More than one 100 19th and 20th century Japanese bamboo baskets from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection will be on display at the Aspen Art Museum, beginning Friday, Feb. 15. The exhibit runs through April 7.This traveling exhibition of rarely shown artworks was organized by The Asia Society, New York, and curated by Mary Hunt Kahlenberg. The Aspen presentation is funded by the AAM National Council.Traditionally, basket makers spend as many as 10 years learning their craft; only then do they begin to develop a personal style and exhibit their own works. Three of the masters whose works are well represented in this exhibition have been designated as Living National Treasures, the highest honor Japan bestows on its artists.For details, call 925-8050.A free public lecture, “Looking Into Basket Space,” by Art in America senior editor Janet Koplos, will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen.

Visiting artist Josh DeWeese will host “Making Pottery as an Expressive Art Form,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23, at the Carbondale Clay Center. Cost is $100. For details, call 963-2529 or visit

Recent works by Carol Rothrock are on display at The Village Smithy from Jan. 24 through March 6. The show includes acrylic and pastel landscape paintings and impressions of local surroundings. The artist is represented in galleries in Park City, Utah, Carbondale, and Charleston and Hilton Head, S.C. The Smithy is open everyday until 2 p.m., serving breakfast and lunch, and is located on the corner of 3rd and Main in Carbondale.

Hearts & Souls, a non-juried exhibit of art by healers and by artists inspired by the power of the healing arts, will be held Feb. 8-28, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. The multi-dimensional show includes works by more than 20 local artists. Call 945-2414 for details.

“Aspen Area Photographers,” an exhibit of works by Roaring Fork Valley photographers from Aspen to New Castle, is on exhibit through March 10, at the Aspen Chapel Gallery. Call 925-7184 for details.

“Art & Ecology: A Bi-national Exhibition,” with contemporary mixed media by artists from Mexico and the United States, is currently at CMC Gallery, 831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 945-8367 for details.

The Wyly Community Art Center is currently showing “Portraits, Etcetera,” a gallery exhibit of two- and three-dimensional artwork created by the Mountain Valley Artists collective. All artists are clients of Mountain Valley Developmental Services in Glenwood Springs, a human services organization providing encouragement and support to persons with developmental disabilities.While “Portraits, Etcetera” is the first show at Wyly for the artists at MVDS, the organization has collaborated with the art center since 1997.The Wyly Community Art Center is located at 1199 Woody Creek Road and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or by appointment. For details, call 923-1252.

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