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Courtesy of Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School has released details on its 70th summer program. There will be more than 400 events to choose from.

Week in the Arts: February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018

Tuesday, there will be a screening of the documentary film “Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste” at The Temporary in Basalt beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aspen Public Radio is hosting a second town hall forum at Belly Up Aspen. The conversation starts at 6 p.m.

 

Courtesy of Theater Masters

Theater Masters and the Aspen Institute are hosting a panel discussion on theater and politics this week. The Aspen Institute and Theater Masters will discuss theater’s role in the current cultural moment.

Courtesy of the Town of Carbondale

The Carbondale Public Arts Commission is seeking fifteen new outdoor street sculptures for the annual “Art Around Town” program.

Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth is a German artist who began as a painter and musician before transitioning into photography. His series on Israel and Palestine is currently on display in full for the first time at the Aspen Art Museum. As he tells arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock, the collection is the result of six trips he made to the area between 2009 and 2014.

Week in the Arts: January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018

Wednesday, Aspen Snowmass will be celebrating the local athletes heading to PyeongChang to compete in the 2018 winter Olympics. This event will take place at the Gondola Plaza in Aspen at 3:30.

 

First Draft: Elliot Ackerman

Jan 22, 2018

Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. A former White House Fellow, his essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and Ecotone, among others. His novels include Green on Blue and Dark at the Crossing.

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Week in the Arts: Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018

 

Tonight at 5, Colorado Mountain College in Aspen presents a reception for the group exhibition “Open Book: The Book as Object and Image,” featuring work from over 30 artists.

 

Tuesday, there will be an author talk and book signing with 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium at 6. She is the second speaker in this season’s Aspen Words lineup.

 

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The city of Aspen has accepted 11 proposals from different parties who want to run the restaurant at the Wheeler Opera House. The space is currently Justice Snow's. Reporter Wyatt Orme and and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discussed the prospective tenants and selection process.

Courtesy of Chris Harrison

There’s a new generation of rock musicians in the valley, thanks to Rock and Roll Academy Roaring Fork, an after school music program for kids. On Sunday, five middle and high school level bands will show off their skills at The Temporary.

Courtesy of 5Point Adventure Film

5Point Adventure Film will present two nights of film screenings at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. This will be a primer for the 6th annual film festival taking place in Carbondale this April.

Week in the Arts: January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018

Wednesday, as part of Aspen Gay Ski Week, a series of boutiques and galleries will participate the Fashion & Art night out from 6 to 9. For more information, visit gayskiweek.com.

 

Thursday at the Aspen Chapel, there’s the first installment of the “Create Bravely” workshop starting at 4.

 

First Draft: Kate Manne

Jan 15, 2018

Kate Manne is an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University.  She was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. She has a PhD in philosophy from MIT.

Manne focuses on moral philosophy (especially metaethics and moral psychology. feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. She also writes opinion pieces, essays, and reviews for a wider audience. Her academic/trade "crossover" book about misogyny is called Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The 67th Winterskol celebration took place last week. While a lack of snow caused some events to be canceled, Winterfest’s Canine Fashion Show was not. About 50 dogs of all kinds dressed up for an afternoon on the town Saturday. Claire Woodcock went to Wagner Park and met some of the contestants.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Saturday, Revolutions Skating Club presents its 5th annual Aspen Ice Spectacular. This is the first year the local club will collaborate with an ensemble of professional figure skaters from Ice Dance International.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

City staff from the Parks and Recreation department and The Red Brick Center for the Arts made several requests of Aspen City Council in a work session this week. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock and reporter Alycin Bektesh discuss.

First Draft: Joan Silber

Jan 10, 2018

Joan Silber is the author of eight books of fiction. Her first book, the novel Household Words won the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her other works of fiction are In the City, In My Other Life, Lucky Us, Ideas of Heaven, finalist for the National Book Award and the Story Prize, The Size of the World, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Prize in Fiction, and Fools, longlisted for the National Book Award and finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her new novel is called Improvement.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Storycorps is in town, collecting stories about the Aspen Art Museum to be archived in the Library of Congress.

Patrick Fort

City staff is requesting several decisions from Aspen City Council in regards to the Red Brick Center for the Arts. The proposals will be discussed in a work session tonight.

Week in the Arts: January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

On Tuesday at 6, Alice McDermott kicks off the Winter Words series, hosted by Aspen Words at Paepcke Auditorium.

Wednesday the Aspen Chapel Gallery’s latest exhibition opens. “7 X 7” will feature student artists from the Roaring Fork Valley’s seven high schools. The opening reception starts at 5.

 

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