The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Museum educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted living communities of Whitcomb Terrace in Aspen and Heritage Park in Carbondale. Physically independent seniors are invited for monthly gatherings at the Aspen Art Museum, where drawing activities and free food and refreshments are offered at SO, the AAM’s Andrea and James Gordon Café.
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Winter Workshops are designed for children ages 4–10 to explore contemporary art. In the spirit of providing a laboratory for young artists, this year’s Winter Workshops take a free, choice-based approach that allows participants time to imagine, experiment, and make, sparked by experiences in the galleries. Sessions can be experienced as stand-alone classes or as part of a three-day workshop.
Session Three: Thursday, December 31, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Exhibition Focus: A Fragile But Marvelous Life
Create a living artwork in the form of a musical group performance with an assortment of experimental, handcrafted instruments.
Members: $28 per class
Nonmembers: $30 per class
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