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Writing the Rockies
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Date: July 18, 9:00 am
Details: In its 19th year, Writing the Rockies is one of the largest and most diverse writers’ conferences in the region with workshops and discussions in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, screenwriting, publishing and more. This year's presenters include Mark Todd, recent recipient of the Karen Chamberlain Award for Lifetime Achievement in Colorado Poetry; Patrick Pexton, former Ombudsman of the Washington Post; Michaela Roessner, noted novelist and Western's Graduate Program in Creative Writing faculty member; playwright and actor Kim Nuzzo, who will perform an original one-man play about Walt Whitman - Multitudes; and seminar on writing rhyming children's picture books by four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss. To view the full schedule visit www.western.edu/writing-rockies-annual-conference
 

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Wednesday, Jul 18
   
 
WRITING THE ROCKIES
9:00am,
In its 19th year, Writing the Rockies is one of the largest and most diverse writers’ conferences in the region with workshops and discussions more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
Open Wheel Throwing Join a weekly three-hour session with instruction on the wheel. Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
Local oil painter, Dawn Cohen, shares her expertise in plein air oil painting over three Mondays this July. Dawn is well known for her plein air more...
   
 
FILM
THE KING
Crested Butte Film Festival
8:00pm,
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, director Eugene Jarecki takes Elvis' 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across the country more...



Thursday, Jul 19
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
WATERCOLOR AND WINE
Bouquets in Paradise
3:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Join local watercolor artist, Suzanne Pierson, for a step-by-step watercolor painting class during afternoon happy hour on the Center’s Outdoor more...
   
 
PERFORMING ARTS
VERDI’S FALSTAFF
Crested Butte Music Festival
7:30pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
The Crested Butte Opera Studio, CBMF Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Garman and director Joshua Major join forces to bring Verdi’s comedic more...



Friday, Jul 20
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
SIMPLE SKETCH
Wildflower Festival Art Classes
9:15am,
Simple Sketch Series Have you always wished you could do a quick sketch of that wildflower but felt inhibited? This “Simple Sketch more...
   
 
LITERARY ARTS
CRESTED BUTTE WRITER'S NETWORK MEET-UP
at Write the Rockies
3:50pm, Western State Colorado Unviersity
Join the Crested Butte Writers’ Network in attending Writing the Rockies’ fabulous Friday evening lineup: Creative Nonfiction keynote more...
   
 
PERFORMING ARTS
VERDI’S FALSTAFF
Crested Butte Music Festival
7:30pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
The Crested Butte Opera Studio, CBMF Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Garman and director Joshua Major join forces to bring Verdi’s comedic more...
   
 
MUSIC
AFTER DARK WITH RON EARL
Crested Butte Music Festival
10:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Join us for this intimate, relaxing evening of song with local favorite Ron Earl. Baritone Ron Earl was educated at the University of North more...



Saturday, Jul 21
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
   
 
PERFORMING ARTS
VERDI’S FALSTAFF
Crested Butte Music Festival
7:30pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
The Crested Butte Opera Studio, CBMF Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Garman and director Joshua Major join forces to bring Verdi’s comedic more...



Sunday, Jul 22
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
REVEAL: THE CREATIVE PROCESS
4:00pm, The Princess Wine Bar Garden; 218 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
Reveal is a community cultural event that focuses on exploring the creative process behind works of visual art for the viewer. Two artists per event more...
   
 
MUSIC
THE WILD CHAMBER MUSIC PARTY
Crested Butte Music Festival
7:30pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
This will be a night to remember! Emily Ondracek-Peterson (violinist and CBMF Co-Artistic Director) is joined by a host of talented friends, more...



Monday, Jul 23
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
   
 
MUSIC
JASON BOLAND AND THE STRAGGLERS
5:30pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Red dirt country heroes Jason Boland and the Stragglers pen honky-tonk tunes as whip-smart as they are body-moving. His burnished, evocative baritone more...



Tuesday, Jul 24
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
ART WORKSHOPS FOR AGES 11 - 14: TAGS AND BAGS
Designed for Rising 6th - Rising 9th Graders
10:00am, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
Tags and Bags: Create Your Own Art Journals Are you a collector of all kinds of wonderful ephemera (bits and pieces of interesting, cast off more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
CREATIVITY & COCKTAILS
Spray and Splash with Spritzers!
4:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Each Tuesday this summer on the Center’s Outdoor Stage, a team of our talented instructors present a rotating series of classes similar to our more...
   
 
ALSO AT THE CENTER
PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
“HOW WORRIED SHOULD I BE? SEPARATING FACT FROM FE
7:00pm, Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte
Speaker: BRYAN CUNNINGHAM “HOW WORRIED SHOULD I BE? SEPARATING FACT FROM FEAR ON CYBERSECURITY”? Bryan Cunningham, a more...



Wednesday, Jul 25
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
Open Wheel Throwing Join a weekly three-hour session with instruction on the wheel. Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
   
 
CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
WINE & DINE
“Locavore’s Luncheon”
11:00am, Tassinong Farms
Wine and Dine: “Locavore’s Luncheon” In partnership with Tassinong Farms and Buckel Family Wines in CB South, join us for an more...
   
 
CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PINOT & VAN GOGH
Wine & Food Festival
3:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Spend an evening during the Wine & Food Festival tasting an array of wines while also following instructor and local artist, Mary Tuck, through more...
   
 
CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
FLIGHTS & BITES: "DESSERT FIRST"
8:00pm, Octopus Coffee
Flights & Bites: "Dessert First" Indulge in chocolates galore, and more! We’ll sample some of the finest chocolates, more...
   
 
MUSIC
GYPSY JAZZ GOES SOUTH: HOT CLUB IN LATIN AND SOUTH
Crested Butte Music Festival
8:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Gypsy Jazz often inspires visions of France, but we’re exploring what happens when the genre goes south. This performance brings the best Gypsy more...



Thursday, Jul 26
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
   
 
CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
PAIRING ADVENTURE:  “TASTINGS AMONGST THE CASTLES”
10:00am, Private Home in Gunnison
Pairing Adventure: “Tastings Amongst the Castles” Adventure into the wilderness on this guided, beginner’s horseback ride more...
   
 
CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
WINE AND DINE: “TASTES OF SPAIN”
11:00am, Django’s
Wine and Dine: “Tastes of Spain” Take your taste buds on a culinary trip to Spain with this luncheon from Chef Kate Ladoulis more...
   
 
CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
GUIDED TASTING:  “CHOCOLATE AND SPIRITS PAIRINGS”
2:00pm, The Dogwood
Guided Tasting: “Chocolate and Spirits Pairings” For this decadent tasting, we’ve paired Nutritionist-turned-Chocolatier Julie more...
   
 
CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
FLIGHTS AND BITES: “BOURBON AND BARBECUE”
2:30pm, The Depot
Flights and Bites: “Bourbon and Barbecue” Spend the afternoon savoring this timeless combination—bourbon whiskey tasting (by more...
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
WATERCOLOR AND WINE
Rocky Mountain Majesty
3:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Join local watercolor artist, Suzanne Pierson, for a step-by-step watercolor painting class during afternoon happy hour on the Center’s Outdoor more...



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