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October Arts Desk Favorites

October Arts Desk Favorites

By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Ray Gill, Kate Button, Weston Wood, Alison Myers, Hannah Keating, Abigail Raasch, Arielle Gulley, and Oakley Burt

November 19, 2019

Palak Jayswal While summer is my seasonal time to read without the nagging feeling that I could be doing 30 other important tasks, fall and winter are my binge-watching seasons. It's far too easy to climb into bed and binge a couple of episodes instead of doing, well, anything else. "Law and Order:...

Lighting Up Salt Lake City: The Illuminate Festival

Lighting Up Salt Lake City: The Illuminate Festival

By Ray Gill

November 12, 2019

From the center of The Gateway, an array of vibrant lights emanated. It was hard to miss the sound of a live band and the brightly colored '60s-esque dancing silhouettes on the clocktower. On Friday and Saturday night, Nov. 8 and 9, the Utah Arts Alliance celebrated its third annual Illuminate Festival. People of all ages were invite...

Meet Salt Lily Magazine

Meet Salt Lily Magazine

By Alison Myers

November 5, 2019

  Tucked away inside the cozy, rain-streaked Coffee Noir grows a bud that doesn’t wait for spring to blossom. Salt Lily Magazine, a pastel pop of floral pictures and prose, just went live online in the dead of fall. The new magazine began gaining momentum in August as a platform that could...

Natural History Museum Highlights Utah Nature in New Exhibit

Natural History Museum Highlights Utah Nature in New Exhibit

By Alison Myers

November 4, 2019

Foxes creep behind houses, birds of many species fill the space with their distinct songs, and plants flutter in the wind — everything inside the “Nature All Around Us” exhibit, celebrating 50 years of the Natural History Museum, feels vital and inviting. You almost forget that the fox is projected...

Artist of the Week: The Landscapes of David Meikle

Artist of the Week: The Landscapes of David Meikle

By Hannah Keating

October 30, 2019

  Whether you know his name or not, you’ve probably seen the work of Utah artist David Meikle, even if you’ve barely crossed the state line. His iconic displays of the intricate landscape of his home state are featured in well-known locations across the valley, from artwork hanging in the Sal...

UMFA Unveils Smithsonian Art Loans

UMFA Unveils Smithsonian Art Loans

By Weston Wood

October 26, 2019

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts showcases some of the finest pieces of modern art in recent decades. Most of their exhibits are conversation-starters, catalysts for connecting art to the local community. Their latest exhibition is no different — consisting of four incredible paintings all of which ar...

Artistic Opportunity on Block 70

Artistic Opportunity on Block 70

By Abigail Raasch

October 21, 2019

Since this article has been published, the Block 70 project has been postponed. The Public Art Program is currently considering a new timeline to bring back the program in 2020. Artists in Salt Lake City are blessed with the amount of support and opportunity created by the local art community. Th...

The Eclectic Meaning of Paper: PaperWest at the Alvin Gittins Gallery

The Eclectic Meaning of Paper: PaperWest at the Alvin Gittins Gallery

By Abigail Bowé

October 21, 2019

PaperWest, a regional juried exhibition currently being held at the Alvin Gittins Gallery at the University of Utah, is a touching celebration of paper. Curated from submissions of several artists from across the Rocky Mountain West, the show is composed solely of works made with the medium. The exhibition...

New Graphic Design Competition Coming to Salt Lake City

New Graphic Design Competition Coming to Salt Lake City

By Oakley Burt

October 3, 2019

Creative agency ThoughtLab, has partnered with Salt Lake Design Week to bring designers the first Salt Lake City Graphic Design Olympics competition. ThoughtLab pitched the idea to SL Design Week to increase involvement in the local design community, connect designers with a creative agency and help desi...

Follow the Butterflies Down to Thanksgiving Point

Follow the Butterflies Down to Thanksgiving Point

By Palak Jayswal

September 29, 2019

  Thanksgiving Point is widely known for kicking off Spring in Utah with its annual Tulip Festival, an extravagant floral onslaught of thousands of flowers imported from Holland. The nonprofit complex — consisting of a farm, a garden and two museums — is bringing another “transformative famil...

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