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Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado (May 15, 2018) — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier destination for art making and critical dialog in the contemporary art world, commissioned filmmaker/art collector Dennis Scholl to produce and direct six short films featuring interviews with world-renowned artists Doug Aitken, Diana Al-Hadid, Walead Beshty, Huma Bhabha, Wangechi Mutuand William J. O'Brien. Each interview was recorded on-site at the Ranch during the summer of 2017, and features artists who have close ties to Anderson Ranch Arts Center through their participation in its workshops, programs and events. The series will be released in a partnership between Anderson Ranch and Cultured Magazine.


The series, titled “Inside my Studio”, offers intimate insights into the studio practices of contemporary artists. Interviews are interwoven with footage of artists’ recent activations in the art world, such as Diana Al-Hadid’s Outside/Inside (2017), allowing viewers to understand their work in new and more meaningful ways. Each five to 10-minute film —created for the Anderson Ranch community of artists, students, and friends— dives into the nuts and bolts of these leading artists' studios, revealing everything from the music they listen to while they work to how they find inspiration and achieve success.


“Given the subject matter and insights provided in each video, the ‘Inside My Studio’ series has deep ties to Anderson Ranch’s mission. They promote art making, community and dialog in contemporary arts,” said Nancy Wilhelms, Executive Director of Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Wilhelms continued, “We’re proud to partner with Dennis, a longtime Ranch supporter, on this project and look forward to sharing his work with the world.”


"I've been involved with Anderson Ranch for more than a decade, and I’ve seen firsthand what a special place it is for learning and experimentation,” commented Scholl. “The pressure-free environment of the Ranch’s studios allows artists to learn new disciplines and delve deeper into their own fields of interests, and these films offer a look into that important creative process by showcasing the studio practices of some of the greatest artists of our time." 


 Support for “Inside My Studio” is generously provided by Lynda and Stewart Resnick.


Each video in the Inside My Studio series will be released weekly, both on the Cultured website and on the Anderson Ranch website.



Dennis Scholl is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a focus in arts and culture. His interview subjects include Robert Redford, Frank Gehry, Wynton Marsalis, Tracey Emin and Theaster Gates. He has won 11 National Academy of Television Arts and Science regional Emmys for documentaries about art and artists and is the executive producer of a dozen films with the Miami-based Borscht Film Collective, including six short films that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. He and his wife Debra received the National Service to the Arts award from Anderson Ranch Arts Center in 2014.



A destination for discovery, Cultured offers a distinct voice at the intersection of contemporary art, architecture, design and fashion. Cultured speaks to a discerning audience through its compelling interviews, luxurious features and innovative portraits of the personalities shaping the creative world today and is published five times a year. 



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 more than 140 workshops for aspiring, emerging and established artists in eight disciplines, including Photography & New Media, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, Furniture Design & Woodworking, Sculpture, Woodturning, Printmaking and Digital Fabrication as well as year-round public events and art auctions whose proceeds directly benefit Anderson Ranch educational programs. 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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