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Steamboat Mountain Film Festival kicks off this weekend with TGR film showing

CMC professor Mike Martin is the producer of the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival, Steamboat’s annual showcase of local and national snowsport films. The event kicks off tonight with a showing of Teton Gravity Research’s film “Higher,” featuring Jeremy Jones, at The Sheraton Steamboat Resort. This article was published in the Steamboat Pilot.

ourtesy  Tuck Graham (skier) and Nik Baden (snowboarder) hike a cheese wedge in the gated community while shooting for their new film. Photo was taken by Josh Satterfield.

Tuck Graham (skier) and Nik Baden (snowboarder) hike a cheese wedge in the gated community while shooting for their new film. Photo was taken by Josh Satterfield.

Steamboat Springs — A day of boarding or skiing can come with moments of pure and absolute bliss.

For some, that moment is more than just another day on the mountain. It’s a time to create art.

“If you look at any day riding, it’s unique to be able to capture something on film that you will have forever,” said Mike Martin, a professor at Colorado Mountain College and producer of the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival. “I can think of a lot of experiences ciick for full article

CMC in Edwards celebrates inaugural student art show

Colorado Mountain College and the Vail Valley Art Guild are presenting an inaugural student art show at CMC in Edwards on Sept. 12 with a free public reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening features works by CMC students and faculty, and includes refreshments and music by the Jeremiah Johnson Jazz Quartet.

Colorado Mountain College and the Vail Valley Art Guild are presenting an inaugural student art show at CMC in Edwards on Sept. 12 with a free public reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening features works by CMC students and faculty, and includes refreshments and music by the Jeremiah Johnson Jazz Quartet.

On Friday, Sept. 12, the Colorado Mountain College campus in Edwards will come alive with art and music. To celebrate the campus’s inaugural student art show, CMC ArtShare and the recently formed Vail Valley Art Guild will be hosting a free, public opening reception in the auditorium from 5 to 8 p.m.

The evening will feature drinks, appetizers, a renowned jazz quartet and the artwork of more than 30 talented Colorado Mountain College students and faculty. All artwork will be for sale and on view throughout the building during the month following the opening.

The impetus for the show came from a small but dedicated group of students, faculty and community members, excited to showcase the incredible work of local artists and engage the local community, said Roger Sheffield, CEO of the CMC Foundation and the college’s vice president for advancement. From mid-September through mid-October, the campus will be transformed into a Read more

Colorado-based photographer to exhibit work at CMC-Steamboat

Waterman Counterbalance

“Counterbalance” is one of the abstract photographs from Gayle Waterman that will be on exhibit at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs Aug. 28-Oct. 28

An exhibit of Basalt, Colo., photographer Gayle Waterman’s abstract work will be on display at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs beginning Aug. 28.

Through use of color and interpretative design, Waterman’s work shows an affinity for 20th century abstract painters Wassily Kandinsky and Georgia O’Keeffe. Waterman says she has a passion for taking an object, such as an antique, and focusing on one aspect of it, giving the viewer a new way to see the piece in a new context.

Through Oct. 28, Waterman’s abstract photography will be exhibited by CMC ArtShare on the first floor of the college’s academic and student services building in Steamboat Springs. Her work has also been featured in a solo exhibit at Colorado Mountain College’s ArtShare Gallery in Glenwood Springs in 2012.

Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Steamboat Springs is located at 1275 Crawford Ave. The academic and student services building is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College launches new name, season

Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College, formerly known as CMC Theatre, is preparing another new season of dramatic fare for audiences up and down the valley.

The season, produced by Jim and Connie Calaway of Carbondale, consists of four productions that will run from Oct. 17, 2014, through April 19, 2015. All performances will take place at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley, near Glenwood Springs. One of this season’s productions will also enjoy a run at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.

Opening the season is “The Rimers of Eldritch” Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 23-26, a play that focuses on a murder trial in a small Midwestern town. Next, Dec. 4-7 and 11-13 at Spring Valley and Jan. 23-24 in Aspen is the 2007 musical “The Glorious Ones,” which follows a theater troupe’s antics during the Italian Renaissance. “The Women of Lockerbie” runs Feb. 13-15 and 19-22 and tells the true story of the aftermath following the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988. The season closes with the French farce “A Flea in Her Ear,” a 1907 play set in Paris and full of belle epoque fun, April 10-12 and April 16-19.

Following the season’s offerings, a free student workshop on April 23 is open to the public.

Season tickets are on sale for the four-production series for $60, or $40 for students, seniors and CMC employees. All season ticket holders receive one additional ticket voucher, good for any one of the productions: Bring a friend, or see a show twice.

The Colorado Mountain College campus in Spring Valley is at 3000 County Road 114. Contact 947-8177 or svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu for more information and credit card purchases.

Painter Andrea Kemp comes home to Glenwood

Exhibit at CMC ArtShare Gallery showcases local artist now making impact on Front Range, internationally

unraveled by andrea kemp

Andrea Kemp’s “Unraveled” is one of the paintings in a solo exhibit of the artist’s work at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs. Kemp was born and raised in Glenwood and taught at CMC before moving to Golden on the Front Range. An opening reception of her show is on Sept. 5.

The next featured artist at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs will be coming from the Front Range to open her new solo show on Sept. 5. But for this figurative painter – Andrea Kemp – Glenwood Springs will feel like home. That’s because it is.

Kemp was born in 1981 in Glenwood, and was raised here as she developed her drawing, sketching and painting skills into her life’s calling.

“At first it wasn’t a thought in my mind that I would be able to make a living in the arts,” Kemp said. “For me, I was so fortunate to have family who not only appreciated the arts but also had artistic backgrounds themselves. On top of that, the community here is close-knit and supportive of the arts and youth. There are Read more

Sopris Theatre Company at CMC calls for actors for two productions

Sopris Theatre Company, formerly known as CMC Theatre, will hold open auditions for Lanford Wilson’s “The Rimers of Eldritch” on Sept. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. By appointment, auditions will take place at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley.

