Kirk Parkinson A. J. Unrien

Arrowhead Gallery ETC’s May featured artists are Kirk Parkinson and Allen “A. J.” Unrien. Please join them for an artists’ reception Friday, May 12, from 6-8pm, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.


Kirk’s artistic interests began at an early age. He attended both Dixie College and the University of Utah. Kirk paints primarily with oil, but occasionally uses acrylic and pastel. His work celebrates the unusual or dramatic aspects of Mother Nature. Kirk has received various accolades for his work. His paintings were displayed at various events such as the Springville Museum of Art, Sears Dixie Invitational and the National Parks Show at the St. George Art Museum. He is a member of the Southern Utah Art Guild and exhibits at the Arrowhead Gallery, Red Cliffs Gallery, Split Rock Gallery, and the Relics Gallery in Salt Lake City.

A. J.’s artist creativity dates back to the 1970’s. Through the years he has developed his own unique technique in metal sculpting and southwest artwork design utilizing recycled automobile metal. He became creative in burning metal with a welding torch by trial and error shaping the metal into something of beauty and uniqueness. One such piece he incorporated elk antlers with the metal. Another of his superb artwork pieces is a Spanish Galleon which is in the front display window at the Arrowhead Gallery. He has always had an artistic talent and finally found his niche utilizing recycled automobile metal to create and perfect his unique style.

68 East Tabernacle Street, St. George UT 84770, 435-628-9592 [email protected]

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