Arts Briefs for March 15

Author Swan to be honored at luncheon

The Durango Branch of the American Association of University Women will honor Dinah Swan, author of the Mary Alice Tate Southern mystery series, at its annual Book and Author Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 23 in the Vallecito Room of the Student Union at Fort Lewis College.

The annual fundraiser is in support of AAUW scholarships. The Mary Alice Tate mysteries are available digitally through Kindle and will be available in print at the luncheon.

The cost is $35 per person ($15 is tax deductible). Send checks payable to AAUW/Durango to: Grace Deltscheff, 56 Red Cliffs Road, Durango, CO 81301.

For more informatiion, call Megan McGrath at 749-3528 or email

Photo show to augment Arts Center exhbit

Utah photographer Bruce Hucko will present “The Four Corners of Inspiration,” a lecture and slide show, at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Durango Arts Center theater, 802 East Second Ave. Admission is $5 at the door.

Hucko is one of the artists whose work is on display in the center’s current exhibit, “The Colorado Plateau: A Storied Land.” He is a freelance photographer, author, art education and radio producer whose primary work focuses on art, indigenousness and the environment.

More information about Hucko can be found at

For more information about the presentation, call Durango Arts Center at 259-2606.

Open Shutter owner to talk to photo club

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. The monthly presentation will be “Trends in Digital Photography” by Open Shutter Gallery owner Margy Dudley.

Afterward, the club will critique photographs submitted by members and guests keeping in theme with a monthly challenge.

For more information, visit

Studio seeks entries for group art show

Studio &, 1027 Main Ave., seeks participants for its fourth annual six-artist “Group Show,” to be held July 13-20.

Artists from around the country are encouraged to enter. Visit to download the prospectus and learn the entry process. Entries must be received by April 15.

City invites submissions for public art program

The city of Durango’s Public Art Commission invites all artists to submit artwork proposals for the Art on Loan program.

The commission is seeking original, three-dimensional works of art to be displayed for a two-year period. Several artists will be selected to display their works in public outdoor locations throughout the city of Durango and will receive a $500 honorarium as well as recognition and an opportunity for sales.

The city’s Art on Loan Program was launched in 2010 as a way to expand the permanent collection of public art with the introduction of additional pieces that would be on display for a limited period of time. Applications are due to the city manager’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. April 5.

Details and application forms are available on the city’s website at

For more information, contact Sherri at or 375-5002.

Miniatures Club to create serving bowls

The Four Corners Miniatures Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St.

Club members will make miniature plastic serving bowls. The bowls will be designed with a Tuscany theme and included in gift bags at the Denver Miniatures Show in September. All materials will be provided by the club. Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage.

For information, call Marilyn at 259-9401 or visit

Herald Staff