Howl 2003 |

Howl 2003

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

There were cowboy hats aplenty, along with jeans and jewels at Howl 2003, the gala benefit for the Aspen Art Museum that Suzanne Farver hosted for the umpteenth time at her Gitalong Ranch in Woody Creek. Partygoers spent an evening of midsummer madness tasting rare and vintage wines, and bidding for the wines during the wine auction. Then dinner and dancing under a big tent made for a memorable evening.

Leadville lawyer, the late Peter Cosgriff will be memorialized on Sept. 21 when an unnamed mountain peak southwest of Leadville, near Twin Lakes, will be designated Mount Cosgriff. A naming ceremony is scheduled at the base of Mount Cosgriff at noon, and it is open to the public. Cosgriff was a Leadville attorney for more than 30 years. He died at age 65 in 1996 when he suffered a heart attack while traveling from his California ranch back to Colorado. He was a board member of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association since its inception in 1987 and helped locate the sites of the McNamara and Margy huts, the first two huts in the chain. Every year he bicycled from Leadville to Aspen over Independence Pass, often with his sister and brother-in-law, Katharine and Jim Kurtz, who have an Aspen home. An avid outdoorsman, Cosgriff climbed all Colorado fourteeners, Mont Blanc in France and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kenya.

Photographer David Marlow is back from Vail where he shot Kelsey Grammer’s home for an upcoming issue of Architectural Digest magazine.

Photographer Jeffrey Aaronson will be giving a one-man show of his digital photography titled “Subconscious City” from Sept. 18 to Oct. 18 at the Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, a hip, new 4,000-sqaure-foot gallery in the heart of Chelsea in New York City. The show features Jeffrey’s series of color photographs of reflections shot on the streets of New York City. The show premiered last winter season at the David Floria Gallery in Aspen.

Had a note from former Aspenite and artist Janet Francoeur. She reports that she and husband, Michael Francoeur, are happy and thriving in Eastern North Carolina where they have a home, a gallery called Carolina Creations, and a busy life making and selling art.

Shaun DeWolfe of Aspen has received his private pilot certificate from the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota. Shaun is the son of Kathy DeWolfe of Snowmass and a graduate of Aspen High School. To earn his pilot certificate, Shaun successfully completed all academic and flight lab requirements as established by the Federal Aviation Administration and the school of aerospace sciences at the university.

Coming to Aspen to celebrate his 50th birthday on Saturday was former Aspenite Brad Emerick. When he lived here, Brad was the manager of the Dolomite condominiums. He now has B Clean, the largest professional cleaning company in Boulder. Staying here at The Residence hotel, Brad and hotel owner, Terry Butler, held a party Saturday night for 80 people to celebrate his birthday.

Undercurrent … Beginning to see skiers on their roller-skate skis, getting in shape for the coming winter on the slopes.

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