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Colorado Mountain College offers info nights at three Colorado locations

poster image of CMC Info nightsProspective students and parents from the Front Range and Western Slope can learn more about educational opportunities at Colorado Mountain College during several upcoming information nights.

Colorado Mountain College faculty, staff, students and alumni will be on hand to answer questions about academic programs, residential life, admissions and financial aid. All sessions are scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. on the following dates in Westminster, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction:

• Westminster: Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Blvd.; more at coloradomtn.edu/westminster
Colorado Springs: Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Dr.; more at coloradomtn.edu/coloradosprings
Grand Junction: Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Holiday Inn Grand Junction Airport, 2751 Crossroads Blvd.; more at coloradomtn.edu/grandjunction

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Noted astrophysicist speaks about mission to Pluto

NASA's New Horizons robotic spacecraft.

NASA’s New Horizons robotic spacecraft.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – January signals the beginning of a journey to reach a new planet, the first time NASA has launched such an effort since 1989. Between January and July NASA’s New Horizons robotic spacecraft will explore planet Pluto – yes, even the space agency says it’s a planet – and its five moons.

Steamboat Springs audiences will be able to learn about the much-anticipated flyby from University of Colorado professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences Dr. Fran Bagenal this month. Bagenal is a noted researcher in the fields of space plasmas and planetary magnetospheres. Among the planetary sciences missions she has worked on are the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Juno mission to Jupiter.

The free talk, hosted by Colorado Mountain College’s student astronomy club, the SKY Club, will be held at the Allbright Family Auditorium on the CMC campus in Steamboat at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Justice Snow’s and Isaacson School partner for Writ Large storytelling series

Inaugural Isaacson School and Justice Snow’s “Writ Large” event takes place tonight, Jan. 14, at 8:30 p.m.

This article was first published in the Aspen Times. By Andrew Travers.

Justice Snow’s and the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College are launching a new storytelling series this week at the downtown bar and restaurant.

Titled “Writ Large,” the bimonthly series will feature true personal stories, told live, from Isaacson School students and members of the general public in a forum reminiscent of the popular radio show “The Moth.”

“Expect to be touched,” said organizer Alya Howe. “When I watched the rehearsal, some made me laugh and some made me cry.”

Storytellers at the inaugural free event Wednesday, Jan. 14 include local comedian Glenn Smith, Aspen-based voice actor Susan Terra (whose work has Read more

‘Traces of Place’

This story about a CMC ArtShare exhibit featuring Alix Knipe, an internationally recognized ceramic artist and CMC ceramics instructor who lives in Carbondale, was written by Glenwood Post Independent arts editor Jessica Cabe. It appeared in the Jan. 8 Post Independent.

Potter Alix Knipe stands among a few of her pieces in the CMC ArtShare Gallery in Glenwood Springs. "Traces of Place," a new solo exhibit of her work inspired by landscapes, opened on Jan. 9 and is on display through Feb. 27. Jessica Cabe/Post Independent

Potter Alix Knipe stands among a few of her pieces in the CMC ArtShare Gallery in Glenwood Springs. “Traces of Place,” a new solo exhibit of her work inspired by landscapes, opened on Jan. 9 and is on display through Feb. 27. Jessica Cabe/Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Alix Knipe, an internationally recognized ceramics artist living in Carbondale, lost her fear of failure when failure became inevitable.

She was working in Avanos, Turkey, in 2011 and 2012 on a Fulbright Research Fellowship Grant. Avanos is one of the two largest pottery towns in the country, with caves carved out of the soft hillsides serving as studios. Knipe learned a lot about the philosophy of creating ceramics in Turkey, a philosophy rooted in tradition and quite the opposite of America’s need for innovation in art. But she also learned that she will push boundaries harder when failure is the only option.

Knipe said that with other artforms, it’s common to fail frequently in the beginning and less so as you hone your craft. With ceramics, failure is consistent and Read more

‘The Glorious Ones’ comes to Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House in January

Colorado Mountain College’s Sopris Theatre Company presents “The Glorious Ones,” a bawdy musical about a 16th century Italian theater troupe, at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House Jan. 23-24. From left are cast members Allie Kurzka, Jesse Monsalve, Paige Ulmer, David Collier, Ciara Morrison, Scott Elmore and Chris Walsh. Photo Scot Gerdes

Colorado Mountain College’s Sopris Theatre Company presents “The Glorious Ones,” a bawdy musical about a 16th century Italian theater troupe, at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House Jan. 23-24. From left are cast members Allie Kurzka, Jesse Monsalve, Paige Ulmer, David Collier, Ciara Morrison, Scott Elmore and Chris Walsh. Photo Scot Gerdes

When the X Games comes to Aspen in January, Colorado Mountain College’s theater troupe, Sopris Theatre Company (formerly CMC Theatre), will offer up an entirely different kind of spectacle when it presents “The Glorious Ones,” a fun and bawdy musical about a 16th century Italian Commedia dell’arte troupe.

