Around Aspen: More Art Crush |

Around Aspen: More Art Crush

MEHLongtime supporters of the Aspen Art Museum are Bob and Nancy Magoon.

Once again, Art Crush, the Aspen Art Museum’s big summer benefit, drew so many partygoers that I will do another column with all the beautiful summer people.

I was leafing through the Christmas catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago and I was startled to see a photograph of the Linnea Wall Calendar, and read “Don’t miss out on the last wall calendar to be designed by Linnea Riley, alumna of the School of the Art Institute.” Linnea, who now lives in Seattle, has been doing the wall calendars for at least 25 years and has decided it’s time to retire. Her husband, Michael Riley, has already retired.

Linnea, however, will still continue to design and produce her holiday greeting cards. One of Linnea and Michael’s twin daughters, Johanna Riley Kriesel, is also designing holiday cards and she will carry on the wall calendars with her own designs. The Riley’s other daughter is a teacher in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Riley family were longtime residents of Aspen; Michael had the boutique called “Best of All Worlds” and Linnea worked at The Aspen Times, first in the advertising department and then in the production department.

Natalie Mina Obermeyer, daughter of Walter Obermeyer and Susan W. Spalding, is a member of the class of 2023 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

Undercurrent … Better locate all those winter parkas and boots for the long haul of winter coming up!

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