Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Awards announced for Fear No Film, Artist Marketplace, Wasatch IronPen, Poetry Slam Invitational, Mayor’s Artist Awards
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
1w ago
Awards in visual arts, film and literary programs have been announced for the 48th Utah Arts Festival.  FEAR NO FILM Twelve awards were announced today in the 21st annual Fear No Film portion of the Utah Arts Festival, including a Grand Jury Prize, Fearless Filmmaker Award, three honorable mentions and seven audience awards. This year’s ... Read more ..read more
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Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Emerging Artists will be at Wordfest, The Round,Festival Stages; Artist Marketplace; Fear No Film program
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
2w ago
For the third year in a row, the Utah Arts Festival is highlighting its Emerging Artists program, which has institutionalized broadly the experiences of newcomers to UAF and how their presence is adding to and reshaping the next chapters of Utah’s arts and cultural evolution. This year’s representative artists are in the Artist Marketplace, dance, ... Read more ..read more
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Peter Everett’s intellectually absorbing Hypnagogic exhibition at Material Gallery set for June 28 closing reception
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
2w ago
The untethered mind is at the heart of Peter Everett’s intellectually absorbing exhibition, Hypnagogic, which will close tomorrow (June 28) at Material, which quickly has become one of Salt Lake City’s most important contemporary art galleries in its short history. In music, there is synesthesia where the composer seeks to conjure up shapes and colors ... Read more ..read more
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Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Meet some of the artists in the Artist Marketplace — Part 3
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
2w ago
Found, reclaimed and upcycled materials, the confidence of flexing and fusing traditional and digital media and an acute sensitivity for representing nature, its  cycles and rhythms are just some observations about this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace.  Approximately 32% of the artists who applied this year for the festival were accepted. With a jury ... Read more ..read more
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Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Street theater returns on a large scale, with Voodoo Productions
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
2w ago
Before the pandemic, street theater, roaming stiltwalkers, and aerial artists were part of the Utah Arts Festival  experience and audiences scrambled whenever there was a performance either along the south-facing glass wall of the City Library or along the crescent arch or in the heart of the festival grounds. In 2014, Australia’s Strange Fruit using ... Read more ..read more
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Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Kids’ Art Yard to feature impressive array of hands-on activities focusing on the Great Salt Lake
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
2w ago
In recent years, many artists and creative producers have been building a critical mass of public awareness about the Great Salt Lake and its existential crisis. In 2023, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company premiered an evening-length dance theater piece, To See Beyond Our Time. Earlier this year, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art presented an impressive multidisciplinary ... Read more ..read more
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Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Meet some of the artists in the Artist Marketplace — Part 2
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
2w ago
Found, reclaimed and upcycled materials, the confidence of flexing and fusing traditional and digital media and an acute sensitivity for representing nature, its  cycles and rhythms are just some observations about this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace.  Approximately 32% of the artists who applied this year for the festival were accepted. With a jury ... Read more ..read more
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Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Numerous fresh highlights for the 48th edition, which runs June 28-30
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
3w ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Utah Review begins its preview coverage today of the 48th Utah Arts Festival, which will be held June 28-30 (noon to 11 p.m. on June 28-30) 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 ... Read more ..read more
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Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Meet some of the artists in the Artist Marketplace – Part 1
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
3w ago
Found, reclaimed and upcycled materials, the confidence of flexing and fusing traditional and digital media and an acute sensitivity for representing nature, its  cycles and rhythms are just some observations about this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace.  Approximately 32% of the artists who applied this year for the festival were accepted. With a jury ... Read more ..read more
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2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition: Daily Diary, June 17-30
The Utah Review
by Les Roka
3w ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Utah Review will publish a daily diary about the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation’s 2024 International Artists Competition.Follow this link daily through June 30, as we update the proceedings, starting with the quarterfinals, continuing through the semi-finals and then to the final round when three pianists will compete for the prizes, in ... Read more ..read more
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