Four|For Freedoms article

Each July, Americans celebrate our Nation’s founding, and freedom from Great Britain. On a day marked with parades, barbecues and time off, it’s easy to forget the real drivers of that event. In the Declaration of Independence, it is stated that “…all men are created equal… with certain unalienable Rights…”

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4/30/2109 Newsletter

We love the Spring… a time of possibility, renewal, birth. This May, Ogden is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike – the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad… which made Ogden into one of the most important towns in the West. To honor this occasion, we’ve

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4/4/2019 Newsletter

Community + Social Topics = #ArtsWithPurpose Happy Spring, friends. For many, including us, Spring means renewal, new projects… and a fresh coat of paint. In this case, we’re talking about #murals, again in partnership with The Monarch and YOUR chances to be a part: We’re winding down Phase 1 of our #ARTicipate mural project this

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10/4/12 Newsletter

Happy #Ogtober, friends! (nope, not a typo… check out what Visit Ogden has to say about it!) For us, the crisp fall air is pretty much our favorite time of year. After such a wickedly hot summer, we’re SO looking forward to getting out & about for #FirstFridayArtStroll again. Of course, we’re biased, as we’ve

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9/20/2018 Newsletter Article – UPDATED 9/29

By now, through a couple articles and a slew of social media posts, (not to mention merely passing by The Monarch), we hope you’ve picked up on the fact that we’ve been very busy with a big new public art project in the Nine Rails Creative District (@ninerailsogden)… specifically, at our future home,

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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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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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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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