[click "Play", Gary Meyer reveals the 2010 Tributees]

Every year, since the event got off the ground in 1974, the Telluride Film Festival, known locally as The SHOW, has paid tribute to artists whose contributions resonate throughout the medium.

Thirty-seven years ago, the first tributees were Gloria Swanson, Francis Ford Coppola, and Leni Riefenstahl.

The list of Telluride Film Festival honored actors swelled over the years to include Jack Nicholson, Gerard Depardieu, Clint Eastwood, Isabelle Huppert, Jodie Foster, Klaus Kinski, Shirley MacLaine, Toni Collette, Daniel Day Lewis, and part-time local (she met her husband Marc Schauer, her V.I.P host, when she was honored in 2004), Laura Linney.

[click "Play", Gary Meyer talks about who's coming to town]

IMG_5469 Breaking news: The Telluride Film Festival features 3-D throughout the weekend, September 3 – September 6. But attendees may not need a big pair of red and green glasses to see the images. And they will not just be on the silver screen. They will be walking down the streets.

This weekend, critics, actors, directors, cinematographers, producers and distributors and buffs walk side or stand in line talking about films. Everyone shows up in Telluride because the event is regarded as a jewel among film festivals, sans hype or hoopla.
[click "Play" for Pamela Froman's conversation with Susan]

PamelaFroman_hdsht This week in Telluride, not all that glitters is on the silver screen. A trunk show at Dolce Jewels, September 2 – September 4, features Pamela Froman's fine jewelry collection of handmade, one-of-a -kind, limited edition pieces comprised of multiple colors of precious metals (22 karat gold or platinum) and rare natural stones.

Born and raised in New York by her mother,  the well-known sculptor and designer, Ann Froman, Pamela graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. She subsequently moved across the pond, settling in Paris, where she began her career designing jewelry for the top couturier salons, including Courreges, Cacharel, Carita, Guy Larouche, and Valentino.

[click "Play", Susan speaks to "Auntie Graffiti" (Jane Goren)]

Janegorencardhoriz-3 Think of Auntie Graffiti as Telluride's answer to Auntie Mame: madcap, irreverent, fun-loving, funny, and free-spirited. Her thing is traveling the world painting portraits on paper toilet seat covers, though, like Mame, she is a scandalizer, not a vandalizer.

Part-time Telluride local Auntie Graffiti has presented her bathroom art at renegade exhibitions in the toilets and WCs of renowned museums and galleries around the world. Now she returns to town with her offbeat body of work.

Sapsucker Studios, 299 South Spruce, opens the first exhibit of works by Auntie Graffiti September 2, 5 - 8 p.m., in conjunction with the Telluride Council for the Arts & Humanities' First Thursday Art Walk, a walkabout to show off Telluride's art scene, when local galleries, studios and retail shops stay open late until 8 p.m.

by Katie Singer

Due to their extraordinary community service through the years, Andrea Benda and  Dan & Green Garner have been selected as 2010 Outstanding Citizen.  The Telluride Foundation created its Outstanding Citizen award in 2003 to honor San Miguel County residents who make remarkable and unselfish contributions to the region.

“Andrea and Dan & Greer are exemplary citizens.  We simply could not choose between them," said Joanne Corzine-Brown, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Telluride Foundation. “Their years of great service to Telluride and Mountain Village have impacted so many lives.  We are proud to name them Outstanding Citizens."