This Week in Aspen

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Experience Aspen in-person or online. Start planning your weekly Aspen itinerary with these options below:

 

Monday, April 12

Aspen Historical Society Tours (Daily, Aspen Historical Society Holden/Marolt Museum) AHS has created several NEW outdoor tours to offer during these uncertain times! However, we will not be able to offer a few of our “usual” tours, including the Hotel Jerome Tour, the Wheeler Opera House Tour, the Historic Pub Crawl, and the History Coach Tour. Private tours and guided experiences will be offered based on guide availability, call 970.925.3721 to book.

 

Tuesday, April 13

Winter Words Author Series: Billy Collins (12pm, Virtual) Join Aspen Words for a conversation that is sure to be witty, humorous, quirky, tender, and profound with Billy Collins who will discuss his latest book of poetry, “Whale Day,” with On Being’s Pádraig Ó Tuama. Register here

JAS Listen Up! Virtual Series and Artist Happy Hour (6pm, Virtual) JAS is proud to present a series of interactive interviews with some of the finest young Artists to grace our JAS Café stage in recent years. Learn more about the artists personal journeys, as well as the origins of the music they play. Register online here

Takeout Tuesday get some hot takeout from one of our delicious Aspen restaurants offering takeout and delivery here

 

Wednesday, April 14

Aspen Art Museum: Art Studio Live! Map your Journey (2:30 PM, virtual). In this week’s Art Studio Live!, you'll be joining in on an interview with Spanish artist Maria PujolThere will be a different class taught each Wednesday throughout the spring with easy-to-follow, step-by-step methods to expand learning and create with materials found at home. Watch live on their Instagram @aspenartmuseum. Click here for more information. 

Join the Aspen Institute for Virtual discussions and online events, located online here

 

Thursday, April 15

Artists-in-Residence Virtual Open Studios (Virtual, 4pm) Join Anderson Ranch for their 12 Artists-in-Residence that have been working hard in the studios for five weeks. Join as they present the work they’ve made while at the Ranch. This virtual gathering is free of charge and welcomes all artists, art students, educators, and enthusiasts, online here

ANNIE DECAMP AND MICHAEL DOWLING: THAT'S WHAT HE SAID, SHE SAID (through May 13, Red Brick Center for the Arts) Red Brick Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of artworks by Denver based artists Annie Decamp and Michael Dowling. Annie and Michael participate in a tradition that spans art history, the engagement of a mentor and mentee. A mentor can coach a mentee on learned skills and techniques, as well as share advice on professional development that they have gained through experience. As inspiration can be an elusive, skittish presence, a mentor holds a mentee accountable, making sure a committed diligence to art making is kept in the studio. More information here

 

 

Friday, April 16

Stream, M.C. Escher Journey to Infinity (2018) (virtual through Aspen Film) M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Stream here

 

Saturday, April 17

2021 Aspen Shortsfest Awards Presentation (7pm, Virtual) A presentation of the Awards for the 30th Aspen Shortsfest, join in here

Stream, M.C. ESCHER JOURNEY TO INFINITY  (virtual through Aspen Film)  M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Stream online here

Take a virtual class with Aspen Recreation Center. Their virtual offerings can be found here and include yoga, hockey workouts, sewing classes, and dance to name a few.

 

Sunday, April 18

Aspen Film: Stream Perfumes (virtual through Aspen Film) Anne Walberg is a master in perfumes. She creates fragrances and sells her incredible gift to many companies. Stream online here

5Point Adventure Film Festival has been posting recordings of their virtual ‘5Point Unlocked’ film presentations, found on their YouTube channel here

 

Monday, April 19

Aspen Historical Society Tours (Daily, Aspen Historical Society Holden/Marolt Museum) AHS has created several NEW outdoor tours to offer during these uncertain times! However, we will not be able to offer a few of our “usual” tours, including the Hotel Jerome Tour, the Wheeler Opera House Tour, the Historic Pub Crawl, and the History Coach Tour. Private tours and guided experiences will be offered based on guide availability, call 970.925.3721 to book.

 

Experience Aspen Virtually with these Ongoing Online Events!

Learn about the history of Aspen with Aspen Historical Society. They post daily images to social media from their archive of more than 12,000 historical images. Visit archiveaspen.org or follow them on Facebook and Instagram for a daily dose of Aspen history.

Aspen Shakti has released virtual courses available online here

Each week Aspen Institute curates timely conversations from across Aspen Institute programming. They seek to elevate formidable leaders, inspiring thinkers, and remarkable stories. Subscribe to receive weekly emails from Aspen Ideas Now here

Join Theatre Aspen’s Director of Education Graham Northrup for his series on their YouTube channel called “From The Director’s Chair.”

Subscribe to the Aspen Institute’s weekly podcast, “Aspen Ideas To Go” which gives listeners front-row access to events presented at the Aspen Institute including the Aspen Ideas Festival. New episodes come out every Tuesday.

If you missed Aspen Center for Environmental Studies' Naturalist Nights, you can watch videos of previous presentations available online here

The Red Brick Center for the Arts is offering virtual adult and kids online arts classes; Check out their blog, Creative Connections, for updates on current offerings.

Bring Aspen to life with our coloring book pages, download them here.

 

 

Connect with Aspen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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