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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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

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.

David Kodama

The Roaring Fork Valley is an artists’ mecca, and area artists say the community here is unusually close.  Because of that support, the valley just might have a signature aesthetic: collaborative art.

Alisa Golden

Two new group exhibitions open Friday at the R2 Gallery in Carbondale. They use different mediums to combine visual art and words.

Aspen Historical Society

A traveling exhibition about Ute culture is making its way around the Western slope, and a Ute drumming demonstration will be held in Aspen this weekend. They both provide an opportunity to learn about the tribe's past and present.

Aspen Chapel

Artists from the current ceramics show "Unbridled" will discuss their work Wednesday evening at the Aspen Chapel Gallery.

First Draft: Curtis Sittenfeld

Apr 30, 2018

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of five novels: Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible. Her first story collection is called You Think It, I’ll Say It. Her books have been selected by The New York Times, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and People for their “Ten Best Books of the Year” lists, optioned for television and film, and translated into thirty languages.

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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.

Red Brick Center for the Arts

This summer, famous artists and professional performers will grace Aspen’s galleries and stages. But right now, it’s time for area youth to take the spotlight.

Courtesy, The Aspen Art Museum.

Architecture might be the most accessible art form. Not everyone goes to a concert, or even sees a painting every day, but nearly everyone experiences building design.  

  

Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei’s documentary "Human Flow" will be screened in Basalt on Sunday. After the movie, the filmmaker will take questions via webcast.

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On Thursday, the Aspen Art Museum hosts PechaKucha Night. Local architects and designers will share their work in a 20-by-20 format: 20 images displayed for 20 seconds each.

Denise Bosco / Aspen Words

Bruce Handy is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He’ll be in town this summer to facilitate the Aspen Words Reader’s Retreat.  

First Draft: Sarah Henstra

Apr 23, 2018
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Sarah Henstra’s latest novel is called The Red Word Her previous novel Mad Miss Mimic is an historical tale for young adults. Sarah is a professor of English literature at Ryerson University, where she teaches courses in Gothic Horror, Fairy Tales & Fantasies, Psychoanalysis & Literature, and Creative Writing.

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