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Off The Wall Gallery - Classes & Workshops

Chrissy KinslowEtch-a Sketch by Chrissy Kinslow

Is there anywhere on earth better than Moab in the spring? I first moved here in October about 12 years ago after living at 8,300’ for 20 some years. The winter by comparison was mild, but then came spring, months ahead of what I was used to. Mosquitos aside, the bugs here are amazing! Copper colored dragon flies, beetles of jurassic size with neon colors and geometric patterns that look more man-made than natural. I began carving them on the rims of my bowls and painting them on tile. Moab is an artists dream, both for the scenery and for the community of other talented and highly energized creative types. If you’re not an artist when you come here, the surroundings are bound to inspire your own creativity. With that in mind, why not take a class or attend a workshop? We have several beginning this month.

Chrissy Kinslow has recently moved back to Moab after a couple of years of continuing education in Durango and Boulder and she is ready to share her skills. She will be teaching 2 classes, Drawing 101, Monday evenings from 6-8:30. Chrissy will allow “drop-ins” for this class, and block printing, Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30.

J.C. BordersMill Creek by J.C. Borders
Kory FluckigerBending Light by Kory Fluckiger

J.C. Borders is a local artist that specializes in landscapes using pastels. This is a great class for learning about color because you can easily blend colors and layer over mistakes, making it more forgiving than other types of painting. J.C. will begin teaching an 8 week class in pastels on Wednesday mornings beginning March 9th from 8:30-11 A.M.

Kory Fluckiger, an award winning watercolor artist, and author of “Watercolor for the First Time” will be teaching a 3 day watercolor workshop March 17, 18, and 19 from 8-11 a.m, and demonstrating at the gallery on Friday the 19th, from 1-6 p.m.. A reception for the artist and students, and an exhibit of their work will be held on Saturday, March 18th, from 6-9 p.m. with food and music.

We have much more going on this spring with visiting artists, local artists, classes and “themed shows”. For complete information about the cost, supplies, and other details, check out our web-site, You can also follow us on face book.



Paintings by Page Holland Featured at Dead Horse Point State Park

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park will exhibit Page Holland’s paintings from March 2nd through May 1st, 2011. The exhibit, entitled ‘Desert Trails’ includes paintings depicting the detailed landscapes and warm scenes of western life. A reception is planned for Friday, March 4th between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information about the artist, visit

Page Holland, born in Moab, Utah, was raised in the area. She has been painting since she was a young girl, remaining essentially self-taught. Her fascination with horses and the majestic scenery of the Colorado Plateau spans half a century and more. Drawing inspiration from her pioneer ancestors, Page and her family continue to raise horses, which have remained an important part of their lives. “Even if I am painting a simple landscape,” Page says, “It’s likely by horseback that I was able to acquire the inspiration and reference shots. It’s because of horses that I’ve been able to experience some of the most amazing places in the desert and the La Sal Mountains.”

Page’s work already graces many homes across the southwest and she recently completed a painting for a western book cover. This painting is part of the exhibit and copies of the book will be for sale. Her work has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and Salt Lake City Television News. Page has also lent her artistic talents to museum displays, theatre sets, graphic design, and film projects. She is currently a member of the Oil Painters of America and is represented by The Western Image in Moab.

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. and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 15 to mid-October. Park admission is $10. For more information, contact the Dead Horse Point State Park at 435-259-2614 and be sure to mention you read about it in Moab Happenings.

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