Arts Briefs

Craig Childs to speak at Durango Arts Center

Durango Arts Center will hold an opening reception for “The Colorado Plateau – A Storied Land” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The exhibit, which will remain on display through March 23, incorporates the work of several Utah, Arizona and Colorado painters and sculptors.

After the reception at 7 p.m., author and adventurer Craig Childs will present the lecture and slide show “Land of Ghosts: Travels in Ancient Place.” Childs will speak about archaeology and the conundrums we face about how we treat it.

Tickets cost $10; call Diane at 259-2606 ext. 19 or visit

Also at the Arts Center, Will Foster will teach a stained glass workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23.

Students will learn to manipulate stained glass using the foil technique.

Beginning and intermediate students are welcome.

The cost is $50 plus a $20 materials fee paid to the instructor. Call Sandra at 259-2606 for registration information.

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Photo club to celebrate 10th birthday Thursday

The Durango Photography Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Pine Room at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building, 2500 Main Ave. Birthday cake will be part of the celebration.

The first meeting was held in February 2003. Jerry Hanes will be welcomed as the new club president, and outgoing president Howard Rachlin will be honored.

This month’s presentation will be by club member MaryAnne Nelson. She will show her methods for “Using Low Tech for Light.” February’s photo theme is “Silhouettes.”

Members and guest can bring up to three photographs for comment and critique. Photos do not need to be matted or framed but it may be preferable to you to bring them sleeved or with protective backing.

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Herald Staff