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Jan. 17 – 21: Audition Week for Peter Pan Jr (Ages 5-12) @ Ziegfeld Arts Academy
Jan. 10 – 15: Audition Week for Monty Python’s Spam-A-lot – School Edition (Ages 13-18) @ Ziegfeld Arts Academy More info: www.zigartsacademy.com/
Amy Pauline Wangsgaard
By Hailey Minton
Amy Pauline Wangsgaard grew up in North Ogden and loves creating, but her niche really lies with her woodworking. Amy’s closest friends were very artistic, and they pursued a lot of creative passions. “I didn’t think I was very artistic like my friends. I was capable, but I had to find my own way. I liked doing things that were hands-on, like pottery or stained glass that ended with a 3D product.”
Amy’s family has a food trailer, which has taken them all over Utah. She was wandering around a market where they were working, when she came across a man selling wood-burnt artwork. She talked with him, and he explained how he created his pieces with essentially a hot pen and different types of tips. The natural materials resonated with her. Amy grew up around tools and construction equipment, but creative woodworking was a bit unfamiliar. She got to work, taught herself, and has incorporated many skills into the custom orders she gets. She creates belt buckle display shelves, pet portraits, and intricately cut cursive words to hang on walls or wreaths.
When Amy was just getting started, a friend of hers was having a Garden Gallery and invited her to participate. “It was fun preparing for this.” She needed to have art to display, so she had to ask herself what she wanted to make. Amy has since continued to participate in markets around Ogden, which has helped motivate her to create.
Amy creates artwork that she would be happy displaying in her own house, but there certainly are some pieces she loves more than others. Seeing others connect with one of her pieces is more rewarding than keeping what she put her heart into. One couple bought a larger piece of hers to hang above their fireplace. Hearing their stories of why certain pieces resonate with them makes it easier to let go.
Find her on instagram or Etsy @a.w.radwood
Jan. 2-31: Teen Scene: Weber County Community Teen Photography Contest @ North Branch Library (Call 801-337-2639 for more info.)
Jan. 7: First Friday Art Stroll @ 25th Street 6 – 9 p.m.
Jan. 7-29: Northern Utah High School Art Competition – Works on Display @ Eccles Art Center 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jan. 13: Bad Art Night – FREE @ Main Library 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 22: FREE 11th Bi-Annual Art and Craft Supply Swap @ The Local Artisan Collective 12-2 p.m. Masks Encouraged.