Durango Arts Center

Events

  • Laurie Archer

The Thread: Laurie Archer

Date: Thursday May 5, 2016 through Saturday June 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: The Art Library at the Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
The Thread features a collectin of solar plate etchings by Santa Fe artist Laurie Archer.

Opening Reception and Artist Lecture will be held Thursday, May 5 from 5-7pm.

Laurie Archer earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Colorado College. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Dance & Art in Peru, and the John Hay Whitney Fellowship to pursue studies in theater, acting and dance in New York City. Archer was in the original cast of Camelot on Broadway that debut in 1960. As a visual artist, she has shown at the Palace of the Governors (Santa Fe, NM), Stables Art Gallery (Taos, NM), the Gran Palais (Paris, FR), the El Paso Fine Arts Museum (El Paso, TX), and the Taller Boricua Gallery (New York, NY) among other venues.
http://durangoarts.org/art-library/laurie-archer

  • Fashion Fusion

Fashion Fusion deConstructed

Date: Wednesday May 25, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Fort Lewis College Ballroom
Price: $17.50 General Admission / $28 VIP Seating Next to the Runway
Fashion Fushion deConstructed | May 25
Fashion Fusion is an exciting, fast-paced high-end runway show featuring clothing made from materials sourced by local businesses. This event raises funds and awareness for the Durango Arts Center. Featuring live jazz from Animas Jazz Band and art by local artists. Event starts at 5:30pm at Fort Lewis College Ballroom.

Tickets:
$17.50 General Admission / Onine at Durangoarts.org
$28 VIP Seating Next to the Runway / Contact Sharon@durangoherald.com
Fashion Fusion Tickets

  • 40th Annual Juried Exhibit

40th Annual Juried Exhibit

Date: Friday May 27, 2016 through Saturday June 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
40th Annual Juried Exhibit
May 27 - June 25

Juried by Holly Roberts (Corrales, NM), submissions are open to all artists working in any 2D and 3D medium, except film.

Artwork submissions due on Tuesday, May 24 at DAC.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the annual Salon de Refuses will be held at Steamworks Brewing Company from May 27 through June 25.

The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 27 from 5 to 7pm.

The Closing Reception will be held on Thursday, June 23 from 5 to 7pm in conjunction with DAC’s Open House.
40th Juried Exhibit

Opening Reception: 40th Annual Juried Exhibit

Date: Friday May 27, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
40th Annual Juried Exhibit
May 27 - June 25

Juried by Holly Roberts (Corrales, NM), submissions are open to all artists working in any 2D and 3D medium, except film.

Artwork submissions due on Tuesday, May 24 at DAC.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the annual Salon de Refuses will be held at Steamworks Brewing Company from May 27 through June 25.

The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 27 from 5 to 7pm.

The Closing Reception will be held on Thursday, June 23 from 5 to 7pm in conjunction with DAC’s Open House.
40th Juried Exhibit

First Thursdays Art Walk

Date: Thursday June 2, 2016
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

  • Staged Readings

6th Annual 10-Minute Play Staged Readings

Date: Friday June 3, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Theatre at the Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
6th Annual 10-Minute Play Staged Readings
June 3 at 7pm

DAC received a total of 107 play submissions from playwrights--emerging and professional--from all across North America, Europe, and New Zealand for the 6th Annual 10-Minute Play Contest. The top five finalist plays will be presented at the Staged Readings on June 3 at 7pm in the DAC Theatre. Judges will select the Grand Prize Winner for a gift of $500 and the audience will vote and choose their favorite, People's Choice Award for gift of $100. Free event.
10-Minute Play Staged Readings

  • DAC OPEN HOUSE

DAC OPEN HOUSE

Date: Thursday June 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
DAC Open House
June 23 from 10am-12pm & 5-7pm

The Durango Arts Center will host an Open House on Thursday, June 23 for visitors, DAC members and communities to connect with DAC through our programs, chat with board and staff, tour the facilities, celebrate our recent exhibits, and meet some of the Charlie Brown gang.

From 10am - 12pm,
- Observe Creative Minds, a bi-weekly session of art-making with clients of Community Connections.
- Tour the facility and see the visual and performing arts summer camps in action
- Meet board members and hear about all the of the exciting things happening at DAC

From 5-7pm,
- Meet a character from our summer production of, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
- Attend the closing receptions of the 40th Annual Juried Exhibit in the Barbara Conrad Gallery and The Thread in the upstairs Art Library
- Celebrate and meet the 2016 DAC MicroGrant artists
DAC OPEN HOUSE

  • Closing Reception

Exhibits Closing Reception

Date: Thursday June 23, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
As part of the DAC Open House on June 23, join the Closing Receptions for the 40th Annual Juried Art Exhibit and The Thread Exhibit.

Plus, see work and celebrate the 2016 DAC MicroGrant Recipients.
Closing Receptions at DAC

  • Charlie Brown

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Date: Friday July 1, 2016 through Sunday July 31, 2016
Time: Times Vary

Location: Theatre at the Durango Arts Center
Price: $18 DAC Members / $20 Non-Members / $15 ages 15 and under
Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz, this family musical reminds us that the little moments in life can make a world of difference. This heart-warming and playful musical is made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

Show Dates & Times:
July 1–2, 14–16, 21–23, 29–30, 7:30pm
July 3 & 31, 2pm
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  • Charlene-Geiss

ReVision: Diaries Reconsidered & Revised

Date: Friday July 1, 2016 through Saturday August 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: The Art Library at the Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
ReVision : Diaries Reconsidered & Revised
July 1 - August 27
Opening Reception : July 1, 5–7pm

Mixed-media diarist and artist, Charlene Geiss, presents Revision : Diaries Reconsidered & Revised, in The Art Library at the Durango Arts Center from July 1 through August 27. Using private writings and objects amassed through decades of thought and reflection, the artist, as censor, decides what could be placed in the next generation’s hands or used to create something new, a different art form. Thinking beyond paper or the book, this exhibit represents the beginning of the artist’s process, an exhibit of original and altered diaries.

The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, July 1 from 5 to 7pm in correlation with the Opening Reception for the Annual Plein Air exhibit.

Curated by Mary Ellen Long and the Friends of the Art Library (F.O.A.L.).

In conjunction with the exhibit, Charlene Geiss will host an introductory workshop to mixed-media journaling on Saturday, July 2 at DAC. More information and to register online, durangoarts.org/visual-adult.
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