Current Stroll Information
First Friday Art Stroll Showings- March 2 , 2018
March’s Stroll has a couple of pop up events to take note of-
801Rocks is collaborating with the Art Stroll. During the month of March, Intermountain Healthcare is focusing on mental health awareness with #MarchOnHappiness. As a part of our mission at 801Rocks to spread kindness one rock at a time, we are grateful that Intermountain is working with us to create healing (rock) gardens to help spread positivity and happiness at their facilities and in the community. This will then lead up to a rock drop crossing into Civility Quest with Weber State University to bring awareness to what civility is and how we can spread awareness through our communities.
Harley and Bucks will be testing their toes as part of the Art Stroll. They have brought in artist Aman Gada and will be featuring the music of Nick Welsh. The Northside of their space will be set aside just for the stroll. Be sure to pop in and enjoy Gada’s beautiful photographs while listening to Welsh’s musical tunes. Harley and Bucks will be offering drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the stroll, and is located at 2432 Washington Blvd.
Art Box-Art Box is pleased to feature local artist Nancy Andruk Olson for March’s First Friday Stroll. Nancy has been painting since childhood and recently dedicated herself to a year-long project where she completed a small painting every day. These works are amazing and we are so excited to share them with you! Light refreshments will also be served.
Biography of Nancy Andruk Olson
I have been a lifetime painter. I started painting as a child with my mother, who is an art teacher, and I have never really stopped. I attended Art Center College of Design as a high school student, and have a BFA in painting from BYU, where I spent most of my time working with Bruce Hixson Smith. I also have a post-baccalaureate certificate from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I try to exhibit as much as possible, however, for the last 10 years I have been focusing on raising my children. To get back into painting daily, I did a #yearlongproject on Instagram. I did a small painting every day for a year which was about something I saw, did or experienced. To me, art is a language that can communicate life experiences. I use the images I create to communicate memories, feelings, emotions, and experiences from daily life. I tend to paint quickly and directly using a lot of impressionist techniques. I like the improvisation and the interaction of the paint. The interplay of the materials is part of the language for me. I make a lot of my own paint to ensure the intensity of the pigment is where I want it to be. The main element that I focus on is color. To me this is the best tool that I have to communicate my experiences. I am inspired by other artists who focus on color to capture memories such as Pierre Bonnard, Wolf Kahn and Laura Jones. I am always working on improving my form, but my real goal with my artwork is to communicate emotions from the human experience. In my artwork, I am attempting to share inspiring moments from my life and maybe find some common ground with other people living through similar moments.
Art Box is located at 215 Historic 25th Street.
Bella Muse –For the March Art Stroll we will be featuring Penny Benjamin Petersen, who is an abstract artist.
Bella Muse Gallery, 101 Historic 25th St., Ogden, UT 385-399-7969
Color Me Mine –No information for March
Color Me Mine is located at 188 25th St, Ogden
Cuppa- At Cuppa we are featuring three local artists in March.
1. R&H Designs are brought to life by Richie & Holly, an unlikely duo of a chemist and an interior designer. Richie's dream has been to own his wood shop. He paired his passion of woodworking with Holly's eye for design, and together they have created a trendy, eco friendly selection of handmade shelves, jewelry stands, and more. They love being a part of the creative community of Ogden, and gladly give discounts to Ogden residents.
2. Rachel Hebert is a printmaker and fine artist from Huntsville, Utah. She works with a variety of processes including intaglio, relief, and screen printing. "Glow" is a collection that depicts growth through intuition, divine nature, and inner truth. It emphasizes small details and symbolism meant to draw people closer.
3. Bradley Knudsen is a 23-year old musician from Virginia. He writes overly introspective and intimate songs that are best enjoyed alone in your room on a Tuesday, driving through the mountains on a wet and cloudy morning, or wearing a denim jacket in a decrepit living room with your friends.
