Monday, March 2, 2015

Press on "Red Winter Sky"

Left:  "Red Winter Sky", 36"x24" acrylic on canvas, Toni Youngblood

I was pleased and honored to have my painting included in a review of Artists of Utah - 15 Bytes e-Zine.

Excerpt here:

The dramatic power of the color is no less evident at Sprague Library, where Toni Youngblood’s “Red Winter Sky” expresses an immense sense of formal drama. It is shaped architectonically in a wooden tabernacle frame, which complements the intensity of the painting. In it is a linear silhouette of bare tree branches upon which two birds, one higher up, two lower, sit. It is bold and starkly set against a red winter sky. The linearity of black, and the ground of red, which shifts in tones from orange to red, is a formalistic approach, using color for its elemental structural values. If one stops to consider this formal value of red, and considers the modes of expression already mentioned — literal, nonrepresentational, psychological, interpretive or compositional — one finds that each is absolutely applicable to “Red Winter Sky” and the application of either one, several or all of these aesthetic expressive modes of utility of the color red only enhances the aesthetic sensible responsiveness of Youngblood’s painting. 

(From the article "50 Shades of Red: Horne Fine Art and Sprague Library Exhibits Examine the Color Red"  written by Ehren Clark - Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer living in Salt Lake City.)

Full article can be found here.

Seeing Red: Works from the Wasatch Women Artists’ Collective is at the Sprague Branch of the Salt Lake City Library through March 13.
Exploring RED, a group invitational, is at Horne Fine Art through March 14.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Coffeeklatch, Creative Chitchat 

Above: The table of Thierry Boutemy, Florist

About Coffeeklatch

Coffeeklatch stands for ‘Slow journalism using a fast medium.’ Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen created the blog as a creative chitchat featuring creative entrepreneurs in their homes over coffee, including interesting people telling intriguing stories. It celebrates storytelling and creativity in all its forms, from fashion design to architecture.

The site originates from The Netherlands, and you can read in Dutch or English language by clicking on either nl for Dutch language or en for English, at the upper right hand corner when arriving at the website.  Besides being invited into the world of the creators through their stories, lovely photography illuminates.   ~Sparky 

Above:  Thierry Boutemy, Florist, one of the creative individuals visited in his home by Coffeeklatch.

 Above:  A view of the home of florist Thierry Boutemy.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Gallery Symbiosis: Toni Youngblood at Charley Hafen Jewelers and Gallery

The original article:  Gallery Symbiosis: Toni Youngblood at Charley Hafen Jewelers and Gallery was written by Geoff Wichert on his blog "The Post" as a review of my exhibit Calligraffiti shown at Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery.  Geoff Wichert is an editorial contributor with 15-bites, Artists of Utah eZine.  He has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction.  He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.  This article is reprinted here by permission of the author.  Thank you, Geoff.  ~Toni Youngblood


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Multitasker: Homes and Workplaces of Artists in Uruguay

Home of Vittorio Cacciatore
Above:  Home of Vittorio Cacciatore

The photo above is taken at the home of artist/illustrator Vittorio Cacciatore.  Multitasker is a website that visits performers, musicians and visual artists in the beautiful country of Uruguay.  If you read/speak/understand Spanish, you will be able to enjoy the written interviews with the artists as well as the photos.  The photos alone, are quite wonderful!  The link to the home page can be found here.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Pets on Furniture at Desire to Inspire

Photo:  Suzanne Senser

Desire to Inspire is one of my favorite interior design blogs.  Mondays they often post a special feature called "Pets on Furniture" in which readers send photos of their furry family members indulging in the luxury of people furniture.  Today's "Monday's Pets on Furniture" includes my own greyhound girl, Harri-Berri.  Enjoy all the loved pups and kitties and see the entire post here.



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