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Artist in Residence Ya La’Ford at the Monarch.
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Attend 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 Mountain West on Wednesday.
Photo provided, Brigham City Museum of Art & History
Open studio with Ya La’Ford photo
This Friday, Ogden Contemporary Arts is hosting an Open Studio evening with current Artist-in-Residence, Ya La’Ford – a painter, installation artist, muralist, social practice artist and educator from the Bronx, New York. His work has been featured in museums, public spaces, galleries, universities, stadiums and important private collections around the world. Everyone is welcome to join. Learn more about La’Ford at ogdencontemporaryarts.org.
Friday, May 13, 6-7:30 p.m. (5-6 p.m. VIPs and members), Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th St., free, ogdencontemporaryarts.org
Living Heritage Festival 2022
Multicultural traditions come to life through dance, music, crafts, culinary arts and history at the annual Living Heritage Festival presented by museums at Union Station this weekend. Attendees will find diverse flavors, entertainment and educational activities all in one place at this free two-day event that celebrates the diverse ethnic communities that call Weber County home.
Friday, May 13, 5-10 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 this Saturday to West Stadium Park in Ogden. India’s ancient tradition, Holi, has become a famous springtime ritual in Ogden over the past 10 years. The ‘world’s biggest song and dance party’ is packed with family-friendly activities including mantra bands, DJs, yoga, interactive Bollywood dancing, cooking and, best of all, color throwing all hours.
Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., West Stadium Park, 1650 S. Jefferson St., $7/free for kids 12 and under, festivalofcolorsusa.com
Spring Fling Saturday Market
Launch into spring – the second Saturday Monarch Market in May features new vendors with fresh batches of local essentials: candles, fine chocolate, lotions, baby plants and simpler delicacies. Ogden crooner Christian Scheller will perform live from 12pm to 1pm, followed by a drum and African dance jam with Deja Mitchell and his crew. Grab a refreshment from the beer and seltzer bar and enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon in Ogden’s historic creative space.
Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Monarch, 455 25th St., free, themonarchogden.com/happenings/
Utah from North to South: Stories of the Land and the People
All are invited to hear Mountain West stories at the Brigham City Museum on Wednesday. An esteemed panel, including Molly Cannon, Darren Parry and G. Russell Case, will discuss the history of 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 offers visitors and art lovers a glimpse into Case’s 30-year career by focusing on the northern Utah, one of his favorite places to paint.
The Brigham City Museum states, “For millennia the peoples of Mountain West have relied on the great abundance that sustains life, making shelter from its wood, growing food from its soils, and creating various ways life on his land. Like his expansive depictions of landscapes, Case’s work allows one to see oneself among the earth, to experience grace, whoever you are, 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