‘Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau’ exhibit opens

‘Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau’ exhibit opens

A new exhibit entitled “Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” by Southern Utah artist Ron Larson is now on display at the Powell Museum in Page, Ariz. The museum hosted an opening night on Feb. 6. (Times photo – Krista Allen)

A new exhibit entitled “Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” by Southern Utah artist Ron Larson is now on display at the Powell Museum in Page, Ariz. The museum hosted an opening night on Feb. 6. (Times photo – Krista Allen)


PAGE, Ariz.
Ron Larson says he’s really attracted to the colors of the Colorado Plateau.
Southern Utah artist Ron Larson’s collection of paintings entitled “Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” will be on display this year until January 2016 at the Powell Museum in Page, Ariz. The museum on Feb. 6 hosted an opening night, which dozens of people attended. Larson will be changing a number of paintings throughout the year. (Times photo – Krista Allen)

Southern Utah artist Ron Larson’s collection of paintings entitled “Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” will be on display this year until January 2016 at the Powell Museum in Page, Ariz. The museum on Feb. 6 hosted an opening night, which dozens of people attended. Larson will be changing a number of paintings throughout the year. (Times photo – Krista Allen)


“It’s so unique,” he said. “The formations for one thing, the color another. Then you’ve the light, the dark, the contrast – add that to it and they’re just phenomenal.”
His new collection of paintings entitled “Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” is now on exhibit at the John Wesley Powell Museum.
Dozens of people on Feb. 6 attended the exhibit opening where Larson talked with event-goers and shared some of his painting techniques. It was a big opportunity for him to be here.
Without the people, he says his art would be merely worthless and nobody would get to enjoy it.
“Each of us have different talents, and that’s where the real joy comes from: by sharing with others.”
Larson shared with the crowd on Friday evening the Colorado Plateau, noted for its scenery, spreads across 130,000 square miles of geological wonderland that the Utah native calls his studio.
It’s apparent in his paintings that time stands nearly still in the outback regions of the Colorado Plateau.
Erosion lightly planes the mesas and deepens the canyons year in and year out. A wet year thickens the scanty grasses and becomes lush, and a dry year fades them.

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