Arts Briefs for June 1

Park party will showcase Stillwater Foundation bands

The Stillwater Foundation will hold the second annual “A Party in the Park” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Buckley Park.

The free event will feature bands from Stillwater Foundation as well as demonstrations and performances from Ballet Folklorico, Dance in the Rockies and Durango Kenpo Karate. Durango Arts Center will host art activities, Stillwater Foundation will have a baseball and softball hitting booth, and San Juan Symphony members will demonstrate instruments.

The party is sponsored by Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence, First National Bank of Durango and Durango Friends of the Arts.

Call Stillwater Foundation at 247-5095 or email for more information.

Last call to submit art for juried show

Artists working in any traditional or contemporary two- and three-dimensional medium are invited to enter the 36th Annual Juried exhibit at the Durango Arts Center. Artwork should be delivered between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday to 802 East Second Ave.

This year’s jurors are Phyliss Woods and George Welch.

Steamworks Brewing Co. will host a “Salon des Refuses” for those works that will not be exhibited in the Barbara Conrad Gallery. Exhibit dates are the same as those for the Juried Exhibit, June 8-30.

An entry form with complete details is available at, at the reception desk at the Durango Arts Center or by calling Mary Puller, exhibits director, at 259-2606 or email

Locals invited to apply for authors fair at library

The deadline to apply for inclusion in the Durango Public Library Local Authors Fair is July 1.

Each author will have a presence in the lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29, and Maria’s Bookshop will be there to sell books.

This event is a chance for authors to interact with the community and promote their work. It will be held as part of the third annual Durango Public Library Literary Festival, Sept. 28-29, featuring Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank, Identical and Triangles.

Applications are online at

For more information, call Abby at 375-3387 or email

Animas Music festival to span two days

The 18th annual Animas Music Festival will include two separate concerts.

“Percussion Sculptures” will be performed at 7 p.m. Sunday at Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College. The program features the Animas Chamber Players (James Doyle, Steve Hemphill, Jonathan Latta and John Pennington) with performances of Dana Brayton’s “Odds and Even” and Steve Reich’s “Mallet Quartet.”

The second concert, “Song Offerings,” will be performed June 9 at St. Columba Catholic Church and features Cyprian Consiglio (voice/guitar), Pennington (percussion) and David Darling (violoncello).

Tickets cost $10 for each concert ($5 for students) and are available online at and in advance at Katzin Music, Southwest Sound, Maria’s Bookshop and the Durango Arts Center.

Library will show bike documentary

The Durango Public will screen the documentary “Bicycle Dreams” at 6 p.m. Monday.

“Bicycle Dreams” is the true story of the Race Across America, a 3,000-mile, 10-day bicycle race across deserts, mountain ranges and the open road.

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