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Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll - Friday, October 6, 2023
Art Stroll Press Release:
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1. Weber Human Services Mental Health Matters Art Exhibit
In an effort to promote mental well-being and ignite societal conversations surrounding mental health matters, we are delighted to invite you to Weber Human Services Mental Health Matters art exhibit during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll. Weber Human Services First Annual Mental Health Matters Art Contest was created to foster diversity and raise awareness for mental well-being. This initiative sought to harness the power of art to nurture diversity, and creativity, encourage self-expression, and shed light on crucial mental health issues that affect our community.
We invited aspiring artists of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels to visually explore the complexities and nuances of mental health through their artistic endeavors. This contest aimed to provide a platform for individuals to engage in constructive dialogue, challenge existing stigmas, and inspire others through their diverse artistic expressions.
Participants were encouraged to embrace various artistic mediums, including painting, drawing, digital art, photography, sculpture, and mixed media to showcase their unique perspectives on mental health experiences. The contest encouraged innovative interpretations that foster empathy, understanding, and acceptance within our diverse society.
Join us at our art reception during the October 6th First Friday Art Stroll where all entries will be exhibited in our lobby, showcasing mental health awareness and enabling the broader community to engage with and appreciate the thought-provoking artwork. Winners of the contest will be announced as well, and light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there as we continue to celebrate diversity and mental health in our community.
Weber Human Services - 237 26th Street, Ogden
2. Weber State Downtown Location
The featured artist for the October Art Stroll is John Paul!
Bio: Hi! My name is JohnPaul (or Jp)! I am the founder of luv, Jp <3. I first became acquainted with pottery during my sophomore year of high school and quickly developed a love for the craft. I continued throughout high school and made my way to many art competitions even landing a show at a local art gallery (Eccles Art Center for my Ogden homies) with my fabulous Pottery teacher, Daren Wilding. I then took a 2-year gap to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I served in Texas! WAHOO!).
After that, I had the opportunity to work at a pottery studio as an instructor and learned to combine pottery with another love of mine, PEOPLE! I realized that I could combine two things that I love at the same time, pottery and people. It changed my life. Now I have started my own studio and offer fun connecting experiences with clay and people. All who come into my studio feel that they are loved and that they are having an amazing experience.
Weber State Downtown - 2314 Washington Blvd, Ogden
3. Dumke Arts Plaza
Weber State University’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery is bringing a new collaborative exhibition featuring dance, film, and photography to the Dumke Arts Plaza on Oct. 6. Coincidences is an interdisciplinary multimedia project and contemporary movement experience exploring shared isolation, concepts of sensory stimulation and informed trauma that impacts the human experience. The exhibition will run from Oct. 6 to April 30, 2024, with live performances on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the plaza, which is located at 445 25th St. in Ogden. These performances are free and open to the public. The collaborative partners for this exhibition are jo Blake, Cam McLeod, Dylan Totaro, WSU’s Dance Program, and the Shaw Gallery.
Dumke Arts Plaza - 445 25th Street, Ogden
Gallery Happenings -
Alaskan Gold Connection –
Alaskan Gold Connection - 167 25th Street, Ogden
Cara Koolmees - The colors are changing for fall into vibrant red, greens, yellows, and orange. This is my kind of time. Come to the studio of Cara Koolmees at 256 Historic 25th Street to see the same vivid colors in paintings. It is not too early to think about the holidays. Original paintings, prints, calendars, and cards are offered for you to purchase.
Cara Koolmees - 256 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Eccles Community Art Center – Eccles will feature the Utah Watercolor Society Fall exhibition for the October Art Stroll.
The Eccles Art Center's regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the galleries is complimentary. Virtual tours and more information may be reviewed at www.ogden4arts.org.
Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
Ogden Contemporary Arts – Spell Field is a new exhibit at Ogden Contemporary Arts. The featured artists are Holly Wong and Stephanie Leitch.
