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The Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s Annual Art Auction is set for Aug. 9 on the Ranch’s Snowmass Village campus. A preview exhibit of the works to be featured in the live and silent auctions is available online at, and absentee bids are now being accepted.

The event on Aug. 9 begins with a community picnic, live music and the silent auction at 11:30 a.m. The live auction is set for 1:30 p.m.

Offered for sale in the live auction will be works by Enrique Martinez Celaya, Sam Maloof, George Condo, Mike and Doug Starn, Milton Rosa-Ortiz and Damien Hirst, as well as pieces by local artists Michael Wisner, Doug Casebeer and Lloyd Schermer. The silent auction will feature works by Takashi Nakazato, Ellsworth Kelly, Eva Cellini and Aaron Fink, and by local artists Ingrid Dee Magidson, Jody Guralnick, Alleghany Meadows, Sam Harvey, Pamela Joseph, Robert Brinker, Dasa Bausova, Elisa Ahmer and others.

Printed auction catalogs are set to be available Monday, July 28. Preview exhibitions of the art to be auctioned off begin Aug. 3, and an opening reception for the exhibitions will be held on Aug. 5, from 5-6:30 p.m.

To request a printed catalog, or for further information, e-mail

Theatre Aspen will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a Silver Sunday bash on Aug. 24. The anniversary event, at the organization’s Alex Kaufman Theatre in Rio Grande Park, will feature alumni from past seasons reprising their performance highlights, and testimonials from past artistic directors.

Theatre Aspen was founded as Theatre Under the Jerome in 1984 by Kent Reed, current artistic director of the local company, the Hudson Reed Ensemble. It later became the Aspen Theatre Company and, when it moved to its current location, Theatre in the Park. The organization was renamed Theatre Aspen in 2005.

Directing Silver Sunday will be Aspenite David Ledingham, who has appeared with the organization as an actor and director. Also appearing will be past actors Natalie Dulaney, Jeannie Walla, Darlynn Fellman, and Hadley Fraser, a Broadway veteran who starred in last year’s Theatre Aspen production of “The Last Five Years.”

Those who would like to donate press materials, photos or other memorabilia should call Theatre Aspen at 925-9313.

The Red Brick Council for the Arts has announced a call to artists for the inaugural Red Brick Biennial. The juried show, featuring work by artists of the Roaring Fork Valley, will be held during the month of November at the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

The Biennial will be juried by Dean Sobel, former executive director of the Aspen Art Museum. Sobel, whose tenure at the museum lasted from 2000-’04, is currently the director of the Clyfford Still Museum, which is expected to break ground on its building in Denver early next year.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 22. Applicants should be prepared to submit digital images of three works; all media will be considered. For further information and guidelines, call 429-2777.

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