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This week's entertainment highlights from Roaring Fork Valley

2021 10×10 Name Unseen Silent Auction on Art Base.
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Summer Series: Maysha Mohamedi, August 4th at 12:30pm

Join a free conversation with featured artist Meisha Mohammedy (registration required). It will be held at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She received her BA in 2002 from the University of California, San Diego, studying Cognitive Science with a specialization in Neuroscience. After she graduated, she earned her MFA in Painting at the California Institute of the Arts in San Francisco in 2011.

In her abstract paintings, the artist meditates on self and consciousness through a singular vocabulary of color, composition and mark-making. Her educational background in neuroscience is reflected in the vibrancy and expansiveness of her paintings. Freed from the constraints and dictates of the three-dimensional world, her immersive work exudes a sense of freedom and infinity. For Mohammedi, viewers are equal creators of this universe sharing infinite possibilities. andersonranch.org

Meisha Mohammedy
Megan Serminaro

Hamilton Agea Raising the Curtain: August 4-5

Hamilton Agier lives in a world that revitalizes the senses of the Florida coast, which inspires his work.



“I seek to dissolve the wall between the outer and inner space, between the outer reality and the inner soul of the artist,” he writes.

His art, which ranges from seascapes and landscapes to flowers and abstract paintings, ignites the human consciousness and the natural tendency towards paradoxes. Stillness and hyperactivity. Vitality versus pain,” he wrote. “By employing the design principles of rhythm, my work creates a sense of awe and wonder.” Aspen Grove for his Fine His Art. aspengrovefineart.com



Hamilton Agia
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“Bright Star” August 4-6

Theater Aspen Education presents “Bright Star” as its final educational production of the summer. “Bright Star” is the culmination of his four-week training and production program for grades 7 through her 12.

“This show is a celebration of the talent of our children and our entire community. We have young actors, out-of-state children and adult community actors from everywhere from Aspen to Newcastle. Some have lived in the valley for decades, while others visit every summer. , will be a magical show for the whole family,” said Vanessa Strahan, director of education at Theater Aspen.

The show is directed by director Robbie Simpson, who visited New York City. Simpson is best known for his 2021 national tour and his stage rendition of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” live in New York City.

Inspired by a true story, this Tony Award-nominated musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell follows two different timelines in the 1920s and 1940s. A soldier who has just returned from World War II meets acclaimed literary editor Alice Murphy. As they attempt to confront Alice’s past, they discover a secret that will change her life. This summer youth production is family-friendly, fun, and heartfelt. Showtimes are as follows: August 4th at 10am. August 5th at 10am and 2pm. August 6th at 2pm and 6pm. Aspen Chapel. theaterspen.org

Khalil Khan-Farooqi (middle) plays Billy Cane. A photo taken during a recent rehearsal for “Bright Star.”
Madeleine Coutone

10 x 10 people undisclosed silent auction, Viewing starts on August 5th

Art Base executive director Skye Skinner said: “Our supporters love trying to guess who created these amazing works of art, and our participating artist donated her amazing work in 2022.”

You’ll have the chance to watch the nameless silent auction of 10×10 until August 19th, and you can bid online until the auction closes on August 20th at 6:30pm.

Ticket holders at Art Base’s annual party on August 20th will have one last chance to see the work in person. Afterwards, they head to Lions Park for a catered dinner, a program on arts-based educational programs, and the annual Paddle Raise from 7-9pm. art award. Tickets: theartbase.org

“Art is a powerful lens through which we can view ourselves and our world. Art education helps us learn how to use that lens and share its vast potential,” says the award’s When asked about the award, Booth-Brown said.

Teresa Booth Brown, 2022 Melva Bucksbaum Dedication to the Arts Winner.
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Plain Air Art Festival, 12pm-7pm, August 8-14

Colorado artists come to paint for five days at Snowmass’ first-ever Plain Air Art Festival. Artwork will be available for viewing and purchase at Snowmass Base Village on August 13-14. gosnowmass.com

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.

This nearly two-hour documentary explores singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen through the prism of the internationally acclaimed hymn “Hallelujah.” The songwriter and his time, records his dramatic journey from rejects to top hits on his label, and major recordings where “Hallelujah” became a personal touchstone. I am drawing. Approved for production shortly before Cohen’s 80th birthday in 2014, the film contains Cohen’s personal notes, journals, photographs, footage of performances, invaluable audio recordings and interviews. Cohen has access to the trust’s unprecedented wealth of archival material.

Note: For a complete calendar of events, please visit the aspentimes.com calendar.