Prescott Office of Tourism - February Newsletter


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Prescott Office of Tourism

February 2012 

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"A Place Called Home" 


Through February 10  

Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse

232 N. Granite St.


Featuring the collaborative sculptural works of Prescott based artists, Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis.

Asay and Davis have partnered since 1983 as collaborative artists creating sculptures and installations from natural materials. These minimalist works focus on the organic richness of the material itself.

Though both artists had been enjoying individual success, the shift toward the creation of a unique body of collaborative installation works, created by paring down found natural material to its essence, proved very powerful.

This new body of work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Coconino Center for the Arts, University of Arizona Art Museum, the Scottsdale Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, the Roswell Art Museum, Tempe Art Center, Mesa Contemporary Arts and others. Group exhibitions include such venues as the Phoenix Art Museum, Austin Museum of Art, and SOFA NY and SOFA Chicago.

Their work is found in numerous private and public collections. The work of Asay and Davis carries a recognizably distinct character built from a long and rich relationship between the two artists and between the artists and the landscapes they explore.



Trappings of the American West   

Through February 19 

Phippen Museum of Western Art

4701 Hwy. 89 North


Get a true taste of the Old West with this exhibit of Western art and crafts, featuring more than 80 artisans from 14 states.   



"3 - A Mezzanine Experience"  


February 3-28 

'Tis Art Center & Gallery

105 S. Cortez St.


Featuring the photography of Scott Heide, Kim Kapin and Sue Kordish in the 'Tis Art Center Mezzanine Gallery.


Opening Reception is Friday, February 10 from 5-7 pm and again during the 4th Friday Art Walk
on Friday, February 24 from 5-7 pm.



An Evening with Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan


February 3  

Yavapai College Performance Hall 

1100 E. Sheldon St.


As Mel Tillis' daughter, Pam Tillis was in the country limelight early, but has made her own way and scored her own hits on country music charts, including Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life), Maybe it was Memphis, and Cleopatra, Queen of Denial.


Lorrie Morgan also followed her father George Morgan's footsteps in country music, and came into her own with number-one hits Five Minutes, What Part of No and I Didn't Know My Own Strength.


Call 877-928-4253 or go online to purchase tickets.      



Moscow Festival Ballet   


February 4 

Yavapai College Performance Hall

1100 E. Sheldon St.


The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 to bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within
the framework of Russian classical ballet.

For information and tickets, visit the Yavapai College Performance Hall website.



Arizona History Adventure   


February 11  

Sharlot Hall Museum

415 W. Gurley St.


"An Apple a Day" is the theme for this month's educational adventure. Just as today, sickness was prevalent in frontier society, especially in the winter and, as today, our ancestors tried home remedies before calling the doctor. Included with Museum admission. Contact Mick Woodcock, 928-445-3122 ext. 17.    



Centennial Canvas: Paintings by Prescott Artists


February 11 - September 3 

Sharlot Hall Museum 

415 W. Gurley St.


Two Opening of Sharlot Hall Museum's exhibition and sale of new paintings by 10 prominent Prescott artists that capture the beauty and culture of the Prescott area.  


The exhibit is being held in conjunction with Arizona's Centennial celebration.      



Arizona Centennial Celebration for Prescott


February 14    

Elks Opera House

117 E. Gurley St.

Gather at 1:00 pm for this Statehood Day Celebration honoring Arizona's 100th birthday.  Features the opening of a Time Capsule placed in a cornerstone during the 1962 dedication of the then new City Hall, the introduction of a new Centennial song to be sung by a 4th grade chorus and performances by the combined middle school orchestra. Centennians from 1962 will be present as will their successors, the Sesquicentennians.


The public is invited, although seating may be limited.  Watch for announcements regarding  

the availability of tickets and video replays of the event. 


Elks Opera House 107th Anniversary  


February 18
 Elks Opera House

.117 E. Gurley St..

The Elks Opera House Foundation proudly presents the 107th Anniversary Program "Ghosts of  

Celebrities Past". Directed by Gail Mangham, this rebirth of the 105th Anniversary program expands on the promise of the original show when the theater was still under construction in 2010.    

