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Art Crush

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

MEH photoCo-chairwomen for Art Crush 2005 Maria Bell, left, and Carolyn Powers flank Pat and actor Michael York.

The Aspen Art Museum’s summer happening this year was called Art Crush and was held in tents on the lawn of the Aspen Art Museum. For the previous 10 years, the benefit was Howl and took place at Suzanne Farver’s Git-Along Ranch. Art Crush 2005 was co-chaired by Maria Bell and Carolyn Powers and featured a wine auction, silent and live auctions, a cocktail tent and evening dinner. The Aspen Award for Art was presented to artist Richard Tuttle. A surprise 80th birthday party for Werner Kuster was held July 29 in Tucson, Ariz., at the home of Tom Iacono. Aspenites and former Aspenites who attended included Paul and Joany Deutz, Liz and Tom Iacono, Werner Kuster, Eleanor and Charlie Skipsey, Dee Dee McCabe, Julie and Rick Lindner, Holly and Jere Michael, Sheika Gramshammer, Dee Strand, Martie and Ken Sterling, and Jim Jr. and Margery Perry.Pfc. Will Graham, who is with the 82nd Airborne stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., has spent the past four weeks helping out in New Orleans. He is a 2002 graduate of Aspen High School.

The Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is holding its 10th anniversary party, called “Tribute to Trails,” on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Maroon Bells Lodge at T-Lazy 7 Ranch. There will be dinner and dancing. Call 927-8241 for reservations.Undercurrent … It’s the time to drive over Independence Pass to view the golden leaves.