Throughout history, artists have depicted what is happening in the world through creative expression. As many of us shift tracks in order to survive, we tap into our own talents and the talents of others. As we here at Aspen Real Life continue to engage with our artist community through founder Jillian Livingston’s artistic sons, our readers will see more local artists featured on our platforms, but first, let’s introduce you to our Top Ten guide to the art scene this month.
Studio 517 is a new art space in Aspen located below the Harvey Preston Gallery. Created by gallery owner Sam Harvey to support local artists during these troubling times Studio 517 has approximately 15 affordable studios where artists create and display their work. Harvey’s intent is to help enhance the artist community and bring back the vibrancy and art culture that he experienced when he moved here in the early 90’s. Artists include but are not limited to; Matty Davis, Sunni McBride, Alan Madero, Tony Thomas, Nori Pao, Miesha Gibson & Axel Livingston. The public may visit the artists and purchase their items. Masks are required.
Snowmass Collective Wednesday Artisans
The Artisan Market returns to Base Village for its second year, featuring a variety of locally owned businesses. Every Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m., come shop local specialty food items, clothing, Colorado-sourced vegetables and handcrafted goods including art, photography, astrology, chocolates and so much more! For more information visit their website or check them out on Instagram and Facebook!
‘What’s in Your Queue?’ is an art show centered around the idea of what occupies our time during solidarity and quarantine. The idea being what do you line up for […]
The Art Base
Though this year’s shows may be a little different than years past, The Art base has created at-home art experiences for your children, your grandchildren, and/or you. Follow them on Instagram for more information on silent auctions, online & social distanced in-person art classes, art exhibits and their new ARTBox for kids!
Carbondale Arts & The Art Base Flashcard Project
Curated by Wewer Keohane, Carbondale Arts presents “The Flash Card Project”, a group show curated by 50+ local artist examining their time of isolation during the pandemic. The exhibition will be open to the public beginning First Friday, July 3, and will be on display through July 31 at the R2 Gallery (located inside The Launchpad at 76 South 4th Street in Carbondale).
All artwork will be up for auction online through July 29 (register and bid here!). Proceeds from the auction will benefit the artists and Carbondale Arts. Viewers will be able to see an image of the original flash cards that inspired the artists’ works and are invited to enjoy the creativity that evolved from the process.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Summer Online Series & Innovation Studios
Anderson Ranch invites you to join their private and semi-private art-making sessions, summer workshops and online community to engage in a Critical Dialogue Program about the exciting world of contemporary ceramics. Through lectures and discussions with leading ceramic artists, each Monday and Wednesday for four weeks, you can embark on a variety of topics that are crucial to today’s field of ceramics, giving participants the opportunity to reflect conceptually on this hands-on medium. Each month focuses on a different overarching topic as a way to deepen the dialogue.
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen Art Museum host their Slow.Look.Live series every Friday at 4:00 p.m. on Instagram Live; Learning Director Rachel Ropiek discusses with artists and curators how our geographical locations influence perception, creation, and community. For those wanting to expand their own creativity, Art Studio Live on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. on Instagram Live, teaches how to make something with everyday objects.
Visit Aspen Art Museum for more information and dates on exhibits by Oscar Murillo, Lisa Yuskavage, and Rose Wylie, all of which have been extended through the fall, as well as two new outdoor sculpture installations, Marin Hassinger’s Nature, Sweet Nature and Kelly Akashi’s Cultivator.
The Arts Campus at Willits: Buskers.
The Arts Campus at Willits has launched Wednesday Night Live in collaboration with the Basalt Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Basalt. This ongoing series features BUSKERS (street performers) ranging from musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, circus performers, theater artists, kids performers and whatever curious acts they can pull off the streets of Colorado. Performers will be scattered throughout the sidewalks of Downtown and Willits from 5:30-8:30 p.m.- You’ll never know what kind of entertainment you will encounter as you dine, shop and enjoy all that Basalt has to offer. Wednesday Night Live is a continuation of TACAW’s effort to keep arts and culture front and center as the Roaring Fork Valley navigates the COVID-19 world.
Mountain Fair will not be the same as it has been in previous years and will not take place in Sopris Park. As an organization and community of dedicated volunteers, we have devised a safe and creative plan that will allow us to celebrate within gathering guidelines. Town of Carbondale’s mask or facial covering ordinance. All entertainment and events are subject to change. Schedule of Events.
Join Carbondale Clay Center during Mountain Fair festivities for a ceramic sale featuring local artists under the big white tent and our new summertime retail space in the Artstream Nomadic Gallery on the CCC lawn. Saturday, July 25, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Carbondale Clay Center
Gonzo Gallery Fire Power x Flower Power
The Gonzo Gallery is currently exhibiting a show of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs works entitled Fire Power x Flower Power. Ginsberg with peace in his heart and Burroughs with a gun in his hand made numerous drawings and paintings including shotgun art like Secret Service Man and No Trespassing.
If you’re in Aspen, go by the gallery and take the Freak Power pledge and join up. Located at S. Hunter St. and E. Hyman Ave.
Amy Beidleman Art Classes
If we can’t travel to Italy, we might as well paint it! Let Amy Beidleman take you around the world through her vibrant watercolor art classes. Visit her Facebook page for updates on upcoming virtual and in-person events!