Cristie Scott

Position: Durango Arts Center

Little-known art gem just up the stairs at DAC

Ascend the staircase in the Durango Arts Center, and enter the quiet, well-lit space of the Art Library. You may be surprised to see an unusual art exhibit hanging from its walls, above shelves...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

At DAC, everyone is invited to join in artistic play

As artists, we’re the lucky ones. We get to create the art and music that people enjoy when they get home from a long day of work. We get to make the films, write the books and produce the theater...

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

Change is afoot at the Durango Arts Center

Change is afoot. Not just in the shift to cooler nights and the inevitable chime of back-to-school bells, but also within the creative walls of the 41-year-old Durango Arts Center. I recently – as...

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

DAC hopes bright minds equal bright futures

This particular piece of real estate on the A&E page is a familiar one to me, though my role in its stewardship has changed from landlord to tenant in a few short months. After leaving the Herald...

DATE: July 14, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

The myriad benefits of theater at DAC

I had a near death experience this past fall – I auditioned for theater for the first time. This was not just any theater, but the Durango Arts Center’s Broadway classic hit “Cabaret.” I enjoy...

DATE: June 16, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Arts Center starts new microgrant program

As an artist at Studio & and a member of the Durango Arts Center board of directors, I frequently have conversations with artists about their work. It is one of my favorite parts of both jobs. One...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

‘STEAM’ concept begins to gain enthusiasm

A fascination is on the horizon, and not just in the change of seasons. As many have heard over the past few months, a dedicated group of volunteers, nonprofit leaders and the all-around movers...

DATE: April 14, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Arts are a vital building block in young lives

Back in January, Durango topped another “Top 10 List” with a mention in Sunset magazine’s list of “24 Best Places to Live and Work 2014.” This recognition gets added to our community award shelf of...

DATE: March 17, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Edgy art cuts uncomfortably close, expands our experience

Editor’s note: The “View from the Center” column usually appears on the third Tuesday of each month. This month’s column appears today because a technical problem prevented it from being printed on...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Actively aging with art and other life lessons

If there is a fountain of youth, it is figurative and found in the act of lifelong learning. And simply staying active – mentally, physically, socially, spiritually and creatively – doesn’t hurt,...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2014 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Don’t forget the ‘giving’ part of thanks

At this time of year when you start anticipating the holidays, I bet you are not looking forward to the pressure and frenzy of bustling around trying to buy, buy, buy. Rather, it’s the warmer and...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2013 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Courtroom ennui sparks deep thought about art

I recently responded to a jury summons and sat for half a day listening to the “randomly chosen ones” in the jury box tell about their interests, arrest records, family history and hobbies. I...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: View from the Center

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