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Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The national nonprofit Artspace was in Carbondale last week to help the town look into creating affordable living and work spaces for artists and arts organizations.

Wheeler board adds new alternate position for 2018

Dec 10, 2017
Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The Wheeler Opera House will introduce a new member, and a new alternate, for the board in January.

Sharen Bradford

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is taking place this weekend. It’s an annual opportunity for students to share the stage with professional dancers. It also serves as a holiday reunion for recurring members of the company’s cast.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

For many years, the Aspen Thrift Shop has sold donated goods at affordable prices in order to distribute grants to other nonprofits in the valley. The women who run the organization demonstrate commitment to local philanthropy and towards each other.

Claire Woodcock

  

Carbondale is in the midst of a feasibility study for affordable housing with the national nonprofit Artspace.

Lineup for Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series announced

Dec 5, 2017

The lineup for Aspen Skiing Company’s Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series was announced this week.

Furniture maker, sculptor and educator Andy Buck will give a lecture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center Tuesday night, concluding this year’s visiting artist series.

First Draft: James Longenbach

Dec 4, 2017

James Longenbach is a poet and critic whose most recent collection of poems, Earthling is a meditation on the ways in which human beings inhabit their knowledge of impending mortality, ranging bemusement to panic.  His most recent critical work, Lyric Knowledge: How Poems Get Made is an account of how English-language poems, ranging from the 8th to the 21st century, are constructed from the most basic elements of their medium (diction, syntax, rhythm, figuration, and so on).  He has also written widely about modern and postmodern poetry.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 4, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

Welcome to a new winter week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, furniture maker and sculptor Andy Buck will give a visiting critic lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Art Museum’s winter show launched last week with the unveiling of a sculpture that sits outside the building’s front doors. Claire Woodcock paid a visit to the sidewalk gallery and spoke with onlookers and passersby.

Aspen Film is bringing a new HBO documentary to The Wheeler Opera House Saturday night. “Arthur Miller: Writer” follows the late 20th century playwright known for works like “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible.”

The 2017 Academy Screenings lineup is out

Dec 1, 2017

Aspen Film has released its program for the 26th annual Academy Screenings, bringing with it some of the most anticipated films of the year to town later this month.

Valley nonprofits partner to bring out 'Immigrant Voices'

Nov 30, 2017

English In Action, Writ Large and The Arts Campus at Willits are coming together to bring immigrant voices to the stage at The Temporary in Basalt on Thursday night.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Artist James Surls has a new sculpture exhibition he’s preparing to open at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport early next year.

Theatre Aspen's 'Our Town' will bring together large cast

Nov 27, 2017

Theatre Aspen has added the play “Our Town” to its 35th anniversary summer production lineup.

First Draft: Matthew Weiner

Nov 27, 2017

Matthew Weiner was the writer, creator, executive producer, and director of Mad Men. He also worked as a writer and executive producer on The Sopranos, along with several comedy series, and made his feature film debut in 2014. Weiner's novel is called Heather, The Totality.

Week in the Arts: Nov. 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017

Welcome to a Week in the Arts, from Aspen Public Radio. Here's what's on tap:

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, Anderson Ranch Arts Center will screen the award-winning ski documentary film Steep at 7:30 p.m. in the Schermer Meeting Hall.

 

Wednesday, the Aspen Chapel Gallery will celebrate it’s 200th exhibition “Small Wonders” with an artists reception starting at 5 p.m.

 

Wheeler Opera House announces parts of 2018 season

Nov 26, 2017
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The Wheeler Opera House says it has curated its most diverse lineup of shows yet. 

Angus & Julia Stone bring ‘Snow’ to Belly Up Aspen

Nov 24, 2017
Jennifer Stenglein

Angus & Julia Stone are an award-winning folk indie pop duo from Australia. They’re bringing their North American tour to the Belly Up this weekend.

Food pantries 'lift up' during holiday season

Nov 20, 2017
Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

People wanting to donate supplies to those in need during the holiday season can drop off non-perishables at one of Lift Up’s seven food pantries.

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