Fifteen new paintings have been added and the closing date extended for a brilliant exhibition at the Powell Museum in Page, Arizona. Who’s the artist?
Artist Ron Larson has spent countless hours recording the beauties of the Colorado Plateau, and his artistic products are the subjects of a now extended exhibition at the Powell Museum in Page, Arizona. The exhibition, titled “Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau,” opened in February of 2015, and Larson has spent the last year returning to the museum introducing new paintings from new locations — “usually two or three at a time every month or so throughout the year,” reports the museum. “Ron has made it his mission to find those distinctive places of stark and captivating beauty that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, then translate them to canvas.”

A view of the exhibition; (c) Image courtesy Powell Museum 2016

“Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” will now be on view through June 30. Moreover, Larson will host a lecture on May 18 in which he will report on his experiences over the last 18 months in capturing the elusive and ethereal beauty that is found in the Southwest desert. Continuing, the museum writes, “The Colorado Plateau is comprised of some of the most curious and extraordinary landscapes in the American Southwest. With over 60 national parks, monuments, wilderness areas and state parks, the Colorado Plateau’s pristine and unusual natural beauty remains safeguarded for future generations to experience. It’s the perfect place for an artist: Ron preserves the spirit of the wide open spaces, towering rock formations, meandering watercourses, and transitory moments of life on the Colorado Plateau in his art. He often paints on-site surrounded by the inspiring landscape and the interesting plant and animal life. Ron’s newest collection of paintings depict scenes from well-known places such as Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park, along with lesser known, but equally stunning, parts of the Colorado Plateau over the Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico area.”
To learn more, visit the Powell Museum.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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