Arts Briefs for July 5

Pa. artist mocks politics at arts center exhibit

Joan Iversen Goswell’s exhibit “Politics & Other Diversions” is open in the Art Library at Durango Arts Center. The exhibit is a collection of satirical works on political and societal issues. Goswell is a Pennsylvania artist and member artist of The Center for Book Arts in New York.

She creates one-of-a-kind books printed and illustrated almost entirely with handcut eraser stamps and incorporates materials such as paper pulp painting, wire, metal, found objects, digital printing and collage.

The exhibit will be on display through August. For more information, call 259-2606 or visit

Colo. book award winners announced

The 22nd annual Colorado Book Awards were announced June 21 at the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival, hosted by the Aspen Writers’ Foundation. The awards were for books published in 2012:

Anthology: Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma, edited by Carolyn Lunsford Mears (Palgrave Macmillian)

Biography: Letters from Berlin: A Story of War, Survival, and the Redeeming Power of Love and Friendship by Kerstin Lieff and Margarete Dos (Lyons Press)

Children’s Literature: Time Out for Monsters! by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Robert Neubecker (Disney Hyperion)

Creative Nonfiction: Descanso for My Father: Fragments of a Life by Harrison Candelaria Fletcher (University of Nebraska Press)

Crime/Mystery: KOP Killer by Warren Hammond (TOR Books)

General Nonfiction: Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen (Crown Publishing Group)

Genre Fiction: The View from Here by Cindy Myers (Kensington Books)

History: The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Walter R. Borneman (Little, Brown and Company)

Juvenile Literature: Katerina’s Wish by Jeannie Mobley (Simon & Schuster)

Literary Fiction: East of Denver by Gregory Hill (Penguin Group USA – Dutton)

Pictorial: Crazy: A Creative and Personal Look at Mental Illness, edited by Michael Hanna and Tami Leino Hanna (Adams Place)

Poetry: Second Nature by Jack Collom (Instance Press)

Young Adult Literature: Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

More information is available at

Mancos gallery seeking artists to display work

Raven House gallery has immediate openings for artists. The invitation is open to any medium, although media other than photography is preferred.

The cost for general format is $50 per month plus 10 percent of sales, as well as an average of two days per month manning the gallery.

For more information, email or call 533-7149.

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