Utah Arts Festival 2019: It’s all about insects at Kids’ Art Yard this year

Upcycling continues to deepen its impact in the visual arts. In late 2018, artist and educator Kyle Browne recalled how living and working in a remote New Zealand town changed his perspective: “Art supplies could not easily be purchased and I quickly realized that working within the limitations of what I had was the only … Read more

Utah Arts Festival 2019: A grand tradition of young artists in traveling exhibition of Utah All-State High School Art Show

In 2016, Regan Reichert, then a senior at Lone Peak High School won a juror’s choice award in the annual Utah All-State High School Art Show, which champions the work of juniors and seniors, as selected by a professional jury. He also received a scholarship for a classical style portrait of a young girl. Reichert … Read more

Utah Arts Festival 2019: What’s the new vibe for the 43rd edition? Many new faces, events at all venues

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Utah Review begins its preview coverage today of the 43rd Utah Arts Festival, which will be held June 20-23, noon to 11 p.m. daily, on the Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. As this is the state’s largest multidisciplinary arts and cultural gathering each year, The Utah Review considers the Utah … Read more

Recent SLC art happenings: Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ Site Lines, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art presentation of memorial videos

The Utah Review looks at two events from local museums: Site Lines, The University of Utah Art Faculty’s exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and a recent video presentation at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) that was held in connection with a national conference of funeral directors held in Salt … Read more

Red Desert’s experimental music program excellent, highly absorbing stretch of artistic entrepreneurialism

Just how adventuresome and experimental can Salt Lake City’s performing arts scene become? More so than some might expect. In the last few years, there have been numerous examples suggesting just how Utah’s pioneer legacy is translated and transformed into boundary-busting expressions. Per capita, Salt Lake City stacks up competitively to much larger metropolitan centers … Read more

FLIGHT opens at The Leonardo

MiG21 Monolith and Convair C-131 Samaritan aircraft

FLIGHT, The Leonardo’s first original exhibit, takes to the air Saturday, August 6 in downtown Salt Lake City when it opens to the public at 9 a.m. The culmination of years of work by museum staff, corporate and community partners brings the wonder of the skies to life. Visitors will get up close and personal … Read more

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2016: 40 Years New for festival city

Each year, the Utah Arts Festival is the most effective barometer of the strength, impact and potential of arts in the state. At 40, the festival is really a cosmopolitan miniature city in which more than 80,000 people will sample from the largest slate of programming, artists and performers ever presented at one time in … Read more

Celebrating: The Horse

various horse skeletons

The Natural History Museum of Utah’s newest exhibit, The Horse, will be galloping around the University of Utah foothills through January 4, 2015. The exhibit is meant to explore the enduring bond between humans and horses across cultures and throughout time, with much of it on loan from the American Museum of Natural History in … Read more

Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: A grand preview to show why this is not your grandparents’ art festival

When the gates open on June 26 to Utah’s largest arts and cultural gathering in its central downtown location, festival visitors will see as many new faces as familiar ones in every single venue and event. There are familiar and new faces everywhere. For example, the artist marketplace will have 163 artists including 56 from … Read more

Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: The Leonardo venue’s ‘R&D’ art lab highlights workshops, CollaborART

After a rousing success last year at its first turn as a Utah Arts Festival venue, The Leonardo museum returns with a new series of workshops at the Art Lab; free, public interactive in which participants can build simple musculoskeletal systems and observe digital painting and sculpting in animation, and five pairs of artists – … Read more