Category Archives: Art

Joseph Paul Vorst Exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum

The current exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum needs to be supported.  It presents the works of Joseph Paul Vorst (1897-1947): Vorst presented sharecroppers, black laborers and farm families as destitute and downtrodden, but also ennobled by faith and … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Illness in Fine Art

At times, we all wonder about our mental health.  When I see someone who is obviously struggling with life and sanity, I think:  There but by the grace of God go I.  Perhaps that is why I relate to illustration … Continue reading

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Bluff’s (Utah) 2016 Burnable Art

Most years just before the Winter Solstice, artists in Bluff, Utah, construct a masterpiece out of sticks and twigs.  In 2016, their burnable art was 2 large cranes.  They torched in on the solstice, Dec 20th.

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Pat Bagley’s Take on Coca Cola at BYU

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Utah Designates the Spiral Jetty as a “State Work of Art”

Both the Utah House and Senate recently voted to designate the Spiral Jetty (located in the Great Salt Lake) as an official “state work of art.” Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, sponsor of the Spiral Jetty measure, told the … Continue reading

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In Praise of the World’s Lesser Known Museums

Here are a few of the smaller (or lesser know museums) that I have enjoyed recently: National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California; Rodin Museum in Paris, Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden; Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands; National Museum … Continue reading

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An Artistic Design for a Swing Set

There is an artistic playground designed by Isamu Yoguchi in Atlanta GA that was constructed in the 1970s.  It was recently renovated with money provided by the Herman Miller Foundation.  Yoguchi’s design for a swing set is very intriguing. This … Continue reading

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