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Gallery HAPPENINGS February 2019

Winter at Gallery Moab

“I’m an Artist!” HMK Elementary’s Art Coach Bruce Hucko has heard this pronouncement daily for the past 10 years. For this Gallery Moab show he’s invited a handful of HMK students to create new works of art outside of the normal curriculum integrated art that is performed at school. Come see, support and savor the joy of art that flows from the minds and hearts of children.

Like many children, those invited identify with being an artist. These are some of the kids who frequently show Art Coach Bruce the art they make at home, who always seem to be drawing at school, who repeatedly excel at lessons and like one who simply refers to herself as “artgirl.”

“We could fill all the walls at Gallery Moab with deserving student art,” says Hucko. “The public, and all the kids at school, should realize that the few kids invited to display their work represent a whole building full of young artists.”

Bruce Hucko is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTS) Visual Art Specialist at HMK Elementary School, but to students, staff and community he’s simply known as Art Coach! He’s held that position for the past 10 years. In Spring 2018 Hucko received the Sorenson Legacy Award for Elementary Art Education. He was the 2016 Utah Arts Education Association Elementary Art Educator of the Year. And back in 1984, he was designated one of 30 leading art educators in the country by the Rockefeller Bros Fund Awards for Excellence in Arts Education when his school (Montezuma Creek Elementary) received 1 of 8 school awards given nationally that year.

Join members at Gallery Moab in celebrating with these young artists and their coach at a reception held Friday, February 8, from 4-6 pm. Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main Street, and is open daily from 10-6 pm.

Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main Street. We are open Daily from 10 am-6 pm and be sure to mention you read about Gallery Moab in Moab Happenings. Work by gallery artists can been seen at and on Facebook or call 435-355-0024.


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