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Art Access Gallery
Through Oct. 12 • "Off the Map," works by 23 local artists depicting parts of downtown Salt Lake City (assigned to each artist by darts thrown at a map).
Through Oct. 12 • Altered photographs by Al Mecklenburg.
Oct. 19-Nov. 9 • Paintings by Waldo Kidd and urban photographs by Paula Kaye Rudd.
Oct. 19-Nov. 9 • Paintings by Daren Young.
Nov. 16-Dec. 19 • Holiday group exhibition and photographs by Miranda Whitlock.
Info • 230 S. 500 West, #125, Salt Lake City. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Online at accessart.org.
Art at the Main
Now through Oct. 13 • "Weekends," colored-pencil works by Nan Gray.
Oct. 15-Nov. 10 • Watercolor and acrylic works by Sue Martin.
Nov. 12-Jan. 12 • Group show.
Info • In the City Library atrium, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Online at www.artatthemain.com.
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
Now through Nov. 2 • "Foundations," an exhibit celebrating the artists who have shown at BDAC during its 15-year tenure at its soon-to-be-demolished location. (BDAC will relocate temporarily to the Davis County Memorial Courthouse in Farmington while a new Bountiful City Hall is built at the old site next year.)
Nov. 16-Dec. 22 • Annual holiday show.
Info • 745 S. Main St., Bountiful. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Online at www.bdac.org.
Finch Lane Galleries / Art Barn
Oct. 5-Nov. 16 • Matt Kruback, paintings/drawings; Maureen O'Hara Ure and Katharine Coles, mixed media/poetry; Marina I. Alexandrescu, mixed media (Park Gallery).
Nov. 30-Dec. 19 • 29th annual Holiday Craft Exhibit & Sale.
Info • 54 Finch Lane (1340 East), Salt Lake City. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Online at www.slcgov.com/arts.
Now through Oct. 17 • "Box Paper Scissors," Kayo's annual fundraiser, featuring closed cigar boxes adorned by local artists.
Oct. 19-Nov. 14 • Angela Fife and Chelsea Bentley
Nov. 16-Dec. 5 • Ryan Harrington and Gentry Blackburn
Dec. 7-Jan. 16 • "Minuscule Art," a show of small works.
Info • 177 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m., or by appointment. Online at www.kayogallery.com.
Kimball Art Center
Now through Oct. 28 • "Past Presence: Select Works by Photographers in the BYU Fine Art Department."
Now through Nov. 11 • "Members' Pin Up Show," a nonjuried exhibition; participating artists are center members.
Oct. 13-Jan. 6 • "Chihuly Venetians," works by glass artist Dale Chihuly, focusing on his fascination with Venice.
Nov. 1-Jan. 9 • Works by Linnie Brown.
Nov. 16-Jan. 9 • Works by Shannon Troxler.
Info • 638 Park Ave., Park City. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Online at kimballartcenter.org.
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Now through Nov. 23 • Biennial Faculty Exhibition.
Dec. 7-21 • Fall 2012 BFA Thesis Exhibition.
Info • 2001 University Circle, Weber State University campus, Ogden. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Online at departments.weber.edu/dova/exhibits&events/gallery.html.
Museum of Church History and Art
Now through Oct. 14 • "Make Known His Wonderful Works," the ninth international art competition.
Now through Jan. 13 • "A Book of Mormon Fiesta," the end of a two-year celebration of Latin American heritage in the LDS Church.
Nov. 16-June 17 • "Arise and Shine Forth," the international art competition for youth.
Info • 45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Museum hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Online at history.lds.org/place/church-history-museum.
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Now through Dec. 10 • "Adventures in the West: Reflection's of Jack London's World," featuring landscape photos by Ansel Adams and Brett Weston, as well as art depicting the West of London's writing.
Now through December • "Good Neighbors," a ceramic installation by Todd Hayes.
Now through December • "Landscape and Lace: Cache Valley," a work by Megan Mitchell.
Now through May 15 • "Lux," exploring how artists use light as medium and subject matter featuring leaders of the light and space movement of the 1970s.
Info • 650 N. 1100 East, Utah State University campus, Logan. Museum hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Online at artmuseum.usu.edu.
Now through Oct. 12 • Paintings by Carolyn Coalson and Michael Hall, sculpture by Lee Deffebach.
Oct. 19-Nov. 9 • Paintings by Patty Kimball and Lindey Carter; photographs by Stephen Seko.
Dec. 7-Jan. 11 • Holiday group show.
Info • 444 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Online at phillips-gallery.com.
Salt Lake City Main Library
Now through Oct. 4 • In the Canteena, "Student-Life at West," photos by Thomas B. Szalay.