Holly Wong Bio: Holly Wong lives and works in San Francisco, California. She was educated at the San Francisco Art Institute where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in New Genres. Holly creates installations and assemblages, integrating non-traditional approaches with more traditional sewing techniques associated with the history of women. Her approach is both non-conventional but also deeply rooted in her history and culture. She has been awarded visual arts grants from the Integrity: Arts and Culture Association, Barbara Deming Memorial fund, the George Sugarman Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and a Gerbode Foundation purchase award. Holly has participated in over 80 exhibitions including group shows at the de Young Museum San Francisco, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art. She is represented by SLATE Contemporary Gallery in Oakland, California, ELLIO Fine Art in Houston, TX, and is a member of A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
Stephanie Leitch Bio: Stephanie Leitch (she/they) is a hermetic maker of large-scale installation artworks and small-scale spells, whose work engages site, systems, repetition, and mysticism. Received a BFA with an emphasis in Intermedia Sculpture from the University of Utah and currently lives and works in Salt Lake City. Head office witch for a 94-year-old bookstore. Has exhibited throughout the dis/utopian West, has played the curatorial role in several exhibitions, is queer and neurodivergent.
Ogden Contemporary Arts - 455 25th Street, Ogden
Ruby's Relics - "Disquieted" is a multimedia show crafted with the goal of invoking a sense of disquiet, or unease, in the viewer through the use of distortions in lighting, perspective, and environment. Join us at Ruby’s Relics on October 6th at 6 p.m. for our opening reception and be among the first to experience the installation created by Megan and Robert Asay.
Ruby's Relics - 2487 Grant Ave., Ogden
Sacred Rose Tattoo Sanctuary - Sacred Rose will be featuring, Angie Malmstrom her medium is taxidermy.
Bio: Hi, I'm Angie. Wife, Mother, and Self-taught artist. I come from a family of artists so creativity is in my blood. My inspiration comes mostly from nature. I see beauty in the smallest of seeds to the largest of butterflies. I've really enjoyed my time creating and seeing the art that Mother Nature gives us. A couple of years ago I found a perfectly intact specimen of a dragonfly, and I knew right away I needed to do something with it. So I looked up how to preserve insects and I stumbled upon bug pinning and taxidermy. I instantly fell in love with it. It's like flower arranging but with bugs and it's so much fun! This year my son was diagnosed with leukemia and I was having a hard time with my mental health. I found that creating helped whether that was painting or pinning bugs, baking, or taking walks and collecting pieces from nature. Over time I've had people comment how they love my art, that it was unique and magical. This gave me the confidence to branch out and share it with others. My favorite thing to create is my glass domes. They are like little ecosystems. It's very rewarding seeing my art come to life
Sacred Rose Tattoo Sanctuary - 2562 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Serendipity - New Art Stroll Stop Stop by at Serendipity to see artwork from their featured artist, Summer Ann.
Bio: Hello, my name is Summer, I was born and raised in Ogden, UT. I discovered my love of photography while in Yellowstone during the fires sometime in the 80's. I snapped an epic shot of a massive moose standing in the middle of the river while the Yellowstone fire was blazing from the treetops behind him. I entered the pic in an art show at the old Ogden City Mall and won my first award. I'm a photo junky whose favorite pastime is anywhere in the mountains with my camera and family.
Serendipity - 274 25th Street, Ogden
The Bonneville Space - “Naked,” a solo art exhibit by local artist Isabel Valentine.
From the artist: “This show has been a true labor of love and vulnerability. For most of my life, I ran the knife edge between trying to find my most free expression of self and watering myself down to appease the masses. Like most things, the truth dwelt somewhere in the middle. As I approached my 41st rotation around the sun, I realized I was done waiting and it was time to pour the unfettered self into the form I was always meant to assume. I started my transition earlier this year and it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself. This show is about all that journey has entailed as well as observations on the world we live in and how my fears, loves, passions, and patterns have taken shape. I believe Nina Simone said it best, "The artist's duty is to reflect the times." And I hope that this show of mixed media work does just that, not just how I see these times but how I plan to make them as beautiful and thought-provoking as possible.
