April Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Lost Canyons of the Green RiverGlen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

“Lost Canyons of the Green River” by Roy Webb

Tuesday, April 27, 2014

After more than 50 years of plans to dam the Green River, it finally happened in 1963 as part of the Colorado River Storage Project. Today many people enjoy boating and fishing on the resultant Flaming Gorge Reservoir, but few know about what lies under the water. Compared to Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge has received little attention. In Lost Canyons of the Green River, Roy Webb takes the reader back in time to discover what lay along this section of the Green River before the Flaming Gorge Dam was built, and provides a historical account of this section of the Colorado River system.

A historian and a lifetime lover of rivers, Webb has spent decades exploring the region, digging into archives, and running the length of the Green River. The book chronicles the history that is most closely linked to the river and its bottom lands, sharing the stories of those who traveled the Green through Flaming Gorge and the other canyons now flooded by the reservoir, as well as those who lived, trapped, farmed, or ranched along its banks. In depicting the river of the past, Webb considers his book “a guidebook for a river you can no longer run.”

Tuesday April 22nd  7:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam.

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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Keep this Land Beautiful (formerly Page Attacks Trash)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Formerly known as Page Attacks Trash, this event is a community wide one. Grab a trash bag from one of the locations in town and join your friends, family and neighbors in taking care of a beautiful town!

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April Artist of the Month

Gary Ladd April Artist of the Month – Gary Ladd

Artist Reception – Thursday April 10th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum

Gary Ladd is a free-lance photographer specializing on the wilderness interior of Grand Canyon, the pristine sandstone landscapes surrounding Lake Powell and the slick rock terrains of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Until 2012 his camera of choice was a 4×5 field camera. (All of the images on display at the Powell Museum are 4×5 film images.)

His photographs have appeared in Life MagazineAir & Space, Omni, Nature Conservancy, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Geo, Professional Photographer, National Geographic Adventure, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Photography, Plateau Journal / Sojourns, Sierra Press books, National Geographic books and many other periodicals, books, posters, cards and National Park Service displays.

Mr. Ladd has lived in Page, Arizona for over 30 years. He is an Arizona Highways photo workshop instructor and Glen Canyon Natural History Association Field Institute instructor and Road Scholar geology instructor. He is also leads photography and geology hikes at the new Amangiri resort near Page, AZ.

Join us April 10 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for an artist reception! The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 Gary Ladd

 

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Arizona Gives Day is April 9th!

On April 9, 2014 you will be presented with a state-sized opportunity to make a profound difference in your community. This one day provides an inspiring way for Arizonans to join forces to help their communities. What cause are you passionate about? 

Support your local history museum! You can visit the Museum or donate here

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www.azgives.org

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Open House to Honor Stan Jones

Friends of Lake Powell and Powell Museum

Stan JonesSaturday, April 5, 2014

Two local organizations will honor Stan Jones, fondly remembered as “Mr. Lake Powell,” with a memorial landmark on or near Lake Powell. The Friends of Lake Powell, in partnership with the Powell Museum, are working to secure local support as part of a formal nomination submitted to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

To honor the life of Stan Jones and to solicit public input to identify a suitable landmark, the Powell Museum will host an open house from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at 6 North Lake Powell Blvd. 

For more information, please contact the Powell Museum.

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April Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Canyons and IceGlen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

“Canyons and Ice” by Dick Griffith

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Canyons and Ice, recounts the adventures of Dick Griffith, who has undertaken a series of remarkable wilderness journeys across Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the American West over the past six decades. On at least one of these trips he barely survived. Stoical, utterly self-reliant, and attracted by challenges of immense scale, Griffith brings to mind heroic figures of an earlier, less craven era-stalwart individuals like Shackleton, Amundsen, Nansen, and Stefansson who explored some of the least hospitable places on earth without benefit of GPS, Gore-Tex, or the possibility of rescue.

Unlike most of his celebrated antecedents, however, Griffith’s motives for seeking a life of risk and hardship had nothing to do with a desire for wealth or prestige. As this gripping and inspiring book explains, Griffith is simply afflicted with an irresistible inclination to attempt what others say can’t be done. When asked what possesses a man to repeatedly strike out alone across hundreds of miles of rugged, lonely country, he replies, “every so often, it’s just time to walk.”

