Current Stroll Information
First Friday Art Stroll Showings-September 6, 2019
Items of interest:
The Corner, a community hot spot will continue to be open for the Art Stroll! Stop by to say hello and hear about what they are offering the community. The Corner is literally located at the South West corner of Washington and 25th Street. You can pick up your map for the Art Stroll here. 2501 Washington Blvd. Follow them on IG: the_corner_ogden and on FB: TheCorner.
2. Ogden Food Truck Rallywill be lined up at the Ogden Union Station. Stop by from 6-9 p.m. to see which trucks will be featured
3. Follow Us -IG: ogden_arts FB: OgdenCityArts & OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll
Gallery Happenings -
Art Box – The Art Box is happy to feature Jennifer Funk for this September’s First Friday Art Stroll! Jen is a mom to three brilliant daughters and a proud widow of her hero, Major Brad "Gyro" Funk. She started painting six years ago — basically as self-prescribed grief therapy. She had written some passages that she needed to be able to read daily. Painting was an attempt to give those words a pretty home. Over the years and with no formal art training, Jen experimented with different art forms realizing that creating was a very important part of her healing. Jen holds a degree in Elementary Education and loved teaching school for years; however, two years ago she became the student when she went back to school to take her first ever art class. Jen is having a great time learning more about this craft that has been so healing and transformative for her.
Most of Jen’s work reflects an element of loss, healing or love, and many pieces include some happy tears mixed in as well. Jen sums up her work as "Hope...in color." To her, the purpose of art is to evoke emotion … to have someone FEEL something when they look at it … to make a connection. Most of her work is abstract. She loves using pattern, texture, line, and color to convey emotions and ideas. She experiments with new media all the time but is currently working mostly in acrylic and oil. She then adds mixed media accents of fabric, gold leaf, paper, found objects, graphite, pastel and charcoal. In her happy little home studio, Jen has discovered the magic of creating through her paintings, limited edition prints, greeting cards, notebooks, and hand stamped leather cuff bracelets.
Come to the Art Box (215 25th Street) on Friday, September 6th between 6-9 p.m. to meet Jen, hear more about her story, and see her incredible work!
Art Box - 215 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Bliss Skincare Studio – No info
Bliss Skincare Studio - 2422 Grant Avenue, Ogden
Cara Koolmees -Stop by Cara Koolmees Art Gallery, with the change from hot days to cooler ones you can feel the difference. Come see her transitional paintings and get ready for the next season.
Cara Koolmees – 256 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Cuppa –For September’s First Friday Art Stroll, Cuppa will feature work by Makenzie Taylor. Stop by and see her artwork upstairs.
Cuppa - 552 East 25th Street, Ogden
Eccles Community Art Center – For September 2019 exhibits at the Eccles Art Center they will introduce large colorful still life’s of Vernal artist, Linda Lee Shimmin and nostalgic simple geometric shapes of Clarkston artist, Lester Lee. A reception for the artists and public is scheduled in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibits will remain on display through September 28, 2019.
Linda Lee Shimmin’s paintings will be feature in the center’s main gallery. Of her painting style, she says it is “inspired and influenced by artists like Marc Chagall, Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard.” She continues “I love painting the still life, it can be so spontaneous and full of vitality. I enjoy using the interaction of colors and contrasts.” Shimmin works in oils and acrylics. She applies her paint in thick impasto strokes adding depth and vibrancy to her canvases.
Carriage House Gallery feature watercolorist, Lester Lee indicates “The subject matter for my art touches a little on most subjects found in art. Usually, I lean towards country-side nostalgia: farm buildings and the like. What does not vary, be it landscape or still life, is the simple shapes found in those genres. Simple geometric shapes, defined by light and shadow, light a spark in my soul. When those shapes and shadows catch a variety of bouncing sunlight, my soul goes from a spark to an explosion – an explosion of joy! To me, making art is pure joy.”
The Art Center's regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission to exhibits is complimentary. For more information, visit: www.ogden4arts.org.
Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
Gallery 25 –Gallery 25 will feature artwork from David J Crowther. Here’s a little bit of a bio about him. I live in West Haven, Utah. I am a multifaceted artist, always looking for new avenues to express my creativity. I have been a photographer since the age of 6 when my grandmother gave me an Eastman Kodak Brownie camera. I studied art and science at Snow College. I made a worthwhile living in computer sciences and retired at 64. For the past year I have been pleased to hang my work in Gallery 25. My work includes fine art photography, watercolor with pen & ink. Recently, I began delving into digital artwork using my original photography, personal artwork and computer-generated fractals and patterns.
