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June 2017 Exhibits:

The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson, Ogden will exhibit paintings created "En Plein Air" June 2 through 17, 2017 and Works from the Utah Calligraphic Artists June 19 through July 1, 2017 in the Main Gallery.  The photography of Marie Casas of Eden will be featured in the Carriage House Gallery June 2 through July 1, 2017. A reception in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m.   


Jose's Shoe Repair artist Joseph AllenmanJose's Shoe Repair artist Joseph AllenmanThe ECAC Plein Air exhibit is competitive; open to regional artists, professionals and amateurs, interested in create works outdoors, on-site not in a studio.  The exhibit will include original works painted between May 22 and May 30, 2017 within the boundaries of Weber County.  The Plein Air Competition boundaries were established for artists to capture the historic architecture of Ogden and explore with paint the natural beauty of Weber County.  Patrons and art collectors are invited to view these freshly painted works or add one to their private collection.


Monetary awards will be presented in both professional and amateur categories.  Awards will be posted for the art stroll reception.


The Eccles Community Art Center is pleased to be continuing the Plein Air Competition started by the Ogden Arts Festival.  Sponsor, Heather Hess Lindquist will share a select  collection of original framed plein air works by  past Ogden Arts Festival purchase award winners. They will remain on display through July 1, 2017.


The members of the Utah Calligraphic Artists will exhibiting work as a compliment to the 37th International Lettering Arts Conference "Letter Works" held June 24 through July 1, 2017 at Weber State University.  Letter Works 2017 is  a premier gathering for those wanting to explore, experiment, study and learn from outstanding instructors and artists.  For information about "Letter Works" visit:  Information about the UCA (Utah Calligraphic Artists) may be reviewed at:


Photographer, Marie Casas of Eden states " I began to take photos early.  I took photos of everything around me, but I loved landscapes.   When I moved to a 35 mm I became more experimental, going deep into a flower or using odd angles to capture  individual beauty."


Reflection photographer Marie CasasReflection photographer Marie Casas"I went to Europe four years ago , the  trip became my artistic education in photography.

When I looked at Van Gogh, I loved the way he transformed nature and objects into near abstract images: A sunflower changed into an yellow explosion. I studied how Picasso used three colors and a few lines to create his abstract drawings . Seeing these artists, as well as Monet, I realized, I wanted to take my photography in a different direction. "


Casas finishes "Like Picasso, I now use two to four elements to create an abstract photo. Like Van Gogh I am inspired by the natural world, but I see how I can transform a natural object - a flower into a different abstract vision. Using light, composition, different angles, and restricting myself to few elements, I try to make the viewers really look at my photos and question what they are seeing. What the viewer sees is not always  my subject, what it is, is totally different. I do not use Photoshop. I reconstruct multiple images into a new creation." Space Balls photographer Marie CasasSpace Balls photographer Marie Casas


The staff of the Eccles Community Art Center invites you to view these exhibits throughout the month of June.  The center is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Carriage House regular hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 to 3.  For information call us at 801-392-6935 or visit our web site at 


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