2007-2008 Alpine Enrichment Program

Program Coordinator: Kimberly Wilkerson
970-870-4422
kwilkerson@coloradomtn.edu

The Alpine Enrichment Program (AEP) was established to offer the community and campus opportunities to enhance knowledge, spark interest, increase awareness and provide a forum for discussion on a wide variety of topics in a seminar format.

All events are :

  • free, unless otherwise specified;
  • open to the campus and the community.

current program

The RiftersNovember 15, 2007
The Rifters
7:30 at the Art Depot
The Rifters are at home at a barn dance with the hay and the horses, in a mountain town bar or honky-tonk, or on a festival or concert stage. Their choice of moving and powerful material, both original and by others, their impeccable musicianship, and their strong three and four part vocal arrangements combine to make The Rifters a crowd-pleasing musical experience. To order tickets call: “All That Jazz” music store, 970-879-4422
. Adults $15.00, Students $10.00. View pictures from the show!

Jimmy WestlakeDecember 4, 2007
Jimmy Westlake: Are We Alone?
7:30 at the CMC Alpine Campus, Bogue 300
Are we alone?  Is ours the only planet in the universe teeming with life?  Are there other intelligent beings out there just waiting tocommunicate with us?  In 1960, Dr. Frank Drake hypothesized the seven factors that would determine the number of communicating civilizations that could exist in our galaxy.  Three of the factors are astronomical in nature, two are biological, and two are sociological.  Together, they form the famous Drake Equation.  In this fascinating program, CMC astronomy professor Jimmy Westlake will explore each of these seven factors in an effort to determine if, indeed, we are alone.  Telescope observing will follow the indoor program, weather permitting. Free

December 22, 2007
Handel’s Messiah
2:00 at the Christian Center
Colorado Mountain College, in collaboration with the Steamboat Springs Orchestra, Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs Art Council, and the Steamboat Springs Community Choir present Handle’s Messiah.  Adults $10.00, Students $5.00. To order tickets call: “All That Jazz” music store, 970-879-4422. Watch a video of the choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus, (courtesy of the Steamboat Pilot & Today).

December 22, 2007
Handel’s Messiah
7:30 at the Christian Center
Colorado Mountain College, in collaboration with the Steamboat Springs Orchestra, Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs Art Council, and the Steamboat Springs Community Choir present Handle’s Messiah.  Adults $10.00, Students $5.00. To order tickets call: “All That Jazz” music store, 970-879-4422.

December 23, 2007
Handel’s Messiah
2:00 at the Christian Center
Colorado Mountain College, in collaboration with the Steamboat Springs Orchestra, Emerald City Opera, Steamboat Springs Art Council, and the Steamboat Springs Community Choir present Handle’s Messiah.  Adults $10.00, Students $5.00. To order tickets call: “All That Jazz” music store, 970-879-4422.

Johannes BrahmsJanuary 24, 2008
Opus 40
7:30 at the Art Depot
Featuring Johannes Brahms’ great horn trio in an alpine program featuring music inspired by the great outdoors. Violinist Jennifer Memolo, hornist John Aubrey and pianist Debra Ayers bring laughter and new insights to their programs; no stuffy concert setting allowed! To order tickets call: “All That Jazz” music store, 970-879-4422

ZenFebruary 22, 2008
Dai Kato: Zen
7:30 at the CMC Alpine Campus, Bristol 204
This seminar will introduce you to the basic concept of the Zen philosophy. Dai will show the video, The Zen Mind, to understand Japanese Zen from western perspectives. He will then give an overview of Buddhism, the history of Zen, and American Zen Buddhism in modern society.  Discussion and time to ask questions will follow.Free

Mike Close's work
March 10-17
International Artist
Michael Close
Abstract Painting

Artist Demonstration on March 12 at 4:00pm in Monson 201 on the Alpine Campus.  Artists Reception in the Alpine Campus Library on March 13 at 7:00pm

Alpine Campus Library
Viewing Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00-9:00, Friday 9:00-5:00, Saturday 12:00-5:00, Sunday 1:00-9:00


Michael Close (1954) was born and raised in cosmopolitan Toronto. He completed his art education at the Ontario College of Art and Design, one of Canada's oldest and most influential art schools.Mike Close


Michael Close has had many solo and group art exhibitions around the world. He is by nature a humanist who is fundamentally concernedwith the concept of freedom and its expression through the creative process.

His use of expressionistic faces is reflective of a universal language which transcends the limitations of race and ethnicity in order to communicate to others the ideal of freedom.

Yamp RiverMarch 12, 2008
Jim Pokrandt presents Water Issues
6:30 at the CMC Alpine Campus, Bogue 300
The Colorado River District Water Issues Workshop is a chance for people to learn about basic water law and the many water supply questions that swirl around the Yampa, the Colorado and the Arid West. This is a non-intimidating time for those who always wondered why there’s such a fuss about water. Questions are encouraged. Free

March 20
Soprano Robin Follman and Tennor Mark Thomsen
7:30 at the Art Depot
From tours with Andrea Bocceli and Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion and first opera to the Rockies of Colorado, Robin & Mark are not to be missed! To order tickets call: “All That Jazz” music store, 970-879-4422.

Jupiter-VestaApril 9, 2008
Jimmy Westlake: Shooting the Stars
7:30 at the CMC Alpine Campus, Bogue 300
Have you ever wished that you could aim your camera skyward and take beautiful pictures of the stars, moon, and planets?  In this program, CMC’s own astronomy professor, Jimmy Westlake, shares his secrets for shooting award-winning portraits of the heavens and shows how you, too, can take amazing celestial photos with nothing more than your camera and a tripod.  Prof. Westlake also demonstrates how to shoot the stars by attaching your camera to a telescope.  Hosted by the CMC SKY Club (CMC’s student astronomy club), “Shooting the Stars” is magnificently illustrated with lots of spectacular images taken by Prof. Westlake.  Door prizes will be given! Telescope observing will follow the indoor program,  weather permitting. Free

art workApril 26, 2008 - Opening Reception 5:00-7:00pm
Colorado Mountain College Student and Faculty Art Exhibit: Tuesday, April 22 through Sunday, May 4 at the Art Depot