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  • Jul 29, 2020

    • Join Elisabeth from the Aspen Art Museum and Phebe from Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) for a special Art Studio Live! Elisabeth and Phebe will take a nature walk around Hallam Lake to explore the design of animal homes, natural art-making materials, and the wonderful relationship between art, nature, and impermanence!

  • Aug 7, 2020

    • 4 PM Slow. Look. Live.

      Carrie Mae Weems

      Acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems will discuss RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!, her new art initiative currently featured in the Aspen Times Artist Takeover series. Weems’s project alludes to recommendations that people stay six feet apart from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to draw attention to the ways in which the deadly virus has disproportionately impacted people of color. Printed on posters, billboards, flyers, and other public-facing platforms, Weems’s photo-based campaign seeks to heighten public awareness of the impact of social and economic disparity while also paying homage to the essential workers who have placed themselves in harm’s way during the pandemic. Weems will speak about the immediate messaging of this project and prompt a broader dialogue about the long-term toll on the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

  • Aug 12, 2020

    • 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.

  • Aug 14, 2020

    • 4 PM Slow. Look. Live.

      Summer Sloane-Britt

      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.

  • Aug 19, 2020

    • 10:39 AM Art Studio Live!

      Art Studio Live!
      Map Your Journey

      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.

  • Aug 21, 2020

    • 4 PM Slow. Look. Live.

      Evan Zislis

      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.

  • Aug 26, 2020

    • 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!

  • Aug 28, 2020

    • 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.

  • Sep 2, 2020

    • 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!

  • Sep 4, 2020

    • 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.