Solstice celebration at Center of Southwest Studies


    By Julie Tapley-Booth
    Special to The PREVIEW

    The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College celebrates the Summer Solstice on Friday, June 21.

    Doors open at 6 a.m. At the dawn of the summer solstice, a spiral of sunlight makes its way across the gallery walls, making for a dazzling display.

    In our annual celebration of summer, the Center of Southwest Studies will provide a light breakfast and music. This event is open to the public, with free admission and parking.

    Situated in the upper northeast corner of the exhibit gallery, the Solstice Window is recessed into the wall. Created by Denver artist Scott Parsons as a part of Colorado’s Art in Public Places Program, the window was integrated into the building’s architecture. Parsons designed the window in tribute to the solstice markers of the Ancestral Puebloans of southwest Colorado.

    The Center of Southwest Studies is located at the north end of the Fort Lewis College campus at 1000 Rim Drive, Durango.

    Call 247-7456 or visit for more information.