May Moab Art Walk features wide variety of art, craft styles
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Photographs by Moat artist Mary Weingarden are on display this weekend at Moonflower Market.
Photographs by Moat artist Mary Weingarden are on display this weekend at Moonflower Market.
Works by local and regional artists will be on display throughout the evening of Saturday, May 11, during the Moab Art Walk. A group of downtown merchants and organizations will open their doors to the public from 6 to 9 p.m., for the event, which will feature a wide variety of fine art and handmade crafts as well as receptions for local and visiting artists. The public is invited to stroll through the exhibits at their leisure to view a variety of fine art and handmade crafts, enjoy refreshments and mingle with local and visiting artists.

This month, the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC), 111 East 100 North, will feature the work of Frank James Nackos, and daughter, Alina Nackos Murdock, in their first joint exhibition. Frank James Nackos, a minimalist sculptor, is known for his large-scale works. His most well-known sculpture is the “Tree of Wisdom,” which is installed on the Brigham Young University campus. Alina Nackos Murdock, is a middle school art teacher and painter. In this series of acrylic paintings, she explores visual expressions of biological pathways.

Moonflower Market, 39 East 100 North, will host works by Mary Weingarden, a Moab resident for more than 20 years. Whether hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, gardening, or four-wheeling, Weingarden keeps a camera nearby to capture the images that catch her eye.

The Edge Gallery, 137 N. Main, features fine art landscape photography by owner Bret Edge. Each photograph is presented as a “breathtaking canvas wrap” or archival plaque mount in an open, contemporary gallery space.

Savage Spirit! at 87 N. Main St. will showcase raku pottery, beads and jewelry of Moab artisan, Amy Mealey. Raku pottery is fired in a special kiln, then place in a container with combustible materials. Oxygen is drawn out of the pottery, resulting in beautiful and unpredictable iridescent colors and patterns. Mealey will be on hand to discuss her work with visitors.

Visit Back of Beyond Books, 83 N. Main St. for the “Anasazi Project,” a collection of silver gel photographic prints by Don Kirby and Joan Gentry. The exhibit highlights the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings in the Four Corners region.

Spa Moab, 79 N. Main St., will exhibit works by local artist Jacci Weller. Weller has been dedicated to exploring the high desert and observing the colors and shapes of the rocks, the vibrancy of the light, the wildly diverse flora, the amazing expanse of earth and sky – and finding beauty in the commonplace.  

Framed Image Fine Art and Framing, 59 E. Center St., will showcase a group show, “Teapot Interpretations.” The exhibit features Framed Image ceramicist Joanne Savoie, as well as local artists, Suzan Woodward Dalton and Jess Dye.

The Overlook Gallery, 83 E. Center St., now houses the working studios of two local landscape painters, James McKew and Tim J Morse. For Art Walk, the gallery will feature oil painting demonstrations by the artists. Art-walkers are invited to drop by and observe the art-making process.

Museum of Moab, at 118 E. Center St., will host the Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild’s annual Quilt Challenge. This year’s theme is “Name That Tune,” and the quilters invite visitors to the Museum to guess what song each quilt is based on.

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