January’s First Friday Art Stroll kicks off with new exhibits in Ogden

January’s First Friday Art Stroll kicks off with new exhibits in Ogden

By MATILYN MORTENSEN • Special to the Standard-Examiner

OGDEN — January’s First Friday Art Stroll will kick off the new year with some new exhibits. This month’s stroll will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, in downtown Ogden.

The new exhibits will include work by local students. The Ogden High School Winter Art Show goes from 6-7:30 p.m. at the art gallery and rotunda on the first floor of Ogden High School, at 2828 Harrison Blvd.

Artwork created by T.O. Smith Elementary School students will be displayed at the Waffle Love gallery space on the second floor, (109 25th St.).

Below is information about each exhibit, provided by Ogden City’s website. There may be more events and participating businesses than those listed, the website says.

Art Box, 215 25th St. — Poet Liz Cala’s exhibit, “See the Light,” honors the memory of her brother Brett Cala and is an effort to raise suicide-prevention awareness.

Bella Muse Gallery, 101 25th St. — Artwork by local artist Nancy Ness.

Cuppa Cafe, 552 E. 25th St. — Performance by musician Marny Proudfit, whose handmade terrariums will be on display and for sale.

The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. — Works from the Utah Watercolor Society Bi-annual Two Star/Signature exhibit on display in the Main Gallery. In the Carriage House Gallery, the Petite Impressions exhibit will be continued. A reception for the artists will be held during the art stroll from 5-8 p.m. Exhibits continue through Jan. 27.

Gallery 25, 268 25th St. — Works from both guest and member artists. Light refreshments will be provided for the public and John Burrows and the Wasatch Wild Band will perform on the Gallery 25 sidewalk, weather permitting.

Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. — Paintings by Brent Evans will be displayed in the Gallery at the Station. The Myra Powell Gallery will continue to display the photography of Christina Miller.

Office Evolution, 221 Historic 25th St. — Organized by ArsVisualis, the “Intimate Abstractions” exhibit features small abstract expressionism works by Darrell Roberts from Illinois, Joey Slaughter from Louisiana, Madeleine Wories from Arizona and Charles Clary from Tennessee. The exhibition can be viewed Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., until Jan. 31.

Ogden First’s PANES, 2444 Washington Blvd. — The new exhibit “Beyond the Stage” will be local performer Kiki Coquette’s official debut as a visual artist. The exhibit will run through Feb. 28.

The Front Climbing Club, 225 20th St. — A collection of photographs by Cam Mcleod. The event will also include hors-d’oeuvres, drinks, rock-climbing and a D.J.

The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave. — Several activities are planned for the gallery stroll event, including the following:

  • Arina Ashby from Infused Designs.
  • Rene Venegas from Galleon’s Gold Jewelry will teach an earring-making class. The cost for the class is $20 per person, or $35 for two. Sign up at localartisancollective.com.
  • Cody Wilkinson from Cody Wilkinson Designs will demonstrate how to build a pen.
  • Susan Snyder will paint and talk in her studio space at the store. This year she is focusing her work on endangered/threatened North American birds.
  • Joe Eilander from The Shark Shack will do a large wood-burning demonstration.
  • There will also be a free foam snowman decorating activity for children.

Wasatch Roasting Company, 2436 Grant Ave. — Mixed-media works from Jada Cranes are featured. Outside, the Origin-Alley Art Gallery will have new work by local artists, including Rich Ramos, Nezak and Jaroh. Outdoor seating and live music will be provided as well. Hot and cold drinks will be served from the full espresso bar and the nitro cold brew taps. Hot chocolates, teas, affogatos, nitro-floats, cheese/crackers and non-coffee beverages will also be served.

Weber County building, 2380 Washington Blvd. — Weber State University visual art and design professor Paul Crow’s “On Ice” exhibit dealing with climate change will be displayed until Feb. 24.

Matilyn Mortensen can be reached at matilynkay@gmail. Follow her on Twitter at @MatilynKay

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