Around Aspen: Art Crush
A festive summer occasion was the 5th annual Art Crush held at the Aspen Art Museum. The lawn at the art museum was covered with ceramic mushrooms and giant mushrooms created by artist Jason Middlebrook. The evening included cocktails, a wine tasting and auction conducted by Sothebys, the 2009 Aspen Award for Art presentation to Fred Tomaselli, dinner, and an aftercrush party at Belly Up. Some tidbits … Ski Racing magazine reports that American ski cross racer Casey Puckett of Aspen has film crews following him as he approaches his fifth Olympic appearance in Vancouver. The documentary titled “Appointment in Vancouver” will tell Casey’s ambitious story of competing in the Olympic Games and also the history of ski cross.Consi Marlow and John Chmielewski announce the birth of a daughter, Logan Mae Baxter Chmielewski on Oct. 7 in Aspen. Proud maternal grandparents are Connie Baxter Marlow of Sedona, Ariz. and David O. Marlow of Aspen. A book titled “Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI): A handbook of hope for our military warriors and their families” has been edited by Mary Ann Keatley, and Laura L. Whittemore who formerly worked at Town Center Booksellers in Basalt. The book provides insight into the symptoms of MTBI and suggestions for treatment.The November issue of Town & Country magazine includes a feature article about part-time Aspenite Melva Bucksbaum and her husband Raymond Learsy and the 1890s house they recently remodeled in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. The couple, who are art collectors, spend summers and a month in winter at their Aspen home.In the same issue of Town & Country there is an article about the new Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Manhattan’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Evelyn founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which is housed in the new center. The new facility is able to accommodate some 100 more patient appointments a day and is more patient focused. The center is a one-stop shop for outpatient needs, as it includes rooms for yoga, acupuncture and massage, a medical library for patients that is outfitted with computers, and a wig service. Also in the magazine is a notice (a full page photo) that there will be a showcase tour of Manhattan homes in late October as a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Center.Undercurrent … It has been a given ever since I moved to Aspen in 1952 that the new people always think they can do things better.
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