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Courtesy Andy Stone and Linda Lafferty


Andy Stone and Linda Lafferty's co-authored novel “Light in the Shadows” marks the first time the husband and wife have shared the same byline. In some ways, though, a joint undertaking was perhaps inevitable for the husband-and-wife team.

Courtesy Aspen Words

Aspen Words is going online with part of its Summer Words Writers Conference & Literary Festival due to COVID-19. The literary organization kicks off its June programming virtually with a writing workshop hosted by the literary organization’s executive director Adrienne Brodeur. The discussion focuses on the ins and outs of writing about real people (Thursday, June 4, 5:30 p.m.).

Photo Courtesy the Vancouver International Film Festival

This is Week in the Arts—a curation of virtual exhibits and events around the Roaring Fork Valley.

Courtesy Aspen Historical Society

As the world collectively navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aspen Historical Society is asking Roaring Fork Valley residents what living through this time has meant for them. The organization has undertaken a collection called Quarantine Stories: Recording History—a project in partnership with Aspen Public Radio—as part of its efforts to capture and archive the local ripple effects of the pandemic. 

Courtesy Aspen Film

Audiences who missed this year's Shortsfest from Aspen Film can tune in over Memorial Day weekened to catch the festival winners. Films will be available via a single online streaming platform, and viewers can catch all nine short films in one sitting, or watch in segments.

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This is Week in the Arts—a curation of virtual exhibits and events around the Roaring Fork Valley.

Town of Carbondale

Earlier this week, Carbondale officials launched a campaign encouraging residents to wear face coverings in public due to COVID-19. 

Courtesy Aspen Art Museum

Project presentations for the conclusion of Aspen Art Museum’s Artist Fellowship will be held virtually on Thursday, with the program's four artist fellows presenting their work online.

Courtesy Aspen Film

 

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

Courtesy The Art Base


    

With COVID-19 cancelling in-person classes and exhibits, Basalt’s Art Base is finding ways to bring people into its gallery virtually, and get art out into the community.

Courtesy ACES/Samantha Stovall


 Bird watchers worldwide say they're hearing more birds lately. That's partly true; according to ornithologists, less ambient noise due to COVID-19 shutdowns means that local songbirds don't have to compete with things like traffic and airplanes. When they're chirping outside your window, it's not that there's more of them, but you can hear them more clearly.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Roaring Fork Valley art centers, galleries and museums are offering ways to tap into creativity at home. Carbondale Arts, the Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen Art Museum and Anderson Ranch Arts Center have launched virtual classes, how-to videos and even downloadable coloring pages as part of their pandemic programming. 

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With performing arts venues shut down due to coronavirus and stay-at-home orders, The Arts Campus at Willits, or TACAW, has been curating virtual and live performances.

Courtesy Kate Howe

New billboards painted by local artists using ink made from carbon soot go up around the Roaring Fork Valley Tuesday. The four billboards are part of the Imagine Climate project which aims to bring together art and science to inspire climate action.

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.

 

The art of the art exhibit

Jan 16, 2017

Adam McEwen is a British artist who lives in New York. His work is currently on display at the Aspen Art Museum.

Comedy festival ups the laugh-factor

Nov 1, 2016

Wheeler executive director Gena Buhler said the Aspen community has enjoyed the Laff Festival over the last 6 years, but they’ve been itching for more. So she appealed to Aspen City Council to increase the budget for the winter event.

For the final interview of the summer, I sat down with Nancy Wilhelms to take a look back at the events of the summer and talk about the Ranch's plans for the coming fall and winter.  

Spellbinders Executive Director Catherine Scales Johnson discusses the impact of Spellbinders on the students in schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and the future of the volunteer-based organization. 5th grade Aspen Middle School teacher Amy Gray also contributes to the importance of the program in the classroom. 

Roaring Fork Valley Spellbinders Chapter leader, Annie Sinton, also can be heard telling the story of a dog and a mountain lion from a storytelling event at Explore Booksellers in July 2016. 

Amy Gray is a 5th grade teacher at Aspen Middle School. Every month, her class is visited by a special guest, Adelaide Waters, a volunteer storyteller for Spellbinders. Waters has a new story to tell the students every month, and as Gray explains, the students are captured by each and every story. 

Gray shares the importance of oral storytelling for her students and the value the program brings to her classroom. Spellbinders Executive Director, Catherine Scales Johnson also contributes. 

This week on Audio Canvas we meet with Enrique Martinez Celaya world renowned contemporary artist and Anderson ranch Board member. Celaya examines choices, truth, and authenticity through his works. This summer Celaya will lead workshops, lectures and mentees. 

The New Golden Age of Television

Jun 30, 2015

Featured speakers: Katie Couric, Ted Sarandos

Is "netflix-ing" the way of our future? Wall Street sure thinks so.

Aspen Music Festival And School Announces 2015 Season

Feb 2, 2015

The Aspen Music Festival and School has announced its 2015 summer season. The organization’s 300 events will center around the theme “Dreams of Travel.” The Music Festival holds classical music performances for eight weeks and instructs students from around the world. This year, the organization attracted more student applications than ever before. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Festival CEO Alan Fletcher.

Here's a list of offerings from the Aspen Music Festival and School this summer: