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Unique characters, setting create entertaining new novel

The writing team of Win and Meredith Blevins has created a new novel, The Darkness Rolling, featuring a unique hero, Yazzie Goldman. This is to be the first in a series that features Yazzie, who is half Navajo/Diné and half Jewish. The setting and time frame also are unusual. The story opens as Yazzie musters out of the Navy at the end of World War II and returns to his home in Oljato, near Monument Valley.

Yazzie’s mother,...

Arts Briefs

Opening exhibit features book arts, printmaking

Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., will host an opening reception for the new exhibit, “Strata: Books & Prints by Carol and Donn Rawlings,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The exhibit runs through Aug. 29. Donn Rawlings grounds his printmaking in a texture of dense mark-making that evolves into patterns as a way to discover meaning. Carol Rawlings’ one-of-a-kind, handmade, calligraphic books seek openness and balance as text is joined to color and...


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