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April 9, May 14, June 11, September 10, October 8, & November 12

2022 PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

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SEPTEMBER Art Walk
Saturday SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

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For the September Art Walk, the Moab Museum is highlighting a temporary exhibit entitled Tracing the Story of William Grandstaff. Highlighting recent genealogical research, this exhibit explores the life of one of Moab's settlers, a Black frontiersman and cowboy that once ran cattle in the canyon that now bears his name. During the September Art Walk, explore the exhibit, respond to questions on display, and listen to some cowboy music at the Museum.

Morning Glory Bridge 

Moab Bag Co.

& Suzy B. Designs

Moab Bag Co will be open and showing a display of work from various artists. Bag Co will have an array of their bags for sale that are made from used bike tubes - yay for reuse!

You can also stop into the Studio of Suzy B. Designs. Come and check out her jewelry designs and ask questions about her process. 

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Nancy Lewis, a resident of Palisade, Colorado, is our September Guest Artist. She paints landscapes in oil, pastel and watercolor using bold brushstrokes, dynamic values and unique color. Nancy actively participates in plein air events and exhibits her work in local, regional, and national shows. In addition, she teaches watercolor, oil, and pastel workshops to individuals and groups. 

Mesa Magic | Nancy Lewis

2022 Reflected Light at Independence Monument 

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Tom Till Gallery is ready for SPRING and we can't wait to show off our new photography display! Please come say hello and enjoy the beauty of Tom's images from Moab and around the world. Visit during ArtWalk for a complimentary gift and raffle entry to win a Tom Till print! 

See you soon!

You can also visit online at tomtill.com

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Paul has been photographing the Moab area since 1995 when, like many, he discovered his love of the region on a family road trip. His experience was transformative and today Paul can be found wandering the backcountry of Arches National Park, where he is in his third season as a ranger. Last year Paul presented a photography talk for the Canyonlands Natural History Association’s Fall Lecture Series titled “Photography Impacts & Influences in Our Public Lands.” Paul is passionate about photography and intrigued by the role it takes in making memories, shaping experiences, and defining how we interact with our public lands.

Frog | Paul Stolen 

Monument Valley Sunset

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"LIFE issues" by Moab educator and artist Brian Parkin collects nineteen photomontages of individual issues of LIFE magazine, which was published as a weekly periodical between November 1936 and December 1972. "The series began when my friend Jimmy Ferro gave me a copy of LIFE from September 1952. After browsing the magazine I decided to cut it up and reassemble it so that a viewer could get a sense of the whole magazine in a single image. Actually, it is two images;  black & white on one side and color on the other side. I was happy with that first montage I assembled a couple of years ago and just started to make more of them." 

 

Parkin uses very simple materials for each piece: one copy of LIFE magazine, a board, scissors and stick glue. "After dissembling the magazine into pages I separate them into black & white and color pages. Then I prepare a background for each side and add cut-out images. The words are the last to be added and I continue finessing each composite page until either I run out of material or the image feels balanced. Each piece takes twelve to twenty hours to complete depending on the size of the photomontage."

 

Parkin adds that "I have discovered the issues of the past were much like the issues of our present: politics, power, and commerce all feature heavily but each single copy's feature stories and advertisements give a flavor to the photomontage of that issue. I hope that viewers will bring their own conclusions about what each montage means to them as I think that we can learn a lot from our recent history as a nation and the issues that we have had to face. LIFE was a fascinating weekly magazine with a lot of wonderful photographs by talented artists and compelling headlines that made you want to learn more about the stories featured."

 

"LIFE issues" by Brian Parkin will be on display at the MARC between September 3rd and September 30th. A reception will be held on the evening of September 10th during ArtWalk.

September 1964 Black & White| Parkin  

September 1964 Color| Parkin  

June Art Walk
Saturday June 11, 2022

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Join us at the museum for the June ArtWalk: we are highlighting a temporary exhibition at the confluence of history and photography. Across the West, countless inscriptions can be found scratched, drawn, and pecked on sandstone by Indigenous people, ranchers, homesteaders, miners, trappers and traders, outlaws, missionaries, and others. These historic markings invoke wonder, inspire curiosity, and tell stories about how people have traveled across this varied and rugged landscape.

 These historic markings invoke wonder, inspire curiosity, and tell stories about how people have traveled across this varied and rugged landscape. A temporary exhibition opening in June, entitled Butch Cassidy Was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau, showcases a selection of the rich photographic collections of history experts and backcountry adventurers James Knipmeyer and Mike Ford. Together, Knipmeyer and Ford have taken over 1,600 images of remote and little-known inscriptions across the region, amassing a collection that is both visually arresting and invaluable for researchers. We hope you’ll join us at Art Walk to explore Butch Cassidy Was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau!

Historic Colorado rock inscrptions, photographed and researched by James Knipmeyer, are on display at the Moab Museum during the June ArtWalk

Local oil painter Andy Savarese has been painting Southern Utah since arriving on the Navajo Reservation to work in 1994. While there, he gained an appreciation for the region, its people, and its unspoiled beauty. Andy late moved to Bluff and then eventually to Moab.

Andy's inspiration is everything he sees and experiences and has seen and experienced for more than half a century. He draws further inspiration from his wife and 3 artist children, from whom he continues to learn.

Indian Paintbrush

Lower Courthouse Wash

Grand County Utah

Moab Bag Co.

& Suzy B. Designs

Moab Bag Co will be open and showing a display of work from various artists. Bag Co will have an array of their bags for sale that are made from used bike tubes - yay for reuse!

You can also stop into the Studio of Suzy B. Designs. Come and check out her jewelry designs and ask questions about her process. 

Bruni Mason

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Friends and painting buddies, Bruni Mason and Sue Rydman, are the gallery's Guest Artists for June. Both enjoy exploring the versatile medium of watercolor and often paint together at Sue's kitchen table. 

Carolyn Tibbetts, featured gallery member for the month, enjoys the challenge of painting cliffs, skies, and river reflections she sees every day in the landscape. Her eye for color is evident in her highly sought after paintings. 

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The Road to Beef Basin | Carolyn Tibbets

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Tom just took this beautiful photo titled "Arches Spring Primrose". Check out the new photos and other images by Tom from Moab and around the world.

 

Visit during ArtWalk and enter a raffle to win a Tom Till print!

See you there or visit us online at tomtill.com

Arches Spring Primrose

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Using both found-object, made-object, illustration and photo-collage, Geomancer documents a hypothetical and rapidly advancing future—one where the American Southwest has succumbed to MEGADROUGHT. As institutions and companies collapse, remaining fringe-dwellers have taken up folk magic traditions and occult-based rituals to find sources of deeply-hidden water and other precious objects underground the surface of an inhospitable planet.
 

What they find asks the question—
Who will inherit an Earth without water?

Summer Ester Orr is an emerging multidisciplinary artist currently based in Green River, Utah. Her work often utilizes ceramics, illustration, and printmaking to document living in an increasingly hostile environment—the American West. Largely self-taught, Orr is active in the DIY community and frequently organizes workshops and classes to further arts education outside of academia. She has previously exhibited work outside of Utah in Nevada, Colorado and Maine. She is an active-bird watcher, frog-catcher, rock collector and observer of the natural world.