Arts & Entertainment

Diane West, one block down

If you weren’t paying close attention, you may not have even noticed that Diane West moved her Jewelry & Art Gallery in downtown Durango. The move – from 934 Main Ave. to 820 – was just over one...

DATE: March 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

The masterworks of Ansel Adams

There’s just one month left to go to see the Ansel Adams “Masterworks” photography exhibition at the Farmington Museum, and it’s not often that Durango residents are given the opportunity to drive...

DATE: March 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Jeff Madeen: A man with something to say

Every once in a while in Durango, an art show will generate buzz months before it is hung. Usually, it’s an artist who hasn’t shown widely in a while or someone whose work is simply a must-see....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Looking back at life and art at 40

It’s no surprise that the era in which we live influences who we are. Pop culture fads and tensions, generational zeitgeist and major news events create common bonds that travel across cultural and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango artist’s unique artwork on display

The first thing you’ll notice about Jen Pack’s artwork are the stripes and lines of vibrant color, stripped side by side in a way that can make your brain vibrate. From afar, the pieces might look...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Local artisans have your holiday shopping covered

Walking into the Barbara Conrad Gallery at the Durango Arts Center for the Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market, it is not the classy jazz, or the decorated Christmas tree or the enormity of thousands...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Without leading the way, she became the way’

Durango artist Karen Pittman died Tuesday, Nov. 10. An artist of many mediums, and an educator to many kids and adults, Karen – or KP, as her friends called her – was always part of the art...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Navajo artist Cohoe featured at Denver show

Cortez artist Jerry Cohoe will be among more than 20 artists featured at the third annual Rims to Ruins Show this weekend in Denver. Born in a canvas tent south of town in 1957 to traditional...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A museum director who believes in more than the gallery walls

© 2015, The Washington Post NEAR FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The big gala is approaching, but Michael Govan is a long way from his Hollywood tuxedo. He’s in an SUV, blazing down a dusty desert road...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Slavery as unavoidable subject matter

Slavery. It’s a charged word we don’t encounter too often, a word that, when you hear it or see it, almost forces a confrontation with our country’s dark history, persisting racial inequality and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Repurposed children’s toys explore the dark sides of childhood

We’d like to think the world we create for our children is a blissful one – safe, secure, wholesome, enchanting – full of fluffy stuffed animals, sweet bedtime tales and loving adult protectors....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Next week, not to miss

It sounds like a beeping and booping, retro flash-forward operation from a 1970s sci-fi flick. But Ben Barry’s Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, an internal graphic design and print studio and...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts