Moab photographer and art educator Bruce Hucko is exhibiting photographs at the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park from now through Nov. 30.
Hucko has entitled his exhibit “What’s the Point? Photographs from in, around, below and beyond Dead Horse Point.”
Hucko is an art teacher at Helen M. Knight Elementary. He said that as an educator, he is “always looking for a teaching moment. Using this title allows me the opportunity to play with the questions of ‘What’s the point of Dead Horse Point?’, ‘What’s the point of photography?’, and ‘What’s the point of life?’ All good questions.”
Hucko’s exhibit includes both color and black & white images which he printed himself. Included in the exhibit are images from Hucko’s portfolio’s entitled WaterSong, Desert Ice, Entrada (a collaboration with poet David Lee), A Gesture of Kinship (a collaboration with Hucko’s former Navajo students), and photographs specific to Dead Horse Point.
The collection of images spans a rich and fulfilling photographic career. Hucko has published 15 books that feature his work exclusively and has created interpretive slide shows for Arches National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. He has also had numerous other images published in books, magazines and calendars.
In addition to his photographic work Hucko owns and conducts the annual Moab Photography Symposium and participates in the annual Moab Artists Studio Tour. Hucko serves as the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Visual Art Specialist at Helen M. Knight Elementary School in Moab where he is affectionately referred to as the “art coach.”
During the exhibit, each image will be available for purchase.
Hucko will conduct a free photography workshop from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. The workshop will start at the visitor center with a 1.5 hour presentation and discussion. A field session will follow and at 6:30 p.m. participants will return to the visitor center to review images and to view a post-processing image demonstration. Space is limited to 10 participants, please call Dead Horse Point at (435) 259-2614 to reserve.
The public is invited to free reception to meet with Hucko from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16 at Dead Horse Point State Park.