May 2004
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Artists of Utah News
Spring Support Drive

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SLC Galleries
What's Up and Upcoming

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NEW VISIONS : An exhibit featuring the works of six artists who came to practice art late in life will be at New Visions Gallery.  These artists call themselves "Second Sight" in tribute to their challenge to learn new skills and see the world with fresh eyes after working in various professions. Having met through their mutual interest in supporting the art community, they formed a group that now meets monthly to share works in progress and receive feedback and encouragement. Their love for the process and product of art has managed to transcend their inhibitions and has led each to take the personal risks necessary for self-expression in a chosen medium. "Second Sight" are Bevan Chipman, Bill Fulton, Carol Fulton, Kathryn Lindquist, Merrit Stites, and Mary Tull.

FINCH LANE GALLERY : Paintings by Dana Costello in an exhibition entitled "Persephone Revisited." Mixed-media photography by K.C. Muscolino will also be on display.

CHROMA GALLERY: Friday May 7th, Chroma Gallery presents the first one-man exhibition of Salt Lake artist John Bell. In this exhbition, "Drinking, Smoking & Dancing with the Muse," this award-winning photographer and designer  has turned his creative efforts to painting in an abstract expressionist style. Reception May 7th 6 to 9 pm. Show runs through June 7th.

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THE ART IS IN : is featuring two California based artists this month. New to the gallery and Salt Lake City, James Leonard and John Makowski add a new element to the gallery. James Leonard is a California based artist whose abstract oils are shown worldwide. His work hangs in Carmel and San Diego as well as Boston and New York. John Makowski is a ceramic artist whose work is featured in several galleries along the California coast. His work is influenced by his love of nature and the pictographs and early rock art found around the world. Located at the Crossroads Mall in downtown SLC.

FORUM GALLERY: Through mid-May you can view a group exhibition by the Utah Watercolor Society. May 21st,  Bevan Chipman's "The Women," an exhibition of watercolors of Sudanese Refugees living in Salt Lake City. See page 4 . 511 West 200 South.

ART ACCESS I & II GALLERIES: Brian and Joe  2: Brian Kershisnik and Joe Adams have returned to Art Access for another collaborative exhibition. The two artists were featured at the gallery during the 2002 Winter Olympics to adoring crowds. In AAII, Joey Behren's 12 paintings on display explore how people divide land and natural geography and what it reveals about human nature. Both exhibits run through mid May. 300 plates: the fundraising event of the year. Thursday, May 20, from 6 to 9 pm, Art Access' 2nd annual Fundraiser & Exhibition features 300 plates from 50+ of Utah's most exciting artists. These artists have created works on recycled metal printers' plates. The works will be on sale for $50 to $350. For more information contact the gallery at 801.328.0703 or

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ROSE WAGNER ARTS CENTER : "Pop-Nostalgia," an exhibition of art by Joe Carter and Paul Heath will open Friday, May 7th and run through July 4. A celebration of everyday objects and reminiscing Salt Lake City are the themes of this exhibition. For Carter, the emotional tug or response to an ecelctic everyday object inspires his work, done in a luscious painting style. Heath has a "pop" nostalgic eye that focuses on a collective sense of place, history and antiques, and Salt Lake City in particular.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS: Local artist and jewelry designer, Stephanie St. Thomas, is the featured artist at Utah Hands through June 14th. St. Thomas uses the same epoxy materials in her furniture and jewelry for her paintings to create unique abstract and representational works. Additional works also appear next door at Cafe Molise.

PHILLIPS GALLERY: Two Utah Veterans. An exhibition of new works by Denis Phillips currently at Phillips Gallery reveals this veteran painter's interest in improvisation as a creative mode. Phillips' intersection layers of paint reveal an interest in color relationships and the power of line and form to compelling imagery. May 21st Gallery Stroll will see the opening of an exhibit of landscapes by Earl Jones.

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What's Up and Upcoming Outside Salt Lakecadence by shanna rogers

ST. GEORGE: The St. George Art Museum presents two exciting exhibits through the months of May and June. A Fairer Creation , landscapes by Utah artist Brad Aldridge will be on view through  The talents of high school students from across the state will also be on display in the All State High School Exhibition, courtesy of the Sprinville Museum of Art and the Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibit Program. Show runs through June 25th.

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art presents what is probably the most unique exhibition showing in the area. From May 25th to July 3rd, the museum will hold The 8th International Shoebox Sculptura Exhibtion one of the most popular exhibits for young and old alike. Exactly 145 small sculptures from around the world show how artists have handled the challenges of space and scale dictated by the size of an ordinary shoebox. The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition is organized by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery and supported in part by a grant from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

SPINGVILLE: The Spring Salon, the Springville Museum of Art's annual exhibition of Utah art, opened this past week and will continue through June 30th. Utah's "One Hundred Most Honored Artists" were each gauranteed two pieces in the show. A total of 271 works were chosen from over 800 entries, so in addition to works by more familiar artists there may be a couple of new things to see at the Salon.