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Visual Art | Highway 89 Revisited: Utah artists travel the length of State Street for inspiration

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Feb 27,2008 - With the rich visual tapestry that is the state of Utah, painters have depicted the width and breadth of the state’s scenery with a broad brush. A new group show at Art Access Gallery takes on the rather ambitious task of creating a comprehensive...

5 Spot

5 Spot | Ken Jennings of Jeopardy! fame

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Jan 30,2008 - Ken Jennings, whose Jeopardy! winnings broke the record at 2.52 million, signs his second book, Ken Jennings’ Trivia Almanac, at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 at King’s English Bookstore. How do you feel about the epithet ‘nerd,’ and how...

Arts & Entertainment

Visual Art | Stranger Than Paradise: Maureen O’Hara Ure mixes past and present, heaven and hell.

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Nov 28,2007 - When one of the most singular local artistic visions is on display, that’s enough to make it a must-stop on Gallery Stroll night. But Maureen O’Hara Ure’s collection of paintings Stranger and Stranger at the Art Barn also marks a significant...

Arts & Entertainment

Visual Art | The Salt Lake Art Center showcases an ongoing tradition of turning found material into art.

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Oct 17,2007 - In the art world, sometimes less is more. With his hand in three shows at two different galleries, Salt Lake Art Center curator Jim Edwards demonstrates how talented creative people sometimes turn minimal resources into an embarrassment of riches, by...

Arts & Entertainment

Books: A Poet’s Life

Mark Strand returns to Utah to read from an impressive body of work.

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Sep 26,2007 - In the literary world, few purveyors can make a living from writing poetry. Most fall prey to the mundane distractions of everyday life that is the lot that falls to most aspiring poets. Mark Strand has made a name for himself as one of the foremost writers...

Arts & Entertainment

Visual Art: Strange Mu-tations

Artist Amy Caron brings the science of the brain into the gallery.

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Sep 19,2007 - With some of the exhibits and performances in the area recently [see “Sound Ideas,” Aug. 23, City Weekly], local art seems to be undergoing some uncanny transformations. If you didn’t know better, you might think you were viewing the...

Miscellaneous

Into the Unknown

A relative newcomer to the gallery scene explores “Space.”

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Sep 6,2007 - The name of one of Salt Lake’s newest art galleries says it all. The creators of the works embellishing the walls at the Unknown Gallery aren’t members of the glitterati, such as it is, of our town’s comparatively modest art scene. If...

Arts & Entertainment

Sound Ideas

Multimedia: Salt Lake Audioptic displays the results'and the process'of turning noise into visual art.

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - Multimedia art—combining visual works with sound—isn’t a new medium. But using sound to actually imprint images on the visual plane is a technique that hasn’t been attempted much before. The new genre of “sound art”...

Arts & Entertainment

Solo(c)ist

It’s no slip of the tongue'Camilla Taylor’s huggable sculptural prints are one of a kind.

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - Artists express their individuality in different ways. Sometimes they need to pull out a dictionary to do it. Phoenix resident Camilla Taylor found she had to move away from native Salt Lake City to redefine her artistic identity, though she still maintains...

Arts & Entertainment

Making an Impression

Visual Art: Bill Hosterman brings his innovative printmaking techniques to a local workshop.

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Aug 15,2007 - Salt Lake City galleries and studios have been fortunate enough to host exhibitions and residencies in the past. But how often do we encounter a practitioner who has helped develop a whole new process of creating art? The “drypoint lithography”...
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