Current Stroll Information
Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll-October 1, 2021
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- Gallery 51 inside of Ogden’s Union Station, a Community Art Show exhibit, Sustainable Planet is on display. Ogden Arts has a quarterly artist call with different categories that local creatives can submit their work.
- The Stewart Library at Weber State University is featuring the art exhibit, Mi Vida-My Art. The artist, Pilar Pobil will be there to meet guests and answer questions. You can stop by 5-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. To find out more about the exhibit click on the link. https://www.weber.edu/WSUToday/08062021_PilarPobil.html
Cruise Through Ogden Cars, music & art
September 23, 2021 – Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is scheduled for October 1, 6-9 p.m.
Ogden Downtown Alliance will have their annual Historic 25th Street Car Show. Plus, galleries and businesses are set to feature local artists and musicians.
A Community Art Show exhibit is open inside Gallery 51 at Ogden’s Union Station featuring work about Sustainable Planet. An open call for artists was open for two months and gave artists an opportunity to submit their work. This is a quarterly exhibit that Ogden Arts is showcasing.
Ogden Contemporary Arts has another new exhibit, Vida, Muerte, Justicia / Life, Death, Justice. It features Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art.
Stop by at The Corner, the small white kiosk located on the corner of Washington and 25th Street, to get your updated art stroll map. The new map will show participating art stroll locations. While there, you can purchase items made and designed by local Ogden artists.
As always, we encourage everyone to use the hashtag #OgdenSharesArt. Show the Ogden Arts Community what you have created. This virtual option provides an avenue to engage with other artists in Ogden and see what they are creating.
Activity locations range from Union Station all the way up Historic 25th Street to The Monarch. There are also activities at the Junction as well as the Eccles Art Center on Jefferson Ave. Follow the updated information on the social media outlets listed below for further details of the events.
Cara Koolmees Art Gallery - Cara Koolmees is welcoming fall to her studio. Stop in and see her prints, originals and 2022 calendars for sale.
Cara Koolmees Art Gallery – Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Eccles Community Art Center –During October, The Eccles Art Center, will be presenting and exhibit of works by the members of the Utah Watercolor Society (UWS) and featuring the paintings of Wendy Dimick Smith in the Carriage House Sales Gallery. A reception for the artists and public is planned to coincide with Ogden's Art Stroll on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The 2021 Utah Watercolor Society (UWS) Fall Members Exhibition will include water media paintings selected from 51 Utah artists. Viewer are invited to enjoy the incredible efforts of UWS members. UWS is a 350+ member, non- profit organization formed to further the activity and interest in water media. More UWS information is available at www.utahwatercolor.org. The water media paintings will remain on exhibit through October 30, 2021.
Wendy Dimick Smith is currently an art instructor at Northridge High School in Layton, Utah. Smith says “When I am not instructing; I am painting. I am an ambitious artist. I paint to make people feel good. I receive satisfaction when a client picks up their painting and they get misty-eyed when they see my version of their children.” While Smith enjoys painting portraits, she also paints landscapes, murals and numerous of the Ogden Pioneer Day horses. The Art Center staff invites you to visit during the October Art Stroll, then return during the month to enjoy the paintings in UWS and Wendy Dimick Smith Exhibits._______________________________
Another fun feature at the Eccles Art Center will be their quick draw. Ogden Downtown Alliance and Eccles Art Center are announcing a call for entry for the Historic 25 Street Car Show Quick Draw. This Quick Draw is open all interested regional artists and will take place on Friday, October 1, 2021, during the Historic 25 Street Car Show. Original works will be painted October 1, 2021, between 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. will be exhibit at the Eccles Art Center. A best of show award of $500 along with the promotional use of the artwork for next year’s car show will be chosen and announced at the Historic 25 Car Show at 8:00 p.m. Artists interested in participating may register and review information at www.ogden4arts.org
The works painted during the Historic 25 Car Show Quick Draw Competition will be available to purchase. A silent auction will begin as the works are placed on exhibit at the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue Ogden, Utah on October 1st during the First Friday Art Stroll from 5 until 9 p.m. Work will remain available to purchase and view through October 2, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You are invited to visit and view this unique exhibition presented by the Ogden Downtown Alliance and Eccles Art Center.
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
Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street – The featured artist for October is Chris Bodily. Come out to the 25th Street location of Grounds for Coffee to see more of his work.
Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street – 111 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Ogden Contemporary Arts
–Exhibition of Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art Responds to Global Themes Relating to Life, Death and Justice at Ogden Contemporary Arts Center and Weber State University Ogden, UT (August 10, 2021): This Fall, OCA Center hosts an exhibition of twenty-four Latin American and Latinx contemporary artists whose work responds to relevant themes in relation to social and racial justice. The exhibited artists offer local, national and international perspectives through multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. Vida, Muerte, Justicia is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González.
