The Creative Pivot

Artists and arts groups reinvent themselves as the economy stutters to reopen By Ellen Fagg Weist A musician performing on your sidewalk. Artists posting new works in their yards and radio DJs recording their shows at home, bird sounds included. Audiences and artists connected via computer screens.  This is the state of Utah arts in 2020. This season, musicians, artists …

‘We Are Not A Trend’: Utah Artists on Racial Equity

Masked protesters, proclaiming Black Lives Matter, became one of the dramatic images of summer 2020 across the country and also in Utah streets.  After the COVID-19 shutdown paused the state‚Äôs art performances and closed museums, MUSE magazine sponsored a cultural conversation with artists discussing systemic racism. The panel, hosted by Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal, featured actor and singer Dee-Dee …