Posts Tagged ‘James Dungeon’

  • Moon dance: The total solar eclipse of 2017 comes to Prescott (and, you know, everywhere else in the U.S.)

    Jul 25, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon The last time it happened was Feb. 26, 1979. It’s been more than 38 years since that event: a total solar eclipse visible across the contiguous U.S. And, on Monday, Aug. 21, you can see it again — hey, stop staring: that’s the Sun! — from right here in good ol’ Prescott. The partial eclipse lasts two to three hours, though it won’t reach totality here. Prescott’s zenith is a 75 percent eclipse around 10:30 a.m. There’s a deluge of information about the eclipse online, but if you want to experience some local flair, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better gathering than that hosted by the Prescott Astronomy Club. From 9 a.m. through noon, at the Civic Center Amphitheater, 7501 E. Civic Circle, in P.V., there’ll be presentations, displays, hands-on activities, and more. Below, Adam England, publicity coordinator for the Prescott Astronomy Club, shares some info about the event. ***** What does the Prescott Astronomy Club have in store for the solar eclipse? The event, itself, is 9 a.m.-noon on Monday, Aug. 21. There’ll be presentations. One is from members of the Prescott Astronomy Clubs with telescopes with filters so people can view the Sun and Moon in real time. There’s also a local photography club who’ll show how to safely photograph the sun before, during, and after an eclipse, as well as any other time,

  • Rock enrolled: Prescott Gem & Mineral Show returns for 14th outing

    Jun 30, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon Rocks are pretty darn cool. That’s a pretty soft sell for the Prescott Gem & Mineral Club’s 14th annual show — the practically eponymous Prescott Gem & Mineral Show — but, it’s not a particularity hard event to sell. Come look at some neat looking rocks from around the state and around the globe. Lots of them are pretty. Maybe buy some and take them home and look at them some more, or turn them into jewelry. Whatever your thing is, really. Seriously. It’s rocks. And rocks are cool. The Prescott Gem & Mineral Show is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4th & 5th and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 Main St., 928-772-1819. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, vets, and students, and free for children under 12. Linda Loschke, a board member and previous president of the Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, discusses this year’s show. Find out more at PrescottGemMineral.Org. Can you give us an overview of the event? We have more than 50 vendors who come and sell their different items. Some have beads, but it’s mostly rock-related cabochons. There’s cut and polished jewelry as well as unfinished specimens. We have a raffle, a kids activity area, geode cutting, and other demonstrations, but the main event is really the vendors who come and sell rock-related items

  • Screen time: Prescott Film Festival returns for eighth run

    Jun 2, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon Has it really been eight years since Helen Stephenson launched the Prescott Film Festival? (Hint: Yes, it has.) This year’s event is June 9-17 — a longer, leaner week bolstered by two jam-packed weekends, plus an assortment of special events, workshops, and student films. You can find screen times and purchase tickets at PrescottFilmFestival.Com, but if you’re reading this you’re either looking for more info or want some context. So, here goes. … Everyone loves big, dumb blockbusters. They’re fun. And exciting. But small independent films have heart and soul. And, hey, some of them are fun and exciting, too. (Some of them are also big and dumb, but that’s neither here nor there.) Heart-warming or heart-wrenching, cerebral or emotive, an indie film has the power to move you. It can broaden your horizons or provide a refuge of escapism. It can challenge your world view or suggest a new facet of perspective. See all of those aphorisms? Films are so varied and effective that you can string all those trite expressions in a row and they still retain currency. That’s the power of film. But don’t take my word for it. Here, for your consideration, are some musings on the Prescott Film Festival from the reviewers and programmers who watched dozens and dozens of films in anticipation of the annual event to help cull the proverbial

