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 March 2010
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Spectrum Studios Open House
March 26 & 27 (Fri. 6-10, Sat. 1-5)
196 W Malvern Ave, Salt Lake City, UT.
Tel: 801-484-5161
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Studio SpaceSpectrum Studios by Kim Silcox

Glass artist Dan Cummings has been running Spectrum Studios since 1994. During that time he says he has seen more than 40 artists come and go. In the South Salt Lake space each artist has their own corner where they can work on individual projects, but the majority of the warehouse space is used as a common area. This invites the type of collaboration that makes Spectrum unique. The artists, working in metal, glass, and other materials, can come together to tackle large projects, whether they be an artistic install for a public art space, or a more industrial endeavor, like the giant lens they are working on for a space telescope in Germany. For the oversized project the artists had to build a special kiln.

At the end of this month Spectrum Studios will be holding an open house, in conjunction with their neighbors, Poor Yorick. The more traditional studio building draws the big crowds, but to get an idea of some of the real big projects possible in Salt Lake visits Spectrum, a block to the south. Poke around and see if you can find the abstract compositions our photographer, Kim Silcox, captured for this month's studio space feature.
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Feature: On the Spot
Lehi's Lee Adamson

Lee Adamson

Lee Adamson is the new Director of NowPlayingUtah.com, Utah's first state-wide comprehensive source for unique arts and cultural events. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is currently finishing a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Utah. Lee is a native of Lehi and takes great pride in his home state and all that is has to offer.

An enlarged black and white photo that I took of a big, beautiful tree in a Thai jungle. The branching patterns of this giant tree create an awesome look, plus, I love images of natural beauty.

The City and County building on Washington Square and Boston Building on Salt Lake's Main Street are definitely among my favorites, but I love the Manti Temple in Sanpete County. My family often visits the Sanpete Valley for outdoor recreation and summer festivals, and I am always amazed with the building while passing through town. The influences of Gothic Revival, Neo-Renaissance and Second Empire architecture combine beautifully to make a striking building unlike any other in that region. Nice work Sanpete pioneers!

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. After reading Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code, I was hooked! I love his well-thought-out combinations of history, imagination and a little conspiracy.

Artists of Utah News
Intern Opportunity

Artists of Utah is looking for a Utah student interested in an internship opportunity with the organization. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with Executive Director and 15 Bytes editor Shawn Rossiter. This position requires someone who is well organized and a self starter, not afraid to interact with members of the community. The intern will have the opportunity to be involved in the editorial process of 15 Bytes as well as work on the Arts Administration side of the organization. If interested contact Shawn Rossiter at editor@artistsofutah.org
15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition

Ehren ClarkEhren Clark received his BA in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Criticism 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 The City Weekly, as well as being published in other journals in Utah.

Shalee CooperShalee Cooper,
who holds a BFA in photography from the University of Utah, has curated multiple international photography exhibitions. She is an associate instructor at the University of Utah, an art consultant at Alpine Art and the photo editor for 15 Bytes.

Amanda FinlaysonAmanda Finlayson has a BA in English from Westminster College. Since 2003, she has been the Programming & Development Manager for VSA arts of Utah (Art Access). She also serves on the Utah Arts Council's Arts Education Panel, and is the Chair for the Utah Cultural Alliance Board of Directors.

Jay HeumanJay Heuman
, a native of Toronto, holds an MA in Art History from York University. He is the Salt Lake Art Center's Curator of Education.

Hikmet LoeHikmet Sidney Loe is an independent curator and art historian who teaches at Westminster College and the University of Utah. She is currently writing a book.

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.

Amanda MooreAmanda Moore is an artist located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Originally from Cleveland, Tennessee, she received her B.A. in 1998 in English with a focus on Literature and Fiction Writing from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She came to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah and in 2006 received her M.F.A. in Photography. Amanda now teaches as an adjunct professor at Westminster College.

Ann Poore is a freelance writer, editor and curator who worked for The Salt Lake Tribune for most of her career and, most recently, for City Weekly. She attended colleges in California and the University of Hawaii before graduating from the University of Utah. Ann curated "The Reality of Abstraction: Painting in Utah 1946-1996" for the Nora Eccles Harrrison Museum of Art, a show which toured Utah and included the work of Carolyn Coalson who is featured in this issue..

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.

Jim StoddardJames Stoddard
graduated from the photography program at SLCC. He grew up in Utah and loves photographing both its landscape and its people. His images have been seen in publications in Utah and throughout the West.

Kim Silcox
Kim 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.

Will ThompsonWill Thompson
is a local photographer who specializes in work that is textural, intimate, and speaks to the space in our subconscious that seeks peace and tranquility. His work has been shown in galleries ranging from SAANS and Kayo in Salt Lake to Duncan Littlecreek in Elko, Nevada, and is included in private collections from Seattle to South Carolina. His work ranges from portraiture to abstract fine art.

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.

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