CHEF INGE CHEATHAM COOKS UP A BITE OF HISTORY
A graduate of the Haushaltungsschule cooking school in Fürth, Germany, chef Inge Cheatham will demonstrate her cooking skills and knowledge of history as she prepares and plates the final first-class dinner served on the Titanic. Outfitted with period table settings, students will receive lessons on proper use of utensils. The menu will include creamed barley-whiskey soup, chicken Lyonaisse with hazelnut mousse stuffing, potato roesti, asparagus, and a dessert of strawberries marinated in Grand Marnier and Kirsch and served with Chantilly cream.
This delectable history lesson will be offered on Saturday, April 12 from 3-7 p.m. at 929 Sabeta Drive in Ridgway. Please register by April 7.
TAPPING INTO YOUR CREATIVE CENTER
Enjoy six weeks of creative writing classes by following author Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. The class will focus on discovering, recovering and utilizing your creativity. Cameron’s strategies and exercises will be emphasized, including heightening our sense of wonderment, as well as techniques for dealing with difficulties that can arise in the creative life.
The workshop, led by poet Beth Paulson, will take place every Monday, April 14 through May 19, from 1-3 p.m. at Ridgway Community Library, 300 Charles, Ridgway. Please register by April 5.
TASTE OF THAILAND
Learn to make meing giigai (cold Thai chicken salad), green curry chicken and shrimp pad Thai. Professional caterer and former director of the Cuisinart Test Kitchen Sara Sharpe will demonstrate how to create authentic Thai cuisine Wednesday, April 16 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast, 101 6th St., Ouray. Participants will watch as Sharpe prepares the food; then they will enjoy the meal and receive copies of all recipes. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine. Please register by April 12.
AUTHOR KENT NELSON TO SHARE WRITING SECRETS, STYLES
Want to learn the short story form from the best of the best? Kent Nelson, author of the award winning book The Land That Moves, The Land That Stands Still, will offer a day-long writing workshop Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Venue Roscoe Fox, 539 Main St., Ouray.
Nelson, author of four published novels and five short story collections, has also been featured in many American literary magazines, and his work has made several appearances in Best American Short Stories. Please register by April 17.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY
“The gift of time, free from daily obligations and distractions, is invaluable to the working artist.” Such is the dictum of artist in residency programs. However, the invaluable resource for working artists seems to be a mystery for the general public. That veil will lift as artist and Ridgway Gallery owner Meredith Nemirov talks about her five-week residency at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center this past winter. Nemirov will show slides and offer information about artist-in-residence programs nationally and internationally.
The lecture will take place Tuesday, April 22 from 7- 9 p.m. at the Ridgway Secondary School Library. Please register by April 19.
AWASH IN COLOR
Nemirov will offer a visual journey through the American watercolor movement, spanning the centuries from 1790 to the middle 1900s. This slide presentation and talk originally complemented an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1993.
The talk will take place at the Ridgway Secondary School Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Please register by April 26.