Thursday, November 26, 2020

september, 2020

18sep6:00 pmUtah's Byways - Landscape Exhibit


Event Details

Utah’s Byways

New paintings capture the diverse landscapes and towns of Utah.

Elise Zoller, an oil painter in the realist style, has been travelling Utah over the past few years, painting landscapes and cityscapes from Hurricane to Huntsville.  She has enjoyed meeting people along the road and learning about the history of the state. 

Elise says, “Plein air work can be physically demanding, but there is no substitute for working from life. Light and shadow dance in subtle ways a photograph cannot capture. Even the wind and the fragrances it carries inform the work. Scenes come alive when you stand in one place for a few hours.  You’ve got to get to know a spot. 

“While I work, all manner of people come up and talk to me about their towns and their lives.  I’ve met a downwinder from Enterprise, pie bakers in Veyo, pony cart drivers in Gunlock, a coyote in a cemetery, a cowgirl from Panguitch, and a friendly highway policewoman in Morgan. I’ve painted in snow, heatwaves, forests, and deserts.  My paint has frozen, my canvas has melted off boards, and my hat has blown across many Main Streets.  It’s been a great adventure!”

Elise has been painting and selling oils for over twenty years.  She’s a graduate of Princeton University in Architecture and has studied drawing and painting at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston and Masters Academy in Springville, UT.  She’s a member of Oil Painters of America, and has exhibited her paintings throughout New England and in the Southwest. 

Her landscapes were finalists in the landscape and plein air categories at the International Art Renewal Salon in 2016 and 2019 and earned an honorable mention in Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence Contest in 2018.  She has accompanied Academic Arrangements Abroad trips as an Artist in Residence, painting plein air in Russia, Belgium, Holland, France, and the Caribbean in 2018 and ’19.

You can sign up for her newsletter at to get an occasional email from her about her latest work as she keeps traveling the state.  Follow her travels on Instagram @elisezollerart and on Facebook at Elise Zoller Fine Art.

Utah’s Byways features 21 plein air and studio paintings.  It is at Phillips Gallery, 444 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, from September 18 to October 9, 2020.  Current hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 to 5:00pm and by appointment.  Due to Covid, there is a limit of ten people at a time in the gallery. Masks are required. 


Elise Zoller

cell: 781-363-1832





(Friday) 6:00 pm


Phillips Gallery

444 E 200 S, SLC, UT 84111


Phillips GalleryMeri DeCaria 444 E 200 S, SLC, UT 84111

A holiday letter from our editor, Mary Brown Malouf:⁠

"It’s the season for celebration. And let’s face it—it was a bad year for cheer. Nevertheless, though masked and socially distanced, we will join together again this year in love and joy for one another. We will clink glasses, feast, toast to a better future and enjoy what we have, taking care to live in the moment. Remembering the good times in the midst of the not-so-good and pledging to support one another."⁠

Have a wonderful and safe holiday. Cheers! 🥂⁠

To read the full letter, go to the link in bio.

Happy Friday! We all know the best way to celebrate the end of the week is with a cocktail 😉! ⁠

🍸 And our next highlighted cocktail is the perfect way to start your weekend. @alibislc's 'Far From The Tree' by Clif Reagle:⁠

1.5 oz. @shdistillery Bourbon⁠
1.5 oz. Utah Honey and Akane Apple Shrub⁠
.25+ oz. @waterpocketdistillery Snow Angel .25 oz. lemon juice⁠
Barspoon of simple syrup⁠
2 dashes Regans Orange Bitters⁠
Combine in shaker over ice, shake and strain into a footed glass. Serve with dried apple garnish.⁠

“My goal for this drink was to make it with as many local ingredients as possible,” says Reagle, “and seeing as the farm scene is pretty quiet in November I decided to go with a classic method of fruit preservation: the shrub.⁠

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂⁠

Link in bio to vote and learn more about Clif Reagle!

Yes. Thanksgiving is going to be different this year. So instead of stressing out to prepare a meal, help support local restaurants who need our love this Thanksgiving. 🦃⁠

Restaurants are doing what they can to make this Thanksgiving seamless for us. With offerings of curbside pick up, meal kits, and even delivery, ordering out this Thanksgiving seems like a no-brainer.⁠

Oh and did we mention no family-sized mess to clean up afterward? That’s a win-win in our book. 😉 Check the link in bio for full list of restaurants. 🍽️

Don't forget to vote in our 2020 Cocktail Contest!! 🍸🍹🥂⁠

Our next highlighted coktail is @thecopperonion's “Not Today Satan” by Frank Mealy:⁠

1.5 oz. @shdistillery Bourbon⁠
1.5 oz. pear shrub (Champagne Vinegar/Earl Grey simple 2:1)⁠
.75 oz. lemon juice⁠
Preheat glass with hot water. Mix ingredients, pour into the hot glass, top with hot water and garnish with cinnamon stick, star anise and dried pear.⁠

Mealy is a full-time bartender for the Copper Group. “Inspiration for this drink came from the expectation that we’re going to be running our outdoor patio season longer because of Covid.” People are more comfortable sitting outside, Mealy says, “So I wanted to make a hot drink for the colder months.”⁠

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂⁠

Link in bio to vote and learn more about Frank Mealy!

Our 2020 Cocktail Contest is live!! 🍸🍹🥂

We’ll be highlighting our cocktail contest contestants throughout the next few weeks. Starting with @takashi_slc’s “Red Dirt Garden” by Crystal Daniels:

- 1.5 oz. Amaro Bilaro
- .5 oz. @shdistillery Barrel-strength Rye
- .75 oz. Lemon juice
- 1 oz. Red rice orgeat made with @redbuttegarden botanicals
- Pinch of Jacobsen Salt from @caputosmarket

Daniels garnished her cocktail with banana leaves and an edible begonia- if you can’t get the begonia, another colorful edible bloom will do. 🌺

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂

Link in bio to vote!

Did you know that the first woman to cast a ballot in the United States voted right here in Salt Lake City?

In 1870, on her way to work as a schoolteacher, Seraph Young stopped by SLC’s old City Hall—right across from the Capitol—and made history as the first woman to vote under a women's equal suffrage law.

Like many of us, Young voted early in that election simply because she had to get to work on time. Her story reminds us of the power ordinary people have to make history. Now, get out and vote!

Photo: Ron Fox

Our November-December issue is on stands now!!⁠

And our annual cocktail contest is open for voting! Take all precautions, support our hardworking hospitality community and remember to smile. 🍹🍸🧉⁠

Pick up a magazine, grab a cocktail and vote! Happy November, everyone! ⁠

Check the link in bio to vote.

Trick or treat? COVID cases are getting scary.

111K confirmed cases and 601 deaths in Utah.

Link in bio for a little op-ed on face masks. 😷

Here in Utah, we live on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Ute Tribes. Today we celebrate the people who first called this land home. We remember the struggles and tragedies they endured and recognize the fight for justice and autonomy that Indigenous Peoples still face. ⁠

Go to the link in bio to give to Diné Bikéyah and support Bears Ears. 🏜️

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