Remarkable men and women have trod the boards of the Elks Opera House and many of them return to bring the Past into the Present so that we can better see our path into the Future.  


Returning to the stage will be Florence 'ZaZa' Roberts as the Master of Ceremonies joined by international contralto Mme Schumann-Heinke, cowboy star Tom Mix, The March King, John Philip Sousa, and many others.   


Celebrating the 107th anniversary of the Elks Opera House and the Centennial of the State of  

Arizona. Music! Dance! Theatre! The drawing for the "Bucks for Bill" raffle, a salute to our Men & Woman of the Military AND a screening of "A Journey through Time - The Elks Opera House  

Story" will take place on this very special occasion.

Purchase tickets by calling the Elks Opera House Box Office at 928-777-1370 or visit them online


Harlem Globetrotters


February 19

Tim's Toyota Center

3201 N. Main St., Prescott Valley  


Experience special tricks and magical fun first hand. And, to top it all off, you have  

exclusive access to get a free autograph when you meet Harlem Globetrotter players and our world-famous mascot, Globie, in person. 


After selecting your tickets, you'll be  

directed to the Shipping page. After choosing your delivery method, be sure to add the Magic  

Pass to your order. You will need to purchase one Magic Pass PER PERSON. All customers must  

have a show ticket AND Magic Pass for entry.  Space is limited and will fill up quickly.  



4th Friday Art Walk      

February 24

Various Prescott locations  


The 4th Friday of the month offers locals and visitors a night out with fun, food, music and art.   


Pick up your self-guided Art Walk map at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce (117 W. Goodwin)


Thanks for your interest in Prescott, Arizona--where True West meets Real Adventure. The following events and activities are only a sample of what Prescott has to offer. Be sure to visit our website at for a complete listing of events and additional information.


Prescott Center for the Arts

 "Wish You Were Here"


Through Feb. 18 - Prescott Center for the Arts  208 N. Marina St.        


Wish You Were Here! The places artists have traveled have been portrayed in many ways throughout the centuries. Our artists interpret places that may be real or imaginary.

Each work of art will be accompanied by a "postcard" sent to a friend in Arizona.  


"Arizona Visions"     

Through Mar. 11 - Phippen Museum of Western Art

4701 Hwy. 89 North  


This exhibit will be a special selection of traditional Southwestern landscapes from the collection of David and Doreen Picerne. In the James Gallery.


Cultural Connections: Cowboys and Indians in Sculpture    


Through Apr. 28 - Smoki Museum 

147 N. Arizona Ave. 


Featuring the work of Bill Nebeker, CA and Doug Hyde, Nez Perce.  


Artists Bill Nebeker, CA and Doug Hyde, Nez Perce combine their talents in stone and bronze to bring a one of a kind exhibit to the Smoki Museum. Hyde and Nebeker, long time friends, combine their unique perspectives - Cowboy and Indian, in their sculptures.

Each artist tells of the same people in very different ways. Approximately 30 sculptures will be on display throughout the museum gallery. The show will be accompanied by lectures and demonstrations. Contact the Smoki Museum directly for more information and a specific schedule of events during the exhibit.  


Naturalist Field Days - February   


Feb. 4-28 - Highlands Center for Natural History
1375 S. Walker Rd.

Explore nature with volunteer naturalists on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. Adults and children welcome. Please come prepared with water, comfortable walking shoes and layers.

Spark your 'natural' curiosity with our volunteer Naturalists as they take participants on a journey throughout the Central Arizona Highlands! Each FREE walk can be up to 1.5 hours long, though naturalists often adapt walks to participant's needs. Walks take place along the Highlands Center's trails located within the Prescott National Forest and participants meet
at our Benson Family Nature Store before heading out.


Walks take place on February 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28. 


Knee High Naturalists and Nature Nuts   


Feb. 11 - Mar. 10 - Highlands Center for Natural History   

1375 S. Walker Rd.    

These two Saturday morning nature clubs provide spring and fall opportunities for children (ages 3-5 for Knee High Naturalists and 6-10 for Nature Nuts) to discover the wonders of nature. These programs are scheduled for several Saturdays, in late winter to spring and again in the fall.

