Arts Briefs for March 30

Pfau to speak at authors’ meeting

Indie Authors Network will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the upstairs meeting room at Pine River Valley Bank, 1701 Main Ave. Local author Holli Pfau will present a program about publishing her book Pure Gold: Adventures with Six Rescued Golden Retrievers, a top-10 best-seller at Maria’s Bookshop in 2011. Anyone interested in independent publishing is welcome.

For more information, email

Miniatures club to build travel scenes

The Four Corners Miniatures Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at a member’s home. The club will present an exhibit at the Denver Dollhouse and Miniatures Show in September; the theme of this year’s show is “Mini Tales of Travel.”

In keeping with that theme, members will create a personal travel scene in a miniature papier-mâché suitcase. Please bring a bag lunch; beverages will be provided.

The Four Corners Miniatures Club is for dollhouse and miniature enthusiasts of all skill levels. The club meets twice a month to create projects and share ideas and crafting tips. The public is welcome to attend to learn more about the hobby.

For information or directions, call Marilyn at 259-9401 or visit

Free film addresses trauma among veterans

This month’s selection in the Community Cinema/PBS Independent Lens film series is “Hell and Back Again.” Free screenings will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Back Space Theatre (1120 Main Ave.) and at 2 p.m. April 21 in the Boiler Room Theatre at the Durango Discovery Museum.

The Academy Award-nominated documentary deals with the physical and psychological scars of veterans, specifically those who have fought in the most recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A panel discussion will be held after Tuesday’s screening featuring retired Navy Capt. Gail Harris, Iraq-Afghanistan veteran Michael D. Long and Carolyn Plested, representing the local Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information, call 426-1228 or visit “Durango Community Cinema” on Facebook.

Arts Center will hold an art-teaching lab

The Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., will offer a teaching artist lab from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16. This learning lab is for teaching artists with any degree of experience.

Teaching artists work with children in educational settings by doing performances, workshops or residencies. Teaching artists can work in the visual, literary, media or performing arts, including dance, music, theater, creative writing or storytelling.

The lab will address the these questions:

What elements are necessary for an ideal artist performance, workshop or residency with children?

How can you understand the new Colorado academic standards and use them to your advantage?

How can you initiate a clear dialogue with a teacher to plan for an integrated approach?

What is the current school culture? How can you meet the needs of a variety of learners?

The cost is $25, which includes lunch. For registration and other information, call Michelle Shedro at (720) 904-8890 ext. 101 or email

Studio invites artists for group show

Studio &, 1027 Main Ave., invites artists to apply for its third annual group show.

The group show is a joint effort between Studio & and Serving Life Chiropractic and will be held July 21 at both locations. It is a juried show, and six artists will be chosen to participate.

The deadline to apply is April 6. An application packet can be downloaded at

For more information, visit or email

Herald Staff