Artist Beth Krensky on the shores of the Great Salt Lake.

How a Utah artist found wonder while pushing a handcart

Beth Krensky is inspired to make art out of kites, nightgowns and her cultural memories By Ellen Fagg Weist | Photography (c) Josh Blumental, 2018 Fractured. That’s how Utah artist Beth Krensky felt emotionally. This was a few years ago, when she was burned out from juggling artmaking, teaching and parenting. She had written a book, 2009’s “Engaging Classrooms and …

Artist Beth Krensky on the shores of the Great Salt Lake.

‘Float Away’

Artist Beth Krensky’s eulogy for her mother, which she had embroidered on a kite (needlework by Jill Moyes) crafted from her mother’s nightgowns, undershirts, gloves and pajamas. I will release my last desperate grasp on you dearest Dotty, and allow you to float away. Loft upward and upward. Surely you will be welcomed through the gates of heaven. You have …

Utah Governor Gary Herbert presents his fiscal year 2020 budget.

Arts Grants Boosted By $6 Million in Governor’s Proposed Budget

Cultural organizations throughout Utah will receive a nearly six-fold increase in funding support under the budget proposed by Gov. Gary Herbert on Dec. 6. In his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020, Herbert has included $6 million for grants that will go to arts organizations, museums, and other cultural groups. The funding anchors his focus on elevating the quality of …