Current Stroll Information
First Friday Art Stroll Showings- February 2 , 2018
February’s Stroll is running in conjunction with Visit Ogden’s annual Yeti Bash!
The third annual Wasatch Yeti Bash will be held at the Union Station on February 2nd. The Bash will take place from 4-8 p.m. and includes an interactive winter arts market, community bike ride, fat bike demos, yeti yoga, live entertainment, s’mores, beer garden, yeti sightings, beard competition (registration is open!) and costumed fun for all ages. This event is free and open to the public. In addition to the Yeti Bash, the Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race will take place Feb. 3rd at North Fork Park.
Friday, February 2: Ogden Union Station
4-8 pm | Winter Sports Expo | FREE
4-8 pm | Winter Arts Market by Nurture the Creative Mind | FREE - Artwork For Purchase
4-8 pm | Beer Garden
5-5:30 pm | Community Bike Ride by The GOAL Foundation
5:30-6 pm | Yeti Yoga by AndShesDopeToo | FREE for Yetis and Humans!
6-8 pm | S'mores
6:30 pm | Yeti Beard Competition
6 -9 pm | First Friday Art Stroll Begins!
We also have a new addition to the First Friday Art Stroll lineup! Be sure to stop into Zucca Underground to see the amazing space they have underneath their restaurant. Zucca Underground will be featuring two artists and a musician for their very first Art Stroll. Chadwick Lotz will show neo-traditional fantasy paintings, jewelry, and sculptures along with Jaysen Allred’s 35mm film photography. The musician who will be performing will be Matt Froling. Zucca Underground is located at: 225 25th Street. Website: myzucca.com
Art Box-Art Box is excited to feature local artist Kevin Parson for February’s Art Stroll. Kevin’s medium is pottery, and his work is as interesting as it is beautiful. If you have not seen his ceramics before, you are in for a wonderful treat! Kevin will also be throwing some work on his wheel during the Stroll, so make sure you stop in and say hello. Light refreshments will also be served.
I am a Utah native – I literally live less than 25 miles from where I was born. My pottery is inspired by the colors and textures found along the Wasatch front and the deserts of southern Utah. I started working in clay in high school with David Jackson as my first inspiration and mentor, and went on to earn my BFA from the University of Utah in 1990.
My relationship with clay has changed over the years, from abstract to functional, and from large wall installations to simple mugs and tea bowls. The latter of these examples is where I find myself right now. Coffee mugs are my current wheelhouse. I love the rhythm of working with clay, the glazing process, the firing process, and the earth’s sciences that are at the core of working in ceramics.
I know mugs are not an "edgy" or "arty" thing to make, but they are just so damn comforting to be with and to hold onto. And when everything sets up just right—when the glazes move down the steep vertical surfaces of the mugs I create and spill over an edge coming in contact with the raw clay—colors develop that are beyond my influence. These moments that get frozen in time, so simple and impossible...that’s one of the main reasons I work with clay.
And it’s all captured on a mug…I love the irony.
Art Box is located at 215 Historic 25th Street.
Bella Muse –No information for February
Bella Muse Gallery, 101 Historic 25th St., Ogden, UT 385-399-7969
Color Me Mine –No information for February
Color Me Mine is located at 188 25th St, Ogden
Cuppa-At Cuppa we will have local musician Cherry Thomas performing live acoustic music upstairs.
Cuppa is located at 552 East 25th Street. Visit their website: www.cuppaogden.com
The Eccles Community Art Center-The Eccles Community Art Center's Main Gallery will open a juried exhibition of artwork from our 16th Black & White Statewide Competition. This exhibition will open Friday, February 2, 2018, and continue on display through Saturday, March 31, 2018. An opening reception at which awards will be posted will be held February 2nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. in association with Ogden‘s First Friday Art Stroll. Awards presented will include monetary awards: First, Second, and Third. The public is invited to attend the reception and to view the exhibited works. Admission to the art center’s galleries are complimentary.
The 16th Black & White Statewide, a juried biennial competition open to recent works by Utah artists. Original work in all media, including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, photographs, pottery, sculptures and textiles are eligible. Giclee and other reproduction prints are not accepted. Works displayed will be in black, white and/or shades of gray. The art center staff appreciates the assistance of the juror which reviews and curates works chosen for the exhibit as well as assisting in the judging of awards. This competition is popular with Utah artists, photographers and art center patrons.
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-Gallery 25 will be inviting the Ogden Palette Club members exhibit during the month of February. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on February 2nd. Refreshments will be served.
