Week in the Arts - June 19, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!



Aspen Words’ Summer Words program kicked off yesterday, with a Reader’s Retreat with Viking Penguins Executive Director Carole DeSanti and panel discussions starting today and running through Friday. For more details, visit aspenwords.org.

Tuesday at 5 p.m., Colorado Mountain College’s Aspen students present their work in the exhibition “Contemporary Visionaries,” in honor of CMC’s 50th anniversary year. The multimedia work of 44 artists will be on display in the campus gallery and lobby.


Later on Tuesday, Americana roots rocker Shakey Graves will be playing the Belly Up with Strange Americans starting at 9 p.m. More details at bellyupaspen.com.


Wednesday, visual artists Wade Guyton, Peter Fischli and David Weiss will be taking over all galleries in the Aspen Art Museum. The opening reception of this unique exhibition will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Also on Wednesday, the Australian electronic group Cut Copy will be at Belly Up, Aspen, with Gary Clark Jr. to play shows there Thursday and Friday, also at 9 p.m. For more information, visit bellyupaspen.com.


On Thursday, the Snowmass Free Concert Series continues with Brothers Keeper and John Popper on Fanny Hill in Snowmass Village. That show begins at 5:30 p.m.


And then later that night, Thursday, at 7 p.m., Anderson Ranch Arts Center will host “Critical Dialogue: Ritual, Making and Spirituality in Art - with Tom Sachs and Tom Healy.” The conversation will touch on the ritual of and impulse to make art and produce physical objects.


On Friday at the ranch, you can bid on artwork by faculty, visiting artists and staff with a barbeque lunch before the bidding begins. That begins at 11:45 a.m.


Then, enjoy JAS June experience from Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Performances from Michael McDonald, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Tower starting Friday June 23. For more dates and times, visit jazzaspensnowmass.org.


And on Saturday, check out the Lift Off 4 Lift-Up Balloon Festival in El Jebel’s Crown Mountain Park, happening throughout the day.


A preview of Theatre Aspen’s production of Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” will be Saturday June 24 at 3 p.m.


And Thunder River Theatre Company’s production of “The Memory of Water” continues its run with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.


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