Current Stroll Information
First Friday Art Stroll Showings- September 7
Bike Homecomingwill be held at the Ogden Amphitheater. You do not want to miss this fun event for the whole family. It a starts at 6 p.m. at the West Municipal Park (corner of 25th & Grant). The start of the event will be a free, easy, no-drop community bike ride, where every one of all abilities are welcome. The route will ride North on Keisel, then weaves through the Junction, past the Temple and Adventure Park, under the Ogden Arch and eventually back to the Ogden Amphitheater where the party begins! DJ KyWizard from Lavender Vinyl will provide the music, you provide the dance moves. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their best formal attire befitting of Homecoming.
Go to the link for more info. - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bike-homecoming-2018-tickets-48716708988
The Corner,a brand new community hotspot, will be open for the Art Stroll! Stop by to say hello and hear about what they will be offering the community. They will have hors d’oeuvres and drinks available for visitors. The Corner is literally located at the South West corner of Washington and 25th Street. 2501 Washington Blvd.
Van Sessionsis at it again with their Fall Season of live musical performances taking place out of the Tan Van. Van Sessions will be held in the parking area just East of The Monarch. 455 25th Street.
Five new locations for the Art Stroll!!Be sure to check out: The Argo House- 529 25th Street, DaVinci Academy of Science & the Arts -2033 Grant Ave (North entrance), Lucky Slice Pizza- 200 Historic 25th Street, Ogden UnCon Cosplay Gallery-2254 Washington Blvd, and Rainy Day Emporium-155 Historic 25th.
Art Box –This month Art Box is happy to highlight the work of a young talent, Gracie Mecham. At 13 years of age, Gracie has been astonishing art lovers with her amazing talent at her use of various mediums to create her interpretation of pop culture art. Gracie best known for her use of watercolors, pastels and ink pen to create images that are inspired from her teenage passions: books, British television and animation.
Stop by Art Box, meet the artist, and see this young talent's amazing work!
Art Box is located at 215 Historic 25th Street.
Bella Muse Gallery - They will feature the work of Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz. Refreshments will be served from 6-9 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/1001759953336227/
Bella Muse Gallery, 101 Historic 25th St., Ogden, UT Phone - 385-399-7969
Cuppa –No information for September.
Cuppa is located at 552 East 25th Street. Visit their website: www.cuppaogden.com.
DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts - We will be hosting our first Art Stroll art show. This show will feature works by faculty members, Matt Conlon, Adam Figueira and Leslie Hetland. We have the gallery space managed and maintained by students.
2033 Grant Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401
The Eccles Community Art Center –
September brings new artwork to the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden in both the Main and Carriage House Galleries. The Main Gallery will feature the wildlife and landscape paintings of Daren Wilding of Willard and the potter of John Paul Ryan of North Ogden. The Carriage House Gallery will feature the work of Ogden watercolorist, Gary Baron. The scheduled reception for the artists and public is in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibits will remain on display through September 29, 2018.
Wilding’s paintings are a reflection of his love for nature and especially nature of the Western United States. He spends hours painting as well photographing reference scenes he wishes to paint. “You have to do the research,” Wilding states, “You get to do the research; it’s part of the fun!”
Wilding lives in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains. He is an art teacher at Weber High School where he has been a creative influence on his students including John Paul Ryan.
Ryan says, “I am a potter. My love for art started at Weber High School. Every day after school, I spent hours in the pottery room working on my craft. I loved the idea of making something that would last forever. I loved how every aspect in the clay captured the piece of the part. I experimented with form and texture and through the experimentation I was able to add personality and character to each piece I created.”
Ryan received Utah’s Sterling Scholar Award in Art.
Baron experiments with watercolor techniques while painting and teaching. A popular teacher of adult watercolor workshops at the Eccles Art Center, Baron exhibits a crisp control of the watercolor medium.
Baron has most recently had works accepted in the Eccles Art Center’s Plein Air and 44th Statewide Competitions.
The Art Center's regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission to exhibits is complimentary. For more information, visit: www.ogden4arts.org.
Eccles Community Art Center is located at 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
Gallery 25 –Do not miss art displayed by Mike Gardner at September's Art Stroll. Then we will have John Burrows who will provide musical entertainment for the entire evening. The night will be full of art and music for all to enjoy.
Check out Gardner’s art on his blog: http://arttarman.blogspot.com/.
Gallery 25 is located at 268 25th Street.
Gallery at the Station, Union Station –In the Gallery at The Union Station we will be displaying the “Symbolic Perspective” exhibit, curated by Amir Jackson and Danial Larsen.
Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden
Grounds for Coffee - 25th Street –Our September artist will be Holly Morphet. We will also have our permanent display at our shop.
Grounds for Coffee - 111 Historic 25th Street
Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th –They are highlighting the creativity of Steve Stones for September’s art stroll.
