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When pieces of furniture become pieces of art

A pair of lamps can be ordinary, but if they’re made from old piano legs, they become extraordinary. These lamps actually exist and were made by artist Jonas Grushkin. The pair will be up for...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Common ground: New Face Productions brings global project to Durango

Wrapped around the Boys & Girls Club building on north Main Avenue is an unusual outdoor photographic exhibit. Large-format portraits of almost 100 Durango residents have been billboard-pasted to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Two Old Guys’: Durango Arts Center to host collaborative show

Two gentlemen of a certain age are coming together to show their artwork at Durango Arts Center. “Two Old Guys,” which features the work of local artists Peter Alphonso Martin and Mike Scieszka,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Review: Art at the intersection

A week ago, conceptual artist Trey Duvall met with Fort Lewis College students in the Art Gallery to introduce his site-specific installation: “Hat On A Hat.” Standing in the middle of what seemed...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Portrait found in gallery’s walls verified as missing Klimt

PIACENZA, Italy – Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s walls last month is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Powder Hounds Art Auction helps La Plata County Humane Society

Last year, local artists stepped up to help the animals of the La Plata County Humane Society with the Powder Hounds Art Auction, using donated snowboards as their canvas. It was such a success,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Artist’s quilts tell the story of her ancestors

For Navajo/Diné artist Susan Hudson, the quilts she makes are a tribute to her ancestors and way to tell their stories and the history of the Navajo people. Hudson, a member of the Kin Yaa Aanii...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Soft Spoken’ on display at Olio

Patrice DeLorenzo likes to “illuminate” the softer side of life. For her, that means painting flowers and landscapes, and hidden little places. And that’s reflected in her exhibit “Soft Spoken” on...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Couple who bought $120k banana art sense it will be iconic

MIAMI – A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Art exhibits contrast two creative stages at FLC and DAC

Walk upstairs in the Durango Arts Center and you’ll find an intimate, carefully observed exhibition by a mature artist. “My Beloved West” features 20 solar-plate prints and two artist’s books by...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Susan Matteson to exhibit work

Susan Matteson remembers the moment she found her love of art. She was taking art in sixth grade, and the teacher showed students how they could add highlights into a charcoal drawing using just an...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Artist collective getting work out there

For the fourth year, the members of the Looking Glass Collective will hang their work on the walls of the Smiley Cafe in the Smiley Building and have a show. And, for the fourth year, a portion of...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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