More Old Timers
September 20, 2005
Every year, as they pass the 35-year mark of having lived in Aspen, there are more new Old Timers. Sadly, there are fewer of the old Old Timers each year. C’est la vie.Another gathering of old friends this summer was the 90th birthday party given for Peggy Rowland at the Aspen Historical Society. All the ladies wore fancy summer hats as photographer Lois Harlemert has created a line of notecards featuring Peggy in her own and her grandmother’s hats. The cards are available at the Historical Society or from Lois.An update on the reunion for Aspen State Teacher’s College that will be held Oct. 8 at the Elks Club. Tickets are now available at Main Street Bakery, Back Door Catering and the Red Onion.The fourth annual Fall Art Walk is being held Friday, Sept. 30, through Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the charming village of Redstone on the Crystal River. People can walk up Redstone Boulevard and see the work of local artists at the Redstone Inn, Redstone Art Center, Redstone Park, Redstone Church, Book Bistro, Redstone General Store, Live Out Loud Sculpture Garden & Studio and Mason & Morse’s River House. The artists featured include Lou Wille, Bev Goss, Steve Kentz, Dan Prazen, Cheryl Haddock, Michael Ohnmacht, Eric Johnson, Thom Loveless and Summer Weisel. There will be special events to meet the artists through October; call the Redstone Inn for dates and times at 963-2526.
Sculptor Gene Adcock is featured in an exhibit Oct. 7 through Nov. 1 in the Amersterdam Whitney Gallery at 511 W. 25th St., Chelsea in New York City. Gene sculpts at his home studio in Carbondale.Press about Aspen includes a rave review about Aspen Santa Fe Ballet written by Kyle MacMillan, art critic for The Denver Post. This summer the ballet troupe appeared at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts, one of the nation’s most important summer dance series. And in March the company gathered another round of laudatory reviews after its appearance at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Writes MacMillan, “With these appearances and its regular cross-country touring, the 10-year-old company’s national and international profile just keeps growing.” MacMillan then reviewed the recent performance by the company at the Colorado Riverwalk Center.The October 2005 issue of Vanity Fair magazine (the one with Paris Hilton on the cover) includes an article titled “The House That Estee Built,” which tells about the $10 billion beauty empire and close-knit family dynasty created by Estee Lauder. The article features many family photographs which, of course, include her son, Leonard Lauder, who with his wife, Evelyn, has an Aspen home. Evelyn and Leonard are leaders of society in Aspen as well as New York City. There is a new magazine titled “Lake Life” that I am subscribing to since I grew up on Conesus Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of New York state. The premier issue of Summer 2005 includes an article about Jim Fetzer and the organic and bio-dynamic wines he is producing at his Ceago Vinegarden on Clear Lake, Calif. Jim came to Aspen in August as part of the Healthy Gourmet Fest put on by the Aspen Center for Integrative Health. Undercurrent … black September shadows.