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.

david_lash above the drop 23X371 2 acrylic on panel

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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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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