Call to artists: San Juan College looks for actors, Totah Festival entries due Friday and Mancos Town Gallery to host new show

08/27/2014 01:58 PM MDT


What: The San Juan College Theatre department is preparing for its fall production, "James and the Giant Peach" as well as a Black Box Theatre world premiere written for members of the Farmington Community. Guest artist and New York based playwright Peter Gil-Sheridan will work with San Juan College theatre to write an original work based on the theme of tradition. Company members will devise an original play that speaks directly to the Farmington community, its rich cultural history and its imagined future.

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The annual Totah Festival showcases Native talent
08/27/2014 01:43 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The annual Totah Festival starts Saturday at the Farmington Civic Center. The 26th annual festival is an opportunity for Native American artists to show off their culture and craft. Full Story

Three venues come together to showcase Aztec artists
08/20/2014 06:53 PM MDT -
FARMINGTON — Three Aztec venues will come together on Friday to feature 15 different Aztec artists as part of a series of shows.

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Tools of the trade: Watercolor artist to lead drawing workshop for painters
08/13/2014 02:26 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Artist Carl Purcell says painting is like building a house. And the foundation of a painting is drawing, he said. Full Story

Unique car show takes place at Wines of the San Juan this weekend
08/13/2014 02:23 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — With her father and brother both rebuilding automobiles, Brittny Arnold grew up around cars. Full Story

Artifacts Gallery hosts themed exhibit
08/06/2014 03:46 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — A variety of work by artists of all ages will be displayed at Artifacts Gallery this month. Full Story

Durango's art walk features local, national artists
07/30/2014 07:15 PM MDT -
FARMINGTON — Food, music and art come together every month in Durango, Colo. during the First Thursday Art Walks.
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New book tells the story of the Long Walk from a Navajo perspective
07/23/2014 03:24 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — With the Navajo language fading, Evangeline Parsons Yazzie decided to do something to try to preserve her native language. Full Story

Teresa James and The Rhythm Tramps to headline upcoming Animas River Blues and Brews Festival
07/16/2014 04:32 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Teresa James remembers her family hosting jam sessions at their house and inviting neighbors to participate when she was growing up. Full Story

Abstract artist Barb Luther to show her work at Studio 116
07/09/2014 01:43 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Colorful, abstract paintings by Barb Luther will decorate the walls of Farmington's Studio 116 throughout July. Full Story

1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. Full Story
Fire destroys house on late author Clancy's estate

HUNTINGTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two boys have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on the Maryland estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy. Full Story