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Anderson Ranch Arts Center Announces Summer Series Lineup

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A highlight of Anderson Ranch’s summer season, the Summer Series hosts world-renowned artists and key figures in the art world who visit the Ranch to present and discuss their work with students, faculty, patrons and the public.
2019 Summer Series to Run July 3-August 15
Aspen/Snowmass, CO (May 14, 2019) — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art-making destination and a catalyst for critical dialog in the contemporary art world, announces this year’s Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations with acclaimed artists Sanford Biggers, Paul McCarthy, Taryn Simon, collector and curatorBeth Rudin DeWoody, Elliott Hundley and Lari Pittman. The series will present these artists in conversation with top art world professionals from across the country including Helen Molesworth, Kate Fowle and Maynard Monrow. The Summer Series will also feature Extraordinary Leadership Award Honoree Doug Casebeer in conversation with Brad Miller and Service to the Arts Award Honoree Sarah Arison in conversation with Anne Pasternak.
“What a thrill it is to have these artists and art world influencers join us for our Summer Series: Featured Artists and Conversations program,” said Peter Waanders, President and CEO of Anderson Ranch. “These amazing talents enjoy coming to the Ranch to engage in conversation with our community because they believe in our mission to enrich lives through art, inspiration and community. They love coming to this special place because it is both meaningful and fun. We are excited to host them. It’s going to be a great summer!”
2019 Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations Schedule
Reservations required. All events take place in Schermer Meeting Hall on Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s campus, located at 5263 Owl Creek Road, Snowmass Village, CO, 81615. For reservations, visit andersonranch.org. Online registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, May 29.                    
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 12:30PM                 Sanford Biggers in conversation with Helen Molesworth (Curator-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center)
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 12:30PM               Paul McCarthy
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 5PM                        2019 Extraordinary Leadership Honoree – Doug Casebeer in conversation with Brad Miller (Executive Director of Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 1984-1992)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 12:30PM           2019 International Artist Honoree – Nick Cave
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 12:30PM               2019 Service to the Arts Honoree Sarah Arison in conversation with Anne Pasternak (Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of Brooklyn Museum)
THURSDAY, JULY 25, 12:30PM               Taryn Simon in conversation with Kate Fowle (Director-at-Large at Independent Curators International)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 12:30PM           Beth Rudin DeWoody in conversation with Maynard Monrow (Co-curator, The Bunker Art Space)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 12:30PM           Elliott Hundley
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 12:30PM          Lari Pittman
The annual series features some of the most influential artists of our time, explores the work of world-renowned creators and curators, and hosts conversations with today’s most significant critics and collectors in both lecture and Q&A formats. Past artist participants have included Ai Weiwei (2018), Doug Aitken (2017), The Haas Brothers (2016), Frank Stella (2015), Theaster Gates (2014) and Marina Abramović (2013).
The Summer Series is supported by Toby Devan Lewis, Oolite Arts and the Ranch’s National Council sponsors. It is part of a full slate of creative public programming at Anderson Ranch throughout the year. Registration information can be found at www.andersonranch.org.
Founded in 1966, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination in America for art making and critical dialog, bringing together aspiring and internationally renowned artists to discuss and further their work in a stimulating environment. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, the Ranch hosts extensive workshops for aspiring, emerging, established artists, children and teenagers in eight disciplines, including Photography & New Media, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, Furniture Design & Woodworking, Sculpture, Woodturning, Printmaking and Digital Fabrication. In addition to the Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations, the Ranch hosts engaging events throughout the year including: the Recognition Dinner, held in honor of Anderson Ranch’s International Artist Award and Service to the Arts Award honorees; the Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic, a thirty-nine-year-old tradition which features works of local, national and international artists; and a year-round Artists-in-Residence Program, fostering artistic growth for emerging and established visual artists. For more than 50 years, Anderson Ranch Arts Center has been working to enrich lives with art, inspiration and community. Learn more at www.andersonranch.org or 970/923.3181.
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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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