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Gallery stroll: lunchtime version
by Jennifer Wardell
Feb 19, 2009 | 1091 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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By Nora Del Murdock
BOUNTIFUL — Art, like exercise, sometimes has to be squeezed in wherever you can make it fit.

Bountiful’s art galleries — the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Apple Frame Gallery, and Lamplight Gallery — have a practice of holding the opening galas for new shows on the same night in order to give art-lovers the chance for an evening gallery stroll (the next stroll is scheduled for Feb. 27, with live music, finger food, and artists in attendance).

For those people who haven’t yet managed to find an entire evening to set aside, however, it’s possible to make your own miniature stroll during a few spare minutes of a lunch break or just before the kids get out of school. The two smaller galleries on the tour, Apple Frame and Lamplight, are located only a block apart in downtown Bountiful and welcome any and all throughout the day.

Though rotating exhibits are mostly located in the east gallery at Apple Frame (70 N. Main Suite 104), they occasionally sneak to the outside perimeter of the west gallery. The back of the west gallery is also the place to find someone willing to answer questions about a particular artist or work, and though you may have to ring the bell the people there will always be happy to help.

Western-tinged landscapes, many by fairly well-known Utah artists, are a common element in the gallery (current featured artists Kate Starling and Josh Clare fall into this category), though certain exhibits offer up a lovely collection of portraits.

At Lamplight (170 S. Main), the gallery’s rotating exhibit is currently right in the middle of a transitional period. The next few days will be the final ones for the multi-media, multi-artist “Out of the Box” exhibit, at which point it will be possible to watch next month’s featured artists, Tom Rogers and guest photographer Sean Dunshee, hang their work (their complete exhibit will be up by Feb. 27.)

The rotating exhibit is located along the back wall of the gallery, with work often spilling over into the front windows and the wall just to the left of the front door. The center of the main floor gallery are devoted to the artist’s permanent displays, which all reflect the particular flavor of the individual artist. Beyond that, whichever artist is manning the front desk will probably serve as the best map to the work.
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