Around Aspen: Red Brick show |

Around Aspen: Red Brick show

In early November The Red Brick Arts Center held its second Biennial Art Show, which was juried and also featured many of the artists who have studios in the Red Brick building. The art shows there are always heavily attended and are very social with many locals and visitors admiring the works in the gallery. This year the event was sponsored by Aspen Sojourner magazine.

The AARP Magazine this month included an article and photo about Sidney Harman, who in August at the age of 91 agreed to buy Newsweek from the Washington Post Company. The article states that Harman agreed to pay the Washington Post $1 and to assume the magazine’s reported $50 million in liabilities. Harman, who is a retired stereo/hi-fi magnate, and his wife, Congresswoman Jane Harman, have an Aspen home on Red Mountain and are active with the Aspen Institute. In 2007 Sidney funded the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. The new Sidney Harman Hall, along with the 450-seat Lansburgh Theatre, composes the center, which stages great performances in drama, music and dance.

Aspen artists Pamela Joseph and Robert Brinker are having a show in December at the Miami Beach Convention Center, organized by the Francis M. Naumann Art Gallery of New York City.

Backpacker Magazine this month named the Four Pass Loop as one of its favorite trips ever, and readers of the magazine agreed, voting it their #1 hike. The 26-mile, four-day hike, covers a quartet of 12,000-foot passes in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, starting at Maroon Lake.

Undercurrent … Some of my favorite leftovers during the holidays are the cold pieces of pumpkin pie and pecan pie that are perfect for breakfast.

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