A&E at a Glance
Beginning with a free public reception from 47 p.m. today at the Aspen Meadows’ Kresge Building, the Aspen Art Museum’s Young Curators of the Roaring Fork present their 2007 exhibition, “iSight.” The exhibition will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 6. “iSight” features 34 works of art by an equal number of artists from high schools and middle schools throughout the valley. The exhibition theme focuses on the role of music in culture. The Young Curators invited artists between the ages of 13 and 21 to submit artwork that responded visually to a song/composition of their choosing. In all, more than 90 works were submitted from which the final artworks were selected. “iSight” will be accompanied by a free cell phone audio tour that allows visitors to hear Young Curators’ comments on some of the works, as well as some of the songs to which the artists chose to respond.
Carbondale Middle School is “Takin’ it to the Streets” by hosting Community Expo Night from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, on Main Street in Carbondale as part of the town’s First Fridays program. The event showcases arts activities, community partnerships and learning projects that are an integral part of the educational program at CMS. Join CMS students, staff and parents in this celebration of learning with: • A student art retrospective at the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities gallery;• Poetry readings at The Lift Coffeehouse;• A student film screening at the Crystal Theater;• Live band performance at Fourth and Main streets;• C4K Build a Computer partnership on Main Street;• “Sustainable Settings: From Farm to Table” partnership and living history museum at the Geo Store; and• Community Chess Challenge at the Kahhak Fine Arts School.For more information, call Ami Maes or Adam Carballiera at 384-5700.
Glenwood Dance Academy’s Danse Arts Theatre Company performs its production of “Alice in Our Wonderland,” featuring special guests the Jr. Wahines, at 7:30 p.m. May 18-19 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Follow Alice on a dance filled musical adventure to new and exciting places, through the rabbit hole to the Baja, on to the South Pacific where she meets some pirates and Polynesian dancers. Then its a living garden and a pack of stray cats and of course the Mad Hatter Tea Party. A special children’s performance takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, featuring Glenwood Dance Academy students. Advance tickets are on sale now at http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com or by calling 920-5770.
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