November 2017 Artist of the Month

Georgia Johnson & Cordell Naseyoma
join together for an exciting Dual Exhibit

“Adventure of Spirits”

– November 2017 at the Powell Museum –
An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017,
5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Powell Museum
Georgia Johnson enjoy’s painting whimsical desert animals, decorative mixed-media, landscape and floral themes. Johnson is drawn to the beauty of Native American art as practiced by the Navajo and Hopi tribes. She has recently expanded her artistic interests to include ceramics through classes at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.
Cordell Naseyoma was born in Keams Canyon and grew up in the village of Hotevilla-Bacavi on Third Mesa in northern Arizona. After completing his education, Cordell decided to make katsina carving his profession using the “old” methods he learned from elders and his friend and contemporary, Ed Seechoma. The katsinam portrayed by Cordell’s carvings are believed by the Hopi to be spiritual messengers. In the traditional way, Cordell collects all of his materials from nature.
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Have A Holly Jolly Christmas 2017!

Powell Museum 40th Annual
Dinner & Auction

The Board of Directors and staff of the Powell Museum invite you to their 40th annual fundraiser! This year’s event, A Holly Jolly Christmas, will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Page’s newest restaurant and entertainment center, Gone West Family Restaurant, located in the Gateway Park Shopping Center. Your ticket will include a great dinner (brought to you by Lisa and Dindie Bird who previously managed the Canyon Cantina), a spectacular assortment of both live and silent auction items, plenty of door prizes, and live music! Stop by the Powell Museum and get your tickets now for the Christmas Party of the year in Page, Arizona!

If you wish to contribute to this year’s fundraiser, please contact Viki at the museum. Your auction items or cash contributions are tax deductible and will be publicly acknowledged.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of our community museum!

Come join the fun!

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October 2017 Artist of the Month – Sally Foti


Walkabout

October’s Artist of the Month exhibit is a collection of Paintings, Photos, and Haiku

by Sally Foti

-Featuring

Spencer Trail

White Pocket

The Trail to Yellow Rock

Come see the work of our own Sally Foti!  Sally is a local Page artist and avid hiker. If you find yourself in a photo, you win a prize!!!


 

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VOTE for the Powell Museum

It’s your civic duty…to VOTE!!!

Voting is underway now for the best of the best local businesses! The Best of Page 2017 is an opportunity to show your support for the businesses that support your community all year long!

The Powell Museum & Official Visitor Center for the City of Page is a previous recipient of Best of Page Awards in multiple years and categories, including Best Non-Profit and Best Visitor Information. Our organization has also been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for our consistent superior customer service and visitor assistance efforts. You can vote here

The Powell Museum appreciates your continued support!

 

 

 

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August 2017 Lecture Series/The Artist, the Trader, the Blair Family


The Artist, the Trader, the Blair Family

Lecture Series Presentation

Friday, August 11, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Powell Museum


What would you collect if your family was in the Trading Post business since 1948?  View the Elijah and Claudia Blair Family Collection consisting of one-of-a-kind items hand-crafted in the past century by Native Americans in the Four Corners Region.  The unique rugs, jewelry, baskets and pottery will take your breath away.  Hear the well told stories of the family’s experiences as Indian Traders.  Just how did the trading post, the trader, and the local artists work together for mutual benefit? Hear the stories from the people who have lived a life most of us can only imagine.

The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is made possible through a partnership between Glen Canyon Natural History Association, the John Wesley Powell Museum and the Page Public Library. Lectures are free to the public and supported by grants and donations. Thank you for supporting your public programs.

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August 2017 Artist of the Month – David Drummond

August 2017 Artist of the Month –

David Drummond

“Art is about communication and beauty. I paint what I love to look at, hoping to bring that same emotion to the viewer.”

Widely recognized for his realistic watercolors of Lake Powell and western landscapes, watercolorist David Drummond concentrates on attention to detail and mood. His expressive realist figurative work and still life paintings give testimony to talent, as do dozens of honors and critical acclaim in the national fine arts media.

Over the years he has accumulated numerous honor and awards, and was commissioned to paint the 2007 Whie House Christmas card and in 2013 his “Escalante Noon” was selected to hang in the George W. Bush Library.

Wake South of Dangling Rope
Morning In Mountain Sheep Canyon 
Morning Near Hole In The Rock
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July 2017 Lecture Series/Frank Lee Ruggles

 

Glen Canyon Lecture Series 

 

Presentation and signing at The Page Community Center

Tuesday, July 18th                                                                                  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Glen Canyon Lecture Series presents: Frank Ruggles, eminent photographer for the National Parks. Hist journey through America’s public lands has led him to some of the most remote and wildly beautiful places this country has to offer. Join him for the release of his new book, Chasing Light, which features stunning photography from places we call home and far beyond.
This is a free community event sponsored by the Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library.

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2017 July Artist of the Month/Multi-Media Locals Show


2017 July Artist of the Month/Multi-Media Locals Show


Do not miss one of our most popular exhibits and receptions of the year – The Locals Show! The local art scene is truly amazing and inspiring and every year we gather the best of the best in one place for everyone to enjoy. Plan to attend this year’s Multi-Media Locals Show featuring:

Ardie Shaffer – Acrylic on ceramic tile painting
Suzanne Schmaltz and Anita Lyte Williams – A collaboration from the two painters; A triptych painting
Pat Talbott – Watercolor and pen drawings
Frank Talbott – Photography

Reception to be held Friday, July7th 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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2017 June Lecture Series/Steven Law

Reflections from a Deep Desert Journey

Lecture by Steven Law

page community center 650 South Navajo Drive Page, AZ, 86040

Tuesday, June 20, 2017   7:00 – 8:00 pm


Author, poet, journalist and river guide Steven Law is a lifelong explorer of the Colorado Plateau. Join him as he takes us on a journey deep into the Colorado Plateau’s stunning red rock canyons through prose and poetry.

Steven Law is an award winning travel writer, poet and journalist. A former Grand Canyon river guide, he now works as a feature writer for the Lake Powell Chronicle, and pens his popular “Gone” column. He’s also a Contributing Writer for London based Panorama Magazine: the Journal of Intelligent Travel. His freelance work has appeared in Arizona Highways, Sunset, Outside, Ripcord Adventure Journal, Backpacker, Western Horseman, and numerous regional magazines.

He will be doing a book signing of his poetry book “Polished” after the program.

The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is made possible through a partnership between Glen Canyon Natural History Association, the John Wesley Powell Museum and the Page Public Library. Lectures are free to the public and supported by grants and donations. Thank you for supporting your public programs.

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THE TRADING POST at Powell Museum


THE TRADING POST at Powell Museum


The John Wesley Powell Museum is excited and proud to announce the opening of our newest exhibit, The Trading Post at Powell Museum.

Trading posts were an integral part of early life in the southwest. Local Native Americans traded jewelry, weavings, and livestock for staples. The trading post was also a gathering spot where locals could meet friends and catch up on the latest news and events.

The Blair family, led by Elijah (known as Jai Yaz hi to the Navajo) and Claudia Blair, ran Blair’s Dinnebito Trading Post on and near the Navajo Reservation. Pieces from their family collection have been incorporated into this new exhibit.

View one-of-a-kind items, like a cradle board and authentic rug-weaving loom – some for sale, some not – but all imparting a glimpse into the past…of life in and around The Trading Post. 

Please  join us for an opening reception on Friday April 28, 2017 from 6:00 0 8:00 P.M. at the Powell Museum. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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