Go to 15 Bytes Home
go to page 3
Subscribe to 15 Bytes For Free
PAGE 6
PAGE 7
PAGE 8
PAGE 9

 June 2010
Page 2    
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
 
Studio Space



Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
 
Studio Space
Dan Toone
by Karina Jones

Dan Toone has spent most of his days doing metal work and welding in the food and dairy industry. In his free-time, he welds his own artistic creations, some of them out of scrap materials from his day job, in the studio he and his son built in Taylorsville. The two-story, 1200 square-foot structure features a storage loft, accessible by stairs that can be hoisted up and down. Six skylights flood the space with natural light, a pot-belly stove in the center provides heat, and a collection of signs adorn the walls . Scrap metal may pile up in the driveway, but inside the materials for the sculptures he and his son, Joshua, create are placed in an orderly fashion -- a necessity for working efficiently but also for making room for the studio's other resident, a 1939 red Plymouth truck Toone hopes to someday get in working condition so he can use it to deliver sculptures.

For more information on the artist visit www.dantoone.com.

Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space

Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space
Studio Space


Feature: On the Spot
Salt Lake's Guy Lebeda

Guy Lebeda

Guy Lebeda is a writer who has published essays and articles about art, the environment, and outdoor topics. He is also the author of a comedy radio script that was performed on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion. Lebeda lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he manages the Literature Program for the Utah Arts Council.



I have no mantle, per se, but on the wall above the desk where I write is a pewter-framed black & white photo of a dear friend, now deceased, who inspired me very much. My brothers and I made flying ducks out of wood and metal in our wood shop class in junior high. Several of these ducks flew crookedly along our living room walls as I was growing up.



This isn't original, but it is completely sincere: I love the Cathedral of the Madeline. The vaulting of the ceiling, the light through the stained glass, the eerie acoustics, they all create a feast for the senses. I love it so much I am almost tempted to take up regular church attendance. Almost.

design element

design elementJaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget. It's a cautionary manifesto about the way Web 2.0 is transforming our lives for better and for the worse. Lanier is the guy who came up with the concept of "virtual reality," and now he's worried about what the Web is doing to society. The most memorable quote from the book (I mean so far, since I'm only halfway) is about FaceBook: "You have to be somebody before you can share yourself."


 
15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition

Kasey Boone is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been living (mostly) in Utah since 1990. He has a BA in French and Cultural Studies. He is a self-described "orphaned post-modernist."

John HughesKelly Green, a Salt Lake native, first discovered photography when her parents gave her a point-n-shoot camera while traveling through Southern Utah. She photographs in black and white and color film with 35mm and medium formats, dipping into the digital world for live music shots or 15 Bytes assignments.

John HughesJohn Hughes
is an award-winning artist and teacher who has been painting the landscape both in and out of the studio since 1983. He maintains a studio in Taylorsville and teaches students in private workshops and in a course at Salt Lake Community College.

Karina JonesKarina Francis Jones is a mother, photographer and dancer currently living in Salt Lake City. A native east coaster, she fell in love with photography working in her Toronto high school darkroom. University took her to the west coast, where she settled and spent a few years shooting in Los Angeles. She is currently exploring the idea of movement and line by photographing dance.

Sue MartinSue 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.


Shawn RossiterShawn Rossiter, a native of Boston, grew up on the East Coast. He has degrees in English, French and Italian Literature. He dropped out of a Masters program in Contemporary Literature to pursue a career as an artist. He founded Artists of Utah in 2001 and is editor of its magazine, 15 Bytes.

Kim SilcoxKim Silcox,
a native of San Francisco, is a full-time photographer and designer. She is currently working on What I Thought I Saw, a book project that challenges our perceptions of how we see people.


Dale ThompsonDale Thompson
has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Her writing career includes work for a local theatre, journalism in Park City, and freelance contributions for various nonprofit organizations.

Geoff WichertGeoff Wichert
has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He teaches writing at Snow College, where he also taught Art History for six years.

Become an Underwriter

15 Bytes is published monthly by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City Utah. The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of 15 Bytes or Artists of Utah. Our editions are published monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Our deadline for submissions is the last Wednesday of the preceding month.

Writers and photographers who contribute material to 15 Bytes are members of the visual arts community who volunteer their time. Please contact the editor if you have an idea for an article or feature, or if you would like to volunteer your time to the organization.

Materials may be mailed to:
Artists of Utah
P.O. Box 526292
SLC, UT 84152

Editor: Shawn Rossiter
Assistant Editor: Laura Durham
Image Editor: Kim Silcox
Contributing Editor: Geoff Wichert
Mixed Media: Terrece Beesley
You can contact 15 Bytes at editor@artistsofutah.org


In order to pay for the editing and layout of this ezine, Artists of Utah relies on contributions from individual members of the community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, mail your check to the address above or else use this link, to make a contribution using your credit card or paypal account:

Go To Rio Gallery


Utah Watercolor Society
become an underwriter