Topic: Arts

Flora meets a bee… and discovers the value of a good friend

Morag Shepherd I was born in Scotland and my entire family still lives in the United Kingdom. I have lived in America so long that I feel (mostly) American. But I’m not; I’m a perm …

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Celebrating science and nature

Rendezvous with a poet and a bee keeper To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. —To make a pr …

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Utah Humanities Book Festival

Books and their authors take center stage Book lovers don’t just read books; they talk about books, covet them, share them, buy them and pile them up, look forward to reading them, …

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A rare and prolific Odissi Indian dancer in SLC: Bijayini Satpathy

A dancer who ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov goes out of his way to see, and who choreographer Mark Morris considers to be “easily among the top five dancers I’ve seen in my life …

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Plan B Theatre: Renovating The Post Office

Rabindranath Tagore’s classic theatre fable The Post Office is important for a number of reasons. It’s a significant work written and performed in Tagore’s birth language, Bengali, …

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On the Cover

Erin Geesaman Rabke has been a huge fan of CATALYST Magazine and all it has added to the SLC community since she was a high school student 30 years ago. Erin became a regular contr …

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Deborah Hake Brinkerhoff

Professional Artist As an artist, I paint quickly, intuitively, and work much of the surface at the same time.  The tension of composition as well as the emotional and physical wei …

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Celebrate Womanhood at the Urban Arts Gallery

By Adelina Whitten, CATALYST intern An annual call for submissions leaves the Gateway’s Urban Arts Gallery with a diverse collection of art at the end of the year. Unsurprisingly, …

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On the cover

This month’s cover art is a family treasure. Pilar presented the original painting as a wedding present to CATALYST art director, Polly and her husband, Mark Mottonen. It was still …

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Utah Arts Alliance’s Dreamscapes

Utah artists and volunteers practice recycling/repurposing for art’s sake Dreams rarely make sense. But frankly, reality doesn’t always make much sense either. The planet’s garbage …

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New Performances Added to Salt Lake’s Living Traditions Festival

Salt Lake City’s Living Traditions festival, one of the best places in Utah to celebrate multiculturalism, is in its 34th year. This year the free festival is adding several exciti …

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A collection of beauties: a morning show rehearsal with Municipal Ballet Company

The delightful spring sunshine streams into the windows of Millennium Dance Complex’s windows in Trolley Square, and the Municipal Ballet Company dancers are finishing their daily …

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300 Plates artist Kelie Hess

I work with paint on canvas to create images that provoke positive emotions and ideas that lift one’s soul to a happy place.  Vibrant colors and bold brush strokes to evoke feeling …

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Honor Mother Earth at “Pale Blue Dot”

Metal Print by Kurt Beswick, featured in “Pale Blue Dot” “There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, …

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Environews: Rebecca Solnit honored with Utah Award

Environmental writer and historian Rebecca Solnit has received the second annual Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities, a $10,000 prize given by the University of Utah Environ …

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