Friday Night Art Walk – 2015 SEASON KICK-OFF Friday May 1st

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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March Glen Canyon Lecture Series

When Hollywood Came to Town

Glen Canyon Lecture Series presents

“The Fascination of The Familiar: Local Landscapes in the Movies”

by James D’Arc

Wednesday March 13, 2015

7:00 p.m. (MST)

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

Since the era of silent films, southern Utah and northern Arizona have been tapped for filming popular movies ranging from “Ramona” (1927) and “Planet of the Apes” (1968) to “John Carter” (2012). Aside from the commercial benefits arising from Hollywood movie production in our sparsely populated region, of what value are these films to those of us who live and recreate in these wide open spaces? Using clips from a number of movies filmed in this colorful region, Dr. James D’Arc will unfold a tour through time, landscape and the movies, that will also include behind-the-scenes stories of filming such epics as “Western Union” (1941), “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965), and “MacKenna’s Gold” (1969).

Dr. James D’Arc is Curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive at Brigham Young University, where he has also taught courses of film history for 30 years. He is also the author of “When Hollywood Came to Town: A History of Moviemaking in Utah” (Gibbs Smith, 2010), the first book to trace the phenomenal history of Hollywood moviemaking in this region, beginning in 1913. Professor D’Arc has lecture on film worldwide and curates the BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, now in its 16th season.

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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March Artist of the Month – Helping Hands Agency

Helping Hands

ARTIST OF THE MONTH Reception Friday March 13 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Helping Hands Agency is a contracted provider for the Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities. Students attend art classes daily with the Agency’s full-time Art Director. Individuals in the program experience a wide variety of art disciplines while expressing their personality through the medium they enjoy most. The student’s work has been very well received by the local community over the years, and their work clearly expresses that “everyone has something beautiful to share.”

The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Friday March 13, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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New Fine Art Exhibit to Open February 6, 2015 – RON LARSON

Ron LarsonFINE ART EXHIBIT WILL OPEN AT POWELL MUSEUM FEBRUARY 6, 2015

“Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” by Artist Ron Larson

“Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” – a new collection of paintings by artist Ron Larson – will be on exhibit at the Powell Museum from February 6, 2015 through January 2016. The public is invited to attend the exhibit opening and artist reception on February 6, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, Arizona.

The Colorado Plateau encompasses 130,000 square miles and is comprised of some of the most unique and awe-inspiring landscapes in the southwest. With over 60 national parks, monuments, wilderness areas and state parks, the Colorado Plateau’s pristine and distinct natural beauty remains safeguarded for future generations to experience.

Artist Ron Larson preserves the spirit of the wide open spaces, towering rock formations, meandering watercourses, and transitory moments of life on the Colorado Plateau in his watercolor and oil paintings. He often paints on-site surrounded by the inspiring landscape in many parks and monuments.  Ron’s newest collection of paintings depict scenes from well-known places such as Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park, and Grand Canyon National Park, and other lesser known, but equally stunning, parts of the Colorado Plateau.

Growing up and living in Utah, Ron spent almost 60 years of life searching for places of splendor and serenity which speak to him, bringing him peace and contentment – translating what he feels to the canvas. Ron’s paintings bring expressions of the Colorado Plateau’s marvels through visual vignettes of its space. Sometimes he uses the bold colors of oil, and sometimes the softer feel that watercolor offers, but always finds contrasts, where there are deep, dark shadows and striking reflections of light.

Inducted into the National Watercolor Society as a Signature Member in 2007, Ron’s paintings also grace the walls of private, corporate, and museum collections all over the world. He recently participated in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area’s Artist in Residence program, the Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Art in Arizona, and the Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational in Utah. To see more of Ron Larson’s work, visit www.ronlarsonartist.com.

For more information, contact the Museum at (928) 645-9496, or email curator@powellmuseum.org.

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February Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Morning Light, Oil, 48x60 by Ron LarsonGlen Canyon Lecture Series presents

Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” by Fine Artist Ron Larson

Thursday February 5, 2015

7:00 p.m. (MST)

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

The Colorado Plateau encompasses 130,000 square miles and is comprised of some of the most unique and awe-inspiring landscapes in the southwest. With over 60 national parks, monuments, wilderness areas and state parks, the Colorado Plateau’s pristine and distinct natural beauty remains safeguarded for future generations to experience.

Artist Ron Larson preserves the spirit of the wide open spaces, towering rock formations, meandering watercourses, and transitory moments of life on the Colorado Plateau in his watercolor and oil paintings. He often paints on-site surrounded by the inspiring landscape in many parks and monuments.  Ron’s newest collection of paintings depict scenes from well-known places such as Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park, and Grand Canyon National Park, and other lesser known, but equally stunning, parts of the Colorado Plateau.

As a young person growing up in Utah, Ron’s family spent a lot of time camping, hiking and exploring all over the state. He grew to love the variety and beauty that it held, but has always been the most fascinated by southern Utah. The colors, rocks, sand, vegetation, animals – even the smell of the desert is compelling, and made a lasting impression on him. A collection of Ron’s watercolor and oil paintings will be on display at the Powell Museum in Page, Arizona from February 6, 2015 through January 2016.

To see more of Ron Larson’s work, visit www.ronlarsonartist.com.

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

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2015 Call for Artists!

The Powell Museum is now accepting applications for the 2015 Artist of the Month Program!

The Artist of the Month Program is open to artists 18 years or older working in all mediums which reflect the theme of the Program: “Colorado Plateau Connections.” Artwork is displayed for one calendar month in the Powell Museum’s visitor reception area, and consists of wall space measuring approximately 4 feet high by 28 running feet.

Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2014. Submitted application packages will be juried by the Museum’s Exhibits Committee, and artists will be notified by February 2015.

Download the application here: 2015 Powell Museum Artist of the Month Application

or contact the Museum: curator@powellmuseum.org

2015 AOM - Call for Artists

 

 

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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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