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The Finer Points is the official blog of the University of Utah College of Fine Arts, delivering the news about the experiences and achievements of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and inviting the community to the incredible and diverse offerings of our college.

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02-27-2017
For one evening only, on March 10, 2017 at the Rose Wagner, Utah audiences will get a glimpse into a tortured soul through the music and lyrics of the University of Utah’s very own Director of Jazz Studies, Kris Johnson and his musical “Jim Crow’s Tears” starring Antwaun Stanley, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Candice Corbin, Milton Suggs, and Cameo Humes. Artwork by Gil Ashby The show,...
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02-24-2017
By Emerging Leaders Ambassador and Guest Writer, Ashley Chin-Mark. The submission process began in late October of 2016 when undergraduate students sent abstracts under the mentorship of a university professor or faculty member. Projects were reviewed and accepted by early January 2017. On February 18, 2017, the Utah Valley University welcomed 11 higher education institutions from the state of Utah to participate in the Utah...
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02-23-2017
By Emerging Leaders Ambassador and Guest Writer Rachel Luebbert. From February 2nd-17th the Gittins Gallery featured a collaborative exhibition organized by Assistant Professor in Sculpture Intermedia, Wendy Wisher, and Associate Professor in Computer Science, Erik Brunvand. This exhibition brought together six researchers from different departments at the University of Utah surrounding the discussion of the significance of water in the Western US. The spirit of...
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02-23-2017
Coffee with Creatives is a monthly series hosted by the Arts Entrepreneurship program at Lassonde Studios that brings creative professionals from all around to speak to students about how they have succeeded in the creative industry professionally, or how their arts background plays into their work. This falls in line with the Arts Entrepreneurship goals to provide programming that sits at the intersection of arts...
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02-16-2017
This February, the School of Dance at the University of Utah is honored to welcome Gino Grenek of the Stephen Petronio Company for an exciting residency with dancers from both the Modern Dance and Ballet programs. Grenek's work with the company spans over 17 years, and he will work with the dancers to reset Petronio’s seminal work, MiddleSexGorge. This will be the first time the...
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02-15-2017
By Emerging Leaders Ambassador and Guest Writer Rachel Luebbert. The notes of the saxophone flood the air, quivering like a butterfly’s wings. Then, the piano paints the space in a melodic portrait. The percussion pulses the room with rhythmic vibrations. The music is soft and tender, but at the same time driving and powerful. It demands all of your attention, all of your presence. Suddenly,...
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02-10-2017
In a world often focused on STEM education, the University of Utah is proud to celebrate something of a more right-brained nature and a milestone for its creative offerings: having issued the institution’s 100,000th Arts Pass ticket. The U’s Arts Pass program, which allows students to use their student ID to get free or nearly-free tickets to the hundreds of arts experiences on campus each...
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02-09-2017
Filmmaker sisters Sonia and Miriam Albert-Sobrino weave a dark and magical coming-of-age tale in their project for their second ever feature film, Melita. Told from the point of view of the main character, a deaf 10 year old girl, the story unfolds in a tiny, rural village in the twin filmmaker’s home country of Spain. The sisters create a world of their own where rain,...
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