Arts Briefs for March 9

Film noir series to continue with ‘Highway Dragnet’

The next offering in the Durango Public Library’s “Death on the Cheap: The Killer B’s of Film Noir” will be “Highway Dragnet.” The free screening will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Recently discharged Marine Jim Henry finds more trouble in Las Vegas than he did in Korea. Early views of Las Vegas, the Salton Sea and Joan Bennett in one of her last big-screen projects add some clout to this tale of the wrongly accused.

“Death on the Cheap” will run on the second Wednesday of the month through May.

For more information, including future films and descriptions, visit

Author to be speaker for Women’s History Month

Feminist and media critic Susan J. Douglas, author of The Mommy Myth, Where the Girls Are and Enlightened Sexism, will discuss how media and society continue to resurrect sexist stereotypes – all in the name of fun – because haven’t women achieved equality? (They have not, of course.)

The lecture will be followed by student-led discussion groups to identify action steps one can take to help raise awareness about the messages that media send about women, how those messages affect women in their personal and professional lives and how one can reduce sexism in our community to ensure that women have an equal opportunity to pursue careers or establish successful businesses.

Admission is free to Women’s Resource Center members and Fort Lewis College students, faculty and staff; $5 for all others.

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2-day printmaking workshop to be held this weekend

The Friends of the Art Library at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., will offer “Thinking Backwards,” a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday with featured artist Joyce Majiski.

Day 1 will feature relief printmaking with linoleum and other materials; Day 2 will feature monoprinting without a press.

The cost for both days is $125 for Arts Center members, $150 for nonmembers plus a $25 materials fee.

For more information or to register, call Mary Ellen at 259-4363 or email

Submissions being acceptedfor Black Canyon Quilt Show

The 17th annual Black Canyon Quilt Show will be held July 13-15 at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose.

Entry forms are now available at or by calling Carolyn Ray at (970) 626-4309.

Herald Staff