He feels somewhat accomplished doing this, but slightly more so from his wild and unseemly beard. He enjoys long walks on the beach, longer walks in the mountains, and medium length walks in the city. He dislikes glitter, baggy pants, and writing in the third person.
Cuppa is located at 552 East 25th Street. Visit their website: www.cuppaogden.com
The Eccles Community Art Center-The Eccles Community Art Center will not be participating in the stroll for March due to their annual art auction event.
The public is invited to visit the Eccles Community Art Center and Carriage House Gallery during regular gallery hours. Regular 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 on-line at www.ogden4arts.org.
Eccles Community Art Center is located at 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
Gallery 25-March Madness begins with Gallery 25’s Featured Member Artist Darlene Stevenson Hamblin. Darlene has contributed to the Ogden art community for over 50 years. Darlene taught art in the Ogden area for many years and is also involved with the Palette Club of Ogden. Joining Darlene's exhibit will be her husband Bert Hamblin, “the Peppermill Guy”. Bert has an international clientele of customers for his one-of-a-kind hand crafted pepper mills. The public is invited to browse, bargain and buy. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy an evening out and stroll into Gallery 25 on March 2, 2018 from 6-9pm to enjoy a bit March Madness with Bert and Darlene Hamblin.
Gallery 25 is located at 268 25th Street.
Gallery at the Station, Union Station-This month at the station will be a bit different from our usual monthly exhibits. We will be exhibiting a dual show that will transition throughout the month. First, we will be presenting train themed artwork from our permanent collection in Gallery at the Station in accompaniment with the Hostler’s Model Train Show. We will then be displaying World War II artifacts in Gallery at the Station and in The Myra Powell Gallery as the month progresses.
Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden
Grounds for Coffee- 25th Street-Grounds for Coffee 25th will be featuring Chelsea McGavin and Meg Cline for the March Stroll.
Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th-Will be featuring the talented Marcus Polidore during the March Stroll.
Harley and Bucks- Harley and Bucks will be testing their toes as part of the Art Stroll. They have brought in Artist Aman Gada and will be featuring the music of Nick Welsh. The Northside of their space will be set aside just for the stroll. Be sure to pop in and enjoy at Gada’s beautiful photographs while listening to Welsh’s tunes.
Aman Gada’s Artist Statement-
Growing up in both the United States and India it amazes me how the ways of living and ideologies are diametrically opposed. Being born in India, moving to the United States, moving back to India, and then recently moving back to the United Sates, I gained a perspective on how both countries form a dichotomy not only culturally but also psychologically. My work exposes these realities to better comprehend and document the diversity of both emotionally driven countries.
This culture shock has put me on the edge of discovery and discomfort. These observations have helped me grow individually and granted me the freedom to express and understand these feelings by being objective, without being judged or being judgmental. Making work about these two complex societies helps me better digest the conceptual reality we live in.
As a photographer based in the United States, my work has definitely been influenced by the American culture, but at the same time, I do not want to forget about my roots. My series of work is based from my homeland, a unique scenery that will always be embedded within me.
Harley and Bucks will be offering drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the stroll, and is located at 2432 Washington Blvd.
Jeffrey Favero Gallery-No information for March
Jeffrey Favero Gallery is located at: 3586 Brinker Ave. Ogden Utah.
Kaffe Mercantile Downtown location-No information given for March.
Kaffe Mercantile’s downtown location is located at: 2276 Washington Blvd. Suite 101, Ogden Utah
Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station- This month at the station will be a bit different from our usual monthly exhibits. We will be exhibiting a dual show that will transition throughout the month. First, we will be presenting train themed artwork from our permanent collection in Gallery at the Station in accompaniment with the Hostler’s Model Train Show. We will then be displaying World War II artifacts in Gallery at the Station and in The Myra Powell Gallery as the month progresses.
Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.
Nurture the Creative Mind- No information given for March.
Nurture the Creative Mind is located at South end of the Union Station- 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.
