Flagstaff Arts Council present
Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)
Album Release Show
Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw (from San Juan Island, Washington State, US), now joined by long-time friend and bassist Thom Lord, are back at it with a new sound, new album and new name – Sway Wild! Their exceptional harmonies coupled with Fer’s pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world, sharing the stage with such acts as Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Lake Street Dive, Gregory Alan Isakov and many others. Winning over audiences from Alaska to Amsterdam, Sway Wild performs a heartfelt and dynamic blend of innovative folk-rock, pop, and funk. Their debut self-titled Sway Wild album includes special guests Birds of Chicago, Sean Hayes, Anna Tivel and others and will be released worldwide on September 13th, 2019.
The show will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019, doors are at 7pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 for arts Council Members, $20 Advanced, $24 Day of Show. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the link below. All ticket sales are final – No refunds will be issued.
Press on Sway Wild:
“‘Off-Grid Lo-Fi’ is chock full of roots-rich gems…Fer shreds…a delicate blues madrigal…” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“…stellar songwriting…exceptional guitar playing…” The Utne Reader
“…roots trailblazers Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer continue their upward stride towards artistic nirvana….scintillating…” PopMatters
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Flagstaff Festival of Science presents
The 2019 SCI Talks, a signature event of the Flagstaff Festival of Science, feature TEDx style presentations from local scientists, artists and educators. The four talks include:
Dr. Sara Abercrombie, NAU: Reimagining Creativity
Dr. Alice Christie, Tynkertopia: Tynkertopia: Learning by Doing
All Flagstaff Festival of Science events are free and open to the entire public. For past SCI Talks please visit the Festival website, scifest.org, or YouTube page, youtube.com/c/
Doors open at 6. The Talks begin at 6:30.
Learn Astrophotography with photographer Abe Snider
Begin at the Coconino Center for the Arts with a presentation on best practices for night shooting. We will discuss a range of topics including how to find a dark sky area and preparing for the shot, an overview of camera and lens settings, how to focus a lens in the dark and recommendations for framing a capture. We will discuss moon cycles and the procession of the milky ways position and how it will relate to your shots. There will be a demo on a typical night sky edit as well as a look at exposure blending and why it is important for night photography.
What you will need to bring:
- DSLR or Mirrorless Camera that can capture in RAW format (no point and shoots)
- Fully charged camera battery (I’d recommend a backup)
- Wide angle lens of at least 24mm and an aperture of f2.8 or faster.
- Memory card
- A headlamp that can be set to RED
If you do not have a tripod or headlamp, one can be rented for an additional fee
Location: Buffalo Park
Post-processing of your images is not included in this workshop although Abe will have a laptop on hand to demo certain types of editing if time allows.
8pm presentation on astrophotography basics and best practices (1.5 hours)
9:30pm arrive at location and setup
10pm begin shooting with Abe as a guide helping you get an interesting shot.
11pm end shooting
Price: $70 members, $75 nonmembers
** As a bonus this workshop includes Astrophotography for Beginners: The Night Sky – Part 1 Capturing and Processing a 20+ page eBook written by Abe Snider. This eBook will be emailed after the class ends. **