Visual Arts

The New Normal from Salt Lake Photographers

We asked Salt Lake photographers to share their creative eyes on the year that was 2020 and the new normal. March 2020 Location: Temple Square, SLC “After the earthquake, I went to see the damage....

A Rare Opportunity at UMFA

There’s technique and medium. But maybe most importantly, there’s point of view. This third thing that distinguishes works of art is the most enlightening to the general viewer and chances are good...

Artist of SLC: When Art Venues Close, Online Sales Can Boom

In the beginning, Issac Hastings found himself in a collective space with a bunch of different artists and thought that being a painter was the only way to go about his work...

6 New Murals in South Salt Lake

As part of Mural Fest 2020 during the month of June—six new murals—created by seven different artists were completed in South Salt Lake's Creative Industries Zone. In its third year, Mural Fest...

The Power of Murals—More than just paint.

Incorporated as a city in 1938, South Salt Lake is made up of seven (very flat) square miles, from 21st to 39th South, and running west of 500 and 700 East to...

Trent Harris Sends Postcards to Himself

In 1869, some genius in Austria invented the “non-postal”—cards, ones where you had to actually put the stamp on yourself. Within a year, everyone was doing it. Greetings from everywhere were being...

Artist Ben Steele Challenges Utah Taboos

At first look, “The Tabooist” seems like an easy chuckle. The everyone-gets-it reference to Norman Rockwell, famous for his realistic vignettes of iconic American experiences is translated into today’s parlance: a tattoo...

Hive · Woodworking

Before we even talk about that mahogany football, let’s get a definition straight: Ralph Wilkes is a woodworker, not a carpenter. “I started with straight carpentry at age 19. That means I...

Discover the Art of Papercutting

Bean sells Scherenschnitte on her Etsy site or you can order custom cuts at cindy@bean-cutter.com; Instagram: @beancutter. Graphic designer Cindy Bean first saw elaborate papercuts when she visited Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg in...

Meet the Man Behind Jason Momoa’s Muscles

Who wants to be just like their big sister—first-chair clarinet and degree in economics? Mark Twight sure didn’t. So, he started climbing mountains in his early 20s. One thing though. He was...

Modern West Gallery

Diane Stewart’s Modern West recently celebrated its first gallery stroll. The official opening of the gallery in its new westside space took place April 19, but the Friday night Gallery Stroll sponsored...

Literal Lunacy

What is it? Why, it’s an artistic model of the Lunar Module, being created for the Element 11 Art Festival, part of the Regional Burning Man Network on July 11. In celebration...

Trigger Art

“T here are 4.5 million acres of land under the  Bureau of Land Management. I wondered how people are using that landscape,” says Daniel George, a photographer who grew up in Nebraska and...

Go West with Modern West’s New Space

Experiential. That’s the new buzzword in art galleries and exhibition spaces. It has various degrees of interpretation—from Meow Wolf in Santa Fe to the pumpkin environment of Yayoi Kasuma, but the basic...

Two Exhibits Examine The Race to Promontory

One of the defining moments in American history happened 150 years ago. In Utah. The completion of the transcontinental railroad joined the two coasts of the country, setting the stage for future history....

Climber-photographer Mark Twight Shows His Stuff at Gallery Night

Yeah, he looks more like a punk rocker than a world class athlete. We suspect he likes it that way. But in 1988, Mark Twight climbed to the top of a 3,000-foot...
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