The exhibition opens on October 1st at OCA Center and the WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll from 6-9pm, with a VIP reception for OCA members from 4-6pm at OCA Center. Corresponding curatorial talks and programming will be held at WSU over the course of the exhibition. “Themes of life, death, and justice have been inextricably linked throughout history,” says Rojas, who is a Mexican artist, curator and educator based in Salt Lake City. “We’re looking at these concepts through the rich and complex lens of Latin American culture, which encompasses many countries, peoples and languages.” Rojas and González-González, assistant professor of global modern and contemporary art history at WSU, intentionally selected artists in various stages of their careers whose work responds to a number of current issues and movements including immigration reform, racial justice, femicide, Black Lives Matter and much more.
The exhibited artists identify nationally as Mexican, Colombian, Chilean, Nicaraguan and Dominican, among others. Important conversations surrounding ethnic and gender identity within this community are also addressed, as artists in the show also self-identify as Chicano, Nuyorican, or Latinx. This group includes multiple international and museum-level exhibiting artists such as Harry Gamboa Jr., Guillermo Galindo, Tania Candiani and others. Prominent Utah artists include Andrew Alba, Nancy Rivera, Horacio Rodriguez, and Roots Art Kollective, who will paint a mural inside The Monarch as part of the exhibition. Latin American and Latino/Hispanic peoples make up the largest ethnic or racial minority in our country, as well as our local community, making this an especially significant exhibition for Utah and the art world at large. These artists have played a significant role in calling out social injustice on local, national and international levels, creating relevant work that inspires action and change. “As we look back on one of the most difficult years in recent history due to COVID-19 and global political and social uprising, this exhibition invites audiences to reflect on many of the issues that have taken center stage, as well as the movements that have united us to work toward justice,” says Rojas and González-González. “…By exploring connections between life, death, and justice, these artists and this exhibition aim to raise awareness, educate, build community, and inspire action, while providing space for reflection, mourning, and collective healing.” Vida, Muerte, Justicia extends from OCA Center to Weber State University, where Galindo and Candiani’s work will be exhibited at the WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space in the Kimball Visual Arts Building.
Curatorial talks and performances will also be held at WSU with the visiting artists, providing opportunities for students and community members to engage on the important topics brought forth through this exhibition. This theme extends to partner events throughout the community; please see additional information below for a full schedule of events and programming related to the exhibition.
Ogden Contemporary Arts - 455 25th Street, Ogden
Shaw Gallery – Biennial Faculty Exhibition - September 17 - November 3, 2021 The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University is pleased to host the 2021 Biennial Faculty Exhibition from Sept. 17- Nov. 13 in the Kimball Visual Arts Center. The exhibition features recent works by more than 30 artists teaching in the Department of Visual Art and Design with concentrations in ceramics, digital media, drawing, metals/jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communications. The public is invited to an opening reception Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. in the atrium adjacent to the Shaw Gallery. Both the exhibition and the reception are free.
The Biennial Faculty Exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for students to see just how the ideas discussed in the classroom are manifest in the studios of our faculty, and includes a wide range of media and artistic styles that reflect the breadth of art practices. These faculty members teach more than 3,500 students and mentor 300 art majors annually. They help develop art and design professionals with critical thinking skills through educational experiences based in history, theory and practice. The 2021 Biennial Faculty Exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts & Design._________________________
Vida, Muerte, Justicia | Life, Death, Justice: Latin American and Latinx Art for the 21st Century
Presented as a satellite exhibit in conjunction with the main exhibition at OCA
October 1 - November 27, 2021
This Fall, OCA Center hosts an exhibition of twenty-four Latin
American and Latinx contemporary artists whose work responds to relevant themes in relation to social and racial justice. The exhibited artists offer local, national and international perspectives through multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. Vida, Muerte, Justicia is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Weber State University College of Arts & Humanities, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González. The exhibition opens on October 1st at OCA Center and theWSU Shaw Gallery Project Space during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll from 6-9pm, with a VIP reception for OCA members from 4 - 6 p.m. at OCA Center. Corresponding curatorial talks and programming will be held at WSU over the course of the exhibition.
The Bonneville - The Bonneville Space will be featuring local artist, Lindsay Huss. Read some info below to get to know her.
Lindsay Huss has been creating for as long as she can remember. Her incredibly supportive family gave her paper and drawing utensils at a very early age. Her mother, being a talented artist and seamstress herself, passed that creativity on to her daughter. Lindsay took as many art classes as she possibly could and in high school, winning awards and progressing to the state level as an art scholar. In college, she abandoned art for Psychology and Law, but after taking a painting class, she realized that her true passion was, and always will be, art.
Lindsay received the Indie Ogden award for Best Ogden Artist, Nurture the Creative Mind award for Artist of the Year, and most proudly the Ogden Mayor’s award for Visual Arts in 2019. Lindsay is the face for the Ogden First Friday Art Stroll on the Visit Ogden website. She is also an active artist in the Ogden community, having completed a painted crosswalk and mural in the Nine Rails Creative District along with other murals throughout Northern Utah. Lindsay is a founding member of Pando Art Collective, working with the other artists to build up the community. Lindsay loves to participate in as many events as possible. She has worked with Nurture the Creative Mind, Ogden Arts Fest, and TedX on multiple occasions.
