Making a Handmade Difference in Pagosa Springs

Living in Pagosa Springs, a small town in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado, I have participated in lengthy community debates about how to develop our local economy, which is primarily based on tourism. There is lots of talk about importing companies, both small manufacturing and big box retail, as ways to drive growth.…

The Chair at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts in Pagosa Springs from adobeairstream.com

Chairs have been the subject of paintings throughout history. Van Gogh painted one, so did John Singer Sargent, Henri Matisse and David Hockney. Edward Hopper chose a train car filled with mostly empty dark green chairs, focusing on a blonde female figure for his painting “Chair Car.” An exhibit currently open at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Art in Pagosa Springs, called “The Chair” hearkens back to these traditions. But the subject of the work is not just the brown leather chair from the artist’s home that sits in the middle of the gallery.

Gallery loses home, flaunted dystopias and a virtual exhibition

Pagosa seeks new home for arts council was published December 11, 2009 in the Durango Herald. The Pagosa Springs Town Council  voted unanimously Nov. 3 to demolish this log cabin that was home to the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, leaving the organization without a home. New video and drawings flaunt dystopias from adobeairstream February 13,…