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Town of Carbondale

Thursday is Carbondale’s “Art Around Town” walking tour. Residents can view 14 new, public art pieces and meet the artists.

Timothy Schenk / The artist and Hauser & Wirth

A new exhibit opens on the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum on Thursday.  

First Draft: Donna Masini

May 29, 2018
Claire Holt

Donna Masini's latest collection of poems, 4:30 Movie, an elegy for her sister, explores personal loss, global violence, the ways in which movies shape our imaginations.

Her first  collection of poems, That Kind of Danger, was selected by Mona Van Duyn for the Barnard Women Poets Prize.  She next published a novel,  About Yvonne, which the New York Times called “a stunning novel of sexual obsession.”   In 2004  she published her second collection of poems, Turning to Fiction.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley.  This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

Alt-country musician Nicki Bluhm plays the Belly Up on Monday. Her new album, "To Rise You Gotta Fall," chronicles personal and artistic growth.  

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

The Snowmass Arts Advisory Board is working on a new public art piece to honor Snowmass’ 50th anniversary.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Imagine the tools you typically find in an art class.  Pens, pencils, brushes... small, safe items.  For John Bozza’s “Power of Tools” class, the first items students need are eye protection and a face mask. They learn to use electric saws and drills, and to find art in the things that they can’t control.

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The community is invited to help create a mosaic picnic table for the Latino Folk Art Garden on the Rio Grande Trail in Carbondale.  

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A new exhibit at Anderson Ranch invites visitors to interact with photography, sculpture and even puppets.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

On Tuesday, Aspen City Council will discuss how to spend the Wheeler Opera House’s surplus revenue. The extra funds come partially from a voter-approved real estate transfer tax (RETT).

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Journalist Alex Mar is Aspen Words’ first Writer in Residence this year. She doesn’t shy away from unconventional subjects.

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Ewoud de Groot lives in Egmond aan Zee, a coastal village in the Northern Netherlands. However, his works are widely exhibited in Western art shows and galleries throughout Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

First Draft: Tim Kreider

May 15, 2018

Tim Kreider is an essayist and cartoonist. His most recent book is I Wrote This Book Because I Love You. He has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker‘s “Page-Turner” blog, al Jazeera, the Men’s Journal, nerve.com, The Comics Journal, and Film Quarterly. His cartoons have been collected in three books by Fantagraphics.

The Art Base

Thursday night in Basalt, a local curator will discuss the limited roles that women historically played in the art world, and recognize modern female artists.  

Theatre Aspen

Theatre Aspen has hired Daniel Benavent as its new general manager.  

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen is in the running for Best Small Town Food Scene in the USA Today Reader’s Choice Awards. Monday is the last day for locals to vote.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

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The multimedia production “Oddville: A Love Story?” takes the stage in Basalt on Friday.  It combines theater with magic, mime, physical comedy and technology.

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The Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program art show opens Friday night, exhibiting the work of three high school students who spent several months shadowing professional artists.

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The annual spring sheepdog trials are May 4-8 at Strang Ranch in Missouri Heights.  The event showcases an unusually close bond between human and canine.

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