Thursday April 3rd  7:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam.

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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March Glen Canyon Lecture Series – Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Month

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region” by Don Christiansen

Tuesday March 11th 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam.

Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region Book Cover

Over the past 25 years Don Christiansen has worked in cooperation with co-authors
Jerry Dickey, and Steven M. Freers, the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon National Park, Bureau of Land Management/Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument to analyze the hard data and to form a comprehensive overview of the 5,000 years of Native American art painted and engraved on the walls and boulders within the greater Grand Canyon region.  His visually stunning book Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region opens a window to the past within the majestic Grand Canyon region rarely seen by the millions of visitors who visit this area annually. It is a feast to both the serious rock art researcher and to the general public who may not be aware of the enticing and elaborately rich rock art found in some of the more remote areas within this spectacular landscape.

March is Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Month! Check out the schedule events for other activities planning in March throughout the state: http://azstateparks.com/archy/downloads/2014_Archy_Calendar.pdf

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

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March Artist of the Month

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

Artist Reception – Thursday March 6th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Powell Museum - 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd.

kai FENG by Shonshea BegayPhotograph by Shonshea Begay

The Page High School Advanced Photography class, taught by Mr. Kyran Keisling,
emphasizes the use of digital and 35mm cameras incorporating techniques for
film processing, print enlarging, composition, fundamental aesthetics, and
class critiques. Students incorporate art history and philosophy as they
explore their artistic expression and individual style. Students also explore
career opportunities in photography and the arts, and display their artwork at
a public venue to complete class requirements.

Join us Thursday March 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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2014 CALL FOR ARTISTS!

“The Powell Museum’s Artist of the Month program is an opportunity to feature the work of established and emerging artists working and/or living in the Page-Lake Powell community and the Colorado Plateau region.”

The Powell Museum is accepting applications for the 2014 Artist of the Month Program. Application packages must be postmarked by February 28, 2014. For more information, see: http://www.powellmuseum.org/exhibits_artist-of-month.php

Frequently Asked Questions:

2014 Theme: “Colorado Plateau Connections” – How does the Colorado Plateau inspire your artwork?

The Artist of the Month theme gives artists an opportunity to reflect on the limitless sources of inspiration found on the Colorado Plateau. The exhibit closely aligns with the Museum’s mission: to collect, preserve and interpret the history of John Wesley Powell, city of Page, and the Colorado Plateau.

Examples of previous Artist of the Month exhibits include Hopi katsina carving, atmospheric disturbances photography, study of ravens in acrylic painting, and fiber art and fused glasswork inspired by the Colorado Plateau’s unique and diverse landscape.

Can’t decide if your work fits the theme? Contact the Museum: curator@powellmuseum.org

Jurying fee: Where does the money go?

The Powell Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Jurying fees go directly into a fund to support the continuation of the Artist of the Month Program. Specifically, the money is used to help pay for costs incurred for advertising, artist receptions, and improvements and maintenance of the display area.

2014 Artist of the Month Program

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February Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

Lythronax Argestes ” by Dr. Alan Titus

Thursday February 27th  7:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam.

Lythronax argestes

Meet Grand Staircase-Escalante’s newest dinosaur! This newly named animal, Lythronax argestes (Lie-throw-nacks ar-jest-eez), is a tyrannosaur of the same family as T-rex, just 12 million-years older. In fact it is so much older than T-rex that it’s the oldest known true tyrannosaur ever named. In keeping with spirit of its descendant’s name, Lythronax’s name means “southern king of gore.” While it is no surprise that T-rex’s great great great great great grand-daddy (or grand-mama, we’re not sure!) would be found someday, what is shocking is how similar these two animals are to each other. Lythronax is actually more closely related to T-rex than any other tyrannosaur found in the intervening 12 million years that separates them, meaning that the evolution of T-rex-like animals has not only been pushed back much farther in time than previously thought, but also that true T-rex-like animals with massive heads and stereoscopic vision must have lived only in the southern U.S. until just before they went extinct.

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Paleontologist Dr. Alan Titus will give a personal introduction to Lythronax. Copies of the new book “At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah,” will be available.

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

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