Arts Briefs for Jan. 18

Artists invited to Snowdown exhibit

Regional artists are invited to submit works for the Snowdown edition of the Lost Dog Art Spectacle. This year’s theme is “Get Your Geek On.” Bring your most awkward piece of art and share it with others. There is no fee to participate, but artists must be on the list to be included. Work is due Jan. 31. Reserve a space by email to or call 759-8404.

Auditions set for summer theater series

Men and women between the ages of 18 and 60 are invited to audition for two summer Neil Simon productions, the musical “They’re Playing our Song” and the comedy “Plaza Suite.” Auditions will be held Feb. 16; individual appointments will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and the dance call and callbacks will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Prepare a song (a cappella or with a CD) and a short comedic monologue no more than two minutes total. Performances for “They’re Playing our Song” will be Thursdays and Saturdays from June 27 through Aug. 31; rehearsals will begin June 5. Performances of “Plaza Suite” are Fridays from July 5 through Aug. 30; rehearsals will begin June 12. All positions are paid.

Call Diane Panelli at 259-2606, ext. 19, to sign up for an audition time.

Durango artist to juror Farmington show

Durango artist Ann Smith will be the juror for the 27th annual Riverfest indoor art fair, which will be held May 24-26 in conjunction with the festival on the Animas River in Farmington.

The deadline for artist submissions is Feb. 28, and the entry fee is $25 for nonmembers of the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council ($20 for members). The art fair is open to all artists living in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. The fair promotes original art in various mediums with all artists on site.

Pick up a prospectus at the Farmington Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., download from or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to NWNMAC, Attn: Riverfest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, P.O. Box 2235, Farmington, NM 87499.

For more information, call Tim Gordon (505) 486-0403 or email

Learn square dancing at the Senior Center

Any and all are welcome to learn to square dance with The San Juan Square Dance Club. Couples and singles are invited to a beginner’s class from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the Durango La Plata County Senior Center, 2424 N. Main Ave. The first class is free.

For more information, call Louis or Judy Norton at 884-1338.

Herald Staff