This six week community-wide event focuses on a selection of original children’s book drawings and political cartoons by Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss), loaned by the Special Collections, at University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California. The Arts Center will be giving art experiences to children. Docents will offer tours and activities based on Seuss art. There will be a reading center, a film festival, a lecture series including Geisel’s place in children’s literature and his political cartoons during wartime.
Which, Way, a dance performance, will be featured in a farewell party to the exhibit on November 11 and Seussical the Musical, produced by DPAC will be presented in the DAC Theater with eight performances in October. Many surprises around town will be part of this Seuss celebration.
There will be a CHAMPAGNE PRE-OPENING RECEPTION with chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Friday, October 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. $25. members, $30. non-members. A talk entitled The Process of Curating Seuss on the Loose by exhibit curator, Mary Ellen Long, will be part of the evening. Reservations are needed for this event. Please call the Durango Arts Center 259-2606, Ticket Office
For a complete listing of activities, visit www.durangoarts.org. For information, call (970) 259-2606