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Artists team up with train for perfect picture

As the afternoon clouds burned off above Cascade Canyon on Saturday, a commanding whistle resonated through the aspen. Around the bend, across the trestle and to a chug-chug-chugging stop, the...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Namoki brings spirituality to art

Lawrence Namoki has said it would take more than two and half lifetimes to tell the history of his Hopi people. If you don’t have that kind of time, spend a couple of quality hours with Namoki on...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Western flair

The 23rd annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is under way with a full weekend of events at the Strater Hotel and other locations. Among the free options is a Western themed gallery walk:Durango...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

L.A. shows off

LOS ANGELES The the city itself: diverse, scattered all over the place and not always to everybody’s taste. Thus the town that nurtured Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode to greatness, the sun-drenched berg...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Art as fashion

Just because Friday night’s TOP extravaganza is billed as the second annual and it’s expected to top (sorry) last year’s phenomenally successful inaugural event, don’t bet on a third year in 2012,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mountain Middle School hopes to raise funds by the barrel

On its surface, a fundraiser for Mountain Middle School called “The Art of Wine” might raise an eyebrow or two. But remember – it’s for the kids, not by the kids.This one’s a bit different. The art...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Let’s get small

There’s nothing like spending a couple of weeks alone in the woods to inspire an artist. It worked for Thoreau, and a couple of centuries later, the beauty of the forest had no less of an effect on...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Lost Dog taps McLean for art debut

When Lost Dog Bar & Lounge owner Ann Morse decided to renovate the Main Avenue business earlier this summer, there was really only one guaranteed holdover from its days as a late-night club.“We’ve...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Please be seated

Modernist poet Wallace Stevens found Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. Karl Isberg has found nearly 50 ways of looking at his living room chair. In every piece at Shy Rabbit Contemporary...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Autumn colors

The kids are off the streets again until next summer, the NFL has kicked off and it’s time once again for Fall Gallery Walk. All is right in the world, or at least here in Durango.The biannual...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Docents offer grown up options for art lovers

The tireless volunteers known as the Docents of the Durango Arts Center are stepping out this fall. This month, they will present four of the programs that are given all year long to public school...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A bold opening

When you walk into “Standing Outside, Sitting Outside,” a spacious feeling of serenity fills the air. A large circle of sand rests on the floor encompassing other circles. Stones and shells mark...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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