My word! The support and energy of the Kayenta community once again astounded and filled me with gratitude and joy! Our one year anniversary celebration with concert pianist Leanne Rees, daughter of Lorraine Boccardo, was fantastic. Especially heart warming was greeting the Boccardo family members and friends who flew in from all over the US to attend. The Kayenta community was there in spades representing the “family of this beautiful area” as one woman commented and later told me that as an artist in D.C. she may have found her new home! She loved the entire experience of Kayenta, and that is because of YOU! Your inner beauty and warmth make this a special place to be involved in the arts! I feel so lucky. Thank you so much for coming out and celebrating with us. The support you continue to give is truly phenomenal! Our 10 to 1 match campaign has been a huge success primarily because of this close-knit, art loving, and truly supportive community!
Two upcoming events I want to bring to your attention…
FRAMED by Y. York and directed by Rob Goodman (a Kayenta resident, and KAF board member) features 4 professional Actors. One from NYC, two from this past season at the Shakespeare Festival, plus the Vista School Drama Director! An amazing combination of talents that will bring you a thought provoking but very funny play about art, ambition and marriage! Discussions with local artists follow each performance who pose the question “what makes an artist an artist?”. Opening Night will feature Kayenta residents, Gary and Cheryl Collins, and a private reception to meet the actors, director and artists follows this performance on Thursday November 8th. Be sure and mark that date to attend. The play runs the 8th through the 17th of November.
Early December brings Kurt Bestor who is world-renowned for the multifaceted body of Emmy-award-winning music he has composed and performed during his prolific career. He performed last year at the Center and is excited to return because, as he puts it, “The 200-seat theatre creates a special, familial energy. It’s as if close friends have joined me in my living room to listen to the Christmas arrangements that I hold dear.” This year, Bestor chose the theme of peace for his concert. “It’s something the world needs a whole lot more of right now,” he says. I think his music is so beautiful, it just stops you in your tracks. We are so lucky to have a musician of Kurt’s caliber come to our Center. There are things you learn in this intimate setting about Kurt that you will never see anywhere else. He plays more instruments, shares pieces he has composed for a personal venue like ours, and he’s funny! I hope as many people as possible get the opportunity to experience ‘Peace On Earth.’ Three shows only December 6th-8th.
See you at the theatre! Jan
Jan Broberg, Director, Center for the Arts at Kayenta
On occasion our community is treated to a visit by a musician of the highest rank. Such will be the case when Mykola Suk performs at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta on November 3rd at 7:30 pm.
Mr. Suk’s international career has spanned four continents, performing in the most prestigious venues, ranging from the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory to Carnegie Hall in New York. His artistic acclaim is based on the ability to combine prodigious technique with extraordinary musicality. A Toronto Star review sums it up well: “…enormous digital control… such an impressive technique was so completely subsumed in the task of musical characterization.”.
This event is possible because Mykola, who just completed a recital tour in Europe, is also responsible for keyboard studies at UNLV. Before moving out west, Mr. Suk served on the faculties of the several prestigious music schools, including Kiev State Conservatory, Moscow State Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Columbia University.
In large public concert halls, Mr. Suk has been usually asked to play solo piano sonatas and concertos with full orchestra, being particularly hailed for his interpretations of Liszt and Beethoven. In enticing him to perform in our intimate venue, Mykola was offered the opportunity to present a concert of special appeal to both him and our audience.
The program will feature a renowned chamber music work, the revered and unique Schubert “Trout” quintet, as well as a major piano concerto, the majestic Beethoven “Emperor” Piano Concerto. The string collaborators for these works will feature some of our area’s finest professional musicians.
“Framed” is a comedy made for adults who appreciate laughter as much as art.
The play was written by award-winning playwright Y. York, who began her writing career in her home town of New York City. Successful with her ability to create offbeat characters with sharp-witted, smart senses of humor, she has continued writing her whole life.
