Cristie Scott

Position: Durango Arts Center

Winter is a time for the inner artist

As snow blankets Southwest Colorado, we find ourselves delighting in all the opportunities that awaken with winter. Some of us find a long-awaited invitation to play and explore with a fresh...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

’Tis the season to celebrate giving

The holiday season is upon us, a reminder to slow down and celebrate family, community and all that we are blessed with in our small corner of the world. It isn’t a secret that the vibrancy and...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

In Durango, arts education never gets old

One again I write this column celebrating the abundance we have here in Durango considering the wealth of educational opportunities at our fingertips for growth, learning and development. If we...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Exploring life through ‘Rent’

I know I’ve said this before, but theater really is alive and well this summer in Durango and at DAC. At DAC alone, we have experienced an increase in interest, talent and energy at auditions, in...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Get ready: Durango is rife with summer performing arts

Although theater is a universal cultural phenomenon that has existed in every society around the world since the dawn of human intellect, it is often under-represented, misunderstood and...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

A call to invest in community, cultural capital

An astute, innovative and versatile community requires an intricately woven social fabric that supports a culture for learning and experiencing life – off the couch and out of the box. Our...

DATE: May 18, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Exhibit turns spotlight on local rising stars

Durango Arts Center Executive Director Cristie Scott recently juried the Fort Lewis College Department of Art & Design’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition, selecting 40 pieces from a pool of 146...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Celebrating art and artists in local schools

A video made by asked people of all ages what they would change about their bodies. The adults focused on their height, skin or ears, but the kids answered with inspiring honesty:...

DATE: March 16, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Overcoming life’s hum-drum with local art

The natural routine of life often turns hum-drum if we are not fulfilling our basic, fundamental human needs. These are not only food, clothing and shelter, but also such things as affection,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

The year of the sheep promises font of creativity

According to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle. 2015 is the year of the sheep/goat/ram. The sheep, oddly...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Center

For arts center, many reasons to celebrate in 2014

December is a time of reflecting and celebrating the holidays, the coming of light and the year behind us as we move into another year. At the Durango Arts Center, we have a tremendous amount to...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

This season at DAC, explore the art of giving

The holidays are upon us and so is the time of reflecting, giving thanks and sharing quality time with friends and family, new and old. Is it just me, or do these next couple months typically blow...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

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