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Durango Arts Center

A Community Hub for the Arts

DURANGO ARTS CENTER
802 E 2ND AV
DURANGO, CO 81301
970.259.2606

Durango Arts Center Events

Aug 25

ReVision: Diaries Reconsidered & Revised

Charlene-Geiss
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Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: through
Location: The Art Library at the Durango Arts Center
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
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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Aug 25

work time : A Textile Installation by Rowland Ricketts

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Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: through
Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: FREE
Category: Arts / Exhibits
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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Aug 26

Fool for Love

Fool for Love
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Time: 7:30 pm
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Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $16-20
Category: Theatre / Dance
Surreal, searing and sexually charged, Fool for Love, is an explosive tale of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West. Set in a stark motel room in the Mojave Desert, May and Eddie are a couple bound by a visceral passion that both feeds and devours them. May is hiding out in the motel when Eddie, an old flame and childhood friend, returns after years of being apart and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she has fled. Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in a raw and emotional experience.

For Mature Audiences

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Aug 27

Adult Workshop : Innovative Folding Books

Folding Books
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Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Location: Durango Arts Center - Education Studio
Price: $125 DAC Members / $150 General
Category: Educational
In this workshop, students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using only paper and basic tools. Each student will produce a collection of sample books of folded structures. This class is suitable for all skill levels, ages 16 and older.

Alicia Bailey is an exacting artist who works in — but isn’t limited to — the book arts, which are the original focus of her Abecedarian Gallery in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. Creator and curator, Bailey displays a rare attention to detail, difficult processes and the intellectual and personal intimacies tucked between the pages of artist books, prints and box installations. Bailey adheres to that private branch of artistry that is partly scientific in nature; like an art librarian, she amasses work by artists of a similar mind from across the nation.

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Aug 27

Fool for Love

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Time: 7:30 pm
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Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $16-20
Category: Theatre / Dance
Surreal, searing and sexually charged, Fool for Love, is an explosive tale of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West. Set in a stark motel room in the Mojave Desert, May and Eddie are a couple bound by a visceral passion that both feeds and devours them. May is hiding out in the motel when Eddie, an old flame and childhood friend, returns after years of being apart and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she has fled. Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in a raw and emotional experience.

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Aug 28

Adult Workshop : Tunnel Books

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Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Location: Durango Arts Center - Education Studio
Price: $125 DAC Members / $150 General
Category: Educational
In this workshop, students will make a tunnel or ‘peepshow’ book. The books will be 4 inches tall and 6 inches wide with up to six panels. All basic materials provided. This class is suitable for all skill levels, ages 16 and older.

Alicia Bailey is an exacting artist who works in — but isn’t limited to — the book arts, which are the original focus of her Abecedarian Gallery in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. Creator and curator, Bailey displays a rare attention to detail, difficult processes and the intellectual and personal intimacies tucked between the pages of artist books, prints and box installations. Bailey adheres to that private branch of artistry that is partly scientific in nature; like an art librarian, she amasses work by artists of a similar mind from across the nation.

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Aug 28

Fool for Love

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Time: 2:00 pm
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Location: Durango Arts Center
Price: $16-20
Category: Theatre / Dance
Surreal, searing and sexually charged, Fool for Love, is an explosive tale of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West. Set in a stark motel room in the Mojave Desert, May and Eddie are a couple bound by a visceral passion that both feeds and devours them. May is hiding out in the motel when Eddie, an old flame and childhood friend, returns after years of being apart and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she has fled. Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in a raw and emotional experience.

For Mature Audiences

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Sep 01

First Thursdays Art Walk

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Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location: Downtown Durango
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
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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Sep 02

OPENING RECEPTION : Jane Steele - Journeys : Prairies, Plateaus, and Peaks

Jane Steele : Journeys
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Time: 5:00 pm
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Location: Durango Arts Center - Art Library
Price: FREE
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A mixed media compilation of intuitive landscapes and impressions from nature.

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Sep 03

Adult Workshop : Monotype

Adult Workshop : Monotype
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Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: through
Location: Durango Arts Center Education Studio
Price: $325 DAC Members / $350 General
Category: Educational
Come explore the various methods of monotype printing with visiting artist, Melanie Yazzie! Known as the most “painterly method” among the printmaking techniques, monotype creates a unique translucency and quality very different from a painting on paper or a print, and the beauty of this media is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing mediums.

As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty” literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates both personal experiences as well as the events and symbols from Dine culture. Her early work focused on depictions of the harsh realities of Native peoples (i.e., racism, identity conflict, poverty, abuse, etc.) to bring to Native issues to the forefront, but more recently she is making work with a positive twist.

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