Community Art for Me and You, Snobbery Not Included.

BY LORIE BUCKLEY

I once saw a satire comic depicting an art gallery visitor holding a gallery guide that directed them to nod earnestly at picture number one, then smile in an ironic sort of way at the second picture, then to snort scathingly at the third picture. Art gallery snobbery has been historically something that people assumed one would deal with when venturing into a stark white room with unfriendly gallery assistants, often referred to as “gallerinas,” not to be confused with their male counterparts, “gallerinos.”

Now, this might be the case in New York City, but here in Ogden, we do art differently.

With that thought in mind, and not that I am one to spread gossip, but this is just too good not to share, so…. Pssssst, have you heard?

There is a rumor spreading through the creative community about an exciting new art space!

Community Art Show is a new type of art gallery show that will be hosted quarterly at Ogden’s Historic Union Station, welcoming artists of all skill levels and people of all backgrounds.

This initiative has been designed by Ogden City Arts to build the confidence and resumes of local creatives while offering community members the opportunity to experience art in a safe and comfortable setting. No snobbery here.

Community Art Show focuses will rotate, highlighting a new genre and/or theme with each new show. In fact, there is an open call for submissions of three-dimensional work right now. The call closes on May 17, 2021, at 4 p.m., and the Three-Dimensional Works show will open on June 25, 2021, at 6 p.m.

The up-and-coming shows that are in the pipeline are Sustainable Planet, a show opening in September, depicting artwork made with recyclable materials or artwork about sustainability. The Holiday Cultures Show, opening in December, will highlight works depicting how different cultures celebrate their holidays; in March of 2022, there will be a Youth Artist Show for the young artists of the community.

If you are interested in submitting your own creative works or just want more information about the artist submission call, please visit ogdencity.com/artistcall.

Just interested in viewing some beautiful artwork created by your friends and neighbors? Plan on visiting the Community Art Show in the Union Station gallery during their regular business hours, starting June 25th.

You will not even need a gallery guide, and I promise, no pesky gallerinas or gallerinos will be included.

THE SHOW

Community Art Show is a new type of art gallery show that will be hosted quarterly at Ogden’s Historic Union Station, welcoming artists of all skill levels and people of all backgrounds.

Open call for submissions of three-dimensional work through May 17, 2021! Go to ogdencity.com/artistcall
The first show will be June 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.

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