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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

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.  

Glenn Kaino Studios

Los Angeles -based contemporary artist Glenn Kaino speaks tonight in Snowmass Village.

Kaino is the current visiting artist at Anderson Ranch.  He’s known for art that takes everyday objects and puts a twist on them. His statue ‘Invisible Man,’ for example, is partly made from mirrored stainless steel, and seems to disappear when viewed from certain angles.  

 

 

It's the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley, and this is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

 

 

Andrew Travers / Aspen Times

Wilderness Workshop has selected the five artists they will bring to Aspen this summer for the "Artists in Wilderness" residency. The week-long program brings artists to local open spaces for inspiration.

Christin Kay

The Snowmass Village Arts Advisory Board met yesterday to discuss possible partnerships.

Christin Kay

Several current and upcoming art exhibitions in the Roaring Fork Valley are focused on the work of female artists. In Aspen, the Bird’s Nest Gallery has just opened a show called "Rise." The Art Base in Basalt has a group photography show called "Body of Work," featuring three young women raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Aspen Art Museum is also highlighting women this summer.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

This weekend, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs alongside renowned pianist Joyce Yang. This is only the second time in the company’s history that they’ve danced alongside live piano.

Carbondale Creative District

Carbondale artists are working together to design a gateway to welcome visitors to the Rio Grande ARTway in the town.  

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The City of Glenwood Springs Arts and Culture Board will discuss a new public art exhibit at their meeting Tuesday evening.

Aspen Film

Aspen Film has released the program for Shortsfest this year.

The festival offers a wide range of dramatic, comedic, animated and documentary shorts, all under 40 minutes.  

 

 

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.

Tuscon Weekly

Indie-electronic band The Naked and Famous put down the synthesizers and picked up acoustic guitars for their newest album, "A Still Heart."  They play the Belly Up this Saturday.  

In honor of Women's History Month, museums and universities around the world invite people to add entries on female artists to Wikipedia. Locals can join in on Thursday at the Aspen Art Museum.  

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