Get Yeti for February’s First Friday Art Stroll

Get Yeti for February’s First Friday Art Stroll
The Wasatch Yeti Bash takes place on Historic 25th Street in Ogden. (BRIAN WOLFER/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

OGDEN — This month, Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll will be held in conjunction with the third annual Wasatch Yeti Bash. Organized by Visit Ogden, this free event on Feb. 2 will be at the Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., with activities such as an interactive winter arts market, a community bike ride, a beer garden, yeti sightings and a beard competition.

A new addition to the First Friday lineup will include live music and artists at Zucca Underground, located under Zucca Ristorante at 225 25th St. This month, Zucca will feature the paintings, jewelry and sculptures of Chadwick Lotz and the film photography of Jaysen Allred. Music will be performed by Matt Froling.

Below is a sampling of events that will be part of the art stroll. Ogden City’s website, which provided the following information, said the list may be incomplete.

Art Box, 215 25th St. — Ceramic pottery by local artist Kevin Parson. Parson will be throwing pottery on his wheel during the stroll and light refreshments will be served.

Cuppa Cafe, 552 E. 25th St. — Acoustic performance by local musician Cherry Thomas.

The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. — The main gallery will feature an exhibit of art from the center’s 16th Black & White Statewide competition. Awards will be posted during a reception on Friday from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit will run through March 31.

Gallery 25, 268 25th St. — Ogden Palette Club members will be invited to display their work throughout February. Friday will be the opening reception. Refreshments will be served.

Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. — The main gallery will feature an invitational exhibit titled “A Labor of Love,” with art that for various reasons became a labor of love for the artist to produce. The Myra Powell Gallery will continue the exhibit “Basin and Range,” featuring paintings by Leroy Jennings, photography by Thomas Bunn and environmental information by Caril Jennings.

Grounds for Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd. — Will feature Tim Peterson.

Kaffe Mercantile, 221 26th St.— The photography of Andrew Hyder will be on display. Kylee Hallows from Lavender Vinyl will also DJ during the stroll.

Nurture the Creative Mind, 2501 Wall Ave. — An open-mic night for musicians, singers and lovers of creative performance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., open mic from 7-9 p.m.

Office Evolution, 221 25th St. — ArsVisualis brings you Molly Morin’s “Flying Machine.” This interactive computer program generates endless variations on wing forms within a given set of parameters.

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

Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, 3964 W. Campus Drive — The annual student art exhibit will continue until Feb. 10.

Shepard Union Art Gallery, Weber State University, 3964 W. Campus Drive — Will host the exhibit “Cambodia Through a Lens,” featuring work by photography student Christina Reekie. The exhibit will include Reekie’s travel photography from her volunteer trip to an elephant sanctuary near the Cambodia-Vietnam border.

The Front Climbing Club, 225 20th St. — Will continue hosting the paintings of Cole Lewis. The event will also include snacks, drinks, rock-climbing and a DJ.

The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave. — The featured artist for the month is leather worker Earl J. Talbot. Additional activities at this location are listed below:

Rene Venegas from Galleon’s Gold Jewelry will teach how to make a silver ring/band. The cost for the class is $30 per person or $55 for two. Sign up at localartisancollective.com.

Cody Wilkinson from Cody Wilkinson Designs will demonstrate how to build a pen.

Candice Lya Ortiz from Gaia Henna will do a henna-style painting demo. Cards and henna paint cones will be provided. Each person can take home one finished piece.

Author Jesica Marie Medellin will be celebrating the second anniversary of her book’s publication. Come pick up a signed copy of “How to Be Your Husband’s Other Woman.”

The artwork of Taylor Canyon students will be showcased during the stroll.

There will also be a free love-letter writing/art activity.

Wasatch Roasting Company, 2436 Grant Ave. — The artist of the month is Jill Johnson, an Idaho native living in Logan. Johnson’s prints are made using the relief method, which entails carving an image into wood and rolling ink on it. The Origin-Alley Art Gallery will showcase new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and others. Hot and cold drinks will be served from the full espresso bar and the nitro cold brew taps, in addition to hot chocolates, teas, affogatos, nitro-floats, cheese and crackers. There will also be outdoor seating and live music by Marny Lion Proudfit.

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

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