With a game of Lotería, Latin food, a piñata and dazzling live performances by Mariachi Amigos de Nuevo México and Ballet Folklórico de Durango, Fort Lewis College celebrated the 30th Fiesta on the Mesa on September 14.
Professor Janine Fitzgerald created the All Our Kin Collective this year to help address the loss of Indigenous languages in students’ communities and help them understand a crucial part of their identities.
For Charles Leslie, director of the FLC Community Concert Hall, the upcoming season offers opportunities to see shows that don't often make it to the rural Southwest. A few he says not to miss include Black Opry Revue, Welcome to Indian Country, and this year’s Jazz on the Hill, which will feature Christian McBride—"the most important young jazz artist in the world."
Durango artist Maddie Sanders (Communication Design, '21) contributed to a collaborative art and science exhibit that will make the Colorado State Capitol home for the next five months. Sanders worked with CU Boulder scientists Nicole Brooks and Diane McKnight to create "Durango: Mining the Mineral Belt." Their work explores the relationship between acid mine and acid rock drainage in the Colorado Mineral Belt and the effect it has on natural waterways.