OCA is pleased to present Transference, featuring artworks by teaching artists and students of Artist Factory. This exhibit represents the skill, innovation, and vibrancy shared within our arts education programs and community. Our teaching artists create lessons for youth that integrate the elements and principles of art & design with themes of identity, social justice, environmentalism, family, and mental health.
The Artist Factory hosts and administers a comprehensive schedule of quality workshops taught by professional artists. We’ve partnered with local organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis, Youth Impact, YCC Family Crisis Center, The Monarch, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, and the Weber Valley Youth Center.
Our teaching artists develop lesson plans that engage media across artistic disciplines including photography, videography, painting, drawing, printmaking, performance art, new genres, and more. By expanding our youths’ skills, knowledge, and confidence in an array of art forms and providing community platforms to showcase their talents, we believe the arts help our youth achieve success at school, home, and beyond.
Exhibiting Artists: Samantha da Silva, Inez Garcia, Joshua Graham, Jeffery Hampshire, Emily Hawkins, Colour Maisch, Nancy Andruk Olson, Rebecca Pletsch, Jorge Rojas, Douglas Tolman & Artist Factory Students
'Broken Open' & 'Setting Myself Free', mixed media on canvas, 48" x 36"
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Absolutely thrilled to express my gratitude to Workshop SLC for featuring my work in their latest interview with Slug Magazine! Big shoutout to Lucia Murdock for her incredible efforts in fostering such a vibrant and dynamic community. Your support means the world to me!
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My enduring partnership with Workshop SLC stands as one of the longest-standing connections since my arrival in Utah. I am profoundly grateful for the vibrancy of this dynamic community, and I extend special appreciation to Lucia Estrada Murdock for her invaluable contributions.
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Huge thanks to Ogden Contemporary Arts for making this opportunity possible. Stay tuned for details about our upcoming exhibition – we can't wait to showcase our creations!
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