by erin lentz | May 6, 2010 | Lifestyle
"The Katz Meow: Early Works by Alex Katz" will be on display at the Casterline Goodman Gallery from June 23 to July 27.
It may be the heart of off-season, but June is right around the corner and promises an eventful kick-off to Aspen’s incredible summer season. Below, five must-attend events.
"Chuck Close: Self Portraits" and "Mariposa: Damien Hirst & Rubem Robierb:" Throughout June
The sleek 212 Gallery holds two noteworthy exhibitions throughout June, including “Chuck Close: Self Portraits,” which covers four decades of his work from a private collection, and “Mariposa: Damien Hirst & Rubem Robierb.” Located in the heart of downtown, this contemporary art gallery brings big city appeal to Aspen’s art scene. 525 E. Cooper Ave., 970-925-7117
JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience: June 19-July 7
JAS Aspen Snowmass enters a new era this summer, with a fresh name and festive lineups to reflect the ultimate musical “experience.” The June concerts serve as town’s bookend to summer, with headliners including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (June 19), Diana Krall (June 20), Steve Winwood (June 21), and Tony Bennett (June 28). 866-JAS-TIXX
32nd Annual Food & Wine Classic: June 20-22
Although full festival passes to this three-day epicurean extravaganza are sold out, three new “a la carte” events have been added to the dizzying lineup. The “Wonderland” dinner (June 21; $275) will be staged at the Sundeck atop Ajax, featuring celebrity chefs Grant Achatz, Richard Blais, Alex Stupak, and Jonathan Waxman, along with mixologist Dave Arnold. Host Gail Simmons will hold her Last Bite Dessert Party with pastry chef Johnny Iuzinni at the Hotel Jerome (June 20; $125), and the Celebrity Chef 5K Charity Run (June 20; $30 in advance, $40 on site) benefits the Grow for Good initiative.
“The Katz Meow: Early Works by Alex Katz:” June 23-July 27
The renowned Casterline Goodman Gallery is chock full of early summer events, including the opening of “The KATZ Meow: Early works by Alex Katz” exhibition. Specializing in post-war and contemporary art, the gallery shows original works by artists such as Carl Andre, Jim Dine, Willem de Kooning, Ed Ruscha, and more.
“It’s Not Just Steak and Kidney Pie! Works by contemporary British Artists: Peter Doig, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Michael Craig-Martin, Harland Miller, Sarah Morris, Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, and Marc Quinn:" June 27-August 31
Galerie Maximillian, which features a museum-worthy collection of modern and contemporary art, will exhibit “It’s Not Just Steak and Kidney Pie! Works by contemporary British Artists: Peter Doig, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Michael Craig-Martin, Harland Miller, Sarah Morris, Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, and Marc Quinn.” 602 East Cooper Ave., 970-925-6100