Art Scene Selections: Sept. 30-Oct. 7
Lindsay Huss: “Fractured,” A Solo Show
Image supplied, Lindsay Huss
This Friday during the Ogden First Friday Art Stroll, The Bonneville workspace on Historic 25th Street hosts an incredible local artist who is highly involved in the Ogden community, Lindsay Huss. You’ve probably seen her murals all over town: Daily Rise, Roosters, the wall behind The Monarch on 25th & Adams … and more. “Fractured” is her debut solo show. She completed the new series of autobiographical artwork during the COVID-19 pandemic that “explores the idea of the many facets of human personalities. In many ways, we fracture our personalities, depending on the situation. We may present ourselves in the way we wish to be seen, instead of acting as our true selves. … Without studying ourselves and who we truly are, we remain fractured.” Huss has received multiple awards for her art: Indie Ogden’s Best Ogden Artist, Artist of the Year for Nurture the Creative Mind, the Ogden Mayor’s award for Visual Arts in 2019, and she is the face of the Ogden First Friday Art Stroll on the Visit Ogden website.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.; The Bonneville, 221 25th St.; free; lindsayhussart.com.
L.A.M.P. (Live Art Music & Pizza) w/ Hannah Eddy, Comp & Compass Rose
This Friday night, Lucky Slice Pizza presents L.A.M.P: Live Art, Music and Pizza. The free, all-ages event features a live mural painting by Reno-based artist Hannah Eddy at the pizzeria on Historic 25th Street, along with live music performances by local bands Comp and Compass Rose. There will also be giveaways and prizes from Skullcandy.
Friday, 5 p.m.; Lucky Slice Pizza, 207 25th St.; free; facebook.com/LuckySlicePizza/events.
“Vida, Muerte, Justicia | Life, Death, Justice: Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century”
OCA Center hosts an exhibition (Oct. 1 through Nov. 27) of 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. The exhibition opens Friday at OCA Center and the WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll from 6-9 p.m., with a VIP reception for OCA members from 4-6 p.m. at OCA Center.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.; OCA Center, 455 25th St., and WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space, 3964 West Campus Drive; free; ogdencontemporaryarts.org.
Open Studio Night + Van Sessions
Open Studio Night at The Monarch is the biggest party in town every First Friday with live music, food, hands-on art, workshops, exhibits and a chance to walk through over 40 creative studios. The October lineup includes:
- Van Sessions with Josaleigh Pollett (7 p.m.) and Fur Foxen (8 p.m.).
- New OCA exhibit opening: “Vida, Muerte, Justicia | Life, Death, Justice.”
- Kseniya Thomas: live letterpress demo.
- Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz will be finishing up their Still Life and Landscape painting workshop. Their students will be showcasing their work that they did in the workshop during the Art Stroll.
- Art Box will be featuring Laurie Harrower.
- Los Churros Del Norte, churros with homemade dipping sauces.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; Facebook @TheMonarchOgden.
Wigs & Brunch
The Only Sequoia is in town again! Every first Sunday at WB’s Eatery for Wigs & Brunch, the gritty NYC-style comedic drag show arrives — and it’s the perfect compliment to your French Toast Sando and a Gin Blossom. This Sunday at 11 a.m., 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. Pop in, enjoy the outdoor patio 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.
Cross Town Big Band at Peery’s Egyptian Theater
Excellence in the Community presents its second concert of the season at Peery’s Egyptian Theater with Don Keipp and the Crosstown Big Band. Keipp, Ph.D., is a former WSU professor of percussion, whom the nonprofit founder Jeff Whiteley says is a “great person, great band leader and great drummer.” Most of the band members of Cross Town are from the Ogden area. This show will pay tribute to the music and jazz vocalists of the Swing Era, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, among others. Excellence in the Community is based on the premise that Utah’s best musicians and dancers represent a powerful resource for bringing people together and enhancing communities. All Excellence concerts are free to the public.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.; Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.; free; ogdenpet.com.