New art exhibits open next week during Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll.
The First Friday Art Stroll starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 5. Galleries and shops in downtown Ogden stay open until 9 p.m., giving strollers the chance to check out the new exhibits and meet the artists who created them. Most of the participating venues are along Historic 25th Street, from Wall Avenue to Washington Boulevard, making it possible to walk from gallery to gallery.
A few more are on surrounding streets, and on the Weber State University campus. Admission is free.
For more information about the stroll, call 801-393-3866 or visit the Ogden Arts website, http://artsogden.org.
* Gallery at the Station hosts an exhibit of paintings by Dave Hall and woodwork by Lane Phillips.
Hall, of Salt Lake City, is a self-taught artist. He graduated from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; most of his paintings are of the forested areas of southwest Montana and Yellowstone National Park.
Phillips, who lives in a self-made log cabin in Spanish Fork Canyon, is showing wood bowls and vases. The pieces, made of soft or rotting wood, are turned on a lathe. After the shape is created, the bowls and vases are soaked in finish to give them a translucent appearance, and many are decorated with a wood-burning pen or with stone or metal inlays. They are works of art, but are also intended as kitchenware.
Reception, 6-8 p.m. next Friday at 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. The exhibit continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Nov. 30. 801-393-9890.
* Eccles Community Art Center features oil and pastel paintings by Jerry Hancock, and pottery by Sharon Brown Mikkelson in the Main Gallery.
Hancock, who lives in Weber County and paints in an Ogden studio, is showing landscapes, still lifes and paintings of animals. He's known for his ability to capture an animal's personality on canvas, and he's a stickler for getting the anatomy just right. He earned the People's Choice Award in Ogden's last "Traces of the West" art exhibit.
Mikkelson, who lives in Cache Valley, has been a full-time potter for 30 years. Her work is decorative and functional, and her glazes are lead-free and nontoxic.
The art center's annual Artist Invitational/Holiday Boutique also opens next Friday, in the Carriage House Gallery. The show and sale of art gifts continues through December.
Reception 6-9 p.m. next Friday. The show continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 27, at 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. 801-392-6935. Free.
* Ogden Arts highlights the work of three local artists during the month of November, with oil paintings by Lynaea Brand, watercolors and portraits by Laurie Braegger, and paintings by Palette Club of Ogden member Darlene Hamblin.
Reception, 6-9 pm. next Friday in the street-level suites at 2484 Washington Blvd., Ogden. The show continues 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, through Dec. 1. 801-393-3866. Free.
* Weber State University hosts a new exhibit of images taken by photographers for the school newspaper, The Signpost. The display is in the Shepherd Union Art Gallery.
Reception 6-8 p.m. next Friday. Exhibit continues 7:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 3, on campus in the Shepherd Union Building, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. 801-626-7538.
The university also continues the Biennial Faculty Exhibition with a reception next Friday in the Kimball Visual Arts Center's Shaw Gallery.
Reception 7-9 p.m. next Friday. Continues 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 20. http://dova.weber.edu.