Current Stroll Information
Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll-February 3, 2023
Items of interest:
1. Follow them on IG: the_corner_ogden and on FB: TheCorner. They are open for the Art Stroll from 6 - 9 p.m. Get your map or info about local events, and restaurants in Ogden.
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January 26, 2023 – Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is scheduled for February 3, 2023, 6-9 p.m.
Activity locations include Union Station, Historic 25th Street, and The Monarch, and the fun continues with stops at the Junction, Washington Blvd., and the Eccles Art Center.
Two pop-up events included with February’s stroll: The Corner will feature the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Ogden Ar(t)chives Mailbox. The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. and features Ogden’s Poet Laureate, Angelika Brewer, and her mailbox creation. Attend the ceremony to submit your creation. https://www.ogdencity.com/707/Arts
The second pop-up event is a favorite for February. Oversized HeART conversation pieces will be placed throughout the greater Ogden area thanks to YCC Family Crisis Center. The HeART installation will be up for the whole month of February. Follow the YCC social media page for more info. https://yccogden.org/
Be on the lookout for the new art stroll stop, Studio 333 Architects which features work by Alexis Schenck.
As always, the community is encouraged to use the hashtag #OgdenSharesArt to show the Ogden Arts Community any personal creations or to share inspiring arts and culture images. Using the hashtag as a virtual option provides an avenue to engage with other artists in Ogden and see the exciting artworks being created.
To learn about locations that participate in the monthly stroll and to pick up an art stroll map, stop by The Corner; the little white building located on the corner of Washington and 25th Street. Follow the social media outlets listed below for further details of the events.
- The Dumke Arts Plaza is open. Be sure to stop by and see the exhibit on display by Chakaia Booker. https://ogdencity.com/1977/Dumke-Arts-Plaza.
- Ogden City Arts presents the Community Art Show, Portrait Exhibit on display inside Union Station. This exhibit will close shortly after the art stroll.
- A pop-up event will be held at The Corner featuring Ogden Ar(t)chives Mailbox. A ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 6 p.m. The event will feature Ogden’s Poet Laureate Angelika Brewer and her mailbox creation. Stop by to submit your creation. https://www.ogdencity.com/707/Arts
- Another pop-up favorite is the HeART conversation hearts that will be placed throughout the greater Ogden area thanks to YCC Family Crisis Center. The heart installation will be up for the whole month of February. Be sure to follow their social media page for more info. https://yccogden.org/
Gallery Happenings -
Cara Koolmees Gallery – Visit the upstairs studio of Cara Koolmees at 256 Historic 25th Street to pick out the perfect gift for your sweetheart. Valentine’s Day is coming up and you don’t want to disappoint your special person. Get a print, original picture, or calendar to be the hero or heroine of the day.
Cara Koolmees Gallery – 256 Historic 26th Street, Ogden
Eccles Community Art Center – The Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will open a juried exhibition of photographic fine art from our 23rd Statewide Photographic Competition. This exhibition will open Friday, February 3, and continue on display through Saturday, February 25, 2023. A reception will be held on February 3rd, from 5 to 8 p.m. in association with Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll. Awards presented will include monetary awards of Best of Show and four Honorable Mentions. Awards will be posted at the reception and online at the Eccles Art Center’s website: www.ogden4arts.org. Works from this competition will be shared virtually. The public is invited to attend the reception and view the exhibited works throughout the month. Admission to the art center’s galleries is complimentary.
The 23rd Photographic Statewide, a juried biennial competition is open to recent works by resident Utah photographers. Original work in a variety of photographic styles will be displayed. The art center staff appreciates the assistance of the juror who reviews, and curates works chosen for the exhibit as well as assisting in the judging of awards.
This competition is popular with Utah photographers and art center patrons. The EAC staff is excited to present a display of Fine Art Photography. It is an exhibit that can include all varieties of photography from silver gelatin prints to digitally manipulated works.
The public is invited to visit the Eccles Art Center and Carriage House Galleries during regular gallery hours. Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For information, please call us at 801-392-6935 or online at www.ogden4arts.org.
Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
Emmisoure Gallery – Emmisoure Gallery will feature Samuel McEntee for the month of February. He specializes in pen and ink that looks like a confluence of M.C. Escher, a spirograph, and fractals. Stop by during the stroll to meet the artist and enjoy delicious treats.
Emmisoure Gallery – 2246B Washington Blvd, Ogden
Gallery 25 – Gallery 25 will feature the artwork of Roberta Glidden. She will feature: Inside Looking Out” oil paintings of personal interiors. Plus, check out the art on all three floors of the art gallery.
Gallery 25 – 268 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Ogden Contemporary Arts – The featured artist for Ogden Contemporary Arts is Tamara Kostianovsky.
Bio: Tamara was born in 1974 in Jerusalem, Israel, and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the National School of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredón” in Buenos Aires (1998), and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2003).
