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Air Time - Jan. 30, 2019

Jan 31, 2019

This week on Air Time, we hear from Kaywin Feldman, the first female director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She says art can help combat a decline in empathy among Americans.

Hannah Klausman, senior planner for the Glenwood Springs talks about potential changes to the city’s short term rental regulations.

Also, Martin Whalley, deputy consul general for the British Consulate and Erin Kuhn, consul for government and prosperity from the United Kingdom office in Denver, talk about why the British government sent a contingency to Aspen’s Gay Ski week.

Redstone Art Foundation

This Labor Day weekend, the small town of Redstone holds its 23rd annual Art Show.  The event has humble beginnings, and has always been rooted in the community.

 

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 andersonranch.org 

I spoke with Pamela Joseph, a multi-media artist, to discuss a Critical Dialogue panel on censorship across cultural contexts.   

This week on Audio Canvas, Sarah Thornton discusses a panel she will lead called Sisters on Top: Art-world professionals talk about Islam, Immigration and Ingenuity. The panel features Diana Al-Hadid, Hume Bhabha, and Leila Heller.   

This week Wallace and Bell discuss the importance of the scholarship program that brings high school students from downtown Chicago to the Rocky Mountains. 

This week on audio canvas we learn all that that the Ranch has to offer for some of arts youngest enthusiasts. 

Carbondale Arts

The 37th annual Valley Visual Art Show begins Friday night at The Launchpad in Carbondale.

The Wheeler’s Monday Night Documentary Series kicks off this evening.

Although Carbondale Arts has been around since 1974, they're not slowing down. The organization is developing some exciting projects. Executive Director Amy Kimberly and Board Chair Pam Rosenthal discuss the organization's upcoming plans.  

Amy Kimberly, executive director of Carbondale Arts, and Regna Jones, member of the Carbondale Arts' Board of Directors, discuss the organization's events and programs. 

Students debut the play Big Fish

Dec 15, 2016
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 The cast consists of 19 students from seven schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. They have been rehearsing for two months to bring the adaptation of the Tim Burton hit to the stage.

 

In June 2016, Carbondale became a designated Colorado Creative District, a big deal for the town of Carbondale and a huge accomplishment for Amy Kimberly, the Executive Director of Carbondale Arts. Kimberly and Corey Simpson, the Executive Artistic Director for Thunder River Theatre Company and member of the Carbondale Creative District Governing Council, discuss the importance of the designation and the long-term vision for Carbondale and its creative professionals, organizations, and businesses.  

Carbondale Arts Executive Director Amy Kimberly discusses the deep-rooted history of Carbondale Arts and how it has evolved from Carbondale's Mountain Fair into the multifaceted organization it is today. Board Chair Pam Rosenthal also contributes. 

Lynch to lead 5Point Film Festival

Nov 28, 2016
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A valley local is taking the helm of Carbondale’s 5Point Adventure Film Festival. Meaghan Lynch was named executive director of the non profit on Monday.

The Arts Campus at Willits in Basalt had a summer full of ups and downs. The group hired its first managing director, Ryan Honey, but also faced lots of drama surrounding its budget and future funding.

This year’s ski passes are decorated again in collaboration between the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company.

Three information kiosks will be stationed at the Launchpad, The Third Street Center, and later at The Village Smithy today. More will be installed next year.

 

The stations will provide information about creative businesses and hotels, as well as local events. It’s part of an effort to promote Carbondale’s Creative District. It’s a state designation that helps fund and support creative economies.

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Heidi Zuckerman saw the value of going outside of the valley when she became the chief curator at Aspen Art Museum over a decade ago. At the time, the largest donation in the museum’s history was $75,000. Now, more than two dozen individuals have handed over at least $1 million, according to the Denver Post.

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Matt Miazgowicz is one of the actors in the play, “Rock the Presidents”. It’s a show designed to teach children up to middle school age about American presidents. All of them are named at least once. Miazgowicz spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about the show before it’s performed at the Wheeler Opera House Tuesday.

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The search for members of a governance council that will lead Carbondale’s Creative District is continuing this week.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

  Genna Moe has been a mainstay in the Roaring Fork Valley arts community for almost ten years. She ran children’s programs at the Aspen Art Museum. She worked at the Wheeler Opera House.

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The Center’s floors were ruined when the building near Interstate 70 flooded this summer.

Construction is finally complete on the flood-damaged floors. Tomorrow afternoon, the organization will officially reopen its space. The $11,000 repair was included in the first stage of upgrades to the building.

Dance instruction was hindered due to the damage. Dancing is one of the largest parts of the art group’s programming. Those classes were being held in the Masonic Lodge in Glenwood springs.

Rebecca Mirsky is the Development Director at Wilderness Workshop, and oversees the Artist in Wilderness Program. The program invites artists for a one-week residency in the Aspen area, where they create art inspired by the places that Wilderness Workshop is working to protect. Mirsky also discusses the organization's summer guided hike series, local lecture series, and volunteer opportunities.

School representatives and members of local arts groups will discuss how Carbondale’s Creative District status and the school’s curriculum can be more in sync on Thursday.

 

The collaboration won’t begin for another year, but Koenigsknecht hopes to include a framework of project-based learning, where students learn through individual projects.

 

Crystal River Elementary’s principal, Matt Koenigsknecht, said the goal of this meeting is to come up with a cohesive vision for how the students might be learning.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Since Carbondale became a certified Creative District earlier this summer, there have been lots of concrete changes to the town. There are signs pointing towards creative business like galleries and restaurants. Coming soon are iPads placed around town to help people find out more about the Creative District.

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Colorado has the most creative people in the country, according to a nationwide study from the National Endowment for the arts. 65 percent of Coloradans “personally perform or create artworks,” according to the research.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is presenting his book, The Opposite of Woe: Life in Beer and Politics, this afternoon at Explore Booksellers in Aspen

This week at Anderson Ranch I talk to Jessica Cerise and Liz Ferrill to talk about the ArtWorks Store. The ArtWorks Store is open year-round. Summer hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sunday 12 noon - 6 pm. Non-summer hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.  

 The Aspen Art Museum held its annual ArtCrush fundraising event on Friday. The museum netted $2.5 million, and was exactly what was expected, according to Aspen Art Museum CEO Heidi Zuckerman. That number is the same compared to last year’s event.

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