Arts Briefs for Nov. 30

Educational art coming to Dolores gallery

Sideshow in Dolores will present “Adventures in a Blue World,” a science cartoon show for all ages by Cathrine Fox, a local educator and NOAA Teacher at Sea. The opening reception will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 411 Central with refreshments, dance music from DJ Cannonball, NOAA give-aways and real scientists. All ages are welcome and the show will be up through December.

For more information, call 739-4646.

Singers needed for season choir

Bayfield Inter-Faith Community Choir needs singers to celebrate Christ this season. A practice schedule is available online at www.interfaithcommunitychoir.blogspot.com or call Heather at 317-4663 for more information.

Women writers to meet in Old Snowmass

“Writing the Sacred: the Practice of Compassion,” a four-day women’s writing and wellness retreat, will be held Jan. 3-6 at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Old Snowmass. Hosted by G.J. writer Sandra Dorr and yoga teacher Susan Crosby, the eighth annual retreat offers women time for writing and contemplation, yoga and Vipassana meditation, massage, singing and services at the monastery, as well as hiking or skiing on the monastery grounds.

The deadline for registration is Dec. 17; for scholarship applications, Dec. 7. Contact Destiny Breckenridge at (970) 201-0303 or breckenridge_destiny@yahoo.com for more information.

Gulliford to present history of Ghost Ranch

The Durango Public Library will present “The History of Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and Looking for Ghosts at Ghost House” by Andrew Gulliford at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This lecture and slide show will explore and explain the history of the 21,000-acre Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, which was home to many famous paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and was a refuge for hundreds of scholars, writers and scientists, as well as families, who have come to Ghost Ranch for its solitude and scenery.

Anyone who has visited or taught classes there is encouraged to come and share their own stories of this unique place that transforms all who visit.

For more information, visit www.durangopubliclibrary.org.

Submission period open for Farmington exhibit

Entries for the People’s Choice Art Exhibition in Farmington will be accepted Saturday through Feb. 1. The event will be held March 25-April 12 . The entry fee is $25.

People’s Choice is a non-juried art exhibition that merges artists of the Four Corners, downtown Farmington businesses and the public. Artists will be accepted on a first entered basis until venues are full. The public will vote for their favorite piece and winners will receive cash awards of up to $1,000.

Artists may pick up a prospectus at Three Rivers Women’s Collective, 109 N. Allen, Farmington; request a pdf from peoples_choice@live.com; or download from People’s Choice on Facebook.

For more information, call (505) 320-4001, (505) 360-0147 or email peoples_choice@live.com.

Follies auditions to be held this week

Auditions for the Snowdown Follies chorus line, cast and emcees will be held in early December.

The Chorus Line auditions will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Bella Dance Studio, 2416 Main Ave.

Cast and emcee auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. While costumes and props are not required for auditions, the acts that tend to be chosen are those best prepared with good audience appeal.

Each cast/crew member may only fulfill a single main role in the Follies to maximize the number of people who can participate in the production. Each year, it takes 110 people to make up the cast and crew.

For more information, visit www.snowdownfollies.org or call Janalee Hogan at 259-2743.

Gallery to host workshop series

Sorrel Sky Gallery will offer its 2nd annual Workshop Series from January through April. The one- to three-day workshops will offer beginning through experienced artists the opportunity to study with working professionals in painting, photography, basketry and jewelry making.

The gallery is located at 828 Main Ave. For more information about the workshops, visit www.sorrelsky.com or call 247-3555.

Local writers celebrate end of NaNoWriMo

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., will host a “TGIO” (thank god it’s over!) celebration for local authors who successfully participated in National Novel Writing Month. The party will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday.

Participants in NaNoWriMo began writing Nov. 1 with a goal to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight Nov. 30.

The TGIO Celebration will provide an opportunity for local NaNoWriMo participants to share excerpts from their work and share information with interested community members about their experiences. While the event is designed to be a forum for those who have participated in NaNoWriMo, the public is welcome to attend, and friends and families are encouraged to come to show their support for those who wrote.

For more information about the local NaNoWriMo group, visit www.nanowrimo.org/en/regions/usa-colorado-durango.

College to showcase student writers

The Fort Lewis College Writing Program will hold a celebration of student from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom. All are invited to attend the free event, which will showcase more than 100 students’ works in the upper-level college composition classes. Highlights will include “How to Kill a Zombie” and “Honey Boo-Boo vs. Little Miss Sunshine: A Beauty Pageant Takedown.”

For more information, call Ayla Moore at 247-7006.

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