New year, new atmosphere
Celebrate the New Year with self-love workshops, live music, vendors, and art at the Monarch Ladies’ Night in January. Music will be provided by an awesome DJ, as well as a beer garden and local vendors. In addition, a variety of supercharged workshops will be offered (tickets sold separately):
- Energy Bowls with Sand and Zion Stone.
- Botanical chopsticks with Wild Meraki.
- Focus and ignite your vitality with Evolve Eden Wellness Studio.
- Taste and paint with the Seek4Chocolate and Paint kits.
- Sit, clip, protest with Michelle Phelps. Make your vision board for 2022! No pre-registration required, but arrive early while supplies last.
Thursday January 20, 6 pm-9pm; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; themonarchogden.com/happenings.
3rd Annual Northern Utah High School Art Competition
If you missed it on Ogden’s first Friday Art Walk, you can always stop by the Eccles Art Center throughout the month during opening hours to see the new January exhibit. The Main Gallery showcases works accepted in all media by high school students from Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Rich and Weber counties for its third annual Northern Utah High School Competition. The Carriage House Gallery continues to display accepted works of the centre’s Petite Impressions competition, which features small works of art under 8 inches in all dimensions.
Until January 29 (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m .; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.); Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave .; ogden4arts.org.
‘REVIV E’ at Dumke Arts Plaza
Pass by the new Dumke Arts Plaza located in the heart of the creative district of Nine Rails to see the inaugural exhibition “REVIVE,” a selection of works by internationally renowned American sculptor Chakaia Booker, curated by Weber State University. Booker’s monumental abstract sculptures constructed with materials such as reused automotive tire rubber “(embody) the characteristics that square represents to Ogden: transformation and recontextualization,” said Lydia Gravis, director of art exhibitions and programs. audiences at the WSU. The “Beacon”, a permanent sculptural piece that extends from the plaza to 25th Street is also on display.
Every day until May 15; Dumke Arts Plaza, 445 25th St.; free; ogdencity.com/1977/Dumke-Arts-Plaza.
Opening of the ‘LAND BODY’ exhibition at the OCA Center
“LAND BODY” is the OCA’s new winter exhibition that explores the connections between the human body and its landscapes from the perspective of 11 artists who identify with women. The works on display are woven with themes such as environmental and climate issues, female identity, human impact on nature and more, with an emphasis on desert environments by artists from Utah, New Mexico and Arizona in a variety of mediums.
Until February 20 (Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.); OCA Center, 455 25th St.; free; ogdencontemporaryarts.org.
CANCELED OR POSTPONED EVENTS
Eighth Blackbird presented by Onstage Ogden
Onstage Ogden’s Downtown series in 2022 was set to debut Thursday with Eighth Blackbird, a Grammy-winning modern classic Chicago sextet, but was postponed until March. The group formed in 1996 when six enterprising students from the Oberlin Conservatory came together, eventually won four Grammy Awards for Best Small Ensemble / Chamber Music Performance, among other prestigious awards, and recorded over a dozen acclaimed albums. They are described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the smartest and most dynamic contemporary classics on the planet” and “defined by adventure …” according to the Detroit Free Press. For updates and ticket sales, visit onstageogden.org.
“The game with two characters”
Originally scheduled for Thursday, Good Company Theater’s presentation of Tennessee Williams’ psychological thriller “The Two-Character Play” is postponed until later this month. The local production is directed by Teresa Santerson and stars Natalie Keezer (Clare) and Jess Nepivoda (Felice) as quarrelsome siblings stuck in the middle of nowhere after being abandoned by their cast of actors. “Arguably no one is as good at creating paranoid tension as Tennessee Williams,” Good Company Theater co-director Alicia Washington said in a press release. “This intense play gives a distorted meaning to the expression ‘family drama’. »Stay informed of the new opening date on goodcotheatre.com.
The Ogden Red Robe Concert Chamber Orchestra
Due to the recent wave of COVID-19, the Ogden Chamber Orchestra has decided to follow the lead of other performing arts organizations in the state and cancel all events for January. As a result, the Ogden Red Dress Chamber Orchestra concert scheduled for January 29 is canceled. If you bought tickets, you will be refunded. Please join the orchestra on March 26 for a concert featuring tenor Ta’u Pupu’a. For tickets and more information, visit Chamberorchestraogden.org.