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Alisa Golden

Two new group exhibitions open Friday at the R2 Gallery in Carbondale. They use different mediums to combine visual art and words.

Aspen Historical Society

A traveling exhibition about Ute culture is making its way around the Western slope, and a Ute drumming demonstration will be held in Aspen this weekend. They both provide an opportunity to learn about the tribe's past and present.

Aspen Chapel

Artists from the current ceramics show "Unbridled" will discuss their work Wednesday evening at the Aspen Chapel Gallery.

First Draft: Curtis Sittenfeld

Apr 30, 2018

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of five novels: Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible. Her first story collection is called You Think It, I’ll Say It. Her books have been selected by The New York Times, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and People for their “Ten Best Books of the Year” lists, optioned for television and film, and translated into thirty languages.

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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.

Red Brick Center for the Arts

This summer, famous artists and professional performers will grace Aspen’s galleries and stages. But right now, it’s time for area youth to take the spotlight.

Courtesy, The Aspen Art Museum.

Architecture might be the most accessible art form. Not everyone goes to a concert, or even sees a painting every day, but nearly everyone experiences building design.  

  

Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei’s documentary "Human Flow" will be screened in Basalt on Sunday. After the movie, the filmmaker will take questions via webcast.

Pechakucha.org

On Thursday, the Aspen Art Museum hosts PechaKucha Night. Local architects and designers will share their work in a 20-by-20 format: 20 images displayed for 20 seconds each.

Denise Bosco / Aspen Words

Bruce Handy is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He’ll be in town this summer to facilitate the Aspen Words Reader’s Retreat.  

First Draft: Sarah Henstra

Apr 23, 2018
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Sarah Henstra’s latest novel is called The Red Word Her previous novel Mad Miss Mimic is an historical tale for young adults. Sarah is a professor of English literature at Ryerson University, where she teaches courses in Gothic Horror, Fairy Tales & Fantasies, Psychoanalysis & Literature, and Creative Writing.

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Glenwood Springs Historical Society

The historic Durand Opera House in Glenwood Springs is on the market. There’s a local effort to purchase the building for a potential art center.  

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.

Director Meredith McKee

Meredith McKee makes action-sports films.  But her new film "Ten Years Out" is about a different kind of bravery. McKee spent the last year with Summers Moore, a local artist whose husband took his own life. The film documents how photography and nature have helped with the healing process.

5 Point Adventure Film Festival

5 Point Adventure Film Festival is in Carbondale this weekend. This year, the theme is "Our Lands, Our Stories."  

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Painter and printmaker Ricky Armendariz speaks Tuesday evening in Snowmass Village.  

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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The Snowmass Village Town Council will continue their discussion about a potential community building Monday evening.

First Draft: Robert Kurson

Apr 16, 2018

Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discovered a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. His other books include Pirate Hunters, Crashing Through, and Rocket Men.  Rocket Men tells the story of Apollo 8, the first NASA manned space mission to the moon in 1968.

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Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre is made up of dancers from Palestine and the U.S.  The company uses contemporary dance to tell the stories of underrepresented communities. They’ve performed at universities, museums and U.N. refugee schools all over the world. They were in Carbondale for the past week for a residency with valley nonprofit, Dance Initiative.

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