Arts Briefs for Jan. 11

Miniatures club to meet in Mancos

The Four Corners Miniatures Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. The January project will be a wall-hanging tapestry for a dollhouse room. Attendees will learn how to print computer images on fabric using cotton and freezer paper. All materials will be provided by the club. Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage.

The Four Corners Miniatures Club is for dollhouse and miniature enthusiasts of all skill levels. The club meets monthly to create projects and share ideas and crafting tips. The public is welcome to attend meetings to learn more about the hobby.

For information, call Marilyn at 259-9401 or visit www.4cornersminis.com.

Arts Center to open first exhibits of 2013

Durango Arts Center will open two new exhibits with receptions from 5 to 7 p.m. today. In the Barbara Conrad Gallery will be the annual Four Corners Commission, a juried exhibit displaying works by regional and local artists that depict the life, landscape, culture and heritage of the Four Corners. Jurors for the exhibit are Patrice Brown, art gallery manager of San Juan College, Farmington for several years, and Cindy McNealy, a working potter and ceramics department chairwoman and art gallery manager at San Juan College.

Opening in DAC Art Library will be collage by Cecil Touchon and select works from the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction. Touchon is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet and theorist living in Pagosa Springs. He also will conduct a workshop, “The Art of Collage” on Jan. 19 and 20.

For more information, call 259-2606 or visit www.durangoarts.org.

Canyons of the Ancients in search of artists

Artists are invited to apply for the 2013 Artist-in-Residence program at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument near Dolores. The monument is an environment where artists use their talents to bring the landscapes to life using various art forms.

The Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists who are older than 18 years, are U.S. citizens and are able to meet the application criteria. Submissions may include any artistic medium suitable for digital reproduction, including two-dimensional visual still media such as painting, photography and printmaking; literature, video and music. Each residency spans eight days between April 1 and Sept. 30.

Proposals should reflect the cultural and natural resources within the monument. Winning proposals will promote public appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its unique value and inspire conduct that helps preserve its fragile resources.

The artist must donate at least one digital image of his or her completed artwork to the BLM. Further information, guidelines and applications are available at www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nm/canm/artist_in_residence.html. All submissions must be postmarked or emailed by Feb. 28.

For more information, call the Artist-in-Residence coordinator at 882-5624

Herald Staff