Edward S. Curtis: Artist or historian?

In 1895, Edward S. Curtis met and photographed Princess Angeline (1800-1896) aka Kickisomlo, the daughter of Chief Sealth of Seattle. Hers would be the first of 40,000 photographs Curtis took of Native Americans from 80 different tribes during his life. A selection of his work is now on display at The Open Shutter Gallery, and…

On a Global Scale, Durango Herald, March 6, 2009

‘1,000 Journals’ explores a worldwide experiment A pile of journals returned to Someguy shows the various art and writing the traveling books endured on their journeys cross the world. Someguy, a San Francisco graphic designer, randomly distributed 1,000 blank journals to see what people would write in them. In 1998, Gordon McKenzie, in his business…

Locals resist arts cuts, Durango Herald, February 6, 2009

State proposes slashing budget by Leanne Goebel Imagine Durango without the arts. No music festivals, no dance, no theater, no art galleries, no children’s programs, no singing, no film festivals, no sculpture, no debates in the newspaper about differing perspectives, and probably no opportunity to read this article, because without the arts, there’s no need…

Wainwright recovers old songs

Songwriter joins Leo Kottke in concert by Leanne Goebel Special to the Herald Folk singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will play Saturday at the Community Concert Hall along with guitarist Leo Kottke. Writing songs “is just something I’ve been doing for 40 years,” the self-effacing folk singer Louden Wainwright III said by telephone from…

Artful Reading, Durango Herald, Aug. 15

Rachel Slick shows a representation of the “Reading Tree,” a storyteller’s chair for the new library’s Children’s Room. “Reading Tree” was selected as the winning design for the storyteller’s chair after an open house at the Durango Community Recreation Center on Monday. A majestic Aspen “Reading Tree” and a larger-than-life-sized card catalog have been chosen…