June Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

“Arizona: 100 Years Grand” by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 7:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam.

“Arizona: 100 Years Grand” is a geographical, historical, and cultural collection of our state’s best and brightest people, places and events during the first century of statehood. As the official book of the Arizona Centennial, this treasury celebrates our unique history, highlights our struggles and triumphs, presents our crown jewels, and leaves any reader dazzled by our state.

For Arizona residents who love our state, this is a retrospective of its greatest hits. From Gov. George W.P. Hunt walking to the statehood ceremonies to Gov. Rose Mofford greeting Mother Teresa, our political path is traced. Our social events – from the opening of the Arizona Inn to the centennial of El Tovar – live in these pages, along with Navajo Code Talkers, Hopi artist Fred Kabotie, thriving museums and treasured churches.

For newcomers and novices, “Arizona: 100 Years Grand” educates while it entertains…with tales of how the Chapel of the Holy Cross came to the red rocks of Sedona; what goes on behind the innocuous entrance to the Navajo Army Depot; who Sharlot Hall was before she became a profile on a museum sign.

Surprising anecdotes await even those who know our state well: about the manager of a drugstore on the Winslow “Standin’ On A” corner who always wore a hat; about Buckey O’Neill’s statue barely arriving at its own dedication; about a baseball game between a team of Tucsonans and Japanese-Americans — played a half-century later than planned.

“Arizona: 100 Years Grand” is a visual hymn to a colorful place like no other.

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger’s love of Arizona is as deep as her roots; the town of Sedona was named for her great-grandmother, Sedona Schnebly. For 30 years, Lisa has been a journalist, finding and recording Arizona’s stories, first as a newspaper and television reporter, then as a columnist and author. She has written six books about aspects of Arizona, and countless articles. Her work on “Arizona: 100 Years Grand” began six years ago. “Even the research was so much fun, it was the first time in my life I ever forgot to eat,” she says. Besides writing our state’s official centennial book, Lisa serves on the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission and the Arizona Centennial Commission, as well as the Centennial Foundation Board. She lives in Phoenix with her husband Tom, son Rye Schnebly, daughter Sedona Lee, and dog Leupp.

                   

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on June Glen Canyon Lecture Series

SAVE THE DATE – Powell Symposium 2013

SAVE THE DATE! 

Join us for the 7th Annual POWELL SYMPOSIUM

COMING IN SPRING 2013

Beautiful photography is no longer the stuff of large, bulky cameras and chemicals in the dark room. High quality photography has become accessible to most everyone today with affordable entry-level DSLR cameras that are better than the “pro” cameras just a few years ago. But, it is not just the classic 35mm format single lens reflex camera that makes capturing awesome photographs so reachable – it is also a large selection of great point-and-shoot cameras that also achieve results comparable to pro cameras from 10 years ago, and especially the inclusion of a camera on most modern mobile telephones including the the extremely good camera on the latest iPhone.

 This multi-day event will be filled with workshops and field trips to help you, the casual photographer, learn how to get the most out of your camera (or cameraphone) here at the ‘hub of the visual universe’ as Gary Ladd refers to Page, Arizona and Glen Canyon.

Join us in Spring 2013 as the Powell Symposium introduces the Heart of the Colorado Plateau to the Casual Photographer! 

More information will be posted soon. Check the event website for more information:

WWW.POWELLSYMPOSIUM.ORG

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SAVE THE DATE – Powell Symposium 2013

June Artist of the Month Reception and Art Walk on June 1st!

Join us Friday June 1st for the Friday Night Art Walk and Exhibit Opening Reception for Suzanne Schmaltz, featured Artist of the Month for June.  

Local artists will start setting up their artwork on the Museum’s lawn at 4:00 p.m.  If you are interested in displaying and selling your artwork, call (928) 645-9496 or email director@powellmuseum.org

Stop by and see the incredible variety of work! 

An Exhibit Opening Reception for Suzanne Schmaltz, Artist of the Month for June, will be held at the Museum from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (MST) Suzanne will be present to answer questions about her unique style of artwork.

