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OCTOBER 2019

3rd Annual CLAY OUT WEST Sculpture Jamboree & Competition for Kids
$10 per student; reservations requiredClay-out-West-group
The museum is hosting its third annual clay sculpture contest, open to all area students interested in trying their hands at sculpture. Participants are invited to our hands-on workshops with instruction in the clay sculpture process. They're then invited to execute a Western-themed sculpture. Certificates are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in three age categories (Elementary, Middle School & High School) and first-place winners will have their sculptures rendered as actual bronze statues for display in the museum.

Clay Out West Youth Art Workshop Dates
Saturdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 10AM-4PM
Sundays, October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th & November 3rd from 1–4PM
         Sign up by calling the museum at (928)778-1385.

Wild, Weird, Wicked Wicked Arizona with Jana Bommersbach
Saturday, October 12th at 1PM
For a state that has been home to Geronimo, Wyatt Earp, César Chavez and Wonder Woman, you would think Arizona would have earned some respect. Yet, achieving statehood was a 50-year struggle, which finally ended on February 14th, 1912. Join Jana Bommersbach for this special presentation as she borrows from both her work for True West Magazine and Phoenix Magazine to put the 48th state into perspective. Jana will also some of the secrets prissy folks would rather forget. You’ll learn why this small state has had an inordinate influence on American politics, and why, no matter what outrageous thing happens anywhere in the world, there is bound to be an Arizona connection. This wicked, weird and wild romp through Arizona’s colorful history will shock, delight, inform, tickle and leave you wanting to learn more!

THIRD THURSDAY DINNER PROGRAM 
The Gentleman Doc Holliday with special guest presenter, Wyatt Earp 
Thursday, October 17th at 5:30PM
Wyatt Earp joins us for this special evening program to recount the story of Doc Holliday, the West's most famous dentist, and his journey from healer to killer. The setting is in a Denver, Colorado, jail cell where Bat Masterson and Governor Fredrick W. Pitkin have put Doc in protective custody for a few hours. This is after Doc and the Earps have left Arizona for Colorado. Unfortunately, for Doc a few hours has turned into a few days and, to say the least, Doc is not a very happy man. Out of boredom and frustration, Doc has begun bantering with the other prisoners and, throughout this play, you'll hear the story of a man, who as Doc puts it, went from " one who heals to one who keals".
Named after his great uncle, Wyatt Earp reenacts his famous relative's life in a series of bio-dramas that he and wife have performed throughout North America. But in this presentation, he explores a particularly difficult time in the life of Doc Holliday. Dinner will be provided by Big Daddy E's and the doors will open at 5:15PM. For reservations, call the museum at (928)778-1385.

Aldo Leopold with Stephen Morgan
Saturday, October 19th, 1PM
Join us for this exciting chataqua as Stephen Morgan brings us the life and experiences of ecologist, naturalist and writer, Aldo Leopold. Leopold was notable for his portrayals of the various natural environments through which he had moved, or had known for many years. He displayed impressive intimacy with what exists and happens in nature, and offered frank criticism of the harm he believed was frequently done to natural systems (such as land) out of a sense of a culture, or society's, sovereign ownership over the land – eclipsing any sense of a community of life to which humans belong.

NOVEMBER 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Pine Cone Turkeys
Saturday, November 9th at 10AM
Get ready for Thanksgiving with this fun-filled craft exercise with our Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen. Not a lot of meat on these birds, but they're sure to please as a table decoration, or even later as a Christmas ornament. While drop-ins are welcome, if possible, please register in advance at (928)778-1385.

Art and Wine – A Perfect Pairing
Thursday, November 14th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Reservations required:  $35 per person
Join us at the Phippen Museum for an evening of art, wine and lots of fun. This is a two-hour excursion for those who enjoy wine but may know nothing about painting.  Discover hidden wells of creativity as artist and Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen leads you through the step-by-step process process of creating your own original Western-themed acrylic painting ... this time a field of poppies. So make plans to join us for an evening of fun, wine, dessert appetizers, and a painting that is finished and suitable for framing. Call (928)778-1385 to make your reservation today.

Theodore Roosevelt Slept Here with Kevin Schindler
Saturday, November 16th at 1PM
Theodore Roosevelt exhibited a greater influence on Arizona than perhaps any other president. He was the first sitting president to visit Arizona, employed an executive order to preserve the Grand Canyon, established a variety of wildlife refuges and reclamation projects, and enjoyed outdoor recreation in the area. This program will share Roosevelt’s widespread influence in Arizona, and also explore some stories of dubious accuracy that inevitably sprout from such a larger-than-life character. Kevin Schindler is an award-winning educator and writer who has worked for more than 20 years at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. He was sheriff of the Flagstaff Corral of Westerners for 14 years and through a dual passion for history and science, he has presented hundreds of educational programs, authored 6 books, written more than 500 magazine and newspaper articles, and contributes a bi-weekly astronomy column for the Arizona Daily Sun. In 2019 Kevin was awarded the Friends of the Humanities Award by Arizona Humanities. This presentation is offered in collaboration with their speakers bureau, AZ Speaks.

