Fine Feline Art

Cats have taken over the Internet, and now they’re taking over fine art. Shunichi Yamamoto’s Fine Feline Art exhibit, showing in the Children’s Gallery in the basement of the Salt Lake City Main Library (210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200) through April 5, recasts familiar paintings with cats—demure, mysterious, glamorous, heroic—in the main roles. Yamamoto’s art is big in Japan, published there as books, puzzles, postcards and a calendar, with an exhibition of his canvas paintings set for later this year. The Sandy artist and freelance illustrator is also selling his 2008 self-published cat art book in the Library Store.