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Community Art Show
Apr. 1-30: Community Art Show @ Historic Union Station 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Sun -Tues) | Frame Your Pet Art Display @ Eccles Art Center 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BY HAILEY MINTON
“You can create anything out of nothing. Things form and take shape, and suddenly, there is something there that wasn’t there before,” said Aubrielle Malan, a North Ogden Artist. She was drawing as soon as she could pick up a pen or a pencil, and after graduating high school, she decided to put up her work for sale on her Etsy site and see where it went.
Aubrielle has found a niche in sculpting specialty pieces that attract people who have similar interests as she does. She has found inspiration for pieces in Alice in Wonderland and Dungeons and Dragons. “There are these niche groups that are bigger than you think they are.” If there is something that she wants to create for herself, chances are there’s someone else out there who wants it too. She makes items that aren’t out there at all or there are a limited number of suppliers of what she makes.
She sculpts mimic boxes that are a part of the Dungeons and Dragons world. “They have a lot of little, tiny clay parts I have to sculpt. It’s pretty repetitive because there’s so many teeth. I made one for a best friend initially, and it took some trial and error.” Absalom, the caterpillar from Alice in wonderland, is another popular item on her Etsy shop. She sculpted him wrapped around a key to be worn on a necklace as a pendant, and she has shipped different versions of him around the globe!
She encourages other artists to live by this: “If you expect your art to be perfect, it never will be. Art is beautiful in its imperfection.”
Apr. 1: First Friday Art Stroll @ 25th Street 6 – 9 p.m.
Apr. 4 – 30: The Great Ogden Art Hunt – Monthly Art Scavenger Hunt @ various local Ogden art galleries and businesses. (Search, submit your guess, and win $100 AND the hidden artwork!) **Find more information at ogden4arts.org/the-great-ogden-art-hunt.html
Apr. 5: Craft Night: Painted Pots – Adults @ North Branch Library 7 p.m. (Call 801-337-2650 to register.)
Apr. 16: Run Art Run 5K @ Rainbow Gardens 9 a.m. (More info and registration can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/run-art-run-5k-tickets-258834710587.)
Apr 28: Art Class: Self Portrait @ North Branch Library 7 p.m.