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Artist Profile: Darryl Erdmann

Artist Profile: Darryl Erdmann

“I would much rather be drawing at my work bench and conceptually doing artwork and listening to music than probably anything on the planet,” says Darryl Erdmann, former drummer, sign-painter, furniture salesman, gallery owner. Above all, though, he is an artist, one with a full belt of tools to accomplish...

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InCiteful Clay at the Woodbury Art Museums

InCiteful Clay at the Woodbury Art Museums

Probably the oldest known artistic medium, clay sculptures survive in European caves alongside painted animals and mysteriously carved bits of bone and stone. At the same time, as our contemporary artists demonstrate, clay can be as new as any other medium. Its plastic versatility allows it, in sufficiently creative or...

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Matthew Allred: Clinamen at UMOCA

Matthew Allred: Clinamen at UMOCA

. . . Allred’s fascination with the elemental basics of photography has led him to an expansive exploration of time, space and understanding. The tools of his trade allow him to explore universal ideas, to bring the expansive nature of the universe into the four walls of a gallery or...

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In Memoriam: Edie Roberson

In Memoriam: Edie Roberson

In “Tip Top Tours” a vintage bus spurts smoke out of its exhaust as it climbs a hill outside what looks like Capitol Reef. Inside, a host of characters including Mona Lisa and Felix the Cat stretch their heads out the windows, wave flags and snap photographs. It’s a party...

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Lindsay Frei: Borders of Beauty

Lindsay Frei: Borders of Beauty

“I don’t think I’ve come to a resolve,” says Frei about this recent work, and her ongoing exploration of beauty. “But I think I am more comfortable with the idea that I don’t have to be resolved, and that it’s an ambiguous thing.  For a long time I just wanted...

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The Blisses and Black Mountain College

The Blisses and Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design is a comprehensive and comprehensible traveling exhibition about the revolutionary experimental  liberal arts college (1933-57) that continues to be influential in education and the visual, performing and literary arts even though it closed 57 years ago. This absorbing show includes ceramics, textiles, furniture,...

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Poor Yorick Studios

Poor Yorick Studios

Every six months thousands of art lovers fill the halls and studios of South Salt Lake’s Poor Yorick Studios. During the Spring and Fall Equinox Open Studio events there are so many bodies and so much art, you might never actually notice the space that houses the event. Poor Yorick...

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Changing Dance Seasons

Changing Dance Seasons

Salt Lake’s summer dance landscape is slowly shifting; rather than most locals going off contract and skipping town, many community dance artists go “off contract” from full-time teaching positions and use the summer as a space for premiering new work or exploring new contexts for choreography. It’s hardly a new...

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When the portrait doesn’t look like you:  SELF_Created at Mestizo

When the portrait doesn’t look like you: SELF_Created at Mestizo

Picasso famously told Gertrude Stein, before embarking on what became one of the most famous portraits of the twentieth century, that she needed to understand that it would not look like her. Picasso taught the world a new way of seeing, though, and his pre-cubist portrait of Stein looks a lot more like her now...

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Utah Chamber Artists: Crossings

Utah Chamber Artists: Crossings

After spending the summer touring the churches and cathedrals of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, the Utah Chamber Artists are ready begin their season at home in Salt Lake City’s cathedral.

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Ruth Ann Garner and Valerie Hollstein at One World Gifts

Ruth Ann Garner and Valerie Hollstein at One World Gifts

by Carol Fulton This month beautiful and inspired glass artwork is on exhibition at One World Gifts and Gallery in Sugarhouse. The two exhibiting artists came to this medium as adults with grown children and  neither had formal training in it. Ruth Ann Garner took art classes in high school, but her careers in technology...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ:  Brad L. Roghaar

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Brad L. Roghaar

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 Ogden-based Brad L. Roghaar who provides...

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Reminiscences and Whimsy at Sugar Space

Reminiscences and Whimsy at Sugar Space

Local choreographer and Pilates instructor Courtney Norris has compiled a selection of reminiscences and whimsy for her current Artist-in-Residence program at Sugar Space. The show opened with “Tis a Gift,” a duet created and performed by Norris and Erica Womack. Norris and Womack were lit softly, as if at dusk, their shadows dancing on the...

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Kimball To Move? UMFA To Close?

Kimball To Move? UMFA To Close?

Last week the Kimball Art Center got tough in its negotiations with Park City over their redesign. After a second design was rejected by the city because it didn’t comply with historic preservation guidelines (see here) the Kimball Board of Directors announced it would look for a new location outside the historic district. Kimball Art Center...

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An Effect That Exceeds Its Causes: Brian Komei Dempster’s Topaz, winner of the 2014 15 Bytes Book Award in poetry

An Effect That Exceeds Its Causes: Brian Komei Dempster’s Topaz, winner of the 2014 15 Bytes Book Award in poetry

reviewed by Aaron Cance I was just over half way through reading Brian Komei Dempster’s debut collection of poetry, Topaz, when I recalled a recently read philosophical contention by the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek in which he posits that an event (in this case the internment of over a hundred thousand Japanese-Americans in the American...

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The Penguin Lady Presents at Rose Wagner

The Penguin Lady Presents at Rose Wagner

by Erin Womack The Penguin Lady Presents, a night of choreography by Natosha Washington, premiered to a full crowd at the Rose Wagner Black Box Theater.  The show begins with a personal and heartfelt message that thanks the audience for coming to partake in an evening of dance, and asks us to connect with and...

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UTAH Copper: Thomas Schulte's Tacoral

UTAH Copper: Thomas Schulte’s Tacoral

Thomas Schulte Tacoral 1982 Copper and aluminum On June 30, 1980, a storm in Salt Lake City blew copper off the Utah State Capitol dome. In an attempt to salvage the copper and preserve a significant piece of Utah history (the copper was installed in 1916), Governor Scott M. Matheson, the Utah Arts Council, and...

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Plein Bear Painting: John Hughes's 2014 Summer Plein Air Adventures

Plein Bear Painting: John Hughes’s 2014 Summer Plein Air Adventures

The thing I love about this event is that I don’t have to be anywhere for days on end, which gives me the freedom to roam to my heart’s content. My method for picking painting spots on any given day is dictated only by which way the wind happens to be blowing. Typically, I will...

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The Great Waldo Kidd: an American Contemporary Realist Painter at Charley Hafen

The Great Waldo Kidd: an American Contemporary Realist Painter at Charley Hafen

  Let’s perhaps take a minute to review how far we’ve come. Late in the twentieth century, a consensus arose that Modernism was dying, if not already dead. This is not as sad as it sounds: the first artist to be called modern was Dante, and he’s also dead. The first modern art movement was...

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Spring City Plein Air

Spring City Plein Air

As we mentioned in our August 2014 edition of 15 Bytes, Spring City sponsors their annual artist studio tour this weekend, and opportunity to visit with 20 plus artists who live and work in the area. The tour happens Saturday August 30, 10 am to 4 pm. If you want to make a weekend of...

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