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A grand opening for the new Harvey/Meadows Gallery will be held Monday, Aug. 8, from 4-8 p.m. The new gallery is located at Aspen Highlands Village, in the space formerly occupied by WildiZe.The Harvey/Meadows Gallery is owned and operated by local ceramists Sam Harvey and Alleghany Meadows. The two local potters are best known for their Art-stream, an Airstream trailer converted into a gallery on wheels.The opening reception will feature music by Guy Wells & Friends, with several artists in attendance. The opening exhibit will feature ceramic works, from large-scale sculpture to small functional pots, by some 20 national and local artists.For further information, call 920-7721.

The eighth annual Basalt River Days is set for Aug. 19-20 with events throughout Basalt.Capping the festival with a set at Arbaney Park on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 20, is blues singer-guitarist Coco Montoya. Other performers set for Arbaney Park include Soul Feel, the Earthbeat Choir, Ballet Folklorico and Steve Skinner & the Love Machine.Events in downtown Basalt Aug. 19 include nature walks through the new River Park, a street dance party, street performers, sidewalk sales and more. Aug. 20 starts with the Basalt Half-Marathon and a pancake breakfast, and includes kids’ art contests, artisan and food booths, a beer and wine garden, a pie contest and more.

The Aspen Art Museum has announced its schedule of exhibitions through the spring of 2006.The 2005 Roaring Fork Open, featuring work by Art Museum members, shows Oct. 14 through Nov. 27. In a different format than years past, new museum director and chief curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson will review up to three pieces by each participant and will work with the artist to select one piece for the show.Richard Tuttle: It’s a Room for 3 People, a collection of multimedia drawings, will open in the lower gallery Dec. 9 and show through Feb. 5. Tuttle, whose work is also included in the current exhibit ArtDesign, was presented with the inaugural Aspen Award for Art at last week’s ArtCrush benefit event.Simon Evans: How to Get About, an exhibit of maps and graphs using Scotch tape, liquid paper and graphics, also opens Dec. 9 and runs through Jan. 29.Yutaka Sone: X-Art Show, with alpine-inspired paintings reflecting the artist’s interest in art as performance and entertainment, opens Feb. 17 and runs through April 16. The Japanese-born, San Francisco-based Sone will sing at the opening with his Aspen Snowflake Beauty Band. Sone will also participate in a community art happening in February, with details to be announced. Running concurrently with X-Art Show is Having New Eyes, a group exhibit featuring works having to do with the eyes.For further information on Aspen Art Museum programs, go to

Alex Cord will be the featured guest on Aspen Media Review on Friday, Aug. 12. The locally produced, half-hour program can be heard every Friday at 11:30 a.m. on KAJX-Aspen Public Radio.Cord will join Aspen Media Review co-hosts Cara Daniel and John C. Noonan in discussing the Texas horseman’s new novel, “A Feather in the Rain.” Cord will also tell how he overcame childhood polio, and how a horrendous accident brought him to an acting career that has included TV roles in “Stagecoach,” “The Brotherhood” and “Airwolf.”KAJX can be heard at 91.5 FM in Aspen.

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