This Friday, Representative Becky Edward’s bill HB 134 to name Spiral Jetty the “State Work of Art” will be heard in the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee.At 8:00 am on Friday, March 4, HB 134, State Work of Art, will be heard in the Senate Economic […]
On January 18th, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will be closing its galleries to upgrade the vapor barrier system in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building on the University of Utah campus. The project is expected to take a year, with the galleries expected to be […]
A pair of alchemists at work and play: Layne Meacham and Frank McEntire together (at last) at Howa Gallery
On a wall edging a Bogotá, Colombia, street, music and theater posters vie with fight cards and bullfight notices pasted cheek-by-jowl to a rough, stucco wall. Over them are stenciled images of balaclava-clad guerrillas and the scrawled brigade name, M19, alternating with random graffiti, the surface peeling open […]
To start out 2015 we checked in with some Utah artists to see what they are up to in the new year. We’ll be running these short features throughout the month. Frank McEntire Frank McEntire is known for his work with found and reclaimed objects, turning them artfully […]
It was a crowded opening with obviously interested viewers eagerly engaged with a variety of well-presented art: Marcee and Ric Blackerby’s “Freak Show” went off without a hitch. Except for the title, that is — which, shortly after the initial postcards were sent, was abruptly changed by the […]
From the clay tablets of the Minoans to the papyrus scrolls of the Egyptians, from the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to Gutenberg’s Bible and the pulp novels of the 20th century, the book has had a monumental role in the creation of civilization. It is history itself. […]
We are pleased to announce the 2014 15 Bytes Book Awards. The 15 Bytes Book Awards, currently in its second year, celebrates exceptional books of poetry, fiction and visual art published in the previous calendar year based on each book’s quality/craftsmanship of writing, level of engagement and how […]
A new book edited by Frank McEntire explores the life and art of the late V. Douglas Snow.
West Valley artist Frank McEntire is in Ephraim tonight as part of Snow College’s ongoing series of Art Talks. Students and visitors will have the opportunity to hear McEntire talk about his artistic practice, and they’ll be able to view that practice made flesh (or rather metal or […]
You’ve been hearing “hit it out of the ballpark” a lot lately in the political arena so I hesitate to apply the phrase to an art show, but Frank McEntire really has done it with The God Particle at David Ericson Fine Art. It’s a gem of an […]
Today’s post comes from the Renewal exhibit at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City: Hikmet Sidney Loe’s literary response to Frank McEntire’s “Hooked on Jesus.” You can see all the visual works and literary responses at the UCCC through April 25. Icon: Hooked on Jesus We surround ourselves with […]
At the Springville Museum of Art last week Frank McEntire installed the tenth-anniversary version of Spontaneous Memorial, the project inspired by the lives lost on September 11th that he has exhibited every year for the past eight.
Geoff Wichert previews Frank McEntire’s reliQUIERIES exhibit, up this month at Nox Contemporary.
The best religious art of any time, like the important work in any subject matter, challenges its audience. The naked, physically powerful saints of Michelangelo shocked the Renaissance congregation, while the 1st to 2nd century transformation of Jesus from bearded elder teacher to youthful shepherd helped the early […]
Frank McEntire is one of Utah’s most prominent artists. Though he is also well known for his ancillary activities — directing the Utah Arts Council, curating a number of museum exhibitions and writing art criticism for the Salt Lake Tribune for a number of years — McEntire has […]
by Kimberly Silcox The 1,000 sq. ft. studio Frank McEntire has rented for the past seven years is in the warehouse district of old Camp Kearns Airforce Base. The present owner of the repurposed building operates his American Tread business next door to the east, and a transportation tool inventor/truck driver […]
It is ironic to call an exhibition that is installed every year on the same date “spontaneous.” That is the case, though, with Frank McEntire’s exhibit Spontaneous Memorial now on display at The Gallery at Library Square, level four of the downtown Salt Lake City Library. Spontaneous Memorial has already been […]