It’s Mother’s Day – got it?

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

NYC opens exhibit by detained Chinese artist

NEW YORK — New York’s art community and Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday, unveiling his giant bronze sculpture installation even as he remains...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Hot 8 takes break from Jazz Fest for Durango

It’s one of the busiest times of the year for New Orleans musicians, but the Hot 8 Brass Band found time to make a stop Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.The Hot 8 Brass...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Elusive artist Irene Pete weaves for a lucky few

While home on breaks from college in the 1970s, Toh-Atin Gallery owner Jackson Clark returned to Durango to work in the family store. He recalls coming into his dad’s office in the old Pepsi...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A ‘mimsy’ farewell

They could have taken the easy route. They could have chosen a classic American play, a beloved comedy of manners or a Shakespearean drama. They could have polished any number of existing scripts...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Verdi opera ‘Il Trovatore’ is music to melt by

Wildly popular when it was first performed in 1853, “Il Trovatore” continues to drive opera lovers crazy.Verdi’s big Spanish tragedy stirred audiences all over Europe and still moves people to...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Have a seat

Doug Hunderman is much happier in the solitude of his Durango Hills workshop than as the face of the 2011 Durango Home & Ranch Show, but he’ll make the best of it.“It’s strange walking around town...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Painter takes her turn with ‘Menagerie’

It’s been a year and a week since Sarah Steppelman last had her own night in her own gallery, and even then she had to share the space. But Studio & is all hers tonight.“I’ve been painting...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Arts Briefs

College to host summer kick-off The Student Advisory Council of Southwest Colorado Community College will host a summer kick-off party from 1 to 4 p.m. today in the parking lot of The Commons...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Bayfield band gets gubernatorial kudos

The Bayfield band debuted its much-anticipated “With Every Winter’s Breath” at its spring concert earlier this month at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. At the time, little did its...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A&E Calendar for April 29-May 5

Friday, April 29 Spoken Wheel and Uncovered, Southwest Colorado Community College summer kickoff party, 1 -4 p.m., 701 Camino del Rio, 247-2929.“Menagerie,” artwork of Sarah Steppelman, 5 p.m., &,...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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