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November 2014
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Photo Essay: Studio Spaces
Rooms of His Own
Ivins artist Ron Larson uses about every room he can find for making art
awn Rossiter

Ron Larson has a place to paint just about anywhere he goes. At his home in Ivins, Utah, he keeps a neat studio in an upstairs bedroom, but packs another spare room with paintings, framed, unfinished and barely started. Over at his St. George office, where he creates neon signs that light up all over the mountainwest, he has a desk for painting downstairs and a room littered with source material upstairs. And as a plein air painter, he always has his kit ready to pull out when the light and rocks of southern Utah inspire him.

This month you can find him painting on site at the 2014 Zion Plein Air Artist Invitational November 3-9. If you miss him there, you'll find the artist's work at Split Rock Gallery in St. George or online at www.ronlarsonartist.com.

Wooded III by Wendy Wischer


Inside the Vault: Works from Public Art Collections
Traces of an Image
Wendy Wischer
Wooded III
Work on Paper
30" x 20"

Wendy Wischer's "Wooded III" is part of a series of drawings that use the beam of light from a laser cutter to create the images. The laser beam cuts through the paper leaving a slight burn mark on the edges. Since light is a wave and always moving, what we are left with is the trace of where it has been. The images in this series start out as photographs of tree tops that are converted to simple vector files for cutting out on the laser cutter as well as turned upside down, transforming the images into lace or fringe. With "Wooded III," several layers of drawings are complied together, separated by acrylic sheets, to create a physical and metaphorical depth.

Wendy Wischer lives in Salt Lake City and received an MFA from Florida State University,1995 and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison,1993. Wischer creates work in a variety of media from sculptural objects, to installations, video and public works. She is one of the 2014 recipients of the Utah Arts & Museums Visual Arts Fellowship. You can see more of her work  on display currently in the faculty show at the UMFA. 

This column is sponsored by the Visual Arts Program of the Division of Arts & Museums. Each month the program distributes a newsletter about upcoming events and opportunities for artists. It also features a work from the collection each month. To subscribe, email fbaca@utah.gov.


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Our editorial contributors

Ehren ClarkEhren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer.

Laura HurtadoLaura Allred Hurtado is the Global Art Acquisitions Specialist for the LDS Church. She has worked at SFMOMA, BYUMOA and as the Acting Curator of Education at the Utah Museum for Contemporary Art. She received her master's degree in Art History from the University of Utah.

Frank McEntireFrank McEntire, one of 15 Bytes Most Influential Artists, has curated exhibitions for and shown his work in most major art centers in the state and is former executive director of the Utah Arts Council and former art critic for The Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake Magazine.

Sue MartinSue Martin holds an M.A. in Theatre and has worked in public relations. As an artist, she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic to capture Utah landscapes or the beauty of everyday objects in still life.

Larry MenloveLarry Menlove is a graduate of the University of Utah. His fiction has appeared in many venues including Weber Studies, Dialogue, Irreantum and Sunstone. He lives with his wife, children and an old cat in Spring Lake.

Ann PooreAnn Poore is a freelance writer and editor who spent most of her career at The Salt Lake Tribune. She also worked for Salt Lake City Weekly and has written for such publications as Utah Business Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine.

Shawn RossiterShawn Rossiter, a native of Boston, was raised on the East Coast. He has degrees in English, French and Italian Literature. A professional artist and writer, he founded Artists of Utah in 2001 and is editor of its magazine, 15 Bytes.

Marcela TorresMarcela Torres holds a BFA from the University of Utah and is education coordinator at the CUAC in Salt Lake City.

Shawn RossiterWill Thompson is a local photographer who specializes in work that is textural, intimate, and speaks to the space in our subconscious that seeks peace and tranquility. His work ranges from portraiture to abstract fine art.  

Geoff WichertGeoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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