Local and fresh.
by Adele Flail
Welcome to CATALYST’s shiny art blog!
Every week I’ll be bringing you info about upcoming events and interesting happenings on the Salt Lake art scene, as well as studio tours, artist profiles, and reviews of events, galleries or on-going shows.
As an artist (or, more accurately, an artist-in-progress) I’m fascinated by the processes that lead to art-making—such as learning the craft, exploring ideas and developing a practice. In line with this, and with CATALYST’s mission to provide resources for creative living, I’ll also be highlighting classes, workshops, methods and ideas that artistically-inclined readers can use to enliven their own artistic practices, with occasional forays into aesthetics and art theory.
A local couple's adventures with a backyard flock.
by Katherine Pioli and Benjamin Bombard
Guided by the Slow Food philosophy, Katherine and Ben (assisted by a micro-grant from Slow Food Utah), will take CATALYST readers along on their attempt to raise ducks, chickens and geese in their backyard—not only for food, but to become a source of information for the community.View items...
Part of astrology's power and perhaps the reason it seems to survive the tides of cultural change is its ability to contextualize life events. Astrology delineates cycles and that can be a comfort, especially if we are in a bad patch and desperately in need of reassurance that patch will not last forever. But more importantly, astrology speaks to the soul—it tells the personal story as part of a much larger universal story, and that expanded vision has the power to both soothe and inspire. Telling an individual story through a larger archetypal or mythological framework offers the possibility of connection, direction, and purpose.View items...