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Thanks from the Red Brick

Dear Editor:

The Red Brick Council for the Arts would like to thank everyone who was involved in our November events: 970.org, Halloween Boo Bash and the Red Brick Biennial Exhibition. This past fall was one of the busiest on record for the council and without everyone who gave their time and efforts it would not have been possible or so successful.

Thank you to all who joined in creating the exhibition: the Concealed Revealed. The Red Brick brings meaning to that which we do not see or chose to ignore. The installation was an attempt to use art to expose social issues and to ignite social change. It has done just that, community organizations and members are contacting us to see the exhibition or to learn more about how they can become involved. Thank you resident artists Shelly Safir Marolt, Betty Farson, Nancy Kullgren, Steve Lewis, Jennine Hough, Jonathan Martin, Mike Otte, Betty Weiss, Georgeann Waggaman, and Lucy Tremols; community members Tersia Bursargt, Paul Gray, Shere Coleman, Dasa Basouva; and Red Brick nonprofits The Buddy Program, The Aspen Writers’ Foundation, GrassRoots TV and the Aspen Middle School Media Club. We would also like to thank the Aspen Art Museum for giving us the opportunity to participate in the 970.org exhibition. A second installation of the exhibition will be available to view at the Red Brick Center for the Arts this December.

The council would like to thank everyone who was involved with our second annual Halloween Boo Bash for their time, energy, and Halloween spirit. Thanks, also, to all who attended for making the Boo Bash a wonderful and fun community gathering. Tersia Brutsaert took the title of “Aspen’s 2010 Bake-Off Wizard” with her classic apple pie recipe

For those of you who missed the fun, you can log onto http://www.aspenart.org to see images of the day taken by Sandra Kaplan Photography.

The following organizations and individuals made the Boo Bash a success:

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Our partners the Aspen Thrift Shop, Aspen Writers’ Foundation, GrassRoots TV, Aspen Public Radio, Aspen High School Outreach Club, Literacy and Love Club, City Market, Clark’s Market, Dominos Pizza, Alpine Ace Hardware, Kidtoons Productions and Eric Reische.

Volunteers were Lynda McCarthy, Dasa Basouva, Sue Kolby, Shere Coleman, Erin Dinsmoor, Jane Dinsmoor, Bridget Birfelder, Jennine Hough, Carolyn Moore, Carol Lowenstern, Rae Lampe, Martha Madsen, Lou Muzikar, Sandy Kaplan, Patti Stranhan, Christina Paterson, Tim Hanley, Stewart Oksenhorn, Peggy Mink, Ellen Walbert, Susan Olsen, Michael Bonds, Mimi Teschner, Jeff Bourn, and anyone we may have omitted.

Red Brick’s second Biennial Exhibition was a great event bringing together valley artists in an exceptional show. The Council thanks all the artists who participated and Timothy Standring, Gates Curator of the Denver Arts Museum, for collaborating with us. A special thanks goes to Jill Sabella who helped coordinate the event, Aspen Sojourner for sponsoring the reception, and to Terry Stephenson, Jonathan Martin, and Mimi Teschner, Cliff Mowinkle, Susan Olsen, and Patricia Neeb for helping with the installation and reception.

It is the volunteers that make the Red Brick the great community asset that it is. Thanks again, it was great working with everyone.

Debra Muzikar

executive director, Red Brick Council for the Arts