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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

Alt-country musician Nicki Bluhm plays the Belly Up on Monday. Her new album, "To Rise You Gotta Fall," chronicles personal and artistic growth.  

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The Snowmass Arts Advisory Board is working on a new public art piece to honor Snowmass’ 50th anniversary.

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Imagine the tools you typically find in an art class.  Pens, pencils, brushes... small, safe items.  For John Bozza’s “Power of Tools” class, the first items students need are eye protection and a face mask. They learn to use electric saws and drills, and to find art in the things that they can’t control.

This week, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Christin Kay bring you the week’s news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

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The community is invited to help create a mosaic picnic table for the Latino Folk Art Garden on the Rio Grande Trail in Carbondale.  

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A new exhibit at Anderson Ranch invites visitors to interact with photography, sculpture and even puppets.

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On Tuesday, Aspen City Council will discuss how to spend the Wheeler Opera House’s surplus revenue. The extra funds come partially from a voter-approved real estate transfer tax (RETT).

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Journalist Alex Mar is Aspen Words’ first Writer in Residence this year. She doesn’t shy away from unconventional subjects.

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Ewoud de Groot lives in Egmond aan Zee, a coastal village in the Northern Netherlands. However, his works are widely exhibited in Western art shows and galleries throughout Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

The Art Base

Thursday night in Basalt, a local curator will discuss the limited roles that women historically played in the art world, and recognize modern female artists.  

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Theatre Aspen has hired Daniel Benavent as its new general manager.  

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Aspen is in the running for Best Small Town Food Scene in the USA Today Reader’s Choice Awards. Monday is the last day for locals to vote.

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.

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The multimedia production “Oddville: A Love Story?” takes the stage in Basalt on Friday.  It combines theater with magic, mime, physical comedy and technology.

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The Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program art show opens Friday night, exhibiting the work of three high school students who spent several months shadowing professional artists.

This week on Mountain Edition, hosts Christin Kay and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you the biggest news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

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The Wheeler Opera House is preparing for a busy season with a month-long closure for improvements.

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The annual spring sheepdog trials are May 4-8 at Strang Ranch in Missouri Heights.  The event showcases an unusually close bond between human and canine.

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.

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The Roaring Fork Valley is an artists’ mecca, and area artists say the community here is unusually close.  Because of that support, the valley just might have a signature aesthetic: collaborative art.

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