Arts

Arts and culture

Inside Marc Bennett's new show, opening Tuesday

Aug 3, 2015

Marc is a New Yorker. Cut from the streets of Brooklyn eight years ago, he came to Aspen to pursue his art career.


The Aurelius Quartet plays together at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. They also play at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

 

They are currently working on a piece composed by one of the composition students at the school. Mary Grace Johnson, Alex Krew, Daniel Moore and Nathan Lowry pluck and bow their violins, violas and cellos.

An exploration of the Valley's deep film history

Jul 28, 2015

Colorado has a rich film history. From Woody Allen’s Sleeper to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, directors have been coming to the Centennial State for over a century to film westerns, ski films and action movies alike. And the Roaring Fork Valley has a deep and storied history of its own.

First Draft - Amina Gautier

Jul 27, 2015

  Amina Gautier is the author of two short story collections: Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Gautier has published a record number of short stories. More than eighty-five of her short stories have been published.

AMFS branches out, brings in Kishi Bashi

Jul 27, 2015

K. Ishisbashi is an indie rock musician known for his looped and sampled music led by his violin. Ishibashi, who puts his first and last names together to create his performance name, Kishi Bashi, is somewhat of an outlier in his genre.

Artists bringing local flair to events this weekend

Jul 24, 2015

Two festivals this weekend attract proprietors from all over the country, but two valley residents are bringing their local style to the scene.

First Draft - Skip Horack

Jul 20, 2015

Skip Horack is the author of The Other Joseph , as well as two previous books: the novel The Eden Hunter, which was a 2010 New York Times Editors’ Choice; and the story collection The Southern Cross, winner of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2008 Bakeless Fiction Prize. His work has appeared in Oxford American, Epoch, The Southern Review, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. He is a former Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he was also a Wallace Stegner Fellow.

Crystal Theatre owners reflect after 30 years

Jul 14, 2015

The Crystal Theatre in Carbondale has been a staple of the Roaring Fork Valley for three decades. Bob and Kathy Ezra have owned the theatre since the beginning. It made it through tough economic times and a changing movie industry by showing the films they like and without any previews.

  Telling a story through photographs...that's the objective of the Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. The workshop is co-taught by James Estrin, The New York Times Senior Staff Photographer, and Ed Kashi, photojournalist and filmmaker whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek, TIME, and The New York Times Magazine, among others. 

Estrin and Kashi discuss their workshop at the Ranch, the developments they've seen in the field of photographer, and their careers. 

Mandala opening ceremony highlights monks’ visit

Jul 10, 2015

 

Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery area heading to the Aspen Art Museum tomorrow to begin the ancient art of mandala.

 

The monks create sand for the Mandala sand paintings by rubbing dyed stones on metal scrapers...they then aim the sand into a large pre-designed pattern atop a table.

The pieces can take weeks to complete.

When they’re finished, a special ceremony is held where the sand is collected in a jar and emptied near running water.

 

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