Durango Arts Center

Events

  • Irregularities

Irregularities

Date: Friday January 8, 2016 through Saturday February 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango
Irregularities
January 8–February 20
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8,
5–7pm
Artist Lecture: Friday, January 8,
7–8pm (free)

This state of duality and the irregular shapes encourage conversations that examine perception and process. The work challenges the viewer to reconsider the artistic products associated with feminine craft while referencing masculine forms. It has been described as an artistic oxymoron – both loud and quiet, sold and transparent, handmade and precise, delicate and aggressive, exuberant and restrained, formal and emotional. Learn more about Jen Pack at her website.
http://durangoarts.org/art-library/irregularities

Beginning Watercolor

Date: Tuesday January 12, 2016 through Tuesday February 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Beginning Watercolor

with Peggy Lynch
January 12–February 16 (6 sessions)
Tuesdays, 1–3pm
$120 DAC Members / $140 Non-Members

Beginning Watercolor painting with teaching artist Peggy Lynch will explore the fundamentals of materials, techniques and joy of watercolor painting. There will be a minimal investment in materials. A $10 materials fee is paid the instructor the first day of class.
http://durangoarts.org/visual-adult

Unleash Your Muse, Again

Date: Monday February 1, 2016 through Monday February 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Unleash Your Muse, Again with Barbara Horn
February 1, 8, 22 and 29
Mondays, 6–8:00pm
$50 DAC Members – $60 Non-Members
When is the last time you played? Created for no reason but to create? You were born to create. We all have a creative reserve inside of us that fuels our unique expression and gifts. We all get stuck, some of us even say, “I am not the creative type”. Join Barb Horn this fall to unleash your muse, to play without an agenda in a safe and supportive environment. Put your desire and inspiration into motion and reclaim your creative flow. No experience needed, just a desire to play. Warning, no judges or inner critics allowed, unless they are willing to play! Class will incorporate SoulCollage, writing, improvisation and other expressive modes to unleash your wild muse.
http://durangoarts.org/visual-adult

Art Genres: A Free Five-Part Winter Lecture Series

Date: Thursday February 11, 2016 through Thursday March 10, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Art Genres: A Free Five-Part Winter Lecture Series with arts journalist & historian Judith Reynolds
February 11–March 10
Thursdays, 3–4:30pm
FREE
DAC Theater
Each presentation will begin with a provocative contemporary image then go back in time to provide context. A discussion period will follow each lecture.
1. February 11: Still Life Runs Deep
2. February 18: Landscape as Metaphor
3. February 25: Portraiture – As We See Ourselves
4. March 3: History – Mythologizing or Mocking Current Events
5. March 10: Idea and Image: The trouble with conceptual art
http://durangoarts.org/visual-adult

How to Audition: Helpful tips for landing a role

Date: Saturday February 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Winter 2016 Adult Theatre: “The Saturday Series”
All Classes: $34 DAC Member / $40 Non-Member
How to Audition: Helpful tips for landing a role with Theresa A. Carson
Saturday, February 13
10am–1pm
Do you always leave an audition feeling like you could have done better, or wondering what went wrong? Come to this fun workshop that will focus on audition techniques including proper dress, resume tips, and how to make the best acting choices in cold readings. Perfect timing for upcoming summer and fall auditions at DAC!
http://durangoarts.org

  • VANYA AND SONIA

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

Date: Friday February 19, 2016 through Saturday February 27, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $18/$20
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
Written by Christopher Durang
Collaboration with Merely Players
February 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 7:30pm
February 28, 2pm
$18 DAC Members / $20 Non-Members / $15 ages 15 and under
Master of comedy Christopher Durang blends middle-age despair, dashed dreams, and squandered hopes into a hilarious farcical comedy. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!

*Winner of the 2013 Tony Award® for Best Play • Winner of the Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Play • Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Play
http://durangoarts.org/vanya-and-sonia-and-masha-and-spike

Book Making: Exploring Memories, History & Sense of Place

Date: Saturday February 20, 2016 through Sunday February 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Book Making: Exploring Memories, History & Sense of Place with Barbara Klema
February 20–21, 9am–4pm
$195 DAC Members / $225 Non-Members
At this nostalgic time of year it is nice to explore one’s own personal history. In this workshop students will use memory, writing, and images to construct collaged book pages that reflect a sense of place. Color, mark making, texture, etc. will be combined with images to create a visual memoir in a beautifully crafted handmade book structure. The resulting handmade book can be treasured as an amazing personal record, made public as an artist’s book or given as an incredible gift.
http://durangoarts.org

Musical Theatre Dance

Date: Saturday February 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Winter 2016 Adult Theatre: “The Saturday Series”
All Classes: $34 DAC Member / $40 Non-Member
Musical Theatre Dance with Suzy DiSanto
Saturday, February 20
10am–1pm
Come on out and move your body! It’s time to dance to those famous, old and new, Broadway classics. Students will gain experience in learning short sequences quickly to help in other dance classes, auditions, or just to have fun! Perfect timing for upcoming summer and fall auditions at DAC!
http://durangoarts.org

Obedience, Conformity, Apathy...”It's All Good?”

Date: Friday February 26, 2016 through Saturday March 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Jeff Madeen exhibits Obedience, Conformity, Apathy...”It's All Good?”
February 26–March 26
Opening reception: Friday, February 26, 5–7pm
Through this exhibit, Madeen attempts to answer such questions as "What we know, is it the truth or an illusion? Where does what we know originate from? Who benefits from the people not yearning to know what is real and what is made up?" Jeff will also incorporate several paintings by his father, Bud Madeen, entitled "The Freedom Series" into this exhibit.
http://durangoarts.org

Auditions for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Date: Saturday February 27, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Auditions for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Saturday, February 27, 1–4pm
Monday, February 29, 6–8pm
Ages 16 and up
Audition for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! Please prepare a one minute song and optional monologue. Accompaniment provided if needed. Also come prepared to dance. Rehearsals start week of May 23, can work around some conflicts; performances run July 1–3, 14–16, 21–23, 29–31.
Call Theresa at 970.259.2606 for more info.
http://durangoarts.org