University of Utah art faculty show Space Maker at Utah Museum of Fine Arts is captivating expression of spaciousness of creativity arising from a period marked by distancing and restrictions

For the last University of Utah faculty artists exhibition, held three years ago, the show’s title was Site Lines, which played on a phrase familiar to architecture – the function of the sightline which preserves a specific line of sight for an important or meaningful space when a new building is designed. The artists, working … Read more

Red Desert ensemble’s spring concert a mesmerizing jam session

The Red Desert ensemble, the duo project of clarinetist Katie Porter and composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell, organized one of the most interesting public jam session concerts to happen recently in Salt Lake City. Joining forces with numerous local musicians, Westminster College students, and University of Utah students from Radical Quiet, Phillip Bimstein’s honors college course about cultivating a heightened … Read more

U of U play “Big Love” reimagines ancient play in time of #MeToo

Can one of the world’s oldest plays be relevant today? It’s a question you ponder while watching the University of Utah Department of Theatre’s production of “Big Love”—a play based on a story that is thought to have originally been performed in 470 B.C. Despite it being about a forced marriage between cousins, the answer … Read more

Pioneer Theatre Company closes season with Mamma Mia!

The cast of Mamma Mia!, courtesy of PTC

Opening on Mother’s Day weekend, Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of Mamma Mia! is a true celebration of strong female relationships in dual dimensions—part disco musical and part women’s anthem. Featuring music and lyrics by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, Mamma Mia! the musical has been seen (and heard) by more than 60 million people … Read more

A Guide to Food at the University of Utah Football Games

Rice Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

The breeze has a bit of a crispness to it, the sun sets a little sooner each day, and the farmers’ markets are brimming with fresh produce.  Yep, it’s officially fall.  And that means one thing and one thing only: it’s football season! For those of us dwelling in Salt Lake City, our closest contact … Read more

Do more with Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning fall catalog

It’s still August but you can feel fall in the air. Usually it’s in the morning when the lows have moved into the 60s and there seems to actually be dew on the grass. Though, in this dry climate it’s probably just unevaporated moisture from the night-running sprinklers. This change in seasons means one thing; … Read more