Anderson Ranch Center plans for a busy summer |

Anderson Ranch Center plans for a busy summer

Stewart Oksenhorn

The Anderson Ranch Arts Center is already planning for the beehive of activity it is expecting this summer on its Snowmass Village campus.

“We have workshops in all the disciplines. We have lectures twice a week, and gallery openings once a week and exhibitions throughout the summer,” said Anderson Ranch communications coordinator Dsa Bausov.

Adding to the activity level is the new Schermer Meeting Room, which should raise the quality and comfort of public lectures.

At the center of Anderson Ranch’s busy summer is the Summer Workshop program. The Ranch will offer more than 100 workshops, in disciplines ranging from painting to woodworking to digital imaging to children’s workshops, taught by a variety of local artists, renowned visiting artists, and Anderson Ranch program directors.

The Ranch expects some 1,150 students to participate in the upcoming Summer Workshop program, and Bausov said the Ranch would like a good portion of those attendees to come from the local populace. Some 800 of the spots are already filled, so those who want to investigate art at a deep level are encouraged to enroll soon. Bausov suggested that workshops in the creative studies department are ideal for beginning art students.

“They’re all about art history and art appreciation,” said Bausov, adding that several of the creative studies workshops are one-week programs that meet from 9 a.m. to noon. “It’s great for locals who are interested in art, but are not sure where to start. It’s a great introduction.”

Among the programs in the creative studies area are “New York: Outside In,” taught by Sue Scott; “Connoisseurship – Interpreting and Judging Art Works,” taught by professor and critic Terry Barrett; and a pair of art history courses, “Modernism Between the Wars” and “Post Modernism,” instructed by David Brauer.

A particularly interesting educational experience should be “Mind, Body and Art,” a multidiscipline workshop led by local artist Linda Girvin and Soto Zen Buddhist monk Michael Newhall. The course is offered by Anderson Ranch in conjunction with Boulder’s Naropa Institute.

“It’s a class that will integrate Zen meditation, yoga, writing and photography,” said Bausov.

Another unique course is “Mirroring Ourselves, Mirroring Each Other: A Women’s Photographic Retreat.” Offered to women only, the weekend course is led by Judy Dater and Cia Foreman and designed to explore identity through photographic images and the written word.

Also available this summer are workshops in furniture design and woodworking with Stephen Proctor and Sam Maloof, ceramics with Peter Voulkos, painting with Jeanette Pasin Sloan, sculpture with Brad Miller, photography with John Sexton, and more.

To register for a workshop or for further information, call 923-3181.

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