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.
October is Family Month at Anderson Ranch. At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, there’s a kids’ craft session in the children’s building.
Wednesday, the YouthZone Ascent Showcase takes place at the Temporary in Basalt. Four teams of local teens will present their creative service projects, each showcasing a different artistic medium and focusing on an issue facing the valley’s youth. The showcase begins at 6 p.m.
On Thursday, Beverly Weber gives a talk on refugees, titled “Sanctuary, Hospitality and Solidarity.” It’s a part of the CU Boulder Peak to Peak lecture series. The discussion starts at 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Library.
The Meeting Filmfest returns to Aspen Wednesday through Saturday, with ski and snowboard films. The festival takes place at the Wheeler.
On Friday, Colorado Mountain College’s Fall Art Show opens at their Rifle campus. The mixed-media exhibit “4 Views of the Contemporary” features work from professional artists who are current and past faculty members. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m., and an artists’ talk begins at 7:30.
Also Friday, Carbondale Clay Center hosts a first Friday reception in honor of the life of artist Peg Malloy, a professional ceramicist who taught at the Clay Center. The event will showcase over 100 works selected by Malloy. The tribute begins at 5 p.m.
The first Shining Mountains Film Festival will take place at the Wheeler on Saturday and Sunday. The Native American film festival celebrates the nation’s indigenous cultures.