The week before the show, my 8-year old son and I came down to hang my paintings. Together we decorated the walls of ENO Cafe, and I relinquished control of the hang tags he placed for each mixed media painting.
I had a radio interview at KDUR the next morning, and being a community radio station, they included him in the interview. It was warm and fuzzy to have this new experience with him, and let him hear his voice on radio.
We toodled over to Mesa Verde National Park for the rest of the day, (which wasn’t nearly enough time – we will have to return for several days of camping!) We hiked to petroglyphs, saw incredible dwellings, and drove all over the southwest. Family road trips like these are near and dear to my heart.
Alison Dance is the owner of Eno Cafe in Durango, and if you haven’t been there, it’s worth a visit. Durango is a gorgeous southwest town, on the verge of the San Juan Mountains, with an old steam train, great cafes and galleries, and trees bursting with blossoms in the spring.
I booked myself a room at the super quaint Rochester B&B across the street, and made a mini-vacation of it.
The town was out and about the night of the show, it was Spring Gallery walk in Durango, and doors were open for all who wanted to stroll and be inspired by the local art. The Durango Arts Center put on a wonderful display along with live performance art.
Back at Eno Cafe, Alison had a fabulous spread of complementary middle eastern appetizers and wine available for all. Folks were super enthusiastic, and in great spirits. I could tell there was a real love for the arts in this town.
Thanks to all who came out, it was a very sweet trip.
Eno Cafe is located at 723 E 2nd Avenue, Durango.