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Exposure to art is a gift

Dear Editor:

As a local artist in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Aspen Art Museum has become my eyes and ears into the world of contemporary art. It has faithfully provided Aspen with the highest quality of art and artists like it/them or not.

I am not saying that I always like the art being shown nor am I saying I paint like any of those artists; I am just saying that one can find inspiration in any and all genres of art. It is a gift to us all to be exposed to this level of world-renowned artists in our small, out of the way, resort town. Let’s look forward.

A work of art in itself, a larger space for varied functions, and a convenient location for locals and visitors can help put our museum on the map. Liking the art being shown in the museum is not as important as being exposed to the art in the first place. Let our kids learn to enjoy the experience of going to a museum and forming their own opinion about art. Don’t form that opinion for them.

Shelly Safir Marolt


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