A wonderful discussion with artist and sculptor extraordinaire Tyson Snow about his background and the very unique set of circumstances - including recently returning from The Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale - that had led him to be one of the most talented and educated sculptors of our day. From enormous monuments to beautiful desktop works, Tyson’s work in bronze is on view throughout the country, specifically in the West.
Brad Kramer is the owner of Provo's Writ & Vision, an art gallery and book store that has specialized in promoting both new and upcoming contemporary art and well-known artists outside of the typical canon of LDS art. His unique background and perspective lend to an interesting role in the arts community in Utah. The discussion looks at this background, his goals as a gallery owner, and some interesting experiences he has had as a gallery owner in the arts hub of the State.
For more information about upcoming shows and events:
Lane Twitchell show: http://www.writandvision.com/inversion-lane-twitchell/
Annie Poon show: http://www.writandvision.com/the-split-house/
Kirk Richards creation show: http://www.writandvision.com/after-our-likeness-works-by-j-kirk-richards/
Artist and educator Justin Wheatley sits down with us to talk about art through criticism, process, creation, and marketing. His paintings have covered the spectrum from explicitly religious to decorative, but all of these works have shared a deep, personal meaning that transcends the architectural designs and scenes he depicts.
Caitlin Connolly is on the cutting edge of LDS art both in style and subject matter. Her work is seen across the country and has become increasingly recognizable among Church membership. Her unique style comes from years of honing a technique began in high school. The interview delves into her background, her current work and her thoughts on the future of LDS art.
On the closing evening of the Certain Women exhibition at Anthony's Fine Art in Salt Lake, we were fortunate to host Dr. Rita Wright, Neylan McBaine, and Dr. Heather Belnap for a discussion on women in art in the LDS Church. It was recorded in front of a live audience and streamed live on Facebook. The video of the discussion can be seen here.
The podcast hits the road where we were able to tour the studio of Linda Curley Christensen, perhaps the most prolific of any Church-commissioned artist. She has painted the murals for nearly every temple since 2000 and her landscape works can be found in the Conference Center and in Church publications across the world. Her enormous mural studio in Wallsburg, UT was the site for our interview where we got to witness her team prepping, painting, and restoring murals for at least three LDS temples.
This week we interview the artist Howard Lyon. For years, Howard has worked as a fine artist in mediums from digital, to fantasy, to competitive figural painting. Howard is currently working on a set of 12 figural works, diverging from his path as a well-known religious painter featured in Church publications and as a fantasy artist designing Magic cards.
Learn more about Howard's work at howardlyon.com
On Friday March 2, 2018, we are proud to open an exhibition title Certain Women. The show features art created by and curated by LDS women and will show for two months, first in Salt Lake City, and then in Provo. In this interview, we sit down with the four women who conceptualized the show, Angela Reichman, Emily Carruth Fuller, Katherine Ricks, and Nicole Woodbury. We discuss their inspiration for the show and what it would have meant to them to see a similar one when they were studying their craft.
Certain Women runs from March 2 - April 2 at Anthony's Fine Art in Salt Lake City (401 E 200 S). It then moves to Heirloom Art & Co. in Provo from April 6 to May 5.
Artists featured in Certain Women include:
- Angela Reichman
- Annastasha Larsen
- Cassandra Barney
- Elise Whele
- Leslie Graff
- Courtney Vander Veur Matz
- Elizabeth Thayer
- Katie Liddiard
- Katherine Ricks
- Shushana Rucker
- Emily Carruth Fuller
- Allie Zeyer
- Brittany Scott
- Amy Tolk Richards
- Jenna Fraizer
- Laura Erekson Atkinson
- Paige Anderson
- Caitlin Connolly
- Nicole Woodbury
- Emily King
- Janis Mars Wunderlich
- Ellen Baker
- Jen Tolman
- Elizabeth Crowe
- Valerie Atkisson
- Jenedy Paige
- Sandy Freckleton Gagon
- Rose Datoc Dall
- Cristall Harper
- Aerin Collett
- Heather Teran
- Dahrl Thomson
- Kathleen Peterson
- Sunny B. Taylor
- Morgan Foshee
- Annie Henrie Nader
- Laurie Lisonbee
- Emily McPhie
- Ashley Mae Hoiland
- Annette Everett
In this first interview of our newest series, we speak with Laura Hurtado, Global Acquisitions Curator of the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. We discuss the recent call for entries to the 11th International LDS Art Competition, to be exhibited next year. We also touch on some of the details behind the jurying process, the acquisitions process, and what goes into a curated exhibit in the Museum.
For more information on the 11th International Art Competition, Click Here.
In our new series, we hope to speak with those artists, collectors, scholars and curators at the center of Mormon Visual Culture, both today and in the future. If there is someone you think we should interview, in this series. Please reach out to us by commenting below.
A conversation with sculptor and painter Dennis Smith, Co-Founder of the Mormon Art & Belief Movement, whose monumental works depicting children, families, and historical figures can be found throughout Europe, the US and at significant Church site.
Learn more about Dennis Smith at SmithSculpture.com