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April 15th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life

By Jonathan Larson

LOGAN– The Cache Valley Center for the Arts hosted its bi-monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Logan Friday evening. For some artists, like photographer Tom Bunn, it was an opportunity to showcase the beauty he sees in nature.

“It’s amazing stuff,” Bunn said. “First, you’ve got the reflection of the sky or whatever is above you. Then you’ve got the prismatic effect of the water which breaks the light into different spectrums and then there is all the stuff on the bottom that interacts with all of the cool stuff going on above it.”

Bunn, a Hyrum resident, said he has been attending the gallery walk for many years and only recently decided to enter his work.

“What I like about it is that it brings arts and people together in a non-threatening atmosphere,” said Wally Bloss, executive director of the CVCA. “We’ve got some really good artists, like Tom Bunn, and this is an opportunity for people like him to present their work in regular folk spaces.”

Originally Bunn was scheduled to show his “Watershed Photography” exhibit at Caffé Ibis in the fall, but due to a cancellation, his show was fast-tracked for this week.

The CVCA holsd the gallery walk on the second Friday of every even month, which puts the next date on June 14, when Bunn will have a new show at Fuhriman’s Framing & Fine Art.

Bloss said the gallery walk was started by a group of artists “years and years ago,” that were involved with a group called the Alliance for the Varied Arts. A few years ago CVCA took over the walk when AVA was forced to merge due to operating costs.

Bloss said many of the artists and businesses volunteer for the gallery walk to help maintain public interest in the arts. He also said the walk usually is spread throughout as many as 20 locations in downtown Logan.

“The fun of it is that you see people just strolling, having a good time and the arts are responsible for that,” Bloss said. “People might go to a store and then back home but they don’t just stroll. Here is an opportunity to get out, walk around and enjoy what our community has to offer.”

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