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Artist of the Week: Danny Stephens and Collective Thought as Art

Artist of the Week: Danny Stephens and Collective Thought as Art

November 28, 2016

Every artist has their medium and U grad Danny Stephens has many: acrylics, oil, even spray paint. The common thread and underlying element to his work, however, is a collective cause — a desire to create art with a purpose. Each body of work is sparked by a social issue, along with an intent to unveil...

Artist of the Week: Jicarilla Apache potter Shelden Nunez-Velarde

Artist of the Week: Jicarilla Apache potter Shelden Nunez-Velarde

November 21, 2016

Jicarilla Apache potter Shelden Nunez-Velarde is one of many Native American artists who traveled to Utah for the National History Museum’s Indian Art Market in October. He specializes in hand-coiling traditional Jicarilla Apache pottery and belongs to a clan named “Ollero,” a Spanish word meaning...

Artist of the Week: Sharing Native Language Through Pottery

Artist of the Week: Sharing Native Language Through Pottery

November 7, 2016

Kickapoo and Potawatomi Nations clay and bronze artist, Pahponee, was among 22 featured artists at the Natural History Museum’s fourth annual Indian Art Market this past month. The market’s goal was to inform the local community about Native American art and culture – and Pahponee was a great addition,...

Artist of the Week: Downtown Artist Collective Building Bridges in the Community

Artist of the Week: Downtown Artist Collective Building Bridges in the Community

October 31, 2016

Artists of all media now have a new haven to display, collaborate and share in a cooperative artistic environment in Salt Lake City. U alumna Sarah May is a part of the program making it happen. May is a board member of the Downtown Artist Collective. The group aims not only to showcase exceptional...

Freaky Awesome Student Perks: Halloween Horror Nights

Freaky Awesome Student Perks: Halloween Horror Nights

October 20, 2016

Being a college student is a lot of work and certainly has its downsides (i.e. sleepless nights spent pouring over those dreaded 20-page papers), but enrollment at the U also has its perks. This time, U students can take advantage of discounted tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror ...

NHMU Showcases “Unique Styles” of Native American Art

NHMU Showcases “Unique Styles” of Native American Art

October 6, 2016

The Natural History Museum of Utah is set to celebrate its fourth Indian Art Market, a yearly event showcasing local native artists. More than 20 artists will present their original jewelry, pottery, beadwork and paintings to the Salt Lake community. “Part of the reason for doing an art market is...

U Artists Through the Ages

U Artists Through the Ages

October 4, 2016

In honor of the U’s “throwback” for homecoming and with the help of the Marriott Library’s Utah Artists Project, this week we’re throwing it back to recognize some of the U’s most accomplished artists and alumni. 1950s Beverly Ann Wheeler Mastrim, an award-winning watercolorist and oil pa...

TEDx Time in Salt Lake City

TEDx Time in Salt Lake City

By Erin West

September 16, 2016

Many of us have been inspired, motivated and challenged by conference and video phenomenon, TEDx. The groundbreaking series returns to Salt Lake City Saturday Sept.17, bringing with it several distinguished speakers and performers. TED talks are short (18 minutes or less), powerful speeches or performances...

Artist of the Week: Returning to the Grassroots of Coffee

Artist of the Week: Returning to the Grassroots of Coffee

By Erin West

September 14, 2016

Utah Eat Local Week, an event encouraging people to eat food from local companies that runs now through Sept. 17. If you’re new to eating local or have accepted the Eat Local Pledge, you may find yourself asking what exactly are these local companies you’re pledging to? A great place to start is...

Wikipedia “Edit-a-thon” Event to Improve Knowledge of Utah Art

Wikipedia “Edit-a-thon” Event to Improve Knowledge of Utah Art

By Erin West

September 11, 2016

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library have teamed together to hold a Wikipedia “Edit-a-thon” as an effort to create better, more in-depth coverage of Utah art online. “The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is a chance to hone your research skills and participate in a global conversatio...

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