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Volunteer Jennifer Smith, left, and Durango 9-R School District art teacher Debra Greenblatt, center...

Trash and treasure: The art of the dumpster

They are receptacles for our refuse, the items we’ve deemed unfit in our presence: food waste, broken chairs, filthy tissues, diapers.

Arts Briefs

Children’s, youth choruses seek singers

Children and teenagers are invited to join the Durango Children’s Chorale (ages 7 to 11) and Durango Youth Chorus (ages 12 to 17) under the direction of artistic director and conductor Amy Barrett.

No audition is required. The Durango Children’s Chorale rehearses from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, and the youth chorus rehearses from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 1.

To preregister or for more information, email Robin Randolph at rbrandolph57@gmail.com or call 946-9459.

Plein air painting demonstration offered

Landscape artist J. Milton “Milt” Beens will serve as Mesa Verde National Park’s artist in residence from Monday to Sept. 13.

Beens will offer a free demonstration of plein air painting for the public from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 on the back porch of the chief ranger’s office,...


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