With warmer weather upon us, the Kayenta community will see an increase in hikers and cyclists on the roads. As a reminder to all car drivers and cyclists – Drive and Ride with Respect. Drivers, be mindful of the cyclists and cyclists, you are responsible for adhering to the bike laws of Utah. A list of these bike laws and a valuable resource for both driver and cyclist can be found on the Bike Utah website at bikeutah.org
Performing as Daisy Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy was a true all-time favorite experience for me!! Being in the New space at the CFA @ Kayenta was fantastic… It’s one thing to oversee other events and productions but to be on the stage in the remarkable Lorraine Boccardo theater was glorious!
We are so lucky to have this intimate venue where we can truly share the performance. The audience is another character in the show, as I am sure many of you know and the intensity of the listening, the audible sighs, laughs and tears were remarkably inspiring to me as an actress!
Thanks to everyone who came and supported! We appreciate those who provided housing for our out of town performers.
If anyone out there has a guest room with a private bath or a Casita that would like to contribute a few nights a year to house guest artists… please let us know! There is an in-kind benefit of up to $250 per night that you can claim! Contact us at the box office so we can put you on the list! 435-674-ARTS (2787)
Again, I so appreciate the warm support from this marvelous community as these were audiences that gave so much to the overall success of this show and to the many other events we are having to enrich and entertain you! Keep spreading the word!
See you at our next event, Concert Pianist Brandon Lee and his beautiful wife and Singer McKenzie will WOW you… This Saturday (April 7th) at 7:30!
Love to all… Jan Broberg aka “Miss Daisy”
Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta
April 2-6th 7, 7:30 PM
THIS IS A DONATION ONLY EVENT SUGGESTED $15 AT THE DOOR OR $5 FOR STUDENTS
Second Act New Works presents New Plays of 2018
Each night for 5 nights, we will present some exciting new works of playwrights from all over the country.
How it works.
Out of 80-plus submissions from across the country, seven were selected for this year’s staged readings. These playwrights, who hale from as far as New York to as near as St. George, will be in attendance.
The staged readings by professional actors give voice to the playwrights’ work. The audience’s response provides them valuable feedback, which they’ll ultimately use to refine and develop their work into a completed script for distribution into Regional Theatre productions. Second Act New Works then acts as literary agent to represen those plays.
We invite you to come and give audience to these compelling new works, and honor the playwright with your comments and discussion.
Monday April 2nd: Clumsy Feet and Fire: by Brooks Linberg
Tuesday, April 3rd: The Journey by Joel Thomas; Cap and Trade by Sue Lange; and Swinger by Kirt Shineman
Wednesday, April 4th: Gilgamesh by Carl Rich
Thursday, April 5th: Hysterical! by Elenna Stauffer
Friday, April 6th: So When Are You Leaving? by Sheila Rinnear
Pianist Brandon Lee and McKenzie Lee, Star Vocalist, bring an evening of Piano and Song that will thrill and delight!
Don’t miss the music and the magic of this dynamic performance duo! American Pianist Brandon Lee has been thrilling audiences with his technical command and tonal sensitivity in performances for well over two decades.
He has been awarded first place in more than 40 piano competitions nationwide, including the Second New York Piano Competition under the auspices of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Music Teachers National Association, the Grand Junction Young Artist Concerto Competition, and the Four Corners Piano Competition. McKenzie is an accomplished Vocalist and Musical Theater Star. Performing at the popular Bumbleberry in Springdale and a number of other theatrical venues she brings love, fun and levity to the Lee family concert. This will be a rich evening in music from our amazing Brandon the classical concert pianist to the lovely McKenzie who brings us popular musical theater songs we all know and love.
The St. George Chamber Singers is Southern Utah’s premier chamber choir, directed by Dr. Paul Wiens, Wheaton College Professor Emeritus. It is a select group of dedicated choral artists, committed to excellence in vocal chamber music. Their repertoire largely consists of classical a cappella music. This season they are performing three major works by three exceptional composers: “The Three B’s”, or Britten, Brahms, and Bach. They’ve also prepared a diverse selection of other pieces, giving audiences a variety of genres and composers to enjoy. Paul Wiens, DMA, Wheaton College Professor Emeritus, conducted noteable choirs for over 40 years. Serving as Chorus Master under the baton of maestro John Nelson, memorable performances included Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah & Brahms’ Requiem. Wiens sang in the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Choir under the legendary Robert Shaw. With precision and challenging harmonies, these incredible vocalists will make this a night of inspiration and celebration of the father of music himself, Bach!
