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The Ogden Valley news Page Volume XVIII Issue I June 15, 2010 Art of James Craner Now on Display @ Your Library The artwork of James Craner will be on display at the Ogden Valley Branch Library from June through July. Craner is a longtime member of Utah’s community of artists. His paintings have been widely exhibited in the region, and his prints and limited editions have found a national clientele, even gracing a wall in the Oval Office in Washington D.C. James earned a BFA from the University of Utah. His natural intuitive gifts have been enhanced by close personal study with some of the country’s most talented mentors. He has studied with Arnold Friberg, Alvin Gittens, Farrell Collette, and many others. In addition, of course, a lifetime of adsorbing the creations Planet Rainbow proudly presents Rainbow Visions’ first annual “Summer Solstice Celebration” Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. At our inaugural event, Planet Rainbow will dedicate and debut “The Fairy Tree,” a “local secret treasure” hidden on the Rainbow Gardens property made famous by Charles Trentelman at the Ogden’s Standard-Examiner. The two-day event will begin Saturday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. with a complimentary seminar given by Rachael Sweeten on a brief history and overview of the Summer Solstice, followed by a tour of the infamous Fairy Tree and dedication of the space at 12:00 noon. Simultaneously, in Planet Rainbow’s Olympic Museum and Gallery, Utah’s own paranormal author Linda Dunning will offer an extremely informative and crucial 90-minute workshop: “Intuitive Children.” This adult-only workshop will arm parents and caregivers of children with intuitive gifts with tools on assisting these children to understand their gifts, how to cope with them, and adjust to school situations ($10 per person). Ogden’s own Jim Rawlinson will host and join their artistic staff, which he did and “Crystalline Dimensions,” a 2-hour workshop on remained for more than a decade. In retrospect, the scientific and metaphysic properties of crysBingham wouldn’t change any of his foundational work in architecture as he still finds it a valuable framework for all his art. While at Hallmark, he helped design over 1000 items of their wide product line, maturing in an atmosphere of over 400 team artists (bigger than Disney, he likes to point out) and one of colAmidst the beautiful backdrop laboration where he could hone his already conof easy meadows and a restful siderable skills and learn new ones. Eventually, glen, the Ogden Nature Center’s Bingham became the go-to-guy as he learned to 2010 Summer Concert Series push the boundaries on new projects. He remarks will soon be underway. We hope that he liked the challenges of filling a limited you’ll join us under blue skies and space with art to fulfill the needs of the project or dragonflies for refreshing summer sounds in the customer’s wishes. great outdoors! All of this artistic background has served him Breathe Owl Breathe well in a new chapter of his life once he and his Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. family returned to Utah. He realized that he want- Cost: $15 adults / $10 children - Breathe Owl ed to do more than make “pretty art.” Besides Breathe is composed of Michigan-based trio creating his own artwork, he returned to school, Micah Middaugh, Andréa Moreno-Beals, and earned his teaching certification, and is now on Trevor Hobbs. Their music sounds as intimately the faculty of the Mountain Crest High School in familiar with woods and wild as their band name Hyrum, Utah. There, as a full-time art teacher, suggests, but there’s an air of cosmopolitan his students benefit from all his experience and sophistication too. They sing of folklore, homethe philosophy of developing imaginations—he spun miracles, and natural phenomenon. actually mourns the loss of imagination in today’s We are offering box dinners from Jeremiah’s youth—and problem-solving skills as he chal- for the Breathe Owl Breathe concert. Please visit lenges his students in his art classes. www.ogdennaturecenter.org for details and ticket When not in the classroom, but in his own ordering information. studio, he loves the thickness of oil paint, but Brenn Hill - Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. also enjoys the versatility of other media such as Cost: $15 adults / $10 children - Utah-born singer/ Brenn Hill creates music that not only ARTIST cont. on page 13 songwriter pays homage to Western music’s finest traditions, but also serves as a passport to today’s Mountain West. His songs are filled with interesting characOriginal paintings & sculptures ters and eagle-eyed observations on life, love, and the indomitable Western spirit. For tickets and and techniques of the Old Masters has equipped him with an internal frame of reference that informs and influences his own unique expressions. Craner states that none of them has had a more powerful impact on his personal vision than has the great colorist Claude Monet. Some years ago, James realized a long-held dream when he went to Giverny, France and visited