Bayfield library to hold critics' panel for teens
A panel of local critics, writers and filmmakers will present "Culture Criticism," a panel discussion for teens and tweens from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield.
The panel includes Herald columnist and art expert Judith Reynolds, documentary filmmaker Tom Schillaci and freelance writer Christine Rasmussen.
The panelists will explain what it means to look critically at film, art and music. All ages are welcome, and the class is free with no signup required.
For more information, call 884-2222.
The July selection for KSUT's Four Corners: One Book program is Hampton Sides' Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West. The book was chosen by a book club that meets the first Tuesday every month at Moonlight Books in Pagosa Springs.
Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West brings the history of the often brutal American conquest of the West to life using Kit Carson as the central character and includes many other heroes and villains who embody the experience of the wild American West.
Jerry Rohwer, who runs Moonlight Books with his wife, Joan, said the club chose Hampton Sides' work because of both the author and the book's connection to the region. Sides has visited Pagosa Springs, and the town's Fred Harmon Art Museum has an aspen tree log with Carson's name carved in it.
Four Corners: One Book is a monthly book club with a goal to involve the Four Corners community. KSUT partners with different bookstores and libraries each month and asks the community to contribute to the conversation online at www.ksut.org/onebookfourcorners.
DAC Kids Summer Arts will offer A Summer of Jazz, a six-week music appreciation program taught by Jared Wright designed to bring a better understanding and appreciation for a true American art form. The class meets Fridays through Aug. 14 in the DAC Theater.
Classes for elementary-aged students are scheduled from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and cost $55; middle school and secondary-aged students will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. at a cost of $65. Students who already play and want to develop their jazz "chops" are encouraged to bring instruments.
For registration and other information, call Caitlin at 259-2606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.