Letter: Flyover country | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Letter: Flyover country

Heads up! People actually read in-flight magazines.

I was flying home to Aspen last night and began reading the new issue of United Hemispheres magazine (monthly readership 3.1 million). The cover even featured Colorado: “Three Perfect Days Colorado Rockies.” I found the article and started reading and was pleased to see that the arts were mentioned in a ski article. Great! I was surprised to hear that the director of the Aspen Art Museum agreed to move to Aspen because there was a Prada store (not the usual thing you hear from mission-driven arts advocates), but maybe I needed to have a stronger sense of humor. Imagine my surprise when I read that the director felt that “it is an anomaly to have this kind of culture in the middle of nowhere.”

Surprised? Offended? Yep. I feel these comments are insulting and help strengthen the stereotype that the arts are for the elite. I am proud to call Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley my home, and it is definitely the middle of somewhere to me.

Susan Casebeer

Carbondale


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User