Week In The Arts: June 18 - 24

Jun 15, 2018

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.



Monday night, the Temporary screens the film “Leaning Into The Wind” about British sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy. The movie begins at 8 p.m.

Aspen Words' Summer Benefit Dinner is on Tuesday evening. The event features Aspen Words Literary Prize winner Mohsin Hamid in conversation with the new president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Dan Porterfield. The reception begins at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome.

On Wednesday, the ten artists from the mixed-media “New Perspectives” exhibit at the Aspen Chapel Gallery will participate in an artists’ talk with curator David Floria.  The talk begins at 5:30 p.m. The show runs through July 15.

Also Wednesday, the Aspen Historical Society’s exhibit “Freak Power” opens, as well as the Robert Chamberlain photography display. There will be tours and a book signing by author and curator DJ Watkins starting at 4 p.m.

Writ Large, the community storytelling organization, presents “Stories of the Wheeler” on Thursday. It’s a part of the Wheeler’s “Sunset Sessions.” The story sharing starts at 8 p.m. in the Wheeler Opera House’s bar lobby.  

On Friday, the Temporary hosts a “Totally Rad 80s Dance Party.” Cover band "The Goonies" will take the stage. The dance party starts at 9 p.m.

The JAS June Experience, featuring Lizz Wright, Leslie Odom Jr. and Lyle Lovett, along with several other artists, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All shows are at the Benedict Music Tent.  

On Sunday, country singer-songwriting legend Mary Chapin Carpenter takes the stage at The Belly Up. UK artist Emily Barker opens. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.