  • ‘Usually they’re just fun & whimsical’: The art (and gallery) of Sean Goté

    Apr 28, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon A stoic Easter Island idol, a mesmerizing wind turner, a classic Greek statue — there’s something everywhere at Sean Goté Gallery. And that’s just the outside. Inside, the doors to the building on 702 W. Gurley St. yield to a cavernous room filled with more treasures. Here a life-size lion. There a bust of Dante. And then there are the paintings. From realistic ravens to imaginative mountains to … is that Sideshow Bob/Mayor Terwilliger?! Sean Goté Gallery hasn’t been in Prescott that long, but its eclectic, stylized art and décor is already making an impression. Owner and resident artist Sean Hart discusses how he and his wife, Dolores, came to Prescott and reflects on painting, commerce, and community. … Sean Goté Gallery seems to have just materialized out of nowhere. How long has it been here and where were you before this? We actually purchased the building in September two years ago. We’ve been here for a year and a half and officially opened in November of last year. We had a gallery-slash-bar-slash-restaurant in Laramie, Wyoming for 20 years prior to this. I’m Wyoming born-and-bred from a little town of 1,800 people in Big Horn County called Greybull. Dolores, my wife, is from Texas. Why move to Prescott? And why this building? After 20 years of Laramie winters my wife said we were no longer doing winters

  • A table at the place: Senses enriches foodie life in Prescott

    Apr 28, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Chef John Panza and Pastry Chef Cassandra Hankison, the team behind Senses. Visit Senses online via Facebook or SquareUp.Com/Store/Senses. Reach out by emailing SensesLLCInfo@Gmail.Com or texting SENSES to 22828.] What is it that Senses is and does? Panza: There’s three parts to what we do. We do popup dinners in and around Prescott, restaurant takeovers, and in-home dining experiences. The popup dinners are probably the most unique event we do. You purchase tickets to the meal without knowing where it is or what you’ll be eating. Twenty-four hours in advance, we disclose the location and the menu and let you know if it’s BYOB and things like that. When you arrive at the event, it’s up to 30 people all seated family style at a big table. It’s dinner and a show — I’m out in front and talk about the meal and there’ll be Q-and-As. It’s very intimate and very interactive. Some of the places we’ve done that have been the Groom Creek Schoolhouse and Studio 12, which is a photo studio, and the Thumb Butte Ramada in the Prescott National Forest. For the restaurant takeovers, you know a little bit more about it, specifically where it’s at. We work with small businesses and adopt our menu and meal to them. It’s not

  • Chalk It Up!: Hit the streets with Prescott’s premiere chalk art festival

    Mar 31, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    What: Annual chalk street art festival When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23 Who: All ages & skill levels Where: Parking lot of National Bank of Arizona, 201 N. Montezuma St., Prescott Why: Art, culture, music, & more, benefits the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation Web: PrescottChalkArt.Com Worth: Free, plus premiums with donations BY THE NUMBERS Last year’s Chalk It Up! Event included … • 4,632 attendees (approx.) • 1,544 registered chalkers, namely … • 696 children • 233 youth • 615 adults • 1,250-plus boxes of chalk handed out • 1,457-plus squares colored • 11 guest and featured artists • 14 entertainers • 99 official sponsors • $12,000-plus raised for community mental health programs Source: Wes Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation. GUEST & FEATURED ARTISTS • Lisa Bernal Brethour, Tempe • Dana Cohn, Prescott • Jeff Daverman, Prescott • Dani Fisher & Stephane Leon/Clayote Studios, Prescott Valley • Tywla Johnson, Imperial, Calif. • Scott Mackenzie, Litchfield Park • Lea & Ian Rankin/Rather Be Chalkin’, Youngtown (featured) • Tim Ritter, Orlando, Fla. • Holly Schineller, Tempe • Jamie Tooley, Queen Creek • The Van Patten Family, Prescott (featured) • Kim Welsh, Prescott Valley • Cass Womack, Brandon, Fla. • Willie Zin, Long Beach, Calif. By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Meredith Brown, development assistant at West Yavapai

  • Seeing 2.0: A matter of perspective Neil Orlowski’s storied art career yields insight in sight

