In the second of a series of three audio interviews on art making during the pandemic, Halie Bahr discusses the ongoing work of Queer Spectra, an arts festival in Salt Lake City. Bahr speaks with the festival’s founders and organizing committee: Aileen Norris, Max Barnewitz, Emma Sargent and […]
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The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced the hiring of Derek Charles Livingston as director of new play development/artistic associate. In this newly-created position, Livingston will be responsible for re-envisioning and overseeing the Festival’s new play program, Words Cubed, as well as other artistic and senior staff duties. “I […]
MICA, aka Mestizo Arts, recognizes the SLC MURAL MAKERS as the recipients of the Ruby Chacón Social Justice Arts Award. The Ruby Chacón Social Justice Arts Award is given annually to individuals who are advancing justice and equity in our communities through the arts. Our 2020 award goes […]
Granary Arts announced on Feb. 1 that Bryn Burningham will be the organization’s new gallery manager. Bryn graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in printmaking. She began her gallery career several years ago as an intern at Granary Arts while earning her AA and AFA from Snow […]
When one exciting assignment leads to the next, it can be difficult to give the rearview mirror more than a glance; but when Covid hit last spring, Kim Raff found she had time on her hands. “After I got over the initial financial fears, I began to look […]
We’ve all got our Holiday media traditions, the books we reread, the movies we watch again. For some, it will be classics like A Christmas Carol or Home Alone; others may span out to less traditional fare, like say In Bruges (give it a try: if you can […]
With our “Still Here” series, we are checking in with members of Utah’s art community to see what the past several months have meant for them. Emily Larsen is a Utah-based curator and collage artist. She currently works as the Head of Exhibitions and Programs at the Springville […]
47 years of vessel-making took a rather large toll on my body, and resulted in the need for a number of hand surgeries, one earlier this year (a successful thumb repair). Sadly, I still have another surgery pending to fix a painful neurological problem, and with luck I will be a two-handed maker again.
With our “Still Here” series, we are checking in with members of Utah’s art community to see what the past several months have meant for them. Laura Boardman was raised in Utah and lives most of the time in Salt Lake City with her husband, but spends considerable […]
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I always break them within weeks, if not days. I made two of them for 2020, however, maybe because the start of a new decade with double 2s called for committed action. Given my track record, the first resolution had a deliberately low threshold for success: Make my own granola—which I am happy to say I’ve done all year and enjoyed immensely with my morning fruit and yogurt.
We’ve faltered. We’ve stumbled. We’ve lain prone, Wishing the dark clouds white. But We’re STILL HERE. It was 8 months ago this week that the foul wind COVID-19 came riding in on slammed the door shut to the Utah art world and upended our community. We were busy […]