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New fellowship initiative providing recognition, support,
and mentored professional development for artists working
within a hundred-mile radius of the AAM culminates
with individual presentations, Thursday, May 16, 2019
ASPEN, COLORADO (May 1, 2019) — The inaugural year of the Aspen Art Museum’s Artist Fellowship program will culminate with four project presentations by participants Wewer Keohane, Michael Lorsung, Shannon Richardson, and Andrew Roberts-Gray on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 5–6:30 p.m., at the AAM.
With four awards given annually, the AAM Artist Fellowship provides recognition, support,and expansive mentored professional development for artists working in any medium living within a hundred-mile radius of the AAM. Fellows are given the unique opportunity to expand their studio practice through the use of the museum and its programmatic resources, meeting once a month over the course of nine months for opportunities ranging from contact with visiting artists and curators to presentations from AAM staff and studio visits with the Fellowship group. Each Fellow receives a $1,000 honorarium to help realize their project. The museum announced the first Artist Fellowship recipients October 12, 2018.
2019 Artist Fellows & Presentations
Wewer Keohane
Raised in Europe, Keohane holds PhDs in Creative Arts and Psychology. In 1981, Keohanemoved to Carbondale, CO, to pursue visual art among other interests relating to the fields of art and psychology. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum,New Orleans Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC,Brooklyn Library, New York, Musée L’Éventail, Paris, the Powers Art Center, Carbondale, CO,as well as in the collections of universities, corporations, and libraries. Keohane lives and works in Carbondale, and is the author of the book Artful Dreaming.
PROJECT: Embracing Mystery is a presentation accompanied by a handmade book and ceiling installation piece in which Keohane shares how she becomes open to ideas, synchronicities, influences, and change throughout her creative process. She will explain how this process has been encouraged by the AAM Fellowship.  
Michael Lorsung
Michael Lorsung is a trans-media artist who lives in Snowmass Village, CO, where he is the Coordinator for the Sculpture Studio at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Lorsung received his MFAin Ceramics and Sculpture from Ohio University in Athens, and has taught at both Louisiana State University and Ohio University, as well as abroad at the International Ceramic Studioin Kecskemét, Hungary. Lorsung has exhibited his work widely throughout the United States.
PROJECT: Lorsung will discuss his project, which uses technology and leverages the infrastructure of commerce to expose the humanity that underpins parts of our existence, especially in remote areas such as ours.
Shannon Richardson
Shannon Richardson earned her BFA from the Pacific NW College of Art as a nontraditional oil painter. She currently lives in Paonia, CO, where she has a working studio and gallery located above the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. Richardson’s dedication to her art has earned her numerous awards and grants, and her work has been both exhibited and collected widely throughout the United States.
PROJECT: Richardson will present a short video demonstrating her unique process of storytelling through the development of a large-scale oil painting created during her time as a fellowship recipient.
Andrew Roberts-Gray
A Carbondale, CO, resident, artist Andrew Roberts-Gray explores the manufacturing processes of computer CPUs as a guide in referencing a number of discreet yet expansive cultural traditions, including science fiction and the historical trajectory of the painted landscape. He has participated in art mentoring and collaborative endeavors with other artists, and is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, CO.
PROJECT: Roberts-Gray is presenting a twelve-minute multimedia art performance piece that features digital projections, dance, and music played by internationally acclaimed violinist Mintze Wu.
The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions international contemporary art. Our innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings actively engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture,and society.
Elmgreen & Dragset: It’s Never Too Late to Say Sorry, November 16, 2018–May 19, 2019; Zombies: Pay Attention!, December 21, 2018–May 12, 2019; Nina Katchadourian: Twitchers and Cheaters, January 12–June 16, 2019; Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is., January 12–June 9, 2019; Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave, March 9–June 16, 2019.
Walter Price: We pass like ships in the night, May 28–October 6, 2019; Etel Adnan: Each day is a whole world, May 28–October 6, 2019; Erika Verzutti: Venus Yogini, June 7–October 6, 2019; Oscar Tuazon: Fire Worship, June 7–December 1, 2019; Rashid Johnson, July 4–November 3, 2019; John Armleder, July 4–October 27, 2019
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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AAM ADMISSION IS FREE courtesy of Amy and John Phelan
Visit the AAM online: aspenartmuseum.org
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4th of July Parade Waiver


PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  


  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.


The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).


                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.


                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.


   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this



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