Laura Durham works for KUED Channel-7 in the Creative Services Department, curating community engagement projects for both PBS and KUED productions that foster trust and value to the communities in Utah. She also produces Contact with Mary Dickson and Contact in the Community — a digital series featuring arts and culture groups in Utah. Prior to her work at KUED, Laura spent 15 years at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums in the visual arts program and later managing communications, branding, marketing, and public value projects for all arts and museums programming. She has served the Utah community in various capacities with her role as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association and Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. She lives in Salt Lake City, sings with Utah Chamber Artists, and loves to contribute to 15 Bytes as often as time allows.
“Writing music has to do with your version of what you think music is — and it’s hard to have it taken at just that,” explains Salt Lake City composer Morris Rosenzweig. “People often think you’re trying to make some kind of point, but I don’t think that’s […]
This Friday and Saturday Westminster will showcase its first fully-staged opera. Written by Henry Purcell in 17th Century England, the opera is 400 years old, but you wouldn’t know it watching this particular production. Those familiar with the story know Dido as the queen of Carthage in ancient […]
‘Tis the Season for Singing Have you decked your halls? Do you have frosted windowpanes? Is it cold outside, Baby? Well then. In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas. As tempting as it is to stay inside, roasting chestnuts on an open fire with your cocoa and […]
A profile of violinist Frances Darger, who has been performing with the Utah Symphony for 68 years.
Laura Durham sits down with Nancy Boskoff as she retires from the Salt Lake Arts Council.
“Tenors are seen as being a little neurotic,” explains singer (and tenor) Brian Stucki, “and I think it’s because it’s a high wire act. The demands on the tenor are greater than the demands on just about any other part. The big notes are a big deal and […]
“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” — T.S. Eliot Most of us remember studying poetry in grade school. Poetry taught us about language, rhythm imagery and symbolism. Many of us were too young to truly understand what the poet was communicating, but nevertheless, we read […]
Rounding Out Your Paideia In ancient Greece, the “paideia” was the aristocratic system of education. It wasn’t about learning a trade or an art; it was about training a person for liberty and nobility. Paideia was the process of educating humans into their true form. You are probably […]
As it is now, downtown SLC’s Fourth South is better known for its automobile traffic than its foot traffic; but as more local restaurants, clubs and galleries open for business along the thoroughfare, certain pockets may become just as congested with pedestrians. The busy stretch between State and […]
Quick, tell me three things you know about Igor Stravinsky… I’ll tell you what, come back after Jason Hardink’s lecture on Tuesday to answer that question. I guarantee you’ll have more interesting answers. According to Stravinsky, “The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught […]
What started out as a “Livingroom” in Holladay is now a “House” along 400 South in the former L. Lorenz Knife Shop. Although the House Gallery has only occupied its current space for a few months, owner Julie Dunker celebrated the gallery’s one year anniversary in October. As […]
It’s time again for the Utah Arts Council’s Statewide Annual Exhibition. Which means we have a lot of work by artists across the entire state not accepted into the show that will need to be picked up by its owner. Undoubtedly only about half those artists will bother […]
The performing arts have always enjoyed a strong presence in Utah. We see this with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The visual arts are just as prevalent, but maybe not as visible. Yet visual artists have a way of banding together and breaking […]
It’s hard to find a frame shop around town that doesn’t secretly want to be a gallery. They may start off with the intention of simply framing art, but somehow, whether through the relationship with their artist clientele or their own passion for art, hosting exhibitions becomes an […]
In our December 2009 edition of 15 Bytes Laura Durham profiles sculptor and installation artist Jen Harmon Allen.