Around Aspen: Summer comes |

Around Aspen: Summer comes

Hostess Audrey Spiegel welcomes Yehuda Hanani to her summer party. (MEH)

Winter goes and summer comes in the twinkling of an eye in Aspen.We are no sooner over with winter parties when in come the summer soirees.Audrey and Ted Spiegel can always be counted on to give wonderful afternoon parties at their home, The Moose is Loose, on Red Mountain.Early summer events include a show titled “Flashes of Light” featuring several local photographers at The Aspen Chapel. The show opens Wednesday, June 6, with a reception for the artists from 5-7 p.m. The show will hang until July 15. Photographers exhibiting are Burnham W. Arndt, Trent Burkholder, Mary Eshbaugh Hayes, Sandra Lee Kaplan, Catherine Lutz, Roberta McCowan, Janet Mitchell, Hal Reid, Doug Rhinehart and Eli Weiss.

Another exhibit titled “Summer Sculpture Garden” opens the same week at the Red Brick Center for the Arts with a reception on Thursday, June 7, from 5-7 p.m. This show will stay up until Sept. 7 and artists include Joe Burleigh, Mark Yale Harris, Michael Lindsay, Nancy Lovendahl, Lyle Nichols, Susan Olsen, Gregory Tonozzi and Sean Williams.Sure to be a gala evening is the annual dinner dance, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s “Summer Sizzler.” This summer’s event has a Casablanca theme and is planned for Tuesday, July 10, at the Hotel Jerome. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and dancing. People attending are asked to dress in white or beige. Call Zander Higbie at Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at (970) 925-7175 for information or reservations.

A new event for Aspen Pathfinders, the group that helps people who are stricken with cancer, is “Pathfinders Living Room Lecture Series.” The first lecture is planned for Tuesday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m., at the home of Cheryl and Sam Wyly. The speakers include Dr. Joseph Nevins, Barbara Levine, professor of breast cancer genomics at Duke University, and Clifton Leaf, author and past executive editor of Fortune magazine. The topic of their lecture will be “Personalized Cancer Treatments: Where the Best of Biomedical Science and Integrative Medicine Can Meet.” To attend, call Pathfinders Executive Director Elizabeth Means at (970) 925-1226.The summer 2007 issue of Architecture Design magazine (a supplement to Colorado Expression magazine) includes an article about the Aspen-Basalt architectural firm of John Cottle, Rich Carr and Larry Yaw. With lavish photos, the article states that the firm absorbed the concept of “wholeness” in architecture and turned it into buildings that reflect today’s Western lifestyle – candid, outdoorsy and natural, with a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. The same issue of the magazine includes an article about a renovated and redesigned Victorian mansion, photographed by David Marlow. Undercurrent … With all the bloomin’ lilacs, tulips and other blossoms flowering so extravagantly this spring … we are all coughing and sneezing all the time!

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