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First Draft: Juliet Lapidos

13 hours ago

Juliet Lapidos is the author of the novel Talent and a senior editor at The Atlantic.

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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.

"The Quiet Force" is a film about the Latino workforce in American ski towns. It’s screening at the 5Point film festival at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. The subject of undocumented workers is particularly timely in the face of the partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall.  

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo visits Aspen on Saturday. The all-male dance troupe parodies classics like "Swan Lake" while in drag.

The Aspen Art Museum plans to hold a series of talks this year looking at empathy.

Kaywin Feldman, the first speaker in the series, helped launch the Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She says people can learn compassion, and art can teach it.

 

Comedian Erin Foley takes the stage Thursday at the Belly Up as a part of a Gay Ski Week comedy showcase.

Aspen Historical Society

Tuesday evening, the Aspen Historical Society hosted an event that looked at the history of Aspen Mountain’s Lift One -- at a time when Aspen voters will decide the future of a new lift and development proposal.

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An exhibit opening this week at the Red Brick honors the natural beauty in the Roaring Fork Valley. One of the featured artists, Curt Carpenter, creates woodcut prints, based on sketches of local scenes.

First Draft: Christy Stillwell

Jan 14, 2019

Christy Stillwell earned a BA in English at the University of Georgia before moving west, first to Wyoming, then Montana. She holds an MA in Literature from the University of Wyoming, and an MFA from the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers. Her books include a chapbook of poetry called Amnesia and the novel, The Wolf Tone.

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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.

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Wintersculpt is underway on the Aspen pedestrian mall. It’s a Winterskol tradition, where teams carve a snow sculpture in 48 hours. Competitors use spades, shovels and chainsaws. Getting the snow ready for carving takes different equipment: Dump trucks, front loaders and a lot of elbow grease from the city’s Parks and Rec department.  

The Art Base

A new photography exhibit at the Art Base invites visitors to create the final masterpiece.

The first in a series of exhibits featuring artists from Colorado’s 23 state-certified creative districts opens Friday in Glenwood Springs.  

First Draft: Tommy Caldwell

Jan 7, 2019

Tommy Caldwell is the author of The Push and is an accomplished rock climber.  He made the first ascents of some of the United States' hardest sport routes  including Kryptonite (5.14c/d) and Flex Luthor (5.15a) at the Fortress of Solitude, Colorado. In January 2015, Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the first-ever free climb of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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A metal arch will be installed to mark the beginning of the Rio Grande ARTway in Carbondale this spring.

The ARTchway is meant to capture the character and history of Carbondale. It will be constructed partly out of reclaimed railroad ties and bicycles. It will span the ARTway at the intersection of Highway 133 and the Rio Grande, near the entrance of downtown Carbondale.

 

 

The National Governors Association is encouraging governors to look toward the arts as a way to stimulate small-town economies.  

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.

Comedian Sal Vulcano comes to the Wheeler on Saturday.  The reality TV star sees stand-up as a way to get personal.  

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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.

Renee Ramge

Carbondale's 2019 Green Is The New Black fashion show is looking for models. 

It’s the eleventh year for the fashion and performance art extravaganza, which features sustainable clothing designs from over a dozen local and national designers.  

 

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