about the gallery
“Art can focus the attention and direct the emotions in ways no other medium can achieve.”
Raven's Heart Gallery stands for art with heart; expressing kindness, compassion and respect for all life. Art that inspires us to explore deeper parts of ourselves where we can find peace, beauty and a sense of connection.
Ravens Heart Gallery provides a bridge between art makers and art lovers.
Ravens Heart Gallery features the works of Gary Kalpakoff and Cyrus Mejia along with other established and emerging artists from the region and beyond.
Cyrus Mejia is one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society. He was born in New Orleans, and studied art in Mississippi. In 1984 Mejia was part of the advance team, arriving in Kanab to build the sanctuary. He later worked with his wife Anne to create the Welcome Center and the visitor's experience at Best Friends. Mejia now works as Best Friends Resident Artist. His artwork has been exhibited nationally, spreading the message of kindness and compassion and serving as a call to action for the animals. Cyrus Mejia lives in Kanab, Utah, with his wife Anne and their family of dogs and cats.
"I do not limit myself to one or two types of photography. I see a picture - I make an image. It is as simple as that. I take what is given to me, be it wildlife, barns, sand dunes or flowers. I live in a beautiful area with many attractions, and I feel as though I have only scratched the surface of photographic possibilities."