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Art Scene Selections: Dec. 30-Jan. 6

By Deann Armes - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Dec 30, 2021

Wigs and Brunch: One Year Anniversary Spectacular

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This Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, is the one-year anniversary of the wildly popular Wigs & Brunch drag show at WB’s Eatery in Ogden.

This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of Wigs & Brunch. Every first Sunday, since New Year’s Day last year, The Only Sequoia has brought her gritty NYC-style comedic drag show to WB’s Eatery — and it’s the perfect compliment to your French Toast Sando and a Gin Blossom. This special Sunday, meet Sequoia and her guest queens at the Wigs & Brunch live show. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for brunch and drinks, with showtimes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dress to impress and discover the lifestyle of high-glam comedy, killer bites and handcrafted cocktails. Purchase tickets in advance; this popular event fills up fast. 

Sunday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; WB’s Eatery, 455 25th St.; $10; wbseatery.com.

Ogden’s Christmas Village

If you haven’t made it to the Christmas Village yet, the spectacular lights and enchanting cottages are still on display every night until midnight this week. There are over 70 tiny cottages to see, each with a unique holiday display and a scavenger hunt game — kids love trying to find all 63 purple ornaments hidden inside the cottages.

Daily through Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight; Ogden’s Municipal Park, 353 E. 25th St.; free; facebook.com/ogdenschristmasvillage.

Art exhibits & holiday Lights at Eccles Art Center

The Eccles Art Center welcomes all to enjoy the holiday displays inside the beautiful historic Victorian-era mansion built in 1893. A new art exhibit displays the accepted works from two statewide competitions; Modern Abstracts featured in the Main Gallery and works from the Petite Impressions competition in the Carriage House Gallery. Stop by to see the winning pieces, and enjoy the beautiful lights and Christmas decorations.

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The lights and cottages are still aglow in downtown Ogden until New Years Day.

Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Eccles Art Center, 2850 Jefferson Ave.; free; ogden4arts.org.

‘LAND BODY’ exhibit at OCA Center

An enlightening experience this week to enjoy with friends and family, “LAND BODY” is the new winter exhibit at OCA that explores the connections between the human body and its landscapes from the perspectives of 11 female-identifying artists. The exhibited works are woven together with themes including environmental issues and climate concerns, female identity, human impact on nature and more, with a focus on desert environments by artists from Utah, New Mexico and Arizona in a variety of mediums.

Now through Feb. 20 (Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.); OCA Center, 455 25th St.; free; ogdencontemporaryarts.org.

‘R E V I V E’ at Dumke Arts Plaza

Swing by the new Dumke Arts Plaza this week, located in the heart of the Nine Rails Creative District, which opened Dec. 1. The new plaza will be all aglow 20 hours a day through the holidays with its debut exhibit. The arts-focused community space features a dynamic outdoor gallery and intimate performance venue designed to inspire creativity, elevate diverse perspectives, and anchor Ogden as a hub for contemporary art. The plaza’s inaugural exhibition, “R E V I V E,” is a selection of work by internationally renowned American sculptor Chakaia Booker, curated by Weber State University. Booker’s monumental, abstract sculptures constructed with materials such as repurposed automotive tire rubber “(embody) characteristics that the plaza represents for Ogden: transformation and recontextualization,” said Lydia Gravis, director of art exhibitions and public programs at WSU. Also on display is the Beacon, a permanent sculptural piece that extends from the plaza over 25th Street.

Daily through May 15; Dumke Arts Plaza, 445 25th St.; free; ogdencity.com/1977/Dumke-Arts-Plaza.

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Art exhibits and holiday lights are on display at Eccles Art Center, free and open to the public, until Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

The winter exhibit at Ogden Contemporary Arts is an exploration of the human body and landscape from a feminine perspective, free and open to the public during regular operating hours.

A four-piece art structure by world-renowned artist Chakaia Booker is on display now at the new Dumke Arts Plaza in downtown Ogden.


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