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Animal House part 2

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

Roxanne Willsky and Kris Ferguson took the photographs for the Animal House dinner-dance held recently by the Aspen Education Foundation (AEF) and they gave me so many pictures that I will run some more this week. Partygoers went dressed in collegiate attire and danced to The Twist. AEF is an organization that helps fund programs in the Aspen public schools that are not included in the annual budget. Lily Parsons Melton of Aspen received a bachelor of science degree in health and exercise science from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., in May.The fashions created by B & B Designs and the glass sculptures of David Powers will be featured in a show titled Silk & Glass at the Carbondale Council on the Arts & Humanities Gallery. The opening reception is Saturday, June 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the fashion show starts at 6 p.m. B & B Designs is the name of Brigitte Hellers and Barbara Ulrychs mother-daughter clothing business that they started in Aspen many years ago and continue in their present studio in Carbondale. The show will run through July 1.Aspen-area photographers will have an exhibit of their current work at the Aspen Chapel Gallery opening Wednesday, June 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Aug. 1. Photographers exhibiting their work include Mary Sue Bonetti, Bruce Bowen, Lynn Bowen, Sheila Brennan, Stuart Brafman, Gerry Eskin, Carol Gault, Ken Krehbiel, Karla G. Nicholson and Cliff Mohwinkel. The show is coordinated by Karla G. Nicholson and Carol Gault. It was a nostalgic evening when the Aspen Art Museum held its opening preview of Circa 1979, an exhibit featuring a selective look at the art world around the time of the museums founding. A public reception for the exhibit will be held Thursday, June 3. Later this summer, director and chief curator of the Aspen Art Museum Dean Sobels new book, One Hour Ahead: The Avant-Garde in Aspen, 1945-2004, will be published.Part time Aspenite Sandie Bishop was featured in a big article with a photo of Sandie and a trophy fish in a recent issue of the Knoxville, Tenn., daily newspaper. Sandie is the 2004 Rolex/IGFA Inshore champion in the fly-fishing division. The three-day Inshore championship was held in Florida with competitors fishing with a different guide each day. Sandie has fly-fished her way around the United States and a good chunk of the globe in places like Alaska, Chile and Scotland. She and her husband, Dr. Archer Bishop, have had a second home in Aspen for many years and are active in arts, horse and rodeo, and medical circles.Just in time for the June 18-20 Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen, Aspen Magazine has its summer issue on the stands with lots of food and wine articles and photographs, as well as its annual Silver Fork Awards naming Aspens best restaurants, chefs, hosts, dishes and more. On June 15 the magazine will host its summer party at the St. Regis, honoring the winners. The summer issue of the magazine seems to have the heads of all the major nonprofits on its masthead. There are stories from Don Roth of the Aspen Music Festival and School, Jim Horowitz of Jazz Aspen, Dean Sobel of the Aspen Art Museum, and Jim Baker of Anderson Ranch. There is also a photo essay on the growing organic trend in the valley that features the farmers who sell their fruits, veggies and herbs at the Aspen Saturday Farmers Market.Undercurrent … We never know which it will be this time of year: banks of snow in the yard or snowbanks of cotton from the aspen and cottonwood trees.


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