Artists For Local Agriculture Fundraiser @ The Mixx 11.07

Artists For Local Agriculture Fundraiser @ The Mixx 11.07
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AFLA is currently unveiling its plans in partnership with Wasatch Community Gardens and the Utah Arts Alliance to build what Cundick calls “art gardens.” Art gardens are community garden spaces that will also serve as display areas for local artists.  … read more

Ushio Shinohara Exhibit Opening @ CUAC 01.18

Ushio Shinohara Exhibit Opening @ CUAC 01.18
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When first entering the gallery, I found myself momentarily stunned by the colors, movement, and scale of his works. Ushio Shinohara modernizes violence, anger and sorrow, making it his own. With each punch, a bout of catharsis is imprinted onto the canvas. … read more

salt 6: Emre Hüner

salt 6: Emre Hüner
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The Salt Gallery is a cozy, dynamic space reserved for emerging artists like Emre Hüner, aiming “to reflect the international impact of contemporary art today, forging local connections to the global and bring[ing] new and diverse artwork to the city that shares the program’s name,” Tassie says. Tassie explained to me that Hüner created this video, sculpture and drawing installation specifically for this space. His approach to object making is enthralling, bizarre and poignant. In about 100 square feet, he attempts to dissect modernity, the ideal of utopia, and their falls from grace.  … read more

Upcoming Screening of The 10 x 10 Film: Girl Rising

Upcoming Screening of The 10 x 10 Film: Girl Rising
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At the Sundance Film Festival in January, we witnessed a distinct shift in the filmmaking that is celebrated and rewarded. Since its opening in 1978, the festival has showcased predominantly the work of male directors. This year, however, for the first time in the festival’s history, 50 percent of the directors were women. One of these films that cast women not as sex objects or as silent companions in a male-dominated world is Girl Rising. … read more

We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art @ Brigham Young University Museum of Art 03.11

We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes...
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Some Salt Lakers steer clear of this quaint college town, Provo,  just 45 minutes south of SLC. Personally, I’m drawn to its chaste charm, its cheap food and its kind, conservatively dressed population. Furthermore, the MOA is perhaps my favorite museum in the state, partially because it’s free, partially because it boasts a variety of world-class collections of art. Its exhibits are dynamic as they are diverse. Plus, it has the absolute best gift shop of any museum I’ve ever visited. … read more

Local Review: Joshua Payne Orchestra

Local Review: Joshua Payne Orchestra
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Joshua Payne is an unmistakable Salt Lake character who never seems to put down his guitar, gigging everywhere from Bar X to Grand America. He’s versatile, as is his sound. On his most recent album, Payne and his orchestra join pop and contemporary jazz in an unlikely space: the mainstream. … read more

Not Just Your Grandma’s Attic: A Closer Look at the Pioneer Memorial Museum

Not Just Your Grandma’s Attic: A Closer Look at the...
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The first time I visited the Daughters of Utah Pioneers’ (DUP) Pioneer Memorial Museum (PMM), despite being heavily medicated and unable to articulate thoughts coherently, I left the museum in awe. I’d never seen anything like it. As a history nerd and a historical kitsch connoisseur, I knew I needed to work there. With the help of my adoptive grandma, I signed up to be a docent, and for the time I spent in Utah, I was a faithful volunteer for eight months.  … read more