My Southern California roots inspire the bold saturated color of my watercolor paintings. While I seek to evoke my feelings of “nouns” (persons, places, and things), I do not try to recreate, but to record how the subjects’ color touches me.
Imagine Ballet Theatre was created and organized in 2004, under the vision and direction of Raymond Van Mason, former Ballet West Principal Artist and nationally recognized choreographer and teacher. He wanted to create a pre-professional "youth" ballet company to afford aspiring young dancers professional training and performance experience. The Company may utilize up to sixty dancers, ages nine and up, in a regular season. IBT makes it's home in downtown Ogden on Washington Blvd. and 24th street.
Andy Dufford of Chevo Studios has been chosen to create a public art piece in conjunction with the river restoration project. His proposal “Water Cycle” is a public plaza with seating and interactive sculptural elements located along the banks of the river.
The Palette Club of Ogden is an association of visual artists. Monthly meetings include instruction and opportunities for art exhibition and competition.
Mac Stevenson has been involved in the visual arts in Ogden City for the past 48 years. He attended Weber State University on an Art Scholarship where he received his Bachelors Degree in Art Education in 1968. After teaching art for one year, Mac attended Brigham Young University where was awarded a M.A. degree in painting, drawing, and sculpting. Mac taught in the Ogden City School District for 26 years at Ben Lomond High School where he was named “Utah High School Art Teacher of the Year.” He says that after seven years of University training and twenty nine years of teaching art he now directs his energy toward teaching himself. He works in watercolor, oil, gouache, pastel and mixed media. Mac has won numerous awards for his teaching and artwork and has served the community on many boards and committees in the arts.
The Amphitheater hosts live entertainment during good weather periods of the year and every night during December in conjunction with Christmas Village. Several concerts and concert series take place during the summer and movies are shown on Monday and Friday evenings.
Ogden's Historic 25th Street, with its historic train depot, Union Station, provide a unique setting for the Annual Ogden Arts Festival. Scenic snow packed peaks of the Wasatch Mountains set the backdrop for a full day of entertainment and fun. And, as always it is Free and Open to the Public!