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Red Brick Center for the Arts will spotlight works by resident artists

Red Brick Center for the Arts Resident Artists Exhibition 2022
Kaya Williams
Aspen Public Radio
Works by resident artists at the Red Brick Center for the Arts are on display in the hallway of the creative hub in Aspen. An annual exhibition features new works by the people who make art in the Red Brick’s studios all year long.

The Red Brick Center for the Arts will show resident artists' new creations in an exhibition that opens this week.

The pieces — paintings, photographs, jewelry and ceramic works — are already on display for those want to get a sneak peek.

The opening reception will take place Thursday, when the artists and community members can mingle with one another.

Sarah Roy, executive director of the Red Brick, said helping artists connect is a big focus for the arts center.

“Artists just enjoy talking,” she said. “You need that as part of your creative practice, that you're able to talk with each other and … share those ideas and exchange those ideas among each other.”

Roy said this exhibit is a celebration of the people who make art at the Red Brick “day in and day out.”

“We spend a lot of time nurturing a really collaborative community at the Red Brick and forming these relationships with the artists and, of course, the relationships among the artists,” she said. “It feels like the annual family show.”

When you walk through the halls of the Red Brick, you’ll also see pieces by two other artists.

Local photographer Tamara Susa’s new show, “Disturbance,” considers the future of snow and explores a human connection to our environment in the face of climate change.

Artist Valeria Fiala, who lives in Bariloche, Argentina, has created a new charcoal work for the Red Brick while she is here on an exchange with Aspen Sister Cities.


Kaya Williams is the Edlis Neeson Arts and Culture Reporter at Aspen Public Radio, covering the vibrant creative and cultural scene in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. She studied journalism and history at Boston University, where she also worked for WBUR, WGBH, The Boston Globe and her beloved college newspaper, The Daily Free Press. Williams joins the team after a stint at The Aspen Times, where she reported on Snowmass Village, education, mental health, food, the ski industry, arts and culture and other general assignment stories.