ARTIST OPENING: An artist reception for Katey Nelson was held at the Piper Gallery at the Center for the Arts on Friday, October 19.

Benchtalk: November 2, 2018

March Against hate in CB

B’nai Butte, along with several local Congregational Churches, will be participating in a Tree of Life Vigil and March Against Hate, to remember and memorialize the victims, this Thursday, November 1. This will take place at 6 p.m. at the Four-way (starting at the clock) in Crested Butte, followed by a march to Rainbow Park, where there will be a candlelight vigil. Participants will then say Kaddish. May their memory serve as a blessing. Any questions, please contact Leslie Elfenbein (on Behalf of the B’nai Butte Board) at 203-470-3942.

One of the signs of a new ski season

The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation’s annual Ski and Snowboard Swap is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 2-3 at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square Ballroom in Mt. Crested Butte. Friday night, November 2, the swap will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, November 3, the swap will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the purchase of new and used gear. Get psyched!

Opening Artist Reception at the Piper Gallery on Wednesday

Hungarian artist Marcus Goldson’s watercolor paintings and prints in “The Daumier of Budapest” express the vibrant absurdity of Budapest’s streets. Goldson’s technique of caricature has been described as an extrapolation of keen observation, and a kind of truth-on-steroids. Show runs November 5 to December 3 at the Piper Gallery. Everyone is invited to the reception on Wednesday, November 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Gallery Openings at the GAC on Friday

Two Gunnison Art Center art openings are happening this Friday. Attend a Western Colorado University Art Department B.F.A. Senior Student Exhibition on Friday, November 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Gunnison Arts Center’s Main Gallery. “Harmonious Discord,” printmaking by Zach Goering, is a visual creation influenced by music. Each piece has its own soundtrack that Goering listened to during the creation. While Goering’s work is cohesive but not completely registered, his work creates dissonance in the eye of the viewer. In the Upper Gallery on the same night, a show entitled “Wild Visions,” by nature photographer Arden Anderson, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Arden has a passion for wandering in the wild places of the planet. As a wildlife biologist, he tries to immerse himself in and understand different ecosystems and their inhabitants from the mountains of Colorado to the steaming jungles in the Amazon to the frozen tundras of Antarctica.

Give creatively this holiday season 

Call for Creatives: the Crested Butte Creative District invites registered Creatives to participate in the Winter 2018 Crested Butte Creates, Give Creatively Campaign. This campaign is designed and run to bring awareness to individuals and business who make up the Crested Butte Creative District and the diverse art, items, and services they create and make available to consumers who love Crested Butte. Please visit to learn more.


November 1- Elsa Watkins, Dave Hindes, Bryan Hawley, Rob Lindsey

November 2- Dylan Hartley, Tom Rossman, Jackson Petito, Joe Walowski, Cash Lamar

November 3- Susan Kerns, Cini Jackson

November 4- Keith Bauer, Cari Freeman, Torrey Carroll

November 5- Jean Keet

November 6- Lulu Nelson, Kami Garvey, Kris Murray, Doug Eagen

November 7- George Swigert, Tami Houston, Bob Gillie, Cassidy McDaniel, Alex Mundy


ARTIST OPENING: An artist reception for Katey Nelson was held at the Piper Gallery at the Center for the Arts on Friday, October 19.


SOUNDS OF AFRICA: The Enrichment Program hosted an African music & culture presentation for K-3 CBCS students by Musekiwa Chingodza, a visitor from Zimbabwe, on Thursday, October 25.


Matthew L. Hart and Suzannah M. Boaz were married on October 25. They were joined by family and friends at their favorite place to celebrate their special day.


Cameos: What would be your political campaign slogan if you were running for office?

Make winters great again…
David Wilkins
Send it, Larry!
Mel Yemma
Kay all the way!
Kay Peterson Cook
More pie for everyone.
Laura Puckett Daniels
No electric bikes on
non-motorized trails.
Donnie Cook

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