Gallery 25 is located at 268 25th Street.
Gallery at the Station, Union Station-
Gallery at the Station will be exhibiting a small invitational, “ A LABOR OF LOVE”. Artists for this exhibit were asked to display works of art that, for any number of reasons, became a labor of love for them to produce. These works will have strong personal value for the artist and will provide an excellent glimpse into the efforts and toils of working artists.
Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden
Grounds for Coffee- 25th Street-No information for February
Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th-Will be featuring the talented Tim Peterson during the February Stroll.
Jeffrey Favero Gallery-No information for February
Jeffrey Favero Gallery is located at: 3586 Brinker Ave. Ogden Utah.
Kaffe Mercantile Downtown location-Will be featuring the work of Andrew Hyder.
"I have been interested in mechanical forms of art for a long time. As a teenager in Colorado I studied analog photography. While living in San Diego, I handmade surfboards and designed and manufactured bodywork for motorcycles. After moving to Ogden in 2010 to attend Weber State, my love of photography blossomed when I discovered new formats and machines. I have created methods of mixing old mechanical film cameras and modern technology, and I'm always looking for new ways to capture the landscapes around me and the people I share my life with." - Andrew Hyder
Kylee with Lavender Vinyl will also be here that night to DJ
Kaffe Mercantile’s downtown location is located at: 2276 Washington Blvd. Suite 101, Ogden Utah
Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station- The Myra Powell Gallery will continue its exhibit of “BASIN AND RANGE”. An exhibit featuring paintings by Leroy Jennings with photography by Thomas Bunn and environmental information presented by Caril Jennings.
Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.
Nurture the Creative Mind- Nurture the Creative Mind will be hosting an open mic night. All musicians, singers, poets, and lovers of creative performance welcome. Doors open at 6:30. Open Mic begins at 7pm and goes till 9pm.
Nurture the Creative Mind is located at South end of the Union Station- 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.
White Space / officeEvolution- ArsVisualis brings you Molly Morin’s “Flying Machines”.
Flying Machines is an iterative computer program that generates endless variations on a wing form within a given set of parameters. The original structure of the wing is drawn from a Leonardo da Vinci flying machine sketch. By varying its proportions, curves, oscillations and structural density, the program can generate a range of forms from birds to bats, butterflies to pterodactyls, and man-made gliders to genetic mutants. The work is a reflection on human curiosity and its implications for art, science, nature and technology.
Molly Morin is an artist and educator working at the intersection of digital and analog practices. She makes material representations of information through generative drawing, soft sculpture, and digital fabrication. Through her creative practice, she develops critical and poetic approaches to making art with digital tools. Her projects set out to challenge assumed hierarchies, question our faith in data, and discover new means of making across traditional technical and disciplinary boundaries. She is currently preparing for a forthcoming exhibition at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and an invited lecture at the National Academy of Science.
Friday, Feb 2nd , 2018
6 - 9 p.m.
officeEvolution is located at 221 Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden.
The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, December 1st 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 December 30th .
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.
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
exhibit runs through Feb. 28th
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-No information for February
Pandemonium is located at 155 Historic 25th Street.
Shaw Gallery at Weber State University-Will continue showing the Annual Student Art Exhibition until February 10th.
Shaw gallery is located at: 3964 Campus Drive, Ogden Utah.
Shepherd Union Art Gallery-The Shepherd Union is hosting a Photography Student named Christina Reekie in February:
Title: Cambodia Through a Lens
Description: This exhibit is of travel photography from Christina Reekie's experiences in Cambodia, August 2016. She had the opportunity of volunteering at an elephant sanctuary near the Cambodia-Vietnam border, as well as getting to explore all around the interior of Cambodia. These photos are an attempt to bring the viewers into her world and experiences; to see a tiny glimpse of the life and culture of the Khmer people.
Bio: Christina received her first camera when she was 8 years old, it was a 35mm Pentax k1000 and it became one of her most precious possessions; however, she didn’t start to think about art as a profession until after she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. It was in that moment she decided to be happy, to make happiness and to spend her life exactly the way she wanted. Christina started traveling to all the places she had always dreamed of, living off only what was needed, experiencing the world one day at a time and brought her camera along for the ride.
Location: Shepherd Union Art Gallery near the Fireplace Lounge, 3910 W Campus Dr. Ogden, UT 84408
The Egyptian Theater Foundation-No info for February
The Front Climbing Club-The Front Climbing Club (Ogden, UT) will continue hosting Cole Lewis.
