Current Stroll Information
First Friday Art Stroll Showings-April 5, 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.
New Art Stroll Stops joining us! - We are excited to announce that
Waffle Love Ogden,
Bliss Skincare Studio and The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakeryhave joined the art stroll. Waffle Love had their art work displayed upstairs for the past couple of months. Bliss Skincare Studio is another new stop. During the March Art Stroll they will feature work from a local artist who is also on this seasons Survivor. Our newest member is The Cupcake Shoppe & Bakery stop by and say hello!
O1|PLATFORMS- In-person voting will take place during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll, April 5 at O1|PLATFORMS from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. The top eight mural submissions will be on display for the public to view and cast their vote. If you can't make it in person, online voting will be available after March 5 at: https://ogdenfirst.typeform.com/to/OIsHFd.
Ogden UnConCosplay Contest Event at The Corner. Come to the art stroll in costume and qualify for a chance to win VIP Weekend Pass. Read more about the event below.
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Gallery Happenings -
Art Box – The Art Box is delighted to announce the return of oil painter Nancy Andruk Olson for April’s First Friday Art Stroll. Nancy’s exhibition will feature gardens in the style of impressionism — just in time for spring! After a visit last summer to Giverny (the location of Monet’s home and the beautiful gardens that served as inspiration for a large part of his collection), Nancy’s new work is focused on her experience there, which captures the memory and feeling of being in the garden, rather than strict representation. The use of nontraditional color schemes emphasizes these ideas.
Nancy started painting as a child with her mother, who is an art teacher, and has never really stopped. She attended Art Center College of Design as a high school student, and has a BFA in painting from BYU, where she spent most of her time working with Bruce Hixson Smith. She also has a post-baccalaureate certificate from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Nancy uses the images she creates to communicate memories, feelings, emotions, and experiences from daily life. She tends to paint quickly and directly using a lot of impressionist techniques. Nancy enjoys the improvisation and the interaction of the paint, and the interplay of the materials is part of the language for her. She makes a lot of her own paint to ensure she can get the intensity of the pigment she desires. The main element that Nancy focuses on is color. To her, this is the best tool that she has to communicate her experiences.Nancy is also inspired by other artists who focus on color to capture memories such as Pierre Bonnard, Wolf Kahn and Laura Jones. She is always working on improving her form, but Nancy’s real goal with her artwork is to communicate emotions from the human experience. In her artwork, Nancy is attempting to share inspiring moments from her life and maybe find some common ground with other people living through similar moments
Art Box - 215 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Bliss Skincare Studio –For the April Art Stroll, Bliss Skincare Studio will be featuring Kristy Nishijima, the creator of Abby’s Impressions custom jewelry. Kristy creates one of a kind bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and memorial pieces from sterling silver and genuine Swarovski Crystal. Her jewelry will be on display and for sale during the Art Stroll. Kristy will be taking custom orders to be made specially for you.
From the Artist: “Hello and welcome to this special part of my life, my journey and source of inspiration. As with many of you, my path has led me on my fair share of peaks and valleys all of which making me who I am today. Jewelry has helped me capture the ups and get through the downs adding the shine, sparkle and flare. It is a reflection of who I am, what I believe and cherish. Every one of my pieces capture a miracle, holds a treasured memory with deep unwavering meaning. And, in all honesty . . . it makes me feel pretty and special.”
Bliss Skincare Studio - 2422 Grant Avenue, Ogden
Cara Koolmees -With the start of Spring Cara Koolmees will feature pictures of hopping rabbits around her studio. Stop by and visit her springtime exhibit.
Cara Koolmees – 256 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Cuppa –For the month of April, Cuppa will be featuring artist Niki Muth. She has been painting for 17 years, & oil painting for 12. She calls most of her work Dream Painting; a method that activates emotions in the mind & body, then moves them through the medium. She also uses this method in groups alongside meditations & with clients in need of expressing emotions without words or labels. She loves impasto technique, impressionist lighting and abstracted-surrealist themes.
Cuppa - 552 East 25th Street, Ogden
DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts –DaVinci Academy will not be having a show in April as the school will be closed for spring break.
DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts - 2033 Grant Avenue, Ogden
Eccles Community Art Center – For the art stroll selected work created by the secondary students in Ogden City & Weber County School District will be featured at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden in the main and second floor galleries during April 2018. The work of the students from Ogden City Schools will be on exhibit April 1 through 13, 2019 with the work of the Weber School District students will be displayed April 15 through 27, 2019. A reception in association with Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ogden School District student awards will be presented April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. Weber School District student awards will be presented April 25, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Carriage House Gallery will exhibit works by a variety of Northern Utah artists.
The Secondary Student Competitions brings selected works from local Junior High and High Schools to the Eccles Community Art Center. The Ogden City and Weber County School District staff provide judging and awards for the competition. A best of show is presented to a work by both a Junior High and High School students with first, second, third and honorable mention awards presented in a variety of other categories. These exhibits are popular with the art center patrons and members of the community.
The staff of the Eccles Community Art Center invites you to visit these exhibits throughout the month of April. Regular gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call us at 801-392-6935 or visit our web site at www.ogden4arts.org.
Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
Gallery 25 –April's art stroll is a special one it is 17 wonderful years that Gallery 25 has been on Historic 25th Street in Ogden. Their founder Mac Stevenson is their featured artist for April as he returns from an art event in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mac has 18 new paintings that he is bringing home and the residents who know of Mac look forward to his coming home. His unique colorful skies have been a great trademark of his.
Expected to join Mac in his return are Keith Dagley and Keith Dabb who also participated in Arizona. Keith Dagley currently paints in oils but recently added alcohol ink paintings that have generated a lot of excitement and Keith currently sits as the number three seller in Gallery 25 amongst 41 outstanding artists.
Roberta Glidden has returned to the gallery with her stunning impressionist strokes of the palette knife of local scenery.
Mary Wells who hand illustrates books has five new books upstairs on the mezzanine. The gallery has since opened up the west walls to three outstanding guest artists who now have more space. Those new artists up on the mezzanine are:
Annette Vernon (soft, angelic genre paintings)
Leah Palmer (local landscapes)
Michelle Montierth (who’s linoleum cuts incorporated with oil in birds/animals and landscapes brings a new genre of painting to the residents)
Four high school students with outstanding art: Bailey Smith, Brayden Beale, Braydon Smedley and Shay Isaacs
There is something for everyone and the new mission is to get art into people’s homes. They look forward to all who come whether you look or purchase and enjoy the refreshments.
Gallery 25 - 268 25th Street, Ogden
Grounds for Coffee on 25th St. - Grounds for Coffee 25th will have Jan Moyes as their featured artist, as well as Richard Ramos painting a mural, live, during their 10th anniversary event!
Grounds for Coffee - 111 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th –Grounds for Coffee on 30th will have Steve McNeil as their featured artist.
Grounds for Coffee - 3005 Harrison Blvd, Ogden
Hippie Skin –Heal Yoga Studio will host Landscape Photographer Roxie Crouch at the First Friday Art Stroll in April. Roxie began taking photos after her children began to leave home for their own adventures. She is often a solo traveler and her favorite trip was a 15-day solo trip to Iceland a few years ago. Her inspiration is Henry David Thoreau and she often searches for images that reflect his writing.
She is thrilled to have been chosen by Heal Yoga Studio to display her images. As a middle age woman, it has been difficult to break into the landscape photography realm and working with a woman business owner is very exciting. She is passionate about sharing her love for wild places with others. In the words of Thoreau. “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
Hippie Skin - 2424 Wall Avenue, Ogden
Kaffe Mercantile (Downtown location) –Their featured artists for the art stroll will be Kacey Peckenpaugh and Jason Asleson. For as long as she can remember, Kacy has had a camera in-hand. Somewhere between advancing from a Kodak’s Stylelite 110 film camera in the 80s, to 35mm film in the 90s, to digital cameras in the early 2000s, she has slowly made the transition from documentation to capturing the aesthetic. Her photographs rely on structure and light to highlight a mood, angle, or perspective that might otherwise be overlooked. Kacy’s selections underscore a reflection on the interplay between the organizations and sense of nostalgia that lead us to preserve and protect.
Jason is a self-taught artist exploring inner and outer landscapes using paint, music, and photography. His creative process involves layering paint, scraping, revealing, and repeating until what he sees resonates with a complex set of emotions. A cathartic and frustrating process. A meditation. The process is complete when his gut says, “Stop. Don’t F’ it up.”
Three of the paintings are intimately tied to the music that played as the expression unfolded. The artist and song are noted along with a QR code link for a mixed media experience. Please be courteous and use headphones.
