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.

www.terraphotographica.com

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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August Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

“Roads in the Wilderness” by Jedediah Rogers

Thursday August 21, 2014

7:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)

Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam

The canyon country of southern Utah and northern Arizona—a celebrated desert of rock and sand punctuated by gorges and mesas—is a region hotly contested among vying and disparate interests, from industrial developers to wilderness preservation advocates. Roads are central to the conflicts raging in an area perceived as one of the last large roadless places in the continental United States.

A book signing will follow the lecture. Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by Glen Canyon Natural History AssociationPowell Museum, and Page Public Library.

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August Artist of the Month

August Artist of the Month – Rob Dutton

Artist Reception – Friday, August 1st from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Rob is a Flagstaff, Arizona resident who came to Flagstaff over 25 years ago drawn by its natural beauty, the palpable, magical energy of the town, its culture and surrounding mountains. Rob is a life-long hobby photographer who in recent years began organically growing his hobby into professional offerings. He creates fine art, event, and creative portraiture photography. His work has been exhibited and sold at several Flagstaff venues including The Z House Gallery, The Wine Loft, The Mountain Star Resort Rental, Brandy’s Restaurant, and The Artist Coalition of Flagstaff.

www.robdutton.com

ROB DUTTON - Into the Mystery

Powell Museum - 6 North Lake Powell Blvd

Join us Friday, August 1stfrom 4:00-6:00 p.m. for an artist reception! The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Join us afterwards for the Summer Art Walk!

 
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August Artist of the Month — Rob Dutton, Photographer

Mountain Stars - Rob DuttonRob was drawn to Flagstaff over 25 years ago by its natural beauty and the palpable, magical energy of the town, its culture, and surrounding mountains. A life-long hobby photographer, in recent years he began organically growing his hobby into professional offerings. He creates fine art, event, and creative portraiture photography. His accolades include:

  • World Wildlife Fund photographer finalist 2011
  • Featured photography in “Mountain Life Magazine” including cover
  • Featured photography in the Flagstaff Daily Sun
  • Official Photographer for the Flagstaff Yoga Festival 2009-2013
  • Official Photographer for Caravan Dreams 2013 (a popular holiday showcase of professional and student belly dancers)
  • Artist in Residence for the Thomas Byers Guitar Studio
  • Member of the Flagstaff Artist Coalition
  • Director of Photography for the Sedona Yoga Festival 2014
  • Director of Photography for Pickin’ in the Pines 2014
  • Artist Coalition of Flagstaff, Artist of the Month, June 2014
  • Powell Museum (Page, AZ), Artist of the Month, August 2014

His work has been exhibited and sold at several Flagstaff venues including:

  • The ZHouse Gallery
  • The Wine Loft
  • The Mountain Star Vacation Rental
  • Brandy’s Restaurant
  • The Artist Coalition of Flagstaff

Rob has also done photography for The Yoga Experience, Bob Hoffa’s Zion and Grand Canyon yoga retreats, weddings, and creative portraits.

Mystery - Rob Dutton

“I am drawn to photography by the allure of being able to capture and evoke visceral and magical feelings through imagery. The magical dance of light, shadow and color is such an amazing and inspiring dance to see, the aware and watchful eye can’t help but be drawn to it. It’s a tireless dance that happens every day waiting to entertain the watching heart in myriad and mystical ways, sometimes grand and obvious and sometimes almost hiding, subtle and shy. Photography for me is about reflecting the feeling a sight experience stimulates inside me. With every release of the shutter, I excitedly hope the result will be the feeling I wish to share…or your flavor of it.”

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July Artist of the Month

July Artist of the Month – Judy Frosch, Photographer

Artist Reception – Friday July 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

JUDY FROSCH - 1

Judy Frosch is a photographer lucky enough to have discovered the magical, continually changing abstract results of boat wakes plowing through a mirror-smooth lake surface reflecting whatever rock colors, shadows, plants, sky and clouds are nearby.

These reflections are not at all attainable during heavy boat usage or wind, so the majority of the patterns are captured during those rare windless days during the “off season.” Judy’s “Reflection” images will be on display at the Powell Museum for the month of July.

JUDY FROSCH - 2

Powell Museum - 6 North Lake Powell Blvd

Join us Friday, July 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for an artist reception! The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Join us afterwards for the Summer Art Walk!

 
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June Artist of the Month

June Artists of the Month – Digital Photography I Class Coconino Community College

Artist Reception – Friday June 6th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Students from Coconino Community College’s Spring 2014 Digital Photography I class, taught by Frank Talbott, were given instruction in the use of various digital cameras, computers, processes, and software programs. Their photography studies culminated in a final project to be displayed at the Powell Museum for the month of June.

Powell Museum - 6 North Lake Powell Blvd

CCC PHOTO CLASS - Janella Sloan-motion CCC PHOTO CLASS - Jeannetta Sloan-portrait CCC PHOTO CLASS - Lorraine Allen- texture

Join us Friday, June 6th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for an artist reception! The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 
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