Weber State’s Shaw Gallery to bring new art exhibition to Dumke Arts Plaza

OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery is bringing a new collaborative exhibition to the Dumke Arts Plaza on Oct. 6 that features dance, film and photography.

Coincidences is an interdisciplinary multimedia project and contemporary movement experience that explores shared isolation, concepts of sensory stimulation and informed trauma that impacts the human experience.

The exhibition will run from Oct. 6 to April 30, 2024, with live The image shows the Dumke Arts Plaza sign. The letters are white with a yellow outline and they are on a light blue background.performances on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the plaza, located at 445 25th St. in Ogden. Performances are free and open to the public. 

The collaborative partners for the exhibition are jo Blake, Cam McLeod, Dylan Totaro, WSU’s Dance Program and the Shaw Gallery.

Lydia Gravis, gallery director for Shaw Gallery, said she is thrilled to elevate Ogden’s art scene with Coincidences at Dumke Arts Plaza.

“Coincidences gives poetic form to our human desire for belonging and connection,” Gravis said. “Using visual and performing arts as a conduit for creative expression, this collaborative exhibition invites community members to contemplate their individual experiences of isolation, and the potential to dissolve illusions of ‘otherness’ by recognizing our common humanity.”

Shaw Gallery is committed to curating quality outdoor, rotating exhibitions at the Dumke Arts Plaza in partnership with Ogden City. These exhibitions showcase the work of regional, national and international artists and share world-class art with the community in a dynamic, outdoor civic space.

Continuous support from  Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation, Weber County RAMP, Ogden City Arts, the Austad Endowment for Visual Arts and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums provides these opportunities to the community for free.


Alexis C. Kiedaisch, WSU Department of Visual Art & Design


Alexis C. Kiedaisch, WSU Department of Visual Art & Design