Moab Art Walk kicks off fall season this weekend
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Works created exclusively from recycled materials by artist Scott Whitaker will be featured at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center. Courtesy photos
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This Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., downtown merchants, the Moab Arts and Recreation Center and the Museum of Moab will hold the first Artwalk for the fall season. The public is invited to stroll through the exhibits, view a variety of fine art and handmade crafts, enjoy refreshments and mingle with local and visiting artists.

The Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 East 100 North, will host artist, activist and visionary, Scott Whitaker, who uses a unique combination of technology and design to create multi-dimensional art. Whitaker, who is also known as Scotty Soltronic, works entirely from recycled materials from virtually every medium.

In the new gallery space at Moonflower Market, 39 East 100 North, Sarah Jeffreys shares “Faces of Nambia,” photographic portraits of members of the Himba and Dobe Ju’/Hoansi groups. A percentage of sales from this exhibit will go to support the Kalahari Peoples Fund.

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

Savage Spirit!, 87 N. Main, will feature the works of Sarah Harms, who will be exhibiting her contemporary, yet earthy jewelry. Inspired by nature and various forms of symbolism, Harms hand forges each individual piece, adding silver, copper, bronze and gold for contrast and visual interest.

At Back of Beyond Books, 83 N. Main, Chad Niehaus will exhibit linoleum block prints depicting Canyon Country. The prints were created for his recently launched art business, Waterpocket Press. Collectors will have the opportunity to purchase numbered first prints. Editions of 200 were issued for each print created.

The Framed Image at 59 E. Center will begin the fall season with new works including oil landscapes by Bonnie Frucci, a new line of jewelry by Wendy Newman, and stone and steel sculpture by their newest artist, Michael Ford Dunton.

Tim J. Morse, Rick Wheeler, and Louise Seiler will be exhibiting new paintings at The Overlook Gallery, 83 E.Center. Watercolors, scratchboards, acrylics and oils will be included in this diverse presentation.

The Museum of Moab, 118 E. Center, will present “Twenty Years of The Moab Music Festival,” an exhibit celebrating the anniversary of the festival. The exhibit features photographs taken over the past two decades.

For those who are unable to attend the Saturday night walk, exhibits will be available for viewing throughout the month of September during regular hours at each of the art walk venues, organizers said.

For more information, visit the Moab Art Walk website at moabartwalk.com.

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