Community help needed with installation of new Dumke Arts Plaza exhibit

OGDEN, Utah — Volunteers are needed to help install the latest, colorful exhibition at the Dumke Arts Plaza in downtown Ogden. 

Designed by Los Angeles-based artist Megan Geckler, “A dream that comes in color” is a large-scale, site-specific installation artwork that surrounds the architecture of the plaza with colorful, recyclable PVC film. The exhibit will have an aerial piece, a first for the plaza, that will be suspended from poles and includes hundreds of thousands of riLydia Gravis is tying ribbon to a fence for the installation of the new Dumke Art Plaza exhibit.bbons tied to fencing on the ground level.

“We really want this show to reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Ogden, so we’re inviting Ogden to come out and help make the show,” said Lydia Gravis, director of the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery. “Be the artists that participate in the work.”

The installation is a three-week process, with volunteers needed to help tie ribbons from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until May 23. Volunteers should bring sun protection and water. Children who can tie knots are welcome.

The community is also invited to meet the artist on May 24 to celebrate the aerial installation and help finish the project. 

“This is just an exciting continuation of an awesome collaboration between Weber State University, Ogden City and Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation,” Gravis said. “We all came together to build this plaza and program it, and it’s really exciting to be able to activate it a couple times a year with a new exhibition.”

The exhibition opens May 31 and will run until Sept. 30 at the Dumke Arts Plaza, located at 445 25th Street in Ogden. Visit the Shaw Gallery website for more information about this and other upcoming art events.


Jessica Kokesh, Marketing & Communications 


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