Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.
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Artist Reception: “Outliers” by Teri Havens
December 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmfree
Please join us Thursday, December 9th 5 – 7 pm at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte to celebrate at the gallery reception of Teri Havens’ “Outliers” in the Kinder Padon Gallery. For more information about Teri and her work visit terihavens.com ABOUT THE SERIES I’ve always had a thing for bars. The more marginal the better. I’m mostly drawn to rural or urban outliers – raw, dilapidated joints that evoke an earlier, grittier era. An authentic down-to-its-rotting-bones refuge where a hard-edged world is numbed and softened by alcohol and dim lighting. Defiant vestiges of the past, the bar always seems the last to go. After the grocery store, the lumberyard and the barbershop long ago surrendered to the future and shut their doors for the final time, the bar stayed on. Slumped alone on the edge of a discarded town, its neon spills out onto the asphalt and burns through the night. Inside, the beer is cold, and the jukebox stocked with George Jones and dirges from an irretrievable past. Outliers is an homage to the humble bar. Handcrafted palladium prints of simple, solitary structures shrouded in loneliness and isolation, yet miraculously, as if blessed by some divine patron, still open. The images are captured using either moonlight or ambient streetlight. The finished palladium print, a hybrid of modern digital technology and 19th century printmaking techniques, reflects the context of the antiquated buildings – still alive, but barely – within contemporary society.
Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!