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On the Spot | Visual Arts

Felicia Baca

Felicia Baca holds a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in contemporary arts pedagogy from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She received her undergraduate degree in social sciences and art from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has worked in a variety of arts education […]

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Salt Lake City’s Blake Wigdahl

Blake Wigdahl has been the VP – Design & Programming at Thanksgiving Point since 2008. In his role he manages all programmatic elements of Thanksgiving Point’s property including design, education, exhibitions, public events, professional education, and volunteers. Prior to joining Thanksgiving Point, Wigdahl gained experience at museums from […]

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Dallas Graham

Dallas Graham is a personal documentary photographer, graphic designer and writer who has merged his loves into a colorful creation called Red Fred Bodoni & The Jolly Troop—a photography/design blog for children and adults that creates value through images and stories by encouraging its readers to “pause & rejoice!” […]

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Carol Edison

As a folklorist for the Utah Arts Council since 1978, Carol Edison has conducted fieldwork in Utah’s Native American, rural, occupational and ethnic communities. Her research has resulted in the production of numerous exhibits, concerts, festivals, audio-visual productions and publications featuring Utah’s community-based traditional arts and artists. Since […]

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Jessica Weiss

Jessica Weiss holds a bachelor’s degree from BYU and a master’s degree from the University of Utah, both in Art History. She has worked at the BYU Museum of Art and at Sotheby’s Auction House in London. A resident of Salt Lake City, Jessica currently works as the […]

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Brittany Reese Dew

Brittany Reese Dew, Director and Founder of Sugar Space Studio for the Arts is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Dance. She has performed, taught and choreographed with a variety of companies in Taiwan, Brazil, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Hawaii, throughout […]

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Michael Christensen

A native Utahn, Michael Christensen is currently enjoying public sector work as the folklorist/cultural specialist at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, an organization dedicated to enriching and strengthening communities by promoting the expression of the arts, education, opportunities for economic development, and the celebration of human diversity. Michael oversees […]

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Guy Lebeda

Guy Lebeda is a writer who has published essays and articles about art, the environment, and outdoor topics. He is also the author of a comedy radio script that was performed on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion. Lebeda lives in Salt Lake City, […]

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Salt Lake City’s Mikell Stringham

Mikell Stringham, a Utah native, is a young entrepreneur energetically pursuing an alternative business model with her gallery-without-walls, Mondo Fine Art. Stringham received her B.A. in Business Marketing from the University of Utah. Passionate about art, she later moved to Italy, where she attended the Florence University of Art, […]

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Lee Adamson

Lee Adamson is the new Director of NowPlayingUtah.com, Utah’s first state-wide comprehensive source for unique arts and cultural events. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is currently finishing a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Utah. Lee is a native of Lehi and […]

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Laurel Casjens

Though she now works as a museum specialist for the State of Utah, Laurel Cajsens started out as a geologist, archeologist, photographer and museum curator. She says, “For fun I am a photographer, a potter, a rock art documenter, a traveler, a dog walker, and a lover of wild places. […]