Current Stroll Information
First Friday Art Stroll Showings - Aug 4th, 2017
Bella Muse –No info given for August
Color Me Mine –Will be featuring puppeteer Ray Fischer.
My name is Ray Fischer, and my beautiful wife Emily and I are the proud parents of three amazing kids.
We first had the idea to make puppets because of our son Jackson. He wanted us to create an Elmo for him because he really like Sesame Street. But instead of an Elmo I decided to create a puppet that we could use to read him stories at night. We ended up calling the puppet Night Night Monster. We've used him to read books with voices and all sorts of giggly fun!
From seeing the joy on his face from Night Night Monster, we decided to continue our creative abilities and make a variety of different puppets. Humans, animals, and superheroes, etc. From the success we've seen, we decided to start up a little business/hobby called Thread Head Puppets and we've been doing it ever since.
As an elementary teacher and a father, I've used them in my own teaching and home to let my kids expressed their imagination. I've seen how a little fabric and glue can make kids express themselves in a whole new way. They all tend to be funnier in nature! Because sometimes, all a kid, or adult kids, need is a little friend to bring a smile and some goofyness into your day. Stop by Color Me Mine, and see what we have to offer ya. Also visit us at threadheadpuppets.blogspot.com
Color Me Mine is located at 188 25th St, Ogden
The Eccles Community Art—The Ogden Pioneer Days, and The Eccles Community Art Center's Main Gallery will exhibit works from Western themed artists during the Ogden Pioneer Days - Traces of the West. This invitational competition will open Friday, July 7th and continue through Friday, July 29, 2017. A reception for artists, and the public will be held July 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Awards for the Traces of the West will be posted at this reception.
The Ogden Pioneer Days - Traces of the West is comprised of recent works with a Western theme by artist throughout the United States. This year categories are two -dimension and three dimensional art. The two dimensional category will include: drawing, painting, photography with the three dimensional category will include sculpture and high end western gear. Local artists as well as those from Arizona, Montana and Oklahoma are participating. Artists which have accepted the invitation to exhibit include: Allen Brockbank, Keith Dagley, Shawn Didyoung, Barbara Summers Edwards, Glen Edwards, Jim Fain, Brent Flory, Bonnie Frucci, Mike Gardner, Jerry Hancock, George Handrahan, Tim Harmon, HR Kaiser, Cara Koolmees, Elizabeth Robbins, John Steele, Don Weller, Daren Wilding, and Jeff Wolf.
Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation and the Eccles Community Art Center staff have established an art contest for children ages 5 through 18 years old. To color, draw, collage, paint, and create original art which does not include any copyrighted images. Contestants must present art on surface provided by the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden which may be picked up during regular business hours July 1, through July 22, 2017. The deadline to return your entry is July 22, 2017 by 5:30 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street, Ogden. An entry may be returned prior to this deadline during regular business hours at the Eccles Community Art Center. For more information: http://www.ogden4arts.org/competitions/create/
Children contest winners will be announced July 24, 2017. (Every attempt will be made to notify winner’s parents prior to the rodeo). Grand Prize $500, with 4 Honorable mentions of $100. The winning art work will become the property of the Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation, They reserve all rights and privileges to use the winning art work in any publications and advertising.
The Eccles Community Art Center’s regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is closed Sundays and major holidays including July 4th, Independence Day, and July 24th, Statehood day. For information, please call 801-392-6935, or on-line:www.ogden4arts.org.
Gallery 25-The featured artists for Gallery 25 for the month of August will be Jan Moyes and Barbara Oxborrow. They both are watercolorists. Jan does whimsical buildings and photographs. Barb likes animals, people and flowers. Gallery 25 invites you to view their talents, opening the exhibition with a reception held on Friday July 7th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with refreshments and live music at 268 – 25th St., Ogden, Utah.
Gallery at the Station, Union Station-No info given for August
Grounds for Coffee- 25th Street- Will be featuring the beautiful and fantastic art of Wynter McBride.
Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th-No info given for August
Lavender Vinyl-No info given for August
Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station-No info given for August
Nurture the Creative Mind-
Nurture the Creative Mind will be hosting the Joe McQueen Quartet. They will be performing on 25th Street using one of the NCM Street Pianos. This is a free public performance.
Ogden’s Platforms-In support of the Letterworks International Lettering Arts Conference, O1ARTS is pleased to continue the unique multi-disciplinary arts experience, CALLIGRAFFITI:
Poetry by Ogden-area poets will be transcribed by street artists Josh Pohlman and Jeremy Little and displayed at PLATFORMS.
Live Poetry readings starting at 7:30pm.
Calligraffiti can be defined as a visual art that attempts to communicate a larger message through writing that has been aesthetically altered in the effort of moving beyond the literal meaning. Simply put, it is the conscious effort of making a word or group of words into a visual composition. As such it is meant to be both an aesthetic experience and provocative art—mixing tradition and precision with modern unbridled self-expression. - Wikipedia
From Lead artist Josh Pohlman:
"My objective for the project at PLATFORMS is to cultivate the ingenuitive DIY style of various graffiti writers from the Ogden area to delve into an immersive new style dubbed "calligraffiti", which blurs the lines between elegant flowing complex letter structures of calligraphy and the playful Bubbly Lettering of graffiti using a broad array of different mediums from pen and ink to decoupage and aerosol paint.