White Space / officeEvolution- Ars Visualis is pleased to present the exhibition: "March of Progress" by Scott Horsley.
FB Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/147953675880684/
Scott has spent the last three years as professor of visual arts at Weber State. This exhibition will feature many works from his March of Progress Series, as well as a curated selection from his "I Learned it from Watching You" series.
About March of Progress:
Scott says "My work looks at how technologies at every age of human civilization exert control, loudly or subtly, over human choices... In these works, Islamic geometric patterns, (an early abstract homage to the divine) pair with imagined, hallucinogenic depictions of the jet engines and rockets that have permanently changed the way we relate spatially to our place and planet."
Make sure to follow Whitespace on Facebook for notice regarding an upcoming artist talk later in March.
Friday, Feb 2nd , 2018
6 - 9 p.m.
The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, March 2 from 6-9pm, coinciding with Ogden City Arts' First Friday Art Stroll. The reception is free and open to the public.
The exhibition may also be viewed from 9am-5pm M-F through April 3, with Saturdays by chance or appointment.
About the presenter: Ars Visualis, formerly known as Whitespace, is a social enterprise that produces and produces events, programs, and exhibitions for the purpose of developing artist-audience relationships in north central Utah.
officeEvolution is located at 221 Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden.
Ogden First, Inc’s PANES-PANES will continue the exhibit of KIKI COQUETTE
KIKI COQUETTE is a local Performance Artist & the founder of Rebelle Birds Burlesque based in Ogden, Utah. This exhibit, "Beyond the Stage", will be her official debut into the visual arts world. With this exhibit she hopes to showcase her talents in multi disciplines & express the diligence that it takes to create an act. The work speaks both abstractly & literally to the details that may be overlooked in a temporary performance art piece. All while flirting with the politics of process & confronting the conflicts of coming out as an artist.
Beyond the Stage
6 - 9 p.m.
in conjunction with Ogden's #FirstFridayArtStroll
2444 Washington Blvd.,
Ogden, UT 84401
Ogden First is a non-profit corporation established to create and deliver arts programming, in all forms, in the context of adaptive reuse of historic or iconic spaces, to create vibrant venues where artists can create, learn, perform and exhibit, amplified by our city’s architectural legacy.www.ogdenfirst.org
PANES is located at 2444 Washington Blvd.
Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery-If you are lucky enough to make it out to March First Friday Art Stroll you'll find the pot of gold at Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery! This month we are hosting Dave Carter. Dave is a coffee genius at Daily Rise Coffee and loves to create psychedelic and interpretive art with markers, ink, and watercolors. Friday he will have custom stickers, prints, hats and framed art. Make sure you stop in to check out Dave's art, say hi to Manny and Shila, and find your lucky charm!
Pandemonium is located at 155 Historic 25th Street.
Shaw Gallery at Weber State University-The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Fahamu Pecou, entitled DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance, from February 23rd- April 7th, 2018. Fahamu Pecou is an Atlanta-based visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou is profoundly involved in exploring the state of Black existence – life and death – in his work. In the midst of the endemic and pervasive threat of violence that is often a fact of life for young black men the artist asks, “Under looming threat of death, how might we inspire life? Through what mechanisms could we resist the psychological violence and despair inspired by the threat of violence and usher in hope?” Or how might art serve as a “space of resistance?”
DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance serves as one artist’s action in opposition to these overwhelming societal forces, seeking instead to elevate and re-contextualize Black life and death. Through performance, painting, drawing and video Pecou reframes our view. He incorporates references from the West African religion Yoruba and Ifa rituals. In addition, Pecou integrates African cultural retentions found in hip-hop and the philosophy of Négritude, and through this, he shapes a story that seeks to affirm life via an understanding of the balance between life and death. This exhibit is born out of Pecou’s research and scholarship as a Ph.D. student at Emory University. Pecou’s work is featured in noted private and public national and international collections including; Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Societe Generale (Paris), Nasher Museum at Duke University, The High Museum of Art, Paul R. Jones Collection, Clark Atlanta University Art Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.Shaw gallery is located at: 3964 Campus Drive, Ogden Utah.
