Durango Arts Center

Events

Exhibit: PURPLE CATS AND GREEN SKIES

Date: Friday March 27, 2015 through Saturday May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
PURPLE CATS AND GREEN SKIES: The Influence of Children's Art on the 20th Century Art World
March 27 – May 2
Opening Reception: Friday, March 27 from 5-7 p.m.
A group show with Juanita Ainsley, Melanie Yazzie, Natalia Goldberg & Rodney Hatfield. Each one of these artists employs a free and childlike quality in their work along with a sense of sophisticated naiveté and disregard of old expectations that visual art be representational and realistic.
http://durangoarts.org/exhibits/current-upcoming/

The 21st Annual Creativity Festivity 2015: Everyday Magic

Date: Friday April 10, 2015 through Saturday May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
The 21st Annual Creativity Festivity 2015: Everyday Magic
April 10-May 2

Creativity Festivity Special Events:
• The exhibit of children’s work will be integrated into the exhibit and open in the Barbara Conrad Gallery on Friday, April 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
• The High School artwork will be shown in the Steaming Bean for the month of May.
• The annual High School Poetry Slam is Wednesday, April 22 in the DAC Theater. Sign up for reading starts at 5 p.m.
• The 4th grade writing contest winners will be honored during the opening reception on April 10.
• DAC Applause! presents the production of Xanadu, Jr. will be taken into the elementary schools to perform as well as offering two performances at DAC on Friday April 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday April 11 at 1 p.m. Cost is $8. per ticket.
• Judith Reynolds presents the lecture Innocent Wisdom; The Influence of Children’s Art on 20th Century Artists on Thursday, April 2 from 3 to 4 p.m. The lecture is free to the public.
• Natalie Goldberg will attend the opening reception on March 27 to introduce herself and sell her book Living Color: Painting, Writing and the Bones of Seeing.
• Melanie Yazzie will hold an adult workshop called In Full Color- Exploring Monotypes introducing the monoprint and monotype methods and working with AKUA soy based inks on April 25 and 26, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $225. for DAC members $250 general.
http://durangoarts.org/exhibits/current-upcoming/

Tickets On Sale: Always... Patsy Cline

Date: Friday April 24, 2015 through Sunday June 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 am - 11:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Always... Patsy Cline
Written by Ted Swindley
June 18-20, 25-27 at 7:30 p.m.
June 20-21, 27-28 at 2 p.m.
$24 general / $21 DAC members
Alpine Bank presents the 5th anniversary revival production of “Always Patsy Cline” starring the original cast – professional actress Traci Lyn Thomas and local favorite Mary Ellen Cerroni. Come celebrate the revival of this beloved production based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger.
http://durangoarts.tix.com/Schedule.asp?OrganizationNumber=1833

  • High School Art Show

High School Art Show

Date: Friday May 1, 2015 through Sunday May 31, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location: The Steaming Bean
Price: FREE
As part of Durango Arts Center's Creativity Festivity, artwork from Durango High School students on display at the Steaming Bean for the month of May. Artist reception on First Thursdays Art Walk, May 7, 5-7 p.m.
http://www.durangoarts.org

First Thursdays Art Walk

Date: Thursday May 7, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Downtown Durango
Price: Free
Durango Arts Center presents a new series of events held on the first Thursday of each month throughout the year. First Thursdays Art Walk celebrates visual art and artists in galleries and alternative art spaces in downtown Durango. Gallery members participating in First Thursdays Art Walk will open their venues and host activities and artists from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during each event. Watch for the sidewalk signs recognizing participating venues. A list of locations and a map are available at the DAC and its gallery members.
click here to learn more

High School Art Show Reception

Date: Thursday May 7, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: The Steaming Bean
Price: FREE
As part of Durango Arts Center's Creativity Festivity, artwork from Durango High School students on display at the Steaming Bean for the month of May. Artist reception on First Thursdays Art Walk, May 7, 5-7 p.m.
http://www.durangoarts.org

2015 MicroGrants Artist Reception

Date: Thursday May 7, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
2015 MicroGrants Artist Reception
Thursday, May 7, 5–7 p.m.
A reception in honor of the ten artists selected to receive MicroGrants this year. MicroGrants supports regional artists with small but impacting funds for innovation, creative development and artistic momentum.

FREE to general public; this date also coincides with First Thursday Art Walk and will preview Pivot Point (which opens 5/8).
http://durangoarts.org

Pivot Point

Date: Friday May 8, 2015 through Saturday June 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Pivot Point
a Group Exhibit Curated by Joan Russell featuring Shawn Lotze, Chandler Wigton, Stacey Sotosky, Minna Jain, and Shay Lopez
May 8–June 20
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8 from 5–7 p.m.
“Pivot Point,” curated by Joan Russell; is an exhibit of five rising young artists from the region Shawn Lotze, Chandler Wigton, Stacey Sotosky, Minna Jain, and Shay Lopez . This show will offer an experience in the broadening view of what is now defined as art. It will be an opportunity for viewers to widen their perspective of what has become a cross-discipline and multi-media experience with interactive aspects and a youthful exuberance towards the visual arts.
http://durangoarts.org/exhibits/current-upcoming/

“The Language of Gesture”

Date: Friday May 8, 2015 through Saturday June 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Joyce Cutler-Shaw presents “The Language of Gesture”
Book arts
MAY 8-JUNE 27
Opening reception: May 8, 5-7 p.m.
Joyce Cutler-Shaw is a renowned California-based artist of intermedia – including drawings, installations, public projects and artist’s books. She has exhibited internationally since 1972. Her works are represented in both museum and library special collections internationally.
http://durangoarts.org

Pivot Point Opening Reception

Date: Friday May 8, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Pivot Point
a Group Exhibit Curated by Joan Russell featuring Shawn Lotze, Chandler Wigton, Stacey Sotosky, Minna Jain, and Shay Lopez
May 8–June 20
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8 from 5–7 p.m.
“Pivot Point,” curated by Joan Russell; is an exhibit of five rising young artists from the region Shawn Lotze, Chandler Wigton, Stacey Sotosky, Minna Jain, and Shay Lopez . This show will offer an experience in the broadening view of what is now defined as art. It will be an opportunity for viewers to widen their perspective of what has become a cross-discipline and multi-media experience with interactive aspects and a youthful exuberance towards the visual arts.
http://durangoarts.org/exhibits/current-upcoming/