Just about everyone is back in town and the summer round of parties has begun. Celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on June 23 with cocktails and a buffet dinner in their new house between Castle and Maroon Creeks were Sandie and Dr. Archer Bishop. They formerly had the Elk Run Ranch in Owl Creek, but they took their totem pole from the old house to the new.Audrey and Ted Spiegel always hold a Fourth of July cocktail party and dinner at their home on Pitkin Green called “The Moose on the Loose.” Guests enjoy the party and then watch the fireworks from the Spiegel’s balcony. Since there are so many summer parties – and I didn’t get last year’s party into the newspaper until this May – I promised Ted I would do better this year.The Clarendon Townhomes, located at 625 South West End Street (actually in the East End) has received a Renovation Award and the Architectural Association award plaque was installed on Monday. Charles Cunniffe Architects designed the million-dollar makeover.Julia Hansen is the power behind the Theater Masters program (a theater program for young people in the valley) and she and her husband, Ed Hanson, held the first “Wine and Talkabout” benefit at their home on East Durant Avenue on July 13. The Red Brick Artists in Residence are holding a summer art show through July 30 in the Red Brick Gallery. Artists include Sheila Broderick showing oil paintings, Alisa Ahmer showing oil paintings, Elizabeth Farson displaying ceramics, Sam Harvey with ceramics, Christie Poschman Interlante with oil on panel, Nancy Kullgren with oil paintings, Susan Olsen with sculpture, Scott Lindenau with pastel drawings, Kat Townsend with photography and mixed media, and Betty Weiss with collage/mixed media.
Visiting this week have been Philip Rhea and his wife from Wichita, Kansas. Philip is the nephew of the late Ruth and Verlin Ringle, who owned The Aspen Times during the 1940s and 1950s. Philip says he used to come for visits and would spend his holidays working on the newspaper.Mary Marks and Ron Long are moving from Carbondale (and Aspen) to Mancos, near Mesa Verde. They make the move in September.Undercurrent … You could fill your weeks in the summer just going to art gallery openings.
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