OGDEN — You can beat the winter blues with a variety of new exhibits, live music and food at this month’s First Friday Art Stroll.
The stroll will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 2, in downtown Ogden. 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. — Will feature the paintings of local painter Nancy Andruck Olson. Light refreshments will be served.
Bella Muse, 101 25th St. — Will feature abstract artist Penny Benjamin Petersen.
Cuppa Cafe, 552 E. 25th St. — Will feature the following local artists during March:
- Richie and Holly of R&H Designs are an unlikely duo of a chemist and an interior designer. Together they have created jewelry, shelves, stands and more.
- Printmaker and fine artist Rachel Herbert will display a collection of work titled “Glow.” This exhibit depicts growth, intuition, divine nature and inner truth, emphasizing detail and symbolism.
- Music will be preformed by Bradley Kudsen.
Gallery 25, 268 25th St. — Will feature the art of Darlene Stevenson Hamblin and her husband Bert Hamblim. Refreshments will be served.
Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. — This month’s show will begin with train-themed artwork accompanied by the Hostlers Model Railroad Show. As the month progresses, World War II artifacts will be displayed at the Myra Powell Gallery and the Gallery at the Station.
Grounds for Coffee, 111 25th St.— Will feature Chelsea McGavin and Meg Cline.
Grounds for Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd. — Will feature Marcus Polidore.
Harley and Bucks, 2432 Washington Blvd. — Will feature the photography of Aman Gada and the music of Nick Welsch. There will also be drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the stroll.
Office Evolution, 221 25th St. — ArsVisualis will present the exhibit “March of Progress” by Scott Horsley. This exhibit looks at how technologies throughout human civilization have exerted control on human choices.
Ogden First’s PANES, 2444 Washington Blvd. — The continuation of local performer Kiki Coquette’s exhibit, “Beyond the Stage” — her debut as a visual artist.
Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery, 155 25th St. — Will host Dave Carter of Daily Rise Coffee. Carter creates psychedelic and interpretive art with markers, ink and watercolors. Friday he will be selling custom stickers, prints, hats and framed art.
Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, 3964 W. Campus Drive — Will host the exhibit “DO of DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance” by Fahamu Pecou. Pecou is an Atlanta-based visual artist and scholar. His work combines observations from hip-hop, fine art and popular culture as he explores the state of black existence.
Shepard Union Art Gallery, Weber State University, 3964 W. Campus Drive — Will feature the works of Erica Lyon and Amber Reeve in a show about personal journeys, whether it’s traveling by train or living with mental illness. The show will run until March 29.
The Front Climbing Club, 225 20th St. — Will feature the landscape paintings of Ryan Lauck and music preformed be a cellist and a harpist. The event will also include snacks, drinks, rock-climbing and a DJ.
The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave. — The featured artist of the month is Rene Vengas from Galleon’s Gold Jewelry. Additional events include the following:
- Hollie McKeeth will teach a Fauxilligraphy class for $15 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. She will teach an intro to brush lettering class from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. for $20. Both classes can be taken for $30.
- Mary Hardy from Mary Hardy’s Metal Art will showcase her newest work.
- Susan Snyder will demonstrate how to paint and nature journal in her studio space at the collective.
- Erica Lyon, a teacher at Ben Lomond High school, will be highlighted this month.
- There will also be a free art activity entitled “Thank your Lucky Stars.”
Wasatch Roasting Company, 2436 Grant Ave. — The artist of the month is photographer and videographer Matthew Geffert. The Origin-Alley Art Gallery will showcase new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and others. There will also be live music by Darrie Meyers. 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.
Zucca Underground, 225 25th St.— Will feature the landscape paintings of Michelle Manning and the art of painter Rob Wendell.
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