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Appreciating The Surrounding 'Landscapes' At New Red Brick Exhibition

Jan 15, 2019

Prints by Curt Carpenter, part of the new "Landscapes" show at the Red Brick
Credit Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

An exhibit opening this week at the Red Brick honors the natural beauty in the Roaring Fork Valley. One of the featured artists, Curt Carpenter, creates woodcut prints, based on sketches of local scenes.

 


Carpenter’s woodcut prints aren’t of iconic images of Aspen. He says he wants to draw people’s attention to places that are, in his words, a little odd.

"Maybe they will get someone to look at them and say, 'You know, those boulders are really beautiful down there in that river," he said.

 

Carpenter says the theme of the show “Landscapes” can help remind all of us to appreciate our surroundings.

“If you live in a place so photogenic and beautiful  -- I mean, we all moved here because it’s just drop dead gorgeous -- and to ignore it..."

He finishes the sentence with a head shake.  

Eight local artists’ interpretations of nature go on display in “Landscapes.” An opening reception will be held at the Red Brick starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday.  The exhibit will be on display through the end of February.