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First Friday Art Stroll Showings - November 3rd, 2017

This November we have a special pop up event for your viewing pleasure! Plan on attending during First Friday Art Stroll from 6-9 on Friday, Nov 3rd.  

 Ogden First, Inc (O1ARTS) is pleased to announce an exhibition by local photographers at the Weber County Office building for Ogden's November First Friday Art Stroll.

#OgdenWide is a photography group for everyone. We are a group of light-chasing locals who want to capture Ogden’s beauty through the camera lens.

 We meet quarterly to capture the gorgeous diversity of seasons, landscapes, and architecture in our city.

 Our group is open to all skill levels and any picture taking device is welcome. We encourage collaboration, learning and friendship.

We are excited to have a gallery showing at The First Friday Art Stroll at the Weber building on November 3, 2017.

Come and see how our members captured the theme “A Unique View of Ogden.”

Then be sure to join us on Facebook and Instagram at #OgdenWide.

The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists on Friday November 3 from 6-9pm.  The exhibition will be open to the public during county business hours, through November 25.

Gallery Happenings—

Art Box --

 For November’s First Friday Art Stroll, Art Box will be featuring its candle making.  Come in and be your own wax artist by making a one-of-a-kind candle, perfect for holiday gift giving!  Let your creative juices run free as you chose your candle shape (20 different molds-squares, rounds, triangles, hearts, flowers, waves, and more), fragrance (over 30 scents from basil to pumpkin spice, including several essential oils), wax colors (a full spectrum palette-choose one or all!), and embellishments (wax shapes, inspirational metal tokens, beads, natural stones, and more).  Art Box has an assortment of holiday decorations and scents to help in making a fun, festive and fragrant candle.

Art Box also continues to feature the work of Mark B. Goodson.  Drop in and view his original eight foot oil on canvas “A Pair of Good Friends” - a fabulous rendition of a pair of Chuck Taylor Converse All Stars.  Light refreshments will also be served!

Art Box is located at 215 Historic 25th Street.


A brand new addition to the Art Stroll will be featuring the talented Andrew Sato.  Stop in to see the art and new digs.

Cuppa is located at 552 East 25th Street. Visit their website:

The Eccles Community Art—

This November, the Main Gallery will feature an invitational exhibit of works by Utah artists.  The Carriage House Gallery will display the works of Ogden artist Karen Thurber. A reception for the artists and an evening of holiday shopping is planned for Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibits continue through November 22, 2017.

Eccles Community Art Center's Director, Patrick Poce indicates "the Main Gallery exhibit will bring together a collection of work by Northern Utah artists."  Contemporary, abstract, realistic and assortment of other styles as well as three-dimensional works will be gathered for the viewer’s enjoyment.  The artists which accepted the invitation include painters: Joe Burgess, Keith Dabb, Michelle Emery, Aaron Fritz, Doug Fullerton, Jerry Hancock, Patti Hansen, Cara Koolmees, Shanna Kunz, Helen M Lauritzen, Kathy Barnett Ostberg,  Ian Ramsay, Darla Roberts, Jake Songer, sculptor: Mike Gardner, wood artist: Curtis Fuller, teapot artist Victoria Acoba and jewlry/stained glass artist: Jennifer Ronayne.

Karen Thurber began creating art at a young age supported by her father painter and graphic artist, Sidney Shlak.  Together, they attended classes at the Samuel Fleisher School of Art, Philadelphia.

Karen Thurber reflects “In recent years, I have gravitated towards botany, painting and drawing flowers and plants in a manner that brings the natural world indoors rather than classic still life.  I paint exclusively from my own photographs, mostly from botanical gardens and discoveries from recent travels to Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti, Spain, France, Mexico, and the continental U.S.  I also have a fondness for birds, when I'm fortunate enough to capture an occasional good photo from which to paint." 

Karen returned to art after retiring in 2012 from a successful career in public service.  She continues her public service by volunteering.  She currently a volunteer and donor to the Cottages of Hope.

 Visit the Eccles Community Art Center and its galleries this November. Main galleries hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carriage House Gift Gallery hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The art center will be closed on November 23 through 27, 2017. For more information, call us at 801-392-6935 or review our website at

Gallery at the Station, Union Station- 

 Gallery at the Station will be displaying the paintings of Kwani Winsor. Kwani’s paintings are characterized by loose, impressionistic brushstrokes and colors that are subtly pushed to convey the vivid canvas of nature.

Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th-

Will be featuring the talented Matt Geffert.

Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station-

 The Myra Powell will be displaying the photography of Christina Miller. Christina’s style of photography tends to focus on details and not the big picture. She is obsessed with the unusual, trees, and flowers.


