Bottoms Up

Have you ever wondered just where those artists disappear to during their bouts of creativity? The third annual Durango Open Studios tour was your chance to shed light on that very question. Over the past two weekends, 51 artists from Bayfield to Mancos opened their studio doors to the public. From the live-in workshop, to the designer salon, folks received an up-close glimpse into the realm of the artiste. Here’s a look at just a few of the local personalities making up our local art community.
  • Day in the Life
    Day in the Life
  • Local illustrator Cindy Coleman works up a draft for a recent client.
    Local illustrator Cindy Coleman works up a draft for a recent client.
  • Going on 20 months, Raleigh Shaw carefully inspects apples for premium crispness.
    Going on 20 months, Raleigh Shaw carefully inspects apples for premium crispness.
  • Painter Phyllis Stapler focuses in on a recent work in progress.
    Painter Phyllis Stapler focuses in on a recent work in progress.
  • A colorful view of some elegant Hokanson.Dix hand-blown glass.
    A colorful view of some elegant Hokanson.Dix hand-blown glass.
  • Potter Adam Field etches away on raw wares in his back yard studio.
    Potter Adam Field etches away on raw wares in his back yard studio.
  • Bengt Hokanson at work in the glass studio.
    Bengt Hokanson at work in the glass studio.

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