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July 2019

ART WORKSHOP: Intro to Scratchboard 

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Intro to Scratchboard  July 20 & 27 Aug. 3, 10 & 17 1-4 p.m.  $180; $160 for members   Work with artist Tony Weldon (Cherokee) to learn the basics of scratchboard, a medium and technique for creating finely detailed, black and white images. Using sharp drawing tools, lines and shapes are scratched away from the ink-covered board, revealing the white surface underneath. This five-week class includes drawing instruction and a foundation in scratchboard techniques. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not…

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$ 10 TUESDAY: Movie

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Broken Lance (1954)  Tuesday, July 23 6 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members In this Western with curiously Shakespearean undertones, a patriarchal rancher's empire is threatened by conflict within his family. On the day of his release from prison, the son of a cattle baron swears vengeance on his three half-brothers responsible for dispossessing him of his inheritance and driving his father to a fatal stroke. The ensuing story unfolds in flashback, tracing the sibling rivalries that led to…

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$10 Tuesday: Game Night

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Game Night in the Arroyo Tuesday, July 30 5-8 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Grab your friends and family and join us for an evening of fun and games! We’re breaking out all the classics along with some original gallery games. Take a break from the competition to view some art in the galleries and enjoy happy hour specials from The Canyon.  

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July 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Woody Guthrie: Inspiring a New World  Wednesday, July 31 1:30-3 p.m.  $20; $10 for members  Woody Guthrie’s contribution as a musical commentator on American life and society was revolutionary. His causes and his music stirred the world to action and influenced generations of writers, composers, and activists in a way that no one before him had done. In the words of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: “Without Woody Guthrie, there would be no Dylan, Springsteen, or Baez.” Join educator…

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August 2019

$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Sketching

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Courtesy of Douglas Land Sketching in the Galleries  Tuesday, August 6 5:30 - 7:30p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Explore what’s on view at the museum and sketch works of art with instructor Douglas Land. Learn how to begin a composition, practice shading, and hone other drawing techniques. You provide the creativity and we’ll provide the supplies. Open to artists of all ages and abilities.

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FAMILY DAY: Nuts about Nature

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Nuts about Nature  Saturday, August 10 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Explore the textures, sights, sounds, and smells of the West with this nature inspired Family Day. Join us in the children’s studio to create your own leaf prints! Family Day features fun with an artsy, western, or wildlife twist! Themed activities include story time, a kid-friendly tour, and an artmaking workshop. Best for ages 3-10; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.

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$10 TUESDAY: Guided Tours

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Spotlight on Artistic Influences   Saturday, August 13 6, 6:30 & 7 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Join us for a 30-minute tour focused on a thought-provoking theme in the museum’s collection. In tonight’s spotlight tour we explore influences and connections between great works in The James collection and masterpieces of the past. Space is limited; reservations accepted at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.   

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August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivy   Thursday, August 15 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Lose yourself in this engrossing saga of a journey into the unknown. Set in 1885, it follows a small expedition up the fictional Wolverine River in Alaska. Journals and letters tell of harrowing escapes, near starvation, and Indian encounters on a mapping trip that opened this area of the Alaska Territory. The novel is based a real-life…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gypsy Wind Tuesday, August 20 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Gypsy Wind's style carries its listeners across borders and through time. A musical journey from the Kentucky bluegrass of Bill Monroe to the gypsy swing of Django Reinhardt. Working in a medium of acoustic instruments, Gypsy Wind embodies a new take on an old blend of jazz, swing, bluegrass and folk. Seating is limited.

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$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Talk

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Indigenous Art and the Natural/Supernatural World Tuesday, August 27 6 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members Dr. Gabrielle Vail discusses the intersection between indigenous art and the natural/supernatural world, with a look at sculpture in the Native Artists and New West galleries that have links to Northwest Coast traditions. Selections from origin stories, as well as more contemporary narratives, will complement and enrich the visual impressions conveyed by these distinctive works of art. Seating is limited.

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