Toh-Atin Gallery has donated a painting by Stanton Englehart, Durango and Fort Lewis College's reigning landscape artist, to Music in the Mountains to use as its signature art for the season.
The painting of Gaia, the Earth mother, is from Englehart's Women Series. It complements the festival's theme for the season ¡Pasion!
The picture was unveiled Sunday at a musical fundraiser at the gallery to an audience of about 75, said Denise Leslie, the festival's communications manager. It will be auctioned at the Festival's Pops Night Dinner and Concert at Durango Mountain Resort on July 22.
Arkady Fomin, Conservatory Music in the Mountains artistic director, and Kasia Sokol, strings instructor at Fort Lewis College, played Mozart's "Duo for Two Violins" and Jean Marie Leclair's "Sonata for Two Violins." Fomin also played "Ferdinand the Bull" by Alan Ridout with James Foster as narrator.