Durango Arts Center

Events

  • “The City of Kyzyl”

“The City of Kyzyl”

Date: Sunday January 18, 2015 through Saturday February 28, 2015

Location: Durango Arts Center
Chandler Wigton shows “The City of Kyzyl”
Paintings & mixed media in the Art Library
JANUARY 9-FEBRUARY 28
Opening reception: January 9, 5-7 p.m.
New work combining painting, drawing, photography, and collage, that explores one quantum physicist’s dream of visiting a remote and isolated Siberian Shangri-la.
http://durangoarts.org/art-library/

Art History Lecture Series

Date: Thursday February 5, 2015 through Thursday March 5, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $65 / $75 / $15
A is for Art, B is for Bernini
Lecture series by Judith Reynolds
Thursdays, February 5-March 5
3–4:30 p.m.
$65 DAC members / $75 general
$15 drop in fee
Free discussion sessions at 10 a.m. on Fridays following Thursday lectures in Education Studio.

LECTURE LINEUP
• February 5 - Introduction & A is for Architecture
• February 12 - Picasso: Reinventing Western Art
• February 19 - Protest Art: Crisis, Anger, & Change
• February 26 - Public Art: Issues and Aesthetics
• March 5 - Conceptual & Visionary Art Today
FREE Bonus Session: April 2 from 3-4:30: “Innocent Wisdom: The Influence of Children’s Expression on Contemporary Art” in conjunction with Creativity Festivity

The new series builds on last year’s “Art as a matter of life and death” which explored architecture, sculpture, and painting from prehistoric times to the present day. New topics have been developed for 2015 guided by attendee input and interests. New this year will be a discussion period Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Questions, images, and dialogue will be encouraged.
Reynolds is donating all fees again this year to the DAC Education Fund
http://durangoarts.org/lecture-series/

ACTING for Kids

Date: Monday February 16, 2015 through Wednesday April 15, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
ACTING for Kids
February 16–April 15 (8 WEEK SESSION)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4–5:30 p.m.
6th – 9th grade
$200 for DAC members / $225 general
Through acting games, activities, and improvisation, students will learn basic techniques of acting. Students will be cast in scenes and/or a one act play to be performed at the end of the session.
http://durangoarts.org/acting-kids/

  • 39th Annual Juried Exhibition

39th Annual Juried Exhibition

Date: Friday February 20, 2015 through Saturday March 21, 2015

Location: Durango Arts Center
39th Annual Juried Exhibition
February 20 – March 21
An annual juried exhibition open to new work in all mediums except film exhibiting creativity and diversity. Artists also have the opportunity to exhibit the non-accepted work in the Salon des Refuses installed at Steamworks Brewing Company
http://durangoarts.org/exhibits/current-upcoming/

The play Other Desert Cities

Date: Friday February 27, 2015 through Saturday February 28, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $19 / $22
Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz
February 20-21, 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.
March 1 at 2 p.m.
$22 general / $19 DAC members

Pulitzer Prize nominee Jon Robin Baitz brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights in this superbly crafted contemporary adult drama, brimming with wit and illumination. Produced in collaboration with Merely Players.

** Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
http://durangoarts.org/2015-theatre-season/

  • Auditions for RENT

Auditions for RENT

Date: Saturday February 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Auditions for RENT
Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.,
Monday, March 2 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Calling all performing artists and actors! Please prepare a song, 32 bars, and optional monologue. Production team will provide accompaniment if needed. Come prepared to dance! Rehearsals start July 6. Director and choreographer can work around some conflicts.
Performances are August 20–22, 27 – 29 and September 11 – 13, 18 – 20.
About RENT: Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Hovering in the shadow of poverty, addiction, and AIDS, Rent tells the vigorous tale of one year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in modern day East Village, New York City; a marginal band of artists who vehemently believe that friendship, compassion, grief, pleasure, beauty – are more important than money, real estate or power.
Call Theresa at 970.259.2606 for more information
http://durangoarts.org/auditions-rent/

The play Other Desert Cities

Date: Sunday March 1, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $19 / $22
Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz
February 20-21, 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.
March 1 at 2 p.m.
$22 general / $19 DAC members

Pulitzer Prize nominee Jon Robin Baitz brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights in this superbly crafted contemporary adult drama, brimming with wit and illumination. Produced in collaboration with Merely Players.

** Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
http://durangoarts.org/2015-theatre-season/

Auditions for RENT

Date: Monday March 2, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Auditions for RENT
Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.,
Monday, March 2 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Calling all performing artists and actors! Please prepare a song, 32 bars, and optional monologue. Production team will provide accompaniment if needed. Come prepared to dance! Rehearsals start July 6. Director and choreographer can work around some conflicts.
Performances are August 20–22, 27 – 29 and September 11 – 13, 18 – 20.
About RENT: Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Hovering in the shadow of poverty, addiction, and AIDS, Rent tells the vigorous tale of one year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in modern day East Village, New York City; a marginal band of artists who vehemently believe that friendship, compassion, grief, pleasure, beauty – are more important than money, real estate or power.
Call Theresa at 970.259.2606 for more information
http://durangoarts.org/auditions-rent/

Beginning Watercolor Painting Workshop

Date: Wednesday March 4, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $120 / $140
Beginning Watercolor Painting with Peggy Lynch
February 4-March 4
1:30-3:30 p.m.
$120 DAC members / $140 general
Beginning Watercolor painting with teaching artist Peggy Lynch will explore the fundamentals of materials, techniques and joy of watercolor painting.
http://durangoarts.org/adult-art/

First Thursdays Art Walk

Date: Thursday March 5, 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