Mike Clark

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: mike@h2x.com

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Summer colds are serious: C. E. Summers said ‘I got a bottle of Foley’s Honey and Tar, and the very first dose relieved me. By the second dose, I was cured.’” 75 YEARS AGO: ...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Art Seen

The poster evolved from ads to fine art

Advertising posters began as small handbills or “fliers,” but once color reproduction advanced and larger format prints could be produced, professional artists were hired to portray products and...

DATE: May 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Art Seen

Censorship: Is it offensive or defensive?

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Dennis Barrie’s acquittal in a historic obscenity trial concerning photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe.At the time, Barrie was Director of Cincinnati’s...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Art Seen

Graffiti: The handwriting on the wall

Writing or drawing on private or public walls is vandalism and illegal. Then again, for some people, such defacement has been elevated to an international art form. Linguistically, the word...

DATE: March 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Art Seen

Expose yourself to art buyers locally, globally

Gaining recognition as an artist requires exposure. The persistent artist with a flair for self-promotion will have the best chance to prevail.Those without gallery representation need not despair,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Art Seen

Art consulting? Some wonder: Is that a real job?

Choosing art as a profession is not confined to the creation of visual imagery. One can teach art, sell it, criticize, review, curate and even write about it.There are those too, who counsel others...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Art Seen

Abstract art’s history and style are durable

An art movement occurs when many artists working in the same style over a lengthy period of time change the course of art history. In the last century and a half, , the world experienced a plethora...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | COLUMN: Art Seen

Happy birthday to the genius of Pablo Picasso

“Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Art Seen

A mad, mad world

Everybody knows pain; loss and trauma drive the activities of many artists. By extension, so does madness. That’s the premise of a long-standing series of conferences for medical professionals....

DATE: Oct. 11, 2010 | COLUMN: Art Seen

Youth Organized for Unity earns national recognition

 Youth Organized for Unity earns national recognition May15, 2002 Herald Staff Report The Youth Organized for Unity Center at Durango High School wasa finalist for a national award from the...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 | COLUMN: Art Seen

Local band's CD a mix of old and new

Local bands don't come any more local than the High Rollers, the Durango-based country band celebrating the release ofits first CD, "Ride Ride Ride," on Saturday night at the Wild Horse Saloon. Two...

DATE: June 29, 2010 | COLUMN: Art Seen

When is a ranch not a ranch?

In mythology, inspiration arrived in the form of a muse, the word from which music is derived. An idea arrives asthought; often simple, at times complex.In art, as in science, inspiration for an...

DATE: April 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Art Seen

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