Arts & Entertainment

Mad magazine illustrator Mort Drucker dies at 91

NEW YORK – Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine cartoonist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians, celebrities and popular culture, died Thursday at 91. Drucker’s daughter, Laurie Bachner, told...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Doctor’s community art project connects generations

When it comes to staying safe during the new coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Chandace Jeep, owner of Animas Valley Audiology Associates, prefers the term “physical distancing” over the commonly used...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

When pieces of furniture become pieces of art

A pair of lamps can be ordinary, but if they’re made from old piano legs, they become extraordinary. These lamps actually exist and were made by artist Jonas Grushkin. The pair will be up for...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Common ground: New Face Productions brings global project to Durango

Wrapped around the Boys & Girls Club building on north Main Avenue is an unusual outdoor photographic exhibit. Large-format portraits of almost 100 Durango residents have been billboard-pasted to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Two Old Guys’: Durango Arts Center to host collaborative show

Two gentlemen of a certain age are coming together to show their artwork at Durango Arts Center. “Two Old Guys,” which features the work of local artists Peter Alphonso Martin and Mike Scieszka,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Review: Art at the intersection

A week ago, conceptual artist Trey Duvall met with Fort Lewis College students in the Art Gallery to introduce his site-specific installation: “Hat On A Hat.” Standing in the middle of what seemed...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Portrait found in gallery’s walls verified as missing Klimt

PIACENZA, Italy – Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s walls last month is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Powder Hounds Art Auction helps La Plata County Humane Society

Last year, local artists stepped up to help the animals of the La Plata County Humane Society with the Powder Hounds Art Auction, using donated snowboards as their canvas. It was such a success,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Artist’s quilts tell the story of her ancestors

For Navajo/Diné artist Susan Hudson, the quilts she makes are a tribute to her ancestors and way to tell their stories and the history of the Navajo people. Hudson, a member of the Kin Yaa Aanii...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Soft Spoken’ on display at Olio

Patrice DeLorenzo likes to “illuminate” the softer side of life. For her, that means painting flowers and landscapes, and hidden little places. And that’s reflected in her exhibit “Soft Spoken” on...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Couple who bought $120k banana art sense it will be iconic

MIAMI – A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Art exhibits contrast two creative stages at FLC and DAC

Walk upstairs in the Durango Arts Center and you’ll find an intimate, carefully observed exhibition by a mature artist. “My Beloved West” features 20 solar-plate prints and two artist’s books by...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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