January, that month when we all are recovering from the holidays, we burrow down and wait for the harsh winter to slowly evolve into spring. This is a perfect time to rejuvenate our senses by immersing ourselves in art. Gallery Moab at 87 N. Main has paintings of the local landscapes to remind us that the canyon country will soon burst into spring. Replicating the grand vistas and intimate views of flowers on canvas promise all is well. Gallery Moab is a co-operative with over twenty artists. We have something for everyone; Paintings and photographs to hang on the wall. Pottery and ceramics are decorative and useful. Silk scarfs make a perfect gift for any woman. Coffee mugs patterned after license plates catch the mens attention. There are jewelry items in a variety of price ranges.
Some of our artists work in unexpected ways. Peggy Harty paints landscapes in brilliant pastels. She also enjoys playing with fabric combining colors, patterns and textures. Her fabric card wallets are available in the gallery. Robin Straub recently went outdoors in Arches National Park to paint a 3 x 5 foot oil painting by laying the canvas flat on the ground. Larry Christensen won a fourth place on Fine Art America. Mary Collar returned from a two-week visit to Cuba. She reports it was a wonderful experience. Fortunately for the rest of us she brought back new ideas for paintings. Page Holland thinks her most unusual art experience was painting a sculpture at Moab’s City Hall. The Gallery Moab will be offering classes in January.
Stop by the gallery and look at the vibrant alcohol-ink paintings that are the specialty of Karen Chatham. Then sign up for one of her classes. Karen will be teaching classes on Sun. January 15th 2 to 4 pm; Mon. January 16th 2 to 4 pm and Tuesday January 17th. 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $40. Class size is limited. All materials will be furnished. Call Karen at 435-210-8240 to register.
These classes can be enjoyed by anyone. No previous experience is necessary. Victoria Fugit will be teaching both beginning watercolor and drawing classes. Water Colors will be on Monday January 30th, and Monday February 6, 13, 27, and March 6 . All classes will be 12:30 to 4:30 pm and will cost $150. Drawing classes will be on Tuesdays January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31st. Times will be 12:30 to 4:30 pm and cost $150. All materials will be provided for both classes. Contact Victoria at 259-9417 to register.
Open 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday; Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday
87 North Main Street. 435/355-0024
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