November Art Stroll kicks off #OgdenWide exhibit

Thursday , November 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM

MATILYN MORTENSEN, Special to the Standard-Examiner

OGDEN — As part of this month’s art stroll, a new photography exhibit will open at the Weber County office building, located at 2440 Washington Blvd.

The exhibit is themed “A Unique View of Ogden,” and features work from #OgdenWide, a photography group that hosts quarterly events to encourage photographers of all ages and skill levels to come together and take pictures.

Typically the photos are just shared on Facebook and Instagram, but this month will feature the group’s first printed exhibit. 

Sarah Cox, one of the photographers in charge of the group, said it was interesting to see the ideas submitted for the theme. 

“Everybody interpreted it a little different,” she said.”I really love this group because we all see everything differently, but all of them are great.”

Cindy Jones joined #OgdenWide as a way learn more about photography amidst working and taking care of her family. Her photo “The Cathedral” is part of the exhibit and features trees with bright yellow leaves against a blue sky — it’s like being in a vaulted church with stained glass, she said.

A reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and the exhibit will run during county office hours until Nov. 25. 

The Art Stroll goes from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, throughout downtown Ogden. 

Information about this month’s art stroll exhibits is included below. Ogden City’s websitewhich provided the descriptions, said participants are subject to change.

Art Box at 215 25th St.: Candle making and the art of Mark B. Goodson. Refreshments will be served. 

Cuppa at 552 East 25th St.: This recently opened Ogden cafe is new to art stroll this month. The store will feature the art of Andrew Sato. 

Eccles Community Art Center at 2580 Jefferson Ave.: An invitation local artists exhibit in the main gallery. The Carriage House Gallery will feature the art of Karen Thurber. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. and the exhibits will run until Nov. 22.

Gallery at the Station, inside Union Station at 2501 Wall Ave.: Paintings of Kwani Winsor and the Myra Powell Gallery will display Christina Miller’s photography. 

Grounds for Coffee, Harrison Boulevard and 30th Street: Are from Matt Geffert. 

Office Evolution Ogden, 221 25th St.: The drawings of Katie Strader entitled "Identity Flux." The exhibit will run until Nov. 25. 

Ogden First, Inc’s PANES2444 Washington Blvd.: will feature the art of local artist Creelyssa Belnap, inspired by her trip to Venice, Italy. 

Pandemonium Gifts & GalleryLocated at 155 25th St.: Featuring original canvas prints by Avery Franklin on display and for sale. Valecia Baird’s handmade coasters and cards will also be on sale. There will also be a raffle and coloring for children.  

Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, 3964 W. Campus Drive: Will continue the Ecstatic Solitudes show until Nov. 11. 

The Shepherd Union Art Gallery at Weber State University, 2001 University Circle: will feature art from WSU students.

The Front Climbing Club, at 225 20th St.: Hosting hors d'oeuvres, drinks, climbing, art by Ryan Glasmann and music by @zachjensen_ spinning tunes. 

The Local Artisan Collective, at 2371 Kiesel Ave.: 

The featured artist for the month is Barb Crosbie from Earth in Art Pottery. An exhibit entitled “School of Clay Fish” will feature a variety of pottery fish made by Crosbie’s students. 

Galleon's Gold Jewelry’s Rene Venegas will teach a class on silver band rings with inscriptions inside. All materials and tools will be provided. The class is $30 a person or $55 each for two people.

Demonstrations will include Roxanne Vigos from Sago Adornment working on jewelry pieces that feature a variety of textures, materials and techniques, as well as Joe Eilander from TotalRewind Academy working on his drawings.

Wasatch Roasting Company, 2436 Grant Ave.: Featuring the work of Erica Lyon, a local high school art teacher and professional artist. 

Hot and cold drinks will be served from the espresso bar and nitro cold brew taps. Additionally, there will be hot chocolates, teas, affogatos, nitro-floats, cheese and crackers, and non-coffee beverages.

Outside, the Origin-Alley Art Gallery, will showcase new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh, and other local artists. Outdoor seating and live music will be available in the alley as well. 

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

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