Through Oct. 5 • In the Children's section, "Children as Illustrators: The Power of Expression," a display of picture books illustrated by local children.
Oct. 13-Nov. 30 • In the fourth-floor gallery, "The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict," photographs by Peter McBride and Jonathan Waterman.
Oct. 22-Nov. 30 • In the Children's section, "Eleora's Dance of Colors," works by illustrator Eleora Nelson.
Info • 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Online at slcpl.org.
Springville Museum of Art
Now through Nov. 2 • "Ex Corde Lux," a retrospective of German-born artist Wulf Barsch.
Now through Nov. 2 • "The Great Organ," paintings by Fred Howard of the Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ.
Now through Nov. 10 • "Exploring Animals," an interactive exhibition of animal-themed art, taken from the museum's permanent collection.
Now through Dec. 1 • "J.T. Harwood: The Ione Years 1927-1940," showcasing the Utah artist's work done after meeting the woman who would inspire him after the death of his first wife.
Nov. 17-Jan. 18 • The 27th annual "Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition" (entries will be taken Nov. 6-10).
Dec. 1-30 • The 27th annual "Christmas Lamb Exhibition," a juried showcase for Utah County school-age children.
Dec. 4-30 • "Nativity: Images of the Life of Christ," a series of 12 paintings by figurative artist Mark Missman and designer Jason Bullard.
Info • 126 E. 400 South, Springville. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wednesday, open until 9 p.m.), Sunday, 3-6 p.m. Online at www.smofa.org.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Now through Oct. 20 • "Mr. Winkle: Object of Projection," photographs by Lara Jo Regan, featuring her dog.
Now through Dec. 21 • "Jason Metcalf: Abracadabra," artwork with a superstition theme.
Oct. 5-Nov. 24 • "Your Land/My Land: Election '12," Jonathan Horowitz's installation, featuring red-and-blue area rugs dividing the space where Fox News and MSNBC will screen on back-to-back TV screens.
Oct. 5-Jan. 5 • "Battleground States," a collection of artists considering "visual culture and gender studies."
Nov. 2-Feb. 23 • An installation by Megan Geckler.
Info • 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Friday open until 9 p.m.). Online at utahmoca.org.
Warhol meets Murakami
In a flat world, the high and the low are the same height.
That's the view of pop artists like Andy Warhol and his modern Japanese counterpart, Takashi Murakami, mixing low culture with the highbrow.
The two artists' works are on display now through Feb. 18 at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in an exhibit called "Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami."
The exhibit features selections from the Freedman Family Collection and BYU Museum of Art.
Warhol famously mixed pop-culture icons Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor into his art, along with commercial logos (Campbell's Soup, Coca-Cola, Brillo pads and more).
Murakami, whose works feature American icons such as James Dean and the Apollo moon landings, follows Warhol's model. As Jeff Lambson, the museum's curator of contemporary art, wrote for the exhibit, Murakami's "works, whether exhibited in galleries or sold as merchandise in gift shops, disempower hierarchies by eliminating the distinction between high art and low art."
Sean P. Means
Before and after 'Sun Tunnels'
It's a long drive from Salt Lake City to the ghost town of Lucin, Utah about 200 miles, either cutting around northeast Nevada or looping around the north end of the Great Salt Lake.
Once you get there, practically the only thing to see is artist Nancy Holt's "Sun Tunnels" (1973-76), the assemblage of four 18-foot-long, 9-foot-wide concrete tubes, aligned with the sun at the solstice.
How Holt developed her art leading up to "Sun Tunnels" is the topic of "Nancy Holt: Sightlines," a traveling exhibit that lands Oct. 19-Jan. 5 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibit organized by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, and curated by Alena J. Williams examines Holt's early projects that were a centerpiece of the "Land Art" movement. Holt worked in many mediums, including films, video, site-specific installations, books and sculpture, as her perception of landscape transformed over a 14-year period from 1966 to 1980.
Sean P. Means
Also at UMFA:
Now through Nov. 10 • A retrospective of feminist, socially engaged artist Martha Wilson.
Now through March 18 • "Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism," showcasing the Regionalist artist whose work spanned from Midwest farmers during the Great Depression to extended visits to Alaska, Guatemala and Mexico.
Now through April 21 • "5 Blocks," youth artwork by students at Hawthorne Elementary and Granger High School, based on a five-block area around each school.
Oct. 5-Dec. 30 • "Horizon: Selections from the Guild of Book Workers," in which guild members interpret the word "horizon."
Oct. 26-Jan. 13 • "salt 6: Emre Huner," a new film by the Berlin-based Turkish artist, part of UMFA's ongoing "salt" series.
Info • 410 Campus Center Drive, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City. Museum hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wednesday open until 8 p.m.), Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Online at umfa.utah.edu.