Jason’s photography is a tribute to our public lands and wildlife.
To contact the artists:
Jason Asleson: @acavemancandoit (801) 718-6546
Kacy Peckenpaugh: @in_my_element34 (607) 592-9396
Kaffe Mercantile downtown - 2276 Washington Blvd. Suite 101, Ogden
Lucky Slice –For the art stroll they will feature artist, Aaron Babbit. Read on for a little bit of his background. I turn on my music, pull hte chairs out from under the table, open my sketchbook and let the pen do all the work. Most of my portraits are single line or minimalist, abstract people. I like to use paint pens, acrylic and water colors as my mediums to create bold colors that draw the viewer's attention. By keeping my art simple, I hope people say to themselves " I can do that!" then feel inspired to do so.
Lucky Slice - 200 25th St, Ogden
Ogden UnCon Cosplay Gallery –Ogden UnCon’s UN-OFFICIAL Cosplay Contest @ The Corner When: April 5, during First Friday Art Stroll 6-8 p.m. Where: 2501 Washington Blvd. (SW corner of Washington Blvd. and Historic 25th Street) Why: Discounted Ogden UnCon tickets are now on sale at The Corner! Let’s celebrate! How: Dress up and win prizes!
1. Come to the April First Friday Art Stroll dressed in cosplay inspired by your favorite characters! Enjoy the art stroll as heroes, villains, wizarding houses and even classic/modern animated characters. All comic, book, TV, movie, game and fandom characters are welcome.
2. Get your picture taken at The Corner building to enter! A member of The Corner staff will snap a picture of you to post on Instagram and enter you in the contest. Don’t forget to give your Instagram name so you can be tagged in the post.
3. Share the picture to get likes and win prizes! Each cosplay will get an individual photo on the official @The_Corner_Ogden Instagram. Whichever picture gets the most likes by Sunday night at 11 p.m. wins a free VIP weekend pass to Ogden UnCon! Additional prizes will be awarded to the top three runners up, including Ogden Twilight Tickets & Ogden Retail Swag that can be picked up in person at The Corner.
The Ogden UnCon founder, Russ Adams, will be hosting the convention’s weekly Facebook live broadcast, Ogden UnCast, at The Corner and answering questions about the convention. Everyone who shows up to hang out during Art Stroll can get a free mocktail and other yummy treats. Ogden UnCon tickets will be available at 15% discount. This discount will be available until June 7 for anyone that comes to buy tickets in person!
More details at ogdencity.com/Artstroll
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Ogden UnCon - 2254 Washington Blvd., Ogden
Ogden First, Inc.’s PLATFORMS –O1|WALLS' #ARTicipate #Mural project moves to second phase!
Don’t let good art go unseen! For every call for artists, there are dozens of submissions that are only seen by the selection committee. That stops here. In a unique twist on the typical mural project process, we are giving those otherwise invisible works of art a chance to see the light of day. With your donations, we will print the submissions big. Like billboard big? Maybe not that big, but enough to view and enjoy in our O1|PLATFORMS location. These will remain on display during the month of March for the community to view and vote on.
The more money we raise, the more submissions we can put on display for you to enjoy. Investing in your community, even if the amount is small, means a lot. This is your place, on your street, in your neighborhood and your #ARTicipation can make a world of difference. Go to: https://www.gofundme.com/More-Than-Just-A-Mural-ARTicipate and help print ALL the submissions received!!
Get out and #VOTE! Once the designs are printed, we need the help of #community members to vote for their favorite mural designs. Up to 3 artists/teams can win and it’s up to you to decide which artwork will be chosen for the mural wall on the east wall of The Monarch's parking lot. Since this is part of your community, we want your voice to be heard and #ARTicipate in this process. This unique piece of artwork will bring together the diversity and character that Ogden has to offer.
In-person voting will take place on Friday, April 5 at O1|PLATFORMS, during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll. At least top eight mural submissions will be on display for the public to view and cast their vote. If you can't make it in person, online voting will be available after March 5 at: https://ogdenfirst.typeform.com/to/OIsHFd
PLATFORMS - 490 25th Street, Ogden
Rainy Day Emporium –Our First Friday artist for April is Sterling Cornia. Artist Bio: Originally from Salt Lake, artist Sterling Cornia of Atomic Cat (his Facebook art boutique) relies on his 40 years’ experience of art knowledge, crafting, and experimentation for his creations. Throughout Sterling's years he has won many awards and recognition for his niche art, and beautiful miniature hat designs for the Gothic and cosplay worlds under his designer name Eventide Millinery. He continues today to create miniature Victorian Goth and Gothic Lolita hats, epic faerie gardens in bottles and bowls, Wiccan beard oils, jewelry and decoupage art boxes that anyone can enjoy.
