Arts Briefs for May 10

Library to offer basic iPad class

The Durango Public Library will offer a class focusing on basic iPad skills from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 17. The class will cover downloading free ebooks and audiobooks from the library collection, basic tips and tricks using iOS 6 and a question-and-answer session. Attendees are welcome to bring any device using the iOS operating system (iPhone and iPod Touch included), but the iPad using iOS 6 will be the model used during class.

Class size is limited to 10. Details and online registration form are available at For more information, call Dan Goldman at 375-3391 or email

Kickstarter book will benefit Wolfwood

Local author and journalist Stew Mosberg launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding project for his children’s book, White Feather and the Wolves. Mosberg chose to self-publish the book to retain control of the storyline and illustration style. By reaching out to the public for donations to support the publication of his book, Mosberg hopes to share proceeds from subsequent sales with the Wolfwood Refuge in Ignacio.

Mosberg’s story traces the lives of one wolf pack through a season of hunting and the birth of its pups.

To learn more about the project, visit

Volunteers needed for Daddy Fest

Volunteers are needed for the ninth annual Daddy Fest street festival to be held June 15 on Main Avenue. Shifts are three hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for setup, cleanup and everything in between. Volunteers receive free tickets for drinks, food and activities.

To volunteer, email

Film series continues at Discovery Museum

The Rocky Mountain PBS/free Community Cinema feature for May will be “The Revolutionary Optimists” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio.

In the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur is empowering young girls and boys to take an active role in transforming their lives. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Durango inspirational speaker Capt. Gail Harris.

For more information, call 259-9234 or visit

Stillwater to host summer preview

The Stillwater Foundation will present Durango Summer Preview (formerly Party in the Park), an event showcasing summer opportunities for local youths. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. June 2 in Buckley Park between 12th and 13th streets on Main Avenue.

The event will feature jazz, rock and steel-drum bands from the Stillwater Foundation. Durango Kenpo Karate will provide a demonstration, and groups from Dance in the Rockies also will perform. Durango Arts Center will host art activities, Stillwater will have an athletic-activities booth, and other area organizations that provide summer programs or activities are invited to participate.

For more information, email Terri Gasaway at

Durango library to host Local Authors Fair

The Durango Public Library invites local authors to apply for the Local Authors Fair, which will be held Sept. 28. Each author will have a table in the library lobby.Space will be limited to 20 authors. Applications are due July 1.

This event is a chance to interact with the community, network with fellow literary artists and promote your work. This event is part of the fourth annual Durango Public Library Literary Festival, which will feature C.J. Box, New York Times best-selling author of Breaking Point, Force of Nature and Back of Beyond. Applications can be downloaded at For more information, call Abby at 375-3387 or email

Goodnight Trail Gallery changes owners

Goodnight Trail Gallery of Western Art in Mancos now owned by former gallery director Jamie Bade. Bade had been manager since artist Veryl Goodnight and her husband, Roger, opened the gallery in 2008. Bade will keep the gallery’s name unchanged.

Goodnight Trail Gallery features paintings, sculptures, photography, pencil drawings and Native American jewelry and art.

The gallery is on Grand Avenue in Mancos and will hold a grand reopening event June 8. For more information, call 533-1177 or visit

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