Current Stroll Information
Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll - Friday, December 1, 2023
Art Stroll Press Release:
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1. 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 Nov 3rd. 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, . at the plaza, which is located at 445 25th St. in Ogden. 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 holidays are here! Let’s celebrate with calendars for 2024, presents of prints or original pictures, and cards for family and friends. Come upstairs to the studio of Cara Koolmees at 256 Historic 25th Street for the perfect gift.
On Art Stroll night come up the stairs to the studio of Cara Koolmees 256 Historic 25th Street.
Cara Koolmees - 256 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Eccles Community Art Center – Beginning December 1st, holiday lights and decorations will be on display with two competitive exhibits: Modern Abstract and Petite Impressions at the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden.
Join us for an evening of holiday shopping and reception on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 5 to 8 p.m. Displays remain on exhibit through December 30, 2023.
The Center will be closed on December 25, 2023. Regular gallery hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 3.
Admission to the galleries is complimentary. Donations are welcome.
Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
Gallery 25 – Gallery 25 will feature work by Keith Dagley for December. The gallery has three floors of beautiful art for all to enjoy.
Gallery 25 - 268 25th Street, Ogden
Hilton Garden Inn – The featured artist of the month for December at the Hilton Garden Inn is Michelle Howard.
Artist Statement: Painting connects me to the present. I want to capture quiet moments; the glow of water at dusk, the geometry of negative spaces, the emotion of "Genius Loci," or the spirit of place. I love weathered surfaces, forgotten corners, and the promise of what lies beyond.
For me, experiencing the present is about potential and memory, color and pattern, excitement and calm. I find a wisdom in silence; in slowing down and looking up… answering a yearning to be still, to see, to hear. Painting is an act of emptying myself to create space to feel.
Bio: Michelle Belliston Howard is a contemporary artist exploring themes of reflective places. In a literal sense, Michelle delves into the way light responds to surfaces, reflecting the nature of material and atmosphere. However, she also aims to reveal places that are quiet and insightful, encouraging the viewer to notice reflective spaces that invite us to be more present.
Michelle is less concerned with the photo-realistic nature of her subject matter than with exploring the emotion of a place. Drawn to water and architecture, her work often mirrors the dance of light and reflections found in these two worlds. Michelle discovered her love for water through countless hours spent painting alongside her angler son. As the recipient of the Roger Bailey Travel Fellowship in 2018, Michelle embarked on a series of paintings exploring the relationship between art and museum architecture in Switzerland and beyond.
Michelle Belliston Howard’s paintings are featured in private and corporate collections. Her work has been exhibited in Utah and New York, earning awards and recognition. Balancing her painting practice, Michelle also teaches Architecture and Visual Communications at the University of Utah.
Hilton Garden Inn - 2271 S. Washington Blvd. Ogden
Ogden Contemporary Arts – The featured artists for December’s First Friday Art Stroll are MyLoan Dinh and Nancy Rivera. At 6 p.m. Nancy Rivera, the artist of Unsettled Provision will give an artist talk. Stop in to get to know more about her exhibit and her thought process behind the scenes.
MyLoan Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and currently lives in Charlottes, North Carolina. Majoring in visual arts, she studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the School of Arts and Design at Wollongong University New South Wales, Australia. She has exhibited internationally, and her work can be found in public and private collections in the United States and Europe including the Muhammad Ali Museum and Center (Louisville, KY), Artfields (Lake City, SC), and the Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC). Notable accomplishments include Museum of Contemporary Art - Arlington 2022 National Biennial, Artfields 2022 2nd Place Jury Prize, 2020 Arts & Science Council Creative Renewal Fellowship, Mint Museum Constellations Artist, 2020 Charlotte Magazine BOB Best Local Artist, Arts & Science Council Individual Artists Project Grants, Knight Foundation Celebrate Charlotte Grant, McColl Center Residency, Community Impact Grant - Partnership for Democracy, Berlin, Department of Arts and Culture of Berlin Individual Artists grants. She is the founder of an international multidisciplinary arts outreach and migration project, We See Heaven Upside Down. She and her husband, Till Schmidt-Rimpler, founder and artistic director of Moving Poets, have creative projects in the USA and Germany. MyLoan is a mother of two.
Nancy Rivera is a visual artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her artistic practice weaves together photography, fiber art, and sculpture, whose reciprocal interplay inflects subject matter ranging from personal family memories to subversions of government-issued documents. Influenced by her dual cultural identity, Rivera’s discrete material juxtapositions explore code-switching, cultural assimilation, and displacement—central themes that articulate duality and hybridity.
Rivera has exhibited nationally in a variety of traditional and nontraditional venues including the Spring/Break Art Show in Los Angeles, California, Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Granary Arts in Ephraim, Utah. Her work is part of private and public collections such as the Center for Creative Photography, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the state of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection.
Ogden Contemporary Arts - 455 25th Street, Ogden
Serendipity - The featured artist for December at Serendipity is Tina Hansen. Read below a little bit about her.
Hi, my name is Tina Hansen. I have been quilting and sewing since I was 17. I first learned to quilt with my grandma making denim quilts together. Since then, I have learned everything else on my own or from other people. I really love seeing what I can create when I quilt. I love to challenge myself. If I don’t know how to do something I do my best to figure it out. Quilting and sewing are a way for me to break away from the busy mom life of raising four kids. I love being a mom, but I also need my quilting time to keep me grounded. I love entering my projects at the Utah State Fair. I have earned ribbons on many of them. When I make quilts for others it's very rewarding to see their reactions when it gets unwrapped. Knowing my hard work will be well loved is worth all the time and effort that goes into my projects.
