this in Utah.

What is the most memorable exhibit you've seen recently?

Will Cotton. Can't describe it, you just have to see the paintings for yourself.


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This Edition

Tom Alder is a banker by day but in his free time explores his interest in Utah art. He serves on the board of the Museum of Utah Art and History, organizes the yearly Zion's Bank Art Show, and is currently working on a Masters Thesis on Henri Moser.

Ehren Clark received his BA in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Critcism at the University of Utah and an MA in the art of the Renaissance at the University of Reading, UK. He currently writes for the In Utah This Week, as well as being published in other journals in Utah.


photo by Robin JohnsonSteve Coray has a background in photojournalism and now runs his own business providing creative, affordable event and portrait photography to clients all along the Wasatch Front and beyond.


Sue Martin holds an M.A. in Theatre and has worked in public relations. As an artist, she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic to capture Utah landscapes or the beauty of everyday objects in still life. She writes Hints 'n Tips, a regular feature, for 15 Bytes. Her work can be seen at Art at the Main in Salt Lake City.

Kimberly Rock
received a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Utah in 1998. A life-long art fanatic, Kimberly lives with her daughter, Anna, in Holladay.

photo by Jo-Ann WongShawn Rossiter, a Boston native, is a professional artist who lives in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. He founded Artists of Utah in 2001 and is currently the editor of 15 Bytes.


Kimberly Anne Silcox,
originally from Los Gatos, California, is a freelance photographer and owner of her own company, klik. She specializes in photojournalistic-style child portraiture and local events and is currently working on a photo book about diversity, judgement & our own humanness called "what I thought I saw."

Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He teaches writing at Snow College, where he also taught Art History for six years. His profile of Brian Kershisnik appears in the Fall issue of Wasatch Journal.



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