Tickets: $35 / All proceeds benefit the Art Center and the Foundation
10 invited storytellers share their tale during a cocktail party-style reception to benefit CFTA & KAF. Wine and Beer cash bar available.
10 invited storytellers, some professional, are slated to wow you at this special FUN-RAISING COCKTAIL PARTY-STYLE EVENT! Unlike the regular open-mic-style Coyote Tales, this is a special, curated event featuring invited storytellers who will perform during a lively cocktail reception to benefit the Kayenta Arts Foundation. It will be the ultimate showdown of words! After all stories have been told, audience members will vote, with their wallets, for the best Coyote Tale of the evening. Upcoming details will be posted here, so check back soon.
There’s no assigned seating. It’s a cocktail party! Come join the fun. *Wine and Beer cash bar will be available!
12 Shows Beginning April 26th
Check website for dates and start times
Kayenta Arts Foundation and Man of Two Worlds Productions present the comedy ART!
Starring Garry Peter Morris*, Kent Harrison Hayes* & Philippe Hall
Three long-time friends. One white painting. A hilarious Tony-award winning comedy. Serge, whose purchase of an all-white painting, creates a rift with his friends. Marc, Serge’s best friend of 15 years, is stunned and infuriated by Serge’s moment of insanity, and angry at what he considers Serge’s pretension. Yvan, the good-natured beta male of the trio, endeavors to keep the peace between them, but he’s got more than enough to contend with in the form of his fraught upcoming wedding. The heated debate about the contentious canvas brings to the fore long-bubbling tensions between the trio, as they dig ruthlessly away at each other’s insecurities. “Art” is a clever, funny, sophisticated and ultimately moving portrait of friendship and its complexities, responsibilities and burdens.
Some mild language. Suitable for ages 13+.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract
Thank you to www.alanholbenphoto.com for his talent and photography used to promote many Center for the Arts at Kayenta and Kayenta Arts Foundation shows and events.
Unless otherwise mentioned, events will be held at the Lorraine Boccardo Theater, Center for the Arts.
All programing is subject to change. For more information on these events and to purchase tickets please visit www.kayentaarts.com
Spring is traditionally our busy season at Kayenta Homes & Properties and this season is keeping up with tradition. This year we have even more interest and traffic coming through our office in the Art Village inquiring about homes for sale and wanting to learn about living in Kayenta. Currently there are only 6 homes available for sale in Kayenta and things are moving quickly when a new listing comes on the market.
In the past six months 12 homes have sold averaging a price per square foot of $265.16. This is great news since the average price per square foot for 2017 was $237.33…values are increasing.
With values increasing and inventory being so low, this spring would be a great time sell. If you are curious as to the value of your home and are considering the idea of selling please stop by our office or give us a call so that we can do a private market analysis of your home.
Our Kayenta Art Village office will be open during the Kayenta Arts Foundation Street Painting Festival April 28 & 29. We hope to see you all out and about during this beautiful spring weather.
Your Kayenta Real Estate Experts,
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agent
Nancy Kosick, Sales Agent
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com
One-of-a-kind printmaking class for Red Mountain Elementary’s fifth graders
On February 13th The Center for the Arts at Kayenta hosted Coyote Tales, a live open-mic storytelling event. A special attraction of the evening was a gourmet bake sale. The sale offered specialty sweets to raise money for a one-of-a-kind printmaking class for the fifth grade students at Red Mountain Elementary taught on March 23, 2018. Gracious theater-goers raised more than $500 to purchase the supplies for the class. The school will get to keep all those supplies so students in other grades can use them.
