CLC Artist: Colt Bowden

CLC Artist: Colt Bowden
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The third annual Craft Lake City on August 13 features over 180 artists—a new record for the alternative arts and crafts festival. The nature of Colt Bowden’s art is time consuming and may thus seem like an anachronism in today’s digitally fueled world. It is that very reason he chooses media that makes one slow down, embrace gradual methods of construction and command an attention to the integrity of skillfully crafted detail … read more

Localized

Localized
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August’s Localized brings two hip hop aficionados to the Urban Lounge stage on Friday, Aug. 12. Dusk One, who co-founded local hip hop group MindState, plays alongside DJ Knucklz’ newest project, Zebrafish. Masters of Death opens the show. A mere five bucks gets you in. … read more

Summer of Death: Pajama Jam Recap

Summer of Death: Pajama Jam Recap
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On July 16, SLUG Magazine’s Summer of Death skateboard contest series celebrated its twelfth anniversary with the Pajama Jam, presented by Quiksilver and Natty Light.  This year, the tradition continued at the Skate 4 Homies warehouse and we couldn’t have been more excited with the park that Todd Ingersoll and friends built. … read more

CLC Artist: Kumiko Morse

CLC Artist: Kumiko Morse
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“I grew up in Japan and everyone learned [origami] folding when we were in preschool or kindergarten,” says Kumiko Morse. After moving Stateside, she spotted origami jewelry on the Internet and thought, “Hey, I can do that.” Channeling the traditions she was taught as a young child with her new-found inspiration, Morse began folding again, creating her first pieces of origami jewelry in May 2010. … read more

 
 
CLC Artist: Dreamland Sideshow

CLC Artist: Dreamland Sideshow
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Ian Prowess and LaLa West of Dreamland Sideshow have discovered that following their dreams is the recipe for happiness. Their line is made up of lace and ribbon decorated hats, hoods, vests and cuffs, some ready-to-wear clothing, and lots of sweet leather gear with studs, lace and anything else they can adorn these delightful pieces with. … read more

CLC Artist: Evan Jed Memmott

CLC Artist: Evan Jed Memmott
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A first time Craft Lake City artist, Memmott’s work is on the pop art end of the spectrum and heavy on appropriation—think sci-fi/comic book nerd Andy Warhol. The subject matter ranges from sci-fi stuff (including pretty sweet Star Trek: DSN Quark and Star Trek: TNG Worf masks) to his Utah history inspired work. … read more

CLC Artist: Jorge Arellano

CLC Artist: Jorge Arellano
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“I started doing stencil art with my friends,” says Arellano. “At that time, we didn’t have an option to do silk screening, so spray painting was the easiest thing to do, and the easiest way to spray paint on clothes was to use a stencil.”  Upon moving to Salt Lake, Arellano abandoned stencil art for many years until he created a few pieces for his band All Systems Fail. He began creating stencil art again, quite secretively, but his talent and love for the art couldn’t be hidden forever. … read more

CLC Artist: Tiffany Blue

CLC Artist: Tiffany Blue
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Like any girl, Tiffany Blue wanted a variety of options to hang from her stretched lobes, but at approximately $100 per pair, it just didn’t seem realistic. She created her first pair of polymer clay earrings in the fall of 2009 after she became disappointed by the high prices of jewelry for stretched ears in local stores. Her designs run the gamut from simple spirals to decadent dangles that curl in and out in a dizzying manner. … read more

CLC Artist: Reclaimed Wreckage

CLC Artist: Reclaimed Wreckage
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Store-bought bags could not withstand Captain Chaos, the son of Reclaimed Wreckage’s Chris and Lisa Brown. Lisa started looking to discarded byproducts as a cost-effective, durable material and solution for her own bags. Made from abandoned tractor tire tubes, their bags sport rivets, satin-lined interiors and zippers. Lisa has expanded even more into upcycled vinyl product creation, including earrings and other accessories. … read more

CLC Artist: AJ Wentworth

CLC Artist: AJ Wentworth
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While AJ Wentworth attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City in 2009, he worked at a local deli and made raw chocolate bars in his spare time. It didn’t take long for students at his school to start asking why he wasn’t selling the homemade chocolate, and what started as a hobby turned into a way to make four to five hundred dollars in a weekend at school. From there it became a passion.  … read more