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February at Gallery Moab
by Thea Nordling
Happiness for artist Maddy Russo is a pile of art supplies and time and space enough to work.

Youthful energy enlivens Gallery Moab this month! Selected students from Helen M. Knight Elementary School will be exhibiting new original art during February. The young artists represent all grades, Kindergarten through 6th. “This year I chose to invite artists based on their expressed enthusiasm for art,” states Art Coach Bruce Hucko. “At the very beginning of the year, Mykie (2nd grade) came to me asking about the Gallery show. Since she’d never been in it, I was surprised that she even knew about it, especially 8 months later. She stated she’d like to be in it and that’s how she became first on my list. Enthusiasm counts!”

Once Hucko invites the artists and their parents give permission, the students begin work. Some produce the art at home while others attend a Friday afternoon art party where they are given free reign to all the art supplies to produce whatever it is that they imagine. Hucko says he could easily fill the entire gallery with students who habitually make art outside of school. You’ll see work of 15 students at this show.

A reception for the young artists will be held on Friday, February 4, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Hucko will introduce the artists at 3:30. The joy, playfulness, and fearless use of color shown by these budding young artists is a great tonic for the late-winter blues, sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face!

Izzi Oldroyd painted “ocean wave on sand” as her part of the annual Gallery Moab HMK Student Art Show.

We invite you to browse our colorful selection of original fine art and artisan crafts by local artists inspired by the incomparable canyon country landscape. Our talented artists work in many different mediums, and each has a unique vision and personal style of expression. We offer paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, wood carvings, fused glass, sculpture, jewelry, fabric art, cards and more. You’ll find something here for every taste and budget. One of the gallery artists is always on hand to answer your questions and help you find the perfect memento of your visit or a gift for your special Valentine!

And speaking of love, our artist-owned and operated cooperative gallery has been a labor of love dedicated to fostering a vibrant art scene in Moab since 2014. With the encouragement and support of our community and visitors we have grown and thrived over the years since we opened. Thank you, one and all, for supporting local arts!

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. Gallery Moab LCA 59 South Main Street #1, Moab, Utah 84532 435-355-0024

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