Ouray to hold final summer art walk
The town of Ouray will hold its fourth and final summer Art Walk of 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.
The walk includes 10 galleries offering a blend of art including traditional, contemporary, abstract, surrealist, African, South American, Native American western, cowboy and wildlife as well as a sculpture garden.
To view the Ouray Art Walk map, visit www.dreamtimearts.org/gallery/ourayartwalk.
For more information, call Lizelle at (808) 497-2606 or email email@example.com.
Durango Arts Center to offer sketch class
Artist Kath Macaulay will teach a three-day workshop on pocket sketching from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23-25 in the Education Studio of the Durango Arts Center.
The cost is $230 plus a $40 materials fee. The class requires a minimum of six students and has a maximum of 12.
Using a small format and inexpensive materials, anyone can learn to create watercolor sketches of excellent quality, anywhere. For travel, this is a perfect way to add far more pleasure by interacting with the locale and is ideal for journaling and field sketches.
Students will learn landscape, still-life and people-drawing techniques. On the third day, they will go in the field to discover how to do this anywhere in the world in 25 minutes or less.
Fourth- and fifth-day workshops also are available and allow for a more comfortable pace and additional material.
For more information or to register, call Sandra Butler at 259-2606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durango High School seeks visiting artists
The Durango High School Visual Arts Department will begin a new visiting-artist program for the 2011-2012 school year.
The visiting-artist program will enhance educational opportunities for visual art students at the school by placing professional visual artists from the Four Corners community into art classrooms to teach, mentor and work directly with students.
The program is funded by a grant from the Michael Crane Memorial Arts Education Fund and Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence.
For more information or to apply to the program, visit http://dhs.durangoschools.org/ and click on the Resources tab at the top right of the home page or email email@example.com.
Katzin Music to let students try different instruments
Katzin Music will host a free musical instrument tryout from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the store at 1316 Main Ave.
Students will be allowed to try brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion and keyboard instruments with assistance from Katzins staff and local music professionals.
Parents must accompany children to the tryout.
For more information, call 259-5011.
Film Noir series kicks off Wednesday at library
The Durango Public Library will host a season of Film Noir with Death on the Cheap: The Killer Bs of Film Noir.
The first film, Detour, starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage, will be screened at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The Film Noir series will examine the bitter world of the B-noir that knows no happy ending, hosted by Film Noir Foundation member and frequent film reviewer Dennis Taylor.
Death on the Cheap will run from September through May on the second Wednesday of each month.
For more information, including specific films and dates, visit www.durangopubliclibrary.org.
Ute Mountain exhibit offered at Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde National Park is hosting the works of Ute Mountain Ute artists Norman Lansing and his daughter, Babe Lansing, through October in the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum.
The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. A reception for the artists will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday in the museum.
Norman Lansing is known for his large paintings and contemporary etched vases.
Babe Lansing is a recent graduate of Fort Lewis College, where she obtained a degree in graphic arts. She will display some of her large paintings that were done during her senior year at FLC.
For more information, call 529-4445.