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ARTISTS OF UTAH EZINE April 2002 page 5
The former home of Gladstone Furnishings in Salt Lake City has gone through a series of changes over the past few months. The building located at the corner of 3rd East and 17th South formerly housed an antiques shop. Since February, however, paintings, photographs, digital images and sculptures have replaced chairs, cabinets and credenzas.
Jim "Meats" Meier, a local painter and digital artist, transformed the space into an art gallery and gave the building its new name, Meats Gallery. Meier began his artistic career using pencil and airbrush. When he began working for Salt Lake-based Beyond Games, however, he developed his digital skills in Photoshop and Maya. Digital work has now become his principal medium. He has used his technique to make an award-winning animated film which has been featured on the Independent Film Channel. He also uses the work to create still images which are intricate in detail and alive with imagination. Meier's type of artwork is not normally seen in galleries in Utah, however. Since February, Meier and like-minded artists have been displaying their unique brand of art to the public at the Meats Gallery. Their styles include surrealism, fantasy art, and dark
On Saturday, March 30th, the group held a Closing Party to celebrate the end of the exhibit and the end of Meats Gallery in this incarnation. Jim Bean, a cello and guitar combo with atmospheric effects, played on a
The Meats Gallery will be open during
the month of April, monday through Saturday 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm.
A reception for the exhibit will be held April 19th, 6-10pm as part of
It's Logan's turn to welcome the world
Michael Bingham grew up in the farmlands of Southeastern Idaho within sight of the majestic Teton Mountains. As a child, he was surrounded by the beauties of nature and now yields credit to the great outdoors as his main source of inspiration. Bingham finds beauty in all things – in people, animals, and landscape. He also believes that this “beauty” has helped to instill in him a passion for art and creation.
Bingham, a graduate of the prestigious
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, has been painting
professionally for more than twenty years and has had much success. His
fine art paintings can be found in several galleries across the country
and in many private collections. He was recently
Last year, Bingham, his wife, Suzanne, and their seven children, moved to Logan after living in Kansas City for 12 years where he painted as a full-time illustrator for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Bingham wanted to follow his dream of creating an art school that would allow rising artists to learn from pro- fessionals. Today, this dream has come true as professional artists from around the world are coming to Bingham’s art school, Paint Utah, to present their authentic style during art-skills seminars, to teach participants how to fine-tune their individual skills, and to inspire creativity.
Bingham says inspiring creativity is the power behind Paint Utah due to its location in Logan-- where people travel to get away from the rest of the world. Among the many mountains and valleys of Northern Utah, one can regroup and relax as part of this wonderland of beauty and splendor.
Bingham continues to paint professionally and can be found presiding over his school of artists in Logan, Utah.
--Brett O. ParsonFor more information about Michael Bingham or Paint Utah, go to
www.paintutah.com, or call (435) 750-5066.
PAINT UTAH'S UPCOMING WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
classes held at Beaver Creek Lodge. This price includes food, accommodations
May 6-10 Phil Starke
(landscape, Still life, oil) *$950
Recently one of his images graced the cover of Southwest Art magazine
He is a very good teacher
Display, a multimedia company turned art gallery will host woks by Valerie Martinez with the help of Derek Dyer. Derek was approached by Donnie Martinez after her daughter Valerie was murdered last year. Valerie had always wanted to display her art in her own art show. In attempt to heal and allow her daughter's dream to come true, Derek and Donnie have put a show together in Valerie's honor. The paintings were all done by Valerie before she passed on and give the on-looker a brief look and Valerie's life, loves and ambition. This show runs Friday April 19 for Gallery Stroll 6pm to 9pm 400 West Pierpont Ave.
Art Access II Gallery will be showing AT THE CROSSROADS, featuring 22 digital paintings and drawings of Harry G. Taylor. Harry is well known for his wood block prints. This will be the first show of his digital work. Taylor chose the Crossroads exhibit because of the many crossroads he has faced most recently with Lou Gehig's disease. Losing the use of his left arm Harry was not able to make his block work anymore and at this crossroads he moved on to digital works. You can see Harry's latest work at Art Access from April 1st through April 30th with an opening reception on Gallery Stroll night April 19th from 6pm-9pm, 339 West Pierpont Ave.
|The art students
at the University of Utah will have their works on display at the University
of Utah College of Fine Arts. This show will be juried by the faculty of
the University. There will be plenty of art, food and music. Again it is
free and runs April 18th staring at 6pm
Art Access Gallery (the original)
will have Lenka Konopasek and her MEMORY GAME. The images in Konopasek's
painting are solid glimpse of her memory. They pose the question of what
is real and what was just your memory of the reality. Lenka is a very talented
artist in Utah. She mocks the reality of real objects by imitating them and
copying them. A definite must must see! Art
There is so much local art and music
to be seen in Salt Lake, get out there do it. Remember Gallery Stroll is
FREE. As always there is no way this could be a complete list. If you would
like to see your favorite gallery in this article email me at firstname.lastname@example.org