Friday, July 24, 2009 call for entries

It’s time again to take the pulse of Utah’s young generation of artists. In 2002, Artists of Utah opened its first 35 x 35 exhibition. Held at Artspace Forum Gallery, the exhibit presented works by thirty-five Utah artists under the age of 35, ranging from contemporary landscapes to large-scale multi-media pieces. After 7 years, Artists of Utah is once again bringing the younger generation of Utah artists into the spotlight. This exhibit, to be held at the Salt Lake Arts Council’s Finch Lane Gallery in September, will consider all modes of artistic expression alive in Utah, from photography and painting, to video works and performance.

Submission deadline is August 15, 2009. You will also find the call for entries and information about the exhibit online at

If (like our board members) you're already old enough to run for president, please forward this call to your younger friends, colleagues and students.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Standing Still Standing

What: Standing Still Standing

Where: Provo Theatre Company (105 East 100 North)

Why: In the last year or so, there has been an influx of new plays premiering in the Provo area. To the surprise of virtually everyone involved, many of them are really, QUITE good. This one has the creative team of one of the most successful, Little Happy Secrets, behind it, as well as people who've worked on local shows such as Rabbit Hole, The Fading Flower, and BYU's popular Divine Comedy group. This new comedy is bound to set the standards for new play development in Provo area even higher.

When: July 10th-July 27th - Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Mondays at 7:30 PM. (Running time for the show is approximately 90 minutes.)

How: Tickets are $12 general admission (Thursday – Saturday, Monday). Preview tickets are $5. Student/Senior discount is $2 off the regular ticket price with a valid ID. Group rates of 5 or more are available. Advanced purchase is recommended as performances may sell out. To purchase tickets or for more information visit or

Who: The creative team has given their production a PG-rating for mature themes, mild language, and brief drug references.
A press release for Standing Still Standing describes the show:

Moving between the waking world, the online community, and dreams, Standing Still Standing is the story of a marriage under siege from illness and insecurity. Ben and Grace have been married for three years—he’s slept through two. At least, that’s how it feels when you’re only awake three hours out of the day and the rest are filled with visions of Billy Joel, the Pope, and a cheese woman from Minnesota. Standing Still Standing is a comedy about love and life…and staying awake for both.

For more information, check out the show's blog at (be sure to check out the hillarious Jen Vlogs series). Also, for those of you interested in the creative process, be sure to attend the production's free post-show discussions on Thursdays, July 16 and 23; Saturday matinees, July 11, 18 and 25; and Mondays, July 13, 20 and 27.

Standing Still Standing is produced by Bluelight Stage and Leilani Productions with additional support from the New Play Project and Brigham Young University Experimental Theatre Company.