Knee High Naturalists
Parents and Grandparents accompany their little naturalist, ages 3 to 5, through this program that includes exploring the natural world through crafts, games and hands-on fun. Snack included. 9:30 to 11:00 am.

Nature Nuts
A series of Saturday programs for children ages 6 through 10. This is hands-on fun and learning at its best, with time spent hiking the trails, searching for signs of wildlife, discovering different habitats, and exploring creek side habitats. 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Both programs are held on the following Saturdays: February 11, 18, 25 and March 3 and 10. Call the Highlands Center at 928-776-9550 for tuition information. Pre-registration required.


The Manhattan Dolls with special guest Robert Shaw  


Feb. 12 - Elks Opera House  
117 E. Gurley St., 2:00 pm      


AHop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and join The Manhattan Dolls on a "Sentimental Journey" through the great music of the 30s and 40s. Sit back and enjoy these timeless classics, or if you're "In the Mood" get up and dance! Sentimental Journey blends beautiful ballads with your favorite toe-tapping tunes, and of course, in classic USO fashion, takes some time to honor our brave men and women in the military.  From boogie woogie to the blues, Sentimental Journey celebrates the best the Great American Songbook has to offer. The Dolls will be joined on stage by special guest, Robert Shaw.

The Manhattan Dolls are a New York City based 1940s swing-style female vocal trio with the sound of The Andrews Sisters. Started by former USO Girls, The Dolls travel the world performing for military events, air shows, award ceremonies, parades, jazz clubs, concert series, you name it. They have been featured on BBC Radio London, Fox and Friends, LX 4 NY and more. They have the pleasure of performing with famous bands including The Jive Aces in the UK, The Cotton Candies in France and The Stan Rubin Orchestra in NYC. Keep up with them on their website.

Call the Elks Opera House for tickets at 928-777-1370 or visit them online


Norman Laliberte Exhibit 

Feb. 12 - Mar. 31 - Gallery Beyond Words

204 N. McCormick St., Prescott   


Internationally-acclaimed artist Norman Laliberté will visit Prescott to host the Valentine's Celebration Opening of his print show, talking about his work and process. This exhibit of lithographs, silk screens and giclées features his signature expressionistic images of ebullient flowers, playful portrayals of love and relationships and sensuous figures, a palette perfect for a holiday commemorating LOVE. The artist's presence will make this special opening a rich experience.

Laliberté first achieved international recognition as the design consultant for the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair, creating an installation of 88 cloth banners that commanded the glass-walled atrium with surprising splendor.

His work can be found in over 75 public and corporate collections, including the Smithsonian Institute, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, as well as appearing on TIME and LIFE magazine covers. As a teacher and prolific book author, his highly original approach to art has influenced legions of aspiring artists.

In a rare Southwest appearance, Laliberté will host a special Celebration Reception at Gallery Beyond Words, on Sunday February 12, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. The gallery is located at 204 North McCormick Street in downtown Prescott's McCormick Arts District. Gallery hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily.


"Dearest Alice"      

Feb. 17-25 - Sharlot Hall Museum 

415 W. Gurley St. 


Sharlot Hall Museum's Blue Rose Theater presents an original historical play that tells the touching frontier story of Col. Benjamin Grierson, who commanded the Fort Whipple barracks among his many military assignments, and his loving wife Alice.

The play features Lane and Karla Burkitt as the Griersons. Tickets are $10 ($8 for Museum members) in advance and $14 at the door. Call 928-445-3122 for tickets and information; seating is limited.

Friday, February 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm
Friday, February 24, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2 pm and 7:30 pm   



Feb. 4-28 - Highlands Center for Natural History
1375 S. Walker Rd.


The story revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; when it goes wrong, he has a chance to make things right.


A secondary plot line deals with millworker Carrie Pipperidge and her romance with ambitious fisherman Enoch Snow. The show includes the well-known songs "If I Loved You", "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".

By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed by Bruce Lanning.

February 23-25, March 1-3 & 8-10: 7:30 pm
February 26 & March 4: 2 pm. 

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For information, please call 800-266-7534.