Topic: Arts

A Hero’s Journey for Kids

In River. Swamp. Cave. Mountain, Izzy and JJ try to make sense of loss, grief, death and life When I was seven, my parents took a train to North Carolina to attend the funeral of m …

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Relief for the Chronically Inspired

Making the best of a Valium dependency. To be honest, I was a bit of a weird kid. Today I think they would diagnose me with some kind of learning disability and give me extra time …

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October 2017 On the Cover: Brad Overton

This Virgin of Guadalupe Katrina Calavera is one of my favorites. And some Guadalupano friends have sent me their approval which I appreciate as a true blessing. The syncretism of …

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Cultures Collide: Cities of Conviction at UMOCA

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has partnered with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and CULTURERUNNERS to present an exhibition of 19 different artists from …

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Dancing Bears Ears

Israeli choreographer Zvi Gotheiner performs the deep listening of strangers in a strange land. On May 7, I put on my “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirt and took the yellow and black “Pr …

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The Artist at Home:Michelle Contrat

Artists draw inspiration from their curated living spaces. (Part two in a four-part series). Painter Michelle Condrat’s studio sits on the second floor of a modest office building …

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The Rose, Exposed

An experiment in living (and sometimes working) together for six Salt Lake City performing arts organizations. In January 1994, Repertory Dance Theatre leased the old Restaurant Eq …

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At Home with Nathan Florence

Artists draw inspiration from their curated living spaces. The artist’s role is to take that which we can’t say or express and present it in a fresh way, be it beautiful or provoca …

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Damn These Heels Film Festival July 14-16

This weekend is the 14th annual “Damn These Heels” film festival, the longest running queer film fest in the western mountains, held right here in our own Salt Lake City. No matter …

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Andrea Heidinger’s “Shared Artifacts”

Community-sourced art project employs archaeological perspective. Andrea Henkels Heidinger has been creating art with post-consumer waste—or, as she calls it, “post-consumer artifa …

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Report from Dark Mountain: An encounter with Paul Kingsnorth

“Ecocide demands a response. That response is too important to be left to politicians, economists, conceptual thinkers, number crunchers; too all-pervasive to be left to activists …

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On the Cover: John deJong | July 2017

Photo by John deJong.This month’s cover picture was taken from the top of a small butte overlooking the junction of Nielson Wash and the Fremont River, half way between Hanksville …

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One man band RJD2 steals the show at Arts Fest 2017

Every summer the Utah Arts Festival draws in nearly 80,000 attendees for many reasons. For some it’s the 160+ local visual artists and their one of a kind creations, and for others …

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Third Annual Blues Festival Brings the Delta to Gallivan

The Blues took over the main stage all day Saturday, June 17th at the Gallivan Center for a jam-packed festival of acoustic, country and Delta blues. This Utah Blues Society event …

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On the Cover: GeoShimmy by Polly Mottonen Plummer

I have been a stained glass artist for a very long time but I don’t think much of it was my doing at all. There has been a series of glass fairies who have created this path for me …

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