“The Final Honor”

The event is FREE to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

Suzanne Schmaltz, a resident of Greenehaven, Arizona, brings a fresh and original style to her two chosen mediums; beaded skulls and basket sculptures. Her current body of work is the result of a lifetime of exploration in numerous mediums with the culmination of combining many different materials into her finished pieces, creating truly extraordinary sculptures.

Suzanne brings a unique vision to both her basket sculptures and beaded skulls. Inspired by a lifetime in the western United States, it is easy to see the influence of the America’s Indians, and the abundance of nature…all brought together in her own voice and style.

Suzanne alternates her basket sculptures and beaded skulls so that her work stays fresh and energized.

Using the methods of the Huichol Indians in Mexico, thousands of tiny seed beads are hand placed into a specialized beading wax base on the skulls. She created her first beaded cow skull in 2000. There was an immediate and endearing connection with the art form.

Suzanne’s basket sculptures are very much influenced by her surroundings in northern Arizona and southern Utah. The colors, textures, elevations and natural elements all find their way into her work.

The possibilities with each new piece, whether in basketry or beading, are endless, and each new sculpture is a building block from the last. For Suzanne, there is comfort in the knowledge that the learning and exploration process is never ending.

Suzanne’s love of nature and its complex simplicity come to fruition in the finishing details of her work. Each element stands on its own but when viewed as a whole, her homage
becomes evident.

www.suzanneschmaltz.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on June Artist of the Month Reception and Art Walk on June 1st!

Museum Annual Meeting May 23rd

We invite you to attend the Powell Museum’s

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

at the Ranch House Grille – 819 N. Navajo Drive, Page, Arizona

Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.  (Mountain Standard Time)

Meet new Museum supporters and catch up with old friends!

New members to the Board of Directors will be elected at the meeting, as well as a vote to ratify our newly revised Bylaws, which can be reviewed at: http://www.powellmuseum.org/news/2012/03/23/board-of-directors-reviews-museums-bylaws/

A sample ballot can be reviewed at: http://www.powellmuseum.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SAMPLE-BALLOT-20121.pdf

Attendance is free for Museum members.

Renew or become a member of the Powell Museum online: http://www.powellmuseum.org/support_join.php

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Museum Annual Meeting May 23rd

Call for ARTISTS!

The Powell Museum is accepting applications for the 2013 Artist of the Month Program.

A downloadable application can be found on our website:

http://www.powellmuseum.org/exhibits_artist-of-month.php

Applications must be received by November 1, 2012.

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Call for ARTISTS!

Special Exhibit Opening & Lecture -The Colorado: River of Possibilities

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

 The Grandest Muse: The Colorado River Through Grand Canyon” by Christa Sadler

Friday May 11, 2012, 6:30 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam

 This is a special presentation in conjunction with the opening of the new exhibit “The Colorado: River of Possibilities” which will be on display at Carl Hayden Visitor Center.

The Colorado River has been explored, studied and contested, painted, photographed and written about by Europeans for almost 500 years. The river has inspired and provoked, terrified and humbled us from the moment we first found our way to its waters. The river and her canyon are celebrated as the subjects of hundreds of books, thousands of articles and perhaps millions of photographs. Yet despite our familiarity with the place, a trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon remains one of the great voyages on our planet. Although the trip is no longer the sole purview of intrepid explorers, scientists and imaginative entrepreneurs, a new breed of traveler continues to find inspiration on these waters. From two billion year old geology to endangered fish, river travelers are inspired to learn about the past, present and future of this landscape and our planet as a whole; through the beauty of place and challenges to self, travelers learn about courage, community and compassion-lessons that often extend far beyond the river. Join veteran Grand Canyon river guide Christa Sadler on a photographic journey down the river to learn about the powerful lessons of place that the river imparts.

Christa Sadler has worked in the outdoors in one form or another for more than twenty years. She is a river guide, geologist, educator, writer, and naturalist with a serious addiction to rivers, deserts, and mountains. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Anthropology and Archeology from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Master’s degree in Earth Sciences from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Beyond he more than twenty years working as a naturalist and guide throughout the American Southwest as well as to Alaska, Baja California and Ecuador, Christa’s adventures have included research in archaeology, geology, and paleontology across much of the globe, including searching for dinosaurs in Montana, fighting off dust storms and overly curious camels in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, and steering clear of annoyed marine iguanas in the Galapagos Islands.