The play is directed by professional director and producer, Rob Goodman, who became acquainted with York over 25 years ago. Rob knew that someday he would find the right place to direct this wonderful, funny, and insightful play about art, marriage, and ambition. Kayenta is the perfect place for this play.
This play has never been performed on the US Mainland before, and will be in Seattle (produced by Y) and in Kayenta simultaneously. It presents a rare opportunity for Utah theater lovers.
Four amazing, established actors perform in FRAMED. Kristina Harding, who has acted in various venues in Southern Utah, including the Utah Shakespeare Festival; Michael A. Harding, who has performed in several Regional Theaters all over the country, and is an award-winning playwright and has also directed for the Utah Shakespeare Festival; Rachel Schmeling, who is an NYC actor and teaching artist. She is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and holds a BFA in Acting from Missouri State University and MA from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Finally, Jake Thomas, who is currently in his fifth year teaching theater and directing at Vista School in Ivins. He has been involved in over 60 live productions.
The play’s premise is this: Joanie, an artist, wants recognition for her paintings, and her crime boss husband Nick knows how to ensure she gets it. May, the young wife of Jake, just wants to learn how to paint, while Jake wants to elevate himself to crime thug. What follows is a wild ride that exposes the soul-killing nature of ambition—specifically how it affects personal relationships.
Opening Night Reception
On November 8th, the Center for the Arts will host an exciting Opening Night reception that includes a private party, meeting with the actors, designers and director, plus some surprise entertainment!
After each show, audience members are invited to participate in an interactive discussion with local artists and art lovers, who will address the main question asked by the play: “What makes an artist an artist?” Following is a list of invited local artists and the dates they will lead the post-play discussion:
Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission.
Framed is appropriate for people old enough to be married.
– an environmental, multi-media performance, bearing witness impact of “Zero-Tolerance” immigration policy on individuals and communities on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Directed by Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva, presented by DSU Theatre and AnomalousCo.
Enjoy music made especially for an intimate gathering.
Soiree Musicale literally means “an evening of chamber music”— music written to be played in intimate settings. The Lorraine Boccardo Black Box Theatre is the ideal setting for you and your family to come and enjoy the spectacular sounds of the piano, violin, viola and cello played together. The quartet will fill the theatre with the music of Mozart, Faure, and Dohnanyi. The concert begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $30 ($10 for current students).
For one special night in Ivins, we are thrilled to showcase the world-class talent of musicians from our own region. On piano is Christian Bohnenstengel, Director of Keyboard Studies at SUU; playing violin is Urs Rutishauser, Director of the Chamber Music Society of Southern Utah; on viola will be Linda Ghidossi-Deluca, head of the Vista Music Program; and on cello is Jessika Soli, member of the Rosin Cello Duo.
The quartet will open with the first movement of the Serenade for String Trio by Dohnanyi. They will then play two of the finest works of the classical and romantic traditions: the dashingly upbeat Mozart G Minor Quartet, and the Faure C Minor Quartet, which bridges romanticism and impressionism with modern themes with blues-like melodies. The evening promises to be an unforgettable experience for music lovers of all ages.
Unless otherwise mentioned, events will be held at the Lorraine Boccardo Theater, Center for the Arts.
During the months of November & December, Zia Pottery Studio is extending hours on Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
This month we are spotlighting the works of Tris Ayers. Sculpting clay is what she loves. She is a mixed-media artist who transforms raw clay into original hand built clay art with additions of driftwood, semi-precious stones, copper, leather, horsehair, feathers, beads and found objects such as rusted metal.
Her masks and spirit figures are glazed and high fired and vary from rustic to sophisticated or brightly colored and whimsical. She makes unique clay characters and cactus totems filled with images of southwestern lore and legends.
You can see more of her work on her website: CACTUSTRACKS.COM
Real estate in Kayenta is picking up again now that Fall is here, but with only 3 homes on the market the inventory is really lacking. A few years ago, we would average 15 to 20 homes on the market at one time. Those times are gone. These days it’s 5 or less. With the greater St. George area reportedly being the fastest growing metropolitan area the country, the home inventory is low. The recent hike in interest rates may have some effect on us but a high percentage of our clients are cash buyers making that less of an issue.
