Arts and culture

Folk duo The Indigo Girls return to the Belly Up Wednesday. They teamed up with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra on a recent album, and that collaboration is shaping their outlook for this tour.  

The 10th annual Mountainfilm kicks off Wednesday. The film festival aims to make audiences feel they’re a part of a local and a global community.  

I visited the Anderson ranch gallery tucked away on the second floor of the administration building for a special opening reception. Wood carvings, ceramic sculptures, paintings, prints and mixed media pieces line the walls, hung from the ceiling and jut from the floor. Each piece on display, created by an intern. To learn more about the intern program visit AndersonRanch.org.

Aspen Words

Geeta Kothari is Aspen Words’ Writer In Residence this month.  She’ll read and discuss her work in Aspen Tuesday night.

On Monday night, the Red Brick Center for the Arts will ask Aspen City Council to become a permanent department within the city’s parks and recreation department.  

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

The Zoppe Italian Family Circus brought acrobats and clowns back to Snowmass last weekend.  

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.

Valley Settlement

The only playground in El Jebel was torn down to make room for a traffic circle last year. This weekend, volunteers will come together to build a new one.

A new film festival is aiming to help the community be more compassionate. It makes its debut in Carbondale this weekend.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ classic psychedelic film “Yellow Submarine,” Aspen Film presents two screenings of the animated adventure at the Isis Theatre Wednesday night.  

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 AndersonRanch.org 

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.

Carbondale Arts

A new exhibit at Carbondale’s R2 Gallery highlights modern twists on one of the oldest art forms...printmaking.  

First Draft: Joe Mungo Reed

Aug 13, 2018

Joe Mungo Reed was born in London and raised in Gloucestershire, England. He has a master’s in philosophy and politics at the University of Edinburgh and an MFA in creative writing at Syracuse University, where he won the Joyce Carol Oates Award in Fiction. He is the author of the novel, We Begin Our Ascent, and his short stories have appeared in VQR and Gigantic and anthologized in Best of Gigantic.

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Madeleine Albright was America’s first female secretary of state.  She served under President Bill Clinton from 1997-2001. She recently published the book "Fascism: A Warning."  

The Lincoln Center

Creating a memory is more like writing a song than taking a photograph. The emotions and prior experiences that come into play when we form a memory, make things like eyewitness testimony pretty unreliable. Composer Bruce Adolphe and neuroscientist Assal Habibi were in Aspen last week as a part of a series called “The Science of Music."

An art show opening at the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt on Wednesday re-examines women’s roles in the American West.

First Draft: Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin

Aug 6, 2018

Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin are co-editors of the anthology Who Will Speak for America?  In this lively collection, 40 novelists, essayists, poets, and artists confront the political division heightened by the Trump presidency and imagine a just future for the USA.

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The documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” screens Monday night at Paepcke Auditorium as part of the Aspen Institute Eisner/Laudner “New Views” film series. It focuses on the radical kindness of Fred Rogers, the unassuming star of the beloved television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Rogers and his cast of puppets spoke directly to young children about emotions, death, divorce and acceptance.


This week on Audio Canvas we chat with artist Catherine Opie.