Rainy Day Emporium - 155 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Shaw Gallery at Weber State University –The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University is pleased to present Yasuaki Onishi's solo exhibition, Reverse of Volume. In his installation, Onishi uses the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. The process he calls “casting the invisible” is his meditation on the nature of the negative space, or void, left behind. Visitors will be able to walk among the contemplative space, and observe how the simplest qualities of light, shape and line change from different perspectives.
Exhibit runs through Saturday, April 6.
Gallery Hours: M-F, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday noon - 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public!
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery- 3964 West Campus Drive, Department 2001, Ogden
The Argo House –They will continue to feature Milky Silky Soft & Pretty works by Michelle Montrose Larsen. Her work explores intersections between food, sex and the human body and how these physical aspects of being human are presented in commercial settings. Sex is used to sell everything, whether it be cheeseburgers, hand soap, or shoes. https://www.facebook.com/events/1194446724055347/.
The Argo House - 529 25th Street, Ogden
The Bigelow Hotel -Their featured artist, that they are honored to have is Austin Brook Luckett. He is a Historical Architect Photographer and his muse of choice is the City of Ogden. Austin uses special materials, a canvas for the photos he captures; making it a unique piece of art. His love for the Ogden community and development in the Arts District makes him the ideal person to have at their location.
The Bigelow Hotel – 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden
The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery- New Stop on the Art Stroll this month! They will feature artist Hollie Mckeeth Designs. Check
out her Instagram:@holliemckeeth.designs to see more art work.
The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery - 2352 Kiesel Road, Ogden
The Diamond Room –They will continue to have muscial singer Rick Odell. Along with Holly Morphet showcasing her amazing stamping art.
Diamond Room - 115 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
The Front Climbing Club –Their featured artist is Aarib Babbitt. Go to their page for more info. https://www.facebook.com/events/2061763034123109/?ti=ia.
The Front-Climbing Club - 225 20th Street, Ogden
The Local Artisan Collective –Their featured artist this month is Heather Musante: Her bio: Heather Musante was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She was raised on a small farm and received an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (“VA Tech”). She moved to North Carolina after graduation to work in the furniture industry because she loved to be involved in the manufacturing process. Once furniture manufacturing started moving overseas, she switched to Information Technology roles and used her creativity to design, develop, and support computer systems. After seven years, she decided to move to West Virginia and worked remotely while obsessively rock climbing and started painting with her husband, Tim Webb.
They then moved to St. Louis for a job but missed the mountains so much that they sold everything, lived out of their SUV, and travelled around the western half of the country for over a year. In that time, they visited 32 national parks, dozens of national monuments, museums and every cool mountain town. That trip’s influences can be seen in Heather’s watercolor paintings to this day.
In 2012 they settled in Las Vegas and continued to travel at every opportunity. While there, Heather surrounded herself with talented, artistic friends and hosted regular “art nights” at her home for friends and anyone else they wanted to bring along.
After almost 6 years, Heather and Tim got tired of the Las Vegas heat and decided Ogden was the best fit for them for a potential forever-home. Easy access to the mountains, the prevalence of the arts, and the ability to experience seasons were all a draw.
Unfortunately, the move to Ogden did not start well—8 days after purchasing a home an electrical fire destroyed it while Tim and Heather were checking out the farmer’s market on 25th Street. Heather and Tim hope to get back into the rebuilt house by June of 2019.
On the positive side, Heather started painting more seriously after the house fire to cope with the stress of the situation. Heather’s watercolors tend to reflect her love of nature—animals, scenic vistas, birds, flowers, or trees are all represented. Her watercolors may also contain some organic doodling to lighten the mood. Occasionally, her inner engineer slips out resulting in an overly detailed piece like a mandala or a hyper-realistic kangaroo.
