Arts Briefs for Oct. 12

Comedian to perform at Discovery museum

The Durango Discovery Museum will present a concert by Grammy award-winner Bill Harley at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $6 per person ($5 for museum members) and can be purchased in adv ance at the museum front desk and at the door before the performance.

Harley is a singer, storyteller, author, playwright, educator and performing artist who is a regular contributor on National Public Radio. His performance is suitable for children and adults.

For more information, call 259-9234.

Artists invited to be part of Day of the Dead Show

Local and regional artists are invited to participate in Studio &’s Day of the Dead Show on Oct. 26. Drop off submissions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at 1027 Main Ave.

Pieces may tell any story in any medium to honor past people, things and ideas. There is no submission fee but & will collect a 30 percent commission on sales.


Art needed for Farmington exhibit

People’s Choice is a non-juried art exhibition that merges Four Corners artists, downtown Farmington businesses and the public, culminating April 12, 2013, with the Downtown Art Walk. Members of the public will vote for their favorite piece. Winners will receive cash awards of up to $1,000. The entry fee is $25 and the deadline to submit is Feb. 1.

Pick up a prospectus at Three Rivers Women’s Collective, 109 N. Allen, Farmington; request a PDF from; or download from

For more information, call (505) 320-4001, (505) 360-0147 or email

John Fielder to present photos from his book

Photographer John Fielder will present a slideshow on his new book on conserved lands in Colorado at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Smiley Building auditorium.

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has used lottery money for the past 20 years to protect lands in the state, including La Plata County. Tickets are $10 for La Plata Open Space Conservancy members and $15 for others. Children are free with a parent.

Tickets are available at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave, or by calling 259-3415.

Mangold Duo to begin sixth season of recital series

The Recital Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango will begin its sixth season at 7 p.m. today with the Mangold Duo, sisters Bonnie and Marilyn on cello and piano.

The program will include sonatas by Zoltán Kodály and Felix Mendelssohn, Sinfonia in F Major by G.B. Pergolesi, Méditation Hébraïque by Ernest Bloch and two preludes for piano by Claude Debussy. Performances will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Drive.

Subscriptions for the recital season cost $50 for adults, $25 for children and students. Individual recitals cost $15/$7.

For more information, call 385-8668 or email

Mancos artist is Mesa Verde resident

Mancos resident Jan Wright is the current artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park. Her paintings are in many private and public collections, and her exhibit at the lounge at the Far View Lodge is in its fourth year. Her large watercolor of Cliff Palace greets visitors at the check-in desk at the lodge.

Wright will present her paintings from this two-week residency at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Far View Lodge lounge (located above the Metate Room). Her presentation will consist of showing the development from photos to more or less realistic watercolors to abstracted paintings using mixed media of each of several sites within the park.

The Artist-in-Residence program provides writers, composers and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular artform while being surrounded by the ancient architecture of the ancestral Puebloans and the natural landscape of the park. The park provides a historic, rustic residence to selected participants for four two-week periods each year.

For more information, visit or call Frank Cope at 529-4607.

Herald Staff