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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

New exhibit looks at what ‘WOMAN’ means

With its new juried exhibit, Studio & Gallery wants you to think about what “WOMAN” means. Artist and former Durango resident Elizabeth Somers was tasked with paring down the field of artist...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Fort Lewis College hosts provocative senior art show

When George Bangs superimposed a flat, black-and-white rectangle in the middle of his large still life painting, “Creature No Comfort,” it was an act of subversion. He undercut a long tradition of...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mancos artist plans to make impression with Olio show

A Mancos print and pastel artist will bring her vision of the West to the Olio restaurant and gallery on Saturday. Amy Grogan has been a printmaker for about 30 years, and she also works in pastel...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

DAC photography show steeped in memory

Karen Peterson’s photo montage “Running Through Dream” is drenched in memory. And yet, it is a fresh and quiet. Peterson has portrayed a black dog running through a sunlit forest. To achieve the...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango Olympian bridges gap between art and sport

Durangoan and Olympic biathlete Lanny Barnes went to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but this time, she traded her cross-country skis and rifle for paint and canvases. Barnes , who retired...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Art as balm: Creative journaling takes form in pain and clay

Lille Diane’s artwork is much more than creative expression. It serves as medicine for her body, mind and soul. And she finds creative journaling is her strongest medicine. “For me, creative...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango artist Kayla Shaggy celebrates a woman who inspired her

For Women’s History Month, we asked artist and Fort Lewis College graduate Kayla Shaggy to tell a story about a woman who influenced her – and to do it through her art. Shaggy, 24, is an...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Furniture becomes art at annual KDUR auction

Buying furniture can be a chore – except when it’s KDUR ’s Furniture As Art Auction. The annual event, which as been held for at least the last 15 years, is one of Fort Lewis College radio...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Navajo artist to open mixed media exhibit at The Farm Bistro

Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie hopes to use an art exhibit at The Farm Bistro in Cortez to educate viewers on Native American beliefs. Yazzie , a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Studio & to open jewelry exhibit with a ‘WOW!”

Studio & will open WOW! Jewelry Exhibit with an opening reception tonight at the gallery, 1027 Main Ave. The show features pieces by artists Amina Bettayeb, Crystal Hartman, Carol Salomon and Janet...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Who is artist behind Obama’s official portrait?

Before he unveiled the official portrait of former President Barack Obama on Monday, artist Kehinde Wiley was already hugely popular in the contemporary art world. Over the previous two decades,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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