We have been selling a larger number of lots these days as folks decide to build when they can’t find what they want in existing inventory. I’m sure you have noticed the amount of building going on in Kayenta. The builders are struggling to keep up. That’s a complete reversal from a few years ago when builders were competing for build jobs. Today they sometimes have to turn away work which they of course hate to do.
We are enjoying the healthy real estate market that Kayenta is experiencing this fall and are always working to keep Kayenta as one of the premiere areas of Southern Utah.
Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Nancy Kosick & Kurt VanLeeuwen, Sales Agents
435-628-7234 • www.kayentahomes.com
Thank you for last night. It was so special & so delicious it blew our minds.” –Aly Hansen
About Petite Feast Dinner 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, November 18th, promises to deliver some unannounced dining pleasures! She’s always happy to accommodate special celebration requests too! If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, this dinner would be the perfect opportunity to share the communal Thanksgiving table with your Kayenta friends and neighbors. Click here for more information, menus and to purchase tickets:
FLAT BREAD WITH A TRIO OF DIPPING SAUCES
SAUSAGE VOL-AU-VENT WITH ONION MARMALADE
APPLE GINGER COCKTAIL
PARSNIP AND PARSLEY VELOUTE WITH FRIED SHALLOTS
ROAST PUMPKIN AND CHARRED ONION SALAD WITH MISO VINAIGRETTE
ITALIAN STYLE PORCHETTA WITH SWEET POTATO FENNEL PUREE
CHOCOLATE AND BROWNED BUTTER GANACHE WITH COCONUT, AVOCADO AND JALAPENO
The Lorraine Boccardo Theater in the Center for the Arts at Kayenta was the setting for ten storytellers to take to the stage for the fifth sold out performance of Coyote Tales. The warm and encouraging audience welcomed ten willing performers to the spotlight to share their tales about “Right place, right time”. A variety of stories were presented including a two from professional storytellers visiting from Salt Lake City, whose appearance was made possible by a generous grant from Utah Humanities. The evening started with a pre-event cocktail party sponsored by Petite Feast and local Kayenta resident, Anne Guhman. The pre-party provided a lively atmosphere and a bit of cowboy fun for attendees to pony-up and put their name in the hat in the hopes of getting on stage.
A life size cowboy cut-out photo op was a high point of the festivities! The performances began with KAF photographer, Alan Holben’s tale of having the photograph of a lifetime ruined by a van parked in the middle of his shot and ended with a thought-provoking story by Peabody Award winning journalist, Scott Carrier. The evening was a unique and powerful expression of each teller’s individuality. The stories presented were tender, poignant, and even challenging, but overall the audience was mesmerized by the authenticity of each story and its presenter. As always, the goal of each event is to foster community spirit through the telling of well-crafted stories. Coyote Tales hopes to build on the shared connection between the teller and the audience. Our stage is a no-pressure arena to celebrate our diversity, our community and our experiences.
GET THE WHOLE STORY
If you were unable to attend, you can hear stories from this and previous events by visiting the Coyote Tales story archives on our website at http://coyotetalesstories.com. While there you can pick up tips and tricks for telling your own tale. Let us know what you think!
Our next event is scheduled for March 1, 2019. The theme for the evening’s stories is, “FRENEMIES”. If you are interested in getting on stage or just want more information on our events, please contact Victoria through our website.
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
For information on the Village Gym contact Gloria at 674-2824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.[divider]
Pictured: Terry Martin, Cheryl Collins, Mayor Chris Hart and Lee Hughes
Although the ribbon cutting ceremony represented a milestone in the development of the Arboretum, the Foundation’s Board has plans for many more improvements in the future including the establishment of a Joshua Preserve on the Arboretum’s trails and a state of the art plaza at the beginning of the arboretum.
