Process: The struggle to make art work

06.28.15 @ The Utah Arts Festival

CURATED SHOW

Stories workshopped with Giuliana Serena & Francesca Rosa of The Bee.

A departure from lovingly competitive storytelling, this night featured 6 local artists from diverse disciplines sharing their true stories of sweat, tears, boredom, and brilliance in the daily grind; giving the audience an unparalleled glimpse into the spectrum of how art happens, or fails to, in the lives of those crazy enough to devote themselves to their craft.

 

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Portrait by Dallas Graham

Joan NAbors

A teacher advocates for storytelling as a way of teaching and learning. 

Originally hailing from Tuskegee Alabama, Joan Nabors is a storyteller and educator with over 50 years experience supporting children and adults in Utah to discover the world around them and explore their own gifts.

She has performed at the Utah Arts Festival, in libraries, in schools throughout Salt Lake City, and is a long-time member of Nubian, a national black storytelling organization.


Portrait by Dallas Graham

Skyler Chubak

A young artist masters an ancient medium and tries to find a modern audience.

This story includes explicit language.

Skyler is a full time freelance calligrapher/lettering artist residing in Salt Lake who regularly creates chalkboards for restaurants, coffee shops, and cafe's around the city, in addition to pursuing his own art.


Portrait by Dallas Graham

Jann Haworth

Jan tells the story of how her female ancestors paved the way for her current success. 

Jann has lived and worked in Utah since 1997. Recent purchases of her work include The Tate Great Britain, The Utah Arts Council and UMFA Utah. She has had 16 one person shows in Europe and the US and at the time of our show was exhibiting 15 works at Modern West Fine Art.


Portrait by Dallas Graham

Hikmet Sidney Loe

A woman describes the aesthetic expression of writing about art. 

Hikmet teaches art history at Westminster College and for the Venture Program at both Weber State University and Westminster College. She writes for Utah’s 15 Bytes and for the online site mappingslc.org.

She lectures frequently on issues related to Land art; her extensive research on Robert Smithson’s earthwork Spiral Jetty will be published in 2016.


Portrait by Dallas Graham

Latoya Rhodes

An actress tells the story of how, at a young and shy age, she found her voice.

This story includes explicit language.

Latoya is a local actress here in Salt Lake City. Originally from North Carolina, she made her Off-Broadway debut as the lead in the new musical "Shelter" in the New York Musical Theater Festival. She has performed locally in productions with Plan-B Theatre Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, among others. She hopes, with her art and the power of storytelling, to make a positive difference in the world.


Portrait by Adam Stewart

Dallas Graham

Dallas dedicates his craft to creating imaginative books with terminally ill children.

This story includes explicit language.

Dallas is a thirty-something year old artist interested in books, birds, stories, children, kindness, photography, letters, yoga, punctuation marks, giant eggs, compassion, making hummus, collaboration, and hiking with others.

He’s asking, “If you could write a book for the entire world to read, what would it be about?” to 50 children with critical illnesses across the 50 states and then making an original children’s book with each of them. Learn more at Red Fred Project.


 

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