This Week at The Ranch, June 28 – July 4

June 26, 2015

Posted In: Anderson Ranch General, Blog

Tags: Anderson Ranch, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Ceramics, Colorado, Craig Drennen, Featured Artists Series, Guest Faculty, Guest Faculty Lectures, painting, photography, Ranch Events, Snowmass, Snowmass Village, visiting artist

TWAR-Week-5Sunday, June 28, 7:00 PM


Amy Arbus & Josh DeWeese
Schermer Meeting Hall
Free. Public Invited.

Amy Arbus
Amy Arbus’ photographs have been published internationally and collected by the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Public Library. Monographs include “The Fourth Wall,” “On the Street 1980 -1990” and “After Images,” which was exhibited in the spring of 2013 at The Griffin Museum. She is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.

Josh DeWeese
Josh DeWeese is a Professor of Ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, and former Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MO. Josh has exhibited and taught workshops internationally. His work is included in numerous public and private collections.


Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 PM


David Hilliard & Craig Drennen
Photography, Painting
Schermer Meeting Hall
Free. Public Invited.

David Hilliard
David Hilliard received an M.F.A. from Yale University. He is an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. David exhibits his photographs nationally and internationally and has won a Fulbright Scholarship and Guggenheim Fellowship.

Craig Drennen
Craig Drennen is represented by Samsøn gallery in Boston, and Saltworks in Atlanta. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times. He teaches at Georgia State University, served as dean of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and is on the board of ART PAPERS magazine.


Wednesday, June 24, 12:30 PM

2015 SUMMER SERIES | Featured Artists & Conversations

Hank Willis Thomas
Schermer Meeting Hall
Free. Public Invited.
RSVP Required – 970.923.3181 or

Explore the work of world-renowned artists and curators. Enjoy stimulating conversations with today’s most influential critics and collectors. Anderson Ranch’s 2015 Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations fosters a broader understanding of contemporary art and art making. Presentations are focused on artists’ work and topics relevant to the contemporary art community.

Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. He received a B.F.A. in Photography and Africana Studies from New York University and his M.F.A./M.A. in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts.


EXHIBITION: Be The Lighthouse

Works by Shawn Benton
Patton-Mallot Gallery
Free. Public Invited.
On view until Friday, July 3
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Shawn Benton (born 1981) is a contemporary artist who paints using acrylic, mixed media and collage on canvas. He is a self-taught artist from Oregon, but now resides and creates in Aspen, Colo. His paintings depict current worldly issues as an alternative to what you may hear on mainstream news. He is represented by Forre Fine Art Gallery in Aspen, Ft. Lauderdale and Vail, as well as the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston.

Saturday, July 4, 11:00 AM

Main Street, Aspen, Colo.

Cheer on the children from our “Parade Float Extravaganza” workshop in Aspen’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade! All week long young creators will develop a theme for the float, then paint, glue and decorate their masterpiece. The ultra-imaginative float will be revealed at the 4th of July celebration and may just bring back the title of “Best Children’s Float” again this year!

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