Karin L. Becker

Position: Special to the Herald

Starting them early Teacher opens Suzuki school for guitarists

When her mom signed her up to play flute because it seemed feminine, the seeds of change were sown in the mind of Ruth Cutcher.Switching instruments at 16 to something more masculine – the guitar –...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

It was a very good year for kids’ program

About year ago, we brought you the story of a new program called Kids & the Arts. Well, it’s no longer new, and with its inaugural year almost complete, founder Michele Rothberg sums up the...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Elusive artist Irene Pete weaves for a lucky few

While home on breaks from college in the 1970s, Toh-Atin Gallery owner Jackson Clark returned to Durango to work in the family store. He recalls coming into his dad’s office in the old Pepsi...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Bear season

Beware Durango: cute, cuddly bears are on the loose. These furry, brown creatures are looking for some love, and with their big brown eyes, they are irresistible.Bear artist Kelly Previti is...

DATE: April 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Back to school

In an attempt to disprove the “old dog, new tricks” adage – as it applies to the world of art, anyway – the Durango Arts Center is offering an abundance of adult art classes and workshops this...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Poetry in motion

It’s hip to be square. Or so the San Juan Square Dancers Club members believe so. They dance every Friday night at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center and are looking to grow their numbers.When a...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

DAC’s Rat Pack-tacular New Year

Glitz, glamour, neon lights – everything Vegas but the mafia will be in play at the Durango Arts Center for the “Revisit the ’60s” theme party New Year’s Eve on Friday night.It’s been 50 years...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sing along with the Bar-D Wranglers

Even without the chuckwagon supper, the Bar-D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee is an event not to miss. The Durango holiday tradition continues Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Music

Attention short-story writers, this one’s for you

If your New Year’s resolution is to start writing some of those great story ideas you have, then consider your resolution resolved.New to Durango for 2011 is a short-story writing workshop, open to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sewing Center home to all things quilt

Traditional quilters, beware: This is not your ordinary quilting store, not your grandmother’s old hobby.The Durango Sewing Center offers a visual feast of fabrics in outlandish colors and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Young at art

She paints scenes from everyday life. She stores up ideas for when she has more time. She just won two distinguished awards. She has art collectors waiting for her next pieces. This is not your...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Literary Fest a bookworm’s delight

Thinking of starting a new festival in Durango? Well, get it on the docket now because the calendar is filling up. From the Bluegrass Meltdown to the Coffee Festival, Durango hosts all interests of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

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