Art exhibits to see during First Friday Art Stroll this week | News, Sports, Jobs
Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll, Ogden City’s year-round monthly event, takes place again on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the city center. It’s a night when the streets and venues, from Ogden Union Station and The Junction to Weber State University’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery and more, are filled with live music and works by art.
This month, beautiful art exhibitions will showcase the work of local and national artists in three art galleries, on historic 25th Street and in the creative district of Nine Rails, during the Friday Night Art Walk. Visit ogdencity.com/770/Premier-Vendredi-Art-Promenade for a complete list of exhibition openings.
Gallery 25, the oldest historic 25th Street gallery in operation for 19 years, is a co-op of more than 30 local Utah artists that offers a wide selection of art in a variety of mediums and artist styles for all tastes. In anticipation of the holidays, Gallery 25 members are offering artwork at discounted rates, from 20% to 50%, throughout November to help art collectors fill the walls of their homes. with the works of art they value the most.
Two of the artists featured at Gallery 25 this month are Mike Gardner and Susan Jordan. Jordan, an artist who has been on the 25 Gallery Board of Trustees since 2016, incorporates elements of nature into his paintings and uses a variety of subjects, mediums and techniques in his visual art. Gardner is an award-winning artist whose works are based on themes of American life and wildlife in mediums such as oil on canvas, bronze sculpture, and artistic jewelry. It has been featured in local and national galleries.
Gallery 25, 268 Historic 25th St., will be open until 9 p.m. during the Friday Art Walk and during regular business hours. Read more on galerie25utah.com.
Eccles Art Center
The November exhibitions at the Eccles Art Center – a historic 1893 Victorian mansion that is now home to the nonprofit that supports the arts in the community – will feature David W. Jackson’s painting and bronze sculptures in the main gallery and creative collages and paintings by Steve Stones in the Carriage House gallery. There will be an opening reception for the artists during the art walk on the first Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the exhibitions will remain open during opening hours until November 29.
David W. Jackson, who currently resides in Mountain Green, is known throughout Intermountain West for his various landscape and wildlife paintings. While his monumental bronze sculptures are on display at Weber State University and Fremont High School, Jackson will have a few smaller bronze works included with his paintings at the Eccles Art Center in November, as well as clay sculptures of his grandson. , which he frames.
Steve Stones is an Ogden native and assistant professor of art at Weber State University whose humorous and multimedia pop art comes from food packaging, advertisements, comic book images, carnival banners, animated characters. and famous paintings. He says: “My interest in painting lies in the deconstruction, appropriation and dismantling of pop culture, images and symbols of mass media. My attempt is to present these images in a new context in order to change the way the viewer normally sees these symbols. I appropriate these images to communicate parody and humor in my work.
Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., will be open on Fridays during the first Friday Art Walk from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and during regular gallery hours. For more information visit ogden4arts.org.
Contemporary Ogden Arts
The national exhibition “Vida, Muerte, Justicia | Life, Death, Justice: Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century ”at Ogden Contemporary Arts can be seen at the Dia de Los Muertos Celebration and Open Studio Party at the Monarch Friday.
The exhibition features 24 contemporary Latin American and Latin American artists whose multimedia works respond to themes of social and racial justice to inspire positive change, including international and museum exhibiting artists Harry Gamboa Jr., Giullermo Galindo, Tania Candiani and others. Andrew Alba, Nancy Rivera, Horcio Rodruiquer, and Roots Art Kollective are among the prominent Utah artists featured.
“Vida, Muerte, Justicia” is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González.
“The themes of life, death and justice have been inextricably linked throughout history,” said Jorge Rojas, a Salt Lake City-based Mexican artist, curator and educator who is one of the curators of the exhibition. “We examine these concepts through the rich and complex prism of Latin American culture, which encompasses many countries, peoples and visual languages.
“Vida, Muerte, Justicia” will be exhibited at the OCA Center until November 27th. Visit ogdencontemporaryarts.org for more information.