According to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle. 2015 is the year of the sheep/goat/ram.
The sheep, oddly enough, is thought to be the most feminine sign of the zodiac – perhaps because this is a very creative sign.
Sheep are recognized as being artistically talented. Chances are that this type will prefer to be a designer or painter, or go into the kind of profession where he or she can make the most of their gift for creating beautiful things.
Ideal gigs for those of you sheep out there (every 12 year cycle past) supposedly include doing things like acting, painting and making music, landscaping and dancing.
So for all the sheep out there, or wanna-be sheep, we urge you to find your herd at the Durango Arts Center and explore the multitude of creative assets at your fingertips in 2015.
To support our own regional creatives, the Arts Center has created and added resources to foster more creative exploration in 2015.
One example is our Microgrants, a visionary funding program that offers small sums of money to boost the work of artists in Southwestern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.
Another is DAC’s artists’ residency program, called DAC In-Residence, at Willowtail Springs Preserve and Education Center near Mancos. The aim of the residencies is to provide time and space for inspiration and experimentation of creative work.
On top of this, we will soon begin our second annual Art History Lecture Series, “A is for Art. B is for Bernini” led by local arts critic and historian Judith Reynolds. Her 2015 series, a follow-up to her inaugural series last year, will cover everything from architecture to protest art and the life of Picasso.
DAC is also proud to announce an expanded and robust 2015 Adult Art Workshop Series featuring classes such as watercolor, mixed media, paper arts, pastels and print-making led by visiting working artists and made possible by generous support of New Face Productions.
2015 also begins with an ever-impressive gallery schedule of 10 contemporary art exhibits such as March’s group show featuring a younger generation of regional artists.
And, of course, our 2015 theatre season will once again push boundaries with February’s play, “Other Desert Cities” and the summer production of “Rent.”
DAC will also be bringing backstage classics like “Always Patsy Cline” and “The Music Man.”
We recommend you hit the ground running with creativity in 2015 by signing up for one of our 16 adult art workshops, becoming a 2015 theatre season subscriber, registering to expand your arts repertoire and intellect with the art history lecture series and marking your calendars for our exciting exhibit opening receptions in the Barbara Conrad Gallery and the Art Library.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Elsa Jagniecki is the marketing coordinator at the Durango Arts Center.