Reynolds is a frequent contributor to the Durango Herald, has also taught writing at Fort Lewis College, and enjoyed a personal friendship with Englehart for many years while being active in the Durango arts community.
Born in Lewis, Colo., Englehart lived and painted in the Four Corners region most of his life. He is best known for his landscapes in vivid colors that evoke the inner spirit of the Colorado Plateau region. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado before founding the art department at Fort Lewis College in Durango. He
retired in 1991 after 30 years on the faculty. He died in 2009.
A large collection of Englehart’s paintings is on display at the Anasazi Heritage Center through Oct. 31. The show includes a range of styles adopted by Englehart during his long career. The illustrated book Stanton Englehart: A Life on Canvas is available in the museum’s gift shop.
This event is part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, jointly organized by Fort Lewis College, Mesa Verde National Park, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, KSJD Public Radio, and the BLM. All events are free, and entry to the Anasazi Heritage Center will be free to the public all day.
The Anasazi Heritage Center is managed by the BLM and is located three miles west of Dolores on Highway 184. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Center at 970/882-5600 or visit the museum’s website at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ahc.html.