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Visual Art | Sweet Indulgence: Springville hosts a high-calorie retrospective on modern-art master Wayne Thiebaud

By Cara Despain
POSTED // Apr 16,2008 - “I’m not going to talk about art, because I don’t know what that is,” said the man whose work is among the most noteworthy modern art of the 20th century. What an opening statement for an artist of his stature to deliver. On March...

Visual Art

Visual Arts | Face to Face: Suflita’s portraits take on unique contextual meaning

By Cara Despain
POSTED // Mar 19,2008 - Any string, particle, mark or individual viewed in isolation appears very different from the large form of which it is a component. Lines coalesce to make a drawing; people make a group. Jennifer Suflita’s exhibition of etchings and drypoint prints...

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Visual Arts | Creek Art: Artists congregate in a fascinating East Bench setting.

By Cara Despain
POSTED // Nov 14,2007 - Old buildings, especially those with rich histories and original façades, make the most illustrious art studios. Why the hell, then, do so many old buildings face the imminent threat of being leveled or converted into luxury condos? The answer...

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Magazines: Finders Keepers

The creators of Found magazine bring discarded bits of communication back to life.

By Cara Despain
POSTED // Oct 10,2007 - Some selected definitions of the surprisingly multifaceted word find: (v. tr.) 1. To come upon, often by accident; meet with. 2. To perceive (oneself) to be in a specific place or condition 3. To recover the use of; regain. (n.) Something that is found,...

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Now Voyage

Visual Arts: Salt Lake Art Center’s Leipzig exhibit takes viewers on a trip through vital contemporary works.

By Cara Despain
POSTED // Aug 8,2007 - Despite being sandwiched between two high-traffic downtown gathering spots—the Salt Palace Convention Center and Abravanel Hall—the Salt Lake Art Center is largely and mysteriously an underused cultural attraction. And right now, it happens...

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Treasure Chest

Laura Besterfeldt turns nipples into art'for a good cause.

By Cara Despain
POSTED // Jun 18,2007 - At first glance, people with their chests and breasts exposed'lathered in oil and drizzled with hot wax'seems erotic. Walking into this very situation in the front room of Laura Besterfeldt’s apartment is instantly intriguing, to say the least....
 
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