SAVE THE DATE – OCTOBER 1, 2015!

Get ready for some Powell Museum & Visitor Center Membership Drive Fun!

Something’s cooking at the Powell Museum & Visitor Center on October 1, 2015! Not only will we be hosting the Chamber Mixer from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, but things are going to get hot, hot, hot….with a CHILI COOK-OFF!!!

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PLUS, all Museum Members could win a 7-night stay at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa in Sedona!!!

–At Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, you will find yourself in a little piece of Sedona heaven located against the banks of the world famous Oak Creek. This Spanish-influenced hotel and spa is just a 9-minute walk from Hillside shopping center and a 12-minute walk from downtown Sedona!

Los Abrigados

Los Abrigados

 

So, save the date and get those taste buds ready for the Chili Cook-Off Chamber Mixer on Oct. 1. Tell your friends to become a member of the Powell Museum anytime including the night of the event to possibly win a stay at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa in Sedona – spread the word!

For more information – call Viki at 645-9496!

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August 2015 Artist of the Month – James Cowlin

POWELL MUSEUM ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Reception will be held on Friday August 7, 2015 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

James Cowlin - Bryce Storm

James Cowlin – Bryce Storm

James Cowlin

James Cowlin is a freelance photographer based in Oracle, Arizona specializing in nature, travel and fine art. He has been documenting the landscape of the western United States for over thirty years. His collection of images range from broad panoramic views to intimate close-ups.

His current work-in-progress is documenting US Route 89 between Canada and Mexico. By concentrating on the highway, he has been able to shoot in twenty national parks and monuments and document the landscape of the West from the Rocky Mountains, across the Colorado Plateau and into the arid mountains and valleys of the southwestern desert.

His photographs range from the tourist meccas of Yellowstone and Grand Canyon to less well-known attractions such as the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway. The photographs from the US Route 89 Project can also be viewed on the US Route 89 website

James Cowlin - Monument Valley Arch

James Cowlin – Monument Valley Arch

 

The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Friday August 7, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum & Visitor Center – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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July 2015 Artist of the Month – Suzanne Schmaltz

POWELL MUSEUM ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Reception will be held on Friday July 10, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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SUZANNE SCHMALTZ

 There has not been a time in Suzanne’s life that she has not been surrounded by art and involved in one form or another, including formal training in ceramics, wood, metal-work and painting/drawing. Self taught in basket weaving and all manner of beading, her current body of work is a result of that life-long participation in various mediums.

The thought of moving to Arizona never occurred to her but after having lived there for over twenty years, the thought of leaving is just as beyond her imagination. The landscape and the incredible variables of it inspire her on a daily basis. From the rugged mountains in west-central Arizona to the smooth plateaus of northern Arizona, it’s the landscape that is reflected in her work, no matter the medium. Likewise, the mark of her childhood home near the beach in Southern California are just as evident in her bird and ocean pictures. She is a creature of the south-west through and through.

Suzanne continues to work towards mastering each craft in her repertoire and is forever open to new art forms. She is passionate about each medium in its own right as well as combining them for the pure aesthetic surprise of it. For Suzanne, life is meant to be explored and cherished, as well as to be amazed by it!

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Suzanne can be reached at 929-660-2166

suzanne@suzanneschmaltz.com

www.suzanneschmaltz.com

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The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Friday July 10, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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Calling All Artists….

Footprints

FRIDAY NIGHT ART WALK IS BACK FOR THE SEASON AND YOU’RE INVITED!

Join us every Friday night for the Art Walk! Powell Museum & Visitor Center is hosting our next event this Friday night beginning at 5:00 P.M.

The Friday Night Art Walk is an opportunity for local artists and vendors to set up on the Museum’s front lawn and proudly showcase and sell their wares! The public is invited to browse this collection of arts and goods from our local artisans!

 

All artists are welcome to participate – please call Pat Talbott for more information at 645-9496

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 2015 Artist of the Month – David Lash

              POWELL MUSEUM ARTIST OF THE MONTH 

Reception will be held on Friday June 12, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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David Lash/Wildlife Artist 

Powerfully drawn to wilderness since childhood, David’s career as a painter has centered around this passion. In his experience, the wild is not something or some place outside of us, but a vital core of our being. His environmentalism, though often practical and politically based, stems from a deep emotional connection that is inseparable from himself. David’s mastery of his craft is evident; his paintings are highly detailed and expertly executed, exuding both intensity and delicacy. His work is exclusively based on the dynamic Southwest terrains and its precious and precarious life.

Although David admires the animals and landscapes that are his subjects, he holds no naïve nostalgia for his beloved places. The beauty of the wilderness, as represented in his works, is in its unpredictable, mercurial, and unharnessed nature that has the power to remind us of these forces within our own psyche. Our rhythms become apparent when we are in touch with the natural world, in its fertile creativity and ultimate compassion, and in its decay, death, and indifference. David’s paintings express such fundamental experiences through color, representations of seasons, time, and space.

David spends a lot of his time outside, enjoying his environment by kayaking, cycling, fishing, nature study and backpacking. He has lived in the Southwest for over 40 years and was educated in the Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. He currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with his family.

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David can be reached at (928) 814-6167

 davidglash@gmail.com

www.davidlash.com

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The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Friday June 12, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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May Brings Spring Flowers and Museum Events!

