Ogden After Hours

O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Collage Inspired by Thornton Dial

The O-riginal Art Activity explores Thornton Dial’s choice of materials and his use of the tiger symbol in his work. Create your own symbol of strength using found objects. Thornton Dial’s work often draws from his personal experiences of living as an African American man in the South, depicting a range of subjects from race…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Self Portrait Inspired by Dusti Bongé

The latest O-riginal Art Activity explores self portraiture from a different angle. Create your own up-close self portrait. In this painting, Bongé paints her own feet. While the background is abstracted and full of vibrant colors, she depicts her own feet in the foreground. Dusti Bongé is regarded as one of the first Mississippi artist’s…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Zodiac Drawing Inspired by Philo Levi "Chief" Wiley

This O-riginal Art Activity takes a look at Philo Levi “Chief” Wiley’s painting, Gemini Twins. Create a drawing inspired by your zodiac sign. Philo Levi “Chief” Wiley was a self-taught, painter born in Connecticut. He moved to New Orleans and worked as chief of security for the Sewerage and Water Board. After retiring, he began making…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Collage Inspired by Clementine Hunter

The O-riginal Art Activity looked at Clementine Hunter’s mixed media work that incorporated photography and painting. Use mixed media to create your own memory art inspired by Clementine Hunter. Clementine Hunter was a Louisiana based artist who did not venture too far outside of Natchitoches, Louisiana during her life. She is regarded as one of…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Sculpture Bouquet Inspired by Courtney Egan

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored the flora of the South inspired by Courtney Egan’s video projections. Create a flora inspired pop-up bouquet. The art of Courtney Egan intersects digital and video technology with nature. In the studio, she photographs with a digital camera, native and invasive plant species found throughout in the American South….

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Collage Inspired by Dusti Bongé

The O-riginal Art Activity pays homage to one of the South’s prominent abstract expressionists Dusti Bongé. Use collage to create an abstract piece. Dusti Bongé created a body of work that moved from figurative and Cubist depictions of her Mississippi home in the 1930s, through a period of Surrealism and into an Abstract Expressionist style…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Soft Sculptures/Esculturas Suaves Inspired by Margarita Cabrera

The O-riginal Art Activity takes a close look at the experiences of immigrants through Margarita Cabrera’s esculturas suaves (soft sculptures). Use paper to create a soft sculpture inspired by a long journey. Margarita Cabrera focuses on social-political community issues including cultural identity, migration, violence, inclusivity, labor and empowerment, Cabrera creates sculptures made out of materials…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Still Life Collage Inspired by Benny Andrews

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity highlighted Benny Andrews who incorporated fabric into his paintings, creating a signature look with textured surfaces. Use fabric and collage to create a still life. Benny Andrews is known for his use of collage and fabric in his paintings. He often depicts people and scenes from daily life, especially highlighting…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Geometric Collage Inspired by George Andrews

This O-riginal Art Activity takes a look at George Andrews’ signature style. Use geometric shapes and dots to create your own dot artwork. George Andrews was the patriarch of a highly creative family of artists and writers, who were deeply rooted in rural Georgia. Adorning rocks, furniture, women’s shoes and “anything that did not move,”…

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