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SURFACE AS CIPHER EXHIBITION

August 22 – September 30
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Patton-Malott Gallery.

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September 26 – October 13 | Visiting Artist

James Casebere, Photography

10/13

Tuesday, October 25 | VISITING CRITIC LECTURE

Jess Dugan, Photography
Schermer Meeting Hall FREE. Public Invited.

10/25

Wednesday, October 26 | SPOOKTACULAR CREEPY CRAFTS

3:30 – 5:30 PM, Schermer Meeting Hall, FREE, for all who dare!

10/26

Upcoming Events

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SPOOKTACULAR CREEPY CRAFTS AT ANDERSON RANCH

Schermer Meeting Hall
FREE, for all who dare!

10/26/2016

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VISITING CRITIC LECTURE
LILLY WEI

Schermer Meeting Hall
FREE. Public Invited.
Followed by dinner in the Ranch Café, $20.

11/29/2016

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Public Invited
Dinner ($20)

12/13/2016

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MOONLIT TREK & DINNER

Snowmass Cross Country Center/Black Saddle
and Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Public Invited.

12/17/2016

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Featured Story

This Week at Anderson Ranch – 8/28 – 9/3

A wonderful last week of the summer workshop season! Christian Rex van Minnen and Ralph Scala continued to explore the grotesque, creating figurative sculptures out of clay. Doug Casebeer was working traditionally, teaching students pottery making on the wheel. Artistic Director of Sculpture Jose Ferreira...

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Testimonial

“I was provided with everything I needed during my time at the Ranch. Time, space and guidance during my workshop, and the facilities were state-of-the-art.”

— 2015 Scholarship Student

No Turning Back, Independence Pass, 2016

This work transforms one of the many "switchbacks" in Aspen into a kind of career curve or pathway, the steady four decades climb I started out on in 1967 as an English major and advertising copywriter for a camera account, then made a sharp turn (switchback) in 1970 and trained myself to become a photographer instead. After that I never looked back. Our son, Dan Minkkinen, by the way, has returned to his roots, working as a photographer documenting "switchbacks" (reversals of direction) all over America, surely the inspiration here for me on this variant of Icarus. 
#arnominkkinen #photography #independencepass #aspen #ranchmade #blackandwhite #nature #andersonranch #landscape #portrait #colorado #naturalwonders

No Turning Back, Independence Pass, 2016 This work transforms one of the many “switchbacks” in Aspen into a kind of career curve or pathway, the steady four decades climb I started out on...

Don't miss out! Our final Lunchtime Auctionette of the season at #AndersonRanch is this Friday, September 23rd!
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM BBQ ($10)
12:15 – 1:00 PM Auctionette
Schermer Meeting Hall
Join us for a festive BBQ and acquire one-of-a-kind pieces for your collection!

#auctionette #colorado #aspen #snowmass #snowmassvillage #auction #bbq

Don’t miss out! Our final Lunchtime Auctionette of the season at #AndersonRanch is this Friday, September 23rd! 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM BBQ ($10) 12:15 – 1:00 PM Auctionette Schermer Meeting Hall Join...

Finger Lake Falls, Best Possible View after Carleton E. Watkins, Independence Pass at Continental Divide, Colorado, 2016

Watkins' motto, Best Possible View, is another form of humility. He would bring his camera to that location from which the best possible image could be made, given the treacherous cliffs and outcroppings from which he often found his subjects. The inspiration here derives from his vista image of Inspiration Point in the heart of the Yosemite Valley with its abundant water falls, thus my whimsical, fictitious title here, Finger Lake Falls, joining Icarus and a few others in the group to follow. There is also a kind of totemic sculptural quality to my freestanding elbow, arm. wrist, and fingers that reminds me of the Christ at Rio. 
#arnominkkinen #portrait #photography #naturalwonders #landscape #fingerlakefalls #independencepass #carletonewatkins #continentaldivide #bestpossibleview #rio #colorado #andersonranch #ranchmade #blackandwhite

Finger Lake Falls, Best Possible View after Carleton E. Watkins, Independence Pass at Continental Divide, Colorado, 2016 Watkins’ motto, Best Possible View, is another form of humility. He would...

Photograph by Arno Minkkinen, Maroon Bells Sunrise, 2012 
#arnominkkinen #colorado #ranchmade #photography #maroonbells #landscape #naturalwonders #workshop

Photograph by Arno Minkkinen, Maroon Bells Sunrise, 2012 #arnominkkinen #colorado #ranchmade #photography #maroonbells #landscape #naturalwonders #workshop

This week we are honored to share images taken by photographer Arno Minkkinen during his time in Colorado teaching at #AndersonRanch. Arno created these images for workshop demonstrations, as his focus when he comes to the Ranch is on the work of the students. The images also stand alone powerfully, extolling the natural wonders of the great landscapes of Colorado. Please enjoy Arno's words reflecting on these images.

Still Water, Twin Lakes, Colorado, 2016. "This profile self-portrait, a first from this perspective, shows my hair in the wind that was so strong that day I needed to place cotton in my ears, a telling punctum á la Roland Barthes, I would think. From birth, with my cleft-palate and the dented nose (brought to attention in the profile here as if I was Chief Walks Into Trees; what bullies could have called me as a kid), my hearing system with its accompanying punctured ear drums was always compromised even as I fought to go swimming and diving like all the other kids, much to my detriment. But being in and under water was always worth it even with the constant ear infections I endured. Every sort of earplug, I've tried them all. Now, at peace, 71 years of age, for me facing the camera bravely is not a question of looking straight into the camera; it's facing sideways, as I do here with my eyes open to the sun and tomorrow." #arnominkkinen #colorado #ranchmade #photography #stillwater #twinlakes #landscape #naturalwonders #workshop

This week we are honored to share images taken by photographer Arno Minkkinen during his time in Colorado teaching at #AndersonRanch. Arno created these images for workshop demonstrations, as his focus...

#Ranchgram: Artist and Student Jenn Angell is creating ceramic pieces in #AndersonRanch workshop, The Horror, The Beauty: explorations of the grotesque with Christian Rex van Minnen's & Ralph Scala.

Photo by: Jenn Angell

#ranchmade #pottery #grotesque #christianrexvanminnen #ralphscala #ceramics #horror #beauty

#Ranchgram: Artist and Student Jenn Angell is creating ceramic pieces in #AndersonRanch workshop, The Horror, The Beauty: explorations of the grotesque with Christian Rex van Minnen’s & Ralph...