Stop by Gallery 25 to see David’s display of art.
Gallery 25 - 268 25th Street, Ogden
Grounds for Coffee on 25th St. -Grounds for Coffee on Historic 25th Street will feature Andrew Shorts as their artist for the First Friday Art Stroll.
Grounds for Coffee - 111 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th – Grounds for Coffee on 30th will have feature art work from Tom Szalay and James Reynolds.
Grounds for Coffee - 3005 Harrison Blvd, Ogden
Hippie Skin –Hippie Skin will host artist Ian Cox for the September Art Stroll.
Hippie Skin - 2424 Wall Avenue, Ogden
Kaffe Mercantile (Downtown location) –No info
Kaffe Mercantile downtown - 2276 Washington Blvd. Suite 101, Ogden
Lucky Slice –For the September First Friday Art Stroll Lucky Slice and Nurture the Creative Mind will collaborate. A full piano recital will take place at the Lucky Slice location on Historic 25th Street. Come out and enjoy some tunes.
Lucky Slice - 200 25th St, Ogden
Ogden First, Inc.’s PLATFORMS –
Richard Ramos Un|Rest sculptural installation to open at O1|PLATFORMS on Friday September 6, with a meet-the-artist reception from 6-9pm in conjunction with Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll.
As an arts organization with a social mission, our 2019 PLATFORMS programming has focused on #artswithpurpose - either community engagement, issues surrounding social justice, or has shined a light on another community organization doing good work.
For September, our O1|PLATFORMS exhibition hits all three targets. Un|Rest, by popular local artist Richard Ramos, is a sculptural installation examining eight different aspects of the bed as a place or object where and with which human beings engage in activities including, but not limited to sleep. Issues involving social justice, mental health, vulnerability, illness and death will be addressed through the lens of common definitions and ideas about what a bed is.
At O1ARTS, and with our O1|PLATFORMS initiative, we work to make it possible for artists to experiment - to stretch their artistic practice - so this is a perfect project for us to support!
Richard is most well-known for his paintings - specifically the large colorful murals which may be found all over town. For this exhibition, the displayed works will be sculptural, but the idea has roots in his childhood, and brings to three dimensions a recurring element in many of his paintings - a floating bed.
Ramos says that many times as a child, he experienced the sensation of his bed being far from the ground… a place normally of comfort and safety becoming one of uncertainty and fear. While he’s included a floating bed in many of his paintings, he’s wanted for some time to experiment, to bring it into the physical world, and see if doing so helps him better understand the phenomena’s meaning.
Richard was also inspired to add an additional layer of purpose to this work, by calling attention to issues of poverty and homelessness. He says “I am obsessed with the exploration of dreams, the unconscious, and collective consciousness. It is my feeling that all of humanity experiences these parts of life but is told mostly to disregard it as unreal and having little or nothing to do with what is important. I disagree with that sentiment. Similarly, certain parts of our society tend to ignore the injustices experienced by those regarded as “other”. “Comfort”, “Stability” and “Reality” are the concepts I am questioning here.”
He reached out to two additional social-service organizations, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, and Youth Futures. Each of these organizations provides youngsters with the safety, security and comfort of a bed. SHP contributed a bed, and Youth Futures a couch, for Ramos to modify and incorporate into the larger installation. At the time of this writing, Ramos has said the couch will be painted, and include statistics about teen homelessness.
Un|Rest will be on exhibit from September 6 through the end of October. O1ARTS thanks Weber County RAMP for their continuing support of #O1PLATFORMS, making this exhibition and others like it possible.
Rainy Day Emporium –Rainy Day Emporium will feature Linda McAfee with McAfee Fine Arts during the art stroll. Her bio has some background about her. Bio: I started painting in grade school and was fortunate enough to have some wonderful teachers in junior high, high school and college that still influence how I paint now. Once I started working in the commercial art industry after college, my interest in painting went away and I stopped. Now 30 years later, after being displaced from art as a career, it started calling to me again. I joined friends for a couple of Paint Nite sessions that reminded me how much I missed the creativity of it all, I started back in. This time around, I noticed I wasn't as patient as when I was younger. Three weeks to complete a painting was not fun anymore and I wanted more color in what I did, a lot more. I liked the wild colors I saw that had been making its way into art since the 80's and I wanted a looser, faster more impressionistic style. Also, my hands couldn't grip a tiny paint brush for as long without going numb and dropping the brush. While looking for reference photos on the internet one day, I discovered adult finger-painting after my first painting I was thrilled. I use a small brush to correct areas that I've over-painted, add detail here and there, but most paintings are 100% finger-painted. I have since done several pet portraits, cityscapes, animals, landscapes and whatever calls to me to be painted. I will start teaching classes this fall, so I can share this wonderful process with everyone. Rainy Day Emporium - 155 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Shaw Gallery at Weber State University –The Shaw Gallery will be closed for programming during the summer months. They will reopen for their fall show on September 13.
