Honoring influential artists at February’s Gallery Stroll in Salt Lake City
Published: February 20, 2014 03:46PM
Updated: February 20, 2014 04:49PM
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Carlos Anderson's 1939 painting, "Genius Draws No Color Line," depicting Marian Anderson's historic performance at the Lincoln Memorial, is part of the exhibit "Only Light," a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City. A reception Friday, Jan. 17, will be part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. Carlos Anderson | Courtesy Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

Art comes in groups at the February’s edition of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Friday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., at participating galleries in and around downtown Salt Lake City.

Here are some highlights:

“Utah’s 15” • Who are the 15 most influential artists in Utah? The exhibit at the Rio Gallery, in the Rio Grande Depot at 300 S. Rio Grande St., starts that discussion by presenting the results of a public vote held by the online arts magazine 15 Bytes — which will be producing a book, to be released Friday night, with in-depth profiles of the 15 artists. The 15 are: mixed-media artist Trent Alvey, painter/printmaker Sandy Brunvand, artist/architect Anna Campbell Bliss, painter/muralist Ruby Chacon, painter Paul Davis, actor Anne Cullimore Decker, painter John Erickson, Artspace founder Stephen Goldsmith, painter Brian Kershisnik, sculptor Frank McEntire, artist/gallery owner Bonnie Phillips, painter Brad Slaugh, author Terry Tempest Williams, painter Sam Wilson and dance legend Joan Woodbury. The gallery’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday — and will be open Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., during the Winter Market. The exhibit runs through March 21.

“Feminine - Divinity - Symbolism” • Artists offer different takes about the divine nature of womanhood in “Feminine - Divinity - Symbolism,” opening at the Urban Arts Gallery, 137 Rio Grande St., in The Gateway. Among the highlights is a new series by photographer/artist Cat Palmer, who taught her 5-year-old son to use her DSLR camera — and he took three images of Palmer that she used as the basis of her collage works. Desarae Lee and Eleanor Scholz are featured artists in the exhibit, along with works by Daniela Laginha, Tylee Vavra, Erica Kathleen, Misty Batson, Sarah Larsen, Lisa Quagliozzi, Rachel Povey, Robyn Mahon and Carol Merrill. The exhibit runs through March 9.

“It’s All in the View” • The Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, opens with “It’s All in the View,” which looks at perception from different angles. Three Utah photographers — Randy Laub, Justin Lyons and Michael Peterson — share space with watercolorist Derek Chandler. The gallery’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit runs through March 14.

For more information on participating galleries, go to gallerystroll.org.