The second year of the Aspen Art Museum’s (AAM) Artist Fellowship program will conclude with four online project presentations by 2019–20 artist fellows Curt Carpenter, Marilyn Lowey, Lauren Peterson, and Teal Roberts Wilson on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 5 p.m. via the online platform, Zoom. Each AAM fellow will present individual work and discuss their nine-month fellowship experience.
AAM exhibiting artist Oscar Murillo delves into the idea of being grounded as he spends time in his small hometown in the mountains of Colombia, finding sites of slowness and solitude in the local rural landscape. What is it like to be a global artist residing in a single location? Murillo looks to his flight # drawing series, often drafted on airplanes, in hotels, and other liminal spaces. Murillo asks viewers to consider what makes them feel present and, ultimately, liberated in this particular moment, one in which we may pause, reboot, and reset.
In this week’s Art Studio Live!, we will use recycled toilet paper tubes to make our own unique toy cars! Please join us this Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT) on Instagram Live for a step-by-step tutorial. Vroom! Vroom!
AAM Educator and artist Teresa Booth Brown creates abstract geometric collages. Her presentation will invoke meditative experiences to lead viewers through a guided looking experience—focusing first on a single spot within a composition, then outward to explore a wider perspective. Booth Brown will also discuss her artistic practice with emphasis on her influences and recent projects.
Join the AAM and our special guests on Monday, May 24, from 5–6:30 p.m. (MT) for an informal portfolio review. In this session, you will be able to apply all the new knowledge you’ve gained from the Art School Prep series and discuss five artwork submissions of your choice. Spaces are very limited, so please apply soon.
Join our AAM School, Youth, & Family Programs Manager, Elisabeth, and her niece, Anya, on Instagram Live for Art Studio Live!, to learn how to make your own papier-mâché masks. A good and messy time is sure to be had by all!
AAM exhibiting artist Abraham Cruzvillegas recently remarked that “slowing down is much more work than I imagined!” For many of us, this period is marked by new modes of efficiency and ingenuity which call into question our previously unquestioned processes of creative production. Cruzvillegas has spent much of his time in quarantine in his apartment in Paris, a city with a historical relationship to enclosure. He has since relocated to the French countryside, where he discusses how his daily life as an artist has shifted, how he has set new patterns, and what he has learned so far.
As an artist, how can one find a place for themselves when the dominant narrative sometimes diverges from their experience and values? How can one make the structure of critique useful? Breaking down the idea of the monolithic voice, especially as it relates to art, is an important part of Brooklyn-based artist and arts professor Damien Davis’s practice.
Let’s get together to explore a super creative and experimental form of printmaking called Collagraphy!
A collagraph is a type of print made from a textured collage or relief. They are easy to make because you can use interesting materials and common items found around your home. Collagraphs are one-of-a-kind works of art, and the results are always surprising.
For this week’s Art Studio Live!, we will recycle egg cartons and repurpose them to make cute animal friends! Please join us on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT) to make adorable turtles, ladybugs, and caterpillars!
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.