December 2013 – January 2014

Dec
11
Wed
Holiday Pottery Sale Opening Reception @ CMC Aspen
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Holiday Pottery Sale Opening Reception

Holiday Pottery Sale flyer.Stop by and enjoy wine, snacks and holiday treats as you browse the sale and meet the artists!

Holiday Potter Sale

Thursday & Friday, December 12 & 13
10 am to 7 pm

The Pottery Club of Aspen will host its annual ceramics show and sale at the Aspen campus of Colorado Mountain College. Handmade ceramic ware, created by local artists including CMC faculty and students, will be available for purchase.
Selection includes mugs, casseroles, dinnerware, serving platters and sculptures.

Dec
12
Thu
‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ at CMC Dec. 5-14 @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Photo of actors Jaime Sklavos and David Collier performing in CMC Theatre's production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."

Actors Jaime Sklavos and David Collier perform “Wedding Vows” in CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Photo by Scot Gerdes.

The Off-Broadway surprise hit musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opens at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley Dec. 5.

The musical comedy revue, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, celebrates the complicated song and dance of couple-hood. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of dating, marriage, childrearing and finding love past 30.

CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is directed by Sue Lavin and with musical direction from Terry Lee. It features an ensemble cast of six, including four current CMC theater students. Performances are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7 p.m., with a matinee Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Tickets can be reserved now at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, and are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, staff and faculty.

Upcoming shows for the spring season are “Proof,” Feb. 7-9 and 13-16; and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” April 4-6 and 10-13.

Dec
13
Fri
‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ at CMC Dec. 5-14 @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Photo of actor Jaime Sklavos performing "A Stud and a Babe" in CMC Theatre's production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."

Actor Jaime Sklavos performs “A Stud and a Babe” in CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Photo by Scot Gerdes.

The Off-Broadway surprise hit musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opens at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley Dec. 5.

The musical comedy revue, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, celebrates the complicated song and dance of couple-hood. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of dating, marriage, childrearing and finding love past 30.

CMC Theatre’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is directed by Sue Lavin and with musical direction from Terry Lee. It features an ensemble cast of six, including four current CMC theater students. Performances are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7 p.m., with a matinee Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley.

Tickets can be reserved now at svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu or 947-8177, and are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, staff and faculty.

Upcoming shows for the spring season are “Proof,” Feb. 7-9 and 13-16; and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” April 4-6 and 10-13.

Dec
14
Sat
The Met Opera LIVE in HD – Falstaff by Verdi @ CMC in Breckenridge
Dec 14 @ 10:55 am

Falstaff

Please join us with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at the CMC Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium in Breckenridge 107 Denison Placer Road, Saturday at 10:55 am for Falstaff. Tickets are $10 for students, $16 for seniors and $20 for adults. For more information and to purchase tickets please follow the link below.
www.nromusic.com

Dec
19
Thu
Deep Trouble: Ocean impacts of Climate Change @ CMC - Breckenridge
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Last Chance on Earth to See a Dying Wonder

The spectacular Coral Reefs are victims of climate change. Some of the most amazing reefs have already disappeared.

Chuck Dayton a retired environmental lawyer sailed across the central Pacific Ocean this summer, visiting islands we dream of as paradise, only to be hit hard with the realization that we are one of the last generations who will experience the Earth as we now know it. Come listen to Chuck Dayton speak of his travels and discoveries of this precious ecosystem.

Jan
13
Mon
Spring Classes Begin @ all Colorado Mountain College campuses
Jan 13 all-day
Spring Classes Begin @ all Colorado Mountain College campuses

Spring semester classes begin today, January 13, at all Colorado Mountain College locations. Additionally, some classes and shorter workshops begin throughout the semester. Please browse the class schedule for complete details.

Jan
16
Thu
CMC Theatre brings ‘Amadeus’ to the Wheeler Opera House stage @ Wheeler Opera House
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
Photo of actors Nick Garay and Jaime Sklavos in "Amadeus."

Nick Garay as Amadeus and Jaime Sklavos as Constanze in Colorado Mountain College’s production of the Tony Award-winning play “Amadeus.” Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Set against a rich backdrop of Mozart’s greatest hits, an encore performance of the Tony Award-winning play “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer will run for two nights only at the Wheeler Opera House on Jan. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.

“Amadeus” won five Tony Awards, including Best Play, and the 1984 film earned 13 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Based on a fictionalized rivalry between court composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, “Amadeus” explores the links among genius, jealousy and madness.

A production of Colorado Mountain College’s theater program, the show ran Oct. 18-27 at CMC’s New Space Theatre on the Spring Valley campus. It generated so much community buzz that the college was prompted to take the show on the road. “The timing just worked out to bring it to the Wheeler,” said Brad Moore, adjunct theater instructor at the college.

Moore directs the production that features the first CMC theater graduate, Nick Garay, as Amadeus. Garay was last seen in Aspen this summer as Romeo in the Hudson Reed Ensemble’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Gary Ketzenbarger, director of the college’s theater program, portrays Salieri. The cast is rounded out by current CMC students and faculty, as well as recent graduates of the theater program.

Seats can be reserved at aspenshowtix.com or 920-5770. Tickets for “Amadeus” are $20.

Jan
17
Fri
J. Miller Bluegrass Band @ Rifle Campus Clough Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
J. Miller Bluegrass Band @ Rifle Campus Clough Auditorium | Rifle | Colorado | United States

The J. Miller Band will take to the stage of the Clough Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The concert, the final in a series coordinated by CMC ArtShare and sponsored by Chevron and Grand River Health, is free and open to the public. – See more at: eNews.coloradomtn.edu

 

Jan
22
Wed
Empty Hands, Open Arms @ CMC Breckenridge
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was astonished. How could the world accept the extinction of this majestic species, along with the rainforest they call home?

As he looked more closely, Béchard discovered that one relatively small NGO, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), has done more to save bonobos and their natural habitat than any number of far larger organizations. Based on extensive travels in the Congo and Rwanda, and hundreds of hours of interviews with conservationists all over the world, this book explores how BCI has been so successful, offering in the process a truly postcolonial model of conservation.

For a quick explanation of Deni’s account and point of view, check out this short video:

Jan
29
Wed
Summit Community Forum on Amendment 64 @ CMC Breckenridge Auditorium
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Get the facts on Amendment 64 from community experts on ski hill policy, renting, student expectations, and how local law enforcement are handling everything in a community discussion hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Healthy Futures Initiative!
Please note: This will be a discussion on Amendment 64 and what that means for our community members.

This will not be a legalization debate

The forum will include:
* Appetizers
* Question and Answer Session
* Hand outs of community resources
* Giveaways and Door Prizes