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For the Love of Chrome

The Museum of Moab will highlight the photography of Geri Lee Drake for the month of April in the Fran and Terby Barnes Gallery.

Geri remembers:
“I grew up in Miller Beach, Indiana on the shores of Lake Michigan where I had a fantastic view of the skyline of Chicago. Residing in between Chicago and
Detroit was great in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. There was a plethora of wheels rolling down the country highways traveling state to state. It was the best of both worlds; city and country; steel and cornfields. I grew up learning to drive on an old stagecoach road along the cornfields. I drove everything from go-carts to tractors to trucks. I was enamored with the interior and exterior designs of all the cars my father use to bring home- the more chrome, the better!

My first vintage car was a 1963 Rambler American. It was my Judy Jetson car! Since then, I have had a series of old Porsches’, Mercedes’, Chevy cars and trucks, a Ford or GMC here and there and other odd cars including a Bug Eye Sprite! I’ve had the pleasure of driving, Maserati’s, Lamborghinis and other high performance vehicles. My biggest regret was selling my original 1956 Porsche Speedster 356. I DID cry over a lot of spilt milk!

I started taking pictures of automobiles because I loved the lines, color and design. I hope you will enjoy my view of the auto world.”

So stop on in, be sure to visit us Saturday, April 8th for the first Art Walk of the year and see what else is new. If you’ve not visited us yet, come and check out the Museum of Moab at 118 East Center Street! Be sure to mention you read about it in Moab Happenings.

So stop on in, find out how Moab got its name and see what else is new. If you’ve not visited us yet, come and check out the Museum of Moab at 118 East Center Street! Be sure to mention you read about it in Moab Happenings.

See our website at for information on our exhibits, tours, and programming.

Green River Rock & Mineral Festival
Pack the car and bring the whole family to beautiful Green River, Utah, for the town’s first Rock & Mineral Festival! Hosted at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum from March 31 - April 2, 2017, the festival is free and open to the public, and will feature rock and mineral vendors, natural history field trips, and fun for the whole family. Visit for the most up-to-date schedule of events.

Festivities begin Friday evening March 31st with a lecture on important dinosaur discoveries in the Green River area by state paleontologist Dr. Jim Kirkland. Vendors, craft demonstrators, and family activities will be set up on the museum grounds on Saturday and Sunday. Experts will lead field trips to Fossil Point, nearby dinosaur tracks, and petroglyph sites during the weekend.

There are spots available for vendors. It is free to apply and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Visit for vendor information.

The festival is accepting sponsors. Call Maria at 435-564-3330 for details.

The Green River Rock & Mineral festival is made possible by The National Endowment for the Arts, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), City of Green River, Alison Jean Cole, Emery County Travel Board, Anna Evans, John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Jim Kirkland, Natural History Museum of Utah, Jackie Nelson, Robber’s Roost Motel, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Lisa Ward, and more.

Epicenter, located at 180 South Broadway, in Green River, is a non-profit design studio creating positive change through year-round community-based projects with the ultimate goal of accentuating the rural pride and pioneering spirit of Green River, Utah. Learn more about Epicenter at

The John Wesley Powell River History Museum, located at 1765 East Main Street in Green River, connects people and communities to the significance of river history by celebrating the cultures and landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. Learn more about the museum at

And be sure to mention you heard about it in the Moab Happenings.

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