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Fort Lewis College Art Gallery will host “somatic,” an exhibit by artist Cydnei Mallory starting Thursday. (Courtesy of Cydnei Mallory)
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Fort Lewis College’s Art Gallery to host ‘somatic’ by Cydnei Mallory

Fort Lewis College’s Art Gallery will host “somatic,” an exhibition by artist Cydnei Mallory. The show will open Thursday and run to Oct. 20.

Mallory is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the relationship between materiality, labor and the body. Influenced by the industrial background of Pittsburgh, along with her family’s tradition of resourcing and restoring found materials, she incorporates everything from cast metals and rope to basic fabrics and hair into her work. She uses the body and materials of labor to explore issues surrounding stereotyped ideas of gender, sexuality and class. Her work establishes a timeline of self that moves between ancestral history to present realities and future possibilities. Her sculptures are referential bodies that explore issues and stereotypes of gender, sexuality, class, and race.

The exhibit will open with and artist talk at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Lyceum Auditorium at Center of Southwest Studies. Later, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., there will be an opening reception. Both events are free and open to the public.

The gallery is open Monday to Thursday and select Saturdays: Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Nov. 13 and December 4 from 11 a.m.. - 4 pm.

Note that face masks are required in all indoor spaces on campus regardless of vaccination status.

Local Events, Sept. 15-25

Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 15-17

2021 Four Corners Virtual Film Festival, various times, $10-$45. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3ltskuB.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

“Colorado Experience: Press of the West” online screening, 7-8 p.m., Rocky Mountain PBS. Clips from “Colorado Experience: Press of the West” show how the rare Cranston Press shaped the growth of Mancos and how community efforts led to its restoration. Details: Debbie Higgs at debbiehiggs@rmpbs.org or 235-8707.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Fort Lewis College’s Art Gallery to host “somatic” by Cydnei Mallory, artist talk, 1 p.m., Lyceum Auditorium, Center of Southwest Studies; opening reception, 4:30-6 p.m.Free and open to the public. Details: https://bit.ly/3z4GbMH.

Get Outdoorsy Responsibly! in partnership with Durango Trails, San Juan Mountains Association, Mountain Studies Institute and Visit Durango, appetizers, beer and wine, live music by Tyler Kelly and Ellie Ferguson, 5-8 p.m., Outdoorsy Outpost, 934 Main Ave., Unit B. Details: https://bit.ly/3loT3Z1.

Community lecture about common shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries, 6 p.m., online or Animas Surgical Hospital, 575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 106. Free. Dr. Brian Butzen of Animas Orthopedic Associates will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of common upper extremity injuries and lead a splinting demonstration. Registration: www.tinyurl.com/ash-speakerseries.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Chautauqua portrayal by Doug Mishler, 7-8:30 p.m., FLC Noble Hall room 130. Living history scholar Doug Mishler will portray the 34th President of the United States and renowned World War II General. A Q&A. will follow the presentation. Details: www.fortlewis.edu/about-flc/leadership/professional-associates/life-long-learning-series.

Friday, Sept. 17

Friends of the Durango Public Library Monthly Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Street. Genres: Religion/spiritual, cooking, science and arts. $1 per pound. Proceeds benefit Durango Public Library. Details: 375-3380.

Fall Gallery Walk featuring Bryce Pettit, 5-8 p.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. Free. Explore the work of Durango sculptor Bryce Pettit. Details: 247-3555 or www.sorrelsky.com.

Powwow Regalia: Not a Costume Exhibit, 10 a.m. Friday-6 p.m. Saturday, Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, 503 Ouray Drive, Ignacio. View and learn about powwow regalia, including what regalia items are for and their special meanings. This is a walk-through exhibit with Southern Ute docents to explain and answer questions. Details: SkyDawn Moccasin-Flower at sflower@southernute-nsn.gov or 563-2998.

Introduction to the Powwow, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, 503 Ouray Drive, Ignacio. An introduction to the cultural, social and historical aspects of powwow. Will include an overview of powwow etiquette and a question-and-answer period. Details: SkyDawn Moccasin-Flower at sflower@southernute-nsn.gov or 563-2998.

