Arts Briefs for Oct. 26

Learn Navajo weaving at Fort Lewis College

Master Two Grey Hills weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete will teach a Navajo weaving class from Nov. 5 to 10 at Fort Lewis College.

The majority of the class time will be spent on learning how to weave a 10˝- inch by 12˝-inch tall rug on an upright loom. The weaving class will be held for five days. There will be an additional optional class on how to warp a loom on the sixth day. There will be a special dinner with Miss Indian World and Miss Hozhoni, who are members of the Wanbli Ota Student Organization.

The class is limited to 25 students.

To apply, email Yvonne Bilinski at the Native American Center at or call 247-7686.

Local troupe to stage play in a Durango hotel pool

Merely Players is taking reservations for the Tony Award-winning play “Metamorphoses,” a retelling of Ovid’s myths.

The troupe will stage the play in the drained swimming pool at Mountain Shadows Inn on Nov. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Seating is extremely limited.

Tickets cost $22, available by phone at 749-8585.

Studio & welcomes new artist to collaborative

Durango artist Scott Dye recently joined the arts collective &. He joins fellow artists Tim Kapustka, Shay Lopez, Clint Reid and Elizabeth Kinahan.

Dye is a painter, drawer, photographer and illustrator.

More information is available at

Generous authors sought for book drive at Maria’s

Applications are available for local authors to join The Giving Back Gang book event to be held Dec. 7 at Maria’s Bookshop.

Authors who would like to donate a share of their proceeds from Dec. 1 to 7 book sales to a local nonprofit can receive application details from Holli Pfau at

The application deadline is Nov. 1. Authors will be notified by email by Nov. 15.

Maria’s Bookshop will host The Giving Back Gang Holiday Party, a showcase of 15 authors who have each selected a local nonprofit organization to support by donating a share of the proceeds from the sale of their books. Books must available through usual distribution channels or provided by the author to Maria’s on consignment. Authors must live in Durango, La Plata County or within 60 miles of town. No duplication of nonprofits (also local/regional) is permitted.

Miniatures club to meet 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 poinsettias from silk linen paper. The flowers can be planted in a pot or added to a holiday table or mantel. In addition to the flowers, a variety of planters, greenery, beads and trims will be available to make centerpieces. Please bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided.

The Four Corners Miniatures Club is for dollhouse and miniature enthusiasts of all skill levels. The Club meets twice a month to create projects and share ideas and crafting tips.

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

Herald Staff

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