Moab Art Walk spring season gets under way April 13
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Oil paintings by Moab artist Julia Buckwalter will be on display at Back of Beyond Books during the April 13 Art Walk.
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Moab Art Walk opens its 2013 season on Saturday, April 13, with the first art walk of the year. Local galleries, downtown businesses and the Moab Arts and Recreation Center will host receptions with local and visiting artists from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to stroll through the exhibits to view a variety of fine art and handmade crafts, enjoy refreshments and mingle with the artists.

Most exhibits will remain up throughout the month of April, organizers said.  

The photographs of Melinda Redd will be on display at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, 111 East 100 North. Redd, who lives on a cattle ranch with her husband and two sons, captures the American West – working cowboys, subtly exquisite desert blooms, spirited animals and spectacular ranch scenery – in her rich and detailed images.

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

Savage Spirit!, 87 N. Main St., will exhibit the works of Janet Leroy.

Leroy’s love of nature shines through in her detailed portraits of animals painted on feathers. Leroy pays special attention to the eyes, which she believes give the animal its spirit. Leroy also creates leather bags, which she paints and decorates with natural gemstones.

Oil paintings by Moab artist Julia Buckwalter will be on display at Back of Beyond Books, 83 N. Main St. Buckwalter has always been in love with the desert and her oil paintings are “activated by a mental blending brush,” influenced by a lifetime of travel around the Southwest. “The open road, desert clouds, watching a rock wall or flower - these are the passions of my art,” she says.

Framed Image Fine Art and Framing, 59 E. Center St., kicks off the spring season with a group show featuring paintings from new artists Carol Bold, Adeline Guay, and Mark Knudsen, as well as new oils from Rachel Pettit, jewelry by Wendy Newman, and glass by Kyle Kraiter.

The Overlook Gallery, 83 E. Center St., now houses the working studios of two local landscape painters, James McKew and Tim J. Morse. The April art walk gives visitors the opportunity to visit the new studios, view works in progress and see recently completed studio and plein air paintings.

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