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Art Scene Selections: Oct. 21-28

By The Monarch - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Oct 21, 2021

Witches’ Night Out

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The Monarch's debut ladies' night out series begins this Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, with Witches' Night Out.

It’s finally time. The Monarch’s debut ladies’ party Witches’ Night Out is gathering all women for an evening of mild mayhem. The new monthly Ladies’ Night Out series will be every third Thursday at The Monarch, starting this Thursday. Grab your best witches and enjoy an intimate concert with Michelle Moonshine, shop from over 30 unique artisans, get tarot card readings, giveaways and more. Here’s the lineup for the free Halloween-time event for all ages:

  • Live music with Michelle Moonshine
  • Pole dancers from Kairos Fitness
  • Tarot card readers
  • Hope and Evolution discounted subscriptions
  • “Wicked Wax” candle making at Art Box
  • Giveaway for best witch cackle
  • Shop from 30-plus artisan vendors

Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden.

Fall Exhibit Eccles Art Center

This October, the Eccles Art Center presents works by members of the Utah Watercolor Society (UWS), a 350-plus member, nonprofit organization, also featuring the paintings of artist and Northridge High School art instructor Wendy Dimick Smith in the Carriage House Sales Gallery. Dimick is an “ambitious artist” of portraits, landscapes, murals and more who says she paints “to make people feel good.” The 2021 UWS Fall Members Exhibition includes water media paintings selected from 51 Utah artists. Read more about UWS and their efforts to further the activity and interest in water media at utahwatercolor.org.

Now through Oct. 30, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.; free; ogden4arts.org.

Vida, Muerte, Justicia | Life, Death, Justice: Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century

Make the time to experience this beautiful, thought-provoking exhibit hosted by the OCA Center, now through Nov. 27, featuring 24 Latin American and Latinx contemporary artists whose work responds to relevant themes in relation to social and racial justice. The exhibited artists offer local, national and international perspectives through multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. “Vida, Muerte, Justicia” is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Weber State University’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González. “Latin American and Latino/Hispanic peoples make up the largest ethnic or racial minority in our country, as well as our local community, making this an especially significant exhibition for Utah and the art world at large,” OCA stated in a release. “These artists have played a significant role in calling out social injustice on local, national and international levels, creating relevant work that inspires action and change.”

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The Fall Exhibition with works by the Utah Watercolor Society is open now through Oct. 30 at Eccles Art Center.

Now through Nov. 27, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; OCA Center, 455 25th St.; free; ogdencontemporaryarts.org.

"Life, Death, Justice: Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century" is a free exhibit at OCA Center, open now through Nov. 27.

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