In “The Rimers of Eldritch,” a murder trial in a small Missouri hamlet brings to light prejudice, lies and inhumanity – not just on the part of the culprit, but within the souls of all. The cast consists of seven male roles and 10 female roles. Performance dates are Oct. 17-19 and 23-26. The play is directed by Sue Lavin.

Those auditioning for “The Rimers of Eldritch” are asked to prepare a one- to two-minute monologue.

Sept. 6 presents another opportunity to perform in a Sopris Theatre Company production when auditions will be held, also by appointment, for the musical “The Glorious Ones,” from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Callbacks will be Sept. 7, from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

“The Glorious Ones,” with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, follows a theater troupe during the Italian Renaissance both onstage and backstage, and contains rollicking good humor and bawdy fun. Seven male and female actors make up the cast. Performance dates are Dec. 4-7 and 11-13 at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley and Jan. 23-24 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. The play is directed by Brad Moore.

Those auditioning for “The Glorious Ones” are asked to prepare one two-minute monologue, and one short vocal performance displaying your range.

Call 947-8177 to make an appointment to audition for either play, or for more information.

Auditions for both performances will be held at the New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114.

Oil and gas ‘conversation’ covers health, fracking, water

This article first appeared in the Post Independent. By Heidi Rice

Former Garfield County Commissioner Trési Houpt, left, and keynote speaker Dr. Patty Limerick chat during a break at CMC's Community Conversations seminar at the Western Garfield County Campus on Saturday afternoon.

Former Garfield County Commissioner Trési Houpt, left, and keynote speaker Dr. Patty Limerick chat during a break at CMC’s Community Conversations seminar at the Western Garfield County Campus on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Heidi Rice.

RIFLE — Health, fracking and water were the main topics of discussion at Saturday afternoon’s “Community Conversations” event held by Colorado Mountain College at the West Garfield County Campus in Rifle.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Patty Limerick, a faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University Colorado and also a history professor.

Limerick kicked off the free event, which was attended by about 25 people, talking about her philosophy on education, communication and the application of historical perspectives to current issues and how to discuss them in a constructive way.

The seminar was called “Oil and Gas: The Adventures of a Historian in Tense Terrain.” Limerick used her expertise to analyze how people talk about Read more

Patty Limerick to bring balanced discussion about oil and gas to CMC in Rifle

By Carrie Click

Flyer promoting Patty Limerick talk at CMC RilfeIt’s not easy to pigeonhole Patty Limerick. She’s a tough Western woman and a Yale graduate. She’s known as being energetically funny, and she’s highly educated too, proving that the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

Best of all, Dr. Limerick takes a balanced, academic look at tough issues, helping guide others to more fully understand. The faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, she’s also a professor of history. She exemplifies the quintessentially objective educator ­– so balanced in her approach to controversial issues that it is often difficult to tell where she stands.

And that’s often her point. She lets the facts speak for themselves and respectful dialog shape the discussion.

“We have been longtime admirers of Patty’s work and we decided to see if we could get her to travel to the Western Slope,” said Nancy Genova, campus vice president of Colorado Mountain College in Rifle. “Her work in applying historical perspectives to current issues seemed a good way to guide us in building a Read more

Colorado Mountain College RagNerds

CMC’ers help raise funds for Special Olympics Colorado

Nearly two dozen Colorado Mountain College employees, family members and students came together from throughout the college’s numerous campuses to take part in the 194-mile, Copper Mountain to Snowmass, Ragnar Relay Colorado over the weekend to raise funds for Special Olympics Colorado.

CMC Team at Ragnar Relay Colorado

Shown here are CMC RagNerd team members (left to right, back row): Evan Weatherbie (Edwards), Carlos “Charlie” Estrada (Glenwood Springs), Lourra Barthuly (Eagle), Alisa Harnden (Steamboat Springs), Chris Harnden (Steamboat Springs), Tony Mendez (Basalt), Todd Schuster (Denver), Amy Blakey (Edwards); (left to right, front row) Stephanie Beste (Dillon), Nicole Fazande (Dillon), Jen Cantway (Glenwood Springs), Stacy Yarnell (Eagle) and Amanda Ingle (Rifle). Not pictured are team drivers Wendy Boomhower (Eagle), Kim Arnold (New Castle), Kirsten Gauthier-Newbury (Glenwood Springs) and team volunteers Debbie Novak and Deb Cutter. Photo Wendy Boomhower

What will drive future state economic success?

CMC President Carrie Besnette Hauser and Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, addressed economic development at a recent Vail Valley Partnership event. A Vail Daily News recap of the event, first published in the Vail Daily, is reprinted below.
CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, left, with Vail Valley Partnership President and CEO Chris Romer, right, participated in the July 22, 2014, Vail Valley Business Forum. Dr. Hauser spoke about how higher education can support changing workforce needs in the valley.

CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, left, with Vail Valley Partnership President and CEO Chris Romer, right, participated in the July 22, 2014, Vail Valley Business Forum. Dr. Hauser spoke about how higher education can support changing workforce needs in the valley.

VAIL — Colorado’s first regional economic initiative was completed before statehood. What comes next?

As the first transcontinental rail line was built in the 1860s, it soon became clear the line would skip Colorado — due mainly to the giant mountains bisecting the state. A group of business leaders in Denver communities to the north banded together to finance a rail line north from Denver to Cheyenne, the closest town to the transcontinental line.

The line was a boon to the mostly-farming communities along the new north-south line. Today, “Denver is Denver, and Cheyenne, is, well, Read more