April brings warm weather, flowers blooming and the roar of jeeps to Moab. To Gallery Moab, it also brings extended hours (we’re now open from 1:00- 9:00 pm every day except Tuesday) and some new artists.
Our guest artist this month is Bruce Hill, an acrylic landscape painter who hails from Dove Creek, Colorado. He says, “Although I can be inspired by any landscape that is in a natural state, it is red sandstone, layered limestone, and a vast open sky that really gets me goin’. . . Throw in free-flowing rivers and some snow covered mountains and I can paint forever.”
During the April Art Walk on April 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, you can meet Bruce Hill in person, and visit with our other featured artists of the month, gallery members Larry Christensen and Kristi Peterson. Larry says, “as old as I am, my paintings and drawings still reflect a search for aesthetic beauty, the proper placement of elements, just the right colors, values, highlights, and accents that will speak to a viewer beyond the superficial threshold of the subject matter.” Be sure to ask him how his art speaks to his search to reflect the meaning of life.
Kristi Peterson has “created a relationship with art as an element for healing my inner child.” To that end, she has created the Mosaic Healing Garden, “a place inspired by both my art and love for nature.” Kristi will be teaching a mosaic class starting Tuesday, March 31, and continuing for three more Tuesdays in April.
Haven’t been in Gallery Moab yet? Can’t make it to the Art Walk? No problem. Stop by anytime, visit with one of our local artists, and enjoy the art, which ranges from traditional to contemporary, and includes pastel, oil, and watercolor paintings, as well as photography, pottery, scrap iron petroglyphs, jewelry, cards, prints, and more. For our local patrons who haven’t been in lately, come see all the changes, new artists, and new work by the artists you love. We think you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!
Gallery hours in April: Wednesday through Monday, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
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The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is exhibiting images by Colorado photographer, Jason Hatfield. The exhibit is a collection of photographs on display from February 23rd through April 25th, 2015.
Jason Hatfield is a photographer, artist and writer based out of Denver, Colorado. His photography includes nature, landscape, action and lifestyle and fine art images. His photo credits include Backpacker Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, 5280 Magazine, and Trail Runner Magazine. His work has also has been displayed in galleries and museums throughout Colorado. He shares his knowledge with others through instruction and workshops, and has published an eBook guide to Colorado fall photography titled “Colorado’s Fall Colors - A Photographer’s Guide”.
Born in Grand Rapids, Ohio, Jason developed a love for the mountains through his family’s many travels to the west. As an adult he moved to Colorado to pursue his art and adventure in the mountains. He has traveled and photographed in every mountain state west of the Mississippi as well as Iceland, France, Italy, and Canada. Jason’s vision is to share the beauty of nature through his art. He seeks to reveal all that is breathtaking and beautiful, astonishing and different, while motivating others to see these places for themselves and protect our wilderness.
During the exhibit, each image is available for purchase. For more information about the artist, his photography and workshops, visit www.mountainskyphotography.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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 13th and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 14th through mid-October. Park admission is $10. For more information, contact the park at 435-259-2614.