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Contact: John Marciano, (435)-772-7848
SPRINGDALE, UT – The art display entitled, Earth in Black & White, will feature the ceramic works of Barbara Ellard, and photographs by Michael Plyler. Both artists have a deep understanding of the southwest and in particular Zion National Park.
Barbara Ellard’s art has included ceramics, mosaics, textiles, paper making & printmaking. She is currently focused on ceramics, which include functional pieces and sculptures. Some of her work is high fired and other pieces are finished using low fired “alternative” firing techniques such as pit firing, naked raku and horse hair. Her ceramic art work is represented at Juniper Sky Gallery in Kayenta, Utah.
Michael Kayenta has been making photographs on film since 1976. In addition to his landscape work, he’s been photographing the Highland Maya of Guatemala since 1982. A large body of this work has been added to the permanent collection of The National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian, and the San Diego Museum of Man. “Making photographs with a view camera is a meditation. It forces you as the photographer to make photographs one at a time. As it should be. Since I am a user of Ansel Adams’ Zone System, it is also the most appropriate camera to use to achieve the contrast control desired in film development, treating each negative individually.”
Earth in Black & White – Ceramics and photographs, will be on display at the Zion Human History Museum beginning June 7, 2018 and will run through August 27, 2018. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The artists will also host a lecture at the Springdale Canyon Community Center on Wednesday evening June 13, 2018 beginning at 7:30 p.m.