Arts

If you compare the great chefs of 30 years ago to today, what is the difference? For one, there are the tattoos. In addition to that, the competitive nature of the culinary world is even more transparent today than ever before. Nowadays, chefs have to be more than just their food. They have to be personalities as well.

“A person could be a very skillful chef, but if they don’t have the personality … they’re not going to be a very good cooking show host at all,” said Kathleen Collins. She wrote a book called “Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows”.

Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed concern about whether film incentives would be cut from the state budget. Film crews have brought $151 million into the state’s economy. It’s a big concern that is already showing itself in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

 Andy Munoz’s larger-than-life snow sculptures in the Elk Camp Meadows have become synonymous with the family-friend Ullr nights held each Friday in Snowmass Village.

The Red Brick Center for the Arts is home to nine non-profit organizations (including Aspen Public Radio), fine art and rehearsal studios, public conferences spaces, resident artist studios, and a gallery space. Board Member Emeritus, Bob Camp, explains the history of the organization and how it came to acquire the Red Brick building, which was previously occupied by the Aspen School District. 

To learn more about the history of the Red Brick Center for the Arts and their programs, visit www.AspenArt.org

Anderson Ranch digs into archives for print sale

Nov 25, 2015
Courtesy, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

The Anderson Ranch Arts center opens a sale of prints from its catalogue on Friday.

With new leadership comes a new name for the Wyly

Nov 23, 2015
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.

Betsy Chaffin

 Anderson Ranch Arts Center is switching out its exhibits today to open a new show.

Positive returns early for "Beauty and the Beast"

Nov 8, 2015
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

People flocked to the Aspen District Theatre this weekend to see the opening performances of Aspen Community Theater’s rendition of Beauty and the Beast.

Collegiate opera singers come to Aspen

Nov 3, 2015
University of Colorado

Jeremy Reger is the senior instructor of vocal coaching at the University of Colorado. His Eklund Opera Singers will be performing in Aspen at Harris Concert Hall and Christ Episcopal Church later this week. He spoke about performing new and old works, as well as bringing the show to different locations.

The group performs at Harris Concert Hall on Thursday at 7 p.m., and Friday at 7 at Christ Episcopal Church.  

Day of the dead arrives alongside Halloween

Oct 29, 2015
CCAH

Dia de los muertos is being celebrated in Carbondale tonight as part of a partnership between local groups.

 

The Valley Settlement Project, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities and the Thunder River Theatre Company are coming together again to celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Launchpad and Third Street Center in Carbondale.  

Aspen’s ghosts come alive on this local’s tour

Oct 29, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Halloween brings the spookiness out in people...those who are among the living, anyway.

But there does exist a local who brings to life some of the more spine-tingling stories of the dead, and his name is Dean Weiler.

Carbondale art icon, Ro Mead, passes away at 78

Oct 26, 2015
CCAH

The Roaring Fork Valley lost one of its most influential artists on Saturday.


Ro Mead passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Week in the Arts - October 26th

Oct 26, 2015

Halloween is upon us! This spooky edition of the week in the arts will send chills down your spine.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

At the Woody Creek Community Center last week, people brought their charcoals and pencils to sketch a nude model as part of their Nudes and Brews session.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Kent Reed, the founder and director of the Hudson Reed Ensemble, is showing off his first real Halloween show tonight at Aspen High School's Black Box Theatre. The Turn of the Screw is a class ghost story full of creepy kids, and an old mansion. 

On adapting the show to a black box setting...

Renee Ramge

Carbondale’s effort to become one of Colorado’s “Creative Districts” continues and community members are looking for more people to help.

 

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities is holding a meeting to gain more supporters in the town’s effort to become a Colorado Creative District. The designation would put the town on an exclusive list of places eligible for specials grants and funding from the state to support the arts.

 

Week in the Arts - October 19th

Oct 19, 2015

Highlights of the arts and culture scene in the Valley.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Updates on the construction at the AMFS campus

Oct 15, 2015
Esther Dyson / Flickr

The Aspen Music Festival and School began its second phase of renovations three days after students left in August.

 

Old maintenance buildings and classrooms have been torn down in the last few months, and a new rehearsal building is also having its foundation laid.

 

The Hardy Administration Building, which was built about 130 years ago, had some serious work done. One corner had to be lifted up nine inches to be returned to level.

 

Japanese artist’s work graces 2015 lift tickets

Oct 14, 2015

 The work of Takashi Murakami has been chosen to be printed on Aspen Snowmass lift tickets this fall.

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