Local photographer’s work to be featured at Dead Horse Point gallery
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Local photographer Jennifer Christopherson’s landscape images from the Moab region will be featured at a new exhibit at the Big Horn Gallery.
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The scenic photography of local artist Jennifer Christopherson will be on display at the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park March 1 through April 29. Christopherson will be showcasing landscape and wildlife photography featuring images from Utah’s canyon country. The public is invited to an opening reception for the artist on March 2, from noon to 3 p.m.

“The colorful landscapes of Utah and its many magical elements take form through Christopherson’s love of photography,” park officials said in a news release. “Explore the many different landscapes of Utah, from golden aspen covered mountains, to glowing red rock canyons and beautiful winding rivers.”

As a photographer, Christopherson has had many opportunities to capture events through a lens that “cannot be described in words,” according to the news release. Her passion started in a photography class in high school, when other students were captivated by Christopherson’s ability to capture her love of wildlife and the outdoors on film. Christopherson continued her studies of photography at Utah State University. Though she later changed her course of study to a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation resource management, Christopherson says she never lost sight of her love of photography.

Christopherson worked as a seasonal park ranger at Dead Horse Point State Park in 2012, and recognized that she was truly experiencing Utah for the first time. She was able to travel to many beautiful destinations to capture intimate moments in nature. The exhibit at the Bighorn Gallery will be a culmination of the many adventures Christopherson has experienced while exploring the diverse landscapes of Utah

Each photograph in the exhibit will be available for purchase, and the gallery will also have matted prints and note cards featuring Christopherson’s work.

Dead Horse Point 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., from March 9 to mid-October. Park admission is $10. For more information, please contact the park at 435-259-2614.

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