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery- 3964 West Campus Drive, Department 2001, Ogden
The Argo House –The Argo house is showing an exhibition of 3D paper sculpture by Salt Lake City artist Lenka Konopasek that explores natural and manmade disasters, representing a collision between nature and people. The work raises questions about longevity, the consequences of human behavior, and differences in cultural or national attitudes. Curated by Kelly Carper at The Argo House.
The Argo House - 529 25th Street, Ogden
The Bigelow Hotel -No info
The Bigelow Hotel – 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden
The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery- The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery will have local artist, Heidi Mae Goucher showing her work during the stroll. Her business is called Luv on the Rox. Read her bio for info about her love of rocks. One summer on a gorgeous sunny day, I was wandering around the shore of a lake near my house with my daughter and her friend. We were reminiscing about how we would collect rocks as children and how much fun we would have looking for the "best" rock on the shore. As I was walking, I noticed how beautiful everything was, and we were having so much fun in the late summer sun. As we were talking, all of us started looking at the beauty of the stones, each one totally unique and treating the light of the sun differently. As each of us gathered different stones we found, we started talking about the fun and bonding of hobbies like this, and I realized that I wanted to bring this piece of sunlight to so many of the people that I knew. When I got home that day, I had this amazing feeling of joy as I thought about the events of the day. I started thinking about giving my daughter and her friend the rocks that we had gathered in necklaces that they could keep as memories of that day, a piece of sunshine for them both. I found a small hobby kit for wrapping stones, and I made necklaces. It was then that I realized how much I was drawn to this quiet, simple activity, and how much I loved the act both of loving and wrapping the stones and seeing their faces lit up when I gave them away. Within a few days, I had made several necklaces and given them out.
People loved them, and I loved the feeling that the exchange provided me. I hope that each necklace that you purchase here will affect you in the same way, because I wrap each of these stones with that same feeling that I had that summer day, and with each one, I feel like I extend that feeling to each person who purchases one.
So, stop by and say hello and get your healing necklace.
The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery - 2352 Kiesel Road, Ogden
The Diamond Room –The Diamond Room will feature musician Rick Odell singing the classic tunes. You can also check out the new location that The Diamond Room has moved into a few doors down from their previous one.
Diamond Room - 131Historic 25th Street, Ogden
The Front Climbing Club –As part of Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll, The Front Climbing Club features a new local artist on the first Friday of every month from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Join them for September's First Friday to enjoy fresh art from Baylee Berglund, music by Dougthehuman, hor d'oeuvres and climbing!
If you can't make it to First Friday, don't fret - Baylee's art will be up on our walls for the remainder of the month!
The Front-Climbing Club - 225 20th Street, Ogden
The Local Artisan Collective-The Local Artisan Collective wants to welcome you to September ‘s Fist Friday Art Stroll. Their featured artist is Mike Hurst from Hurst's Handblown Glass. Mike is an Ogden, Utah based lampworker, who specializes in unique pendants, jewelry, marbles and more. He began working with glass in January of 1994. Since then he has passionately studied and practiced the art, always striving to perfect his techniques and learn something new. In addition to lampworking, Mike has experience with glass fusing, glass etching and neon sign making.
Mike’s work is inspired by nature’s beauty, pop culture, the strange and macabre. Halloween is his favorite holiday, which is noticeable in his work. Hurst’s evil eye jewelry has become some of his most popular items and his signature pieces.
He has been featured in Glass Line magazine, LAMMAGA magazine (Japan) and numerous local publications. Mike will be set up outside in front of the store doing glassblowing demonstrations and you can find his wonderful items too.
