Artists of Utah News
Ten More Years
With the advent of 2011 Artists of Utah and 15 Bytes welcome a new year and look forward to a new decade, as we mark, in September, our tenth anniversary. In months to come you'll be hearing more about this anniversary and what this decade means to us as we evaluate where our project has been, where it is now and where it should go.
Ever since we started publishing 15 Bytes other sections of our cultural community have asked or encouraged us to do for the performing or literary or cinematic arts in Utah what we do for the visual arts. If you've read our blog this past year you'll have noticed that we've begun to do that, with previews and reviews of performances and events. And in this month's edition, with features on dance and poetry, we've also begun to do it in the pages of 15 Bytes.
Partly this expansion is a natural result of the interests and curiosity of our writers. Partly its because the arts aren't always comfortable with strict definitions, and while the visual arts were traditionally associated with painting and sculpture, over the past half century film, performance, music, poetry and theatre have all shouldered their way into what we now consider the visual arts. And partly it is because there is a wide audience that wants us to bring the cultural conversation of 15 Bytes to their area of interest.
So over the next few months you'll find in the pages of 15 Bytes and in the posts of our blog content that goes beyond our traditional coverage. Since this is a community project we look forward to your feedback and hope you'll let us know about this expansion of our conversation.
Please send comments to editor Shawn Rossiter at firstname.lastname@example.org
15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition
Ehren 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 In Utah This Week, as well as being published in other journals in Utah.
Alex Haworth, a native of England, has been in Utah since he was thirteen. He is a local filmmaker and with Davey Davis runs The Dada Factory.
John 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.
Shawn 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.
Dale 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 Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.