Arts Briefs for March 22

Durango artists show in Farmington exhibit

The People’s Choice Art Exhibit will take place Monday through April 12 in Farmington. Fifteen downtown businesses will display art work by 67 Four Corners artists, including Durango artists Annette Adamski, Ann Smith and B. Summer Lynch. The public is invited to view the art and vote on their favorite piece. At the end of the three-week voting period, six cash prizes will be awarded to the top winners. The event is sponsored by the Farmington Downtown Association Three Rivers Art Center (formerly Three Rivers Women’s Collective).

The public must register to vote. Anyone older than 16 can register at TRAC (109 N. Allen) beginning Saturday. A catalog with the artist/venue listing can be picked up at TRAC or other participating businesses.

The awards ceremony will take place in the Farmington Civic Center lobby at 2 p.m. April 13.

Stillwater welcomes new instructor

The Stillwater Foundation welcomes Evan Suiter to its staff of music instructors. Suiter will teach several ensembles and combos at Stillwater, as well as private lessons in upright bass, electric bass guitar and guitar.

Suiter received his degree in music education from Fort Lewis College in 2008. Since then, he has been an instructor and clinician at many schools and organizations in areas such as private instruction, jazz and marching band.

Contact Suiter at for more information about band participation or private lessons.

Luau will benefit early education

The Bayfield Early Education Programs will host the 7th annual Cowboy Luau at 6 p.m. March 23 at the Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 U.S. Highway 160 in Gem Village.

The event will feature door prizes, a chili supper, music by the Wild Country Band and a silent and live auction. Auction items include raft trips, lodging, a helicopter ride and a quarter horse. The cost is $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Bayfield Early Education Programs, a 501 (C)3 organization.

For more information or to donate to the auction, call 884-7137.

Learn bookbinding at Arts Center

Durango Arts Center will offer the class “How to Make a Book: Beginning Bookbinding” with Emilie Monson at 4:15 p.m. Mondays, April 1-29. The class is for young adults ages 10 to 18 and costs $50, including materials. The class is project-based learning, where students will understand bookbinding through the use of alternative and recycled materials chosen to accentuate the style and/or idea of each project.

Each student will determine his or her own project through brainstorming and individual teacher guidance.

For more information, visit or call Sandra Butler at 259-2606.

Herald Staff