The Daily Utah Chronicle

Artist of the Week: Alexis Rausch

Artist of the Week: Alexis Rausch

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

January 14, 2020

  When I first saw “No Story, Thanks” by Alexis Rausch — a painting of an outstretched arm against a baby blue wall, bisected by two thin, yellow, crossed lines — I was struck by its specificity. Every detail, which I later learned where all measured strokes by the artist, fit together lik...

Gilgal Sculpture Garden: Salt Lake’s Hidden Gem

Gilgal Sculpture Garden: Salt Lake’s Hidden Gem

By Weston Wood, Arts Writer

January 14, 2020

Gilgal Sculpture Garden is nestled in a quiet, downtown neighborhood. A local treasure, this garden is unique to Salt Lake City. Unlike a traditional garden, this one is home to many eccentric sculptures. Most, if not all, of the sculptures have been inspired by stories and scriptures from the Book of Mo...

Artist of the Week: Brooke Martin

Artist of the Week: Brooke Martin

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

December 4, 2019

  Brooke Martin is an athlete with the University of Utah track team. Known for her athleticism and commitment to her sport and team, Martin is well respected — but she has another life. She likes to refer to it as having two separate identities. On a daily basis, you can find her in the ar...

Whimsy Wall Art Project: A Love Letter to Utah

Whimsy Wall Art Project: A Love Letter to Utah

By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

December 4, 2019

  Newly developed structures and construction sites are nothing if not an everyday occurrence at this point for many of us. The new additions of freshly paved roads, parking garages and skyscrapers are all around, and each new project is seemingly no different from the last. One of the large...

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, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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...

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