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Klee Benally: Power Lines

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling After eight years of preparation, Klee Benally’s first independent feature film, which is a crux of media activism, punk rock principles, principles, poetry and community, premiered May 21 at the Orpheum Theater. Power Lines is a coming of age story about a young Diné (Navajo) poet who [...]

Michael Vincent

January 5th, 2017|Leadership, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Leadership Michael Vincent retired from his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Northern Arizona University in May 2016. During his 10-year tenure, he led the college through considerable growth and activity. Vincent was given the Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award, presented [...]

Melissa Sevigny: Mythical River

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D9oL3HAvXw Melissa Sevigny cuts through the mirage in the way people view the landscape of the Colorado River Basin in this well-researched and timely exploration of the geology, ecology, history, practices, and politics of water in the American Southwest, offering a rich, detailed picture of the current [...]

Peter Friederici: A New Form of Beauty

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSC4oUf4T9M In A New Form of Beauty: Glen Canyon Beyond Climate Change, writer Peter Friederici and photographer Peter Goin present Glen Canyon and Lake Powell as the quintessential example of the challenges of perceiving place in a new era of radical change. They tackle science from the [...]

Abe Snider

January 5th, 2017|Emerging Artist, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Emerging Artist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcgCSvdev64 Abe Snider is a Flagstaff native who graduated from Sinagua High School in 2008. He has been using cameras and film equipment since 2014 but didn't get into it fully until 2011. During his travels throughout Asia that year he began to document the places and people [...]

James Jay & Jesse Sensibar

January 5th, 2017|Leadership, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Leadership https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4UIT_mL2qo James Jay (right) and Jesse Sensibar are the creative minds behind Flagstaff's premier literary event, The Northern Arizona Book Festival. Through thousands of volunteer man and woman hours this all volunteer organization event has been bringing authors, poets, playwrights and publishers together in Flagstaff for 21 [...]

Janelle Reasor

January 5th, 2017|Leadership, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Leadership https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVIlKZ3Dai4 Janelle Reasor has worked as the Magnet Programs Coordinator at Marshall Elementary School since 2008. As such, she works tirelessly to bring extracurricular activities in the arts and sciences to the students of Marshall. Through successful fundraising efforts, she has created a thriving extracurricular program at [...]

Jim Simmerman: The Blood and the Bone and the Flesh of It All

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_usxkDTSVU The Blood and the Bone and the Flesh of It All is a book of poems by Jim Simmerman, published posthumously by Gorsky Press, Los Angeles, in 2016. During his lifetime, Jim Simmerman was the author of five poetry collections, American Children (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2005), [...]

Mindy Bell

January 5th, 2017|Leadership, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Leadership https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kGZCThXBTY Mindy Bell has been the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Coordinator for STEM City since soon after Flagstaff was declared America’s 1st STEM Community in 2012. Her primary role is to connect the STEM-rich resources in Flagstaff with our K-12 students to both increase STEM literacy [...]

Coconino Community College: 25th Anniversary Reading

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MHs6-Prr-M On October 7, 2016, Coconino Community College (CCC) hosted the 25th Anniversary Reading event. The purpose of this community event was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of CCC by showcasing student literature and art published in the college's student magazine, OnCourse, and featuring [...]

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