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Gallery Moab
by Thea Nordling

Carolyne DaileyWe are enjoying the busy days of spring before the summers heat arrives. Every month we bring in an outside artist not a member of the gallery. The guest artist for May is well known local Moab artist Carolyn Dailey. Carolyn paints to express the beauty of the land and its people. A plein air oil painter with 30 years of experience, Carolyn prefers to work outdoors from nature. Although she has painted throughout the southwest Her current work focus’s on the canyon country of Utah. The Gallery Moab show will be tailored to the Moab area and patrons will recognize many of the featured vistas. Carolyn is an award-winning artist who has had numerous one-woman shows both regionally and internationally. We hope you will come to see her paintings, which bring a glimpse of spirit and wonder to the busy modern world.

Kristi PetersonThe featured gallery artist this month is Kristi Peterson. Kristi works with pieces of stained glass imbedded in a ceramic base to create a mosaic. The finished piece may be in the shape of a ball, a bowl or a plate. These are referred to as mosaic mandalas. A mandala is a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamers search for completeness and self-unity. Kristi also makes beautiful fused glass jewelry that is available in the gallery.

Meet these and other gallery artists at a reception during the art walk on May 14, from 6 to 9 pm.

We have twenty-four artists displayed in the gallery. One of these is Esther Duncan. Esther was diagnosed with a textile dye allergy. This led her to create hand dyed silk scarves using two all natural dye techniques. Esther DuncanOne method makes what she describes as wicked landscape patterns. The second method uses ice and dye to create unique patterns on the silk. Dyes are made from wood, roots, resins, nuts, berries, and bugs to create her color palette.

Mother’s day is May 8th. A silk scarf or piece of local hand made jewelry may be just what is needed to complete this happy day.

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Utah Photographer Dustin LeFevre - Big Horn Gallery

Dustin LeFevreThe Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is exhibiting images by Utah photographer Dustin LeFevre. The exhibit, ‘Our Lands’ features unique perspectives of the diverse landscapes found throughout America’s Public Lands. The artwork will be on display from May 3rd through June 30th.

As a Utah native, Dustin LeFevre spent his childhood exploring and fostering a deep appreciation for nature. He spends his free time exploring the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the West. Dustin chases sunsets and sunrises in the hope to capture not just what is in front of his lens, but also the way it makes him feel. He hopes his images will help inspire the same appreciation and desire to explore in others.

During the exhibit, each image is available for purchase. Learn more about the artist at or follow his adventures at

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. Park admission is $10. For more information, contact the park at 435-259-2614.

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