Monday, July 16, 2012

Pick Of The Week: CVCA Gallery Walk (Including Map and Recommendations), July 20, 2012 - Logan, Utah

How was your Cache Valley weekend? Mine was busy and fun. I hit the Cache Valley Gardeners' Market on Saturday morning in Logan before a matinee of Utah Festival Opera's "My Fair Lady". Then I headed down to Salt Lake for a family dinner featuring finds from the Downtown Farmers Market. The weekend ended with another family dinner at the south end of Cache Valley in Paradise. I'll fill you in on these events later this week (well, not the family dinners - that would be kind of weird-slash-boring?).


From the CVCA website, www.cachearts.org


Starting today I plan to write about my "Pick of the Week" each Monday. This will be the local event I personally plan to attend, or most want to attend. I'm doing this in lieu of providing a comprehensive calendar or a whole week of picks. If you'd like to know about more things to do during the week I encourage you to check out the Calendar page for links to lots of other event calendars for the area. This week my pick is the CVCA Gallery Walk. Read on for all the venues and artists, plus my picks. The painting featured on the poster below is "Snow Canyon" by Brooke Lambert, who will be exhibiting at Caffe Ibis. A Lisa Loves Logan reader recommended her last week!


What: CVCA Gallery Walk
When: Friday, July 20th, 2012, 6-9pm
Where: Various venues, downtown Logan, Utah
www.cachearts.com
http://www.facebook.com/cachearts

On Friday, July 20th, galleries and other businesses in downtown Logan will open their doors from 6pm to 9pm and host the works of local artists as part of the CVCA Gallery Walk. The Cache Valley Center for the Arts (CVCA) puts on the Gallery Walk about six times a year, and it's one of my favorite activities in Logan. It's so fun to see Main Street alive in the evening and to see the local artists' talents on display. A few venues have live music (see below) and some of the restaurants provide little samples of their fare. It's probably not the best activity for kids, but it makes a great and inexpensive (free) date, or a fun adventure with friends or solo. 

You can click on the map to enlarge it, but it still may be difficult to read. I've listed the venues alphabetically below. You can start at any venue and pick up the map of the rest of the Gallery Walk. If you want to start at one end or the other, Jack's Wood-Fired Oven is the northernmost venue and Gia's Italian Restaurant is the southernmost. You can also make a nice loop by parking near Federal Avenue and starting at Caffe Ibis.


CVCA Gallery Walk Venues

CACHE VALLEY VISITORS BUREAU, 199 N MAIN ST
The Photo Art of Mike Bullock Photography

CAFFE IBIS GALLERY DELI, 52 FEDERAL AVE
“Field and Fountain” by Brooke Lambert
Oil and pastel paintings
Music: Street Dance (Church & Federal)

CITRUS & SAGE and THE CREPERY, 131 N 100 E
The Fine Art of Michael Langenheim
Carvings and Paintings

CREATIVE THREADS and THE IMAGE FOUNDRY LOCATION, 55 N MAIN ST
“Transitions and Interplay” by Sam Capasso
Digital Printer Ink on canvas - abstract interpretations

THE DIAMOND GALLERY & SEGO EVENT PLANNING AND FLORAL DESIGN, 41 N MAIN ST
Pastels by Susan Dunker
Ceramics by Andrea Steffs

FUHRIMAN'S FRAMING & FINE ART, 75 S MAIN ST
“Wilderness Watercolors” and acrylics by Ernie Verdine

GIA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 119 S MAIN ST
Pottery by Scott McClellan

GLOBAL VILLAGE GIFTS, 146 N 100 E
"Other Worlds – Other Art”
Visit www.globalvillagegifts.org for details.

JACKS WOOD-FIRED OVEN, 256 N MAIN
Cache Valley Cruise-In Photo Contest
The Cache Valley Photographers
On display through Aug 30
meetup.com/cvphotographers

JOYRIDE BIKES, 65 S MAIN ST
Mixed media prints by Vincent Cobb
Woodcut, intaglio, stamp and stencil

LOGAN DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE at INDIAN OVEN, 130 N MAIN ST
Landscape Photography by Logan Simmons

LOGAN FINE ART, 60 W 100 N
One Man & Women Shows by David Jackson & Kristi Grussendorf
Paintings by Barbara & Glen Edwards

MOUNTAIN PLACE GALLERY, 123 N MAIN ST (above The Sportsman)
Paintings by Russ Fjeldsted 

OASIS BOOKS, 25 W CENTER ST
David Holmes and Logan High School students and Mt. Logan Middle School students

SDESIGNS AT THE THATCHER-YOUNG MANSION, 35 W 100 S
Utah Watercolor Society – “Small Works Show” www.utahwatercolor.org

S.E. NEEDHAM JEWELERS, 141 N MAIN ST
Photography by Josh Munns

THE SPIRIT GOAT, 28 FEDERAL AVE
Mixed media – polymer clay by Sharon Ohlhorst

THE SPORTSMAN, 129 N MAIN ST
Oil collage by Haley Cliften

ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 85 E 100 N
Paintings by Scott Bushman & watercolors by Neena Plant

UTAH PUBLIC RADIO, 43 S MAIN ST
Strata: Mixed Media Paintings by Holly Conger
Transfer collage, oil, & acrylic
Music: Celtic harp by Julie ni Hewkin

WINBORG MASTERPIECES ART GALLERY, 55 N MAIN ST, 208
Watercolors, oils & Gicleé Prints” by Jeremy & Larry Winborg

My Faves

Some of these venues are new additions since the last time I went to the Gallery Walk. Some are old favorites like Caffe Ibis (which usually has live music and some yummy treats) and St. John's Episcopal Church, a lovely church downtown that was first constructed in 1909. In addition to its striking Western-Romanesque-Gothic architecture, St. John's has one very interesting feature I intend to write about later this week.

From the website of St. John's Episcopal Church. Additional website here.
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I'd love it if you'd comment and share your weekend adventures, your own "Pick of the Week", or your past experiences with the CVCA gallery walk. Do tell!

4 comments:

  1. There's so much culture and art in Logan! Our daughter is headed to USU in the Fall as a freshman. Her major will be Art. Love the blog! We are friends of your Mom
    :) UM&W

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Logan does have a fun little art scene. I hope you'll pass my blog along to your daughter. Students find so many campus things to get involved in, but it's fun to know about things in the community too. I know when I moved here as a student it took me a long time before I knew much about anything off-campus.

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  2. Next week you should check out the other 2 farmer's markets in the valley, Paradise http://www.facebook.com/paradisemarket?ref=stream and Richmond at Rockhill http://www.rockhillcheese.com/location.htm

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    1. Yes, I have meant to visit those! I will get to it sometime this summer, but probably not this week.

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