8/3/18 Featured Creative: Alison Neville

Our Featured Creative this week is Alison Neville. As a child, drawing was something Alison never grew out of and consistently felt rewarded by.  Especially when her tries at other hobbies fell short. Drawing grew into a period of portrait painting during her time at Utah State which then  evolved

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Newsletter Column: Take the Ogden Art Challenge

Friends, as this week’s newsletter entry, we’re sharing an article written by Jane Font: arts advocate, artist, former gallerist, and budding You Tube star. She’s a great example of the type of creative force(s) we have here in OTown…not always visible, but a vital part of the fabric of our

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July 19, 2018 – Featured Creative: Holly Morphet

Our Featured Creative this week is our dear friend Holly Morphet! Holly is an inspiring artist who uses her recovery from self-harm as a catalyst. Holly became serious at age 15. The life-changing question she asked herself was, “What would happen if I gave my absolute best to my artwork?” She

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July 6, 2018 Newsletter Column: PLATFORMS

Welcome to the July 6 installment of the O1ARTS Newsletter. For those of you kind of new to O1ARTS, I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the first of our 4 main programs, PLATFORMS. PLATFORMS has transformed a vacant, disused lot at 25th and Adams into a

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July 6, 2018: Featured Creative: Alexis Furlong

Take a look this week’s Featured Creative! Alexis Furlong started doing portrait and landscape work for friends and family beginning in high school. When she moved to St. George and attended Dixie state, she really refined her skills in those areas. But, there was something in doing that kind of

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Art as a vehicle for Social Commentary

Art as a vehicle for social commentary … What do you expect when looking at a piece of art? A pretty picture? A moment in time, captured in print? Nature’s beauty, frozen forever in bronze? All are worthwhile subjects.  But there are some artists who choose to use their art

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The Economic Power of Art

The Economic Power of Art In my last column, I quoted Dylan: “The times, they’re a-changin’” in reference to Street Art vs. Graffiti. I’m revisiting that theme today, but with an eye to the economic power of art, and why we should support the Arts at every level. Arts draw

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Our original Standard article

Hello Friends;  Last week, the Standard-Examiner posted a revised/redacted version of an article we submitted.  Here’s the original.  As always, we welcome your input/feedback.comments. TITLE: Ogden’s Art Scene and you… what’s missing? ______________ Mea Culpa. I began my first column with the admission that I am an artaholic.  And while

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Our Mission… in 5 words and 1 picture

We recently condensed a nearly 40-page business plan into this. Think of it as our “elevator pitch”. Save

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What a transformation…

What a fantastic project…and a great start for Ogden First, transforming a boring, dreary chunk of concrete into a vibrant backdrop for our own PLATFORMS site. Thanks to the artist Rachel Pohl, Jake McIntire, And She’s Dope Too, Ogden City Arts, Ogden City, and all the community members and sponsors

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