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Ogden artist Joanne Hall relishing second chance at pursuing passion

<strong>J</strong>oanne Hall wanted to be an artist for as long as she could remember. But, “after (college) graduation life got busy and art took a backseat,” she said. “Life has a way of forcing other things to the front for months and sometimes years at a ...

OCA leaving imprint on the Nine Rails Creative District

The new Ogden Contemporary Arts (OCA) Center officially opened in February, but the nonprofit organization has been making an impact in the Ogden arts scene for years.Formerly known as Ogden First, OCA was one of the first to set the stage for the planned arts district in 2016 with the ...

What is the Nine Rails Creative District? A labor of love

The The Nine Rails Creative District is the area between Grant and Madison avenues from 24th to 26th streets that supports and encourages creatives and artists to live and work in Ogden.Exactly when the idea for an arts district in Ogden first started, and by whom, is hard to pin down, but it ...

From Pandemonium to Painting with Jane

An artist’s state of mind is accessible to all, according to Ogden-based artist Jane Font. “You just have to be willing to put aside your attachment to an outcome and enjoy the process of learning and doing,” she said. “I really believe that’s all it takes.”Font always felt a strong ...

Matthew Choberka: The experience of looking

<strong>“</strong><strong>A</strong>rtists respond to the world in which they live, and our world is conflicted, complex and ever-changing,” said artist Matthew Choberka.Choberka, an Ogden-based painter and professor of art/chair of ...

Event review: In Chobeka exhibition, artist confronts social chaos

This February, Carper Contemporary presented its first pop-up exhibition of the year at The Argo House with “I Know Some Nice People,” featuring the work of Ogden-based artist Matthew Choberka. The public can still view the exhibit until it closes on April 30.Choberka, painter and art ...

Art Scene Selections: April 8-15

<h3 dir="ltr"><span>Gourmet Market</span></h3><p dir="ltr">Wondering what to make for dinner this week? Skip the crowds, long lines and overwhelm ... a NEW shopping experience is here! Every Saturday, The Monarch is filled ...