Winners announced in Nine Rails art competition

OGDEN — Winners have been announced in a recent Nine Rails Creative District call for art competition.

Last fall, a call for art was issued, with the intent to award five artists $1,000 each to create or perform works of art within the new Nine Rails Creative District, in downtown Ogden.

The Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee, the Ogden City Diversity Officer, and a representative from Ogden Downtown Alliance chose the following five winners and their projects from 21 submissions received:

• Benjamin Zack, for nine portrait photographs of people in their own environments who live, work or recreate in and around the Nine Rails district. Images will be printed on 4-foot-by-3-foot vinyl banners to be displayed around the district.

• Local Artisan Collective, for an installation inspired by the Spike 150 Celebration, to be created and displayed in May 2019. The project is a collaboration of 11 artists, and will be a railroad-themed piece.

• Lindsay Huss, for a new painted crosswalk adjacent to the Weber County Main Library at 25th Street and Jefferson Avenue. The library and its role in the community will be the theme. It will be installed in the spring.

• Carey Campbell, for a performance piece featuring a flutist performance of Bach with modern electronic music. The project may involve dancers, and will be completed before July.

• Kristen Mitchell, for multiple artists’ drawings of live yoga participants from classes held at the library. Drawings will be displayed in a public exhibition by July 2019.

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