9/6 Newsletter column: #artwithpurpose

Back in January, I wrote about Art as a Vehicle for Social Commentary, and some of the exhibitions around town that had layers of messaging and content in addition to stuff that was interesting to look at. More recently, I shared O1ARTS’ mission statement and a tagline.  Today, I’m distilling

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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: 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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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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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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