Repurpose yogurt containers into planters in this week’s Art Studio Live! Join us at 2:30 p.m. (MT) and transform your food containers into vibrant homes for plants.
Summer Sloane-Britt is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University who recently relocated to Los Angeles. For this session of Slow.Look.Live., Sloane-Britt will speak about the complex politics of working within systems of higher education and museums, and how these institutions are both making slow but important changes that stem from grassroots movements. She will elaborate on the ways that systems are being called into question. Sloane-Britt will also speak about the weirdness of this moment and a nostalgia for a New York City that does not seem to exist anymore.
Do you have a favorite spot in your house or neighborhood? Is there a place you’ve always wanted to explore? Follow an AAM Educator around Aspen and learn to make a personalized map of your journey.
A Colorado native, Evan Zislis joins the Aspen Institute with over twenty years of experience in the Roaring Fork Valley as an educator, social entrepreneur, and community advocate. With a career focused on building relationships through program development and organizational leadership, Evan’s expansive network in the public and private sectors strategically positions him to launch and direct the Hurst Community Initiative. A collaboration among regional partners, this initiative aims to find solutions to emerging issues and offer support to local populations hit hardest by today’s defining challenges.
Bring your kitchen utensils to life by turning them into puppets. Join us on Wednesday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. (MT) for a unique Art Studio Live! experience. Minimal art supplies are needed for this project, but be sure to bring a big imagination and lots of creativity!
Leah Aegerter grew up in Seattle, WA, and received her BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. She has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since graduating.
David Wang has worked in the culinary field for the past decade, mostly in the Roaring Fork Valley. Through his time at various establishments here, David has honed his craft, developing his personal cooking style to highlight the flavors from his childhood and East-Asian heritage.
Together, they will reflect on some of the common ideas that influence their two diverse disciplines and how working at Anderson Ranch has changed this summer.
Create natural collages using materials found outside! We will revisit the concept of impermanence from an earlier Art Studio Live! session by building collages, taking photos of them, and leaving outside for others to enjoy!
Slow.Look.Live. began as a way to reach out to people sheltering in various places due to COVID-19. Over the past five months, we’ve spoken with nearly two dozen creative minds across three continents about productivity (and the lack thereof), pivoting to respond to the global upheaval of the pandemic, and the increasing volume of conversations surrounding social justice and Black Lives Matter movements. We’ve meditated, danced, listened to music together, and heard directly from artists about their works in progress. We’ve even toured a compost heap to reflect on worms and cycles of life and death. In our last session of Slow.Look.Live., AAM Learning Director Rachel Ropeik and Assistant Curator Simone Krug reflect on the program and what they have learned from their collaboration.
In this week’s Art Studio Live!, we will recycle egg cartons and old art to make a 3-dimensional landscape. For this activity, be sure to save an egg carton, gather old 2-D artwork, and collect organic matter such as leaves, dirt, and rocks to transform into your 3-D wall hanging.
In collaboration with our presenting community partner Aspen Film and Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS), the AAM is proud to host two screenings of the newly restored 1959 classic Jazz on a Summer’s Day, considered one of the most extraordinary—and possibly the first—concert films ever made.
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.