History of Native American Beading and Beading Demonstrations, 11a.m. and 3 p.m., Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, 503 Ouray Drive, Ignacio. Southern Ute beaders will provide demonstrations about beading techniques and will have examples of their work on view. Free bead kits for children and adults while supplies last. Details: SkyDawn Moccasin-Flower at sflower@southernute-nsn.gov or 563-2998.

iAM MUSIC Fest, 6 p.m., Durango Craft Spirits, 1120 Main Ave. $15-$125. Details: https://bit.ly/3kTRfHe.

Learn to Square Dance: Friday Night Beginner Lessons, 6:30 p.m., Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. First lesson free, $5 each after.

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 17-18

Nature Center work day, all day, Durango Nature Center. Work will focus on building permanent abutments for the Boy Scout footbridge at the northern end of the property. Contact: Stephanie at sweber@sjma.org.

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 18-19

27th annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., East Second Ave., Details: https://durangoarts.org/daaf.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Museum Day: An annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave. Free admission with Museum Day ticket. Tickets: www.animasmuseum.org/events.html.

Animas Valley Grange tour of historic sites around Hermosa, 10 a.m.-noon, Animas Valley Grange, 7271 County Road 203. Lifelong Animas Valley resident Edward Mead and Ruth Lambert, cultural program director for the San Juan Mountain Association, will lead the tour. Details: 403-3862 or www.facebook.com/animasvalleygrange.

Bayfield Lions Club Foundation 10th annual Foundation Dinner and Auction, 5 p.m. silent auction, 6 p.m. dinner, 451 Church St., Bayfield. $25. Prime rib dinner with complimentary beer and wine. Proceeds benefits hall upkeep. Two scholarships will be awarded. Tickets: Ken Gaherty at 884-2054, Phyllis Rhodes at 946-0318, or any Lions Club member.

Morgan Myles, 8-9:30 p.m., Tico Time River Resort, 20 Road 2050, Aztec, $15, Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3C9tGBi.

Sunday, Sept. 19

Through the Roots, 6 p.m., Tico Time River Resort, 20 Road 2050, Aztec, $19. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3kcxgVg.

Monday, Sept. 20

Genealogy 101, 1-3 p.m., Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave. Learn how to get started research genealogical information. Details: Hannah Minkler at 563-9287 or hminkler@ignaciolibrary.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance “Rehumanizing Work” summit, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sky Ute Resort Casino. $85. Keynote speaker: Cory Richards, National Geographic photographer. Details and tickets: www.yeslpc.com/support-the-alliance/2021-economic-summit.

Following In Ancient Footsteps – An Ancestral Puebloan Tour of the Four Corners, 6-7:30 p.m., Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Local interpretive archaeologist Denise Galley will highlight the major Ancestral Puebloan archaeological areas in the Four Corners such as Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Aztec and Canyons of the Ancients. Details: Darcy Poletti Harp at darcy@prlibrary.org or 884-2222, ext. 522.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Ghost Crawl, 8:30 p.m., D&SNG depot, 479 Main Ave., $20, book in advance at (888) 872-4607. Details: https://bit.ly/2XgtmBI. For mature audiences: Those younger than 18 must be accompainied by an adult.

Wednesday Sept. 22

Any Step Back Into the Old Ways is Naturally a Hindrance: Fort Lewis Indian School 1892-1911, Zoom. CSWSMail@fortlewis.edu for Zoom link. Presentation will focus on locating and “hearing” the voices of Indigenous students attending Fort Lewis Indian School during the two decades of operation and how the federal Indian policy of assimilation was manifested in the daily life of children attending the boarding school. Details: Julie Tapley-Booth at 247-7456 or CSWSMail@fortlewis.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Durango Public Library Advisory Board Library Community Champions reception for Marcia Clouser and Corrie McCarthy, 3 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Avenue. Open to the public: Details: www.Durangogov.org/Library or contact Colleen Galvin at Colleen.Galvin@DurangoGov.org or 375-3384.

The Powerhouse Science Center celebrates 10th anniversary with “Pickin’ on the Plaza,” 4--6:30 p.m., 1333 Camino del Rio. Live music from High Country Hustle, food from Juicy’s Shanty and The Powerhouse bar will be open for drinks. There will be a Carver Family Plaza dedication at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: https://powsci.org.

