Arts Briefs for March 2

Glass artist to be guest of Friends of the Arts

The Durango Friends of the Arts’ next meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday St. Marks Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave., in the Parish Hall.

Betty Kilpatrick, a professional artist who works in leaded and stained glasses, will give a presentation. She has completed more than 3,000 panels, including both new and restoration work for all of the churches in Durango and surrounding areas, and has taught numerous classes in lead glass as well as drawing.

A tour of the Presbyterian Church to view her work will follow the presentation.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Susie Amman at 375-7925.

Durango Indie authors to meet Wednesday at library

Durango Indie authors will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

Elizabeth Green will give a presentation about editing.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email

Jacob Lawrence is topic of first docents program

The first of four presentations by the Durango Arts Center docents will be given at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the center, 802 East Second Ave.

The first presentation will be about artist Jacob Lawrence, facilitated by Sandra Mapel and Susie Bonds.

Upcoming lectures will feature Frida Kahlo presented by Marta Snow and Susana Jones (March 13); Stanton Englehart presented by Rosemary Juskevich and Maggie Sauer (March 20); and Pablo Picasso presented by Joanne Bagley and Steve Walker (March 27).

The series of four presentations costs $40 per person or $15 per person for individual presentations.

Space is limited; reserve by calling Carol Bruno at 259-0313 or email

Two chances to see Community Cinema feature

The Community Cinema/PBS Independent Lens film for March is “Revenge of the Electric Car,” sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS.

Free screenings will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Boiler Room Theater of the Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio, and 8 p.m. at the Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave.

By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than five years later, the electric car is back with a vengeance.

The film is narrated by Tim Robbins and will be followed by a discussion with representatives from the newly forming “Transition Town” movement and the Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado.

For more information, call 426-1228 or visit

Herald staff