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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

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

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