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Aspen Center For Environmental Studies

Local contractors and architects can learn about affordable green building at an active construction site in Carbondale on Tuesday.

The ACES Urban Farmhouse is an affordable housing project for the organization’s environmental educators.

 

 


Cara Robertson is the author of The Trial of Lizzie Borden. Cara Robertson is a lawyer whose writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, the Raleigh News and Observer, and the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. She was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford Law School.

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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.


Abi Saeed

While die-hard skiers might dread taking their last laps in the spring, many gardeners in the Roaring Fork Valley are eagerly awaiting warmer temperatures.

Planting time is still a few weeks away, but for those looking to chomp on freshly picked produce from their own mountain garden, it’s time to start thinking ahead.


The Art Base

Early spring is the perfect time for local ceramicist Molly Peacock’s show “Morphous.”

 

Her lightly colored, cloud-like ceramic forms look like melting snow banks.  

 


Aspen Words

The winner of Aspen Words’ second-ever Literary Prize is announced Thursday at a ceremony in New York City, but book lovers can attend a local viewing party at the Pitkin County Library.

 


First Draft: David Means

Apr 8, 2019

David Means is the author of the novel, Hystopia, and several short story collections including Instructions for a Funeral, The Spot, and The Secret Goldfish.

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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 Grand Canyon, dammed and flooded.  Smokey the Bear, lighting a cigar and looking askance at the viewer. Artist Will Gurley’s solo show “National Parks Development” opens Friday at the Launchpad. It takes a darkly humorous look at what would happen if the commercialization of nature went extreme.   

In the era of online job applications and a website for almost every business, a vacation photo you cropped your family out of might not cut it as your LinkedIn profile picture. On a recent day at the Colorado Workforce Center in Glenwood Springs, photography students from Colorado Mountain College offered professional headshots.

 


Snowmass Village is one step closer to a new public art installation near the town’s entrance.  

Aspen Film’s Shortsfest starts Tuesday. The film festival screens nearly 70 films, all with a running time of 40 minutes or less. The event also includes panels and filmmaker Q-and-As.

Susan Orlean is a staff writer at The New Yorker.  She is the author of several books of non-fcition including Rin Tin Tin, The Orchid Thief, and most recently The Library Book.

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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.

Dory Light plays the organ for services at the Aspen Community Church most weekends. On Friday, she mixes it up for her first hometown, solo organ concert.  

Artist collective the FIRM has a new show opening at Carbondale Clay Center on Friday.  The four members have taken a cooperative approach to the business side of art.

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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

When you think of sports in the Roaring Fork Valley, you might think skiing, hiking, but what about fencing? The founder of the Roaring Fork Fencing Club wants to share his passion for what he calls a "cerebral sport," and kids are catching on.

In 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.

In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.

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