restless-earthLocal geologist Larry Meckel is bringing ‘Our Restless Earth’, a 5-week continuing education class to the Wright Opera House as a benefit to help raise funds for the restoration of the facility. 

larryThe class will explore the composition and structure of the earth, and will highlight its constantly changing nature. Registration is $50, all proceeds of which benefit the restoration of the Wright Opera House. Classes will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:30ambeginning September 8th and ending on October 6thRegistration is $50, all proceeds of which benefit the restoration of the Wright Opera House. “We’re very lucky to have had local support throughout both the purchase and ongoing restoration of the Wright,” says Dee Williams, past president of the Friends of the Wright Opera House, the nonprofit organization that purchased the building in 2011. “Opportunities to both raise funds for and use the Wright at the same time are fantastic and offer a way for the community to not only support our efforts, but get a little benefit in the process.”Our Restless Earth will be taught by Larry Meckel over the course of five weeks, exploring the composition and structure of the earth, and highlighting its constantly changing nature. Larry began his career with Shell Oil and Development Companies as an exploration geologist and manager. He co-founded a Houston consulting company – Sneider and Meckel Associates, Inc. in 1974, and now has his own exploration consulting company in Denver. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Colorado School of Mines where he teaches “Unconventional Petroleum Systems

About the Wright Opera House

wright_logoBuilt in 1888 by the Wright brothers, the Wright Opera House quickly became a focal point for culture and entertainment in Ouray, contrasting with the saloons and brothels offered at the time.  Housing everything from theater, to movies, to an auto mechanic shop, the Wright evolved over many decades and has served the town in a variety of capacities.  Now in its 125 year, the Wright is once again a cultural and entertainment venue, and is undergoing a restoration such that it can support the performing arts for generations to come.


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Restoring the Wright Opera House’s historic place as the premier entertainment and community venue, and promoting performing arts and cultural activities as a vibrant contributor to the economy of Ouray County.

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