Grounds for Coffee - 3005 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, UT
Harley and Bucks –We will feature art by John Harbert, who grew up in Pueblo Colorado. He moved to Las Vegas for high school then back to Colorado. He said, “In 1971 I discovered Utah and have lived here for many years. During my studies at the University of Utah, I encountered a man named Tom Cass at the Architecture School. He gave me the freedom to explore not only what I knew, but also a vehicle in which I could learn more about what I already knew. The basic concept is to find an idea and fill up a page. I have used this mantra to teach myself everything I know about painting and have been filling up pages ever since. I wish everyone the ability to explore life in this manner.”
Harley and Bucks is located at 2432 Washington Blvd.
Kaffe Mercantile Downtown location –No information for September
Kaffe Mercantile downtown location is located at 2276 Washington Blvd. Suite 101, Ogden, Utah.
Lucky Slice -Our artist for the month at Lucky Slice Pizza will be Karen Keller. She is a digital painter from Clinton, UT.
Lucky Slice is located 200 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401
Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station – In The Myra Powell Gallery, we will be displaying costumes designed by and for use at Weber State University, curated by Caril Jennings.
Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.
Nurture the Creative Mind – We will be hosting an end of summer Piano parade, we will have pianists scheduled to play six pianos from 6-8p.m. during the art stroll.
Nurture the Creative Mind is located at South end of the Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.
OfficeEvolution – No exhibits for the summer months
OfficeEvolution is located at 221 Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden.
Ogden UnCon Cosplay Gallery-Displaying artwork and special effects by Russ Adams.
Ogden UnCon is located at- 2254 Washington Blvd.
Ogden First, Inc.’s PLATFORMS –No information for September
PLATFORMS is located on the corner of 25th Street and Adams Ave.
Rainy Day Emporium -Jocelyn Cortes will be our featured artist for the September Art Stroll. She will be doing a live painting in front of the shop and will have prints and writings available. Her bio: My name is Jocelyn and I have lived near the Rocky Mountains my entire life. I have always admired the emotions behind every pen stroke labeled inspiration, expressing these emotions is what drives me to create! Every single line on paper represents untapped potential in my eyes. The bigger picture reveals itself when you pull it all together.
Rainy Day Emporium is located at 155 Historic 25th Street
RE/MAX Community – Valley-
“RE/MAX Community-Valley welcomes Laurie Kemp as our featured artist.
Raised in Utah, Laurie’s love for art started as a child letting her mind wander while she would draw and her love grew through different mediums throughout the years. She became a mother at a young age and had little money to buy “new things,” she would find ways to spruce up old objects while making them her own by Tole Painting, she painted many things over the years with those paints. Over the years she branched out into water colors and then into oil world and that is where she really showed her talents. The love of her life saw something in her that he said she needed to pursue full time, so she did. She has taken many oil painting classes and been to a handful workshops over the years and now teaches her own as well. She loves painting things that bring her happiness, children, animals and many of the places she has traveled.
The stories that come from her commissioned pieces are the fuel that keeps her painting. She is amazed at the opportunities she is given to share her gift and to be welcomed into peoples lives. She is very grateful for your time and appreciates you taking the time to view some of her work.”
Re/Max Community-Valley - 227 25th Street Ogden, UT
Shaw Gallery at Weber State University -Closed May – September for gallery strolls, next opening will be in October for the faculty show.
Shepherd Union Art Gallery –Closed until the fall
Shepherd Union Art Gallery near the Fireplace Lounge, 3910 W Campus Dr. Ogden, UT 84408
The Argo House -For its premiere exhibition, The Argo House and Mr. Patria present Jaxsen Layton: Fluid Cognition, a collection of paintings, drawings, and prints from Mr. Layton, a 2017 graduate of Weber State University. Fluid Cognition will open Friday September 7 with a reception for the artist from 6-9pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
With an emphasis on two-dimensional artwork, Jaxsen uses drawing and painting as a vehicle to display the dichotomy and nuances of life. Biology, organic forms, anatomy, media and subcultures influence him in his life such as skateboard graphics, and music. Artists such as Inka Essenhigh, Ed Templeton, and James Jean, inspire and influence his work as well.
Fluid Cognition is replete with imagined organic shapes, with references to both fantastical creatures and real biologist. Brilliantly colored paintings contrast with monochrome drawings and psychedelic-patterned prints in this varied exhibition. Also varied are the artist’s techniques: hand-drawing/painting and digital manipulation are all used to great effect.
Of his work, Mr. Layton says, “My work becomes my own personal realm of thought and idea, of contrast, and the nuances in my life. A place personal and different to each individual, the realm is a culmination of all thoughts, emotions, influences, and inspirations in life. Drawing from influences in my life - the body, organic forms, media, touch, interactions,
relationships, and repetition - to create new forms. This realm is a place that is ever changing with ebbs and flows of life, the forms ambiguous in their representation, never solid or concrete in what they are, or mean to be.”