Directed by Brad Moore, seven archetypal characters will carouse their way through this memorable performance. Read more

‘Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe’ opens on Jan. 9 at CMC ArtShare Gallery

“Language of Lost and Found,” 25” x 19”, is one of Alix Knipe’s ceramic sculptures that will soon be on display at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs. A free opening reception for “Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe” is set for Jan. 9, and the exhibit will be on display through Feb. 27.

“Language of Lost and Found,” 25” x 19”, is one of Alix Knipe’s ceramic sculptures that will soon be on display at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs. A free opening reception for “Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe” is set for Jan. 9, and the exhibit will be on display through Feb. 27.

Internationally recognized ceramic artist Alix Knipe will be the focus of “Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe,” a solo exhibit of her work, opening Jan. 9 at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs.

Based in Carbondale, Knipe has taught ceramic arts at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle and Aspen. She has received numerous academic and fine arts scholarships and awards, among them a Fulbright Research Fellowship studying pottery in Turkey and a National Council for Ceramic Arts Graduate Student Fellowship studying ceramics in Burma.

Knipe’s exhibit opens with a free public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 9. The show runs through Feb. 27. CMC ArtShare Gallery, 802 Grand Ave., in Glenwood Springs, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 947-8367 or visit cmcartshare.com.

Gone Clubbin’

This article on the Pottery Club of Aspen’s annual Holiday Pottery Sale was first printed in the Aspen Daily News. The event runs from Dec. 11-13 at CMC in Aspen. Numerous CMC faculty and students take part.

Two Dozen Potters Find a Common Interest, and Put it On Sale
Photo of pottery by Jordan Curet.

Photo: Jordan Curet.

We’ve got ski clubs and equestrian clubs. There are mushroom-hunting clubs and broomball clubs, running clubs and book clubs. The Roaring Fork Valley is home to hundreds of groups of people who get together and bond over a shared interest.

Most of them don’t get their time in the spotlight, but for the Pottery Club of Aspen, this is their chance to shine. Every holiday season, the nearly 25 members of the group put their products on sale at Aspen’s Colorado Mountain College  annual pottery sale.

But, the sale is not just a sale, say members, and the group is not just a group. Read more

Sopris Theatre Company brings Renaissance-era comedy to Glenwood

This article on CMC’s Sopris Theatre Company’s latest production, The Glorious Ones, was printed in the Glenwood Post Independent. The production runs Dec. 4 through Dec. 6, Dec. 11-13 and Dec. 7 at the New Space Theatre at CMC in Glenwood Springs.

Sopris Theatre Company presents "The Glorious Ones," a bawdy musical about a theater troupe during the Italian Renaissance. Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Sopris Theatre Company presents “The Glorious Ones,” a bawdy musical about a theater troupe during the Italian Renaissance. Photo: Scot Gerdes.

The latest production from Sopris Theatre Company bounces from over-the-top humor to quiet, empathetic moments — and right back again.

“The Glorious Ones,” a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (who also wrote “Ragtime,” “Seussical” and more), is a bawdy show that follows a 16th century Commedia dell’arte acting troupe onstage and off during the Italian Renaissance.

Commedia dell’arte was a style of improvisation during the Renaissance that set the foundation for modern sitcoms. It uses a set of stock characters, most of them masked, and places them in different situations. Click for full article

CMC photo students to give free portraits via Help-Portrait Dec. 5

A family gets ready for their portrait during the 2012 Help-Portrait event in Glenwood Springs. Students from Colorado Mountain College's Professional Photography program have participated in the event for the past five years.

A family gets ready for their portrait during the 2011Help-Portrait event in Glenwood Springs. The 2014 Help-Portrait event takes place this Friday, Dec. 5, at CMC in Carbondale and marks the fifth year that students from Colorado Mountain College’s professional photography program will be volunteering their time and expertise. Photo: Klaus Kocher.

The faculty, staff and students of the professional photography program at Colorado Mountain College’s Isaacson School for New Media will be at the college’s Lappala Center in Carbondale on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., providing free portraits as part of the international Help-Portrait movement.

Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need. There will be multiple portrait studios set up at the Lappala Center and portraits will be printed and delivered that night.

This is a charity event and there is absolutely no cost for the portraits.

This is the fifth year the professional photography program has participated in Help-Portrait, bringing hundreds of free portraits to the residents of the Roaring Read more

Restorative justice event at CMC Leadville

Reprinted from the Leadville Herald Democrat.

Full Circle of Lake County will present a program on restorative justice on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at Colorado Mountain College.

The main speaker of the night will be Sharletta Evans. In 1995, Evans lost her 3-year-old son in a drive-by shooting. During the presentation, Evans will talk about her story and how the restorative justice process assisted in not only providing healing to herself, but the offender and the community.

Evans organizes anti-gang programs, advocates for judicial reform in Colorado and across the country and was featured in the film “Lost for Life,” a documentary about juveniles serving life in prison.

The night will also include presentations by Colorado Representatives Pete Lee and Millie Hamner. Lee has been a champion of restorative justice programs and legislation in Colorado.

Full Circle instituted a community wide restorative justice program as well as one in the Lake County School District this fall. The night will also include a presentation about Full Circle’s restorative justice programs. Light food and beverages will be provided and Spanish interpretation is available. There is no cost to attend.