Art Scene Selections: March 3-10
Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll
Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll offers unique art exhibits and activities at various locations from Union Station, up Historic 25th Street to The Monarch. There are also activities at the Junction and on Washington Avenue as well as the Eccles Art Center and Weber State University. Get your map at The Corner, the white building located on the corner of Washington and 25th Street, and follow these social media outlets for more details: IG @Ogden_Arts / The_Corner_Ogden, FB @OgdenCityArts / The Corner / OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll.
Things to see during your March stroll:
- Weber County Main Library — the debut Railtown Readings with Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal and Weber State’s Courtney Craggett
- Ogden Union Station –Community Art Show
- The Monarch — Open Studio Night, “Van Sessions”, beer garden, creative studios, book signing, specials, art exhibits, live music with Fever Dream and Wood Carver
- Dumke Arts Plaza — debut exhibit by Chakaia Booker
- Shaw Gallery at WSU — new exhibit “All Together, Amongst Many: Reflections on Empathy”
- Davinci Academy — ScArt Night student art show at DaVinci Academy
- Brookey Bakes — featured artist Noelle Perry
- Gallery 25 — featured artist David Crowther
- Cara Koolmees Gallery — upstairs at 256 Historic 25th St.
- Eccles Art Center — Utah Watercolor Society’s Spring Two Star/Signature Show
- Ogden Contemporary Arts Center — “LAND BODY” exhibit
- The Bonneville Space — solo show with the original art of Signs From Someone Else
- The Local Artisan Collective at The Junction — featured artist Rose Wambsganss from Art by Rose, classes and demos
- Wasatch Roasting Company — featured artist Morgan Thomas’s Wizards of the Woods pieces
Friday, 6-9 p.m.; various Ogden locations; free; ogdencity.com/770/First-Friday-Art-Stroll.
Open Studio Night + ‘Van Sessions’
Every first Friday, Open Studio Night at The Monarch offers live music, adult beverages, and art exhibits in over 40 creative studios.
Here’s the March lineup:
- “Van Sessions” live audience music podcast with Fever Dream and Wood Carver
- Art Box featuring SLC oil painter Moni Ellee
- OCA Center exhibit “LAND BODY”
- Custom cedar ski signs by Austin Luckett in Studio 3
- Art exhibits in the creative studios
Friday, 6-9 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; themonarchogden.com/happenings.
It’s the last weekend to see Weber State Theatre’s presentation of one of the biggest off-Broadway musical hits in history at the Eccles Theatre. “Nunsense,” which opened in 1985 and ran for 10 years, is about the surviving nuns of Hoboken who start a variety show to raise money to bury the sisters they lost after a food poisoning tragedy and end up giving the performance of a lifetime. The “show-stopping musical revue is filled with song and dance, laughter, and characters so quirky they’re almost heavenly,” reads the event page. Director Andrew Barratt Lewis expects tickets to sell out early for the family-friendly production. “This show is always extremely well received and our theater is small,” he said.
Now through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.); The Eccles Theater, 3950 W. Campus Drive; $15/$12 students and children/$10 groups of 10 or more; weberstatetickets.com.
Wigs & Brunch
WB’s Eatery is here to bring you “memorable experiences that offer collectibles, edibles and a show!” Every first Sunday, see Sequoia and her guest Queens at the Wigs & Brunch live show hosted by WB’s Eatery. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for brunch and drinks.
Sunday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; WB’s Eatery, 455 25th St.; $10; wbseatery.com.