Monet’s studio. While there, he was able to do some paintings of the beautiful gardens portrayed in many of Monet’s works. This was a singular highlight in an artistic career that has brought him wide recognition among his peers, and among art lovers familiar with his work. Crowley-Wilkerson Fine Arts Gallery Featured Artist Celebrates Imagination By Susan Warren rowley ilkerson Just how many different styles can one artist revel in and master? You need only see the current exhibit at the Crowley-Wilkerson Gallery in Ogden to find an answer to that question. Unlike many artists who choose to focus on one style and, perhaps, one or two subjects and hang their name and fame on that mastery, Michael Bingham seemingly can do it all: from traditional subjects like ballerinas and flowers to full-blown abstracts. I recently had a chance to chat with him for about an hour during his son’s lacrosse game and we talked about all things art and, specifically, his art. Born in Salt Lake City, and raised in Idaho, Bingham eventually found his footing at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena after a high school guidance counselor initially recommended a career in architecture as an outlet for his artistic talent. Then after two years in college, Bingham had a eureka moment: he could study to be solely an artist! Once in Pasadena, Bingham hit his stride in the area of art, design, and illustration. Bingham proudly states that this particular school in California is unique in that it was started and remains staffed by professional artists still actively working in the field. Leon Parsons was an early influence on him and recommended that he “follow the paths of inspiring artists whose work you admire.” Upon graduation, Bingham was recruited by Hallmark to relocate to Kansas City Fine Art Galleries Rainbow Visions Presents the 2010 Summer Solstice Celebration Ltd. ed. prints, notecards & jewelry Original glass, pottery & wood gift items. Commissions tals and stones. Jim has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State, and is well versed in mineralology, crystallography, and organic chemistry. Over 200 specimens from Jim’s personal collection will be on hand ($25 per person or $45 for couples). June 20th’s events will include the complimentary seminars from Saturday, as well as the “Intuitive Teens and Adults” workshop hosted by Linda Dunning at 1:00 p.m. This 90-minute class will cover much of the same info as the “Intuitive Children” workshop held on Saturday, but will be geared toward teens and their parents working together, as well as introducing information on how adults can “come into” their own gifts ($10 per person). Mrs. Dunning will also be available for private consultations from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. each day. Don’t miss this exciting new two-day event: Summer Solstice Celebration, June 19th and 20th, 2010. This summer event is sure to reconnect us with our ancient customs and beliefs, as well as prove to be the beginning of an awakening trend. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout both days. Space is limited! For additional information and reservations, call Alicia Pont at Planet Rainbow, 801-3923902. Ogden Nature Center Offers a Great Lineup of Outdoor Summer Concerts more information, visit www.ogdennaturecenter. org or call 801-621-7595. Local Fare in the Field Dinner - Just before the Brenn Hill Concert on Thursday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $60, includes dinner and concert. The Ogden Nature Center is offering another Local Fare in the Field Dinner—this time with a cowboy green cuisine twist! This event will feature food grown locally and prepared fresh at your table by local chef Arlan Gagestein of Peddlers Catering. The Waifs - Thursday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $21 adults / $10 childrenThe Waifs are Western Australia’s folk-pop phenomenon. Their 2003 album Up All Night reached double platinum in Australia. Having spent years touring Australia in a camper van, their music was crafted around campfires on the beach. The Waifs have toured with Bob Dylan in both Australia and the United States. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00. Concerts are general admission lawn seating. Low-rise chairs, picnics, beverages, and blankets are welcome. Box dinners from Jeremiah’s restaurant will be offered for the concerts in June and August and may be purchased when you purchase concert tickets. All concerts will be held rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable. Tickets are available online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org or by phone at 801-621-7595, or may be purchased in person at the Nature Center at 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden. “Fine Art & Gift Gallery” www.gallery25ogden.com Bring in this Ad for 10% Discount on Any Single Item. Children’s Book Event Saturday, June 26 2:00-6:00 p.m. Local authors Wendy Toliver, Judy Cooley, Mitzi Deeter, Michelle Evans, Andrea Evans Hyatt, Gary Hogg, Steve Johnson, will be on hand to sign and personalize your copy. Light refreshments, face painting and book readings.