Arts & Entertainment

Looking back at life and art at 40

It’s no surprise that the era in which we live influences who we are. Pop culture fads and tensions, generational zeitgeist and major news events create common bonds that travel across cultural and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango artist’s unique artwork on display

The first thing you’ll notice about Jen Pack’s artwork are the stripes and lines of vibrant color, stripped side by side in a way that can make your brain vibrate. From afar, the pieces might look...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Local artisans have your holiday shopping covered

Walking into the Barbara Conrad Gallery at the Durango Arts Center for the Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market, it is not the classy jazz, or the decorated Christmas tree or the enormity of thousands...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Without leading the way, she became the way’

Durango artist Karen Pittman died Tuesday, Nov. 10. An artist of many mediums, and an educator to many kids and adults, Karen – or KP, as her friends called her – was always part of the art...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Navajo artist Cohoe featured at Denver show

Cortez artist Jerry Cohoe will be among more than 20 artists featured at the third annual Rims to Ruins Show this weekend in Denver. Born in a canvas tent south of town in 1957 to traditional...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A museum director who believes in more than the gallery walls

© 2015, The Washington Post NEAR FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The big gala is approaching, but Michael Govan is a long way from his Hollywood tuxedo. He’s in an SUV, blazing down a dusty desert road...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Slavery as unavoidable subject matter

Slavery. It’s a charged word we don’t encounter too often, a word that, when you hear it or see it, almost forces a confrontation with our country’s dark history, persisting racial inequality and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Repurposed children’s toys explore the dark sides of childhood

We’d like to think the world we create for our children is a blissful one – safe, secure, wholesome, enchanting – full of fluffy stuffed animals, sweet bedtime tales and loving adult protectors....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Next week, not to miss

It sounds like a beeping and booping, retro flash-forward operation from a 1970s sci-fi flick. But Ben Barry’s Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, an internal graphic design and print studio and...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Oh, the kitsch these days!

At first glance, they are cheap, yellow, rubber dishwashing gloves with a peculiar floral pattern – perhaps an ingenious, cutting-edge promotional movie product tie-in, or maybe just...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Trash and treasure: The art of the dumpster

They are receptacles for our refuse, the items we’ve deemed unfit in our presence: food waste, broken chairs, filthy tissues, diapers. They’re where we throw our garbage, massive metal bins usually...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

When legend becomes fact, paint the legend

You might expect the story to go like this: Guy grows up around ranches and cowpokes and gets swept up in traveling rodeos. So knee-deep in the culture, when he begins painting, he naturally...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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