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Dave Hall Studio Space

Frank McEntire's Studio
a photographic essay by Kimberly Silcox

The 1,000 sq. ft. studio Frank McEntire has rented for the past seven years is in the warehouse district of old Camp Kearns Airforce Base. The present owner of the repurposed building operates his American Tread business next door to the east, and a transportation tool inventor/truck driver rents two bays at the west end of the long building. During the day, the air smells of rubber and in the evening of onions from the near-by food processing plant. "I like it here," McEntire says. "What few neighbors I have in this out-of-the-way gravel road area of Kearns all work hard with little interaction and chit-chat, yet are helpful to each other when needed. And, it's just ten minutes from home."
Dave Hall Studio Space

Feature: On the Spot
Mike "Satch" Fletcher

Mike "Satch" Fletcher is a self-taught artist who lives in Ogden with his wife and three cats. His experimental and colorful abstract paintings are currently on exhibit at the Visage Salon in Salt Lake City.

What hangs above your mantel?

Abouve my mantle hangs "lotus," a fine art print by Martha Klein. This print captures a calmness and spirituality that we all need to offset the rest of our hectic lives.

What is your favorite building in Utah?

I would have to say the Salt Lake Library is my favorite building in Utah. Its curvalinier facade brings us much needed boost into the 21st century.

What is the most memorable exhibit you've seen recently?

Beside my own exibit at Visage, now hanging . . . I would have to say the Hyunmee Lee exibit at Phillips. The power of that work speaks for itself.

AoU News
Spring Fundraiser

We started our Spring Fundraiser in mid-April and wrapped it up a month later. The four weeks of our fundraiser proved to be our most successful ever. We have already received over $6500 in donations, which was our fundraising goal, and we have pledges for an additional $2500. Even more impressive, the number of contributors during this fundraiser almost doubled from our fall fundraiser. The 150 plus individuals and businesses who chose to give their financial support to 15 Bytes this spring attracted the attention of the Doctorow Family Foundation which recently awarded Artists of Utah a $5000 grant for the support of 15 Bytes.

Our semi-annual fundraisers are our principal means of fundraising. The fact that we get the majority of our funds from small individual contributions is extremely important to us. It means we must be doing something right and it means that we are answerable to the larger community rather than just a few donors. Keep an eye on our Extra! Extra! blog page (at www.15bytes.org) where we'll be posting a survey to find out how you feel about the fundraiser and what we can do to make it just as effective but maybe a little less annoying.

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15 Bytes: About Us
This Edition

Tom Alder is a banker by day but in his free time explores his interest in Utah art. He is on the board of the Museum of Utah Art and History, organizes the yearly Zion's Bank Art Show, and is currently working on a Masters Thesis on Henri Moser.

Ehren Clark received his BA in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Critcism at the University of Utah and an MA in the art of the Renaissance at the University of Reading, UK. He currently writes for the Deseret News, as well as being published in other journals in Utah.

Brandon Cook, a professional painter who lives in Ogden, is represented localy by A Gallery.

Manju Varghese is a documentary filmmaker who is originally from Maryland and a graduate of BYU. When she is not making films she enjoys taking pictures, reading, cooking indian food, and exploring the great outdoors.

Cara Despain has a BFA from the University of Utah and is an artist and freelance writer.

Lisa B. Huber is a native Utah artist who works in pencil and watercolors. She is also a published poet and writer, works by day as a Software Developer, and resides in Washington City, Utah.

Sue 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.

Elizabeth Matthews,
a full-time artist and part-time writer, is a recent graduate of the BYU art program and lives in West Jordan.

Shawn Rossiter, a native of Boston and graduate of BYU, lives and paints in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City.

Kimberly Anne Silcox, originally from Los Gatos, California, is a freelance photographer and owner of her own company, klik. She specializes in photojournalistic-style child portraiture and local events and is currently working on a photo book about diversity, judgement & our own humanness called "what I thought I saw."

Geoff Wichert is a professor of Art History at Snow College, as well as a glass and multi-media artist. He has been writing about art for over 25 years in regional, national and international publications.

Heather Wunderlich is an artist and writer living in Utah. She received her degrees from the University of Utah.

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