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The Aspen Art Museum is inviting all local artists to participate in the Roaring Fork Open 2007 exhibit. The exhibit will begin with a reception on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m., and runs through Nov. 25.Art Museum director and chief curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson will meet with each artist to review up to three artworks, and select one piece for the exhibit. The exhibit will also feature an audio guide, and artists are encouraged to record a 60-second piece describing themselves and their work.To be included, artists must schedule a 10-minute appointment, to be held Oct. 17-19. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Nicole Kinsler at 925-8050, between Sept. 25 and Oct. 14.There is no entry fee, and membership at the Aspen Art Museum is not required. Artworks in a variety of media are welcome. Work may not exceed 48 inches in any dimension, and 84 inches in height for sculpture. Work should be suitable for exhibition and ready to install.For further information, call 925-8050.Coinciding with the Roaring Fork Open will be the exhibit, To the Wall. The exhibit will feature works by two artists, Lily van Stickler and David Shrigley, who use drawing as their primary medium. The show will also have an opening reception Oct. 25, and will run through Dec. 2 in the museum’s upper gallery.

Aspenite Julie Lampton will host a benefit event, Rock the Wheeler for Everest Rocks, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Wheeler Opera House to raise funds for the Love, Hope, Strength Foundation. The foundation supports cures for cancer, and provides funding and equipment for the Nepal Cancer Relief Society. Lampton is planning to participate next month in the Everest Rocks event, which will have musicians, mountaineers, photojournalists and cancer survivors stage the first acoustic concert at the Everest Base Camp.Lampton will be among the performers at the Wheeler, playing in her Tuesday Night Bluegrass Band with special guests Sandy Munro and John Sommers. Also scheduled to perform are Dan Sheridan, Bobby Mason, Dave Notor, Geraldine Shimer, and Rich Ganson & Kory Krahl with Lauren Stovall.The event will include a silent auction, free hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and fashions by Everything Casual.Admission to the event is free, and donations will be accepted.

Town Center Booksellers in Basalt and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation will host their third annual Poetry Jam on Oct. 16 at Town Center Booksellers.All those wishing to participate must submit their poems through Town Center’s website, at The deadline for submissions is Sept. 24. The Poetry Jam welcomes all types of poetry, from traditional forms to experimental and performance poetry.Poets will read approximately five minutes each. The competition will be judged by California poet Diane Gage.