"Mesmerizing Flesh" by Tamara Kostianovsky. Argentine American Artist brings textile sculptures to life in a kinetic, custom installation that will be on display from February 3rd to April 16th this spring.
The exhibit will be centered around a kinetic installation featuring the artist’s life-size animal carcass sculptures. Made from floral fabric and discarded textiles, Kostianovsky’s sculpture transforms symbols of carnage into visions of regeneration and rebirth, as exotic birds and vegetation emerge from forms akin to hanging meat. Kostianovsky’s work for the exhibition touches on strong central themes including violence against humans and animals, consumer culture, and environmental devastation. More info here, and press release below: https://ogdencontemporaryarts.org/exhibition-mesmerizing-flesh/
Ogden Contemporary Arts - 455 25th Street, Ogden
The Hilton Garden Inn – In February the Hilton Garden Inn will feature the following: Ogden, Utah-based artist, Daniel Sanchez, who has been honing his skills in acrylic painting and digital media for the past several years. Originally a sous Chef, Daniel learned to blend his culinary skills with his passion for art experience.
Daniel’s evolution into digital media also allowed him to introduce another element to the mix and extend the range of his talent even further.
Stroll by The Garden Grill featuring Executive Chef Overtruf & enjoy the Smoked Old Fashion (Smoked Cherrywood/ Charred Orange/ Bitters Mix/ Smoked Luxardo Cherry/ Makers Mark) paired with Candied Burnt Ends (Crispy Sweet Pork Belly/ Tender Frisee/ Pickled Red Onion/ Hot Pickles/ Charred Pickled Jalapeno/ Micro Corn) ~ at cost.
The Hilton Garden Inn – 2271 S Washington Blvd., Ogden
The Local Artisan Collective - February is the month of love, come and see all the amazing art and artists that you love!
It will be an In-store and Online Art Stroll on Friday, February 3rd, 2023! The store will be open late for the Art Stroll from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; with the store being open until 10 pm for shopping.
THAT IS RIGHT, YOU CAN FIND US IN PERSON AT THE STORE & ONLINE!
Who is ready to have fun together? WE ARE!!
Izzy Fischer from Untidy Venus is an Illustrator, born and raised in California. She has worked for the Model T Plex in Detroit as an exhibit designer and has both an AS in Applied Art and Design, and a BFA from The Academy of Art University San Francisco. She works in watercolor, acrylic, tie dye, sewing, and more.
Classes and Events happening during the Art Stroll:
-6:00 to 9:00: Izzy Fischer from Untidy Venus will be making tie dye reusable cotton tote bags, and flour sack towels! No experience needed, drop on in. It is $10. You can drop in anytime during Art Stroll or sign up here: https://localartisancollective.com/.../tie-dye-totes-and.../ Find her in Classroom A.
-6:00 to 9:00: Stop by to meet Steve Stones. He will be creating a Conversation Hearts Valentines Candy painting. We are so excited to see it! Find him on the front desks in Classroom A.
-6:00 to 8:00: Stephanie and Lance from Our Children's Earth will be teaching you how to create wet felted flowers! It will be $14.99 per flower. Find them in the Textile Studio and get more information here: https://localartisancollective.com/.../felting-class-feb.../
-6:00 to 9:00: Come watch Abbie Devers from Paint Kits ToGogh as she will be painting her Hats LIVE during the art stroll. You can find her in front of the south doors.
-6:00 to 9:00: Summer from FalkenCraft will love to have you stop by and check out the sewing projects they are mastering! They will be demoing in (classroom B? By outlet?) and will share about their upcoming sewing classes. Find them in Classroom B.
-6:00 to 9:00: Roxanne Vigos from Sago Adornment will be giving away her Sewing Mediation Kits. She will be demonstrating Mindful Mending in the Textile Studio.
-6:00 to 9:00: Rene from Galleon's Gold Jewelry will be offering jewelry polishing in his studio space. For only $4 per item. Limit 3 pieces person.
JOIN US ONLINE for INSTAGRAM LIVE and FACEBOOK LIVE throughout the day on our group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161121481876897/
-Artists will be going live, talking with each other in this group, sharing art tips, showing you all their new items and more. Tune in to catch them.
Find our items in our store located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, Utah 84401 in the Heart of Downtown Ogden on the South End of the Junction in the Creative Nine Rails District and online at localartisancollective.com/shop
We are also open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 to 7:00. We will also be open late until 10:00pm on the first Friday of the month with Art Stroll.
The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
The Monarch – Join us for our Open Studio Night in February! Featuring a Beer Garden, Open Studio Night at The Monarch offers a chance to walk through over 40 creative studios to meet the artists. Meet all of our new artists and their beautiful works. Mingle with other fans and check out Van Sessions!
Harmony's Unique Creations in STUDIO 38 Presents FIRED INK ART! $10 You don't have to be an artist to make this stunningly gorgeous DIY-fired ink art!
