November Invitational

This November, the Main Gallery will feature an invitational exhibit of works by Utah artists.  The Carriage House Gallery will display the works of Ogden artist Karen Thurber. A reception for the artists and an evening of holiday shopping is planned for Friday, November  3, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibits continue through November 22, 2017.

Eccles Community Art Center's Director, Patrick Poce indicates "the Main Gallery exhibit will bring together a collection of work by Northern Utah artists."  Contemporary, abstract, realistic and assortment of other styles as well as three-dimensional works will be gathered for the viewers enjoyment.  The artists which accepted the invitation include painters: Joe Burgess, Keith Dabb, Michelle Emery, Aaron Fritz, Doug Fullerton, Jerry Hancock, Patti Hansen, Cara Koolmees, Shanna Kunz, Helen M Lauritzen, Kathy Barnett Ostberg,  Ian Ramsay, Darla Roberts, Jake Songer, sculptor: Mike Gardner, wood artist: Curtis Fuller, teapot artist Victoria Acoba and jewlry/stained glass artist: Jennifer Ronayne.

Along a Kauai Trail by Karen Thurber

Karen Thurber began creating  art at a young age supported by her father painter and graphic artist, Sidney Shlak.  Together, they attended classes at the Samuel Fleisher School of Art, Philadelphia.

Karen Thurber reflects " In recent years, I have gravitated towards botany, painting and drawing flowers and plants in a manner that brings the natural world  indoors rather than  classic still life.  I paint exclusively from my own photographs, mostly from botanical gardens and discoveries from recent travels to Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti, Spain, France, Mexico, and the continental U.S.  I also have a fondness for birds, when I'm fortunate enough to capture an occasional good photo from which to paint." 

Karen returned to art after retiring in 2012 from  a successful career in public service.  She continues her public service by volunteering.  She currently a volunteer and donor to the Cottages of Hope.

Visit the Eccles Community Art Center and its galleries this November. Main galleries hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carriage House Gift Gallery hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The art center will be closed on November 23 through 27, 2017. For more information, call us at 801-392-6935