For November's First Friday Art Stroll, Ars Visualis (formally known as Whitespace)  and officeevolution are pleased to present an exhibition of new drawings by Katie Strader, entitled "Identity Flux".

Identity Flux

 According to Webster's Dictionary identity is a” fact of being”.

"I used to equate that with titles; woman, mother, artist etc...  I look at my past and realize who I thought I was, was really a construct. The conglomeration of my upbringing, what I’d been taught to believe,  who I associated with, and who I thought others wanted me to be. The title of the identity I chose was something to hide behind.  A generalized idea of me that was safe to show the world, concealing my true passions.  I wanted it to be fixed, easy to understand.  But it was false, and I felt false.

This series is an acknowledgment to the complexity of self, as well as an attempt to embrace authenticity in “being”.  Because “being” is in motion, it is fluid.  Each layer of rice paper is a part of me and only when combined do I begin to see the truth of my identity."   

officeEvolution is located at 221 Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden.

The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Friday November 3 from 6-9pm, coinciding with Ogden City Arts' First Friday Art Stroll. The reception is free and open to the public.
The exhibition may also be viewed from 9am-5pm M-F through November 25 (excepting TH Nov 23).

About the presenter:  Ars Visualis, formerly known as Whitespace, is a social enterprise that produces and produces events, programs, and exhibitions for the purpose of developing artist-audience relationships in north central Utah. 

Ogden First, Inc’s PANES-

Local artist Creelyssa Belnap’s PANES exhibition is continuing at 2444 Washington Blvd during First Friday Art Stroll.

This project is a reflection of my experience in Venice, Italy and the environmental issues Venice is facing, from littering to the wear and tear on the city. The trip left me wanting to explore more of the world, and learn about more cultures.

PANES is located at 2444 Washington Blvd.

Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery-

November usually ushers out the spooky but at Pandemonium it only opens the door a little wider! November's Art Stroll will feature Avery Franklin with original canvas prints on display and for sale. We will have fun new items up for grabs along with coasters, and cards handmade by Valecia Baird. There will be a raffle, coloring for the kiddos and artsy fun for everyone! Make sure to make Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery a stop on your Friday night stroll.

Pandemonium is located at 155 Historic 25th Street.

Shaw Gallery at Weber State University-

Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University will be continuing the Isabel Rocamora, Ecstatic Solitudes Show. It will run from September 1 - November 11, 2017.  Gallery hours: M-F, 11am-5pm, Sat. 12-5pm

“Complex and beautiful... revelatory”

Giles Sutherland, The Times

 Ecstatic Solitudes brings into dialogue, for the first time in an American gallery space, two celebrated films by British-Spanish artist Isabel Rocamora. Seen in museums and filmothèques worldwide, her large-scale video installations consider the performative language of human gesture and its relationship to individual and cultural identity. The works in this exhibition offer breathtaking imagery that poignantly examines issues of exile, authority and the intimacy of violence.

 Set in the historically charged landscape of the Normandy beaches, Body of War (2010) reflects on the transformation of man into soldier. In a rigorous mise-en-scène punctuated by testimonies of retired and serving soldiers, the film deconstructs the visceral act of hand-to-hand combat, affectively immersing the viewer in the relationship between human intimacy and the brutality of war.

 Across two enveloping projections, Horizon of exile (2007) stages female identity at the centre of a profound meditation on the underlying cultural causes of displacement. Immersed in vast desert planes and guided by testimonies from the Middle East and Latin America, the diptych reflects on the condition of women within authoritative societies, employing testimonies and choreographed bodies to consider issues of self-image, belonging and effacement.

Isabel Rocamora (b. 1968) is a British-Spanish artist filmmaker. Her practice originated in performance with live works commissioned by institutions such as the Arts Council of England and the Victoria and Albert Museum (1993 – 2003). Awarded internationally, her films have been exhibited at CCC, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; the National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen; the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; and the Bologna Museum of Modern Art, among other venues. Recent solo shows include Galeria Senda in Barcelona, and the Koffler Gallery, Toronto. She lives and works in Edinburgh where she teaches film at Edinburgh University. She is represented by Galeria Senda. 

Shepherd Union Art Gallery-

The Art of Civility, exhibited in the Shepherd Union Art Gallery


P. M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility, explains that civility means "being constantly aware of others and weaving restraint, respect, and consideration into the very fabric of this awareness....; it also entails an active interest in the well-being of our communities and concern for the health of the planet on which we live" (p. 9). Yet, in recent years, many people believe that civility has declined and incivility has begun to unravel the very fabric of our society. The bottom line is that civility begins with us. This exhibit captures student notions of civility through the lenses of art and communication.

