Musician: Mark Dee
Main Talk: Urban Art in Salt Lake City
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Speaker: Paul Heath
Speaker Bio: Paul Heath is a life-long Salt Lake City resident who graduated from the U. of U. with a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 1985. He has been involved in several public art projects, from the history of Salt Lake City baseball for the etched glass windows at Smith’s Ballfield, to mosaic commissions with his wife Donna Pence for Emigration Canyon, Glendale, Magna and Murray communities. Their most recent collaboration, “Painted Appliqué”, is a quilt inspired mural collaging local history, early farming with the surrounding scenery of the Torrey community for the Chuckwagon Store.
Since 2013, Paul has also been an elementary Visual Art teacher with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in the Salt Lake City School District. He received a master’s degree in education with USU in 2018.
Here is how Paul describes his work for public and private commissions: “I characterize my work as “Pop-Nostalgia”. As a lifetime Salt Lake City resident, I draw inspiration from the awesome neon signs we have around us. I see my work as playful documentation, looking at objects and neighborhood niches through a lighter lens. I also paint images of older antique toys... to elicit a smile or friendly smirk. My art heroes are Andy Warhol, Red Grooms and Wayne Thiebaud.”
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