Position: Durango Arts Center

Durango’s arts revolution is underway

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world. Lennon/McCartney I hope you have visited the Durango Arts Center recently and recognized the quality of work displayed....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2013 | COLUMN: View from the Center

There’s a fancy term for success such as ours

I came across a fascinating term over the weekend – creative placemaking. So, I looked into it to see if the term might apply to our community and essentially to the role and function of Durango...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Positive attitude is contagious at Arts Center

I had the pleasure Friday of attending the fourth annual Women’s Small Business Conference organized by the Small Business Development Center. I found myself in a breakout work group composed of a...

DATE: July 15, 2013 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Summer school is in session at Arts Center

In my job at the Durango Arts Center, I’m constantly pondering how to best describe who we are and what we do as an organization in a streamlined process and brand identity. There always is so much...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Some overdue recognition for the DAC docents

I recently began at the Durango Arts Center as the new marketing coordinator. I hit the ground running without too much reservation, save for pretending to understand what the word “docents” meant....

DATE: April 15, 2013 | COLUMN: View from the Center

What’s the latest at Durango Arts Center in 2013?

To paraphrase the great lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, the halls are alive with the sound of music and artists and audiences and students and children and adults and teachers and. ... well, you get...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2013 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Arts Center is thankful for generosity

Happy Thanksgiving from the Durango Arts Center!After a day off Thursday, the DAC will gear up for the holidays with the opening Friday of the Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market, where you’ll find a...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Election reflects value of art in today’s society

Funding for the arts and arts education is, once again, under attack.Mitt Romney has announced that, if elected president of the United States, he would cut funding to PBS, the National Endowment...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

The search for intelligent life at local arts center

The Durango Arts Center is putting out a call for yet more artists: The audience.In Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, aliens come for a visit. Trudy takes them...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Arts in Durango a money-maker, not money-taker

Communities that support arts and culture not only enhance their quality of life, they also invest in their economic well-being. Following up on Sunday’s Durango Herald article (“Who said art...

DATE: June 18, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Future looks bright as baton is passed

This is transition week at the Durango Arts Center.Executive Director Sheri Rochford Figgs is on hand for a few more days while Peggy Zemach, our new executive director as of Monday, hits the...

DATE: May 14, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Some signs point to several benefits of arts education

The Durango Arts Center just closed “Open Art Surgery,” an epic installation of street art in the Barbara Conrad Gallery.The show consisted of a whirlwind two weeks of creation, collaboration,...

DATE: April 16, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

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