Arts and culture

Winter-themed show opens at the Red Brick

Feb 3, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

En Hiver” opens this evening at the Red Brick Center for the Arts.


Hiver” means winter in French. At the Red Brick Center for the Arts, pieces ranging from painting to sculpture are on display trying to reflect that.

There isn’t just a shortage of housing for teachers and low-income families. Artists are finding it difficult to find an affordable place to live. How to address that will be discussed at a forum tonight in Carbondale.


As Carbondale’s quest to become a creative district continues, housing for the arts community remains a concern.


AMFS releases summer schedule

Feb 2, 2016
Courtesy, The Aspen Institute

The 68th year of the Aspen Music Festival and School will start in late June and run through August 21st.


This year, the school is adding a new element to its summer schedule. Performances of 20th century American classical music. According to Festival CEO Alan Fletcher, it’s a group of composers and pieces that are rarely performed.


Wes Magyar and his cast of painted characters

Feb 1, 2016
Courtesy, the artist.

Wes Magyar paints in a really realistic style. He uses people he knows as models. In his show, “Remnants”, he cast two photographers he knew. They have long beards, wear suits and carry spears and a saw.

Curated - February 1

Feb 1, 2016

Week in the Arts - February 1

Feb 1, 2016

The Aspen Music Festival and School starts its Winter Recital Series on Tuesday. Cellist David Finckel and Cellist Wu Han will play pieces by Mendelssohn and Chopin at Harris Concert Hall.


Wes Magyar opens his show at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass on Tuesday.


En Hiver opens at the Red Brick Center for the Arts. The collection features pieces that represent the winter landscape, and abstract the colors and feel of the season.

Documenting Aspen's skiing history

Feb 1, 2016

The Aspen Historical Society is currently screening films from decades past to show how Aspen has grown as both a town and a ski resort. Films date back from as early as the 1940s. Anna Scott is an archivist at the Aspen Historical Society.

Snowboarding photos raise money for breast cancer

Jan 27, 2016
Andy Wright

Boarding 4 Breast Cancer will be at the X Games opening event tonight. The group is celebrating its 20th year in 2016. To pull out all the stops, the group’s executive director wanted something big.

Alison Bechdel on her rising fame

Jan 25, 2016

Alison Bechdel wrote “Fun Home” for almost ten years. It is an autobiography that tells the story of growing up with a difficult father who turns out to be gay. He dies in a car accident that seems like a suicide. A few years ago, “Fun Home” was adapted into a musical. The show made it to Broadway last year. Alison Bechdel speaks at Aspen Words Winter Words series on Wednesday.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Gay Ski Week had many elements it had in the past. Lots of hotel reservations. Lots of people in town. Organizers from Aspen OUT, the group that puts on Aspen Gay Ski Week, estimate that, collectively, attendees spend almost a million dollars on hotels.