The students’ artwork will be installed for a week long display at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta from Thursday, April 5th – Friday, April 13th. The Center and Petite Feast are also inviting the fifth grade artists and their parents to a punch and cookies “Artist’s Reception” on Thursday, April 5 from 6 – 7 PM so that the children can see their creativity on display and be recognized for their work. Please stop by if you would like to meet these budding artists. Anyone interested in viewing the display during the week can visit the Center during lobby hours, weekdays, from noon to 4 pm.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. This ground-breaking event starts at 7 pm and features a cocktail reception atmosphere where stories will be told throughout the evening. Ten top storytellers, from our neck of the woods and across the state are scheduled to captivate party-goers with their true-story take on the theme, ART MATTERS. After the stories, the fun continues as audience members vote with their wallets for their favorite COYOTE TALE of the evening. The storyteller who raises the most money for KAF earns the bragging rights, while the Kayenta Arts Foundation earns much needed funding. This is one event where we welcome your cell phone!!! Votes and donations will be gathered electronically.
The event will be catered by Petite Feast. Victoria promises to offer deliciously upscale bites and as always, there will be a few unforgettable surprises! Make sure you stay for dessert….it’s going to be ‘coyote howl’ worthy! A wine and beer cash bar will be available for beverage purchases.
This event is sponsored by the Kayenta Arts Foundation and made possible by a generous grant from Utah Humanities. Photos: Alan Holben
Victoria, Patrick and I were quite astounded with the meal you prepared. The artistry of flavors, colors and textures – each portion in their ‘just-right’ proportion. It was the best meal we have ever enjoyed! Thank you so much! You bring a wonderful talent to this community” ~So grateful, Kay and Patrick
About Petite Feast Supper Club: After 30 years as a restaurateur, caterer, chef and Food and Wine best new chef nominee, Victoria Topham is opening her kitchen to share her unique culinary skills and healthy cooking style with guests just like you. PF Dinner Club offers guests the opportunity to socialize with new friends around a shared table while enjoying deliciously upscale meals. Monthly dinners will feature an hors d’oeuvre hour followed by a multi course dinner where mingling with the chef in the kitchen is encouraged. ** Think – mash-up of a restaurant, dinner party and cooking class. And, she always has a few unplanned courses and surprises for her guests!
Events will be announced monthly through her website. Pricing for each event varies. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, April 15th and features Victoria’s unique grilled pork chop with apricot rhubarb compote, rosemary jus and fingerling potatoes. Click here for more information, menus and to purchase tickets: http://petitefeastutah.com/product/httppetitefeastutah-get-ready-for-warm-weather-april-2018
CORIANDER SPICED CHICKEN SKEWERS
PISTACHIO PARMESAN GOUGERES
SPIKED SOUTHERN SWEET TEA
SHAVED ASPARAGUS WITH COMTE FOAM AND BLACK LAVA SALT
SPRING PEA TERRINE WITH BABY ARUGULA, HAZELNUTS, AND A MINT VINAIGRETTE
GRILLED PORK CHOP WITH APRICOT RHUBARB COMPOTE, ROSEMARY JUS AND FINGERLING POTATOES
MALTED CHOCOLATE CREMEUX WITH A DUO OF BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE AND RHUBARB SAUCE
The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving. They weave for the sheer love of it; to learn laugh and appreciate life through art.
Katie Mays, founder began her exploration of tapestry weaving fifteen years ago, and has since inspired many others to join her.
For information contact Katie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kayenta ACC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm in the Kayenta Community Room. A hard copy of the agenda is posted in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office the Thursday before the meeting.
Questions? Ellen Nathan • Phone: 435-652-8333 • email: email@example.com
The Kayenta Desert Arboretum is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the management and development of the garden.
For more information, contact Roger Head 632-1814 ● firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
If you have an article you would like us to consider for this new section in the Kayenta Newsletter please contact Sueann Skudlarczyk at email@example.com.
Meet at the Main Kayenta Office at 9:30am. Trip to Cedar City. Visit Frontier Homestead Park Museum, Southern Utah Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History. Bring a Lunch
For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.
The South Gate for the Pickleball Trail has been installed near Highwayy 91. It should easily accommodate bikers and hikers, but hopefully not cows. Actually the gate was installed by the owner of the cows inside the fence. He is very concerned about cows escaping and causing a serious collision with vehicles on Highway 91. The gate has a spring which should keep it in the closed position when not in use.
