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First Draft: Lydia Millet

Jul 16, 2018
J Beale

Lydia Millet is an American novelist and conservationist. She has written twelve works of fiction and four books for young adults.  Her third novel, My Happy Life, won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as well as a Guggenheim fellow, among other honors. Her latest work is a short story collection called Fight No More.  

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Jane Parnell was the first woman to climb the 100 highest peaks in Colorado, an experience she details in her memoir. As Christin Kay reports, she’ll be discussing the book in the Roaring Fork Valley this week.

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.

Walker Art Center

On Sunday, attendees are invited to bring their appetites to a performance art installation at the Aspen Art Museum.  

From Ai Weiwei to Charles and Bunny Burson, Deputy Director Ashley Todey takes us through the dynamic lineup in the Summer Series: Artists and Conversations. Open to the public, more information can be found at AndersonRanch.org

First Draft: James Wood

Jul 9, 2018
Hans Glave

James Wood has been a staff writer and book critic at The New Yorker since 2007.  His critical essays are collected in three books.  He is also the author of the novels, The Book Against God and Upstate, and a study of technique in the novel,  How Fiction Works.

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First Draft: James Wood

Jul 9, 2018
Hans Glave

James Wood has been a staff writer and book critic at The New Yorker since 2007.  His critical essays are collected in three books.  He is also the author of the novels, The Book Against God and Upstate, and a study of technique in the novel,  How Fiction Works.

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UPDATE:  ALL BEN SOLLEE PERFORMANCES AT BOTH THE TEMPORARY AND THE WHEELER OPERA HOUSE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE LAKE CHRISTINE FIRE 

Cellist Ben Sollee bucks tradition by blending bluegrass, R&B, jazz and folk music.  He’ll play two shows in the Roaring Fork Valley this week.

 

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 

First Draft: AM Homes

Jul 2, 2018

A.M.

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A new fashion collection commissioned by the Aspen Art Museum will be on display Monday night. Artist Cheryl Donegan’s garments are inspired by New York City street 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.

Grammy-award winning a capella group TAKE 6 performs the songs of blues-and-soul legend Ray Charles Saturday evening at the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen.  

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Young people have galvanized social change throughout American history. As a new exhibit on the Aspen Institute campus shows, art has been a source of inpiration and a way to get the message out. This past spring, students became the leaders of anti-gun violence protests. Arts and culture reporter Christin Kay met with three students, on the forefront of the fight to make schools and society safer, to talk to them about the role of art in social unrest.

Claire Woodcock

Carbondale is looking for input from artists on a potential mixed-use housing development. An online survey is the next step in an ongoing collaboration between the town and national nonprofit Artspace, which helps communities build affordable housing for creatives.

Deborah Colley

Wednesday night in Carbondale, citizens and artists can work together to promote public lands.

Carbondale local Deborah Colley is adding an element to her film, “Letters to Congress: A WILD Sanity,” with the goal of expanding the impact of the film.

This week we speak with Michael Lorsung about how technology is aiding the creation of art at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Learn more about technology-based workshops at AndersonRanch.org.  Produced by Caroline Porterfeild. 

Andrea Wallace, Director of Programs, discusses the plethora of workshops at Anderson Ranch offered in 2018. From ceramics to digital fabrication - there are workshops for all ages and abilities designed to help you find your inner artist. For more information about scholarships and the workshops offers, 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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Ideas Festival starts Thursday, and there is new art on the campus of the Aspen Institute. Slogans like “End the draft!” and “Vote yes for peace!” are stamped in giant letters on Vietnam-era protest posters in the Paepcke Gallery.

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