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May 2011
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Gear Ball sculpture at 538 E Downington Ave, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Fence Art at 1194 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Face at 470 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Mural on Arts of the World Gallery, 802 S 600 E, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Lion at 1236 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Liberty Wells In Plain Site, photo by Kelly Green
Yard Art at 1810 S 600 E, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Stained Glass at 1936 S Lake St, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Signage at Oni Tattoo, 325 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Verify at 1318 S 400 E, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Alchemy Coffee at 390 E 1700 S, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
In Plain Site: Salt Lake
Where Art Wells Forth
Art in public view in Salt Lake's Liberty Wells Community

In this month's In Plain Site installment, photographer Kelly Green walked the streets around her Liberty Wells home. The Salt Lake community, located between State Street and 700 East, and 900 South and 2100 South, is a primarily residential neighborhood with a small assortment of restaurants, pubs, small businesses, schools, and churches. And as Green's lens shows, from its sidewalks passersby can adore an abundance of visual art.

Green says she has seen a gradual movement among Liberty Wells residents that has dismissed the notion of traditional landscape and storefront design, replacing it through individualistic means of artistry and innovation. From yard art installations, murals, and street art, to the storefronts of local businesses, there is a wealth of art to observe and admire.

Liberty Wells In Plain Site, photo by Kelly Green
Wall art at 271 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Plow at 404 E 1700 S, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Tele Pole at 550 E Downington Ave, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Rocket at 540 E Wilson Ave, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Painted Wall at Red Kiln 393 E 1700 S, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Yard Art at 1810 S 600 E, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Tatto Close Up at 1594 S State St, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Detail of Art of the World Gallery at 802 S 600 E, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green
Stump at 1375 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, photo by Kelly Green

On the Spot
Bountiful's Emma J. Dugal

Emma J. Dugal

I don’t have a mantle per se but I have a lovely painting by Erin W. Berrett near where a mantle should be. It is a stack of cookbooks done in sumptuous colors and textures. Erin is one of my favorite painters. I first saw her art at the Utah Arts Festival years ago and have followed her career and loved her work ever since.

design element

design elementJust finished The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, which of course led to A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. The Paris Wife is told in first person by Ernest Hemingway’s wife, Hadley Richardson, whom he was married to while they lived in Bohemian Paris during the 1920’s alongside Picasso, Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, etc. It brought to mind excerpts of my own past and the importance of the arts in restoring and sometimes damaging the soul.

Actually an unintended portrait of me was done by Walt Hunter and Jesus Silva, Dueling Artists. They did the piece at Summerfest in 2008 and I thought it looked like me and it is now hanging in my office. They flattered me by saying they had me in mind when they did the portrait but they may have just been looking for a quick sale. FYI: Walt Hunter works with kids in gangs and helps rehabilitate them through the arts. This he does by making a mark on a paper and having the gang member answer with another mark. This process goes on until both artists are satisfied with the result. Jesus Silva is a promising young artist who has benefited from Walt’s influence. If I didn’t already have this painting, I would have asked them to paint my portrait.

Portrait by Walt Hunter and Jesus Silva

15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition
Jared ChristensenJared Christensen grew up in North Ogden, Utah and finally moved to Salt Lake at the age of 18 to go to school. He is currently a junior at Westminster College pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography. This semester he is working as an intern with Artists of Utah.

Laura DurhamLaura Durham, a Utah native with a BA in Art History from BYU, has worked for the Utah Arts Council as the Visual Arts Coordinator for the past six years and, recently, she has taken on the Traveling Exhibition Program as well. She served as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association from 2003 - 2006 and now serves as Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

Bill FultonBill Fulton enjoys painting, photographing and being a psychotherapist. He is delighted that the latter is fulfilling because the rewards of the former two have been more psychic than fiscal.

Carol FultonCarol Fulton got her degree in radio and television production a long time ago. She was born in Brazil and lived in many countries, being a Foreign Service officer brat. Now retired from the airline industry, she volunteers at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and dabbles in oil painting and found-object sculpture.

Sheryl GillilanSheryl Gillilan received her B.A. in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, and Masters in both Social Services and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. She is an award-winning quilt artist and the Assistant Director for Art Access.

Kelly GreenKelly Green, a Salt Lake native, first discovered photography when her parents gave her a point-n-shoot camera while traveling through Southern Utah. She was instantly hooked. She photographs in black and white and color film with 35mm and medium formats, dipping into the digital world for live music shots or 15 Bytes assignments.

John HughesJohn Hughes is an award-winning artist and teacher who has been painting the landscape both in and out of the studio since 1983. He maintains a studio in Taylorsville and teaches students in private workshops and in a course at Salt Lake Community College.

Alena IvakhnenkoAlena Ivakhnenko is a recent Westminster College graduate with a B.S. in Sociology with a minor Art History. She was born in Ukraine and has lived in a variety of places in the U.S. She has photographed her travels from a very young age. Alena shoots primarily film and focuses on portrait, urban landscape, and documentary photography.
Gerry Johnson Gerry Johnson, was an engineer in a past life. A former film, now digital photographer, his work over the last 3 years has been "to capture the 'moments of beauty' that surround each of us in our daily lives, and present them to the viewer in a way that they can also experience the spirit of beauty."

Sarah MoyerSarah Moyer has over ten years of experience engaging in collaborative creative projects. She's worked with with artists of all ages, both in Philadelphia and Salt Lake City. She received a MFA in Community-Based Art Education from the University of Utah, and possesses a BFA in Painting and Drawing from West Chester University.

Edward ReichelEdward Reichel, author, writer and composer, served for many years as the primary music critic for the Deseret News, and currently writes for a number of publications including Chamber Music America. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Kim SilcoxZoe Rodriguez, a native of San Francisco, is a full-time photographer and designer. She is currently working on What I Thought I Saw, a book project that challenges our perceptions of how we see people.

Dale ThompsonDale Thompson has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Her writing career includes work for a local theatre, journalism in Park City, and freelance contributions for various nonprofit organizations.

Geoff WichertGeoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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