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Special Exhibit Opening & Lecture -The Colorado: River of Possibilities

Annular Solar Eclipse Events & Lecture May 18-20, 2012

Glen Canyon Lecture Series presents:

“Stars Above, Earth Below: Astronomy in the National Parks” by Tyler Nordgren

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)at the Wahweap Marina Campground Ampitheater, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

This is a special Keynote event to celebrate the “Ring of Fire” Annular Solar Eclipse passing over Page, Arizona and Glen Canyon on May 20, 2012. Night Sky Viewing will follow the presentation.

Tyler Nordgren is an astronomer and Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Redlands in California. He earned his BA in Physics from Reed College and a MS and Ph.D in Astronomy from Cornell University. Before coming to the University of Redlands he was an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona where he helped build a new type of telescope to directly observe the size and shape of such household stars as Pollux and Polaris (the North Star). In 2004 he was part of small team of seven astronomers and artists who converted the Spirit and Opportunity Mars Rover camera calibration targets into functioning sundials and saw them land safely in Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum. He continues to be involved in scientific research and outreach to the public.

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Annular Solar Eclipse Events & Lecture May 18-20, 2012

May Artist of the Month Reception & Art Walk on May 4th!

The Friday Night Art Walk will kick off for the season on Friday May 4th!
Meet local artists and see the amazing selection of artwork set up on the Museum’s lawn beginning at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public! If you are interested in displaying your artwork, contact the Powell Museum at (928) 645-9496 or email director@powellmuseum.org.

Sally Foti is the Museum’s Artist of the Month for May.

Native Californian, gone ‘crazy’ for Glen Canyon, Sally Foti has been visiting and painting the Page-Lake Powell area since 1985. She now lives in Greenehaven, Arizona, and spends much of her time hiking canyon country surrounding the Page-Lake Powell area and painting. Recently, Sally has been working on paintings using a unique style of pointalism. The new series of her “dot” paintings will be on display, and available for sale, for her Artist of the Month show in May.

“Since my first visit here I knew I had found my favorite place on Earth. I returned, year after year, exploring, taking photographs and drawing the scenery, taking in as much as I could. It was never enough. So, when I had the chance to live here, I grabbed it. Although I have only lived in the area a short time, I have a natural sense of belonging, it is my dream, my home. The beauty of the area, with its color, texture, culture and history are a never ending inspiration for my art.”

Join us for an artist reception and exhibit opening on Friday May 4th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

Hope to see you there!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on May Artist of the Month Reception & Art Walk on May 4th!

Board of Directors Reviews Museum’s Bylaws

The Powell Museum Board of Directors has recently reviewed the organization’s bylaws. Revisions have been made, and will be voted on by the membership at the next Annual Meeting. Click here to see proposed revisions. If you have questions or imput for the Bylaws Committee, please contact the Museum at (928) 645-9496 or email director@powellmuseum.org

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Board of Directors Reviews Museum’s Bylaws

April Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Glen Canyon Lecture Series presents:

“My Canyonlands: The Adventurous Life of Kent Frost,” a film presented by Chris Simon of Sageland Media.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam

My Canyonlands” (54 minutes) is based on interviews with Utah canyon country explorer Kent Frost. Kent Frost, now 93, disappeared as a boy into the Utah’s unmapped canyons and came back a changed man. Born and raised in the canyon country of Utah, Kent Frost began wandering it on his own by the age of 13. In an era when most Monticello folks found plenty of wild country on their own ranches, young Kent explored the surrounding deep canyons and floated the San Juan, Green, and Colorado Rivers on home-made rafts. Later, he pioneered the tourist industry becoming a commercial boatman and owning a jeep tour company. His knowledge and lobbying efforts helped create Canyonlands National Park. Along the way, he has inspired thousands of people to love and preserve the land.

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on April Glen Canyon Lecture Series