Position: Durango Arts Center

10-minute play advice in time for contest deadline

In less than a month, the deadline for the Durango Arts Center’s national 10-Minute Play Contest will be upon us.That’s still plenty of time to write or rewrite a play of 10 or fewer pages, and I...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Broad mission requires appeal to wide audience

I’m completing my second year as president of the Durango Arts Center Board of Directors, and it’s been a wonderful experience. The board, staff and community have rallied around the Arts Center...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Dr. Seuss exhibit was a success by any measure

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. SeussThe “Seuss on the Loose!” exhibit spent nearly six weeks in the Barbara Conrad Gallery at the Durango Arts Center, and the...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2011 | COLUMN: View from the Center

There’s no need to wait to thank your loved ones

Last Friday, I wandered into Home Depot looking for half-inch staples and was greeted by shelves stuffed with pumpkins, leaves, turkeys – fall stuff. This scene, fortified by a drive through the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2011 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Fall means back to school for the arts, too

In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as Arts in Education Week.Arts education includes dance, music, theater, media arts,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Durango Arts Center’s success is a team effort

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John LennonIn 2010 the Durango Arts Center’s board of directors determined the best way for DAC to survive was to...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Go and see for yourself: Art really matters

“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.” John F. Kennedy.Recently at the Durango Arts Center, a visitor and I engaged in a discussion about our current...

DATE: June 20, 2011 | COLUMN: View from the Center

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