Info about Artists:

Artists are students enrolled in the interdisciplinary course, WSU 1450, Intersections of Art and Communication. Most of these students are taking this course for general education credit, thus they may not be art or communication majors.  Their pieces represent their notions of civility through art and communication.

Location:   Shepherd Union Art Gallery near the Fireplace Lounge, 3910 W Campus Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

The opening of the show is November 3rd, at 7-9pm; Closes November 24th

The Front Climbing Club- Come celebrate The Front's 1st Year Anniversary with Ogden City Arts for the First Friday Art Strolls, Friday, November 3rd, from 6P-9P! Image may contain: text

The Front Climbing Club (Ogden, UT) will be hosting local artist, Ryan Glasmann's gorgeous paintings throughout the gym along with DJ @zachjensen_ spinning tunes!

hors d'oeuvres • drinks • climbing • art • DJ

Note: make sure to fill out a waiver here to save time:

See you there! The Front Climbing Club at 225 20th St.

The Local Artisan Collective-

Our Featured Artist this month is Barb Crosbie from Earth in Art Pottery:

Like many potters, my first experimentations with clay started in a classroom setting, however, through time this has become largely self-directed. Over a period of 6 years I took weekly pottery classes from a variety of potters at the Dundas Valley School of Art in Canada, and my full-time job as a water quality scientist financed this passion. Through these classes I gained a good understanding of clay techniques, form and function, and, approach to design. The move towards a self-directed approach allowed me to develop my own style.

While living in North Ogden, Utah I first taught pottery classes out of my home to children and adults, with instruction encompassing both hand building and throwing on the wheel. After moving to New York, I became involved in teaching summer art camp, adult hand building classes and art after school at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn NY. Here I assisted in the design and installation of a clay studio in which I took the lead in teaching wheel and hand building classes, camp and specialized workshops.

My wheel and hand built pieces, and mosaics assembled from clay pieces I made, can be found in homes across the US and Canada. I sell at local shows, online and in small shops, often in nature centers. The pieces I produce are all one of a kind, and often a pieced combination of wheel thrown and hand built. No two pieces are ever alike as is common with all potters, however, most of my pieces are never duplicated though the use of molds or forms. I prefer to allow the clay to take its own shape, and when I reproduce items they are done so from memory rather than from photos. My inspiration comes from the environment that surrounds me, or places I visit, and thus changes as I travel about.

School of Clay Fish:

An art installation featuring works created by pottery students under the tutelage of Barb Crosbie from Earth in Art pottery

In 2017 Barb decided to focus on fish in her art and personal life. Teaching is an integral component of her work at the Local Artisan Collective and Barb chose to share her night featured artist with her students. To facilitate this, she decided to share her fish focus and ask each to create a fish for this installation.

With a limited number of parameters and a single medium, clay, students were encouraged to create a fish of their own design, or one inspired by nature. These individuals used a variety of techniques, including sculpting, wheel throwing and slab construction, to create these art pieces.

The fish have been assembled by Barb to depict and underwater and shoreline scene, and show off their features to the observer. For most of these students this night will be the first time they get to see their finished piece at the Local Artisan Collective.


Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry will be teaching a class on silver band rings--complete with an inscription inside. All materials and tools will be provided. $30/person or $55/each for two people.

You can register for the class at our shop or online at, then click on classes & calendar then jewelry making.

Call/text 801-686-5351 for more information.


Roxanne Vigos from Sago Adornment will be working on some of her unique jewelry pieces that feature a variety of textures, materials and include a wide variety of techniques.

Joe Eilander from TotalRewind Academy will be working on his amazing drawings.

The Collective is located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.

Wasatch Roasting Company-

 Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our November's artist, Erica Lyon.  Erica has lived in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, California, West Africa, and now Ogden. She has a BA in Fine Art and a Master’s in Education at Utah State University.  Erica currently lives in Ogden, Utah working as a high school art teacher and professional artist. Her art work is a representation of her thoughts without words, her travels in the vertical world, travels to faraway places, and those inward travels of the heart and soul. To see more of her work, follow her on Facebook @ericalyonart, Instagram at @ericamlyon or visit

For the stroll, we will serve hot and cold drinks from our full espresso bar and our nitro cold brew taps. We'll also serve hot chocolates, teas, affogatos, nitro-floats, cheese/crackers, and non-coffee beverages.

Outside, in Origin-Alley Art Gallery, we will showcase new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh, and other local artists. We will provide outdoor seating in the alley as well as live music during the stroll.

Wasatch Roasting Company is located at 2436 Grant Ave.

*This is a small listing of the many different galleries whom participate in the stroll each month. There is much more to be enjoyed during the stroll. 

Printable map with locations for the Art Stroll