Arts Briefs for July 6

Glass-blowing demonstration slated for Durango Arts Center

As part of the HOT! 50th anniversary of Studio Glass at the Durango Arts Center, Durango glass artists Trefny Dix and Bengt Hokanson will present a glass-blowing demonstration at the HokansonDix Studio.

The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge. To learn more about the artists, go to

For a schedule of other events during this exhibit, visit or call Exhibits Director Mary Puller at 259-2606.

Photographic category added to 2012 La Plata County Fair

The La Plata County Fair has a new, additional category for photographs to be entered into the Open Class Photography section this year. The listing was inadvertently left out of the list of entry category’s on Page 22 of the 2012 County Fair Booklet. The new Class 16 is for photographs taken during the county fair.

Any questions may be directed to Howard Rachlin, photography superintendent, at 375-7877.

Arts Center slated to offer variety of July workshops

Registration is open for Summer Saturday workshops in July at the Durango Arts Center. A registration form can be downloaded from, and you can call Sandra Butler, education coordinator, at 259-2606 for more information. All classes are held in the Education Studio, upstairs at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.:

Saturday: Drawing with Ink, for adults and teens, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $30. Practice your observation skills using Japanese Sumi ink and learn how to draw with tone, from light to dark using washes of ink.

July 21: Watercolors, for adults and teens, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $50. You will learn to paint from light to dark, lay washes and about drawing and seeing. This class will include color theory.

Every Tuesday: Figure Drawing for adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 ($15 for nonmembers). This is a noninstructional studio session with a nude model. Artists bring their own materials.

Photo Club will welcome guest speaker Gary Friedman

The Durango Photography Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Pine Room at the Fairgrounds Extension Building.

The speaker will be Gary Friedman, who will be in town to conduct photography seminars July 14-15 and field workshops July 21-22. Griedman will discuss RAW vs. JPG, an almost religious debate as old as digital photography.

The club’s monthly photo theme for July is weather. Members and guests may bring up to three photos for comments and critique. The photo selected as best of the night will receive a club blue ribbon.

For more information about the Durango Photography Club, visit or email

Durango High student honored in Boulder

Durango High School sophomore and violinist Nolan Reed was recently selected as concertmaster at the University of Colorado High School Summer Music Academy, which concluded June 29.

The academy is an opportunity for a select number of the most-talented musicians from Colorado and around the country to receive world-class instruction in a one-week summer session. Students were required to submit a recorded audition, and participants were selected based on their audition.

On the first day of the camp, participants were asked to do another audition for seating placement and Reed was selected as concertmaster. He will perform this month with the Music in the Mountains Chamber Orchestra.

Herald Staff Reports