After not being held last year, the Oldtimers Party was instituted again this year, making longtime Aspenites very happy. The party was originated and hosted many years ago by Betty and Art Pfister and the late Margaret Albouy. This year it was taken over by HeritageAspen, Aspen’s historical society, and held in same venue under tents at the Buttermilk parking lot. Everyone had such a good time reminiscing about days gone by in Aspen.In Aspen during August were artist Robert Lehrman and his wife, Aimee, (they were married June 7, 2003, in Washington, D.C.). Robert was working on a film clip about the late photographer Nicholas DeVore. The Lehrmans have a “Love Shack at the End of the Trail” in Aspen.Seems like Aspen artists are much in the news.Czech artist Dasa Bausova, who lives and works in Aspen, has an exhibition titled “Improbable Narratives” hanging until Nov. 2 in the Laska Gallery at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Says Dasa, “The exhibition of paintings explores the ambiguity and curiosity of my generation of Czechs who grew up without religion, fully immersed in the communist doctrine, and their hunger for freedom and popular culture. For us, religion and pop culture were literally the forbidden fruit.” Dasa and her mother escaped from communist Czechoslovakia in 1980.Artist Richard Carter, who spent many years in Aspen, has a one-man show of his recent paintings in the Off Main Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif. Dick’s recent paintings depict the stars in the heavens. The show will hang until Oct. 1.The photography of the late Aspen photographer Ferenc (Franz) Berko will be featured in a show Oct. 10-Dec. 7 in the Aspen Art Museum. The exhibit originally opened in May in the Harrington Gallery at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. The approximately 30 black-and-white and color images ranging from 1932 to 1987 were curated by Berko’s granddaughter Mirte Mallory, Dartmouth College Class of 2002. Berko’s photographs draw attention to the beauty that lies in the overlooked details of the everyday visual world by isolating patterns, shadows, forms and colors. Mirte will give a gallery talk about Berko’s work on Oct. 9.The cover photograph for the October issue of Architectural Digest magazine features film star Dennis Quaid. Aspen photographer David O. Marlow took the shot, along with many photos inside the mag of Dennis’ ranch in the rolling hills of Montana.Sunny Kaye Harrison and Cole Wilson, both of Carbondale, have announced their engagement. Their wedding is planned for Oct. 11 at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Sunny is a 1994 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, a 1999 graduate of the University of Louisiana and an art teacher at Basalt High School. She is the daughter of Sandy Hart of Kingwood, Texas. Cole is a 1989 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School and is a surveyor with Sopris Engineering. He is the son of Barb Embry and Ken Wilson of Glenwood Springs.Undercurrent … Already golden are the aspen trees in the gulch that runs down the middle of Smuggler Mountain.
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