Position: Durango Arts Center

Farewell: Leaving the Arts Center in good spirits

“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.” - William ShakespeareIn January 2010, I was asked to serve as the interim executive director of the Durango Arts...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the Center

Exhibits only part of a busy winter at the Arts Center

As we near the end of February, visit the Durango Arts Center and see new works by the late Stanton Englehart.Stanton’s family uncovered these never-before-seen works after his passing. This...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2012 | COLUMN: View from the 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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