2021 Manhattan Short Film Festival, 4 and 7 p.m., also 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, Animas City Theatre 128 E. College Drive. $15. Tickets and details: durangofilm.org.

Amelia Earhart Chautauqua portrayal by Elsa Wolff, 7-8:30 p.m., Fort Lewis College, Noble Hall Room 130. A Q&A will follow the presentation. Details: www.fortlewis.edu/about-flc/leadership/professional-associates/life-long-learning-series.

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 23-26

Parade of Homes, various times and locations. The parade will feature 10 home and commercial locations built by local builders. Thursday Sponsor Parties 4-8 p.m.; Friday home tours noon-5 p.m.; Friday night Homes Under the Stars event 5-9 p.m. Parade Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: www.hbasc.com.

Soberfest, various times, Tico Time River Resort, 20 Road 2050, Aztec. Details and tickets: https://bit.ly/3hQOhmn.

Friday, Sept. 24

Krushendo, Elctrx, Teknique and nOOnz, 9 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $16-$20. Electronic dance music. Tickets: www.animascitytheatre.com, Animas Trading Co., 946-2281 or durangomassive@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Sept. 25

National Public Lands Day trail work, 9 a.m.-noon, park at Sig Creek Trailhead at upper Hermosa Creek. Instruction, safety tool talk, tools, work gloves, water and snacks provided. Registration required. Register: www.durangotrails.org/event/cutthroat-trail-maintenance-saturday-september-25th.

Animas Museum Live!, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. Celebrate living history and the La Plata County heritage of sheep with costumed interpreters demonstrating spinning, weaving and natural dyeing. Ruth Lambert will speak about arborglyphs at 11 a.m. and Andrew Gulliford will have a book-signing and talk at 1 p.m. Details: Susan Jones at 259-2402 or info@animasmuseum.org.

Falfa Pumpkin Patch opening day, 10 a.m., 54 County Road 221, Details: www.falfapumpkinpatch.com.

National Drive Electric week, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Bring a drivers license and proof of auto insurance if test drives are available. Details: www.driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2829.

Harvest Dinner, Smiley Building lawn. $125. Support local restaurateurs and farmers. Tickets: www.local-first.org/eatlocalmonth.

Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts, 9 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $15-$20. Tickets: www.animascitytheatre.com, 946-2281 or durangomassive@hotmail.com.

Sports Events, Sept. 15-25
Friday, Sept. 17

FLC men’s soccer vs. Adams State, 3 p.m., FLC Varsity Soccer Field, cost: free for FLC students and employees; $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens and high school students, tickets: www.goskyhawks.com.

Durango High School football vs. Farmington High School, 7 p.m., Hutchison Stadium.

Bayfield High School football vs. Aztec, 7 p.m., Aztec.

Ignacio High School football vs. Navajo Prep, 7 p.m., Ignacio High School.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Bayfield CX Invite, Bayfield High School cross country, 9 a.m., Bayfield High School.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Durango High School soccer vs. Central High School, 6 p.m., Durango High School.

Friday, Sept. 24

Durango High School football vs. Piedra Vista High School, 7 p.m., Durango High School.

Bayfield High School volleyball vs. Centauri, 4, 5 and 6 p.m., Bayfield High School.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Bayfield High School volleyball vs. Alamosa, noon, 1 and 2 p.m., Bayfield High School.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Bayfield High School men’s soccer vs. Cortez, 7 p.m., Bayfield High School.

Bayfield High School volleyball vs. Durango, 4, 5 and 6 p.m., Bayfield High School.

Friday, Oct. 1

Four Corners XC Classic, local high school cross country teams, Durango High School.

Ignacio High School volleyball vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m., Ignacio High School.

Bayfield High School football vs. Salida, 7 p.m., Bayfield High School.

Tuesday, Oct 5

Bayfield High School volleyball vs. Cortez, 4, 5 and 6 p.m., Bayfield High School.

Friday, Oct. 8

Durango High School football vs. Harrison, 6 p.m., Durango High School.

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