Arts Briefs for Nov. 2

Museum to host readers’ theater

The Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave., will host a readers’ theater highlighting some of the movers and shakers of the American suffrage movement in the western states.

Judith Reynolds assembled a cast of characters for the presentation “Living the Legacy (How the He-man West won the vote for women),” which will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 259-2402.

Submit art for Snowdown auction

La Plata Open Space Conservancy seeks art entries from local artists for the annual Snowdown Art Auction and Wine Tasting on Jan. 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel. Any type of art is welcome and must reflect the mission of the conservancy to protect the landscape for scenic, agricultural, cultural and conservation value. The artwork will be sold at silent auction with proceeds split between the artist and the conservancy. There will be separate submissions for established artists as well as a “new artist” category. Art will be judged the evening of Nov. 28 and artists will be notified by Nov. 30. Contact Scott Perez at 259-3415 or sp@lposc.org.

Williams to speak as elder at FLC

The Fort Lewis College Native American Center will host Richard B. Williams as part of the Center’s Elder-in-Residence program. He will present “My Grandmother’s Stories: Our Life and History on the Northern Plains” at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

A member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe, Williams will share personal stories passed on to him by his grandmother, who was born in 1899. He was the first Native American student to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and has served in education and advocacy positions throughout his career, including as president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. For more information, call the Native American Center at 247-7292 or 247-7222.

Seven divas to duel at St. Mark’s

“Durango’s Dueling Divas,” the second concert of the 2012-13 St. Mark’s Recital Series, will take place at 7 p.m. today at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave.

The concert will feature duets by sopranos Gemma Kavanagh and Veronica Turner; flutists Rochelle Mann and Kathryn Shaffer; and pianists Lisa Campi Walters and Linda Mack Berven.

Kavanagh and Turner, accompanied by Mack Berven, will sing duets and solos by Monteverdi, Mozart, Bellini, Verdi, Delibes and more. Mann and Shaffer, accompanied by Kristen Chen, will perform flute works by Cimarosa and Doppler. Campi Walters and Mack Berven will play piano four-hands work by Ravel, Brahms, and Poulenc.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for students and children, and are available at DurangoRecitals.com, at the church, or by phone at (800) 838-3006.

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Herald staff

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