Friday, June 5, 2009


Roden Crater?

"Visitor Info: The crater is located at a point 25 miles northeast of Flagstaff, and 17 miles northwest of Leupp. Visitation is not encouraged."

For further information, contact the:
Skystone Foundation
P.O. Box 725
Flagstaff, AZ 86002 OR
114 N San Francisco St # 206
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5235
(928) 226-0937 (don't know if that is still working)

This is NOT how I would like to see Roden Crater.

I just read this very annoying account of this guy who did get in who worked for the Scottsdale Art Museum. Of nonrelated interest, here is how he describes Turrell's attire: "he was in and out a lot, a very quiet cool guy rocking this great look... jeans, boots, pressed shirt tucked in with a western suit coat... sometimes a bolo, like fancy rancher ( L.A. baby come AZ cowboy)."

In regards to getting in... he discovered that these are the types of people that can go: upper level contributors, members of the SMoCA staff, and high school students. I would add to that, other members of museum staff (i.e. Center for Creative Photography, etc.) and journalists who write for the New Yorker. The more I read this, the more I wonder if this is the article you read about the guy who got the tour through Turrell's neighbors. The guard is there 24/7 and has a 360 view from the top (and also has a dog named Jake). Hmm.... beer and steak as plan A2 bribes???

Okay... we're writing a letter and flying a banner. At this point, I might even pay for a flyover.

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