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Gallery Moab
by Thea Nordling

Karen ChathamGallery Moab continues to bring exciting local art to Moab. Come visit the gallery to see watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings in a wide variety of styles from representational to impressionist to expressionist, from traditional to contemporary. Not sure what all those terms mean? No problem, the artists at the gallery are happy to explain their work. Then there’s jewelry, scrap iron art, ceramics both functional and decorative, scarves, bags, cards, prints . . . suffice it to say, you’ll find a wide variety of affordable art made by local artists.

On Friday, February 12, Gallery Moab will be hosting a Valentine’s Day themed “happening.” Events for the evening include a mystery guest artist, a drawing for one of Dell Crandell’s scrap iron pieces, and more. Artists are working on some surprises for the event as well. While we’re not revealing details now, all we can say is . . . you are sure to love it!

Larry ChristinsenJoin Gallery Moab artist Shari Michaud for an inspirational four day ceramic sculpture workshop. Students will be introduced to basic hand-building techniques and guided through a creation of their own design. The workshop is appropriate for beginning to advanced students. The workshop takes place on February 8th, 9th and 10th from 5-7:30pm and a final class for glazing finished work on February 16th from 5-7:30.

Karen Chatham will be offering an alcohol ink painting class on February 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. This will be a fun class where students can learn the many techniques to use alcohol ink to create their own painting, tile, and switch plate cover.

Contact Gallery Moab for details about the classes, or stop in to sign up in person.Looking ahead to March, the Moab Music Festival will be sponsoring a chamber music duo at the gallery on March 2. Be sure to mark your calendars for this special event.
We look forward to seeing you at Gallery Moab!

87 North Main Street • 435-355-0024
Open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday through Saturday,
10:00 am to 2:00pm Sunday
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Big Horn Gallery Photo Exhibit

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park has extended the exhibit of images by Utah photographer Chad Dutson. The exhibit, ‘Moments in Nature’ features both popular and unique perspectives of diverse landscapes discovered throughout the United States and Caribbean: desert, forest, and coastal scenes. The artwork will be on display through February 29th, 2016 and includes more than twenty-five images.

Chad DutsonDutson is a Utah-based wilderness photographer whose admiration for nature grows with each photographic adventure. He has spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft. He has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for photography pushes him to extremes to capture the right shot. After each excursion he shares his experience with others, hoping they may fall in love with nature as he has. Dutson philosophizes that “quality photographic moments require three elements: the right experience, the right tools, and the right moment,” but the artist also admits that “the right moment is often nothing more than good luck.” According to Dutson, “Some say they lose themselves in one thing or another; however I find myself through photography, losing only the sense of time.”

Dutson has been published in USA Today, Popular Photography, and recently was featured with an Editor’s Choice award by the prominent photographic website, During the exhibit, each image is available for purchase as well as smaller matted prints. To learn more about the artist visit

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

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