Sunflowers - PUSD Photo Class 2011

Don’t let the month pass you by without catching the current exhibit by our May Artist of the Month, Neil Rizos. Explore Neil’s art by visiting his website at www.rizosart.com  Better yet, explore Neil’s collection of new etchings, paintings, and woodcuts for yourself now through the end of the month at the Powell Museum Gift Shop!

FORE! Don’t forget the Steve Ward Memorial Golf Tournament which is fast approaching on Saturday May 9, 2015. The Tournament will be held at the Lake Powell National Golf Course with Registration at 8:00 A.M. and Shotgun start at 9:00 A.M. Proceeds from the event help support the Museum’s scholarship and internship programs. Call Viki for information at 645-9496!

Another entertaining and informative evening is scheduled for May 13th at 8:00 P.M. when Naturalist Craig Childs presents “House of Mammoths” in the Glen Canyon Lecture Series. Come hear Childs weave scientific fact into compelling narrative. The evening’s lecture will be held at the Wahweap Amphitheater. Don’t forget to pick up one of his books in our bookstore, too! Series presented by the Page Public Library, the Glen Canyon Natural History Association and the Powell Museum & Visitor Center.

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS! It’s time for the Powell Museum Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday May 21, 2015. The meeting will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. at the Ranch House Grille.

To become a member of the Powell Museum go to: http://www.powellmuseum.org/support_join.php

Thank you to all of our members for their continued support!!

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Friday Night Art Walk – THE 2015 SEASON IS UNDERWAY!

Art Walk

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May Artist of the Month – Neil Rizos

ARTIST OF THE MONTH Reception Friday May 1, 2015 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Neil Rizos - Green Heron - oil on panel

Neil Rizos was born in  Boston, Massachusetts. His first five years were lived in Manomet, a small community on Cape Cod. From a home perched on the bluff overlooking the sea, his consciousness of the natural world began. “I vividly recall the bright, windy days of my early childhood on the seashore… digging clay out of the bluff, shaping it into gulls and fish and leaving them to dry on overturned dinghies pulled up on the beach.” The happy synergy of a receptive spirit and a place of light, water, birds and forests set the course for his life.

As a student of art, foreign languages and literature he traveled throughout Europe and into Africa, living for extended periods in San Jose, Costa Rica; Seville, Spain; Paris, France and Quebec, Canada. Upon graduation from the State University of New York, he pursued his love of the natural world and art, working as a natural history illustrator and ornithological researcher from the arctic to the rain forests. He has studied eagles, hawks and falcons in Montana with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management; Harris hawks in the southwest with the University of Arizona; migratory birds on the Alaskan tundra with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and participated in other bird studies with public and private organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

In the Spring of 2004, he was awarded a residency at the international retreat for artists in County Kerry, Ireland. Rizos was the Visiting Artist at the Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths, New York during the Summer/Fall of 2004.  From 1997 – 2000 he was the Artist-in-Residence at Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia. He is a member of The National Arts Club, The Salmagundi Club,   Allied Artists of America and Artists For Conservation. In 2008, he was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor by the  Allied Artists of America for his etching, ‘DeWinton’s Pool’.  Rizos’ etchings are featured in the book, The  American Sporting Print:  20th Century  Etchers & Drypointists, which includes work by Frank W. Benson, Carl  Rungius, Ogden Pleissner and others. His work is in The United States Library of Congress Permanent Collection, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and other public, private and corporate collections internationally.

www.rizosart.com

The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Friday May 1, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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April Artist of the Month – Page High School Advanced Photography Class

Page High School Advanced Photography Class 2015ARTIST OF THE MONTH Reception Thursday April 9, 2015 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Page High School Advanced Photography Class, taught by Mr. Kyran Keisling, emphasizes techniques for composition, fundamental aesthetics, print processing and display. Students incorporate art history and philosophy as they explore their individual style and artistic expression. Students also explore career opportunities in photography and the arts, and display their artwork at a public venue to complete class requirements as well as participating in-class critiques.

The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Thursday April 9, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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April Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Richard KettlewellGlen Canyon Lecture Series presents

“A Pronghorn Year”

by Dick Kettlewell

Tuesday April 14, 2015

7:00 p.m. (MST)

Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam Hwy 89 Page, Arizona

Our prairies, plains, and rangelands would be empty landscapes without the supremely adapted pronghorn. In A Pronghorn Year: A Visual Tribute to North America’s Pronghorn, Dick Kettlewell beautifully captures this animal’s amazing speed, eight-power eyesight, and all-season hardiness. More than 100 full-color images—including rare close-ups of newborn fawns—complement the lively, intriguing text, sure to entertain and inform readers of all ages.

Dick Kettlewell has been a professional, award-winning photographer for 28 years. As a photojournalist, he spent many years at daily newspapers, including the Albuquerque Journal and the Rapid City Journal. He also freelanced for numerous major newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post. Kettlewell’s images have appeared in Smithsonian, Discover, and Natural History. Kettlewell’s award-winning photo column, “Spring Creek Chronicles,” runs in the Rapid City Journal and is being developed into his next book with Farcountry Press. Kettlewell’s previous books about the wildlife and landscapes of the region include Black Hills Impressions, South Dakota Wildlife Impressions, and Pronghorn Babies!, all by Farcountry Press.

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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