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September 2013
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Photo Essay: In Plain Site
Art in the City of South Salt Lake

A surprising visual experience in the city to the south

Because of the Wasatch Front's continuous stretch of urban and suburban development, it can be hard to know when one has gone from one city to the next. South Salt Lake, which hugs the State Street corridor between 2100 South and 3900 South, is, for many, just a pause between Salt Lake City and Murray. But if you're interested in towns that like to spruce themselves up with art, South Salt Lake is worth a detour off busy State Street (and if you get hungry you'll find diverse culinary options along its streets). As most of our readers will know, South Salt Lake is home to Spectrum Studio and Poor Yorick Studios, two of the best-known artist spaces in the valley. It's also home to a number of public art projects — from commissioned murals to painted electrical boxes and fire hydrants — and garnished with eclectic personal creativity.

On the Spot
Salt Lake City's Shirley Ririe
Shirley Ririe, photo by Claire Harlos Proctor


eIt's a cross between the Salt Lake Library and the New Museum of Natural History. I love the architecture of the library and go there every week or two, and I feel like it's my library. I'm so proud of it.


eA painting by Kathy Wilson. It's an early painting which I like because it's a little more simplistic. She gotten more and more complex. I don't know what the title is, but it's a winter scene. I knew Kathy and always wanted one of her works. I ended up buying it at a bank sale that my son-in-law told me about.


eMy grandfather was a painter — Joseph Franklin Russon. He was a painter in Utah in the early 1900's and an art teacher as well. I really treasured those paintings. My parents were depression people, and they didn't have a lot — but I didn't know that. I thought we were wealthy. One of them was of sunflowers and one was an aspen grove. I think my brother got both of them from my mother when she died, so I didn't end up with either one of them.

15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors

Liberty BlakeLiberty Blake, a native of London, studied at Bath academy of Art and West Surrey College of Art and Design. She currently resides in Salt Lake City and works primarily in collage.

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.

Anne CummingsAnne Cummings 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.

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.

Ann PooreAnn Poore is a freelance writer and editor who spent most of her career at The Salt Lake Tribune. She also worked for Salt Lake City Weekly and has written for such publications as Utah Business Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine. She is currently at work co-authoring a book on two Utah artists.

Shawn RossiterShawn Rossiter, a native of Boston, was raised on the East Coast. He has degrees in English, French and Italian Literature. A professional artist and writer, he founded Artists of Utah in 2001 and is editor of its magazine, 15 Bytes.

Sarah ThompsonSarah Thompson is a retired physician and psychiatrist, as well as a writer and a fan of the arts. Her writing has been published in a variety of magazines and textbooks and she is currently working on a short story and a novel.

Will ThompsonWill 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.

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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.

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