Demonstrations & Organizations:
Do you want to fill your Easter Baskets and toy boxes with local handmade items? Then this is a great night for you to come and watch these talented ladies come and make their art. Watch Ember Hollinger from Felt! By Ember create her cute dolls, Jill Braucher from Sew Hip Designs do custom embroidery on stuffed bunnies, elephants and more, and Rachael Roberts Bush from Sweater Toys do hand sewing on her adorable monsters. This will be in Classroom A.
Oscar Amaya will have his metal art out in front of the store. Come and see what he has created.
Earl J Talbot will be doing a leatherworking demonstration by the south door. We are excited to see what he will be creating.
Showcasing Students Work:
Sarah Abagulum from Ogden's Art Club will be doing a fun free children's art activity and student work from her classes will be showcased. This will be in Classroom B.
Come and get delicious goodies with them to celebrate the Art Stroll.
The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
The Monarch –They will host the Banyan Collective Van Sessions, where live music is recorded out of a retro van parked inside our building. Their featured musical artists are Dharma Cuana at 7 p.m. and Dave Garofalo at 8 p.m. Rain or Shine.
The Monarch – 251- 499 25th Street, Ogden
Union Station –
Locations at the Union Station below
Gallery at the Station, Union Station – Exploration: Contemporary Textile and Ceramic Art, join us for this free event as we celebrate the opening of a new exhibition.
Exploration: Contemporary Textile and Ceramic Art will highlight the surface design processes and techniques used for working through textiles and ceramics. Through the artwork in the exhibition will engage with themes of imagination and strength.
Exploration: Contemporary Textile and Ceramic is curated by Judy Elsley. The exhibition will be on display at the Union Station's Gallery at the Station through April 2019.
Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden
Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station –Ceramics: Material Methods showcases the diverse work of current and recent students in the Ceramics Department at Weber State University. This exhibition illustrates the versatility, and many uses of clay and highlights each artist’s personal mode of expression.
Ceramics: Material Methods, an exhibition from the Department of Visual Art & Design at Weber State University curated by Stephen Wolochowicz. The exhibition will be on display at the Union Station Myra Powell Art Gallery through April 2019.
Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden
Nurture the Creative Mind –They are featuring, People of Color Co Lab during the First Friday Art Stroll. This event will feature art from various mediums by artists of color or art of people of color.
The gallery will be open throughout the evening and the panel discussion will take place around 7:15 p.m. Nurture the Creative Mind hosts a monthly community exhibit and meetup in partnership with the Utah Arts Alliance and CONNECT. Each month we will exhibit the works of local youth and adult artist and host various panels and CoLaborative workshops.
Please join them this month and every First Friday as they continue to grow with your help, expand and strengthen the arts community of Ogden.
Nurture the Creative Mind - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden – (South end of the Union Station)
Waffle Love Ogden -Their featured artist for the month is Alexis Furlong. Her artificial flowers are created and mass produced in order to provide the spaces we occupy with the beauty of nature. From seasonal decor to year-round gardens, we choose silk and plastic over real flowers because they require little effort to maintain, are cheap to buy, and can last a lifetime.
Words from the artist: The goal of a botanical artist is to depict the ideal version of a plant. I share this goal in my work and depict what seems to be ideal for many. In order to name each of my synthetic specimen, I apply my own taxonomy to the name obtained from a plant identification app. My work is meant to be a reminder of the natural world that motivated the creation of these products in the first place, and the irony of their use and creation.
Waffle Love Ogden – 109 25th Street, Ogden
Wasatch Roasting Company –Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our April's artist, McKenna Powell. McKenna is a visual artist based out of the northern mountain valleys of Utah. Using mixed media, her current works play upon a dualism of black and white versus color. McKenna uses symbolic motives, abstraction, and meditative devices to form a dialogue with the creative collective unconscious. Her themes include nature, emotional intelligence, and spirituality.
In 2012, McKenna graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her work received an Award of Merit at the 2012 Gittins Gallery Student Show. She is currently participating in Pando, an Ogden Arts Collective.
McKenna is a singer-songwriter, and often her prose and music correlate with her visual illustrations. Along with her gallery work, she will be performing her music at 6:00 PM.
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.
Wasatch Roasting Company - 2436 Grant Ave., Ogden
Zucca Underground –Their artists this month are Reade Glockner (he works at/owns Gallery 25) and Rick Danger. Rick does photography and will be presenting a special series he's been working on. Stop by and look at their art work display.
Zucca Underground - 225 25th Street, Ogden