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Gail Binkly / KSJD

The much-denounced, recently-vandalized sculpture at the intersection of U.S. highways 550 and 160 in Durango is to be removed sometime after Labor Day, when traffic eases up.


The Mancos Creative District

Aug 22, 2016

The town of Mancos was recently designated as one of six newly certified creative districts in Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Joy Horvath Imel, the administrator of the Mancos Creative District, about how the project hopes to create a vibrant and sustainable economic hub that will benefit the artists, businesses, and citizens of the Mancos Valley.

New Mural Appears in Downtown Cortez

Aug 11, 2016
Austin Cope / KSJD

On Sunday, the side of the wall on the Sears building on Market Street in downtown Cortez was blank. On Monday, it was blue and tan, and on Tuesday, the blue was starting to match the color of the sky. Clouds drifted in on Wednesday, and a landscape appeared on Thursday. This is the process of a new mural coming to life in downtown Cortez.


Gail Binkly / KSJD

Durango’s Public Art Commission has decided to take down the “Arc of History” sculpture at the intersection of highways 550 and 160. The piece, made of graduated pieces of stone, was installed in July of 2014 and vandalized a year later. An appraiser found it to be a total loss. The commission voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the much-criticized sculpture, saying it could not reach agreement with the artist on a price to restore the work.

 

Joy Horvath Imel has been named administrator for the new Mancos Creative District. The district recently was awarded one of six new designations as certified creative districts in Colorado. According to a release, Imel’s duties will include implementing projects that celebrate the arts, culture, and history of the Mancos Valley.

Austin Cope / KSJD

The sounds of power tools filled the plaza of the Cortez Cultural Center Friday as builders Rick and Lenore Kremen installed pieces of rough-sawn pine logs along the sidewalk bordering Market Street.


Mancos Running for Colorado Arts Designations

May 25, 2016
Mancos Creative District

The town of Mancos may see an influx of grant money and state support for the arts if selected for two artistic development initiatives.

Author Pam Houston

Jan 11, 2016
Adam Karsten / https://pamhouston.wordpress.com

Pam Houston is an author, speaker, and teacher who has written several best-selling books like "Cowboys Are My Weakness", and "Contents May Have Shifted". KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pam about how she finds the inspiration for her work, her love of dogs, and what to expect at her appearance at the Cortez Public Library on Wednesday, January 13th.

Artists of Rico Colorado Gain Steam

Nov 26, 2015
Susan Renee / Creative Commons

ARC, Artists of Rico, provides an exchange of ideas and nurtures a sense of community among the area’s talented artists and craftspeople.  We talk with two leaders from ARC about how making and creating in a small, mountain town; how art can lead community development; and the ARC Pop Up Gallery at the Argentine Grill on Noel Night in Rico.

The Latest Novel From Author Chuck Greaves

Nov 2, 2015
Chuck Greaves

Charles “Lucky” Luciano was a notorious gangster of the 1930s who is considered the father of organized crime in America. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local author Chuck Greaves about his new book "Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo" that tells the story of Luciano and the prostitution trial that sent him to prison in 1936.

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