Guest Artist: They are thrilled to have Jessica Douglas as their guest artist. She was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She started attending an art school at the age of six and has been hooked ever since! She moved to Utah 22 years ago and has been featured in local galleries over the years, including several in 2019: Spellbound, Magic and Machine as well as her own personal gallery featured in The Underground. Her works have won several awards including several Best in Shows at CONduit and Westercon. Jessica specializes in colorful, fantastical art, including dragons, fairies and all manner of magical and whimsical creatures. Find her and her incredible art in Classroom B.
Demonstrations: Christina Graff Charbonneau from Crema will be demonstrating how she creates her incredible felted clothes. She will be in the back of the store by her fabulous clothing creations.
Joe Eilander from The Shark Shack will be doing woodburning demonstrations. You won’t want to miss seeing this talented guy in action! Come see what he is working on now. He will be by the register.
Bernadene Whitten from Our Earthly Treasures will be creating bead embroidery. She will be using some vintage Sara Coventry pieces to make some earrings. Find her out in front of the store.
Classes: Come and create your own home decor! Learn how to paint metal with Mary Hardy from Mary Hardy's Metal Art. To find more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/504562077019698/.
Come and make a copper bracelet, complete with an inscription. This class will be taught by Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry, a 16th generation silversmith. To find more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2565283006817688/.
Come and get delicious goodies with us to celebrate the Art Stroll.
The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
The Monarch –Each month during the First Friday Art Stroll the Banyan Collective's Podcast & Live Music Series, Van Sessions, takes place at The Monarch. Join them on the Upper Deck for conversations and performances in the Tan Van with Ogden's favorite local musicians. Performances begin at 7 p.m., and the artist for the art stroll are Christian Scheller at 7 p.m. and The Heavy Bucket Band at 8 p.m.
You can also Tour the Historic Monarch Building before between 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join the tour of the historic Monarch building including their newly renovated event venue and future creative studios. Learn about The Monarch's unique history and architecture, inquire about studio space, or preview our venue for your upcoming event. Creatives, artists, designers, photographers, musicians, restauranteurs, retailers, event planners, entrepreneurs and curious community members are welcome to join this free private tour. Tours meet in front of the "Monarch in Moda" mural on the east side of the building and last approximately one hour. Sign up here.The Monarch – 251- 499 25th Street, Ogden
Union Station –
Locations at the Union Station below
Gallery at the Station, Union Station –The Museums at Union Station will host the “76th Annual Palette Club of Ogden Show” as part of its continuing “First Friday Art Stroll” program. The opening will take place Friday, September 6.
Ogden’s Palette Club exhibition will be on display for six weeks and will showcase any media, beginners to professional.
“We are really excited to host The Palette Club of Ogden,” said Museum Curator Holly Andrew. “The purpose of our gallery is to spark community interest in art and nurture beginning to professional artists in our community.”
The Palette Club of Ogden has been around for 76 years and is open to artists in any media, beginners to professional. purpose to be the advancement of community interest in art and the encouragement of artists.
Art connoisseurs and members of the public are invited to the Friday opening. Complete hours for the opening are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Gallery at the Station can be found in downtown Ogden in the historic Union Station building. For the First Friday Art Stoll exhibitions, free parking is available in the adjacent lots, north and south of the building. For more information on this event, call museum staff at (801) 629-8672 or visit the museum web site.
The Museum of Anthropology is a part of the Museums at Union Station. The museum is open six days a week with regular hours Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See website for admission details.
Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden
Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station –Not Open
Nurture the Creative Mind –For Join Nurture the Creative Mind at Lucky Slice in downtown Ogden for a collaboration. Lucky Slice has the food while Nurture the Creative Mind has the music. They will be putting on a full piano recital at the location. So, bring your appetite and enjoy some music.
Nurture the Creative Mind - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden – (South end of the Union Station)
Waffle Love Ogden -Waffle Love Ogden is featuring work by Erica Lyon. The theme for her artwork is Adventure Radius Around Ogden, which is three years’ worth of sketches and paintings from adventure travels near and far from Ogden. Stop by upstairs and check out her display of work.
Waffle Love Ogden – 109 25th Street, Ogden
Wasatch Roasting Company –Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of September's artist, Ryan Gregson! Ryan has lived in Ogden for six years and has started working on his art thanks to Pando Artist Collective. He is inspired by medieval and religious imagery and trying new materials. Follow him on Instagram: @rangergregson.
Outside, in Origin-Alley Art Gallery, we will display new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists. We will provide outdoor seating in the alley as well as live music during the stroll.