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September 2019


Paula L. McNeill: Partners in Art – the Art of Bradley C. Spencer and Ruthanne Oliver

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Paula L. McNeill will discuss the art and lives of the 2019 Featured Artists, Escalante native and painter Bradley C. Spencer and self-taught Western fiber artist Ruthanne Oliver.  This presentation will focus on how the flora, fauna, and magnificent, often mysterious, landscape and light of southern Utah informs and inspires their work. McNeill is a retired art professor who divides her time between Valdosta, Georgia where she was on the art faculty at Valdosta State University and summers in Escalante,…

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James Swensen: ’As Grand and Unusual Sights as The Heart Could Desire’: An Exploration of John Wesley Powell’s Photographers

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Fennemore Mukuntuweap Valley (Zion Canyon), Utah, American, April 1872 In 1871 John Wesley Powell returned to the Colorado Plateau. Two years earlier he and his intrepid crew made one of the most-daring expeditions in American history when they journeyed down the Green and Colorado Rivers, mostly sight-unseen. When he returned he came with a different purpose. The region was no longer the great unknown, but its sublime landscapes demanded extensive study and representation.  A crucial tool in this endeavor was…

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Heather Hansman: Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Green River, the largest tributary of the Colorado River system, is crucial, overused, and at risk. Author Heather Hansman paddled the river from source to confluence and see what the experience might teach her about those risks. She’ll discuss her new book about the Green, “Downriver,” and talk about why it’s important to tell stories about place, natural resources, and human impact, and how books and literature can show how connected we are. Heather Hansman, the author of the…

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James M. Aton: The Crimson Cowboys: The Remarkable Odyssey of the 1931 Claflin-Emerson Expedition

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In 1931 a team of six archaeologists from Harvard’s Peabody Museum and three guides set out to do what no archaeologists had done before nor have tried since: explore, survey, and excavate Fremont Indian sites on the Tavaputs Plateau. Their 400-mile expedition is the longest horse-pack archaeological trip in the history of American archaeology. It should have been a highpoint in American archaeology, but it wasn’t. The report summarizing this and three previous years’ work south of the Tavaputs was…

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Jack Schmidt: The Future of the Colorado River

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

photo credit: M Miller, USGS Today’s decisions about the Colorado River’s future are of two types – those that concern allocation of a decreasing water supply that meets the needs of a growing population and those that concern environmental management of the river segments that intervene between reservoirs. Can these two types of decisions be jointly addressed? Geophysical science, including climate science, plays a large role in addressing water supply issues, and the geophysical and biological sciences are important foundations…

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