Arts & Entertainment

Performances add to gallery walk

Here in Durango, we don’t need to wait for the leaves or even the calendar pages to turn to know when fall has arrived. And yes, I’m well aware that according to those calendars we’ve still got...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Trade secrets

Not since the dot-com craze of the 1990s have we witnessed the kind of unbridled success that is Durango Open Studios. But don't expect this bubble to burst anytime soon.In just its second year,...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

True to her passion

Amy Wendland’s artwork is unquestionably unique, but it also is precise, extremely well-crafted; often humorous in a tongue-and-cheek sort of way, edgy, intriguing and very creative. While she is...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Congenial strangers to meet at gallery

Michael Lewis and Jim Eppler are two of the more popular artists showing at Sorrel Sky in downtown Durango. The gallery has sold Lewis’ oil paintings for about the last two years and has featured...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Rare Rembrandt unveiled in Denver

A recently rediscovered self-portrait of Rembrandt van Rijn now is on display at the Denver Art Museum.Once attributed to Frans Hals, a contemporary of the Dutch master, “Rembrandt Laughing” made...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Unseen artists enjoy day for ‘Independants’

Nineteenth-century Parisian art exhibitions were tightly controlled by the Academie des Peinture et Sculpture, and if an artist didn’t agree with that institution’s principles they weren’t...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Into the Bronze Age

The art scene in our little corner of Colorado soon may come out of the past and into the Bronze Age. That is, if Dimitry Domani gets his way. Domani, a Romanian born sculptor and painter, has...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A paperless world? Not so fast...

As an involved Durangoan, McCarson Jones wears many hats. She is known as an arts and youth advocate, a former executive director of the Durango Arts Center, a partner in &, the burgeoning art...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Charles Deas exhibit to open Saturday in Denver

His name may not be as recognizable as his paintings, but Charles Deas was one America’s earliest and most influential artists. His life and work is the subject of “Charles Deas and 1840s America,”...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Small quilts displayed at Mesa Verde

“Canyon Voices II,” an exhibit by the Grand Junction-based Art Quilt Association, is now on display in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum gallery at Mesa Verde National Park.The juried exhibit...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

In a class of her own

Although she’s been in Durango for the last 10 years, I didn’t become familiar with Sandra Butler’s art until earlier this year at the “In2itive” exhibition at the Fort Lewis College Gallery. Since...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Grandma Mana’ getting started at 83

Regardless of the measure, a life is best gauged by what you do, not when you do it. “I always loved painting, but I decided to raise a family, and before I knew it 50 years went by,” Elsie Siapno...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts