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

2014 Auction Logo

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

PAGE LAKE POWELL BALLOON REGATTA

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!

www.pageregatta.com

WEAVING DEMONSTRATION &
ARTIST OF THE MONTH RECEPTION

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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