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October 2010
Published by Artists of Utah
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May We Have Peace, by Allan Houser, Washington Square
Salt Lake Art Center
Sculpture at Library Square
street art
Flying Objects
Studio Space
Benches on Main Street
Studio SpaceLloyd Platt

Like many people who study art in college Lloyd Platt went on to do something a little more practical for a living. After graduating with a BFA from the University of Utah Platt earned a Masters of Architecture and ran a successful practice in the field for over 25 years. A decade ago he returned to his early studies, and now his architectural firm is home to as many canvases and brushes as it is plotters and computers.

The light filled space at 4645 Highland Drive in Holladay is mostly white, leaving the color work to be done by Platt's abstract canvases which are filled with washes of colors and smoldering masses of paint. His recent works are on display this month at Sugarhouse's 15th Street Gallery.

Studio Space
Studio Space

On the Spot
Holladay's Kathleen Bourne

Michael ChristensenKathleen Bourne received her BA in Art History from the University of Utah. She has been with the Utah Arts Council for over 20 years. She works as the registrar for the State Fine Art Collection and thanks to her meticulous paperwork and file keeping skills knows where each piece is at any given time (the same can't be said for Utah's artists -- see our Slideshow of Shame article page 9).

I remember an old painting of Lake Konigsee in Berchtesgaden, Germany hanging on the wall of my home. There was a church in the painting that was St. Bartholomew and towering mountains in the background. My mother is from Munich, Germany. She loved the painting and it held fond memories for her and because of that, it held special significance for me.

design element

design elementI am currently reading Consilience, by Edward O. Wilson. He makes the argument that all knowledge is intrinsically unified. He uses his background in biology to link the sciences and humanities. A balanced perspective of the world where the distances between the branches of learning are narrowed and our depth of knowledge is increased is quite intriguing.

I would have to say my favorite building is the Governorís Mansion. Many of the stateís finest works of art are in the Mansion. After the fire in 1993, there was an extensive effort to preserve and restore the building. I really appreciate the design and craftsmanship that is in the Mansion. As a Utahn, I feel proud to have such a beautiful, historic building as home to our governors.

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Our editorial contributors this edition

Laura DurhamConnie Deianni was born and raised in Utah . Her love of art was instilled at an early age through her father, a Utah landscape artist. As a non-traditional student at Westminster College , she has re-entered the academic world with a vengeance and has a new found appreciation for balancing multiple priorities. She is currently employed at Zions Bank where she manages the bankwide Mentor Program.

Laura DurhamLaura Durham
, a Utah native with a BA in Art History from BYU, has worked for the Utah Arts Council as the Visual Arts Coordinator for the past six years and, recently, she has taken on the Traveling Exhibition Program as well. She served as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association from 2003 - 2006 and now serves as Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

Carol FultonCarol Fulton got her degree in radio and television production a long time ago. She was born in Brazil and lived in many countries, being a Foreign Service officer brat. Now retired from the airline industry, she volunteers at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and dabbles in oil painting and found-object sculpture.

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.

Kelly GreenKelly Green,
a Salt Lake native, first discovered photography when her parents gave her a point-n-shoot camera while traveling through Southern Utah. She was instantly hooked. 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.

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.

John McCallumJohn McCallum is a graphic artist, designer, musician/composer, photographer, and videographer living in Ogden. In addition to creating websites for many local artists, John is currently Director of Multimedia for NACD, an international organization devoted to helping children. He attended the University of Utah Music Department and is currently working on his first solo album. He filmed interviews for the new Artists of Utah film, WORK ZONE.

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.

Kandace Steadman
currently directs the virtual museum project at the Museum of Utah & History, where she has worked for the last six years. She also wore various hats at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC including working in the curatorial, education, and public relations departments. She’s an adjunct professor of art history at Westminster College.

Geoff WichertGeoff Wichert
has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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