I'd like to present the viewers with a series of pieces that challenge their views of what has been a somewhat taboo art culture: graffiti."
Platforms is located on the corner of Adams Ave and 25th Street.
Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery-Welcome to the new Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery! August usually means back to school but for us, it means back to art! The gallery you have come to know and love will reopen its doors for the Grand First Friday! We will have new art by Chris Bodily, Michelle Larsen, Vanessa Colunga and one of our owners Manuel Garcia! Lots of new and exciting things happening down here on 25th Street. Stop in and check us out!
Shaw Gallery at Weber State University-The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw will be closed until Friday, September 1st when they will open their big fall exhibition.
The Egyptian Theater Foundation-No info given for August
The Front Climbing Club- No info given for August
The Front Climbing Club at 225 20th St.
The Local Artisan Collective-Featured Artist: Kate Bruce
Kate will have new paintings that have never been seen before displayed for this Art Stroll. She has spent her life in Ogden appreciating, promoting and supporting the arts. After discovering her love of painting, Kate now spends her time creating art. She has studied with artists from New Mexico, Florida, California and Oregon. Kate is happiest in her studio and paints daily, she loves creating bright and colorful paintings she hopes will bring happiness to anyone’s home.
Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry will have two copper cuff bracelet class. He will have one that starts at 6:00 and one that starts at 7:30 so you can take part in all the fun activites throughout town.
Come and make a copper bracelet, complete with an inscription. We will provide the copper, all materials and tools. $20/person or $35/2 people. .
This class will be taught by Rene Venegas, a 16th generation silversmith. His family was one of the first to arrive from Spain to the Americas. His ancestor, Felipe Venegas, was the silversmith for the early cathedrals in the Dominican Republic and stamped the first European coins in the New World.
Call/text 801-686-5351 for more information. You can register for the class at our shop or online at www.localartisancollective.com, then click on classes & calendar then jewelry classes.
Arina Ashby from Infused Designs will demonstrate puzzle jewelry making. She will be making custom orders for people with a 10% discount for the night.
Alison L. McLennan moved to Utah in 1989 and graduated from the University of Utah with a self-created degree in Expressive Therapy. She believes the value of the creative process to access the subconscious mind is as important as artistic production. Her first book, Falling for Johnny, won an honorable mention in the 2012 Utah Original Writing Competition and the 2013 Inkubate Literary Blockbuster Competition. Her second book, Ophelia’s War, is a Utah based historical novel. She co-founded the Ogden Inspired Writing Series and is available to teach workshops in poetry, fiction, and experimental writing.
Food, we have 2 AWESOME food samples tonight:
Taycina Brady from Mam's Gourmet will be giving out rice crispy treat samples. They strive to make the best handmade crispy treats while adding a creative touch. They are a family run business devoted to providing delicious treats for every occasion. https://www.facebook.com/pg/mamsgourmettreats
O-Town Kitchen will offering their delicious samples also. Their purpose is to be a workforce development program and offer income opportunities for homeless people by repurposing food into products that they sell to the public to pay their employees.
Supporting The Love of Art:
We will have some incredible art displayed from students that are homeschooled.
Heather Haskett from the Junior League of Ogden will at the Art Stroll to tell everyone about the Oasis Garden Nights.
A project of the Junior League of Ogden, the the Oasis Garden is a place for gathering, growing, teaching, and learning focused on fostering health through nutrition. This once derelict 1.7-acre inner city site, is now home to agricultural plots, teaching gardens, meandering paths, lighting, restroom, native and edible landscaping, dry stream bed, gathering spaces, and open green space. The garden is made possible by generous donations from Junior League and community members, grants (including several generous grants from the Weber County RAMP program), and thousands of volunteer hours!
The Collective is located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
The Parlour Ogden-Will be featuring Lindsea Garside.
Lindsea Garside is an artist from Ogden, UT. She has been painting and involved in art her whole life, but discovered her love for abstract only a few years ago. She has fallen hard for abstract art and loves how freeing it is. She uses acrylic paint manipulated by different forms of air, water, chemicals, and tools to create her pieces.
The Parlour is located at 2562 Washington Blvd.
Union Station-No info given for August
Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum-Nothing for August
Wasatch Roasting Company-is excited to present a double-feature of local art for August’s First Friday Art Stroll!
Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our August's artist, Lorie Buckley. Lorie is an abstract painter who works mainly with acrylics. Her work is a focus on mapping of the meditative mind. Her paintings are large pieces that are layered with color and lines. Lorie also works as the Arts Coordinator for Ogden City where she advocates for the arts on the daily.
We will serve from 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 continue to showcase the works of Rich Ramos, along with other local artists. We will provide outdoor seating in the alley as well as live music during the stroll.
Wasatch Roasting Company is located at 2436 Grant Ave.
*This is small listing of the many different galleries whom participate in the stroll each month. There is much more to be enjoyed during the stroll.