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Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Earlier this month, arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock was in Breckenridge for this year’s Colorado Creative Industries Summit. She spoke with Christin Kay about the summit.

Glenwood Center for the Arts will remain open

May 12, 2017
Aspen Public Radio News

The Glenwood Center for the Arts board of directors voted Tuesday to remain open in a limited capacity in the midst of financial turmoil.

Consensual Improv has found a home in the valley

May 11, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Consensual Improv returns to Thunder River Theatre Company on Friday. To celebrate their one year anniversary, the group is working on mastering the art of spontaneous long form storytelling.

Curated - May 8

May 8, 2017

Today on Curated, we make a pit stop at Liberty Island before heading over to the Aspen Art Museum, two veteran photographers in Carbondale describe how one picture can tell another story entirely and how AAM's director Heidi Zuckerman approaches contemporary art with humor. 

First Draft - Viet Thanh Nguyen

May 8, 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

First Draft - Sarah Gerard

May 1, 2017

Sarah Gerard is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks, most recently BFF. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Vice, BOMB Magazine, and other journals, as well as anthologies. She’s been supported by fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.

A piece of liberty resides in Aspen

May 1, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

The Aspen Art Museum has a sculpture on display that, at first glance, looks abstract. This particular work holds more symbolism now than the museum ever anticipated.

City responds to Glenwood Center for the Arts closure

Apr 29, 2017
glenwoodchamber.com

Last week, the Glenwood Center for the Arts announced its plans to close amidst finance troubles. On Friday, the City of Glenwood Springs issued a response.

Glenwood Center for the Arts to close

Apr 27, 2017
Aspen Public Radio News

The Glenwood Center for the Arts announced, on Thursday, it will close in May.

Anderson Ranch shares summer series lineup

Apr 27, 2017
Courtesy of Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center has shared the lineup for its Featured Artists and Conversations Series.

‘Adventure belongs to all’ at this year’s 5Point

Apr 19, 2017
Courtesy of 5Point Adventure Film Festival

The 10th annual 5Point Adventure Film Festival kicks off Thursday. Athletes and industry leaders will take over Carbondale during the four-day event.

Forest Woodward

In January, members of the U.S. Rafting team made an attempt at breaking a speed record on the Colorado River.

Rosybelle: The valley’s new vehicle for arts education

Apr 17, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Rosybelle, the mobile maker space, made her debut this month. She is a bus created on behalf of Carbondale Arts, and she’s ready to provide another venue for arts education to the valley’s youth.

Scot Gerdes

The Sopris Theatre Company’s production of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” kicks off a two-week run today at Colorado Mountain College.

Aspen Shortsfest: The 'great cultural exchange'

Apr 9, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Last week, dozens of filmmakers from across the globe were in town for the 26th annual Aspen Shortsfest.

Courtesy of Katherine LeGrand Custom Goldsmith

An Aspen jewelry store was selected to showcase some of its pieces at the National Museum of Women in the Arts later this month.

Spring into spring with Bonedale Ballet

Apr 7, 2017
Courtesy of Coredination & Bonedale Ballet

This weekend, student dancers and professionals will take the stage at the Bonedale Ballet studio for a series of spring performances.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Last night, Aspen Words veterans Stephanie Danler, Anna Noyes and Molly Prentiss spoke about their debut book releases. For those unable to make the Aspen Words event, Claire Woodcock spoke with the authors while they were in town to bring us this conversation.

Courtesy of Aspen CORE

A local environmental nonprofit and the City of Aspen have been taking steps toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Artist Sonja Hinrichsen has been bringing attention to the issue with snowshoers in the valley through an environmental art project.

First Draft - Douglas Preston

Apr 3, 2017

Douglas Preston writes fiction, non-fiction and works as a journalist. He writes about archaeology, history and paleontology for the New Yorker magazine, as well as for Smithsonian, National Geographic, Harper's and the Atlantic. In the course of his journalistic profession Preston has explored lost temples in the jungles of Cambodia, been the first to enter a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and ridden on horseback across thousands of miles of the American Southwest-which earned him membership in the elite "Long Riders Guild.

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