Anderson Ranch Around the World

November 5, 2019

Posted In: Anderson Ranch General, Blog

Tags: Anderson Ranch, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Ceramics, CO, Colorado, Interns, painting, photography, Snowmass, Snowmass Village, Woodworking, Workshops

This week, we’ve invited Trustee Karen Lord to share a fun story via the guest blog below. Enjoy her story, and thank you, Karen!

Last month, I had “small world” experience, to say the least. Always having had an interest in the “Silk Road,” I joined a group traveling to Uzbekistan. Besides architecture and culture, the focus was on textiles and craft. The second night in the capital, Tashkent, we visited the Rakhimov Ceramics School/Workshop/Museum, owned and operated by a renowned, four generation family of master potters. We were greeted to the facility by Akbar, the 70 year old son of the founder, whose introductory words to us were translated into English by his son. In describing a cultural, government-sponsored journey he took to arts centers across the entire United States 15 years ago, imagine my delighted surprise when Akbar singled out, and mentioned one, that, above all, was his favorite. It was located “in a small town called Snowmass, in the state of Colorado.”

You guessed it– Anderson Ranch.

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