You will recall we had a significant rain on January 8, maybe 1.5″. This resulted in good news and bad news. The good: after a few days the trail became much firmer. The bad: the rain water flow in Kayenta Wash washed out the trail about 100 yards north of the South Gate. The trail has since been rerouted around the washout and is usable again.
The Pickleball trail is now 4 miles long. A map of the different routes can be found on the Kayenta Utah website. http://www.kayentautah.com/thingstodoinkayentautah/mountain-road-cycling/
If you are interested in receiving emails about the Pickleball Trail or if you know of trail users who may wish to receive email updates please let me know their email addresses and I will add them to the list.
Thanks, Dan Cornelius
You have called 911, now what do you do? Your loved one has passed out and is nonresponsive. After I call 911 what do I do? Who do we contact if you have an emergency or see a fire in your home? The City of Ivins Fire Department is here to help and answer your questions. They will be bringing our new Fire Truck and an ambulance!
Please join us for this important seminar! We will be discussing:
Cost for this event is $2.00 per person to cover the cost of the room.
Best Regards, Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.
Contact StayingPutKayenta@gmail.com for information.
The wild beauty and healing energy of this sacred land will help guide you back to YOUR powerful, intuitive magical core of being. Experience an adventure. Soul Space Retreat is a time for YOU. Relax. Reflect. Rejuvenate.
Experience a wonderful night swim under the starry skies of southern Utah. Welcome dinner at Xetava. Speak your truth. Affirm your intuition. Plus time for wine & fun! An incredible experience awaits you at Soul Space Retreats
Your Soul is calling…BOOK NOW. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. $999* per person.
Includes meals, yoga classes and all guided activities. *Accommodations not included.
For more information, retreat schedule or to register contact:
John Yohman: firstname.lastname@example.org or Elise Mitchell: email@example.com
Elevate Studio is up and ready to rock the new year with improved motivating group fitness experiences! Stay tuned by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Elevate-Studio-595217220549887/
Elevate Studio is offering yoga classes for employees of Kayenta Art Village and beyond!
Yoga classes are now offered weekly at Elevate Studio.
The studio is located below the Ivins Reservoir across from The Crescent Moon Inn.
Yoga classes welcome all levels, from first-time yogis to experienced yogis. Please join us. These classes will be a level 1-2 practice and will run approximately one hour. First class is free. Rates are 10 classes for $150 or 20 classes for $240. Kayenta Art Village employees receive a 10% discount on first memberships! Owner John Yohman has extensive experience in health, fitness and well being. John completed a 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training with his mentor and good friend Elise Mitchell in 2016.
Upcoming schedule, etc. will be posted on our website and the Elevate Studio Facebook page.
Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast! E L E V A T E
For more information visit: johnyohmanfitnessretreats.com.
Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner
Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Space is a boutique-like day spa offering world renowned spa treatments as well as a wonderful selection of products, books, teas, and gifts. All spa treatments are performed by licensed professional therapists and estheticians that have been extensively trained and are extremely talented body workers and healers.
In an effort to get more folks off the waiting list and into the yoga studio, I’ve added a new class!
Also hoping to reach some of you who may work during the week, but would be able to join us on a Saturday. This is for you!
Sign- up Now!
The class will be limited to the first 8 participants. Sign up online with your Find Your Joy Yoga account. If you need an account set up, just give me a call. Namaste!
For more information on our services, pricing and monthly discounts visit our website at www.kayentaspa.com
Your neighborhood day spa and yoga studio. Tel: 435-862-7743 Sacredspacespa@gmail.com.
Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:45 to 10am. These 75 minute sessions emphasize breathing, strength, flexibility, and balance. The level is intermediate. The style is hatha flow. The location is the Room for Thought, a multi-purpose room in Kayenta’s Art Village. If you would like to join in the fun, please call first at 435-673-3469.
The Village Fitness Center located near the theater and next to the room for thought has circuit training classes M/W/F at 8 am and Tu/Th/Sat at 9 am. ($3 per session). Other options to use the facility are also available. Come join your neighbors to strengthen your muscles, improve your heart rate and have some fun. Drop in some morning or contact Gloria Prahl at email@example.com or call 435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430.
Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all. Relax and enjoy the picturesque desert surroundings and an unobstructed view of the night sky. The Inn is just a short walk or bike ride from the Kayenta Art Village, where locally-owned art galleries, the Sacred Space Day Spa and the Xetava Garden Cafe add to your unique experience.
For Crescent Moon Inn Reservations or Pricing call: 435-879-9076
or visit us at www.crescentmooninn.com
As we begin to enjoy the longer warmer days of Springtime it’s important to remember we are entering kitten season. If you or anyone you know is looking for a feline companion please make the Ivins No-Kill Animal Shelter your first stop. Also, INKAS would like to remind everyone that the Ivins Shelter offers the TNR program (Trap, Spay/Neuter, Release) so if you notice a cat hanging around your area just give the shelter a call.
One of the most enjoyable Springtime events is Kayenta’s Street Painting Festival, April 28 – 29. The INKAS booth will be there stocked with wonderful items for purchase. So, plan on stopping by, saying “hi” and buying something nice for yourself or a friend.
Stacey Trujillo, Manager: 435-628-1049
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED
INKAS contact info: Connie Butterfield 435-817-1616
Nextdoor is a completely private on-line web-site environment and we now have ONE Kayenta Nextdoor neighborhood with two leaders Nathan Dupre and Kathi Fox. If you would like to join go to: www.nextdoor.com/join/VZBZAH.
We’d like to invite all Kayenta residents to join us in supporting Snow Canyon State Park. Our mission is to provide support to Snow Canyon State Park through various means. For more information and to join Friends please visit our web site www.friendsofsnowcanyon.org or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Like” us on www.facebook.com/ FriendsofSnowCanyon
Ivins City information can be found on their website at www.ivins.com
Chef Tracey Berry brings her culinary skills to this incredible location to create a fresh, delicious, casual cafe experience at the edge of Snow Canyon State Park and Tuacahn Center for the Arts. You can park your bike and dust off your hiking boots or just stroll up the iconic Tuacahn plaza stairway to enjoy an indoor / outdoor eatery like no other.
Please visit www.snowcanyoncafe.com for menu options.
Mon – Fri: 11 am – 8 pm • Sat: 9 am – 8 pm • Closed Sundays
“Art is a series of trial and error, of discovery and hope, and determination”
Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.
PLACE • New Office, Fire, and Maintenance building in the Art Village
TIME • Mon. or Tues. from 10 AM to 1PM
PRICE • $210 per 6 week session (Six classes)
INSTRUCTOR • Sherrie Warren
BACKGROUND • Bachelor Fine Arts. Taught for 10 years. Worked in acrylics, oils, and pastels.
CALL TO RESERVE SPACE OR TO SIGN UP. HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616
All lessons are by private arrangement. Contact the studio to schedule a Private or Group lessons. We welcome budding to experienced artists, 6 years of age and up.
Caroll Shreeve received her BS in Art from Weber SU and has 20 years experience teaching K to 12.
CONTACT • 435-632-6463
Kathy Heiner 435-669-8701
Trips & Trails
For more details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956.
Group play is every day of the week but Sunday and the starting time changes with the season. For more info, call Rick Erickson at 435-674-4972.
Kayenta Book Lovers
Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact: A useful resource for any reader: https://sites.google.com/site/kayentabookclub/
Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church
Every Sunday at 3 pm in Kayenta’s Room for Thought. For details contact Katie Mays at 435-628-3552. www.spiritepiscopalchurch.org.
The Tahri Marpo Ling Buddhist Sangha – Green Tara Practice
The Green Tara practice now meets on Friday’s from 9:00am – 10:00am in Sacred Space Spa at the Kayenta Art Village. The Green Tara Practice will begin with a teaching from Buddhist literature, followed by the chanting of prayers and the Green Tara mantra. The practice will conclude with a period of silent meditation. Preparation: Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring your meditation cushion if you prefer to sit on one; otherwise, chairs will be provided. A suggested donation of $5, would be greatly appreciated. For more Information email:email@example.com
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