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Entries in Mt. Carmel (2)


Images of the Day, August 14, 2012  

For the next few days we’ll be featuring paintings that will be exhibited at Maynard Dixon Country 2012, home of the extraordinary Maynard Dixon cabin and ground, beautifully preserved by Susan and Paul Bingham and the Bingham Gallery in Mt. Carmel.  This event gets bigger and better each year, featuring many of the most talented artists in the country.

Credit: Maynard Dixon Country

Peggi Kroll-Roberts
Zinnia Days
16 x 20 in.

For more information see our previous post at:

Maynard Dixon Country 2011: An Artist's Artist


Color, Form and Light: Milford Zornes Comes Home

by Donna Poulton

Horses Red Canyon by Milford Zornes. Image courtesy of Bingham Gallery

From Milford Zornes by Gordon T. McClelland and Milford Zornes, Hillcrest Press, Inc.

By the time James Milford Zornes (1908-2008) moved to Utah in 1963, he had a long history of successful exhibitions, had traveled the world, was elected president of the California Watercolor Society and had established an international teaching reputation. He and his wife had not planned to move to southern Utah, but they found the property for sale while making an impromptu visit to Edith Hamlin at the home that she and Maynard Dixon had built in Mt. Carmel. This began a decades-long interest for Zornes in the investigation of new colors, forms and light.

Maynard Dixon's Cabin. Image courtesy of Bingham Gallery

During the thirty years that he lived in Mt. Carmel, Zornes painted around the Zion area in every season and from every vantage point.  On 1 April - 31 July 2011, the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts and Bingham Gallery are bringing Zorne’s work home to the Maynard Dixon property that he loved so much with a retrospective of some of his finest work; some of it painted from his own back door.

Image courtesy of Bill Anderson Art Gallery

Dixon's Front Gate by Milford Zornes. Image courtesy of Bingham Gallery

Caves of Kanab Canyon by Milford Zornes. Image courtesy of Bingham Gallery

Barn in Glendale by Milford Zornes. Image courtesy of Bingham Gallery