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Stephen A. Goldsmith

Stephen A. Goldsmith was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1954. He is a sculptor, urban planner, and former director of ArtSpace in Salt Lake. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Goldsmith studied at Webster University in St. Louis from 1972 until 1976 where he earned a BA in fine art. He studied further at Washington University in St. Louis from 1974 until 1976. Goldsmith was the founder of the Artspace in Salt Lake City which he managed from 1980-2000.

Goldsmith's public commissions include a major water feature in Liberty Park in Salt Lake (1991) and the plaza fountains and sculpture for a pedestrian corridor at Salt Lake Community College (1990). His smaller scale work includes Toolmaker's Bench (2000) and Home.

Contact the artists at: goldsmith@arch.utah.edu

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Stephen A. Goldsmith of Salt Lake City, is an interesting sculptor, craftsman (B.F.A. Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri), and the creator of some of Utah's most interesting public art pieces. Two of his best public works are at the entrances of the Salt Lake Community College's Old South High School campus (Lake Bonneville beach-front property actually). Goldsmith is also the marvelous creative spirit who founded Salt Lake City's Artspace - a block grant redevelopment artists' community and organization established in 1979.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"$2,100 Surprises Director Of Artspace." The Deseret News, October 16, 1988.

"1999 Mayor's Artists Awards Will Be Presented on Thursday." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 20, 1999.

"A Look At The Role Of The Artist In Design Of Urban Landscape." The Deseret News, April 3, 1988.

"Architectural Pioneers Continue Westward Expansion." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 13, 1996.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, September 29, 2002.

"Art Notes: Exhibit Moves From Festival to Art Center." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 30, 1991.

"Artists Strive to Create New Metaphors." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 25, 1994.

"Arts Fest, Girl Scouts and Realtors Celebrate." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 13, 2003.

"Artspace Founder Named S.L. Planning Director." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 25, 2000.

"Cover Story; Judgment at Salt Lake; As the World Peers In, the Hosts of the Winter Olympics Are Taking a Hard Look at Themselves." Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2001.

"Dream City Is Guide for Green Living." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 28, 2002.

"Envision Utah's Chairman Will Answer L.D.S. Calling Grow Derides to Shepherd Young Souls..." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 14, 1999.

"Furniture Exhibit Interweaves Art, Craft." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 30, 1990.

"Goldsmith Chosen To Spend Year As Harvard Fellow." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 9, 1999.

"Group Wants to Dazzle S.L. Visitors With `Necklace' of Cultural Sites; Arts Groups Hope `Necklace' Draws Tourists." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 15, 1997.

"Harnessing The Cultural Momentum." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 10, 2002.

"Lectures, Talks Accompany Rodin Exhibit." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 12, 1992.

"Mayor's Artist Awards." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 7, 1992.

"Party Line: Gala at Triad Redux; Eve in Salt Lake's Secret Garden." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 18, 1992.

"Peace as Patriotism." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 1, 2001.

"People of Faith." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 7, 1998.

"Project Hopes to Herald Salt Lake City, Diversity, Pull its Parts Together." Dallas Morning News, March 21, 1999.

"Rocky Names Artist As Planning Director." The Deseret News, April 26, 2000.

"S.L.'S Downtown Revitalization." The Deseret News, April 22, 2001.

"Salt Lake, Davis Galleries Offer A Feast For The Eyes Take A Break And Visit A Nearby Exhibit." The Deseret News, October 9, 1988.

"State of Visual Arts in Utah." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 7, 1992.

"Stephen Goldsmith: 3 Turn Dreams Into Realities." The Deseret News, June 11, 1989.

"The Pierpont Gallery An Exercise In Collaboration For Both Artists And Architects." The Deseret News, May 26, 1988.

"Tireless Advocate for Classical Music." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 30, 1992.

"Urban Design Awards Making The City Livable, Vital." The Deseret News, October 11, 1988.

"Utah Feels 'Back-to-the-City' Surge." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 23, 2001.

"Utahns With Roots in Spiritual Movement." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 25, 1994.

"Years of Community Service, Business Take Back Seat to Children." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 29, 1998.

Books

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Springville Museum of Art. 56th Annual April Show, l980 exhibition catalog. Springville, UT: Springville Museum of Art, l980.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, Donna Poulton and Janie L. Rogers. 150 Year Survey Utah Art & Artists. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibb Smith, 2002.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Art. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishing Co, 1991.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.

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