Ogden Contemporary Arts – see their listing
The Monarch - 455 25th Street, Ogden
Ogden Union Station -
In the Lobby of Union Station - The Community Art Show Portrait Art Exhibit is on display. Stop in between 6-9 p.m. to see the exhibit one last time. This is a quarterly event started by Ogden City Arts to give local creatives an opportunity to showcase their work.
Gallery at the Station:
“I Matter” Exhibit - “I Matter” is a special exhibition prepared by Sammy Langsdon, featuring the artwork of LGBTQ+ teens in Northern Utah. The artwork reflects on individuality and our common humanity. The exhibit will be up through February 25th.
Sammy Langsdon is a senior at NUAMES in Ogden. He identifies as a gay teen. His love of dinosaurs is seen throughout this project. Sammy says, “I Matter started because I noticed that queer youth in Northern Utah felt alone and isolated. I wanted to show them that they are not alone. That there is a growing community to be a part of. I also wanted to give a face for those who may not understand the struggles of being queer in Utah. We are human and just like everyone else.”
Myra Powell Gallery:
Utah Women Making History Exhibit
“Utah Women Making History,” which includes Utah artist Brooke Smart’s illustrations of Utah women (and a few men) who worked throughout the 20th century to advocate for women and advance their communities, will open on February 3rd, 2023, at Union Station’s Myra Powell Gallery.
These illustrations were commissioned by Better Days 2020, a nonprofit dedicated to popularizing Utah women’s history and spearheading Utah’s statewide celebrations of these significant anniversaries. Utah Women Making History will be on display until March 9th.
The year 2020 will mark three significant women’s rights anniversaries. Utahns will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Utah women’s first votes, when 25 women cast ballots in the Salt Lake City election on February 14, 1870 and became the first American women to vote under an equal suffrage law. The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which extended voting rights to women in the United States when it was ratified on August 26, 1920, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which provided needed protections for minority voting rights on August 6, 1965, will also happen in 2020.
Utah women were at the forefront of the national suffrage movement in many ways, but the fight for women’s voting rights was just one step in a long list of rights that have had to be gained. Even before the passage of the 19th Amendment, and especially since, Utah women have worked to better their communities in the arts, business, education, law, medicine, the military, music, writing, politics, religious and community organizations, science, sports, and more.
About Utah Arts & Museums and the Traveling Exhibit Program
Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibit Program is a statewide outreach program that provides schools, museums, libraries, and community galleries with the opportunity to bring curated exhibitions to their community. This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on participating in the program, please contact Fletcher Booth at email@example.com For media inquiries, please contact Josh Loftin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.245.7205.
Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (DHA). To enrich the quality of life for the people of Utah, DHA creates, preserves, and promotes Heritage and Arts. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov
Ogden Union Station: 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden
Studio 333 Architects – The new art stroll stop Studio 333 Architects is featuring artwork by Alexis Schenck. Read her bio below for more information.
Alexis Schenck is a self-taught watercolor artist who practiced her skills at The New York Academy of Art, a figurative art school specializing in oil paint based in Manhattan. Alexis now lives in Eden, Utah and collects inspiration from around her home as she paints everywhere from the Wasatch Range to peaks in Yosemite. She shares her love for art by teaching high school boys at a residential treatment center in Northern Utah, as well. Warmth, vibrancy, and praise for God’s art are all important aspects of her work she hopes to inspire others to nurture their own creativity.
Studio 333 Architects – 333 24th Street, Ogden
The Bonneville Space - Christina Levi is the featured artist at The Bonneville for February. Stop in and meet the artist plus see her art pieces that you can purchase. See more of her work on Instagram @leviartstudios.
The Bonneville Space - 221 25th Street, Ogden
Wasatch Roasting Company - Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our February artist, the Art of D!
About the artist: I am D, I’m a nonbinary Visual Artist and Illustrator living in Ogden Utah. I was born in Logan in 1982 and moved to Ogden when I was 3. I grew up here and moved to Washington when I was 36. Upon returning I’ve reconnected with my family, my friends and my roots which has furthered my desire to make art full time one day. I love studying classic techniques of composing, drawing, coloring, texture, and forms with an emphasis on themes that are personal to me.
My compositions on canvas are meant to be fully realized often abstract or surreal statements while my illustrations and paintings on various styles of paper are about emotional expressions and healing. A lot of my work is as much a personal journey for me as it is for those experiencing it and for that reason, I don’t like to tell people what my work “means”.
The viewer should be drawn into their own experience and find meaning in that.
Deeply, I wish and hope that people are inspired to venture inward on their own experiential journeys. We are full of magic, and I truly believe that anyone can find their inner center of magic and learn to express it into their waking lives. What we glimpse in dreams is the essence of our magic, when we experience art and allow it to take us down those roads, what awaits us is the substance of who we really are. The constructed self falls away and we are free to imagine without boundaries, again.
Tik Tok @theartofd
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 during the stroll.
Wasatch Roasting Company - 2436 Grant Ave, Ogden