A little bit about her exhibit...These pieces were begun during the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic. As I was the only female model available during this time, I felt it was a perfect opportunity to examine my own mind and who I am as an artist. It gave me the chance to take time to change my process and hone in on new concepts I wanted to explore. In college, many assignments were self portraits. I hadn’t been confronted with my own image in such a way for many years. I wanted to reacquaint myself to the intricacies of my own face, while delving deeper into what it means to really be me.
This body of work explores the idea of the many facets of human personalities. In many ways, we fracture our personalities depending on our situation. We may present ourselves in the way we wish to be seen, instead of acting as our true selves. We hide many pieces of ourselves from the rest of the world. Our incredibly complex series of thoughts and actions mostly go unnoticed and unexplained to those around us. When we examine ourselves, we must confront the fact that we have different sides to our personalities. These can include the pieces that could be considered, evil, vain, vapid, loving, passionate, and frightened. We must find a way to unite these pieces so that we can become whole. Without studying ourselves and who we truly are, we remain fractured.
The Bonneville Space - 221 25th Street, Ogden
The Local Artisan Collective
–Welcome to our Instore and Online Art Stroll on Friday, October 1st, 2021! The store will be open for the Art Stroll from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. THAT IS RIGHT, YOU CAN FIND US IN PERSON AT THE STORE & ONLINE!
Who is ready to have fun together? WE ARE!!
FEATURED ARTIST: David from LaurenceMade will be doing CNC machining and 3D printing demos during the First Friday Art Stroll on Friday, October 1st. In addition, every purchase made during the Art Stroll will receive a bonus free keychain made exclusively for the Art Stroll by LaurenceMade and will be entered to win a free item!
****************************************** JOIN US ONLINE for FACEBOOK LIVE on our group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161121481876897/ & INSTAGRAM LIVE: Artists will be going live, talking with -each other in this group, sharing art tips, playing games and more. Tune in to catch them.
CLASSES and HAPPENINGS: Upcycled Silver Spoon Class: https://www.facebook.com/events/257516226201887/
This also kicks off our Birthday Party Week. Go to our event to find out more and how to enter to win a $50 Gift Card as our way to say Thank You for 5 amazing years!
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 Monday 12 to 3:30 and Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 7:00. We will also be open to 9:00 on the first Friday of the month with Art Stroll.
The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
The Monarch- It’s First Friday again and the corner of 25th & Ogden is the essential stop. Now featuring a Beer Garden, Open Studio Night at The Monarch offers live music, food, hands-on art, workshops, exhibits, and a chance to walk through over 40 creative studios to meet the artists; it’s the best date night and family-friendly outing in town on a Friday night. Start at WB’s for the finest craft cocktails and small plates in town. Then, catch Van Sessions, FREE live music performances from the Tan Van, where local musicians share their stories about the songs.
- Kseniya Thomas: Will be doing a live letterpress demo!
- Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz are having a workshop the 29th 30th and the first. Their students will be showcasing their work that they did in the workshop during the Art Stroll.
- Art Box: Art Box will be featuring Laurie Harrower for October’s Art Stroll: Laurie Harrower is a self-taught oil artist. Painting from her own photographs, Laurie has recenlty been tapping into her unique vision and intuition bringing much success and happiness in her work. She feels very fortunate to be doing what she loves and inspiring others in the process.Although Laurie mainly works in oil, she also loves to experiment and play with different mediums. She uses oil paints and cold wax for many of her abstracts which create great texture. She also tends to work wet into wet for subtle color and soft edges. Laurie will also let paintings dry and then go back into them with a more critical eye, editing and reworking pieces until they are completed.
- Van Sessions: Live Music & Audience with Van Sessions by The Banyan Collective podcast recorded.
7 p.m. – Josaleigh Pollett
8 p.m. – Fur Foxen
- Ogden Contemporary Arts: see listing Ogden Contemporary Arts above for details
The Monarch- 455 25th Street
Union Station -
- Gallery 51 inside Ogden’s Union Station, a Community Art Show exhibit, Sustainable Planet will be on display. Ogden Arts has a quarterly artist call with different categories that local creatives can submit their work.
Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our October's artist, Travis Fehlberg!
Wasatch Roasting Company -
Originally born in Huntington, Utah; to Travis Fehlberg, art was always more than a hobby, it was life. His work has carried him through painting, screen printing (also called serigraphy), and even sculpture and installation. While working in various mediums, he loves how screen printing offers flexibility, simplicity and the idea of ritual as part of the art form. Travis loves exploring the intersection of religion and identity, past and the present, and even healing and pain. Drawing from his own life, and that of others, he has sought to use his artistic practice to bring light, hope, and new understanding to an often cruel and unforgiving world.
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