The improvements to the Arboretum are the result of the volunteerism of the community. If you are interested in developing this great addition to our community, Contact Roger Head at email@example.com or just give him a call at 435-632-1814.
Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.
Trip to *Yant Flats west of Silver Reef. Two mile round trip hike. Half day trip. Five miles of dirt road. Bring a lunch. Meet at the main Kayenta Office at 9 am.
*Our scheduled October trip to Yant Flats was rained out so we rescheduled as our November trip.
For Details call Charlie at 656-1956.
For informaiton contact: Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta
Elevate Studio is ready to rock your workout with motivating group fitness experiences! Stay tuned by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Elevate-Studio-595217220549887/
We are offering this class free of charge! We are however encouraging donations to the Utah Food Bank. Give thanks, give back & give yourself the perfect morning before the feast! Come join us for some fun on Thanksgiving! Please keep your pets at home as we’ll be working in the studio as well as outside. Young folks aged 18 and older are welcome.
ElevateVinYoga on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm.
Level: those that practice regularly
The 411: A yoga class that flows in a moderate to fast flow focusing on traditional practice with asana, bringing attention to proper execution, alignment and posture. Intermediate level practice.
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.
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.
Janene Borandi is a Utah licensed acupuncturist. She holds a Diplomate of Acupuncture Certification by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Janene graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014 and worked in private practice in Maryland and DC until moving to St. George, Utah in December 2016.
Janene is a rock climber, yogi, cyclist, and she loves to travel and experience new cultures. Janene considers it a privilege to work with people as they traverse their unique healing process, and she is excited to be of service to the Kayenta community. Janene’s practice is located at Sacred Space Spa. For more information please visit Janene’s website at www.greatermountainacupuncture.com. Those wanting to make acupuncture appointments online can follow this link to my ONLINE SCHEDULER.
Janene also be offers the following yoga classes. YOGA GLASS REGISTRATION
Yoga – Kundalini Level I – Wednesday 9:00-10:15 am, 1 hour 15 minutes @ $15.00
Light stretching and movement give way to breath-intensive Kriya (postures) that will focus on a specific facet of the mind, body, and soul. Classes may also include meditation, chanting, and light sound bath with bronze singing bowls. Enjoy a cup of yogi tea with friends and start your day balanced and rejuvenated. Sat Nam.
Yoga – Power Vinyasa Level II/III – Monday & Thursday at 6:00 pm, 1 hour @ $15.00
Quick-paced vinyasa flow with an emphasis on core strengthening and balance. Room will be relatively warm, but by no means is this “hot yoga”. Come ready to stretch, warrior, sweat, laugh, crunch, and arm balance. Namaste.
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.
As Thanksgiving draws near there is so much for all of us involved with INKAS are grateful. Our Fall fundraisers, the INKAS booth at the Kayenta Art Festival and our annual yard sale, generated tremendous donations. We are always so inspired by the people we meet, their generosity and the wonderful stories they share about the animals they rescued…or as most of them like to say the animals they were rescued by!
INKAS would like to express a special “thank you” to the Kayenta community. It is such fun and very beneficial for us to be involved with the Art Festival. As in the past, the artists and their artwork were captivating and memorable. The Festival drew a large crowd filled with high praise for the event.
All proceeds raised by INKAS go directly to help homeless animals with shelter, food and compassionate care while waiting for their forever homes. We want you to know your donations to, and support of INKAS help those animals in need have a better and brighter future. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
Bailee Sleppy, Manager
HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 3PM, Sunday: CLOSED
INKAS (Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters) is a A 501(c)3 organization
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.
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
The Ballot envelopes you received by mail are YELLOW and need to be POSTMARKED no later than Monday November 5th or DROPPED OFF at the Santa Clara Branch library drop box until 8pm on Election Day, November 6th. For more information, please go to www.vote.utah.gov or contact the Washington County Election Department at:197 East Tabernacle St. George, UT 84770
“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
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/
The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving. For information contact Katie at: email@example.com.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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