Photography of Bruce Hucko featured at Dead Horse Point State Park gallery
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“Balanced Rock” by local photographer Bruce Hucko is one of a variety of color and black and white images included in an exhibit at the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park. Courtesy photos
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Photographs by Moab photographer and art educator Bruce Hucko will be on display at the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park through Nov. 30. A reception with the artist will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Hucko’s exhibit, “What’s the Point? Photographs from in, around, below and beyond Dead Horse Point,” features both color and black and white images from the region.

An art educator in Moab, Hucko says 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 said.

Hucko printed the images included in the exhibit. Included in the exhibit are images from Hucko’s portfolios 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,” officials with the Bighorn Gallery said in a news release.

Hucko has published 15 books that feature his work exclusively, and has created interpretive slideshows 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.”

Hucko will conduct a free photography workshop on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 8 p.m. The workshop will begin with a 1.5 hour presentation and discussion at the Dead Horse Point visitor center. 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. Those interested in participating in the workshop should call Dead Horse Point at 435-259-2614 to reserve.

During the exhibit of Hucko’s work, each image will be available for purchase.

For more information about the artist, please visit www.brucehuckophoto.com.

Dead Horse Point State Park is located nine miles north of Moab on U.S. 191, and 23 miles south on state Route 313. The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park admission is $10. For more information, contact the park at 435-259-2614.

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