    Feb 27, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Neil Orlowski. Check this story online at 5ensesMag.Com for an update about Orlowski’s forthcoming website. He also plays keyboard in Funk Frequency, who plays regularly around Prescott.] How did you end up in Prescott? I cam here for recovery, for treatment. It’s not something that I’ve intentionally hidden or anything, but, yeah, I came here in 2007 and have been here ever since. Originally, I’m from Leavenworth, Kansas, where I grew up. I went to school at Washington University in St. Louis, majored in illustration and got a BFA. Then I moved back to Kansas City and lived there until 2000, when I moved to Tucson, where my parents lived. I was there until 2007, when I moved to Prescott. How far back does art go in your life? I was drawing ever since I was a little kid. I’d draw anything, really. I remember when I was little, my mom would suggest I draw a bird or something like that. I used to draw on the church bulletins every Sunday. I was an incredibly shy little kid, so art and drawing was something I could do on my own. I got recognized for art at a pretty early age. I won tickets to a show in Kansas City for a drawing I did

  • Fair’s fair: Prescott Regional SciTech Fest returns

    Jan 30, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Judy Paris, president of the Children’s Museum Alliance and original organizer of the Prescott Regional SciTech Fest and Dr. Jeremy Babendure, executive director of Arizona SciTech Fest. The fourth annual Prescott Regional SciTech Fest is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Prescott Gateway Mall, 3280 Gateway Blvd.] ***** How did you get the Prescott Regional SciTech Festival started? Paris: Well, between 2004 and 2007, I’d organized a group of people, all volunteers to start a STEM-based museum for kids of all ages in Prescott. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. So, we had our own children’s science museum. We truly wanted to blend all of the sciences with the arts, so we added an art focus. They went smashingly together. As part of developing the museum — which, unfortunately, closed last June— I met Jeremy and went to a couple of informational sessions he had regarding SciTech fests. Flagstaff has had one for years. I visited that and that’s when I really decided we needed to make the jump for Prescott. STEM-based jobs aren’t only the future of our community but of the globe. I just wanted to show what Prescott actually has, as there are a lot of science-focused hidden treasures here. So much that’s going on locally in

  • Taking STEPS: Children have brush with art at the ‘Tis Annex, show at gallery

    Dec 30, 16 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and STEPS program art educator and artist Sue Lutz and ‘Tis maven Patti Ortiz. The STEPS Art Education Program for Children exhibit is Jan. 2-14 in the mezzanine gallery at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223. The artists reception is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.] This is supposed to start with me asking you what the STEPS program is. Why don’t you share one of the projects first and we’ll dovetail into that? Lutz: One of the things each student did in this class was a self-portrait that they cut out and put together to make a mural. That class was a mix of painting and drawing with a twist of history, for example famous artists. I also introduced them to different media. There’s some water color, crayons, pastels, paint, and marker. Even the little kids can do all of that. I also introduced them to famous buildings around the world, so they got architecture, too. Ortiz: You have to tell him about your song! Lutz: Well, there are five basic elements of art that I teach them and it has this song. … [Editor’s Note: A song and dance go here. Ask Lutz; it’s quite a show.] The little ones really love that. Anyway, it gets them moving and teaches

  • Art for the arts: Arts Prescott Gallery raises funds for Skyview School arts

    Dec 2, 16 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Anne Legge, of Arts Prescott Gallery; Breanna Rogers, Skyview School dance and performing arts teacher; and Lisa Hendrickson, Skyview School visual art teacher. The Skyview School fundraiser show is Nov. 25-Dec. 21 at Arts Prescott Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma St., 928-776-7717.] Could you give us an overview of the show and fundraiser? Legge: Every year, Arts Prescott does a fundraiser for a community-based charity, in other words, a charity based in the Tri-City area. We’ll have donated artwork on the guest wall for the entire month, donated by every member of the co-op as well as other community artists. The charity, itself, solicits work, so there’s an especially wide variety of art. This year, we chose Skyview School’s art and dance program. 100 percent of sales go to them. Sometimes, for fundraisers like this, it’s open to a very small group of people who actually see the items donated. One of the nice things about this is that it opens it up to the public. It’s to be featured on our guest wall for Fourth Friday, which is Nov. 25. There are gift cards, prints, and original pieces. They range from $5 to $500. There are art cards of students in dance, as well as art cards of students’ art. The show includes art

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