The Art Scene

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SPOTLIGHT

The Great Ogden Art Hunt
Mar 7-31 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!) **More Info may be found at ogden4arts.org/the-great-ogden-art-hunt.html.

ARTIST BIO

Codi Anderson

BY HAILEY MINTON

Codi Anderson grew up riding horses and pushing cattle with her Uncle Mick on a ranch up in Cokeville, Wyoming. One of the other ranch hands she got to know gave her a leather belt as a gift when she was in 9th grade, and she still wears it today. From that moment on, she had it in the back of her mind to get into leatherworking. Now a North Ogden resident, Codi is creating and selling her own leather goods.

Not too long ago, her mother-in-law and father-in-law gave her a leather working kit for Christmas. She made a card holder for her first project, and she laughingly admitted her stamping on it didn’t look the best, but, as with any skill, time invested and persistence is the key to developing a skill. She stamps, carves, and stitches leather to make custom creations. Today, she makes leather frames, belts, hat patches that go on caps, and a few different items of her own design. One of these items is a cup holder that goes by a saddle horn.

Codi’s leather work includes this cup holder that goes by a saddle horn.

“For my first big project, my brother-in-law wanted a gun sling for his gun.” Codi and her husband figured out a pattern, made a gun sling for her husband to make sure it worked well, and then moved on to make two for her brother-in-law. Her husband built her a huge desk to work from, and she has learned techniques from her own experience and uses YouTube to learn new things as well.

You can find her on social media at @caleatherwork.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar 4: First Friday Art Stroll @ 25th Street 6 – 9 p.m.

Mar 8: Teen Scene: DIY Faux Stained Glass @ Main Library 5 p.m. (For more info & to register, Call 801-337-2639.)

Mar 9-31: Community Art Show @ Historic Union Station 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Sun. –Tues.)

Mar 25: Frame Your Pet Art Competition – CALL FOR ENTRY @ Eccles Art Center 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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