37th Annual Fundraiser Auction – DECEMBER 6, 2014

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ANNUAL AUCTION! Saturday December 6 | Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Powell Museum 37th Annual Auction

The Powell Museum’s 37th Annual Auction & Dinner “A Canyon Country Christmas” will be held on Saturday December 6th at the Canyon Cantina. Dinner tickets are available at the Museum: $35 for Museum Members; $40 for non-members. If you would like to make a cash donation or donate an item or service, please contact us! 928-645-9496

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Golden Angel Program – Available for the 5th Year!

Golden Angel

You can help make the wishes of Page area senior citizens come true by participating in the Powell Museum’s Golden Angel Program. A garland at the Museum is decorated with golden angels which represent local seniors who may be alone or in need for the holidays. The Page Community Center has provided a list of these names and each angel has a corresponding number and wish. Wishes may include things like books, robes, blankets or other smaller items. No perishable food will be accepted. Return the wrapped gift along with the angel to the Museum and it will be delivered right before the holidays to the deserving Page senior citizen. The Angel Tree will be available beginning Friday October 31.  This is the 5th year the Museum has given the community an opportunity to come in and sign out a Golden Angel off the tree! If you know a senior you would like to include, please contact Viki Wainwright or Pat Talbott at the Museum- 928 645-9496.

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Balloon Regatta Activities at the Museum


October 30 – November 2, 2014

The Museum is the perfect place to enjoy the Balloon Regatta festivities! Artists will be set up on the Museum’s lawn Friday night and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Meet local artists, share adventure stories, and of course, see some fantastic art! For more information about selling your artwork, contact Pat Talbott at the Powell Museum or email her at ptalbott@hotmail.com. Be sure to stop by the Museum on Saturday November 1st for a Navajo weaving demonstration and Artist of the Month reception from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.; Admission to the Museum is free for this special event!



In November, the Powell Museum will highlight multiple artists from the Page and Lake Powell area for the Artist of the Month Program including weaver, Dolores Fowler, who will be demonstrating the art of weaving in the Museum’s exhibit gallery on Saturday November 1st from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Other artists showing their work for the November Artist of the Month Program include Stan Burman, Gary Ladd, Mark Law, Sally Foti, Christopher Eaton, and Cynthia Sequanna.

Weaving Demonstration


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November Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Weaver in the Shade

(Photograph courtesy of the Powell Museum Archives.)

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents “From Blanket to Rug to Fine Art” By Dr. Jennifer McLerran 

Monday November 10 | 7:00 p.m. Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam, Hwy 89

Dr. Jennifer McLerran will focus on privately funded and government-sponsored vegetal dye–revival projects of the 1930s and 1940s and the transition from a tourist to a fine art market in Navajo weaving.

Dr. McLerran is an Associate Professor of art history at Northern Arizona University where she teaches Native American art history and museum studies. She has a Ph.D. in Native American art from the University of Washington. Recent publications include A New Deal for Native Art: Indian Arts and Federal Policy 1933—1943 (University of Arizona Press, 2009), A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World (A:shiwi A:wan Heritage Center and Museum, Zuni, NM and Museum of Northern Arizona, 2011) co-authored with Jim Enote), and Weaving Is Life: Navajo Weavings from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection (University of Washington Press, 2007). She has also authored articles on Native American art and culture for American Indian Art and American Indian Culture and Research Journal.
Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by the Page Public Library, Powell Museum, and Glen Canyon Natural History Association.


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November is Native American Heritage Month

Join us in NovemberCelebrate Native American Heritage Month in November with a series of public events including a weaving demonstration, lecture, and activities for kids and families! Click here: 2014 Native American Heritage Month Poster, to see a complete list of community activities.

Be sure to stop by and see the featured exhibit currently on display at the Powell Museum, “Weaver’s Trail: Honoring Navajo Weaving at Dinnebito Trading Post,” On display through December 2014.

NOVEMBER 1st  – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ARTIST OF THE MONTH RECEPTION & NAVAJO WEAVING DEMONSTRATION by Dolores Fowler at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. (928) 645-9496

NOVEMBER 10th – 7:00 p.m. GLEN CANYON LECTURE SERIES “From Blanket to Rug to Fine Art: Navajo Weaving in the 1930s and 1940s” by Dr. Jennifer McLerran – Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam, Hwy 89.

NOVEMBER 11th – 10:00-11:30 a.m. TODDLER TIME/STORY TIME by Wally Brown – Page Public Library, 479 S. Lake Powell Blvd.

NOVEMBER 21st – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. NATIVE AMERICAN ART & CRAFT SALE – Page Public Library, 479 S. Lake Powell Blvd.

THROUGH NOVEMBER – CRAFT NIGHTS AT THE LIBRARY  November 4: Sand Painting, November 12: Weaving, November 18: Kachina Dolls, November 25: Dream Catchers - Page Public Library, 479 S. Lake Powell Blvd.

Also check out the Library’s November calendar of events: www.facebook.com/pagepubliclibrary.

The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by the Powell Museum, Page Public Library and the Glen Canyon Natural History Association. Funding in part by the American Indian Library Association and the Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture project.

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October Glen Canyon Lecture Series


Rebecca Durrenberger

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents
“Bill’s Story of Wire: Barbed and Otherwise”
by Rebecca Durrenberger

Tuesday October 14 | 7:00 p.m. at Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam

Rebecca Durrenberger will introduce a variety of barbed wire styles and multiple uses, things you never knew or thought you wanted to know about wire and the stories they tell… Cattle drives, barbed wire, greed – as life styles changed, inventions appeared to deal with these changes.

