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Summer Words programming announced

May 23, 2017
Courtesy of Aspen Words

Last week, Aspen Words announced its anticipated public events schedule for Summer Words.

Curated - May 22

May 22, 2017

This week on Curated, an improv troupe masters the art of long form storytelling, a writer and comedian finds humor in Aspen living and a professor from the University of Colorado at Boulder breaks down the behavioral psychology of humor across cultures.

First Draft - Max Winter

May 22, 2017
Olivia Sauerwein

Max Winter is the author of the novel Exes.  He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA program, and a recipient of two Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Fiction. He has been published in Day One and Diner Journal. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife and son.

Week in the Arts - May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

 

Roaring Fork High School’s annual art exhibition will be on display Monday through Wednesday from 8am to 8pm in the school’s main gym.

Dance Initiative welcomes Marielis Garcia of NYC and David Norsworthy of Toronto as Artists in Residence at The Launchpad. The dancers will give workshops Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6:15.

The dancers will also give a performance of a new work in progress Saturday, May 27 at 7:30pm.

 

CU Boulder professor talks humor

May 22, 2017
colorado.edu

Dr. Peter McGraw is a professor in the business department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His most recent research examines what makes things funny. Claire Woodcock spoke with him on the big secret behind humor.

Call for local artists for the 46th annual Mountain Fair

May 17, 2017
Riley Hutchens

Applications for this year’s Valley Artists’ Booth at the annual Mountain Fair in Carbondale are being accepted through Friday.

Curated - May 15

May 15, 2017

Today on Curated, we cover Colorado Creative Industries, from work-live space installation programs to the NEA keynote speech at this year's summit, to an interview with CCI's executive director Margaret Hunt. 

First Draft - Peter Heller

May 15, 2017

Peter Heller is the author of the novels The Dog Stars, The Painter, and Celine.  He is a longtime contributor to NPR, and a contributing editor at Outside MagazineMen’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Earlier this month, arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock was in Breckenridge for this year’s Colorado Creative Industries Summit. She spoke with Christin Kay about the summit.

Glenwood Center for the Arts will remain open

May 12, 2017
Aspen Public Radio News

The Glenwood Center for the Arts board of directors voted Tuesday to remain open in a limited capacity in the midst of financial turmoil.

Consensual Improv has found a home in the valley

May 11, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Consensual Improv returns to Thunder River Theatre Company on Friday. To celebrate their one year anniversary, the group is working on mastering the art of spontaneous long form storytelling.

Curated - May 8

May 8, 2017

Today on Curated, we make a pit stop at Liberty Island before heading over to the Aspen Art Museum, two veteran photographers in Carbondale describe how one picture can tell another story entirely and how AAM's director Heidi Zuckerman approaches contemporary art with humor. 

First Draft - Viet Thanh Nguyen

May 8, 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

First Draft - Sarah Gerard

May 1, 2017

Sarah Gerard is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks, most recently BFF. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Vice, BOMB Magazine, and other journals, as well as anthologies. She’s been supported by fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.

A piece of liberty resides in Aspen

May 1, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

The Aspen Art Museum has a sculpture on display that, at first glance, looks abstract. This particular work holds more symbolism now than the museum ever anticipated.

City responds to Glenwood Center for the Arts closure

Apr 29, 2017
glenwoodchamber.com

Last week, the Glenwood Center for the Arts announced its plans to close amidst finance troubles. On Friday, the City of Glenwood Springs issued a response.

Glenwood Center for the Arts to close

Apr 27, 2017
Aspen Public Radio News

The Glenwood Center for the Arts announced, on Thursday, it will close in May.

Anderson Ranch shares summer series lineup

Apr 27, 2017
Courtesy of Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center has shared the lineup for its Featured Artists and Conversations Series.

‘Adventure belongs to all’ at this year’s 5Point

Apr 19, 2017
Courtesy of 5Point Adventure Film Festival

The 10th annual 5Point Adventure Film Festival kicks off Thursday. Athletes and industry leaders will take over Carbondale during the four-day event.

Forest Woodward

In January, members of the U.S. Rafting team made an attempt at breaking a speed record on the Colorado River.

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