The Anderson Ranch Art Center outside Aspen is world-famous, which is why world-famous artists go there to support it. Its astounding, all the creative work thats done here, says Barbara Bloemink, who came on as the latest executive director just a few months ago. (She was formerly at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York.) The cultural and intellectual atmosphere is amazing, and the grounds are beautiful.
The auction is divided between a live event, with a preview in the Patton-Malott and Gartner Galleries, and a silent one, with a preview in the Wyly Painting Building.
Tonight, theres an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m.; the previews continue through Friday, August 13, with the auctions them-selves on August 14. Registration begins at 11 a.m. that day, followed by an outdoor lunch. The Anderson Ranch Art Center is at 5263 Owl Creek Road in Snowmass Village; for information, call 970-923-3181 or go to www.andersonranch.org.
Aug. 10-14, 2010