DECEMBER 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Cowboy Boot Wreaths
Saturday, December 14th at 10AM
Add a touch of the old west to your Christmas tree with a hand painted miniature cowboy boot, cradled in a lariat and all gussied up with a nice red velvet bow. Yee-haw...sure to be a conversation piece as friends and family come together for the holidays.
While drop-ins are welcome, if possible, please RSVP at (928)778-1385.

JANUARY 2020 

Facing West: Voices of Western Women with Sally Harper Bates
Saturday, January 11th from 1 to 4PM
Join us for this very special, extended presentation based on the book, Facing West: Voices of Western Women, by local author Sally Harper Bates. It will feature the voices of local women sharing their lives in story, poem, prose and song.
Born and raised in Prescott, Sally's roots are sunk deep in the malapai ridges of Yavapai County. And her ancestry rambles through the culture and heritage of the working cowboy, with her dad working ranches in the shade of Camp Wood Mountain for over 50 years and her grandfather cowboying in western New Mexico as a young man.She is a published writer, poet, songwriter and photographer, and has been nominated four times as Female Cowboy Poet of the Year through the Academy of Western Artists.So don't miss this heartfelt and entertaining afternoon presentation. Come experience the poems, stories, and lyrics that reflect the vibrant world of the working West through the unique insight, reflections and recollections of some of the special women who make it their home.

Art and Wine – A Perfect Pairing
Thursday, January 23rd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Reservations required:  $35 per person
Must be 21 or older to participate
All materials are provided
Join us for another special evening of art and fun with this two-hour excursion for those who enjoy wine but may know nothing about painting. Discover hidden wells of creativity as artist and Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, leads you through the step-by-step process of creating your own original Western-themed acrylic painting. An evening of fun, wine and dessert appetizers will result in a painting that is finished and suitable for framing.

FEBRUARY 2020

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Cowboy Valentines
Saturday, February 1st at 10AM
Win someone's heart with a handmade cowboy valentine. This is an opportunity to use the museum's resources in a guided exercise to create a valentine for your "someone special". We'll explore ink stamping, use of appliques, lace making and clay molding to come up with a unique February gift. And while drop ins are welcome, if possible, please RSVP at (928)778-1385.

PHIPPEN MUSEUM ANNUAL REVIEW 
Saturday, February 8th at 10:30AM
Join this meeting of the membership for a complete review of 2019 and the re-election of  Trustees whose terms have expired. 

Intrepid Women of the Wild West: The Unsung Role of Women in the Taming of the American West with Dee Isham
Saturday, February 22nd at 1PM
Join museum docent, Dee Isham, for this very special program featuring the lesser known, but no less influential, women who braved the uncertainty of the wild west and helped establish the area's homesteads, ranches, businesses and towns.

MARCH 2020

FREE Youth & Adult Art Workshop
Free Range Art
Saturday, March 7th  at 10AM
Join us as we open our treasure chest of art supplies and allow participants to let their imaginations run wild through the creative process. Each workshop will focus on a different medium and adults are also invited to this fun filled, hands on art activity. And while drop ins are welcome, if possible, please RSVP at (928)778-1385.

Art and Wine – A Perfect Pairing
Thursday, March 12th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Reservations required:  $35 per person
Must be 21 or older to participate 
All materials are provided

Join us for another special evening of art and fun with this two-hour excursion for those who enjoy wine but may know nothing about painting. Discover hidden wells of creativity as artist and Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, leads you through the step-by-step process of creating your own original Western-themed acrylic painting. An evening of fun, wine and dessert appetizers will result in a painting that is finished and suitable for framing.

The Shadow Catcher: 150 Years of Arizona Photography with award-winning photographer, Joe Webster
Saturday, March 14th at 1PM
For more than a century and a half some of the world's best photographers focused their lenses on Arizona. In addition to the renowned Edward S. Curtis, Kate Cory lived with the Hopi and represented them in photographs and on canvas, while C. S. Fly gave us the famous Geronimo pictures. In the 20th century Josef Muench's photos brought the movies to Monument Valley, Dorothea Lange captured Dust Bowl families, Barry Goldwater depicted Navajo and Hopi culture, and Ansel Adams glorified Arizona's skies, canyons, and mesas. This presentation's powerful images make the land and its people come alive. You won't want to miss this visual feast.

The Amazing Life and Art of Charile Russell with Tom Fox
Saturday, March 28th from 1-2:30PM
This very special presentation will explore the life of the iconic cowboy artist, Charlie Russell. It will include a detailed PowerPoint presentation that features an incredibly rich sampling of his outstanding artwork. The program concludes with a lively Question and Answer period.

*PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% fee for cancellations up to 1 week before paid programming; no refunds are given after that time. (All refunds will be dispersed by check.)