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When: Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Dec. 23 2014
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For the holiday season, many Salt Lake City art galleries—such as Phillips Gallery and 15th Street Gallery—feature an assemblage of represented artists in holiday shows. At Art Access and Finch Lane, artists are invited to contribute handmade seasonal arts and crafts. Other galleries, such as Modern West Fine Art, Alderwood Fine Art and David Ericson Fine Art, take time to focus on a few selected represented artists. At Ericson, the current show featuring Lee Bennion, Kathleen Peterson and Sophie Soprano might be considered a holiday show extension, as the themes of these three exceptionally gifted artists from Spring City are well within the warm and generous spirit of the holiday season. Bennion has an unmistakable style that focuses on scenes of the everyday lives of women. Her bright but comfortable palette energizes canvases and brings them to vibrant life. In "Balance," we see a woman who's beautiful in her poise, grace and stature, standing before a vase of flowers. Her hands gesture as if this is an offering. Peterson is well known for her iconic, simplified and stylized portrayal of woman. "Sisters" is a long horizontal canvas with many woman pictured, but they're not necessarily familial sisters; they might represent the spirit of sisterhood, linked side by side, arm in arm. Sophie Soprano takes a chance on flights of fancy with vibrant color and graphic, imaginative canvases. "Band of Angels" (pictured) is a literal flight of a team of horses, galloping through the sky, maintaining peace below. (Ehren Clark)

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