Arts and culture

First Draft - Michelle Brafman

18 hours ago

Michelle Brafman is the author of Washing the Dead.  She earned an MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University where she now teaches.  Her writing has appeared in Slate, The Washington Post, Tablet, Lilith Magazine and The Los Angeles Review of Books

With new leadership comes a new name for the Wyly

22 hours ago
Courtesy, Wyly Art Center.

Genna Moe is the new executive director of the Wyly. Or Art Base. Whichever you want to call it, because the group is slowly rolling out their name change. No new logo yet. No changes to signage on the building. No new website. Yet. But one thing that isn’t changing is what Genna says is their ability to represent the whole valley.

Curated - November 23rd

22 hours ago

Week in the Arts - November 23rd

23 hours ago

On Monday at the Third Street Center in Carbondale is a different take on the Thanksgiving feasts you’ll be having later in the week. Come to a potluck with plant-based foods that will be created on the spot! Bowls, plates and utensils are not provided.

A farm-to-table dinner comes to life

Nov 22, 2015

The Aspen TREE Free community meal tomorrow tonight is aimed to help raise awareness about where your food comes from, and what types you are putting in your body. But before you get to the prepared plates, you have to first gather and prepare the food.

Wheeler Opera House unveils winter schedule

Nov 20, 2015
Aspen Snowmass

  The Wheeler Opera House unveiled its full winter calendar last night at an event at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen.

Patrick Quayle / Courtesy, the artist and Lisson Gallery, London.

Ryan Gander is a British artist whose exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum opens today. His show is about freezing moments in time and representing them in art. One of his pieces explores the growth of his children physically and mentally. Hear this excerpt from his conversation with Aspen Public Radio arts and culture reporter Patrick Fort. Tune in to "Curated" on Monday, November 30.

Two more exhibits opening at Aspen Art Museum

Nov 18, 2015

The last of the Aspen Art Museum’s new shows will be opening tomorrow. They’ll be marked by a reception tonight.

Ryan Gander’s exhibit “Make every show like it’s your last” will open Friday, along with a group exhibition called “A Fragile But Marvelous Life.”

Gander’s sculptures are modeled after things like his daughter’s makeshift forts. “A Fragile But Marvelous Life” includes the work of Ian Wilson who is known for his minimalistic style, including works like his 1968 piece “Circle on the floor” which is exactly what it sounds like.


When winter comes, so do changes for the arts scene

Nov 18, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Lots of people are coming into town now that skiing is back. Hotels are going to be running at full capacity soon enough, but the arts scene also has to ramp up for the high-season.

How to make a high-class restaurant menu

Nov 17, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

  Lots of work goes into putting together a high-quality restaurant menu. What sort of ingredients should` be included? Are there any new trends to follow? Right now, chefs at Element 47 in the Little Nell in Aspen are trying to figure that out.