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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.

 

 

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, or CORE hosts an evening of storytelling Wednesday at Rock Bottom Ranch. "Fire in the Belly: Stories of CHANGE" is centered on moments of personal transition.

The Wheeler Opera House kicks off its summer season with the show "NU-TOPIA: Tour the Mystery!" It uses dance, a light show and the music of The Beatles to spread a message of love. It’s also part of a new effort by the Wheeler to showcase productions headed up by locals.

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.

Carbondale, Salida, Crested Butte, Paonia and Ridgway are all certified creative districts here on Colorado’s Western Slope. This means they’ve been recognized by the state as having a concentration of arts organizations and a plethora of cultural opportunities. They’ve joined forces with the Colorado Tourism Office to comprise the new Colorado Creative Corridor.  

Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd comes to the Belly Up this weekend on his "Storm Boy" tour. Rudd says he's found energy from his global audiences throughout his 16-year career.  

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.  

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

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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.

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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).

First Draft: Chris Offutt

May 21, 2018

Chris Offutt is the author of the short-story collections Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, the novel The Good Brother, and three memoirs: The Same River Twice, No Heroes, and My Father, the Pornographer. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, among many other places. He has written screenplays for Weeds, True Blood, and Treme, and has received fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations.  His new novel is called Country Dark.  

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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.

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