Position: Special to the Herald

Counselor’s poetic mind awakens

“I believe in human potential, the ability for life to heal, the creativity of the human spirit, the intelligence and sacredness of the interconnected web of life.” So writes Renee Podunovich in...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Books

Tough name,easy on the eyes

Bradley Kachnowicz will take your senses by storm. This abstract impressionist featured at ENO this summer takes natural subjects and stretches their proportions, plays with their God-given hues,...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Man’s work

Just as philosophers go into the wilderness seeking Truth, artist Scott Dye enacts his soul-searching in an oil-and-acrylic jungle of animals and their purest instincts.“I love how animals exist...

DATE: June 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Dearest’ letters shown in exhibit

Think email is the be-all-end-all in written communication? Alexis McLean, through her latest work, “Dearest,” begs to differ. A showcase of handwritten letters on a variety of soul-baring topics,...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

All are invited on this ‘journey’

Karyn Gabaldon has never taken a business course. Yet this mostly self-taught artist has run successful art galleries in Durango for 30 years, showcasing work that captures the essence of the...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Keep those walking shoes handy

Art lovers seeking an interactive experience need wait no longer, with this week’s debut of Durango’s First Thursday Arts Walk.Based on the popularity of semi-annual local gallery walks, the...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Bound by creativity

What do dress forms, cross stitch and library discard bins have in common? Artist Joy Campbell combines them all to embody her great love affair with altered books.“I sort of stumbled my way into...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Spring for art

Durango is buzzing with excitement as 11 local galleries will keep their doors open late tonight with new offerings in painting, sculpture, jewelry and fiber arts from regional and out-of-town...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

High-schoolers put words into action on stage

If the sensitivity and stage presence of nine high-schoolers is any indication, the future of our country is looking up. Thursday night, members of the Durango High School Speech and Debate Team...

DATE: April 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Walking in Shay’s shoes

Ask Shay Lopez about his artistic process and what you will get is a series of nouns. “It’s like jazz or improv, like playing with an EtchASketch. I pick one line and go with it,” Lopez...

DATE: April 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Canadian artist lets her love ‘Flow’

Joyce Majiski’s mission is brilliant, yet simple: “I want to bring people’s attention to the environment, without flogging the point.”Her “Flow” exhibit, on display in the Art Library at Durango...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Artists Barbee, Dye ask ‘Why not us?’

For Melissa Barbee and Scott Dye, Custom Framing isn’t just a place of employment. Tonight it’s an exhibit space, providing a venue for both artists to showcase their work in public for the first...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts