Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: EnjiGo’s makerspace for art, technology as equal partners

Not just a re-engineered concept of a traditional do-it-yourself culture of arts and craft, the ‘maker’ movement has catapulted to new ways of seeing how art equals technology, even in lifting mundane consumer products to aesthetically mesmerizing possibilities. Thanks to members of Salt Lake City’s EnjiGo Makerspace Foundation, this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s patrons will … 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

Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: Making the best community space so art fans can unite at the 38th Utah Arts Festival

In explaining how the staff, board, venue coordinators, volunteers, sponsors, and, most certainly, the participating performers and artists of the 38th annual Utah Arts Festival (UAF) design the spaces of Library Square and Washington Square so that art fans can unite, the metaphors of magnets and oysters, as Doug Borwick, a long-time arts administrator explains … Read more

Sarah Sample Kicks Off Singing With the Birds

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For urban dwellers the thought of birds can sometimes conjure unpleasant associations with pigeons and seagulls using cars and humans as public restrooms or other feathered friends sounding early morning wake-up calls long before sunrise. But these misguided city folk have got it all wrong. Birds aren’t intruding on our environment—quite the opposite! One visit … Read more

Rare, exceptional exhibit of Ernesto Edwards’ collages slated at Ken Sanders Rare Books

Still in his twenties, Salt Lake City resident Ernesto Edwards made several trips to San Francisco and found his passion. In the city’s Mission District, the Berkeley Renaissance, one of the most vibrant offshoots of the Beat Movement, was gaining creative speed. Edwards, who had studied architecture at The University of Utah, met Robert Duncan, … Read more

Pago Summer Sommelier Series: Quinta do Romeu

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The next event in Pago’s Summer Sommelier series is heading your way on Sunday, May 18th. The meal begins at 6pm and is priced unreasonably cheap: food is $35 and wine is $30 (tax and 20% gratuity not included). For more information on why these events are unmissable see our coverage of the last event … Read more

Plan-B Theatre’s 24th season taps a record 7 world premieres by Utah playwrights

NOTE: This is the final installment in a series about Plan-B Theatre’s 23rd season and forthcoming 24th season. Sensing the momentum of a nicely ripening Utah Enlightenment, Plan-B Theatre has slated a record seven world premieres of plays by Utah writers for the 2014-2015 season. The company’s 24th season departs from previous seasons in significant … Read more

Plan-B Theatre’s ‘And The Banned Played On’ to focus on children’s literature

NOTE: This is the second installment in a review of Plan-B Theatre’s 2013-2014 season. The final installment looks ahead to the company’s 24th season, which is slated to be the most extensive in Plan-B’s history. At the bottom of the post is a preview video. In the decade leading to 2000, the American Library Association’s … Read more

Notes from FanX 2014: Larpers behold! Ex Machina Films has a story for you

A community college student eagerly aspires to be a writer despite a limited talent but he also fumbles in the real world because of his social awkwardness. He sees his tutor, a gifted graduate student whom he respects deeply, as the chosen hero of the prophecy from a game he plays as a member of … Read more

Pago Summer Sommelier Series

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If you were lucky enough to experience one of Pago’s ‘Summer Sommelier Series’ dinners last year, you’ll likely be at the front of the queue to repeat the experience in 2014. The cuisine of chef Phelix Gardner and his team, savvy of owner Scott Evans and the charming exuberance of sommelier Evan Lewandowski combined for … Read more