Hopi family to dance at Mesa Verde, Cortez
The Lomayestewa family will bring traditional Hopi dances to the area for the free Four Corners Lecture Series. The series is co-sponsored by the Fort Lewis College Office of the President and the colleges department of anthropology.
The Lomayestewas will offer four performances on Saturday and Sunday at the Chapin Mesa Amphitheater in Mesa Verde National Park. The shows will begin at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. There will be an additional performance at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Cor tez Cultural Center.
The lecture series will continue into the fall with various cultural performances and presentations.
For more information, call 247-7401.
Open Shutter Gallery extends show deadline
The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave., will extend the entry deadline by one week for submissions to the second annual juried show called Exposure. The new deadline for the application and one or more photographs, along with the entry fee is July 14.
To download an application, visit www.openshuttergallery.com. The exhibit dates will be Aug. 12 through Sept. 7.
Those who are accepted will need to have their image framed and ready for hanging.
The awards, including the Best of Show, Best of Color, Best of Black & White and seven excellence awards, will be chosen by world-renowned photographer, Steve McCurry. As a photographer McCurry is most famous for his photograph of the Afghan Girl in National Geographic.
All awards come with cash prizes. Last years show included 52 photographers from four countries.
For more information, call 382-8355 or visit www.openshuttergal lery.com.
Center to display painters exhibition
The Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners will present their 2011 summer exhibition today through Sept. 6 at the Anasazi Heritage Center. The paintings feature landscapes of the Four Corners done on location to capture the true light and colors of nature.
The opening reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Museum visitors are invited to vote for their favorite piece, and all paintings on exhibit are for sale with proceeds benefiting both the artists and the nonprofit Canyonlands Natural History Association.
The 40-member group hosts paint-outs at scenic locations such as Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Navajo National Monument, Chaco Canyon, Ghost Ranch, McElmo Canyon and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Painters and the public may view the groups website at www.fourcor nerspleinairpainters.com.
The Bureau of Land Management Anasazi Heritage Center is three miles west of Dolores on Colorado Highway 184 and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, the center at 882-5600 or visit www.co.blm.gov/ahc.
Space available for DACs Vendor Days
Artists Holly Laird and Sam Stevens will participate in the next Sidewalk Vendor Days at the Durango Arts Center today and Saturday. Laird creates original jewelry and fiber wearables, and Stevens features photography printed on recycled vinyl LPs.
Space is available for artists to sign up to participate throughout the summer and fall. Visit www.durangoarts.org, for information and a schedule. Artists must come into DAC to sign up for a space. The cost is $25 per day for DAC members; $35 for nonmembers.