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Artist Profile: Earl Jones

Artist Profile: Earl Jones

In anticipation of his upcoming show at Phillips Gallery, Ann Poore talks with Earl Jones about art, life and revolution.

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Jason Manley at CUAC

Jason Manley at CUAC

Here lies the truth, and that is the secret of the reality of the forest that transcends all, even the forest itself.

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Weber State's Biennial Faculty Show

Weber State’s Biennial Faculty Show

Two things are soon apparent on entering the Shaw Gallery. The first is that, to paraphrase The Wizard of Oz, we’re not in Utah any more . . .

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Ron Russon at Utah Artist Hands

Ron Russon at Utah Artist Hands

Russon’s agrarian background and career in illustration can be seen in his paintings, which depict practical things like farmland and machinery, but with a highly developed sense of design that modulates various abstract elements. His paintings are also charged with a well-developed spiritual and metaphorical sensibility.  “For me, my story...

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St. George's Split Rock Gallery

St. George’s Split Rock Gallery

This gallery is always in shift because if I weren't able to bring in elements and things I love and we love as a group, I'd be bored and our clients would be bored.

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At Home Or On the Move: Spike Ress's Studios

At Home Or On the Move: Spike Ress’s Studios

His "Art Spirit" van has been transformed into a mobile studio, the envy of many plein air painters throughout the state, who suffer under the rain or from the wind and cold while Ress is comfortably painting ensconced in his warm, dry environment.

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Seeking Out the Wonder: Harry Taylor at Phillips' Dibble Gallery

Seeking Out the Wonder: Harry Taylor at Phillips’ Dibble Gallery

The works of the late Harry Taylor, now on exhibit at Phillips Gallery, teem with energetic life and vitality. With his unique sense of brevity, playful sense of humor and dynamic skills as a woodcarver (he managed to keep working even after he was diagnosed with ALS), Taylor created fantastical creatures and playful narratives that...

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After Work Wednesday: The Art Salon Experience at Whitespace Contemporary in Ogden

After Work Wednesday: The Art Salon Experience at Whitespace Contemporary in Ogden

“It’s well known that while it’s only a forty mile drive from Ogden to Salt Lake, it’s at least a hundred and forty miles from Salt Lake to Ogden.” With tongue thus firmly in cheek, Scott Patria, co-founder of the gallery venture he likes to call a “low profit social enterprise,” gently vents the frustration...

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New Conversations: The 2014 Performance Art Festival

New Conversations: The 2014 Performance Art Festival

by Marcela Torres This last Friday and Saturday the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Main Library Branch in downtown Salt Lake City hosted its second annual Performance Art Festival, curated by Utah native Kristina Lenzi. Fifteen artists, split evenly between local presenters and out-of-state artists, participated in the event. Performances, representing a diverse range of...

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Between Worlds: Bernard C. Meyers at Alice Gallery

Between Worlds: Bernard C. Meyers at Alice Gallery

“I love ambiguity,” Bernard Meyers says, and with that refreshingly unambiguous confession, highlights a principal characteristic of his photography. Ambiguity is what makes his photos—unlike the majority of images produced by today’s ever-more ubiquitous cameras—valid additions to our common visual language. Or in other words, works of art contemporary with the time of their making....

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jerry Vanleperen

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jerry Vanleperen

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 Salt Lake City-based Jerry Vanleperen, an...

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Art In Your Home Brings Fine Art to People in Transitional Housing

Art In Your Home Brings Fine Art to People in Transitional Housing

by Sue Martin A recent art project points to the nature of art as the “intersection of many human needs,” to paraphrase a quote by contemporary artist Carl André. “Art in Your Home” provides a rare opportunity for people living in transitional housing to own an original work of art, bring art to populations often...

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Made In Utah: Section One Focuses on Local Filmmakers

Made In Utah: Section One Focuses on Local Filmmakers

by Jared Christensen While visual arts scenes tend to be local, film is an international industry. With the Section One Expo, local filmmaker Joseph Puente is trying to change that. Along with others in the local film industry, he has worked on many films by independent and Hollywood companies filming in Utah, giving the state...

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Life in El Oltro Lado: Reyna Grande's The Distance Between Us, A Memoir

Life in El Oltro Lado: Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us, A Memoir

Author Reyna Grande will appear as part of the six-week-long Utah Humanities Book Festival Oct. 25, 2014 at 4 pm at the Salt Lake City Public Library, Auditorium, 210 East 400 South, downtown. Copies of the book will be available for sale and to be signed by the author. by Krystal K. Baker When Reyna’s...

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Creative Couplings: RDT's Portal

Creative Couplings: RDT’s Portal

by Samuel Hanson Duets abound in Repertory Dance Theatre’s fall season, Portal, in which four choreographers’ voices configure and reconfigure a company in transition (RDT has four new dancers: Jaclyn Brown, Lauren Curley, Dan Higgins and Lacie Scott). The evening is quite a curatorial feat, uniting four diverse pieces that have just enough in common;...

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A Life, Any Life, One life: Jeff Metcalf’s Requiem for the Living: A Memoir

A Life, Any Life, One life: Jeff Metcalf’s Requiem for the Living: A Memoir

reviewed by Lynn K. Kilpatrick Jeff Metcalf will read and discuss his new book Requiem for the Living: A Memoir as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival, October 7, 2014 at 7 pm at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 4th Floor Conference Room, 210 East 400 South. When I teach creative nonfiction, I...

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Edward Bateman’s a Finalist for the International Lumen Prize

Edward Bateman’s a Finalist for the International Lumen Prize

Edward Bateman is once again a finalist in a major global competition. The edgy digital artist and University of Utah professor jets to Cardiff, England, on Sunday for an exhibition and talk for the important Lumen Prize (www.lumenprize.com), one of 25 people chosen from about 700 submissions. Better yet: a picture of his work was...

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Take a Closer Look: Brandon Cook at Finch Lane Gallery

Take a Closer Look: Brandon Cook at Finch Lane Gallery

Take a closer look. These paintings aren’t on canvas. Or linen, panels or boards. These luminous, poetically evocative works by Brandon Cook, which fill Finch Lane Gallery with a sense of hushed wonder, have been painted on sheets of metal. With his exhibit Aeonic, a term that suggests an immeasurable or indefinitely long period of...

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