Esther Hi’ilani Candari’s pro-tip for 2023: “If you want to have a lot of amazing projects on your desk, tell yourself that you are going to slow down. It seems like that is when they always come out of the woodwork.” The Hawai’i native now living in Utah […]
1/20 Salt Lake City Public Art Program Commissions Local Artist Team Roots Art Kollective for the Creation of a Permanent Surface Mural at Poplar Grove Park From the press release: “After reviewing applications collected from the 2020-2022 Pre-Qualified Artist Pool, the Salt Lake City Art Design Board recommended […]
Sarah May is a storyteller. Those stories may appear as poems, images, sculptures or combination of the same. You may remember her 2016 exhibit at Mestizo Gallery, where she used the folk art form of the retablo to explore issues of identity and racial stereotyping. In Glances, a […]
Beginning 2023, sculptor Nathan Brimhall is very excited about a commissioned piece he’s working on for a private residence in the Colony in Park City. “It will be the largest work I’ve done at between 20-24 feet tall,” he says. The idea dates back to 2017. “It is […]
For the first time, Salt Lake City has been named one of the top 40 most arts-vibrant communities in the United States. SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research announced the seventh iteration of their Arts Vibrancy Index Report at the conclusion of 2022. Salt Lake City […]
As 2023 begins, Susan Makov is anticipating the publication of poet Gary Stein’s Getting to Heaven (and Other Miracles). Makov’s work, based on images the poets sent as source material, graces the cover. The book cover was just part of a busy 2022 for the retired professor. She […]
A friend suggested, in jest, that I spend a few years editing down the thousands of entries in the new Dictionary of Utah Fine Artists to a more manageable Dictionary of Utah Fine Artists Who Matter. They all matter, of course. Not being an artist himself, my friend […]
12/15 Utah Division of Arts & Museums Alexis Rausch’s painting “No Story, Thanks,” has received the People’s Choice award at the Statewide Annual UT ‘22 Exhibition on display at Ogden Contemporary Arts through January 6. (Read our review of the exhibit here). 12/12 David Dibble on the Undraped […]
If You Really Wanted to Get Me Something … Kate Jarvik Birch, Scott Tuckfield, Austin Archer, Anna Scotti
Every time I see an acrylic print by Kate Jarvik Birch, I wonder why I haven’t already bought a triptych for my office. Her still lifes are eye-popping like old magazine illustrations. They’re often food-based and always turn up my lips.
I’ve been thinking about Colour Maisch’s porcelain pieces ever since I saw them at Current Work in the fall. Not sure why. Maybe because they remind me of a philosopher’s stone (as in the Chinese Gongshi, not as in Harry Potter). I just think I’d like to look at them for a long while. Sculpture isn’t cheap, though (Go big or go home, is how I’m feeling this year), and I don’t really hang with a wealthy crowd, so, here’s what I’m thinking: she’s got a show going up at the Kimball In Park City on December 9. Hang out in their parking lot next week and while she’s loading the pieces in and out …
Since losing a print in Santa Fe seven years ago (a single print by a Russian artist; it disappeared after being left at the foot of a bench, across from an art museum), I always feel a pang of pleasure/sadness/delight when I see a framed print on any wall. There it is, I think, made it to its destination. Where it should be.
If you go to SaltGrass Printmakers (412 South 700 West), you can find one.
If recent weather is any indication, I don’t think we’ll have to dream of a white Christmas. Bing Crosby’s wishes will likely be a reality for Utah residents. While I love the winter wonderland, I have to admit the icy forecast has me dreaming of spring florals. With that being said, what I want for Christmas is some unique floral works by local artists.
Jennifer Rasmusson was just featured in her newest solo exhibition at ‘A’ Gallery in Salt Lake City.
11/26 Sweet Spirits (Hello Sunday – Season 3, Episode 9) featuring Emily Larsen Art historian, curator and collage artist Emily Larsen discusses her struggles with mental health and the importance of art therapy in her life. WATCH THE VIDEO (starts at 9:55) 11/25 SLTRIB: This BYU student’s […]
West Valley Defends Itself, Rita Wright to Retire, Abigale Palmer, Fernando Cidoncha, Behnaz Karjoo, Justin Hackworth
11/10 SLTRIB: A study found West Valley City to be the least artsy city in America. Is that true? There are people in West Valley City who would like to have a word with those who labeled their town “the least artsy city in America.” West Valley is […]
In October, Salt Lake City’s Public Art Program commissioned local arts and culture writer Bianca Velázquez to write on the “art, legacy, and impact of Ruby Chacón in Salt Lake City’s public art scene.” The city has commissioned Chacón to create several murals, including her Art-in-Transit commission for […]