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 September 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
Trax Station
Street art on Floral Street
Sculptures of Joseph and Hyrum Smith at Temple Square
Art in Downtown Salt Lake

With Frank McEntire's essay on Public Art in mind (see page 5), this month's Studio Space feature looks to the broad view of an entire community as an artistic endeavor. Jim Stoddard and Kim Silcox took their cameras to downtown Salt Lake to take a look at the artistic canvas of the capitol city. From city-sponsored public art installations -- both temporary and permanent -- to spontaneous expressions of street art and privately-funded art projects, this photographic essay gives us a varied look at the art in our community. These images are the beginning of what will become Artists of Utah produced "Art Walks," featuring detailed maps of towns and neighborhoods and the art that can be found therein. They also serve to resurrect a 15 Bytes feature on artwork in the public eye, In Plain Site, which will once again run regularly in our pages and bring our readers a look at various forms of "public" art from around the state.

Studio Space
Haiku on Main Street
Mural on the Guthrie Building
Studio Space
Street art on Floral Street
SLC Pepper Mural on 2nd West and Pierpont
Trax Station
Temporary Museum of Permanent Change installation
Street art on Floral Street
Street art on Floral Street
People's Portable Garden sculpture 877 south 200 west, Greg Ragland, 2010

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Artists of Utah, the publisher of 15 Bytes, recently received a generous grant from the Francis H. Zimbeaux Trust. The grant money is dedicated towards the purchase of cameras, lights, microphones and other equipment necessary to expand our video coverage of Utah's visual arts community. We still need to raise an additional $2000 in matching funds. You'll be hearing more about this in the coming month, but if you're already excited about the idea of exploring the arts through moving images and recorded sound, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our Utah Art Stories: Video program.
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Contemporary Masters

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Artists of Utah is looking for a smart, creative student eager to gain experience working in the arts. The Artists of Utah Intern will gain valuable experience and make important connections in Utah's arts world. The intern will help with a variety of activities including marketing, maintaining parts of our website, organizational development, and the production of 15 Bytes. Students who are familiar with or eager to work with any of the following are a plus: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, arts writing, grant writing, marketing. For more information contact Shawn Rossiter at

15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition

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.

Sheryl GillilanSheryl Gillilan received her B.A. in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, and Masters in both Social Services and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. She is an award-winning quilt artist and the Assistant Director for Art Access.

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.

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.

Frank McEntireFrank McEntire, former executive director of the Utah Arts Council, is a sculptor, independent curator, and arts administrator. He was the art critic for The Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake Magazine.

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.

James 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.

Marcela TorresMarcela Torres
was born and raised in Utah. She has served at many local art organizations in several capacities over the years. A self proclaimed Jack of all trades her titles include seamstress, videographeor, editor, dj, radio host, educator and tasty snack expert. She is currently employed at the Salt Lake Art Center as Education Assistant.

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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Mixed Media: Terrece Beesley
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