2016 Programming & Events

Sharon and John Hoffman Private Collection


hoffmanFriday, August 5

10 am | VIP Tour

The Aspen home of Sharon and John Hoffman was built in the 1880s and was one of the first five houses built after the discovery of silver. The founder of the Aspen Times newspaper was the first owner. The Hoffmans purchased the home in 2002 and completely restored it inside and out. The outside is original with an Observatory added in 1968 which has now become a landmark. The inside is contemporary with open architecture and cork floors.

The art collection consists of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and ceramics. Some artists of note are Frankenthaler, Christo, Starns, Plensa, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Leonardo Drew and Richard Mosse. Ceramic artists include Voulkos, Autio, Ferguson and Gustin. Read more about Sharon and John Hoffman’s home and collection here.

Limited space available. RSVP required (kate@urban-expo.com). Transportation is not provided.

 

Joseph Lorusso: Java with Joseph

LorussoFriday, August 5
12 pm | Bonner David Galleries, booth B6

Noted artist Joseph Lorusso explains the inspiration behind his latest figurative works, featuring couples engaged in their most intimate conversations. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Lorusso and his distinctive perspective.

 

Daniel Cohen: The Facts

DanielCohenFriday, August 5
1 pm | Bruce Lurie Gallery, booth B17

Does the average person actually read the Nutrition Fact label on the back of food products? Artist Daniel Cohen will discuss his series, “Narcotic Facts,” a wry, humorous exploration of food and drug packaging.

Laura Kimpton and Ian Ross: Artist Meet & Greet

KimptonRossFriday, August 5
5 pm | Zener Schon Contemporary Art, booth B15

Please join Zener Schon Contemporary Art for champagne and an intimate atmosphere to talk one-on-one with Laura Kimpton and Ian Ross, two of America’s most renegade, innovative artists. Kimpton and Ross will describe their trajectory, and examine the gap between historical assemblage art, monumental installations, murals, and philanthropic/large scale public art, to today’s world of discerning private art enthusiasts who aspire to collect art with an edge as well as a conscience.

Private Tour of Anderson Ranch Arts Center

AndersonRanchSaturday, August 6
10 am | Anderson Ranch Arts Center
VIP EVENT | Registration Required

In 1966, just as the ski industry began to blossom, local resort developers envisioned an arts and cultural center for the valley and surrounding community. They called on artist Paul Soldner, who chose the Anderson Ranch property as the location for that venue, to make it a reality.

This year, Anderson Ranch celebrates 50 years at the forefront of art making and ideas in art.  Join Associate Director & Artistic Director of Ceramics, Doug Casebeer on a behind-the-scenes tour of this renowned facility.

Limited space available. RSVP required (kate@urban-expo.com). Transportation is not provided.

Adam Brown: How Nature Speaks to Me

AdamBrownSaturday, August 6
1:30 pm | Charon Kransen Arts, booth B19

Photographer Adam Brown will discuss the importance of communing with nature to his work, most of which is inspired by landscape, though not in a literal or representational sense. Brown will discuss his attempts to convey the “feeling” of place that he experiences.

Raymond Jonson: Absolute Art

RaymondJonsonSaturday, August 6
2 pm | Lecture Room

Although Raymond Jonson’s celebrity was not that of other painters who traveled to New Mexico, such as Georgia O’Keeffe or Marsden Hartley, he was one of the foremost 20th century non-objective painters in America, and his contributions were on par with the most celebrated Modern artists. Gallerist Matthew Rowe will discuss the work of this modernist painter and his views on what made Jonson a great artist.

Presented by Addison Rowe Fine Art, booth A9

Albert Sanford: The Importance of Text in Contemporary Art

MaximillianSaturday, August 6
3 pm | Galerie Maximillian

Text-based art has been an important sub-movement in contemporary art since the 1960s. Gallerist Albert Sanford will discuss use of text in the work of artists Richard Prince, Mel Bochner, and Harland Miller.

If Art Fairs Are the New Discos – What are Museums?

DadoneSaturday, August 6
3:30 pm | Lecture Room

David Dadone, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art will discuss the elements that come together to create a great art scene. BMOCA is committed to developing creative programs and engaging diverse audiences, and Dadone will address the ways in which art fairs and museums can partner to accomplish this goal.

Edwina Sandys: Eve & Adam

Edwina SandysSaturday, August 6
4:30 pm | ART | BASTION, booth A15

Artist Edwina Sandys will sign copies of this unusual and provocative take on the ancient story. Forty original illustrations drawn with Edwina’s incisive line and vibrant color, throw new light on this famous First Couple as they are projected from the Garden of Eden into Modern Times. There is an unusual twist as the author suggests what may be around the corner in the New Millennium.

Laura Kimpton and Ian Ross: Artist Meet & Greet

KimptonRossSaturday, August 6
6 pm | Zener Schon Contemporary Art, booth B15

Please join Zener Schon Contemporary Art for champagne and an intimate atmosphere to talk one-on-one with Laura Kimpton and Ian Ross, two of America’s most renegade, innovative artists. Kimpton and Ross will describe their trajectory, and examine the gap between historical assemblage art, monumental installations, murals, and philanthropic/large scale public art, to today’s world of discerning private art enthusiasts who aspire to collect art with an edge as well as a conscience.

Visit the Casterline|Goodman Gallery

CasterlineGoodmanSunday, August 7
11 am | VIP Event | Registration Required
Casterline | Goodman Gallery

Join us for a special visit to Casterline|Goodman Gallery. Specializing in post-war and contemporary art, the Casterline|Goodman Gallery shows first-tier original artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries, including original paintings, sculptures and drawings by established artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol. (more…)

From Greeley to Aspen and All of the Places in Between

GinoMilesSunday, August 7
2 pm | Lecture Room

Working in both monumental and small dimensions since the 1970s, sculptor Gino Miles has been inspired primarily by 20th century European masters such as Moore, Brancusi, Archipenko, and Marini. Miles will discuss his life and his work, through which he distills his love of the classical figure and objects found in nature, working with a sparse and contemporary language that embodies tranquility. Stripped of an overt narrative, Miles’ abstract forms achieve a poetic harmony of man and nature, with subtle references to both the human form and ancient cultures.