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GALLERY HAPPENINGS December 2015

Gallery Moab
by Sarah Hamingson

Gallery Moab will be open for a special Art Walk on Saturday, December 5th, from 6 to 9 pm. After the Electric Light Parade, stop by for some treats and meet our December guest artist, Charlotte Quigley, as well as our featured artist, Dell Crandall, and many of the other Gallery artists who will be in attendance.

Charlotte Quigley has a masters degree in art history, has worked in two art museums, and was the director of two arts councils in western New Mexico. Currently, she teaches 4th grade and has found that she loves playing with the colors of pastels. She says, ”I have always loved creating works of art, but it’s taken me a long time to realize the enjoyment of the process is just as important as the final product.” As Henri Matisse said, “Creativity takes courage.”

Dell Crandall makes the scrap iron wall sculptures that so many of you love. He draws his inspiration from local rock art, and adds his own personal touch. Some of these wall hangings are made to hang inside, and some are designed to hang outdoors.

Dell CrandallDecember means holidays, and holidays mean presents. My advice for you? Enjoy all the parties, get out and enjoy our beautiful scenery while it’s quiet, and then come into Gallery Moab for your holiday shopping. When we say “buy local” we mean buy things that are hand-made, one of a kind, unique items made by your neighbors.

Gallery Moab includes both larger fine art that would be the perfect present for that special someone (maybe yourself) and small, affordable art that you can gift to all your friends and loved ones. We have for sale jewelry, pottery, scarves, calendars, small and large prints, hand-carved wooden sculptures and Christmas ornaments, repurposed bike tube bags (we like to call them “Moab leather”) and other items that will fit your budget.

Maybe there’s an artist (or wanna-be artist) on your gift list. Maybe you’re thinking about something to do during the cold winter months. Either way, we’ll be offering classes during January. Stop by or call the Gallery for details.

Sarah HamingsonWe’ll be open from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday, plus Sunday 10 am to 2 pm during December until Dec. 23, and then open Christmas Eve until 2 pm for all you procrastinators (I’ll be doing my shopping then!).

87 North Main Street • 435-355-0024
Open 1:00 to 9:00 P.M. daily Wednesday-Monday
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Big Horn Gallery features Fine Art Wilderness Photographer, Chad Dutson

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park has extended the exhibit of images by Utah photographer Chad Dutson. The exhibit, ‘Moments in Nature’ features both popular and unique perspectives of diverse landscapes discovered throughout the United States and Caribbean: desert, forest, and coastal scenes. The artwork will be on display through February 29th, 2016 and includes more than twenty-five images.Chad Dutson

Dutson is a Utah-based wilderness photographer whose admiration for nature grows with each photographic adventure. He has spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft. He has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for photography pushes him to extremes to capture the right shot. After each excursion he shares his experience with others, hoping they may fall in love with nature as he has. Dutson philosophizes that “quality photographic moments require three elements: the right experience, the right tools, and the right moment,” but the artist also admits that “the right moment is often nothing more than good luck.” According to Dutson, “Some say they lose themselves in one thing or another; however I find myself through photography, losing only the sense of time.”

Dutson has been published in USA Today, Popular Photography, and recently was featured with an Editor’s Choice award by the prominent photographic website, 500px.com. During the exhibit, each image is available for purchase as well as smaller matted prints. To learn more about the artist visit www.chaddutson.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. Park admission is $10. For more information, contact the park at 435-259-2614.

 
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