2002 | Visual Arts

What’s Going On Around the State?

Ogden’s Art Scene
There’s lots of art to see in the Ogden area this summer. Here’s a small sampling:

The Eccles Art Center’s annual Statewide Art Competition opens July 13. The competition, now in its 28th year, features recent works from Utah visual artists in all media (except photography, which gets its own competition). 

Gallery at the Station is showing the work of Steve Case and Ann E. Kennedy. Case, an artist, educator and sailor, works in oil, watercolor, printmaking and sculpture. Kennedy has shown her work at the Springville Art Museum, Eccles Art Center and Art Access Gallery. The exhibit will be up the entire month of July, with the opening reception on Friday, July 12th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery at the Station is located on 2501 Wall Avenue in Ogden, and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Stuck in the Attic Group is continuing a show featuring the work of Cara Koolmees. Also, the Wilkerson Gallery, in Huntsville, is showing paintings of Doug Braithwaite, an excellent plein-air painter trained at the University of Utah.

Be sure to take in Ogden’s upcoming Gallery Stroll on August Second. It is held on the first Friday of each month from 6:00 — 9 p.m. and extends from the Eccles Art Center to Union Station.

SLC Gallery Stroll Preview
by Mariah Mellus
The Emerging Women in Art Series opens up at the Trasa Urban Arts Collective July 12th. The opening reception will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This juried, all women, all media show features work by over 40 emerging female local artists. Artists in this show range from 18 to 70 years old and include many talented local women for whom this will be their first show. The exhibit will also serve as a backdrop for two months of events which will showcase female performers in genres ranging from indie rock and drum and bass to theater and modern dance. The event will be accompanied by workshops and presentations to encourage dialogue between women artists of different communities, influences and age groups. For a schedule of the performance art and music or the workshops please call a representative of Trasa at 801-355-8977 Trasa is located at 741 S. and 400 W. Go out, support local art, Gallery Stroll is July 19th.

Utah County
The UVSC Woodbury Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of ceramic sculpture works from artists around the nation. The 17th Annual Ceramic Sculpture exhibition comes to Orem from the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA) annual meeting in Davis, CA.   Over thirty artists are represented in the exhibition, including several nationally-known sculptors. 

The exhibition is free of charge. The Gallery is located in University Mall and is accessible from an outside entrance on the south side of the building next to Nordstrom. Gallery Hours Tuesday? Saturday 10?5:30, Wednesday 10?8. Call (801) 426-6199 for more information about this or other upcoming exhibitions.

Southeastern Utah

The atmosphere of this festival is centered around art. There is no carnival although there was a tattoo booth and a fortune telling booth but mostly there were potters, painters, photographers, musicians, jewelry, metal works and food. It is a charming setting in this old silver mining boom town. They close off the main street and set up the booths there. The thing that adds to the festival is the Plein-air competition and this year an Acoustic Music Competition. The prize money for the Plein-air is: $2000 1st, $1000 2nd, $500 3rd, and $100 for 5 honorable mentions

Calender of events:
August 8   Entry form for Plein-air Competition must be turned in along with $25 fee
August 15   Plein-air Competition begins
August 16   Entertainment Opening Night
August 17 & 18 Helpers Arts Festival
Contacts: John Jones   472-0255   Art Food and Commercial Vendors CliffBergra and Brent Haddock 613-5241 472-8421 Plein-air Competition Carbon Coun. Travel Bureau 1-800-842 -0789 General Questions.


This article was published in the July 2002 edition of 15 Bytes.

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