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September 2011
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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715 South Douglas (1250 East), photo by Zoe Rodriguez
Children of Light - Foothill and 2100 E, Anderson Library, photo by Gerry Johnson
1497 South Main Street, photo by Will Thompson
Fish - 1300 East 2100 South, photo by Gerry Johnson
Bicycle Wheel – 353 W. 200 S.
Bridgette Meinhold's studio, Summer 2011. Photo by Kelly Green
Dandelion Sculpture – 202 South Main Street
Mystical Suz, a collaboration by Suzanne Larson and artists at the Glass Art Guild. If the sun is just right... Mystical Suz's eyes shine, photo by Zoe Rodriguez
Yo-Yo Sculpture – 147 West 300 South
Quail - Davis Park, Harvard and 2000 E. photo by Gerry Johnson
Site of 337 Project about 337 s 400 e,, photo by Matt and Laura Chiodo
In Plain Site: Salt Lake City

As summer came to an end our 15 Bytes photographers took advantage of the good weather and walked about their neighborhoods, cameras in hand. What you see here is a selection of the images they took, capturing a variety of art in Salt Lake City, from official public art along major thoroughfares to splashes of graffiti fighting for space with encroaching ivy. This is just a small sampling of the visual surprises that can be found all around Salt Lake. In future editions look for expanded neighborhood essays from each of these photographers.

If there's a piece of art in your neighborhood everyone should know about send us an image at editor@artistsofutah.org.

West of Bar X 155 East 200 South, photo by Matt and Laura Chiodo
Fice 160 East 200 South, photo by Matt and Laura Chiodo
Fice 160 East 200 South – Mural by The Mac and Retna, photo by Matt and Laura Chiodo
Photo by Zoe Rodriguez
Tree face - 2082 E Browning, not publicly funded, photo by Gerry Johnson
Site of 337 Project about 337 s 400 e, photo by Matt and Laura Chiodo
Mural on back of Liberty High Prices Or AKA Liberty Hight's Fresh, photo by Zoe Rodriguez
Two heads made by Bob Larson, photo by Zoe Rodriguez
1149 South 1100 East (eagle totem), photo by Zoe Rodriguez
1497 South Main Street , photo by Will Thompson

On the Spot
Salt Lake's Angela Brown


eI remember my parents coming back from Korea with 4 incredible folk art pieces -- a series of hand embroidered birds. They were all the same size framed, arranged and hung on a large wall with two above and two below. I would rearrange them in different orders and see if my parents would notice.

They never did, it was fun.

Oh we have some many beautiful buildings in Utah! I wish they would stop tearing them down! My very favorite no longer exists, Bill and Nada's Cafe. I also love the Crane Building, The Walker Building, Patrick Dry Goods Building ...mostly aged buildings strike my fancy.
Bill & Nadia's Cafe, photograph by Shalee Cooper

design element

design elementFallen Fruit at the Salt Lake Art Center or any Gallery Stroll night at Copper Palate Press -- it's always a good time there.

Artists of Utah News
The 15 Bytes Gallery Stroll

Salt Lake City's Gallery Stroll is celebrating our 10-year anniversary with a special 15 Bytes Gallery Stroll, Friday September 16, from 6 to 9 pm.

15 Bytes readers will be out en masse for the September Gallery Stroll, decked out in their tee shirts for a chance to win one of our great prizes. We will be giving away a number of gifts during the night, including tickets to the theater, free art books, vouchers for food and drink and even original art by local artists.

In addition you'll see 15 Bytes volunteers outside many of the galleries shaking their 15 Bytes tin cans. Celebrate our first decade as Utah's Art Magazine by launching us on another decade of intense and in-depth coverage of Utah's art scene. Volunteers will be accepting donations in the form of cash, checks and credit. You can even throw in some coins if you want to hear that pleasurable sound of metal on metal. The important things is that you let us know how vital we are to the community.

To get ready for the stroll you'll want to get your 15 Bytes tee shirt. You can't win a prize if we don't catch you in your tee. Take the tee shirt to Copper Palate Press (160 East 200 South) and they'll personalize it a bit with a screen from one of their printmakers or from Artists of Utah board members Stefanie Dykes and Ed Bateman.

15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition
Tom AlderTom Alder, a Salt Lake City native, left a 30-year mortgage banking career in 2009 to become a partner in Williams Fine Art, where he specializes in early Utah art. He holds an MA in Art History, teaches at the University of Utah, and serves on various boards in the cultural community.

Simon BlundellSimon Blundell is a Salt Lake native and has studied art, communication, journalism, design, and advertising. He has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and continues to explore photography and art in all its aspects. He loves music, literature, film, good food, travel, and motorcycles.

Laura and Matt Chiodo Laura and Matt Chiodo have lived in Salt Lake for six years, having moved back after art school in Southern California. Matt is currently the Gallery Curator for Alpine Art.

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.

John HughesEhren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer.

Anne Cummings-AndersonAnne Cummings-Anderson is co-owner of (a)perture-- a Salt Lake based creative agency, a free-lance writer, curator and photographer who has always possessed a passion for narrative photography and has focused on social commentary that reflects the human condition. Her photography has been exhibited in several group and solo shows in Salt Lake City.

Jared ChristensenGerry 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."

Hikmet Sidney LoeHikmet Sidney Loe is an independent curator and art historian who teaches at Westminster College. Her book, The Spiral Jetty and Rozel Point: Rotating Through Time and Place (USU Press), will be published next year. The Spiral Jetty's visibility in Great Salt Lake is tracked through photographs and the USGS water level site, at www.hikmetsidneyloe.com.

Sue MartinSue 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.

Jennifer Napier PierceJennifer Napier-Pierce is an award-winning journalist and host of CityViews, a new public affairs program debuting on KCPW 88.3 September 12. A former reporter and news director at two NPR-affiliates, she has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University. Disclosure: Jennifer sang in the alto section of Utah Chamber Artists for one, all too brief season.

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.

Shawn RossiterShawn Rossiter, a native of Boston, grew up on the East Coast. He has degrees in English, French and Italian Literature. He dropped out of a Masters program in Contemporary Literature to pursue a career as an artist. He founded Artists of Utah in 2001 and is editor of its magazine, 15 Bytes.

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.

Jared ChristensenWill Thompson is a local photographer who specializes in work that is textural, intimate, and speaks to the space in our subconscious that seeks peace and tranquility. His work ranges from portraiture to abstract fine art.

15 Bytes
is published monthly by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City Utah. The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of 15 Bytes or Artists of Utah. Our editions are published monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Our deadline for submissions is the last Wednesday of the preceding month.

Writers and photographers who contribute material to 15 Bytes are members of the visual arts community who volunteer their time. Please contact the editor if you have an idea for an article or feature, or if you would like to volunteer your time to the organization.

Materials may be mailed to:
Artists of Utah
P.O. Box 526292
SLC, UT 84152

Editor: Shawn Rossiter
Assistant Editor: Laura Durham
Image Editor: Shalee Cooper
Mixed Media: Terrece Beesley
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