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Pechakucha.org

On Thursday, the Aspen Art Museum hosts PechaKucha Night. Local architects and designers will share their work in a 20-by-20 format: 20 images displayed for 20 seconds each.

Denise Bosco / Aspen Words

Bruce Handy is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He’ll be in town this summer to facilitate the Aspen Words Reader’s Retreat.  

First Draft: Sarah Henstra

Apr 23, 2018
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Sarah Henstra’s latest novel is called The Red Word Her previous novel Mad Miss Mimic is an historical tale for young adults. Sarah is a professor of English literature at Ryerson University, where she teaches courses in Gothic Horror, Fairy Tales & Fantasies, Psychoanalysis & Literature, and Creative Writing.

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Glenwood Springs Historical Society

The historic Durand Opera House in Glenwood Springs is on the market. There’s a local effort to purchase the building for a potential art center.  

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.

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.

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.

First Draft: Robert Kurson

Apr 16, 2018

Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discovered a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. His other books include Pirate Hunters, Crashing Through, and Rocket Men.  Rocket Men tells the story of Apollo 8, the first NASA manned space mission to the moon in 1968.

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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. 

 

First Draft: Yang Huang

Apr 2, 2018

Yang Huang grew up in Jiangsu, China and came to the U.S. to study computer science. While working as an engineer, she studied literature and pursued writing, her passion since childhood. Her collection of linked family stories My Old Faithful won the Juniper Prize for Fiction. Her debut novel Living Treasures won the Nautilus Book Award silver medal in fiction.

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