His main mode of media is acrylic paint, with some other mediums and printed stickers. We will be hosting from 6-9pm offering a live DJ, snacks and drinks, and of course..Climbing!!
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 February's Art Stroll. We will be open late for the Gallery Stroll on February 2nd from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Our featured artists this month is Earl J Talbot:
He first started working with leather as a cub scout and never looked back. He has been working with leather for 50+ years and is excited to share his knowledge with others. He likes to use new and antique leather. He loves to integrate them together in his one of a kind pieces.
We will also have a jewelry class happening taught by Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry. He will be teaching how to make a silver ring/band.ll. Sign up soon as spots are limited. Here is the link to his class:
Cody Wilkinson from Cody Wilkinson Designs will be demonstrating how to build a pen after he turn the blanks. He will show how all the mechanics go together to form a pen. He will also be holding a Q and A after this.
Candice Lya Ortiz from Gaia Henna will be presenting a henna style painting demo. Cards and paint “henna cones” will be provided. Patrons can take home 1 finished piece per person. Learn about the history of Henna and how to do simple popular designs.
Author Book Signing:
Jesica Marie Medellin will be celebrating the second anniversary of her books publication date! Just in time for Valentines Day, come pick up a signed copy of "How to be Your Husbands Other Woman!"
We are excited to have Taylor Canyon students showcase their art during the Art Stroll.
FREE Art Activity:
Write a LOVE letter to someone you care about. We will have paper, pens, stickers, markers and crayons. Write your family, friends or someone you care about a letter letting them know you care.
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 February 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 February's artist, Jill Johnson. Jill is from Idaho but currently lives in Logan, Utah. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Art with an emphasis in printmaking. Most of her work is done through a printmaking process called relief, where she carves out the image on wood and then rolls it up with ink and prints it onto paper. She now has a small private studio in Logan where she tattoos as well as work on her own art. Her personal work is centered around the practice of self-healing, self-balance, and self-discovery. To remain at your deepest core; calm, cool, and centered. It’s about becoming in-tune with who you are and the sacred nature of your being. To see more of her work, follow her on instagram @jillwhitart or visit www.jillwhit.com.
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 Marny Lion Proudfit during the stroll.
Wasatch Roasting Company is located at 2436 Grant Ave.
Weber County Building- Will continue hosting Paul Crow: On Ice, a photography Exhibition dealing with Global Climate Change by Weber State Department of Visual Art & Design professor Paul Crow.
The month I was born, the first Nimbus satellite was launched, taking images of polar ice as it began its work. From that September in 1964 to September 2012, the ice coverage in the arctic has fallen by half. And the ice is thinner.
Ice sheets are expanses of glacier ice covering surfaces of land and free water greater than 50,000 square kilometers. The only ice sheets now on earth are in Greenland and Antarctica. Antarctica loses a hundred cubic kilometers of ice each year. New icebergs are born of melting glaciers, breaking free into the open ocean. Sea levels rise.Ice is a time capsule, storing bits of creatures, traces of gasses and waters from prior earths. Some of it dead, some of it not quite. In the year that I was born, scientists began tracking the long-term ice record of the Arctic lake Kilpisjärvi at the northwestern tip of Finland, not far from the point where the borders of Sweden, Norway, and Finland meet. Typically frozen for eight months of the year, Lake Kilpisjärvi has frozen an average of 2.3 days later each decade since 1964, and in each of those decades the lake has seen a decrease of an average of 3.4 days of total ice cover.
As the temperature of the earth's atmosphere rises, ancient ice is melting, freeing living cells of million-year-old bacteria once contained in the safety of the freeze, and occasionally coughing up a frozen mammoth.
Albedo, Latin for "whiteness", is a measure of the reflectivity of a surface. For a planet, it is the amount of solar radiation (including light) that is reflected back into space. For millions of years, including the entire period of human evolution, earth's albedo has hovered around 0.39, the result of the reflective balance of forests, open lands, seawater and ice. As we lose ice from the earth's surface, we reflect less light back into space. We become dimmer. We absorb heat, as ice dies into water.
Opens 6pm Friday January 5 in concert with Ogden City Arts First Friday Art Stroll, continues through Feb 24.
Main Hallway, Weber County Building... open during regular business hours.
Weber County Building is located at 2380 Washington Blvd.
Zucca Underground-Zucca Underground will be featuring two artists and a musician for their very first Art Stroll.
Chadwick Lotz will show neo-traditional fantasy paintings, jewelry, and sculptures along with Jaysen Allred’s 35mm film photography. The musician who will be performing will be Matt Froling.
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.