Telluride Festival of the Arts Announces Schedule of Events

Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), sponsors and organizers of the Telluride Festival of the Arts (TFA), announced today the complete TFA Schedule of Events, to take place August 14-16, 2009. Highlights of the schedule include culinary demonstrations by 2009 Top Chef New York winner Hosea Rosenberg, a free outdoor concert by Grammy® nominated artist Joan Osborne and an art show featuring 50 national and regionally recognized juried artists.

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Mountain Village, CO (PRWEB) July 8, 2009

Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), sponsors and organizers of the Telluride Festival of the Arts (TFA), announced today the complete TFA Schedule of Events, to take place August 14-16, 2009. Highlights of the schedule include culinary demonstrations by 2009 Top Chef New York winner Hosea Rosenberg, a free outdoor concert by Grammy® nominated artist Joan Osborne and an art show featuring 50 national and regionally recognized juried artists.

The signature celebration of the weekend is the Grand Tasting on Saturday, August 15, 2009 and held throughout the European-style Plazas of Mountain Village. The Grand Tasting event brings together top chefs and restaurants from Telluride, Mountain Village and southwest Colorado with world class wines and spirits and offers guests an evening of distinctive selection of dishes and desserts as they stroll through the center of Mountain Village.

Schedule of events

Friday, August 14, 2009

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Artist Meet & Eat: Ah Haa School and TCHA Progressive Breakfast Reception
The Telluride & Mountain Village art community welcome the 2009 TFA Visual Artists to a special reception hosted by the Ah Haa School for the Arts at their new location and the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities at the Stronghouse Studios.

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Visual Artist Exhibition
National and regionally recognized artists exhibit their work in 13 different media categories: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, metal-works, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Art of Pairing Peak Cuisine Luncheon
Chef Daniel Baldwin will present a gourmet lunch along with special wine pairings.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. From Dirt to Delicious: Sustainable Food & Wine by Steve Spitz
A food and wine demonstration, discussion and tasting with Steve Spitz and special winemaker.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. High Altitude Cocktails with a Southern Twist
Learn how to make creative specialty cocktails.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Joan Osborne Concert
Grammy® nominated and multi-platinum artist, Joan Osborne, graces the stage in Mountain Village for a free performance to celebrate the Arts Festival.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 'Celebrating the Arts' Celebrity Chef Dinner
The celebration will include a cocktail reception and a four-course dinner influenced by local Rocky Mountain ingredients featuring celebrity chefs Hosea Rosenberg, Top Chef New York Season 5 winner, Elise Wiggins, Jen Jasinski and Kenny Gilbert. Each course will be created and narrated by each Celebrity Chef and paired with harmonious wines and spirits. Special live auction of Michael Gadlin's featured artwork of the commemorative Festival poster.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Magical Mediterranean by Chef Jennifer Jasinski
An entertaining and interactive culinary demonstration by Chef Jen who's impressive restaurant credits include current owner and Executive Chef of Rioja and Bistro Vendome of Denver, CO with previous positions as sous chef at Postrio, San Francisco; cafe chef at Spago, Las Vegas; executive sous chef at Granita, Malibu; executive sous chef at Spago, Chicago; and corporate chef at Wolfgang Puck Food Company.

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Visual Arts Exhibition
National and regionally recognized artists exhibit their work in 13 different media categories: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, metal-works, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Luscious Lamb from Farm to Table by Chef Elise Wiggins
An entertaining and interactive culinary demonstration by Chef Elise, Executive Chef of Panzano in Denver. After Chef Elise took helm, Panzano was awarded 4 out of 4 stars and included in the Top 25 Restaurants in Denver by 5280 Magazine and the Zagat Guide.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Art of Pairing Onyx Cuisine Luncheon
Chef Kenny will present a gourmet lunch along with complimentary wine pairing at his restaurant, Onyx.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Art of Wine Seminar: Exploring Pinot
You love Pinot, but how well do you really know it? Join our panel of wine experts as we explore all of the mutations and clones of Pinot.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Colorado Peach Sensations by Chef Hosea Rosenberg
An entertaining and interactive culinary demonstration by Top Chef Season 5 winner, Chef Hosea. Notably, Hosea works closely with many of the local farmers and ranchers in Colorado and supports sustainable agriculture conservation by buying locally and organic whenever possible. The seafood he buys as Executive Chef of Jax Fish House in Boulder is sustainable and on "green" lists. In addition, Jax is PACE certified, on the Colorado Proud list, using 100% Wind Energy and practices composting, recycling and water conservation.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Shaken, Stirred and Everything in Between
Learn how to be your own Mixologist at this Spirit Workshop with Van Gogh Artist Series & Mixmaster, Moose Koons.

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Grand Tasting
The Festival's signature event! Enjoy the remarkable tastes of local restaurants, breweries, fine wineries and spirits for an evening of culinary and social celebration. Featuring Celebrity Chef Dueling Demo with Hosea Rosenberg and Elise Wiggins and more demos.

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Grand Tasting After-Party
The finale of the Grand Tasting evening. Enjoy a complimentary drink, while finishing off the evening in the plush Suede Bar of Telluride's newest creation, Capella Telluride.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visual Artist Exhibition
National and regionally recognized artists exhibit their work in 13 different media categories: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, metal-works, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Festival Brunch hosted by the Peaks Resort
Brunch will be served poolside at the Peaks Resort. Enjoy Bellinis and your favorite Bloody!

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The Fascination of Fungi by Chef Kenny Gilbert
An entertaining and interactive culinary demonstration by Chef Kenny, whose creations have garnered multiple awards from the country's top dining institutions.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Viking: Professional Performance in the Home by Chef Vaughn Hobbs
As Executive Chef for Kimball and Viking for the past 13 years, Chef Vaughn will walk you through their exquisite appliances and culinary products.

Ticket information

Ticket prices range from $550 to $250 per person with special early bird pricing from $525 to $225 per person for tickets purchased prior to July 15, 2009. Specific details on the events and activities included at each ticket level are available at http://www.telluridefest.com.

Aficionado All-Access:    Regular Price $550 Early Bird Price $525
Collector:        Regular Price $400 Early Bird Price $375
Curator:        Regular Price $250 Early Bird Price $225

A complete Schedule of Events with ticket prices and locations is available at http://www.telluridefest.com.

About Telluride Festival of the Arts
The Telluride Festival of the Arts (TFA) is annual weekend-long, culinary and visual arts event held in Mountain Village, Colo. TFA hosts nationally and regionally recognized chefs and artists from across the United States in a one-of-a-kind outdoor exhibition nestled in a box canyon surrounded by the majestic 13,000ft peaks of San Juan Mountains. For more information, visit http://www.telluridefest.com

About Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association
Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association ("TMVOA") is a membership organization serving property owners in Mountain Village, CO, with an ultimate goal of ensuring that Telluride Mountain Village is a highly sustainable and vital resort community. The funds collected by TMVOA from Real Estate Transfer Assessments and monthly member dues provide for and support affordable housing, assist with the creation of a stable work force, support regional transportation and create strategies to increase tourism. TMVOA also sponsors and presents numerous events in Mountain Village including Mountain Village winter activities, Telluride Gay Ski Week, Sunset Concert Series, Telluride Festival of the Arts and many more. For more information, please call (970) 369-7623 or visit http://www.tmvoa.org.

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