The arts are alive this weekend in downtown Moab.
Eight businesses are participating in this month’s Moab Art Walk, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at various locations in the city’s central core.
The Moab Arts and Recreation Center at 111 E. 100 North will be featuring some surprises from J.R. Lancaster, a self-taught outsider artist who lives in Bluff. Lancaster specializes in photography, painting, sculpture and installation art. His work is on display in 74 exhibitions around the country, with work on collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Institute and the National Park Service.
“We’re not sure what J.R. Lancaster has in store for us during Art Walk, but we know that it involves found objects and a big vision,” Moab Arts and Recreation Center Assistant Director Liz Holland said.
Just down the street from the MARC, Moonflower Community Cooperative at 39 E. 100 North will be profiling Drake Hackney’s photography. Born and raised in Moab, Hackney’s personal style reflects famed photographers Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino. Hackney was first exposed to this art genre during a black-and-white film class at the high school and hasn’t stopped taking photos since. With every photograph, Hackney said he hopes to convey a clear idea.
Gallery Moab’s guest artist for November is a schoolteacher at HMK and a watercolor artist. Cheryl Jenkinson’s paintings have been accepted at juried shows, including the Rockies West Water Color Exhibition and the Utah Water Color Society Exhibition. Featured artists for the month are Peg Hardy and Marsha Modine. Both use pastels to catch the rich colors of Moab’s environment. Visitors can also catch the work of potter Jess Dye, who makes beautiful pottery bowls, mugs and other useful shapes. Check out her pottery when you’re making your Christmas gift list. Gallery Moab is located at 87 N. Main St.
With the holiday season fast approaching, Tom Till Gallery at 61 N. Main St. is offering a 30 percent discount on anything in the gallery. Now is the time to stock up on calendars, note cards and special gifts for your friends and family. The gallery also has brand new acrylic blocks on display, as well as some of Till’s beautiful fall shots.
At the Edge Gallery, owner Bret Edge’s images hope to inspire others to wander into the wilderness, to go for a road trip to a national park or just sit at the edge of a desert canyon watching a sunset. The Edge Gallery is located at 137 N. Main St.
At 7 N. Main St., Triassic Industries is selling its handmade, locally sourced materials, allowing you to bring nature into your life in a unique and sophisticated way. Come see Triassic’s beautiful jewelry and home goods that are made from sustainable sources.
Featuring regional contemporary and traditional fine art, the Framed Image at 59 E. Center St. will be showcasing fine, hand-crafted jewelry by Winston Gamble, raku pottery by Tammy Lane, contemporary, abstract oils by Karen Barnett, traditional oil landscapes by Tim Morse and more.
At the Museum of Moab, Grand County High School film photography students will be showing black-and-white photographs of scenes they took in the community. The Museum of Moab is located at 118 E. Center St.
Visit with Moab’s finest local artists on Saturday
When: Saturday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Moab
For more information, go to www.moabartwalk.com.