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Christin Kay

Arts and Culture Reporter

Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life.

 

Born in Denver, she attended Kansas State University as an undergraduate and Regis University for her masters degree in Education, Learning and Teaching. She was in the classroom for 14 years as an English teacher, working to show students that their voices mattered. A teaching opportunity at Aspen High School brought her to the Roaring Fork Valley for the first time in 2011. It was love at first sight, and she’s still in a bit of awe that she can call this place home.  

 

She came to Aspen Public Radio as a programming and content producer, planning community dialogues and town halls, and hosting and/or producing local shows Cross Currents, Mountain Edition and Valley Roundup. 

 

Christin refuels by skiing, biking, hiking and just breathing in the mountains. Her newest adventure is becoming a mom. She lives in Carbondale with her husband Jeremy, her son Weston and her dog Yalla. She loves to talk books and podcasts, so if you have a recommendation for her, let her know!   

Interesting stories, and how they are crafted, are at the heart of what Christin loves about public radio. A well-told story can inspire, open and connect like nothing else. She is honored to be a part of Aspen Public Radio and to have the opportunity to bring stories from the Roaring Fork Valley to life every day.

Ways to Connect

Director Meredith McKee

Meredith McKee makes action-sports films.  But her new film "Ten Years Out" is about a different kind of bravery. McKee spent the last year with Summers Moore, a local artist whose husband took his own life. The film documents how photography and nature have helped with the healing process.

This week, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Christin Kay bring you the biggest stories from the Roaring Fork Valley.

5 Point Adventure Film Festival

5 Point Adventure Film Festival is in Carbondale this weekend. This year, the theme is "Our Lands, Our Stories."  

Anderson Ranch

Painter and printmaker Ricky Armendariz speaks Tuesday evening in Snowmass Village.  

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Snowmass Village Town Council will continue their discussion about a potential community building Monday evening.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre is made up of dancers from Palestine and the U.S.  The company uses contemporary dance to tell the stories of underrepresented communities. They’ve performed at universities, museums and U.N. refugee schools all over the world. They were in Carbondale for the past week for a residency with valley nonprofit, Dance Initiative.

Claire Woodcock

Pottery is being created for the Latino Folk Art Garden this weekend and the community can pitch in.  

Claire Woodcock

Artspace is a nonprofit that looks at the feasibility of building affordable spaces for a community’s arts and culture sector. Last week, it gave the town of Carbondale its recommendations on creating more housing for artists.  

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College’s Sopris Theatre Company opens "Cabaret" Friday night at the Spring Valley campus.  

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen is the only community in the valley without an arts commission. Earlier this week, Aspen City Council looked at whether to start a task force to support the arts.  

Rita Marsh

Several Native American tribes convene in Aspen this weekend for an annual powwow.  

Writ Large

Writ Large hosts an evening of storytelling Thursday night in Basalt.  

Aspen Film

Aspen Film’s 27th annual Shortsfest starts Tuesday. There are 11 programs, each comprised of animated films, documentaries, comedies and dramas from all over the world.  Each program was designed to challenge viewers by including films with a variety of lengths, styles, settings and themes. Audiences can see imagination and even some weirdness in these little films on the big screen. 

 

Anna Stonehouse / Aspen Times

Aspen City Council is looking to establish a task force to support the arts in town.

Aspen is the only city in the Roaring Fork Valley without a cultural arts commission, but they’re starting to explore how to support creative industries.   

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

Anne Collier, Aura (Baldessari) / The Artist and Anton Kern Gallery

The second phase of Aspen Art Museum’s year-long exhibit ‘Ritual’ opens this week.  The museum celebrated with a changeover event related to the work of one of the artists on display.  

Coltrane Blues and Jazz Fest

Sixteen year old Jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker takes the stage this weekend at the JAS Cafe.  And his youth is not the only thing that sets him apart.

Mountain Edition brings you the biggest news stories from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Before Cambridge Analytica took a role in the 2016 Presidential elections they were working on midterm elections in Colorado, and, after revoking a nonprofit's lease to rent out the Aspen power plant, Aspen city council is ready to sign a lease with a new organization.

 

 

Carbondale Arts

On Friday, a collaborative art show, “Word is Bond,” opens in Carbondale.  Arts reporter Christin Kay spoke with the the artists, who likened the process to a conversation.  

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