I am grateful to the Ogden Arts for this opportunity to be part of the Ogden Art Stroll.
Serendipity - 274 25th Street, Ogden
The Bonneville Space - The featured artist for December is Jessica Marine. A little bit about her.
Toes in the sand, the colors in the sky just before twilight, the look in a child's eyes as he recognizes his mother's face after waking from a long slumber; artists of all kinds draw their inspiration from the simple things and from life's complex experiences. I started creating art in high school. I took a small hiatus when life needed my full attention for a couple of years after a divorce, but slowly came back to art realizing it was necessary to my happiness. I paint, draw, photograph, and dabble in other art mediums on a regular basis, and draw my inspiration from my life experiences and current events. My recent focus on art has been ridiculous shenanigans and scenarios that make me smile. In a world of tragedy, sorrow, and heartache, I’m trying to use my art to return a bit of sparkle to the hardships of everyday life. Struggling every day with anxiety, stress, depression, and life in general, I hope to create a visual escape for my viewers and myself, even if only for a moment. I venture into the "Land of Silly" in the hopes of returning permission to adults to reopen and explore their imaginations.
To see more of her work go to IG @fraidychicken and @ritterphotek
The Bonneville Space - 221 25th Street, Ogden
The Local Artisan Collective - December is the time of giving and we are going to give you the best Art Stroll with all of these amazing artists!
Art Stroll is on Friday, December 1st, 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.
Who is ready to have fun together? WE ARE!!
Our Featured Artists this month are:
-Brandi from Moonstone Aroma's
-Jenny from Aunt GG's
-Rene from Galleon's Gold Jewelry
-Nessa from UniqueNess Creations
-Lazann from Toadally Unfrogettable
-KC from Seeds of Imagination
-Summer from FalkenCraft
-Stephanie and Lance from Our Children's Earth
Classes and Events happening during the Art Stroll:
-6:00 to 9:00: Nessa from UniqueNess Creations will be doing an awesome Dot Art Demo. Find her in Classroom B.
-6:00 to 9:00: Stephanie and Lance from Our Children's Earth will be doing a Drop-In Marbling of Ornaments. Sign up here (or just drop in): https://localartisancollective.com/events/events/marble-an-ornament-on-december-1st-from-600-to-900/ Find them in the Textile Studio.
-6:00 to 9:00: Summer from FalkenCraft will be working on resin earrings and taking about custom orders for the holiday! These are the coolest earrings, and we are excited to see what they are putting together! Find them in Classroom B.
-6:00 to 8:00: Copper Ornament Class– drop in and make an angel, tree, or other ornament out of copper. Can hammer textures to the ornament and stamp words and dates to it too. Perfect activity for the whole family. It will be $14 per person. Find them in Classroom A.
-6:00 to 9:00: Stop in to play games with KC from Seeds of Imagination. She will be doing a demo with Seeds decks... Party games. Find them by the south door in front of the store.
-6:00 to 9:00: LaZann with Toadally UnFrogettable will be drawing cute animals and gnomes for the holiday. We are excited to see them! Find her in Classroom B.
-6:00 to 9:00: Watch Steve Stones do an acrylic painting. Do you think it will be holiday-themed?? Who knows, you better stop by and see what he is up to. Find him at the desk in front of Classroom A.
-6:00 to 9:00: Find the most delicious treats in front of the store from Brandi from Moonstone Aroma's and Jenny from Aunt GG's. Jenny will have all of her jams. They are just fruit and sugar....so yummy! They will be $7/jar. Brandi started making treats and decorating custom cakes about 10 years ago. She grew up baking with her grandma and has always had a love for it but quickly developed into more after she made her first princess castle cake! For Art Stroll, she will have an assortment of treats, cookies, and cupcakes. Perfect for gifting, holiday parties or just to enjoy yourself! She will also be taking custom requests.
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 pm 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 Art Stroll to enjoy some of the best art, live music by Van Sessions, and food we can find in Northern Utah.
Ogden Contemporary Arts – see their listing
The Monarch - 455 25th Street, Ogden
The Shepard Union Art Gallery – The Shepard Union Art Gallery at Weber State University will feature a new exhibit in December.
Contemporary drawing has frequently been characterized by large-scale "installation" approaches, in which the art interacts directly and complexly with the space in which it is presented. Our goal will be to create a rich and immersive environment that draws on the skills and visions of the various advanced students in this class. Materials, images, and forms will be very diverse, but the task of the students and their faculty coordinator will be to synthesize these diverse approaches into a rich whole.
The Advanced Drawing course will create a site-specific large-scale drawing installation in the Shepherd Union Gallery. Specific forms, materials, and concepts to be developed by the advanced students themselves in collaboration. The project will focus on
bringing the various approaches (figurative, abstract, etc.) of the different students into a complex and rich whole.
The Shepard Union Art Gallery – 3885 W Campus Dr., Ogden
Union Station -
Gallery at the Station
Tattoo Art Exhibit
The Community Art Show is featuring their Tattoo Inspired Art Exhibit. Local artists in the area are featured. During the art stroll from 6-8 p.m. the community is invited to come vote for their favorite art piece. The winners will be recognized with an honorarium at a private event the following week.
Myra Powell Gallery
Ogden Students Present: Art 1010
How does Ogden’s new generation of artists, creatives, and thinkers impact Ogden’s art scene? Come find out as students present their original works created over the course of the last semester. Featuring local Ogden City student artists from Ben Lomond High School, concurrently enrolled in Weber State ART 1010.