Durango Arts Center

Events

  • 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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  • Annual Plein Air Exhibit

Annual Plein Air Exhibit : "An Artist's Vision of Reality"

Date: Friday July 1, 2016 through Saturday August 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
Annual Juried Plein Air : “An Artist’s Vision of Reality” | July 1 - August 6
Juried by Dr. Don Cooke (Durango, CO), submissions are open to all plein air painters.

Artwork submissions due on Tuesday, June 28 at DAC.

The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, July 1 from 5 - 7pm.

For more information and full submission guidelines visit, durangoarts.org/plein-air.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Bill Cramer will host a Durango Plein Air Workshop on July 9 and 10th from 9am to 5pm.
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  • Camp Performances

Children's Musical Theatre Performances at DAC

Date: Thursday August 4, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center Theatre
Price: $8 Ages 12 and under, $8 DAC Members, $10 Non-Members
The Durango Arts Center presents the culmination of its musical theatre summer camps.

Each showing will feature:
Scruff Turbo and the Children of the Future
Books and Lyrics by Jeff Carey
Music by Jessica Jackson
Performed by children ages 7 - 10

Monty Python's Spamalot
Young@Part
Books and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John duPrez and Eric Idle
Performed by children ages 11 - 15

*Special pre-show performances by DAC's Wee Glee students (ages 4-6)!
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First Thursdays Art Walk

Date: Thursday August 4, 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.
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Children's Musical Theatre Performances at DAC

Date: Friday August 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center Theatre
Price: $8 Ages 12 and under, $8 DAC Members, $10 Non-Members
The Durango Arts Center presents the culmination of its musical theatre summer camps.

Each showing will feature:
Scruff Turbo and the Children of the Future
Books and Lyrics by Jeff Carey
Music by Jessica Jackson
Performed by children ages 7 - 10

Monty Python's Spamalot
Young@Part
Books and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John duPrez and Eric Idle
Performed by children ages 11 - 15

*Special pre-show performances by DAC's Wee Glee students (ages 4-6)!
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Children's Musical Theatre Performances at DAC

Date: Friday August 5, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center Theatre
Price: $8 Ages 12 and under, $8 DAC Members, $10 Non-Members
The Durango Arts Center presents the culmination of its musical theatre summer camps.

Each showing will feature:
Scruff Turbo and the Children of the Future
Books and Lyrics by Jeff Carey
Music by Jessica Jackson
Performed by children ages 7 - 10

Monty Python's Spamalot
Young@Part
Books and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John duPrez and Eric Idle
Performed by children ages 11 - 15

*Special pre-show performances by DAC's Wee Glee students (ages 4-6)!
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Children's Musical Theatre Performances at DAC

Date: Saturday August 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center Theatre
Price: $8 Ages 12 and under, $8 DAC Members, $10 Non-Members
The Durango Arts Center presents the culmination of its musical theatre summer camps.

Each showing will feature:
Scruff Turbo and the Children of the Future
Books and Lyrics by Jeff Carey
Music by Jessica Jackson
Performed by children ages 7 - 10

Monty Python's Spamalot
Young@Part
Books and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John duPrez and Eric Idle
Performed by children ages 11 - 15

*Special pre-show performances by DAC's Wee Glee students (ages 4-6)!
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  • work time

Opening Reception : work time, Rowland Ricketts

Date: Friday August 12, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: FREE
The Durango Arts Center is proud to present a solo installation of new works by contemporary textile designer, Rowland Ricketts. Best known for his bold, graphic designs, Ricketts utilizes natural indigo dyes and centuries-old processes to create dynamic textiles unlike any other fiber artist of his generation. From his Bloomington, IN indigo farm, Ricketts maintains a methodical natural cultivation and dyeing practice; planting, harvesting and drying the indigo entirely by hand. The resulting pieces are not only one-of-a-kind, but entirely reflective of the time and effort of the historical Japanese artform. For his exhibit at DAC, work time, Ricketts will design a large-scale installation of new works that will layer throughout the floor and ceiling of the Barbara Conrad Gallery, transforming the exhibition space into a unique textile experience.
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work time : A Textile Installation by Rowland Ricketts

Date: Saturday August 13, 2016 through Saturday September 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: FREE
The Durango Arts Center is proud to present a solo installation of new works by contemporary textile designer, Rowland Ricketts. Best known for his bold, graphic designs, Ricketts utilizes natural indigo dyes and centuries-old processes to create dynamic textiles unlike any other fiber artist of his generation.

From his Bloomington, IN indigo farm, Ricketts maintains a methodical natural cultivation and dyeing practice; planting, harvesting and drying the indigo entirely by hand. The resulting pieces are not only one-of-a-kind, but entirely reflective of the time and effort of the historical Japanese art form.

For his exhibit at DAC, work time, Ricketts will design a large-scale installation of new works that will layer throughout the floor and ceiling of the Barbara Conrad Gallery, transforming the exhibition space into a unique textile experience.
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