Rebecca Durrenberger, Museum of Northern Arizona Docent, is a living history re-enactor, grief retreat facilitator, photographer, storyteller, former elementary school teacher and international software computer trainer.  Rebecca was born and raised on a farm in northeast Kansas where she got her first “scrape with barbed wire,” left Kansas as a young woman to attend graduate school in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and married and raised a family there.  In 2000 she landed in Flagstaff, bringing with her father Bill’s barbed wire collection. She discovered that wire, barbed and otherwise, had found its way to Arizona homesteads, protecting the settlers, their livestock and their property as well.

Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by the Page Public Library, Powell Museum, and Glen Canyon Natural History Association.

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October Artist of the Month – Mark Law


Mark Law

ARTIST OF THE MONTH Reception Friday October 3 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

October Artist of the Month, Mark Law, was born in 1950 in Fairbanks in the Territory of Alaska. Transplanted as a child to Utah and then northern California, he attended Shasta College and then the University of California, Humboldt where he graduated with a B.A. in English & Science.  Mark worked as a Park Ranger for 34 years for the National Park Service in numerous park locations including Redwoods, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. While working in Yellowstone Mark met his life partner Barbara Horning who he married at Grand Canyon National Park in 1989.  Mark retired from the National Park Service in March 2007 and immediately went to work at the Powell Museum.  Mark enjoys a myriad of outdoor recreation pursuits including hunting, fishing, hiking, rock hounding, and exploring, as well as wood working and lapidary arts.  Mark began to make turned wood bowls in his father’s workshop when he was 11 years old. The influence of living 30+ years in the American southwest is evident in his lapidary work as well as in his turnings.  Mark is a member of the Association of American Woodturners.  His work will be on display at the Powell Museum through the month of October.

Join us FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2014 from 4 – 6 p.m. for an artist reception. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served!

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September Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Barry Albright talk 9-2014

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents “Fifteen Years of Paleontology”

By Dr. Barry Albright

Friday September 19 | 7:00 p.m. at Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam

This event is  the keynote address for the Big Water Dinosaur Festival !

Since 1999, personnel from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Museum of Northern Arizona, the Utah Museum of Natural History, the Utah Geological Survey, and the University of North Florida have been involved in a robust and detailed survey of the vertebrate paleontology preserved in Upper Cretaceous strata of the Kaiparowits Plateau region of southern Utah.  Research over these years has confirmed that these fossil-rich layers preserve one of the best records in the world of Late Cretaceous (approximately 95 – 75million years ago) life.  One of the geologic units in this thick sequence of strata preserves a remarkable record of ancient marine life that lived and died in a vast inland seaway that ran across North America from the Gulf of Mexico in the south to the Arctic Ocean in the north, quite literally bisecting the continent into eastern and western halves about 93 million years ago.  Over the last 15 years, research on this unit, known as the Tropic Shale, has greatly expanded our understanding of the organisms that called this seaway home.

Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by the Page Public Library, Powell Museum, and Glen Canyon Natural History Association.

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September Artist of the Month – Christopher K. Eaton

Christopher Eaton - Terra Photographica

ARTIST OF THE MONTH Reception Friday September 12 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

September Artist of the Month, Christopher K. Eaton, will display a series of slot canyon photographs printed on aluminum, a combination that reveals the true depth of these amazing naturally sculpted landscapes.

Christopher is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker living on the Colorado Plateau where he works and plays on some of our nation’s most amazing public lands. Originally from southern California, he has called northern Arizona his home for more than seven years. Trained with a filmmaker’s eye, Christopher is always looking for the uncommon in his surroundings; whether it be the subtle play of light on small objects, hidden patterns in the landscape, or sweeping vistas off the beaten path, the Earth is filled with creative opportunities in every corner. Terra Photographica is the photographer’s life-long goal to capture both the grand scale and the intimate beauty of the landscape as well as document the human presence on it.


Join us FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 from 4 – 6 p.m. for an artist reception. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served!

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Steven F. Ward Memorial Internship Applications due August 22nd

The Powell Museum is accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Steven F. Ward Memorial Internship Program. Applications must be received by Friday August 22, 2014.

For more information and application instructions go to: 2014 SWMF INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

To download the application, click here: 2014 SWMF INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

The Steven F. Ward Memorial Fund was established to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Steve Ward, long time Page, Arizona resident, historian, and former Powell Museum board member, and to promote the continuing history of Page, Arizona through internships and scholarships as well as the collection, preservation, and interpretation of related artifacts, archives and information held at the Powell Museum.

The Powell Museum is offering a paid internship in the Fall of 2014 for college students interested in pursuing a career in library or museum studies, history, art, science or tourism made possible through the Steve Ward Memorial Fund. The goal of the internship is to offer students practical experience in a museum setting. The intern will be selected through an application process and will be enrolled, or a recent graduate of, an accredited two or four-year college or university.

The Powell Museum’s Fall 2014 Internship will be offered in the Curatorial & Archives Department. The intern will begin processing an important collection of photographic prints, negatives and slides relating to the Page-Lake Powell area by author, photographer, and mapmaker, Stan Jones, known to many local residents as “Mr. Lake Powell.”


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