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November at Gallery Moab
by Thea Nordling

The canyon country landscape is a powerful muse! Visit Gallery Moab to see what magic this remarkable place can inspire through the eyes, hearts, minds and hands of our talented artists and artisans. Each month our cooperative gallery features a guest artist and one of our own member artists in the spotlight.

November Guest Artist Bruce Hucko is exhibiting “WaterSong,” a series of photographic images he made along a 900-walking-step section of Millcreek. These images explore a dynamic relationship between rock and water. He explains “… the form of flowing water is determined by the rock that holds it, which, in turn, is altered through the process of erosion by the very water that flows over and through it. There is an internal form to moving water. Though it is ever-changing, no two exposures at the same shutter speed are the same. A variety of shape, color, texture, and movement are revealed. I find these images provocative. Those I choose to print and present reveal a little something about my own states of motion and emotion. He adds “The ongoing drought heightens the personal meaning of this project. There are days when the water is not flowing. There are those days when there is no water. And there are those days (this past summer!) when the stream is drowned and scoured by flash floods! Stream flow reflects, in part, how well we are taking care of it and our surrounding landscape.”

Featured Gallery Artist Larry Christensen’s oils and watercolors express his strong sense of rural place and culture. As a farm kid from southeast Idaho, he was encouraged and mentored by his elementary school teachers, who recognized his interest in drawing and talent for art. When his family moved to the Salt Lake City area, he took art classes in school and went on to earn a B.A. and an M.A. in Fine Arts from Brigham Young University. He taught courses in Drawing, Watercolor, Oil Painting, Art History, Figure Drawing, and Humanities at BYU and what is now Utah Valley University for ten years. During his long career Christensen has garnered some Best in Shows and many other awards, and has judged and juried a number of shows. He has works in permanent collections at the Utah State Capitol, State and County Buildings in Utah County, and the Springville Museum of Art. He teaches occasional classes in Moab at the Grand County Senior Center and shows his work regularly at Gallery Moab. He lives in La Sal with his wife Kathy.

Meet Hucko and Christensen at Gallery Moab during Art Walk on Saturday, November 13. We will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the event. While you’re here, enjoy the wide selection of original fine art and artisan crafts, all locally made by our member artists.

Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Monday to Thursday 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 12 noon - 7:00 p.m. Call 435-220-0891 and we will gladly open by appointment during other hours. One of the artists is always on hand to answer your questions or help you find that perfect gift or memento of your visit.

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