Arts Briefs for Nov. 23

City seeks young artists for public display

The city of Durangoís Public Art Commission invites all youth artists currently enrolled in 9th through 12th grades to submit an application to the Youth Art on Loan program for installation at Durango Botanical Societyís first phase project at Durango Public Library.

The Art Commission is seeking a piece of art to be displayed for a two-year period in a garden that the Botanical Society has planted along the Animas River Trail behind the library.

The first-place artist (or group of artists) will receive an $850 honorarium and an opportunity for sale of the work while on display. Three finalists will receive a stipend of $50 toward the construction of maquettes of their concept for a public open house and final presentation to the Public Art Commission. All three final projects will receive public recognition.

More details, including artwork guidelines and application instructions, are available at www.DurangoPublicArt.com. Proposals will be accepted until close of business Jan. 25.

For more information, call 375-5005 or email art@durangogov.org.

Arts Center to stage ĎA Christmas Carolí

Tickets are on sale for Durango Arts Centerís production of ďA Christmas Carol,Ē to be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16.

Tickets are $14 for general admission, $12 for DAC members and seniors, and $10 for students.

Durango Arts Centerís production was adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger and based on the novella by Charles Dickens.

Tickets are available online at www.DurangoArts.org or at the box office by phone at 259-2606.

Local photog to restore Sandy-damaged photos

Durango photographer Karen Skelly will volunteer to help victims of Hurricane Sandy who were able to recover photographs that have various levels of damage. Skelly and others will work on photos that can be restored by professional photographers with high levels of Photoshop experience.

Photographers from all over the world are coming together to tackle this project, which is massive. The official website is www.careforsandy.org.

Herald Staff

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