Vicki Acoba was a well-known fixture in the Utah arts community, especially noted for her small porcelain teapots. She regularly sold out her stock at the Avenues Street Fair, Utah Art Market, Holladay Blue Moon Festival and various galleries along the Wasatch Front – a fact which always […]
received her B.A. in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, and Masters in both Social Services and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. She is an award-winning quilt artist and the Executive Director for the Holladay Arts Council.
Many years ago, when my larger-than-life uncle drove from his home in Florida to Salt Lake City he arrived at my parents’ house and bellowed, “What a godforsaken place you live in!” Which was shocking to me since I had always considered my homeland one of the most […]
Sheryl Gillilan calls textiles the Cinderella of the arts, but adds that several upcoming exhibitions prove that eventually, even Cinderella has her day.
An exhibit at UVU’s Woodbury Museum takes graffiti artists off the streets and into the museum.
An old institution looks to the future.
The line between art and craft may be no finer than when quilts are the topic of discussion. Quilts have resided happily in the craft category for centuries, but in the last 30 years or so, some quilts have made their way off of beds and on to […]
photos by Zoe Rodriguez Finding Leslie Thomas in her studio is akin to looking for Waldo in a rabbit warren. She and her artist husband, Mark Knudsen, are nestled in a back corner of the maze of studios, galleries, classrooms and frame shops cobbled together from three old […]
It turns out that it’s pretty hard to get into prison if you don’t commit a crime and you want to take a pen and pad of paper with you. After of month of bureaucratic phone calls, background checks and a letter to the warden’s office, these are […]
photos by Gerry Johnson Step through the doors of the recently opened 15th Street Gallery, in Salt Lake’s Sugarhouse neighborhood, and you’ll immediately feel transported to New York or the chic shops of Las Vegas. Sleek, minimalist décor is present throughout, complete with track lighting and white walls, […]
Meri DeCaria’s art reflects her life — at times whimsical and colorful, other times thoughtful and controlled. People may know her as the professional, somewhat reserved director of Salt Lake’s Phillips Gallery, but beneath the formal surface her life is teeming with energy and vibrancy. DeCaria grew up […]
Portraits from the Mind: The Later Works of William Utermohlen 1995-2000, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, is a haunting visual depiction of a talented artist’s descent into the hell of Alzheimer’s disease. The exhibit, selectively curated from galleries in Paris and Chicago, is on display through January […]
It may take years to finish, but one thing is for sure, BOB will be big — 22,000 square feet, to be precise. When completed, the Bridge Over Barriers, a tile mosaic being created under the 300 North I-15 overpass, will be one of the largest public art […]
photos by Gerry Johnson The Mestizo Coffeehouse is back in town — this time with a cultural agenda that mirrors its name, a Spanish word meaning “mixed.” Being built on the corner of North Temple and 600 West in the Citifront complex, the Mestizo hopes to becomes a cultural gathering […]
Modernism brought about a re-examination of all aspects of life, including music, architecture, literature and art. As a movement, it also gave birth to the flâneur, a term derived from the French verb “to stroll.” Coined by 19th-century poet and art critic, Charles Baudelaire, the flâneur was seen as […]
what I thought I saw is an evolving photo/essay book designed to catch you off guard. It’s also an exhibit that challenges the way you look at people and the assumptions you make about them. And most of all, it’s a concept that makes you question how much you […]
The sleek font and strictly vocalic content of the marquee above one of Salt Lake’s newest galleries has more than one gallery goer scratching their head. The IAO Gallery(pronounced ahy-oh) opened in June 2007 at the corner of 200 South and 500 West in the Artspace Bridge Project’s space formerly occupied by […]
There’s a relatively new quilt in town. The prodigal granddaughter of a bed quilt, the art quilt (sometimes referred to as textile or fiber art) now graces the walls of galleries, museums and corporate offices. After forty years of struggling for acceptance, the art quilt is now a […]