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September 2012
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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In Plain Site
Salt Lake City Still Flying


Remember when September meant writing an essay along the lines, "What I Did On My Summer Vacation"? With all their outdoor concert and festival programming, the Salt Lake Arts Council would have llittle problem filling up their assigned page and a half. They'd even be able to throw in a paragraph or two to please their art teacher. In June the Arts Council installed the newest version of Flying Objects, temporary, large-scale sculptures by local artists installed along downtown streets. For the September edition, Kelly Green brought back her shots of the new works, rounding out the photo essay with some additional public art from the downtown area. What do you think of Utah's public art? Stop by at Rio Gallery's current show, Placemaking, the process and influence of public art for some additional food for thought.

'Urban Tornado' by Lenka Konopasek,10 South West Temple, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
'Tumbling' by James Proctor,125 West 300 South, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
'Feathers in the Wind' by Greg Ragland,10 S West Temple, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
'Pricilla's Gambit' by Jerry Fuhriman and Arthur Taylor, 125 West 300 South, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
'The Monkey Wrench' by Frank McEntire, 10 S West Temple, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
'Salt Lake Airline' by Dave Starks, 10 S West Temple, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
'Fly Snag' by Nathan Johansen, 10 S West Temple, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
'SK8I80' by Stephen Glassman, Fairmont Skate Park, 2361 S. 900 E. SLC, photo by Kelly Green
'Wally's Fifth String' by Bill Dunn,10 S West Temple, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
Utah State Capitol (east side), SLC, Utah; 'The Lions' by Gavin Jack (repaired by Ralphael Plescia), photo by Kelly Green
'Comet' by Syrah Sterling, 15 West 200 South, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
Fairmont Aquatic Center, 1044 Sugarmont Dr, SLC,'The Diver' by Darl Thomas, photo by Kelly Green
'The Seagull Has Landed' by David Holz, 15 West 200 South, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
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'Fly Utah' by Time Little, 15 West 200 South, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
1134: 200 S Main St, SLC, Utah, photo by Kelly Green
'Pricilla's Gambit' by Jerry Fuhriman and Arthur Taylor, 125 West 300 South, SLC, photo by Kelly Green
Gallivan Center @ 239 South Main St, SLC, Utah; 'Through the Shelter of Love' by Jane DeDecker, photo by Kelly Green
Utah State Capitol Plaza, SLC, Martha Hughes Cannon by Laura Lee Stay, photo by Kelly Green
Utah State Capitol Plaza, SLC, Utah; Brigadier General Thomas L Kane by Ortho Fairbanks, photo by Kelly Green
Forth Street Clinic, 404 S. 400 W., SLC, mural by various SLC teenagers, photo by Kelly Green
City County Building, 200 East 400 South, SLC,'May We Have Peace' by Allan Houser, photo by Kelly Green
Artesian Well Park (southwest corner) 500 E. 800 S., SLC, Untitled by Sam Allen, photo by Kelly Green
I-15 Underpass, 300 N. 700 W., SLC, tile mosaics and paintings by various artists, photos by Kelly Green
Fairmont Park, 900 E. 2361 S., SLC,'Dream Dog' by Silvia Davis,  photo be Kelly Green
Westminster Park @ 1000 E 1700 S, SLC, Utah; 'Children's Wall' by Justin Juhlin, photo by Kelly Green
125 West 300 South, SLC, Utah
200 S Main St, SLC, art by Clay Furches, photo by Kelly Green



On the Spot
Salt Lake's Michael Chipman

Baritone Michael Chipman is an assistant professor and the head of vocal studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He is a graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied with Richard Miller. He also studied privately for five years with Steve Smith of the Juilliard School, with whom he was the co-author of “The Naked Voice: A Wholistic Approach to Singing” published by Oxford University Press in March 2007. He holds a bachelor of arts in English Literature from Utah State University and a Master of Music in Voice from the University of Utah. This year Chipman will direct his (and Westminster's) first opera, Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell.

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eI didn't see it live, but I was deeply moved by the recent HBO documentary, "Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present." Her ability to stop time, to use her physical, mental and spiritual presence to obliterate walls and connect with everyone who sat in front of her in total silence made me think about art in a whole new way. One of the things she said that I will never forget is that artists are powerful, that we have a power to move people, to change people and the world around us. I hope to harness that idea of artistic power in my own work and to instill that idea in my students at Westminster.

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design elementWhat an interesting question... It would be amazing to be painted by Trevor Southey. I did a story about him for KUER a while back, and during our interviews I found him to be a wise, compassionate and insightful man--not to mention a brilliant artist. We share some similarities in our personal history that would make me feel safely vulnerable in an experience like that. Wow, now I really want that to happen and don't think it ever will!

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eI loved our old record player encased in an enormous wooden cabinet. There was something viscerally appealing about pulling the big vinyl discs out of their cardboard cases slipping them onto a tall steel spindle in the middle of the turn table, and then setting the needle gently on the record and watching it begin to spin and make music.

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ePhotographs by my amazing artist-photographer friend Dallas Graham, of sculptures by Michelangelo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace at the Louvre. He took the photos during a tour of England and France with Utah Chamber Artists in 2008.

 
15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition
Tom AlderSimon 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.

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 recently graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography.

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


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 GriswoldJohn Griswold, who works as master carpenter and project manager for Capitol Hill Contruction has been addicted to writing since Mrs. Dawson's 7th grade english. After 35 years of re-designing, re-constructing, and re-modeling Utah businesses and homes he plans to spend more time fishing and painting Utah's rivers.


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.


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.


Shawn RossiterShawn Rossiter, a native of Boston, was raised 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.


Portia SnowPortia Snow is a photographer living in Salt Lake City with her husband and nine-year-old daughter. She loves capturing moments and surprises that hide in the spaces between.


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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