OCA is pleased to present “Transference” an exhibition featuring artworks from our distinguished roster of teachers, who are also artists with active careers in the art world. Showing alongside our teachers are their students. Together, these artworks represent a survey of the breadth of work that is being created in Artist Factory, along with conversations that are taking place within our community. Students are not only learning the Elements of Art & Design and techniques to improve craftmanship, but our Teaching Artists are also incorporating themes in their lesson plans that include topics such as identity, social justice, place-based environmentalism, and mental health.
The Artist Factory hosts and administers a comprehensive schedule of quality workshops taught by professional artists. We’ve partnered with local organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis, Youth Impact, YCC Family Crisis Center, The Monarch, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and the Weber Valley Youth Center.
Our teaching artists develop lesson plans that engage media across artistic disciplines including photography, videography, painting, drawing, printmaking, performance art, new genres, and more. By expanding our youths’ skills, knowledge, and confidence in an array of art forms and providing community platforms for them to showcase their talents, we believe the arts help our youth achieve success at school, home, and beyond.
SUPPORT THIS EXHIBITION THROUGH THE ART
During this exhibition, all of the artwork will be for sale. We are excited to show the student artists the value of their artwork and encourage you to support their teacher artists in the community. All proceeds will be split between the artist and OCA to continue future programming and also contribute to general operational funds.
You will be able to purchase the artwork during the exhibition and will be able to arrange pickup once the exhibition is over.
ABOUT THE ARTIST FACTORY PROGRAM
The Artist Factory program launched in the spring of 2022 with one community partner, one location in Ogden, about 42 students, and first professional artists. In just over a year, OCA Artist Factory partnerships have expanded to four organizations, 10 locations in Ogden and Roy, over 900 hundred students, more than thirty local teaching artists, and four visiting artist workshops.
Ogden Contemporary Arts empowers artists with the facilities, environment, and experience to excel in their medium and enrich their lives, and that includes the local youth. The goal is to continue to grow this youth arts education programming, to strengthen OCA’s impact, support local artists and teachers, and give the youth the ability to think creatively, develop original ideas and the importance of collaboration. Arts education gives these children the tools and confidence needed to succeed in whatever career path they choose. Ultimately, they become more well-rounded and capable members of our community.
OCA would like to thank the following donors for supporting the organization’s general operation and programing, making this exhibit possible: Weber County Ramp, Utah Office of Tourism, George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Williamsen Family Foundation and Ogden City Arts.
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