Shepherd Union Art Gallery-This month the Shepherd Union Gallery is feature the works of Erica Lyon and Amber Reeve. The show is about personal journeys, whether being on a trail or living with mental illness. The motivation behind the mark tells its own story in finding the way to express one’s self.
The opening reception will be held March 2nd at 7pm.
The show will run from March 2nd-29th.
Location: Shepherd Union Art Gallery near the Fireplace Lounge, 3910 W Campus Dr. Ogden, UT 84408
The Egyptian Theater Foundation-No info for March
The Front Climbing Club- The Front Climbing Club (Ogden, UT) is featuring Ryan Lauck this month, who does wonderful landscape paintings. We will also have a Cellist and Harpist playing that evening during the stroll.
We will of course have climbing, along with drinks and snacks for all patrons.
hors d'oeuvres • drinks • climbing • art • DJ
Note: make sure to fill out a waiver here to save time: https://frontogden.com/visit/sign-the-waiver/
See you there! The Front Climbing Club at 225 20th St.
The Local Artisan Collective-Welcome to March's Art Stroll. We will be open late for the Gallery Stroll on March 2nd from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Rene is a 16th generation silversmith master. As proprietor of Galleon’s Gold Jewelry with his wife Jenny, they specializes in custom and hand-crafted fine jewelry. They also offer jewelry making and silversmithing classes, repair work, polishing, and appraisal services. Rene also teaches metal smithing and jewelry making at Weber State University. All work is done by appointment.
Hollie McKeeth 2 classes
- Fauxilligraphy 1 hour class 6:15 -7:15 $15/person
- Intro to Brush Lettering 7:30-8:30 $20/person
- $30 for both
Susan Snyder Susan Snyder will paint and demonstrate how to nature journal in her studio space at the store.
Highlighting Schools: Ben Lomond, Erica Lyon teacher
FREE Art Activity: Thank Your Lucky Stars Art Project! Come and trace your hand with the words “I Am Lucky” in the middle. Then write 5 of your favorite things you feel lucky for!
The Collective is located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum-The Utah Cowboy And Western Museum will not hold an event during March but the museum will be open.
Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is located in the Union Station at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden
Wasatch Roasting Company-Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our March artist, Matthew Geffert. Originally from Indiana, he's lived in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Germany before moving to Ogden in October 2015. Normally, you can find him running the gorgeous Wasatch Mountains or cruising 25th Street on his bike. Come by March 2nd and talk with Matt about photography, cinematography, coffee, beer, trails, and dogs! Visit his website exploresomething.net for photos and trail recommendations around the area, IG: @explore_something, and FB: www.facebook.com/exploresomething to get fired up on what you'll see showcased in our shop for the month of March.
For the stroll, we will serve hot and cold drinks from our full espresso bar and our nitro cold brew taps. We'll also serve hot chocolates, teas, affogatos, nitro-floats, cheese/crackers, and non-coffee beverages.
Outside, in Origin-Alley Art Gallery, we will showcase new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh, and other local artists. We will provide outdoor seating in the alley as well as live music from Carrie Meyers during the stroll.
Wasatch Roasting Company is located at 2436 Grant Ave.
Zucca Underground-Zucca Underground will be featuring two artists for the March Art Stroll.
Michelle Manning with be displaying her colorful landscape paintings, and Rob Wendell will be showing his talents as a painter, it's psychedelic and dream fueled images sure to interest the eye and the landscapes of the mind.
Zucca Underground is located at: 225 25th Street. Website: myzucca.com
*This is a small listing of the many different galleries whom participate in the stroll each month. There is much more to be enjoyed during the stroll.