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The pandemic provided inspiration for Anderson Ranch Art Center’s outdoor exhibition “Sculpturally Distanced,” which featured 17 works of art scattered throughout the Snowmass Village campus this summer. As part of the art institution’s newest outdoor exhibition, six Roaring Fork Valley artists decorated trees around the facility for an artful take on more traditional holiday aesthetics.

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During a normal summer, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is buzzing with workshops, classes and artists-in-residence. Like most other local arts venues, the Snowmass Village facility has pivoted its programming to meet public health orders, but social distancing has brought about a new wave of creativity—namely a new sculpture garden and a reconcepted on-site café.

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Registration for Anderson Ranch Arts Center's Summer Series is now open; this week, the Snowmass Village art facility announced its 7-week series of Q-and-A's and conversations, which will be held over Zoom due to COVID-19. 

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Anderson Ranch Art Center’s Thinker Thursdays series continues Thursday evening. The event highlights different forms of creativity from community members. Last month’s inaugural event saw presenters discuss everything from photography to science to distance running.

Week In The Arts: Nov. 4 - 10, 2019

Nov 4, 2019


Welcome to another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

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Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby visited Anderson Ranch Arts Center last week.  In her large-scale paintings, she captures scenes of multiple cultures coming together. She received a Macarthur Genius Grant in 2017 for breaking new ground in portraying the immigrant experience in her art.

Getting people to grasp the dangers posed by climate change has proved a challenge for scientists. Now, artists are taking a shot at it.  A new exhibit highlights national and local artists whose work aims to show that climate change is an emergency.  “Imagine Climate” is a collaboration between Anderson Ranch Arts Center and local environmental group CORE.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center and environmental group CORE bring together art and science to inspire action on climate change in a new exhibit.

A new collaborative art exhibit at Anderson Ranch pairs wooden carvings with poetry.

Artist Holly Roberts Returns To Anderson Ranch

Jan 2, 2019

Holly Roberts will present a guest faculty lecture at Anderson Ranch this weekend.  The New Mexico-based artist combines photo collage and painting in her work.

Roberts holds the title as the longest-standing visiting artist at Anderson Ranch.

Anderson Ranch has named Peter Waanders as their new president and CEO.  

Waanders comes to Anderson Ranch from the Aspen Institute, where he’s currently the Director for the Society of Fellows. He managed that program’s expansion to year-round events in cities around the U.S.  Before joining the Institute, he ran independent bookstores and was a partner in David Floria Gallery in Aspen.

The current artists-in-residence at Anderson Ranch present their work at the Launchpad in Carbondale Tuesday evening.  

Air Time - Oct. 31, 2018

Oct 31, 2018

This is Air Time, extended conversations with interesting people.

Artist Emilio Perez On The Power Of Public Art

Oct 19, 2018
Times Square Arts

Painter Emilio Perez is the current visiting artist and critic at Anderson Ranch. He focuses on large-scale public art projects, using different media like video, paint and mosaic.

Benjamin Timpson

“About Face: Portraiture for the 21st Century” is a new photography exhibit at Colorado Mountain College’s Aspen campus. It invites the audience to think about how phones affect our engagement with others.


National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale will speak at Anderson Ranch Tuesday evening.  

Vitale wants to use her filmmaking and photography to inspire people to take action on behalf of the environment.   


This week we visit with Brian Shure to discuss printmaking and the Edititions Program at Anderson Ranch. For a full list of available prints visit 

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Chinese dissident and artist Ai Wei Wei became famous for works criticizing the Chinese government. He paid a high price for standing up to the authoritarian regime; he was imprisoned, and now lives in exile in Berlin. He continues to use his art to address issues ranging from freedom of expression to the refugee crisis.  

Ai Wei Wei spoke with Alexandra Munroe, a curator of Asian art at the Guggenheim museum, last week at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Ai Wei Wei's Mission To Give Voice To The Voiceless

Jul 20, 2018
Ai Wei Wei Studio

Artist Ai Wei Wei became famous for works criticizing the Chinese government. He paid a high price for standing up to the authoritarian regime; he was imprisoned, and now lives in exile in Berlin. He continues to use his art to address global issues, ranging from freedom of expression to the refugee crisis.  Ai Wei Wei spoke at Anderson Ranch Arts Center recently and said human connection and communication are central to his work.

This week on Audio Canvas we cover Katherine Bell and the Anderson Ranch's youth impact. The Children's Progam and Outreach Manager explains their program's intertwining of technology and art -- from designing robots through an artistic lens, to constructing a float for Aspen's July Fourth Parade. Learn more at 

Mountain Edition: June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

This week, hosts Zoe Rom and Christin Kay bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

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A new exhibit at Anderson Ranch invites visitors to interact with photography, sculpture and even puppets.

Artist Ricky Armendariz speaks at Anderson Ranch

Apr 16, 2018
Anderson Ranch

Painter and printmaker Ricky Armendariz speaks Tuesday evening in Snowmass Village.  

Glenn Kaino and the art of hope

Mar 26, 2018
Glenn Kaino Studios

Los Angeles -based contemporary artist Glenn Kaino speaks tonight in Snowmass Village.

Kaino is the current visiting artist at Anderson Ranch.  He’s known for art that takes everyday objects and puts a twist on them. His statue ‘Invisible Man,’ for example, is partly made from mirrored stainless steel, and seems to disappear when viewed from certain angles.  



Week in the Arts: Dec. 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Welcome to the Roaring Fork Valley's holiday season!

Tuesday, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is celebrating its latest exhibition. “And Still I Rise” focuses on political art and is open in Snowmass Village at 4:30 p.m.


The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show will run throughout the week. Shows start at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.


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Snowmass Ski Area celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend. Among the festivities is a ski-themed selfie station at the Snowmass Village Mall. It's a product of a group of artists from Anderson Ranch.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017


It's another week of wonder here in the Roaring Fork Valley! Welcome. 

Furniture maker, sculptor and educator Andy Buck will give a lecture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center Tuesday night, concluding this year’s visiting artist series.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 4, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

Welcome to a new winter week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, furniture maker and sculptor Andy Buck will give a visiting critic lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Week in the Arts: Nov. 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017

Welcome to a Week in the Arts, from Aspen Public Radio. Here's what's on tap:

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, Anderson Ranch Arts Center will screen the award-winning ski documentary film Steep at 7:30 p.m. in the Schermer Meeting Hall.


Wednesday, the Aspen Chapel Gallery will celebrate it’s 200th exhibition “Small Wonders” with an artists reception starting at 5 p.m.