My favorite local artist, Jacci Weller, is showing several of her gorgeous paintings at the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park from March 3 through April 27, 2012. You really shouldn’t need any extra motivation to want to visit the park but if you do, Jacci’s show is more than enough to reason to do so. I only discovered her work last year during one of the regular Art Walks in Moab. In an art scene so overwhelmed with typical southwestern themes, Jacci’s paintings are a refreshing departure from the norm.
Her primary subjects are the varied desert flora so commonly overlooked by most of us – sagebrush, cactus, yucca – plants she brings to such vivid life with her brush. Jacci loves the desert and her passion for it is clearly evident in her work. It isn’t easy to choose just one favorite piece, so I’ve selected two: “Yucca Bursts Out Laughing” and “Heart of the Matter“.
If you find yourself in Moab while Jacci’s paintings are on exhibit I strongly encourage you to take a trip to the Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park. Pack a picnic lunch, take in the extraordinary view of the Colorado River and canyons below, and spend some time enjoying Jacci’s fabulous paintings.
The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is hosting an exhibit of paintings by my favorite local artist, Jacci Weller. The exhibit begins on March 3 and will run through the end of April 27, 2012.