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Larry Elsner

Larry Elsner

“As a sculptor, my concern is for form,” Larry Elsner wrote in 1977, “a maddening search for the unity of space and mass.” An Idaho native and longtime Utah State University professor, Elsner would always choose form over function, regardless of the medium in which he was working: bronze, clay,...

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Abe McCowan at Saltgrass Printmakers

Abe McCowan at Saltgrass Printmakers

If the data that emerge from the surface detail of McCowan’s plants look familiar, that doesn’t mean they are meant to be translated, or must be in order to enjoy them. It’s enough that they draw the viewer’s imagination into the vegetable world. One onlooker commented that the roots of...

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Church vs. State at UMOCA

Church vs. State at UMOCA

Utah is often spoken of as a cultural monolith, even a theocracy, where church and state are inexorably intertwined. While recent legislation reminds us of the enormous sway the hierarchy of the LDS church does exert over state politics, it should not be forgotten that there has also existed a...

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Curtis Olson's Mandalas

Curtis Olson’s Mandalas

When you view Curtis Olson’s newest work, up this month at Park City’s JGO Gallery, you’re likely to sense something familiar: some of the pieces may remind you of the spirograph kits and t-shirt designs of your youth (if you are of a certain age), while in others you may...

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Plein Air Pair: Antonin Passemard and Anastasia Dukhanina

Plein Air Pair: Antonin Passemard and Anastasia Dukhanina

Those who are under the impression that plein air painting is a practice of subject and technique exclusive to the western United States may experience a reality check this month upon visiting Slusser Gallery, where for the March Gallery Stroll the work of owner Mark Slusser will be featured along...

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The Monitoring Gaze: Panopticon at UMOCA

The Monitoring Gaze: Panopticon at UMOCA

  In a technologically-vibrant world, it is increasingly difficult to separate ourselves from our digital appendages, as screens, wires and gadgets serve as tangible reminders of the more complicated, invisible networks that surrounds us. History demonstrates that episodes of great progress like ours are met with a combination of excitement and fear: while modernity conjured...

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Organic Environments: Paintings by Laura Hope Mason at the City Library Gallery

Organic Environments: Paintings by Laura Hope Mason at the City Library Gallery

It hasn’t been long since Laura Hope Mason graduated from the U of U. This becomes apparent during her opening lecture for her latest show, now up at the Salt Lake City Library, when questions asked by her audience turn into shared recollections of classes taken, particular professors, and the lessons they taught. Then there’s...

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Salt Lake Symphony Performs "Fire & Ice"

Salt Lake Symphony Performs “Fire & Ice”

The title promoted for the most recent Salt Lake City Symphony concert was "Fire & Ice!" The program: works by Jean Sibelius, Igor Stravinsky, and Ralph Vaughan Williams -- a Finn, a Russian, and an Englishman. All the works were conducted by Robert Baldwin, an American. In the end, the fire was beholden to...

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Dance at Memorial House Sunday March 22

Dance at Memorial House Sunday March 22

The March edition of 15 Bytes featured coverage on Wachira Waigwa-Stone’s work with dancers, in particular a piece involved in “Dance at Memorial House,” taking place this Sunday, March 22nd at 4 and 7pm in Memory Grove Park. Waigwa-Stone accompanies a piece by Amy Freitas for her improvisation group, Porridge for Goldilocks, which features numerous...

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"What's My Name?" Dementia on Exhibit at Art Access

“What’s My Name?” Dementia on Exhibit at Art Access

  Artists whose lives have been impacted in some way by Alzheimer’s are presenting work related to that and other forms of dementia at Salt Lake City’s Art Access, 230 S. 500 West, in a show opening Friday from 6-9 p.m. and running through April 8. “What’s My Name?” co-curated by artist and writer Sue...

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Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake Presents the Elias Quartet

Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake Presents the Elias Quartet

The Elias Quartet, a rather young and much admired group from Great Britain, will be performing at Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah Campus as part of the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City on March 26 at 7:30 pm.

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The Death of Drawing

The Death of Drawing

Forget the “marketplace of ideas.” I say: put small gloves on ideas, stick ‘em in a cage with an opponent of comparable capabilities and gravitas, and let them “go toes.” Eye to eye. Mano a mano. Mixed Mental Arts Fight Club (MMA FC). Here’s what I’m talking about: David Ross Scheer’s The Death...

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Surviving Suburbia: Justin Wheatley at 15th Street Gallery

Surviving Suburbia: Justin Wheatley at 15th Street Gallery

“It’s about suburbia,” says Justin Wheatley of his newest work, on view beginning this week at Salt Lake’s 15th Street Gallery. “Suburbia is loaded with kitsch, we’re all living in this kitschy world where we try to make things look nice or beautiful or wonderful, but in reality, a lot of the times, its fake. ...

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Utah Symphony Presents "Peter and the Wolf"

Utah Symphony Presents “Peter and the Wolf”

The Utah Symphony has brilliantly branded what they do as “classically charged.” They want you to see what they do as energetic, exciting, and new. But sometimes symphonic music is charged with being either boring (when it comes to the old, fuddy duddy stuff), or inaccessible (when it comes to new music that has no...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Cedar City-based poet Danielle Beazer Dubrasky...

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Becoming The Thing You've Killed: Jacob Paul's "Song of Ilan"

Becoming The Thing You’ve Killed: Jacob Paul’s “Song of Ilan”

Called a “dizzying, rhapsodic, and thrilling book that challenges readers to think about how we live, love, and die,” A Song of Ilan is author Jacob Paul’s second novel. His first, Sara/Sarah (Ig Publishing, 2010), told the story of a Jewish woman who, after her parents are killed in a suicide bombing in Israel, takes her inheritance and...

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Visual Arts Fellowships Announced

Visual Arts Fellowships Announced

  Utah Division of Arts & Museums announced Tuesday the award of its two $10,000 Fellowships for Visual Arts Excellence for 2015 to Daniel Everett and Hyunmee Lee. Everett is an artist working across a broad range of media including photography, video, sculpture and installation and is assistant professor of New Genres at BYU. He...

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