The Bonneville Space - 221 25th Street, Ogden
The L.A.B – The L.A.B will showcase work by Coraline Jade.
"They say to write what you know, but I don't know anything. So I paint instead! Color and texture convey contradiction in a way that words cannot, and my chosen medium of watercolor has just as much to say as I do. Like watercolor, I have no choice but to flow where I am needed; I consider blank walls to be at once an assault on the senses and a fallow field ripe for planting, and I intend for my art to be a seed of riotous vibrancy in this increasingly beige-grey world."
Cora’s studio is called Aiteal Art and her IG is @Aiteal.art
The L.A.B – 2432 Washington Blvd, Ogden
The Local Artisan Collective - It is the time of year for pumpkins and witchy, ghostly good fun! Stop by to see all of the wonderful new Halloween and Fall items in the store and meet our incredible Featured Artist Summer from FalkenCraft.
It will be an In-store and Online Art Stroll on Friday, October 6th, 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!!
Our Featured Artist this month is Summer from FalkenCraft.
Summer Falkenrath started their business, FalkenCraft, in 2021 and has grown their resin experience to encompass a wide array of earrings, accessories, and home decor. While the resin is their jam, it's not their limitation! Summer makes buttons featuring every flag for the LGBTQ+ community, draws fanart and their own resin designs, and also sews bags and plus-size clothing! If they can dream it, they're gonna try and make it! Join them for being the Featured Artist in October as they show off some of their best and newest pieces and get a free button for stopping by!
Find Summer by the south front doors by their art in the front window. Stop by to see what they are demoing and even get a free button!
Classes and Events happening during the Art Stroll:
-6:00 to 9:00: Stop by to see Summer by the south front doors by their art in the front window. Stop by to see what they are demoing and even get a free button!
-6:00 to 9:00: Queer Youth Art Gallery can be found in Classroom and A and B. Find more information on how to join or about this event: https://facebook.com/events/s/queer-youth-art-gallery/792946052583654/?mibextid=Gg3lNB
-6:00 to 9:00: Stephanie and Lance from Our Children's Earth will be doing a Creative Drop In Night. They will have Marbling in the Textile Studio. You can marble a ring, bookmark, mushroom, earrings, and more. They have also partnered up with Jen from Made by Jen so you can stop by and marble an unfinished cement piece! Prices start at $4.99 for marbling. Find them back in the Textile Studio in the back of the store.
-6:00 to 9:00: Have you wanted to see how Glassblowing art is made? You will want to come in and see Mike from Hurst Handblown Glass and what he is making this month!! Find Mike in his studio space.
-6:00 to 9:00: November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and October is the time to prepare! Come see KC Peek demo how to use the Storytelling Prompts from Seeds of Imagination to prep for NaNoWriMo. Find her at the front desk in Classroom A.
-6:00 to 9:00: Drop in Jewelry Bar. Stop by and pick out parts for a unique custom-made ring. First, pick out a stone, then the bezel (metal that holds the stone, and then pick your silver band style. After all are chosen, 16th generation silversmith, Rene, will create your ring while you shop. Your ring will be ready in less than 30 minutes. Find this in the archway to the studio space as well as in the bay doors outside the store (weather permitting).
JOIN US ONLINE on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK throughout the day on our group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161121481876897/
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 10:00 p.m. on the first Friday of the month with Art Stroll.
The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
The Monarch – There is always something new to experience at The Monarch! Specialty markets, ladies’ nights, and of course, the First Friday Open Studio Night are created with you in mind to gather with friends and family, celebrate art, and be entertained while supporting over 40 independent artists, makers, and creators. Come up to The Monarch during the October 6th Art Stroll to enjoy some of the best art, live music, and food we can find in Northern Utah.
Ogden Contemporary Arts – see their listing
The Monarch - 455 25th Street, Ogden