Mr. Patria says he chose Mr. Layton as the first artist in the rotation because he saw a great fit with The Argo House mission: “I think what’s happening at The Argo House is a fantastic, organic blending of generative talents, which will add to the creative energy in Ogden, and influence future projects and policies. In the same way, I think Jaxsen’s work is a blending of methodologies and mediums; the historic and traditional, like scientific illustration and spontaneous drawing, with forward-thinking digital practices. The result is something fresh, and unsettling in the best possible way: inspiring thinking and dialogue about subject matter and process, and the important question of ‘where do we go from here?’ I feel everything about The Argo House is geared toward: where do we go from here… so it’s a natural fit”.
The Argo House – 529 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401
The Egyptian Theater Foundation –No information for September
The Front Climbing Club –No information for September
The Front-Climbing Club at 225 20th St.
The Local Artisan Collective -Welcome to the September Art Stroll. We will be open late for the Gallery Stroll on September 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Our featured artist this month is Cally Rhoades from Poseetiv Media.
Cally Rhoades is a multi-medium artist and leader in the positivity movement. She strives to reach the hearts of others and make a positive impact in the community through art. Raised by an artist, she developed a love for art at a very early age. Her greatest passion is experimenting with different mediums and techniques to push the boundaries of her creative abilities. She was featured in several state art shows as a teen for silver-smithing and metalwork. Now she has made her mark as a painter using acrylics, spray paint and fire painting to create one of-a-kind pieces that speak to the human spirit. She shares her love of art with the community by volunteering her time to arts development and arts awareness in Ogden. Cally was also the winner of this year's Beats & Beets competition hosted by Ogden Downtown Alliance to bring awareness to the local arts and Ogden's iconic Farmers Market. Cally shares her passion for art by teaching paint classes at The Local Artisan Collective. One of her greatest ambitions is to form a non-profit organization that brings art therapy to at risk youth. "Art has been an important part of my life and the development of who I am today. I believe art has the ability to heal and bring people together. That is what makes it so beautiful. Art crosses the barriers of language, race, gender and so much more. I believe art is the bricks of the path that will eventually bring the world together."
Artist Demonstrations: Celia J Kent will be doing a painting demonstration. Here is what she has to say about it: I will be painting a pet portrait and seeing how close to completion I can get in the 3 hours of the Gallery Stroll. This technique, called “a la prima”, means all at once...something I do not usually do. It will be a challenge for me and, hopefully, a great learning experience for the viewer and the do-er. I am a little nervous...and a lot excited!
James Yate from Jim's Rock Art will be doing wire-wrapping demonstrations during the evening. Charity Judkins from Modern Elemental Ergon will be doing Fire It Up Friday! We cannot wait to see what she creates!
Book Signing: Big, Big, Big NEW! Heather Green will be signing her new book: Caging Her Heart. She will also be doing book signings for her other book: My Best Friend, Matters of the Heart, Love Lily and The Heart of the Matter from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Classes: Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry will be doing a Silver Ring class from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., more details to come.
Little Artisan Market: We are excited to announce our Little Artisan's Market will be at our store again. This will be a Market set up for Little Artisan's from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. They will get to sell the amazing items that they make to the public during the Art Stroll on September 7 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/2155811304641133/
The Collective is located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum –No information for September
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 September artist, Nick Robertson. He is a Freelance Content Creator and Social Media Manager who helps create and manage content for new business and his own Nick Robertson Photography.
Before starting his business, Nick spent his time as a traveling musician in several different bands. After moving to Utah and having his first child, Nick now helps businesses get creative content for their marketing and branding. He loves music and building motorcycles as well as spending time with his family. Nick is available for marketing and content creation, as well as weddings and couple’s photography. You can reach Nick at www.Iamnickrobertson.com. 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 as well as live music. For the stroll, we will serve hot and cold drinks from our full espresso bar and our nitro cold brew taps. Along with hot chocolates, teas, affogatos, nitro-floats, cheese/crackers and non-coffee beverages.
Wasatch Roasting Company is located at 2436 Grant Ave Ogden, Utah.
The Weber Center –No information for September
The Weber Center is located at 2380 Washington Blvd. Ogden, Utah
Zucca Underground –Local artist, Melissa L. Flattery will share her art with the public Friday, September 6. Her current paintings utilize eye-catching colors in acrylics, alcohol inks and resin. She will also feature her unique mosaic bowls, carved eggs and embellished cigar boxes. The wide range of Flattery’s artistic pursuits, as well as her affordable prices ensures there will be something for everyone. Flattery is a retired Air Force officer who now devotes time to her passion of creating art and spending time with family. Please come enjoy the beautiful art she has to offer.
Our other artist is a musician, Nick Whitesides.
Zucca Underground is located at 225 25th Street Ogden, UT Website: myzucca.com
*This is a small listing of the many different galleries