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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.

Startup Weekend Western Colorado to turn ideas into business ventures

[Glenwood Springs, CO] – The weekend of Nov. 21-23, entrepreneurs and creative minds are invited to Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Center for Startup Weekend Western Colorado. This event will provide not only inspiration, but the resources required for building and launching a viable, scalable company.

During the weekend, participants share ideas, form teams around top vote-getting ideas, get advice and hear talks from successful entrepreneurs. They can learn needed skills, build prototype products and take the first steps in launching startup businesses.

Startup Weekend at CMC in Glenwood Springs will join more than 1,800 Startup events around the world in 2014 alone. Glenwood’s event coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23, which celebrates business innovators and job creators. As part of that celebration, Glenwood’s Startup Weekend will take part in the Global Startup Battle, a worldwide competition involving Startup teams from more than 100 countries. Glenwood’s winning team will be in line to Read more

Colorado Mountain College landscape painting exhibit comes ‘Close to Home’

 Five renowned artists are your neighbors

 By Carrie Click

“Boneyard,” by Andy Taylor, is one of the landscapes that will be on display in the exhibit “Close to Home” at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle through Jan. 10.

“Boneyard,” by Andy Taylor, is one of the landscapes that will be on display in the exhibit “Close to Home” at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle through Jan. 10.

Usually, it goes something like this: You arrive at an art exhibit and look around. If it’s a landscape show, you admire the talent and perspective of the painters, but you don’t recognize the scenes depicted. They depict a far-off beach or city, or maybe a historical event long since passed.

That’s not what happens at “Close to Home,” an exhibit that is hanging in the main hallway of Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Rifle through Jan. 10. The show features the works of five well-respected, collected local artists, four of whom live so close to the campus they could almost walk there from their studios. And the fifth artist, Andy Taylor, only lives as far away as Carbondale.

Artists flocking to Silt?

“The Grand Hogback,” by Dan Young, is one of the landscapes that will be on display in the exhibit “Close to Home” at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle through Jan. 10.

“The Grand Hogback,” by Dan Young, is one of the landscapes that will be on display in the exhibit “Close to Home” at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle through Jan. 10.

Rolling through the town of Silt, it might not immediately be apparent that the community is such a magnet for artists. But it’s where painters Dean Bowlby, Dan Young, Jane Lee and Lanny Grant live and work.

For Bowlby and Young, who attended Glenwood Springs High School together, a move down valley with room to breathe and to paint brought them to the town.

“It wasn’t intentional,” said Young of landing in Silt. “After I grew up in Glenwood, I wanted to get out of here Read more

Cesark presents ‘Floating Compression’ at CMC ArtShare Gallery

floating compression by k rhynus cesark

This porcelain and mixed-media site-specific sculpture, “Floating Compression I,” is among the artwork that will be on display at the CMC ArtShare Gallery Nov. 14-Jan. 4

By Carrie Cilck.

For those familiar with the work of the late architect Buckminster Fuller and his one-time student, sculptor Kenneth Snelson, the artwork of K Rhynus Cesark may strike a distant yet distinct chord. Cesark’s art is the focus of a solo exhibition, “Floating Compression,” at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs from Nov. 14 through Jan. 4.

“The exhibition title, ‘Floating Compression,’ came from the term ‘tensegrity,’” said Cesark. Tensegrity, coined by Fuller, is used mainly as an architectural term to describe tensional integrity, the use of components in compression (such as bars) inside a net of continuous tension, in which the components, or bars, don’t touch each other.

Snelson further explored the concept, coining the term “floating compression.” Tensional integrity appears in biology as well, as it pertains to Read more

Lois Gibbs to Speak at CMC in Edwards Nov. 6

Love Canal Activist to Interact with Students and the Public

By Carrie Click

lois gibbs protest

Lois Gibbs is known as the Mother of Superfund following her grassroots activism work at the Love Canal neighborhood in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Gibbs will speak at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards on Nov. 6.

You can count them off on a few fingers – a select group of young American women in the second half of the 20th century who dared to stand up, demand answers and enact change regarding grave environmental hazards plaguing their families, neighborhoods and communities.

There was Karen Silkwood, made famous for her activism regarding the health and safety of nuclear facility workers, and there is Erin Brockovich, who led a successful legal battle against contaminated drinking water.

And there is Lois Gibbs who, in 1978, as a 27-year-old mother and housewife, refused to back down after discovering that her neighborhood was sitting on, next to and near 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals, resulting in serious health issues amongst her family and neighbors. After a two-year struggle, she successfully urged President Jimmy Carter to relocate herself, her children and more than 800 families from Love Canal, the name of their toxic neighborhood in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The Sustainability Speaker Series at Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Edwards is hosting Lois Gibbs Nov. 5-6. While she is in Colorado, Gibbs will be involved in classes with sustainability studies students from throughout the college, and in workshops on environmental and community justice. A free public Read more

A celebration of 50 years of Colorado wilderness

Photographer John Fielder to present wilderness images at CMC Edwards

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of America’s Wilderness Act, renowned photographer John Fielder will present his favorite wilderness images at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, from 3-5 pm.

Fielder has been photographing the beauty of Colorado for 40 years. An avid environmentalist, he uses his photography to promote the protection of Colorado’s wild landscapes. Fielder’s conservation efforts earned him the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award in 1993 and the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first Achievement Award in 2011.

The event is free and will take place in Room 118 ln the CMC Edwards campus.

John Fielder's photo "Notch Lake Sunrise #2, Mount Massive Wilderness, near Leadville" is one example of the photographer's stunning series of photographs capturing Colorado's  Wilderness Areas.YOu can see the photographer's images in person at CMC Edwards Tuesday night, Nov. 4. Photo: John Fielder

John Fielder’s photo “Notch Lake Sunrise #2, Mount Massive Wilderness, near Leadville” is one example of the photographer’s stunning series of photographs capturing Colorado’s wilderness areas. Fielder will present a slideshow of over 200 of his wilderness images in person Tuesday, Nov. 4. at CMC Edwards from 3-5 pm. Photo: John Fielder

 

16th annual Screamboat Chamber of Horrors is back with a few new surprises

This article was printed in Explore Steamboat. By Audrey Dwyer.

A scary cast of characters will be on hand for this year's Screamboat Chamber of Horror at Colorado Mountain College this Halloween season. The haunted house will open from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 30 and 31. The haunted house is a fundraiser for the college's Sky Club.

A scary cast of characters will be on hand for this year’s Screamboat Chamber of Horror at Colorado Mountain College this Halloween season. The haunted house will open from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 30 and 31. The haunted house is a fundraiser for the college’s Sky Club. Photo: John F. Russell.

— As students and faculty diligently work on preparations for the 16th annual Screamboat Chamber of Horror, they can’t help but think of the emotional roller coaster the brave guests will experience.

“It makes them feel the goosebumps, the hairs standing up on the back of their neck and their heart thumping,” said Jimmy Westlake, Colorado Mountain College astronomy professor. “It makes them feel alive when they are so Read more