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/

Beginning Watercolor Painting Workshop

Date: Wednesday February 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/

Mixed Media/Collage Workshop

Date: Thursday February 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $180 / $200
Mixed Media/Collage with Deborah Gorton
February 5-March 12 (6 weeks)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$180 DAC members / $200 General
Each week a different mixed media/collage technique will be introduced. Students will have a chance to try out a variety of different art materials and techniques while also working on completing multiple finished pieces of art.
A nominal one time materials fee will be paid to the instructor at the start of the first class.
http://durangoarts.org/adult-art/

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/

First Thursdays Art Walk

Date: Thursday February 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

7th Annual Sweethearts of the Arts

Date: Saturday February 14, 2015 through Saturday February 14, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $60
7th Annual Sweethearts of the Arts
February 7–14
DAC's annual fundraising soiree honoring those who have devoted their lives to the arts and the Durango community. SOTA 2015 celebrates Judy and Don Hayes and Debra Parmenter and Terry Bacon.
http://durangoarts.org/sota/

  • 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 20, 2015 through Saturday February 21, 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/

Encaustics Workshop

Date: Saturday February 21, 2015 through Sunday February 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $195 / $225
Encaustics with Michael Billie
$195 Members / $225 Non-Members
February 21-22, 2015 (2 sessions)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Encaustic painting is a technique of painting with beeswax mixed with a resin and pigments. In this introductory encaustics workshop students will learn how to make their own wax mediums and mix colors and what materials are required. Explorations using a hot box, embedding objects and fusing will all be covered. A $10 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop.
http://durangoarts.org/adult-art/

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/