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,…

Pagosa actors put on Into the Woods, Durango Herald, Nov. 21, 2009

Play benefits music students’ education The childless baker’s wife (Jessica Krebs) and the baker (Bill Nobles) make a deal with the witch (Kathy Isberg) in Wednesday’s dress rehearsal for the Pagosa Springs’ Music Boosters’ production of “Into the Woods” at Pagosa Springs High School. Grimm’s fairy tales get a dose of reality in a production…

The Proof is in the Weaving, Durango Herald, Aug. 18, 2008

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series in which writers try their hand at learning new skills. Beginning basket students Glessie Drake, Leanne Goebel and Ann Jacobi get a lesson from basket instructor and artist Pat Jeffers during a wicker basket workshop in Pagosa Springs. (Photo by Judith Reynolds) It was 8:40 a.m.…

The maestro and the visionary, Durango Herald, Aug. 5, 2008

Review Music in the Mountains closed its season at BootJack Ranch near Pagosa Springs on Friday with a concert by the Festival Orchestra titled “Passion and Power” with Aviram Reichert as piano soloist. Change is good. Visionaries turn their creations over to another and watch as the progeny builds upon their ideas, adding their own…