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An artist found a parasitic worm in his eye – and turned it into art

The painting was not an image of anything in particular, just an abstract confluence of psychedelic colors and wormlike patterns inside a perfectly round circle. Ben Taylor didn’t like it much, and...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Two artists, living 7 hours apart, bridge a divide

Two artists are coming together in a show that explores how pieces can be different but also can converge. “Parallel Intersections” by Maureen May and Barbara Ellard will open Friday at Studio &...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Cortez painter brings ‘personal’ art show to Olio in Mancos

When Cortez acrylic painter Susan Reed’s new show is unveiled at Mancos’s Olio restaurant on Aug. 11, the artist said it will offer a personal glimpse into her life in the Southwest. Reed has lived...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mancos photographer chosen as artist-in-residence at Canyons of the Ancients

Lanny Wagner of Mancos was recently selected from among nine applicants by a panel of jurors as the 2018 summer artist-in-residence for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. He will focus on...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Potter, painter headed to Artisans of Mancos

The Artisans of Mancos will host artist Ann Sciba, whose pottery adds a new creative expression to the group of artists. An opening reception for Sciba will be held as part of Mancos Days on...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Local artist includes students in north Main Avenue project

At the corner of 31st Street and Main Avenue, artist Jeff Wise and four high school interns are building a new piece of art as part of the city of Durango’s plan to jazz up the north Main corridor....

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Kayra Martinez helps refugees through art

A flight attendant from Durango found her calling after moving to Europe and witnessing the poor conditions of refugee camps firsthand. Kayra Martinez began working for United Airlines in 1989 and...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Artists want you to explore what you may not see in ‘Rivers’

When the Animas River turned mustard yellow from the Gold King Mine spill in 2015, artist Peter Hay was there to collect some of the silt in jars. Hay, who is also exhibits director at Durango...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Montezuma County artists unveil bird-themed exhibit in Mancos

Yellow Jacket artists Rosie Carter and David Butler will open their first joint art show at the Olio restaurant Saturday. The two have been collaborating for about 1½ years to create...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Durango Arts Center offers annual juried exhibit with twist

Josie Lopez from Albuquerque is juror of this year’s Juried Exhibit at Durango Arts Center, which will open Friday. This is DAC’s 42nd juried show, and it’s national, which means that submissions...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Historic tie quilt returns to Bayfield

A 68-year-old quilt that was made in Bayfield in 1950 has returned home. Members of the Pine River Valley Heritage Society are thrilled that an old tie quilt they believe was made here in 1950 is...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mancos sculptor to open Bomdiggity art and spirituality store

When sculptor David Mallin opens Bomdiggity Mancos Mystical Market this month, it will be in honor of his late daughter, Natanya Joy Mallin-Jameson. In October, Mallin said he had a vision he...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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