July Artist of the Month – Judy Frosch, Photographer
Artist Reception – Friday July 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Judy Frosch is a photographer lucky enough to have discovered the magical, continually changing abstract results of boat wakes plowing through a mirror-smooth lake surface reflecting whatever rock colors, shadows, plants, sky and clouds are nearby.
These reflections are not at all attainable during heavy boat usage or wind, so the majority of the patterns are captured during those rare windless days during the “off season.” Judy’s “Reflection” images will be on display at the Powell Museum for the month of July.
Powell Museum – 6 North Lake Powell Blvd
Join us Friday, July 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for an artist reception! The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Join us afterwards for the Summer Art Walk!
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Join us at the Ranch House Grille!
Monday-May 19th at the Powell Museum
New book to be released by local Page resident and trader Elijah Blair (Jaa II Yahzii)
“From Hoot Owl Holler to Indian Country: Trading as a Way of Life from Eastern Kentucky to the Indian Country of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah”
Elijah Blair currently owns Blair’s Dinnebito Trading Post in Page, Arizona. He is a past president and board member of the United Indian Traders Association. The Blair family continues to support weavers and other Native American artisans from the Four Corners region.
“From Hoot Owl Holler to Indian Country” recounts the colorful history of the Blair family, Elijah Blair’s life, and the cultural and personal interactions from over 65 years as a southwest trader. The book, edited by Dr. Pam Brown, also includes photographs from the Blair collection which document daily life of the artisans, traders, and their families.
There will be refreshments and free admission to the exhibit of Navajo textiles “Weaver’s Trail: Honoring Navajo Weaving at Dinnébito Trading Post” from the Blair family collection.
Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents
“Early Images of Page and Lake Powell” by Jane E. Ward
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The people who descended on the remote northern Arizona wilderness in the early 1950s to build Glen Canyon Dam and the town of Page were true pioneers. They arrived to find Glen Canyon a sandy, desolate hilltop with walls over 700 feet deep that had been part of the vast Navajo reservation, and an incredibly challenging way of life. The first blast necessary for site excavation at Glen Canyon Dam was triggered on October 15, 1957, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower pressed a key setting off the explosion from an office in Washington, DC. Almost 10 years later, construction was completed on the nation’s second-highest concrete dam, harnessing the waters of the Colorado River and forever changing the history of the local area and the West. Today, over three million annual visitors enjoy the diverse and awe-inspiring landscape surrounding Page and Lake Powell.
Author Jane E. Ward, a native of Page, has a master of the arts in history from Northern Arizona University with special interest in the history of Arizona and the Colorado Plateau. She is the Educational Services Coordinator at Coconino Community College and feels an intense kinship to the Page community, visitors to the area, and those who wish to learn more about the treasured cultural heritage of the region. Ward is active in many community charities and volunteers her time to raise funds for the Page Lake Powell Community Foundation and Coconino Community College Kids Camp, a summer educational program for children.
Thursday May 15th at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam.
A book signing will follow the lecture. Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library.
Saturday May 10th, 2014
Registration 8 AM | Shot gun start 9 AM
$75.00/Golfer (Includes lunch)
There will be bingo and lunch for non-players on the deck
– Mothers Day special for $10.00 –
$10,000 cash prize for hole-in-one!
Other cash prizes as well as merchandise prizes!
All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Steven F. Ward Memorial Fund which was established to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Steve Ward, long time Page, Arizona resident, historian, and civic leader, and to promote the continuing history of Page, Arizona through education and historical research.
In 2014, the fund will provide a one thousand dollar scholarship to a Page High School student pursuing a degree from a college, university or tech school. The fund will also help to support an internship at the Powell Museum in the collections management department.
May Artist of the Month – John Foley
Artist Reception – Friday May 2nd from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Powell Museum – 6 North Lake Powell Blvd
John Foley is an author, teacher, and artist living in the Page and Lake Powell area. Traveling to many of the world’s art museums including the Louvre and
Musee d’Orsay in Paris, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has given him a unique perspective and appreciation of art throughout the ages and across many cultures.
John teaches English at Page High School and has written two novels: Lost Frontier set in Gates of the Arctic National Park, and Hoops of Steel which was named a Book for the Teen-Age by the New York Public Library. John received training in the fine arts through the University of Washington.
He participated in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area’s Artist in Park Program in July 2013 and was featured at the Artists of the Southwest Exhibition at the Fine Arts Center in Yuma, Arizona in the spring of 2013. Foley’s oil paintings will be on display at the Powell Museum during the month of May.
Join us Friday, May 2nd from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for an artist reception! The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Join us Friday, May 2nd for another great season of the Art Walk at the Powell Museum. Meet local artists, share adventure stories and of course see some fantastic art! For more information contact Pat Talbott at the Powell Museum or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents
“Lost Canyons of the Green River” by Roy Webb
Tuesday, April 22, 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 Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library.