Durango Arts Center

Events

Turning the Page: A retrospective of Artist Books

Date: Friday March 6, 2015 through Sunday April 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Turning the Page: A retrospective of Artist Books by Catherine Nash
MARCH 6-APRIL 5
Artist opening on Friday, March 6, 5-7 p.m.
Secondary reception on March 27 in conjunction with the Barbara Conrad Gallery
Inspired by nature, and created of handmade paper and natural elements, Catherine Nash’s artist books span two decades of creative work.
http://durangoarts.org/art-library/

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/

Innocent Wisdom: The Influence of Children’s Art on 20th Century Artists

Date: Thursday April 2, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: FREE
Innocent Wisdom: The Influence of Children’s Art on 20th Century Artists
Lecture by Judith Reynolds
Thursday, April 2 3– 4:30 p.m.
FREE
http://durangoarts.org/exhibits/current-upcoming/

First Thursdays Art Walk

Date: Thursday April 2, 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.
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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/

Paper Possibilities Workshop

Date: Saturday April 18, 2015 through Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Paper Possibilities
with visiting artist Helen Heibert
April 18–19
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$195 members / $225 general
Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films, artists' books, and works in paper using handmade paper as her primary medium. She teaches professionally, lectures and exhibits her work internationally, and is the author of five books on papermaking and book arts. Helen has served on the boards of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists and Hand Papermaking Magazine. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Penland School of Arts & Crafts, Haystack Mountain School, Reed College, Women’s Studio Workshop, Portland State University and Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City, among several others. She is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships, residencies and awards and her work is held in the collections of several universities, including Yale University, Walker Art Center, University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Washington.
http://durangoarts.org/adult-art

Working In Full Color – Exploring Monotypes

Date: Saturday April 25, 2015 through Sunday April 26, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $225 / $250
Working In Full Color – Exploring Monotypes
with Melanie Yazzie
$ 225 DAC members / $250 general
April 25-26 (2 sessions)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Working In Full Color- Exploring Monotypes with Melanie Yazzie introduces the monoprint and monotype methods and working with AKUA soy based inks.
The students will learn the about making non-editioned prints using a variety of two or more technical approaches. These processes will be discussed and demonstrated in depth. Remember this is an introduction to these methods but they will give you the basics of working with this new medium and it will be a starting point for more advanced work on your own. Works made in workshop will be featured in group exhibition at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Summer of 2015! A $45 materials fee will be paid to the instructor the first day of class.
http://durangoarts.org/adult-art