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Kayra Martinez helps refugees through art

A flight attendant from Durango found her calling after moving to Europe and witnessing the poor conditions of refugee camps firsthand. Kayra Martinez began working for United Airlines in 1989 and...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Artists want you to explore what you may not see in ‘Rivers’

When the Animas River turned mustard yellow from the Gold King Mine spill in 2015, artist Peter Hay was there to collect some of the silt in jars. Hay, who is also exhibits director at Durango...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Montezuma County artists unveil bird-themed exhibit in Mancos

Yellow Jacket artists Rosie Carter and David Butler will open their first joint art show at the Olio restaurant Saturday. The two have been collaborating for about 1½ years to create...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango Arts Center offers annual juried exhibit with twist

Josie Lopez from Albuquerque is juror of this year’s Juried Exhibit at Durango Arts Center, which will open Friday. This is DAC’s 42nd juried show, and it’s national, which means that submissions...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Historic tie quilt returns to Bayfield

A 68-year-old quilt that was made in Bayfield in 1950 has returned home. Members of the Pine River Valley Heritage Society are thrilled that an old tie quilt they believe was made here in 1950 is...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mancos sculptor to open Bomdiggity art and spirituality store

When sculptor David Mallin opens Bomdiggity Mancos Mystical Market this month, it will be in honor of his late daughter, Natanya Joy Mallin-Jameson. In October, Mallin said he had a vision he...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mesa Verde artist Gwen Sullivan uses soil pigments for painting

Painter Gwen Sullivan, Mesa Verde National Park’s artist-in-residence from May 14-26, will use a variety of painting techniques and mediums while making oil and watercolor paint using pigments...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Exhibit will feature Georgia O’Keeffe’s sister

DALLAS – The abstract painting of a lighthouse caught the eye of Dallas Museum of Art curator Sue Canterbury as she visited a private collector about five years ago. Struggling to identify the...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Review: ‘The Wall’ art installation challenges viewers

The Durango Arts Center ’s latest adventure in collaborative installation, “The Wall,” is simultaneously inviting, off-putting and puzzling. The north wall alone has never looked so menacing. ...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Local galleries open their doors to spring

For the past 35 years, gallery owners in Durango have been featuring their newest pieces in their twice-a-year celebration, the Gallery Walk. Artist and owner of Karyn Gabaldon Arts, Karyn...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango Arts Center’s executive director leaving for California

Durango Arts Center announced this week that Executive Director Cristie Scott will be leaving her post at the end of May. According to a news release, Scott, who grew up in Durango, will be leaving...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

New Durango Arts Center exhibit explores ‘The Wall’

There are walls all around us: from walls that hold up buildings, to walls to keep people out (or in), to the walls we put up in our minds. It’s the idea of walls that is the subject of the new...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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