The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park will be showing original artwork by Moab artist Serena Supplee. “Poetic Twists and Turns” is a collection of 40 watercolors, oil paintings and woodcut block prints, on exhibit from May 5th through June 28th. The landscapes of the Colorado Plateau and its heartbeat take form through Serena’s passionate palette. You will experience the magnificence of canyons, the magic of moonlight, the undulating power of rivers, the grandeur of cottonwood trees, and the mysterious symbols of the ancient ones.
Originally from Iowa, Serena moved to Arizona and earned her BFA at Northern Arizona University in 1981. After graduating, Serena moved to Moab, spending eight years as a guide on the Colorado, Green and San Juan Rivers. Her watercolors and oils portray the height, might, and majesty of the canyons and the mood of the river from quiet eddies to rambunctious rapids. Serena also constructs sandstone-inspired sculptures and paints geometric landscapes that are woven into rugs by Navajo weavers.
During the art exhibit at Dead Horse Point State Park, each painting is available for purchase, as are Serena’s prints, note cards and her book. A sunset reception is planned for Wednesday, May 18th between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For more information about the artist, visit www.serenasupplee.com
Dead Horse Point State Park is located nine miles north of Moab on US 191, and 23 miles south on SR 313. The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 15 to mid-October. Park admission is $10. Contact the park at 435-259-2614.
At Off The Wall Gallery we have a couple of new artists this month, Kristi Smith and Ron Cooper. Kristi is a jeweler from Dolores, Colorado who uses silver to showcase the jewels, bone and tiny artisan made glass marbles that she uses in her designs, some whimsical, some intricate, and all unusual. Kristi makes all types of jewelry from stacker rings and earrings to belt buckles. Ron Cooper is a metal artist living here in Moab. He is opening a motorcycle repair shop at the Moab Business Park, which is where he creates his sculptures. He has brought 1 piece to the gallery that you just have to see. It is an eagle with it’s wings spread in full flight as it launches from a tree top. This sculpture is 4’ high and the intricacy and skill is astonishing. He promises more for the sculpture garden soon.
Here’s a class that you might not typically think of as art, but Warren Egbert will be showing us gals how to use some basic carpentry skills and tools to make and customize a book shelf or room divider. Warren has been a licensed contractor in Moab for the past 18 years and has recently turned his attention towards art. He is responsible for making many of the unusual displays and lighting in the gallery, as well as building the gallery itself. You will learn how to plan the project, accurately measure, make a list of materials, use a jig saw, a chop saw, drill and more. This is a 4 week class, the cost is $200, materials included. It will take place on Monday mornings from 8:30-noonish. Class size is limited to 5 students and we currently have room for 2 more. We can add another day and time if there is enough interest. The start date will be decided when the class fills up.
This month’s visiting artist, Arthur Adelman is a long time Utah artist currently living in Torrey. He was a tenured Professor of Art at Weber State University from 1966-2001, has had over a dozen solo exhibitions, and won many awards over his career as an artist. Arthur will be showing his most recent “Tree of Life” series for the month of May at Off The Wall Gallery. He finds the theme appropriate to his surroundings, and the motif included in almost all major religions, to be “deep and varied, vast and magnificent,” and he brings his own meaning and symbols to the paintings.
It’s our goal at Off The Wall Gallery to bring you high quality art in every medium and price range, all handmade by local and regional artists. Many of our artists love to teach their craft and offer classes and workshops. You can get details and sign up for the classes and workshops by calling or coming by the gallery.
|Local Moab photographer Eric Odenthal is currently showing his fine art photography pieces at the Red Rock Bakery on Main Street in downtown Moab. His work will be showing all season. You can buy his framed prints at the bakery, but also take a look at his work at www.ericodenthal.com.
Eric was introduced to the Moab desert by his parents Doug and Linda when he was five years old, “it was a life changing experience,” says Eric. Since those early years he has found the passion for adventures and exploration. Photography is a skill he picked up years ago while on his journey to Moab. With his patience he is able to capture incredible images of the surrounding landscapes, which he says “change by the hour, pull up a rock and watch the show unfold.” Since that time he has had his work published in multiple publications.
Eric Odenthal Photography specializes in landscape, fine art, portrait, wedding and adventure imagery. He is permitted to lead guided photography tours into Canyonlands and Arches National Park. If you want to see amazing landscapes and learn how to use your camera, he can walk you through the process, step by step on a photo tour. Windgate Adventures, also owned by Eric teaches people the skills needed to go rock climbing, rappelling and canyoneering around Moab, for first timers to advanced. Take a look at these websites for more information. www.ericodenthal.com / www.windgateadventures.com.