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Ranch and Ride

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

A record of nearly $730,000 in sales was made at the mid-August annual art auction for the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. All the money earned goes to the Ranch’s arts education programs. On a sunny summer day, hundreds of people wandered through the studios, studying the paintings, sculptures, ceramic works and photographs that were auctioned off. They also enjoyed a picnic lunch. A bronze “ice bucket” sculpture by the late Peter Voulkos brought a bid of $90,000. Also represented were works by Alice Neel, James Surls, Cy Twombley, Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Jennifer Bartlett.

This Saturday, Sept. 11, will be the first Aspen/Snowmass Ride for the Cure, a 100-mile bicycle ride in and around Aspen. Some of the celebrity riders include Chris Carmichael, coach to Lance Armstrong, and Dr. Carolyn Kaelin, a breast cancer survivor, breast surgeon and director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Health Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Early in July, Ride for the Cure organizers held a reception at The Pines in Snowmass with Dr. Kaelin and Queen Noor of Jordan as speakers. The reception was hosted by B.J. Adams Real Estate Company, Katie Grange and Joe and Leslie Waters. Co-chairing the reception were Elaine Grossman and Lisa Coniglio. They explained that this will be the first ride of its kind in the country, and they hope it will set a pattern for rides around the country and the world, raising money for research for breast cancer.

Undercurrent … September is the golden time of year!