Arts

Arts and culture

This year’s ski passes are decorated again in collaboration between the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company.

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About an hour north of Telluride is the town of Ridgway, Colo. — population 932. On one of the main streets is a shop called Billings Artworks.

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According to a Conde Nast Traveler reader poll, Aspen is the second best small city in the United States. Charleston, South Carolina, took the top spot.

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According to a Conde Nast Traveler reader poll, Aspen is the second best small city in the United States. Charleston, South Carolina, took the top spot.

Three information kiosks will be stationed at the Launchpad, The Third Street Center, and later at The Village Smithy today. More will be installed next year.

 

The stations will provide information about creative businesses and hotels, as well as local events. It’s part of an effort to promote Carbondale’s Creative District. It’s a state designation that helps fund and support creative economies.

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Celia Gregory is an artist and fan of all things oceanic. She’s known for her underwater installations used to rehabilitate coral reefs. Gregory did her work from Indonesia, and England, but now she lives in Aspen. She spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about a life-changing event on an airplane that helped her combine her two passions. Art and the ocean.

Sarah McKenzie and Laurie Doctor’s exhibitions at the Art Base continue this week.  

On Tuesday, Lesly Nneka Arimah finishes Aspen Words’ Writers in Residence series. She speaks at Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen.

 

The Helio Sequence plays at the Belly Up in Aspen on Wednesday.

 

Friday in Glenwood Springs is a ghost walk in Linwood Cemetery.

 

Friday and Saturday is a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Theatre.

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Heidi Zuckerman saw the value of going outside of the valley when she became the chief curator at Aspen Art Museum over a decade ago. At the time, the largest donation in the museum’s history was $75,000. Now, more than two dozen individuals have handed over at least $1 million, according to the Denver Post.

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Gary Hume’s “Front of Snowman” is a 10-foot-tall abstraction. It has the traditional three-snowball shape, each one painted a soft blue. The piece is formally on display today.

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Thursday's 37th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Jalapeno Eating Competition is one of the biggest years for the event yet. There will be 34 teams competing in the cook-off.

First Draft - Leigh Stein

Oct 11, 2016

Leigh Stein is the author of three books, and the co-founder and Executive Director of Out of the Binders, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing the careers of women and gender non-conforming writers.

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The Meeting happens in early October each year in Aspen. The three-day event started yesterday, and concludes tomorrow. One Friday event discusses how virtual reality is changing the action sports film industry.

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The Meeting happens in early October each year in Aspen. The three-day event started yesterday, and concludes tomorrow. One Friday event discusses how virtual reality is changing the action sports film industry.

First Draft - Lev Grossman

Oct 3, 2016

Lev Grossman is the author of the novels Warp and Codex and the trilogy that includes The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician’s Land.  He is also the book critic for Time magazine.

First Draft - Ramona Ausubel

Oct 3, 2016

Ramona Ausubel grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of a new novel, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, as well as the novel No One is Here Except All of Us, and a collection of short stories A Guide to Being Born.

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The Wheeler Real Estate Transfer Tax, and the multiple questions in Basalt about the Pan and Fork land parcel, will both have effects on art-focused nonprofits. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort spoke with Gena Buhler from the Wheeler Opera House and Genna Moe from The Art Base to see how each would be affected by November’s votes.

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After a month of interviewing candidates over the last month, Carbondale’s Creative District Governance Council has been formed.

Delta Rae plays at the Belly Up in Aspen on Tuesday.

Aspen Film is screening the film “Little Men” at the Isis Theatre on Wednesday.

Curated - Oct. 3

Sep 30, 2016

Today on Curated we talk with two arts leaders about upcoming ballot issues, we profile poet Wade Newsom and talk with author Lev Grossman.

 

The annual John Denver Celebration begins on Tuesday.

On Wednesday is an Indian cooking class to support Aspen Words.

On Thursday in Rifle is the 37th annual Chili cook-off and jalapeno eating contest.

Laurie Doctor and Sarah McKenzie open shows at The Art Base in Basalt on Friday.

On Saturday in Glenwood Springs is the Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest.  

Trout Steak Revival plays at the Belly Up on Saturday. Westword Magazine calls them “Colorado’s Next Great Bluegrass Band.

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