Page The Ogden Valley news Volume XV Issue X May 1, 2008 Local Students Participate in Golden Spike Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival A special feature of the upcoming Golden Spike Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival will be participation by students from 4th through 8th grades in a program called “Cowboys for Kids.” Both Valley Elementary and Snowcrest Jr. High are participating, along with four other schools from Weber County. Assemblies were held during the past few weeks where local cowboy poets and musicians demonstrated the cowboy poetry and music art forms, and entertained an enthusiastic audience at each school. The students were encouraged to write a cowboy poem and submit it for judging—first by teachers in the schools and then by pro- fessional cowboy entertainers. All participants will be recognized with certificates of achievement, with the winners receiving belt buckles and/or plaques. They will also have the opportunity to recite their poems on the stage at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center at daytime shows of the first annual Golden Spike Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival to be held on May 9 and May 10. These shows are free to the public (night shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 8, 9, and 10, but are ticketed. Visit www.ogdencowboypoetry.com for all the details. Tickets are going fast so call 395-3227 soon for good seats! Paintings of Joseph D’Agnillo at the Ogden Valley Branch Library An art exhibition featuring the paintings of Joseph D’Agnillo will be on display in the Lorna Wattis Swanson Gallery of the Ogden Valley Branch Library in Huntsville. The paintings Joseph has submitted for his exhibition include some that have been created recently. Many pieces in this showing feature the use of nontraditional materials, namely copper. The use of copper leaf is not new to the art world. Research indicates that many artists, dating back hundreds of years ago, have used silver and copper leaf as a background to achieve a luminous quality to their work. “To prepare the surface before beginning the creation process, I first treated and sealed a wood panel, then applied a layer of copper leafing. I was pleasantly surprised to find how well the copper leafing accepted $25 Gift Card With New Or Transferred Prescription Valid at Various National Retailers and Restaurants oil paint and also how some degree of luminosity occurred.” Joseph D’Agnillo lives in Huntsville, Utah. He’s a senior resident who enjoys the pleasure of spending his time pushing the envelope of his painting skills, a l w a y s striving to improve. Joseph has a varied background in art, including: commercial art, architectural design, and design drafting. Fine art is however, is his final and largest challenge. Joseph’s inspiration comes for nature. “I am strongly attracted to the natural beauty of our area and attempt to record some of my special moments with paint.” This exhibition will be on display at the Ogden Valley Branch Library from May 14 through June 25, 2008. For more information about this event, please call the library at 337-2660. Void where restricted by law or insurance company or on prescriptions transferred from other Health Mart Pharmacies Expires May 31, 2008 Gallery 25 May Exhibits Keith Dabb will be the featured artist for the month of May at Gallery 25. He will be showing his new works at a reception during the First Friday Art Stroll. Those interested, can attend on May 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gallery 25 is located at 268 Historic 25th Street, Ogden. About the Artist Keith and his wife Gaylene reside in Plain City, where, they say, they enjoy watching beautiful sunsets from their brand new home. Keith has loved art his whole life. After spending two years in South Dakota and Montana working with the Sioux and Crow Indians, then a stint in the Navy, he returned home to complete a degree in art education. He taught at South Ogden Junior High, Weber High School, and then finished his career at Fremont High School. After 30 years in education, he retired to do what he always wanted to do since he was a young boy—paint. Keith has just recently returned from the winter art show in Scottsdale, Arizona. About the Gallery Continuing artwork will also be on display by gallery members: Lucile Chamberlin, Lauri Eskelson, Carol Fielding, Jeff Hepworth, Liz Pierce, Mac Stevenson, Lorin Wilde, Kevin Wasden, and Doug Wride. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 334-9881. Square Foot Gardening Foundation Presents Hero Garden Box Gift The Square Foot Gardening Foundation launched their Hero program on Earth Day Tuesday, April 22 at the Salt Lake Veterans Hospital, at the GEM Gardens. Army Sergeant First Class, Purple Heart Recipient Gordy Ewell and family were presented the Hero Garden Box Gift, a standup or wheelchair gardening box. The SFG Foundation continues to host this program to honor handicapped war veterans who live in the region serviced by the Salt Lake City Veterans Hospital. The SFG Foundation works directly with veterans, donors, and the Salt Lake VA hospital to present Hero Garden Boxes to deserving veterans. Square Foot Gardening Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Eden, Utah, strives to raise the awareness of the price war veterans paid for our freedom, and the challenging road to recovery faced by these heroes and their families. SFGF wants to honor the sacrifices made by these valiant veterans. 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