Stew Mosberg

Position: Special to the Herald

Never a dull moment

Crystal Hartman is an artistic force to be reckoned with, not just because of her command of numerous mediums, but also in her vast curiosity and where it has led her in life. Still in her 20s,...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Tour aims to bridge local arts education shortfall

Wanting to focus on her own artwork, Crystal Hartman looked for and found someone to take over management of Durango Open Studios, the tour of local art and artists she began in 2009. Arts...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A stitch in time

The tendency when trying to describe Ilze Aviks’ artwork is to explain the materials and techniques she uses.Let’s see. ... There are pins, buttons, gingko leaves, cotton thread, even rose petals....

DATE: April 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Inspired, introspective, expressive

One of the first things you notice about artist Alexis McLean is her intense blue eyes. While much of her work happens to incorporate a similar color blue, the real intent is to portray a mood...

DATE: March 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Artists give of their talent, sometimes ’til it hurts

Durango is a generous community. When charity is requested, contributions come from residents and businesses in the form of goods and services, cash, labor and volunteerism. And with hundreds of...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Artist on a journey

People from Ohio never seem to lose their childlike wonder or easy manner. Artist Bethany Bachmann is no exception. After leaving Akron to major in art and psychology at the University of...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Steelman takes Wild Shots downtown

If you love horses, Colorado, wildlife and nature, you probably are familiar with the work of photographer Claude Steelman.You also might know the Durango resident from his work at Open Shutter...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

A Colorado original

Paul Folwell remembers two Frederic Remington prints at his grandparents’ home provoking his early interest in art; that, plus the great illustrators of the day. A native Coloradan, Folwell’s...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

From a different perspective

Whether she’s working at her Blue Nude Studio overlooking the Animas Valley, or traipsing around outdoors “au plein air,” Maryellen Morrow brings a singular point of view to her imagery. Her studio...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Gentleman John Grow

As the creator of classically painted allegorical images, John Grow has few equals. A Durango resident since 1979, by way of Evanston, Ill., his work has won eight Best of Show awards and...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

People person

The two paintings were photographically realistic portraits of a young boy and girl, and they were created with great skill and draftsmanship. Yet when the winner of the People’s Choice award was...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

True to her passion

Amy Wendland’s artwork is unquestionably unique, but it also is precise, extremely well-crafted; often humorous in a tongue-and-cheek sort of way, edgy, intriguing and very creative. While she is...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

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