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.
Little Sun is:
An attractive, high-quality, solar-powered LED lamp developed by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen.
A social business focused on getting clean, reliable, affordable light to the 1.2 billion people worldwide without access to electricity.
A global project connecting the world through sharing light.
We are a social business and global project addressing the need for light in a sustainable way that benefits communities without electricity, creates local jobs, and generates local profits.
Little Sun is not a charity. Rather than a short-term fix of donating lamps to areas without electricity (known as “off-grid” areas), we focus on the longer-term goal of building profitable local businesses that distribute Little Sun light. Because it’s not just about delivering light to people—it matters how it gets there.
Little Sun currently has distribution in eight African countries: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa, as well as in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan.
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.