Arts Briefs for July 27

Miniatures club to meet Saturday in Cortez

The Four Corners Miniatures Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cortez Annex, 108 N. Chestnut St.

Attendees will learn to make miniature plates, bowls and lampshades at this month’s workshop. A variety of patterns will be available featuring floral and art deco designs. Bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided.

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

Authors to share odd Colorado history

Authors Carol Turner and Charmaine Ortega-Getz will present a special event, “Weird and Notorious Colorado,” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave.

The two will relate weird and notorious tales from the history pages of the San Juans such as the rise and fall of the Durango-based Stockton gang, the strange twists in the Cox-Truby feud and ghostly encounters with the child-spirit, Mary Rose Cuddigan.

Ortega-Getz is the author of Weird Colorado: Your Travel Guide to Colorado’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Turner is the author of The Notorious San Juans: Wicked Tales from Ouray, San Juan & La Plata Counties.

Copies of both books will be available for sale.

For more information, call 247-1438 or 259-2402.

Herald Staff