Arts Briefs for Sept. 28

Durango Arts Center announces exhibits

Durango Arts Center’s third online exhibit, featuring oils, pastels and collages by Lorraine Trenholm, may be viewed at Trenholm’s work will be on display through Nov. 15.

The Arts Center also coordinates regular exhibits of local artists at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Featured in the departure lounge through Nov. 15 are acrylic paintings by Durango artist Patrice Brown.

Student writers can win big

Two national and state art and literary contests for Colorado students, River of Words and Letters About Literature, are now accepting entries. Entry forms are accessible through the Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book website at

River of Words is an annual poetry and art competition for students in graddes K-12 that focuses on the theme of watersheds and the environment. The deadline for entry for River of Words is Dec. 1.

Letters About Literature is a national writing competition for students ages 4-10. Students are asked to write a personal letter to an author, poet or playwright, living or dead, from any genre, explaining how their ways of thinking about the world or themselves have changed as a result of reading the author’s work. The deadline for entry is Jan. 11.

For more information on any of the student competitions, visit the website, click on Programs and access the appropriate tab.

You may also contact Christine Goff, program coordinator for CCFTB, at or call (303) 894-7951.

Learn performing, visual arts in workshops

Durango Arts Center will offer a variety of classes for all ages.

Evening classes include: “A NEW Approach to Drawing,” “Exploring Water Soluble Paint Mediums” and “Figure Drawing for Adults.”

Saturday classes will offer batik, needle felting and stained glass.

Daytime classes for adults and teens are “Beginning Drawing,” “Drawing Group,” “Introduction to Color Theory,” “Acrylic Painting,” “Pastel Painting the Landscape,” “Advanced Color Mixing for Adults” and “Portrait Group.” Call Sandra Butler at 259-2606 for information. Class descriptions and a schedule are available at

The DAC also will offer acting classes for adults and young children. Adult Theater Workshops: The Saturday Series, will begin Oct. 6. The cost is $30 for one class, $25 each for two, $20 each for three or more.

Call Theresa Carson at 259-2606 for registration and further information.

Recycle identities at costume swap

Durango Performing Arts Company will host the first “Hallowgreen” costume swap from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave. Bring a costume the kids have outgrown and get a new (used) costume at no charge.

For more information, call Caitlin at 759-0781 or visit

Herald Staff