Topic: Arts

On the Cover: April 2018

Roxie Nebel welcoming Spring to the Salt Lake Valley by Annie Connolly. I am thrilled to have a piece of my work on a CATALYST cover. I am a young Utah artist who regularly enjoys …

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Blazing the trail between East and West: Afghan musician Qais Essar’s return to SLC

Chris Rivera Photography Of the many valiant attempts to bridge Eastern and Western worlds, some are less intentional than others. And sometimes those uncalculated attempts end up …

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Meditation in Space

The art of learning to love the land. After ascending the rock-strewn switchbacks of the Moki Dugway to the sky-washed heights of Cedar Mesa, Utah, we assembled our basecamp not fa …

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Speaking Volumes Transforming Hate

White supremacist literature becomes nationally acclaimed human rights art exhibit; in Utah now through September 3. In 2003, a member of a white supremacist group in Montana defec …

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Thrill Ride

After the ripchord fails. The final moment of one’s life is one of those great mysteries that no living person fully grasps. Stop me if you know this one: You’re at a party eating …

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HEAL Utah & DRAW Inc. present: Breathe exhibit by Elisabeth Bunker

On February 16th DRAW Inc. is teaming up with HEAL Utah to focus on something everyone is affected by, the inversion in Salt Lake. Works by Elisabeth Bunker, a local oil painter, w …

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“Kusama – Infinity” Attempts to Give Yayoi Kusama the Film She Deserves

Courtesy of Sundance Institute In life, the human condition can be explained by the attempt to create a legacy that will outlast our time here on earth. The documentary “Kusama – I …

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The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Revisits Their Roots with STRATA

Stuart Ruckman Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, creators of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, have always had a special relationship choreographer Alwin Nikolais. He was a big infl …

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A Play of Options

A play of options Exploring how love—its manifestations, iterations, challenges and blessings—is unbounded by blood, age, color, gender or faith. I try to be appropriate. I try not …

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Sackerson’s The Little Prince Review

  Amy Ware (Snake) & McKenzie Steele Foster (Little Prince) Sackerson’s production of The Little Prince (adapted from the children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, script by …

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Illuminate Salt Lake 2017

https://catalystmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4333-1020.mp4   The idea for a light art and technology festival in downtown Salt Lake had been brewing for about 2 …

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Bears Ears Dance a Triumph

Congratulations to Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT). In October, RDT presented a new work to celebrate Utah’s newest national monument (if we can keep it). “Dancing the Bears Ears,” a …

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Alternative Realities

Exploring Utah’s redrock desert through poetry of place. Poetry matters because it offers an alternative reality – it refuses the logical, reductionist, materialist aspects of indu …

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Playwright’s Perspective: The Ice Front

Norwegian Nazi Resistance has lessons for modern times. In April, 1940, my father was seven years old, a child living in Moss, Norway, when German troops invaded his country. I gre …

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At Home with Pilar Pobil

A visit to Pilar’s is a rich, multi-layered feast for the senses. Color, light, music in the air and her everpresent canine companion, Casper, all greet you along with Pilar’s open …

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