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Ogden Arts Scene 5/12-5/19

By Deann Armes - Special to the Standard-Examiner | May 13, 2022
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Artist-in-residence Ya La’Ford at The Monarch.
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See the African drum and dance jam with Deja Mitchell and her crew at the Spring Fling Saturday Market.
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Artwork by G. Russell Case, who is part of an esteemed panel to discuss the history of the Mountain West on Wednesday.

Open Studio with Ya La’Ford photo

This Friday, Ogden Contemporary Arts hosts an Open Studio night with current Artist in Residence, Ya La’Ford — a painter, installation artist, muralist, social practice artist and educator from Bronx, New York. Her work has been featured in museums, public spaces, galleries, universities, stadiums and significant private collections across the globe. All are welcome to join. Read more about La’Ford at ogdencontemporaryarts.org.

Friday, May 13, 6-7:30 p.m. (5-6 p.m. VIP and members), Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th St., free, ogdencontemporaryarts.org

2022 Living Heritage Festival

Multicultural traditions come alive through dance, music, crafts, culinary arts and history at the annual Living Heritage Festival presented by The Museums at Union Station this weekend. Attendees will find diverse flavors, entertainment and educational activities all in one place at the free, two-day event that celebrates the diversity of ethnic communities that call Weber County their home.

Friday, May 13, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., free, ogdencity.com/1633/Heritage-Festival

Holi Festival of Colors Ogden 

The festival of love, renewal, and color returns to West Stadium Park in Ogden this Saturday. The ancient tradition from India, Holi, has become a celebrated springtime ritual in Ogden for the past 10 years. The “world’s greatest chant and dance party” is full of family-friendly activities including mantra bands, DJs, yoga, Bollywood interactive dance, cuisine and best of all … hourly color throws.

Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., West Stadium Park, 1650 S. Jefferson St., $7/free kids 12 and under, festivalofcolorsusa.com

Spring Fling Saturday Market 

Fling into Spring — the Second Saturday Monarch Market in May features new vendors with fresh batches of essential homegrown goods: candles, fine chocolate, lotions, plant babies and more simple delights. Ogden crooner Christian Scheller will play live from 12-1 p.m. followed by an African drum and dance jam with Deja Mitchell and her crew. Grab a refresher from the beer and seltzer bar and enjoy a lovely spring afternoon at Ogden’s historic creative space.

Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Monarch, 455 25th St., free, themonarchogden.com/happenings/

Utah North to South: Stories of the Land and the People 

All are welcome to hear stories of the Mountain West at Brigham City Museum on Wednesday. An esteemed panel, including Molly Cannon, Darren Parry and G. Russell Case, will discuss the history of the Mountain West and the role the Utah landscape plays in those stories. The program supports the museum’s current exhibition “Utah North to South,” a retrospective of artist G. Russell Case that provides visitors and art enthusiasts a look into Case’s 30 year career focusing on Northern Utah, one of his favorite places to paint.

Brigham City Museum states: “For millennia, peoples of the Mountain West have relied on the great abundance that support life, crafting shelters from its timber, cultivating food from its soils, and creating diverse lifeways across its land. Like his vast representations of landscape, Case’s work permits an opportunity to see yourself among the land, experience grace, whoever you might be, whatever your connection to the Mountain West.”

The event is free and open to the public but registration is recommended at utahnorthtosouth.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, May 18, 6-8 p.m., Brigham City Museum of Art & History, 24 N. 300 West, Brigham City, free, brighamcitymuseum.org

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