May 2008: Derek Dyer

May 3, 2008

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My art is about making an emotional connection with people, creating beautiful images or objects and inspiring creativity in others. The Glitter People series featured on the cover of this month’s Catalyst is my newest work. I believe that we each have a light and sparkle inside of us. Some people call this love or energy or our soul. This series is a visual representation of this idea. Plus, who doesn’t like glitter, I mean really, now. 

OTC_Derek_0508.jpgMy art is about making an emotional connection with people, creating beautiful images or objects and inspiring creativity in others. The Glitter People series featured on the cover of this month’s Catalyst is my newest work. I believe that we each have a light and sparkle inside of us. Some people call this love or energy or our soul. This series is a visual representation of this idea. Plus, who doesn’t like glitter, I mean really, now. 

My work has been featured in numerous art exhibits and publications and has received much local, national and international exposure. My work includes paintings, photography, projection art, multimedia and mixed media works. I was published in the Guinness Book of World Records for building The Diversity Ball, the world’s largest disco ball in 2005. My other passions are my work in politics and the environment.  I am currently the executive director of Utah Arts Alliance, a job that I love more and more each day. I also work in the recycling industry and with several community projects and organizations.

For more info: www.derekdyer.com or www.myspace.com/derekdyer or www.utaharts.org 

Tel. 801.651.3937    FAX: 801.487.1359