Twenty(by)Telluride: Mountainfilm Edition
Presenters are challenged to share what makes them tick—their inspiration, creative process, passions, muse. Each presenter has exactly 20 slides and each slide is shown for exactly 20 seconds, challenging everyone to be precise. Each presentation is about six- and-a- half minutes long, and there are generally five presenters in an evening.
The whole event is less than an hour and really fun.
HERE’S THE MATH:
x 20 seconds each
x a few great minds
In 2015, Twenty(by)Telluride continues to profile the creative people involved with some of the great local institutions that make Telluride a thriving, world-class Arts District. The event on Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 at the historic Sheridan Bar showcases some of the creative talent you will meet this coming weekend at Telluride Mountainfilm.
Ben Ayers has lived and worked in Nepal since the late 1990s. In 1999, he founded Porters’ Progress, an organization dedicated to improving working conditions for mountaineering workers. In 2006, Ayers joined dZi Foundation, Mountainfilm’s 2015 nonprofit partner. With dZi, Ayers has executed an innovative model for empowerment and poverty alleviation in some of the most remote villages in Nepal. Ayers is a product ambassador for Marmot and a dedicated climber and mountain biker.
Craig Childs is a writer who focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and remarkable journeys into the wilderness. He has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books on nature, science, and adventure. He is a commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Outside, Orion, and High Country News. His subjects range from pre-Columbian archaeology,U.S. border issues to the last free-flowing rivers of Tibet and Patagonia.
Vermont-born Emilie Lee is a painter based in New York City. After earning a degree in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, she spent four years as a nomadic rock climber, exploring the wilderness areas of the American West. During that time, her writing, artwork and animation were featured in outdoor adventure publications including Alpinist Magazine, the Patagonia catalog and Rock and Ice. Lee’s latest project took her to the northern great plains in Montana to study the American Prairie Reserve, a unique effort to create the largest conservation area in the continental United States. Lee’s work builds upon the historic collaboration between the Hudson River School painters and the early American conservation movement by embracing the role of the artist as explorer, scientist, and chronicler of the natural world.
Geneva grew up in Seattle, Washington and graduated from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a degree in Athletic Medicine. A college spring break trip to Telluride in 2008 encouraged her to push off grad school and live the ski bum life for a few seasons. That was five years ago. After a few years of bartending and teaching climbing to local kids, she started helping out at one of the local dispensaries. She is currently the General Manager of Telluride’s first dispensary – Alpine Wellness, and she recently got engaged! She loves Telluride and all the people and opportunities it has to offer.
Jedidiah Jenkins quit his job and spent sixteen months riding his bicycle from Oregon to the southern tip of South America. He is a former attorney, worked for years with Invisible Children, and is now a full-time writer.
See you there!
Visit www.telluridearts.org for more information.
Telluride Arts is Telluride’s Community Arts Organization, supporting the arts and artists since 1971. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts in the Telluride Arts District. For more information please find us 970728-3930. Telluride Arts.org, or on Facebook, Twitter or at the Telluride Arts Offices located in the Stronghouse at 283 South Fir Street in Telluride.
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